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Phil Miller’s Epic – Classic Foot Entrapment

I wanted to take a week before I wrote this, to gain some perspective, but last Saturday I barely survived a classic leg entrapment on my local run, my comfort river, on a Grade 3+ feature. Here is what happened.

Phil Miller's Epic - Classic Foot Entrapment

I’ve been paddling white water for 6 years and intensely for the last 4. I’m competent and confident and I’ve probably run that feature 200 times, and I haven’t swum it in over a year. It’s not a feature that I’m nervous about – it’s an everyday feature of the river for me and last Saturday I had run it 4 times before the entrapment happened on the 5th.

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I Hate Trees

I hate trees. Most of my river swims have been a result of a close encounter with a tree strung across the river.

I Hate Trees

Sam Ellis hooked up with a tree a couple of days back on the Lower Vent. This was a lucky escape.

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Pin And Rescue

It is never a good thing when someone gets pinned. However if it works out well and others can learn from the experience then all is good.

Pin And Rescue

This GoPro edit by Josh Arntzen from the Green River Narrows shows how powerful water can be and how quickly you can get pinned.

What would you do in this situation? Leave a comment below.

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French Beater

French Beater

Sometimes things just don’t go the way you want them to. Five years worth of beaterings.

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Pig Rig

The Pig Rig is a quick alternative to creating a Z Drag system without the need for loads of pulleys and other associated equipment.

Pig Rig
Pig Rig

This video from Palm Equipment sees Jake Holland take us through the Pig Rig setup.

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Carnage In The Rockies

A great edit of some serious mistakes/carnage from Aeon Russo!

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When your trying to charge as much Class V in three weeks as you can, shit happens. Heres to the next booty beer! Continue reading

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