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Old 07-18-2013   #1
 
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Russian Rafting

I suppose this is the proper "NEW" forum to post this in.


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That's like class I rapids in Russia, right?
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That was rowdy.

It kind of reminds me of skiers who huck their meat of huge cliffs without ever really intending to land the jump fluidly, rather than someone like Seth Morrison who will lang huge drops fluidly and in control.
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всегда существует способ!
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...and we were worried about USSR taking over?
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The ingenuity of the former ussr river runners is unsurpassed by anyone. Tough dudes (and some ladies) over there.
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Russia has a ton of class 4-5 big rivers, the problem is getting there. These guys travel by helicopter and 4wd for days to get to the put in.

The original video is of the team from Moscow, the river they are running is in Kirgystan, which is ~1,000 miles away.
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I was waiting for the resident Russian to chime in! Have you visited Kirgystan or any of the other beasts in the homeland? Or did you pick up water sports in the states?
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And the logistics of a trip like that is probably insane!
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I was waiting for the resident Russian to chime in! Have you visited Kirgystan or any of the other beasts in the homeland? Or did you pick up water sports in the states?
Picked it up here, where I am from there were no mountains or whitewater

I am glad the sport is picking up over there. Russians might not have brains, but they sure have guts and vodka. Put those together and anything is runnable. More vodka and bigger pfds will do the trick!
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