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11/13/2015 at 11:30 am #3669CJW4DParticipant
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Had a chance to get back on the Cheaoh River last Saturday; After a few laps, I found myself hoovering above the lip of Bear Creek Falls left side. After scouting over my shoulder at the landing zone on the Left Line Vertical drop, I caught a glimpse of the ‘hero-line” that cuts back behind the usual schmear rock at the entrance to BearCreek’s Center Right Line.
I thought to myself that there would be no better time for me to try the sketchy move than in my brothers brand spankin new mamba 🙂
I entered with confidence, but as soon as I approached the area behind the rock, I thought I was in for a bad time. The seam that runs back towards the vertical drop landing zone was far bigger than I expected. I pulled a desperate mega boof to try to clear the seam, and fortunately was able to dry out on a center rock…
From there, I took one glimpse over my shoulder and saw the nasty little crevace of doom calling my name and decided there was NO WAY in hell I was going to let my boat slip any further backwards…
Pulled myself up on the rock and had to do the Launch of Shame into the pool below.
11/13/2015 at 12:25 pm #3670DaggerDanParticipant
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Awesome clip Chris. I always love seeing your videos pop up in my subscriptions.
11/16/2015 at 8:06 pm #3684John TansilParticipant
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Chris — I really liked your video also. I admire paddlers who are willing to showcase the bad with the good. I don’t think your line was as much a “fail” as a minor miscalculation.
I liked your audience too, i.e. the group of gremlins lurking upstream in the dark eddy on river left. It’s important to make eye contact with those folks for traffic control … 2 boats can’t occupy the same space at same time 🙂
Keep em coming!
11/17/2015 at 8:36 am #3687DaveParticipant
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Thanks for sharing. I watched some of your other videos too and you’re really given it hell! Keep em coming.
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