The Eagle is a really fun but short section of river so I went back up for a second lap. Going into the second drop, my boat got spun out in one of the holes at the entrance and put me off line a bit. I was able to correct the angle and get back on line but wasn’t able to get the boat edged properly and when I bounced off the first pillow I got knocked over. I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to roll on the narrow slide but I was able to get up on my elbow pads and keep my body pretty well protected...
Learning a more advanced freestyle move like the loop has made me realize how true the statement “Practice makes perfect” really is. In the process of learning the loop I have broken a boat, and probably nearly my ankles as I repetitively slammed my bow down and hoped for some magic to flip my boat around.
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Every year, for one day, we get to one of Vermont’s hidden gems - the West River. The West River is a perfect mix of adventure and leisure - it has a little bit more adventure than the Zoar Gap and is a little mellower than the Dryway.