Technically, you don't have to "run" with the OD's to be a Demshitz, from the Demshitz site:I never throw a Brown Claw, but who cares. People act like he got in a fight with the winner, or got caught using performance enhancing drugs. The Outside online article was ridiculous. They could have just said it was something some pro boaters in the world do when they run hard whitewater. I say if he runs with the Demshitz crew he was fine doing it. If not he is just like every other person that throws that up, and has no tie to the crew that started it.