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Old 10-31-2011   #1
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Just another WW video

Ran WW last weekend. Thought I'd make another WW video with full footage of all rapids and rapid entrance for all of them as I have learned. Hopefully it would help new boaters on Westwater.

Flow was 5,100 cfs. Skull was huge at this level, I didn't get the footage of it.

No carnage, almost clean runs on everything. It was cold though! brrr



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Good times.
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nice video alex. it was a great weekend.
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Thanks for useful vid.

What was your reasoning for your line through sock it too me? I'm still trying to figure that rapid out. I flipped my last time (which was my first time) through at about the same level.
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that was a smooth line through SITM. I always push hard as hell through the meat. Never seen someone backpaddle into the lateral. nice
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End of the season.......say it ain't so
Thanks for the great videos Alex.

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Thanks for useful vid.

What was your reasoning for your line through sock it too me? I'm still trying to figure that rapid out. I flipped my last time (which was my first time) through at about the same level.
There are as many approaches to the SITM as boaters you talk to! Everyone has their own lines. I only know of two defined lines. One is the line I took, where you approach it down the right current, meet the first left wave and then turn and bump the big right lateral.

Another approach is to approach the SITM on the very left, right by the rock on the left start pushing forward as hard as you can and if you time it right you should get on top of the river right lateral before the hole.

Whatever works for you and keeps your black side down.

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Nice vid, other than the reminder that there are less than 3 minutes of actual whitewater in all of the Canyon proper.

Obviously your SITM line worked fine, but I do not endorse back rowing into features like this. Momentum is your friend.
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Dave you are right on both points. Westwater can be summarized in 3 minutes video! Granted, I did trimmed out a lot of smaller waves. And if we had any mishaps I am sure my video would have been longer to show all the chaos.

Ya I never have nailed SITM line yet, keep trying different approaches. Every time I seem to make it over the top still... I am sure one of these days I will get spanked.

And you are absolutely right about forward stroke, not sure why I pulled back, maybe to turn the boat faster to meet the right lateral...I guess it was a reflex. I advice all the newer boatmen to always push into the waves instead of pull. I guess I better follow my own advice.

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Thanks for sharing. You elected to not attempt a visit to the RoD? It looked like you took a couple backstrokes as if you were thinking about it...
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