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Old 07-09-2010   #1
 
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Squirt Boating? Is holding your breath really that fun?

Cause I highly suspect that it's not.

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Squirt boating is all about mystery!

Not meant for surface dwellers!
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I was a Division I swimmer.

Holding your breath is fun.

I bet without even trying you could hold your breath for 60 seconds, most people can. It is all mental.

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Squirt boating is all about mystery!

Not meant for surface dwellers!

I have no idea what that means, but from your profile pic, I guess it makes sense...
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thats a sick video
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Never done it...but, from talking with some squirt boating friends, it sounds pretty bad ass given the right river environment. They talk about being able to hold themselves under water on eddylines watching the surface boaters go by, running underwater currents, etc. Not really any good spots in Rado...but I can definitely see the appeal.
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I have no idea what that means, but from your profile pic, I guess it makes sense...
When you mystery move, you submerge out of site and reappear downstream. When done on an eddyline, you are more in control on how long you stay under. When done in large holes on the river, there is no telling where you will re-appear. I have run Pine Creek in my 28 gal squirt boat and I ran straight into the dreaded moon-pie hole. No fear, instead of being stuck, I was just sucked down where the underflow just sent me downstream. I rocket moved back to the surface some 40+ feet below the hole.

Squirt boats are inherently slow. They tend to have a maximum speed, above which, they will begin to submerge. Hence, no surface dwelling!

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"Squirt boats are inherently slow. They tend to have a maximum speed, above which, they will begin to submerge. Hence, no surface dwelling!"

Noooo.... a 10' long glass boat "inherently slow"?!?! There are a lot of dynamics at work in a squirt design but one of them isn't submersion due to speed... Surfing big slow green waves in a squirt boat (possible because of its hull speed) is a treat that a lot of today's boaters don't even know they're missing.

We do agree that squirt boating is cool though.

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Yeah thats a cool video but not a good example of holding your breath! They used multiple shots/dives and they actually apologized for making it seem like he went to the bottom.
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Holding your breath is fun it's the cramming your feet into the boat and dealing with the pain that in that much fun
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