Posted by: old_user on Mar-17-10 10:58 PM (EST)
Is this the only way to discuss this article on myths? I can't find any other route. Anyway, I am a myth killer from way back, but one "myth" that I didn't understand concerned the bit about the ranger and the trailing rope. Why is this so much a myth? Of course, if you put a knot in a trailing rope, it can be a disaster. Anyway, that one item was not explained. Now, to question other readers: I always taught my students (eight years of teaching white water) that "speeding up" in white water made sense only when jumping a low water fall to get past the hydraulic. Otherwise, slow down, and perfect your ferry. Other thoughts?