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Old 12-14-2017   #1
 
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Gore Canyon pics 1260cfs

Pics from gopro footage.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rU...sUdsLS1DouY4II

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Old 12-15-2017   #2
 
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Cool. Looks like the most mild sections of that are about as crazy as the biggest rapids I've done... I've only done class 3.

In some of the pictures it looks like you are approaching some bigger drops kind of sideways. Why is that?
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Old 12-15-2017   #3
 
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Gore's individual features are not unusual except for their sequence to each other. The common school of thought in whitewater is hit it straight, but the basis of this is that a wider surface of the boat obviously gets stopped easier by waves. The other basis of this idea is that a longer lever is harder to flip than a shorter one. Both true. But Gore has features bigger than those ideas. The only thing that matters in Gore is not getting stopped, and to do so, you must be in the exiting current of holes. More important to be there than to be straight. As you will not see in my footage due to not turning the gopro on, in Tunnel Falls, many people enter the drop at 45 to 60 degrees left downstream. The reason is that the hole is driven in a sideways direction by water droping in off the left wall. The hole is virtually aligned along the axis of the river. So people aim at the left wall, hoping that is water will eject them before the stoppage. They slalom around the hole. Also, the left angle is proactive to the inevitable right twist coming on impact at the bottom.

Yeah, just like an old professor. Hey man, have fun.
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