Time slows down on the hourglass slide. Chris Korbulic enjoys it.
The Diesel 80 boofs well, resurfaces predictably...
...and is easy to roll!
Darin Mcquoid has a laugh over one of those moments where someone sees their line, goes for it, and eats it!
After the first rapid on Yuba Gap, all I could think was, "That was the coolest rapid I've ever run!" That it has easy access(Take the "Yuba Gap" exit off I-80), big,classy rapids(think East Kaweah size with Hospital Rock class), and a richter-factor that will push past what you may want all goes to show: recreational releases could give California incredible resources. I can easily say this was the coolest flow-study I've hopped on because it was also the coolest single-day stretch of river I've ever run. I say let's all fill-out some paperwork, and see what we can make off with here. Un-scientific statistic: I reckon that 30% of the 100 V+ kayakers in California made time to capitalize on this run during a 3-day window.
Photos 2,3 & 4- Chris Korbulic.