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Old 03-15-2011   #1
 
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Rafting Safety Video, Very Helpful

I've been getting excited about the upcoming season so I thought I'd review some important safety information.


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I want to use this at the rafting company instead of giving a safety speach.
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that is the awesome.

So maybe a waterproof iPad....and never have to give the talk again....
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I feel like I'll survive the coming season with all of this important safety information committed to memory. The catchy soundtrack and cutting edge graphics held me in rapt attention the whole time.
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I mean, it's actually a textbook safety talk, especially the part about what to do if you go over the falls.
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ha this was funny. One question though is I thought it was better to get to shore and not just float in the river? Is that for guided trips or or still the rule for everyone?
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To be fair, yes it was a good orientation talk - the video was a hoot though.

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One question though is I thought it was better to get to shore and not just float in the river? Is that for guided trips or or still the rule for everyone?
Very good observation - you've spotted the difference between privates and guided trips. The distinction is that guided trips are usually on a tight schedule so for them its better to stay in the water and get flushed along until you can be pulled back into the boat with minimal delay. For private trips you want to swim to shore, then you can hike down to where your boat finally landed and everyone can stand around having a beer and laugh about how you got chundered in that hole, the look on your face when you finally came back up, etc.
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Ok great thanks for clearing that up Andy
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I for one deffinately emphasize swimming your ass off to my customers. and would do the same if I didnt have to hold on to the damn raft
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I've observed that as a gaper customer, it's usually easier to NOT take the one or two strokes required to clear an eddy line, and instead just stay in the moving current in hopes of swimming the next sick rapid. SWEET!
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