The Payette has more padding.
I've never been there anything near flood however. I think you could practice big water hole punching and hole escapes and all that, but those rapids seem longer. Look how long it runs after he gets caught in that pour over and makes it out. It would have been an epic swim in the middle of nowhere if he hadn't punched out. Would love to here his story and if it flushed him or he just found the right paddle stroke. Imagine how tired you would be after that hole ride and then have to finish that rapid. Simply awesome stuff!