I want to thank all of the boaters who didn't jump to conclusions about us. We are the "gnar tubers" that you have been talking about. To get the record stright, we ALWAYS use safety equipment and scout more often than not. (We did NOT run rigo without a life jacket, but you're right, we do wear goggles.) We are NOT your Joe-six-pack-sunday-afternoon-tubers. For all of you naysayers, whats your beef? Just because we don't spend big $$$$ on kayaks does not mean that we lack knowledge about whitewater. This is our third season of Whitewater Tubing and the first season doing class V water. So far this season we've hit some great runs and have as a group only suffered one minor injury. Sure we get thrown and have pop back on but this is to tubing as rolling is to kayaking. All we ask is that you keep an open mind and share the river. We appreciate everyone who has been supportive of our efforts...(even if you only support us to see us fail.) Thanks for uderstanding.