So many of you who have been around the block have had the opportunity to run into some exceptional rafters & catarafters. People who may have influenced you, and who may be knowledgeable, skilled, and graceful, as they manipulate their crafts down river. They may be so good, you just have to watch. The type of person who makes it look easy, they take minimal strokes, they can read the river and seem to know exactly what to do and are always pretty confident - perhaps their sense of calm is a bit uncanny - unnerving for you. Maybe you've been along for the ride? Or just seen them and heard about them?