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Old 08-21-2012   #1
 
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Skirt implosion?

I think he needs a... um... better skirt seal?


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that boat caught some serious air.
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Crazy. We need one of Mountainbuzz's resident physicists to explain what just happened there.
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Buoyancy, thats the short answer at least. Clearly went deep, when he was sucked out probably less than 1/2 his boat filled with water and then it shot out of there like it was its job. The deeper the kayak goes before the skirt implosion, the larger the bouyant force pushing towards the surface on the boat will be. Part of him swimming could possibly be a result of his momentum still taking him a bit deeper and the boat accelerating toward the surface causing him to somersault out.

Pretty much like this video, minus the guy staying in the boat.


Or, I'm all wrong, wouldn't be the first time. I do push rubber after all.
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I am pretty sure that the skirt stayed on the boat during this event... based in the height and distance that the boat traveled
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It's one of the more impressive finales I've seen. I'll bet only a Stomper could do that. Hard to tell in the video, but that was my thought as well - skirt must have stayed on boat, boater got pulled out of skirt.
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What I like most is you watch it expecting a broken paddle or some other kind of beat down or maybe even a marginally clean landing then "squirt" there goes the boat!
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ya i think the skirt defiantly stayed on
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Old 08-21-2012   #9
 
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I agree. I stopped it and you can def. see the skirt. Awesome paddler extraction through the skirt. What a trip that must have been.
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No. His skirt stayed on his body the entire time. There is no skirt on the boat when it pops out of the boil. He said he didn't even feel it.
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