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Old 06-17-2016   #1
 
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What is what in Big Drop 2?

I just went through big drop two for the second time. A few days ago it was at 45,000. I can look at the rapid and know what to avoid however I would like to know where the infamous named features are. I know where little niagra is, however I don't know which hole is satan's gut or the claw. I am wondering if anybody has a diagram of the rapid and where each obstacle is. I also heard of a big drop 2.5???

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2.5 is the claw and its in the left-center of the channel. It is the really nasty huge hole that you want nothing to do with. The correct line to the right has the tailwaves, which are also huge but rarely boat flippers.

Little Niagara is river right at the top of the rapid. On the left maybe 10-15 ft downriver of Niagara is the Ledge Wave. You cut left to right after you pass Marker Rock. If you don't keep pulling right after you clear the Ledge Wave, the current pushes you into The Claw

Satans gut is the left side of BD3. On the right is Frogs hole
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Way cool! My buddies went into the hole on the left side of 3 sideways! So they pulled of satans gut sideways!

Could somebody take a photo of the drops off the internet and write in the names and locations of all features????
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If you do the work and put up a picture of the rapids and number the features you want to know, ill name them for you. The description above is pretty good though and should make sense if you were just in there a few days ago. All the features are in FULL effect at 45k. BD 2.5 is more definable at lower flows. at 45k 2, 2.5 and 3are really one rapid at 45k.
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Great! I will find photos tomorrow
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Will this photo suffice?

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This is how I know it. Feel free to add or modify.
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Great! Thank you
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