Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Palguin Bender

The palguin has been our Pucon staple run while Nevados and Desahue have dropped out. We have been lapping the upper and lower as our laid-back run. The upper is 4 perfect rapids, with a tricky rapid at the end that is usually potraged, Evan, Jared and I have been firing it up lately while others resort to seal launching into the second part of the drop, or jumping into the pool. This drop is super out of controll, the usual line is to plug deep, then the powerful boil usually flip you off the second part, falling a 20 feet more. The only people I have seen stick it(without flipping) are Ian and Rodrigo. Jared had a crazy out of control plug to freewheel, Evan had a plug to semi-front loop off the second part, I had a plug to flip, blown skirt, and a hard time rolling up. This rapid is craz-a. The middle is a super stout 70 footer, check it here. so we usually portage that, or go only for the middle when we feel like stouting. The lower is more mellow than the upper and middle, with a couple fun rapids. The hardest consisting of three boofs in a tight little canyon, and the coolest auto boof ever, a slide into a ten footer perfect for rail grabs, Aerial BROWNS, and paddle twirls.

Toro's Gypsy wagon dubbed MAMASITA loaded to the brim.

Graham Seiler on the first boof of the first rapid on the upper.

Randy Youngbuck shortly after on the second boof of the rapid killin it.

The third sweet 20 footer.

Me on the slot drop.

Evan about to go for a crazy ride.

And evan with a semi-loop off the last part, killing it fo sho.

Me with the seal launch, a super fun line.

From Below.

Graham jumping into the hyrup.

Another sweet day on the palguin.

Me running the portage, about to go to the bottom of the river.

Ian on the lower run, the first two boofs.

Just below the two sweet boofs above.

Evan on the lower perfect auto boof.

And very nice.

Aerial BROWN

Aerial Brown From above

Kayaking the Upper Palguin Helmet Camera from Evan Garcia on Vimeo.

Jared's Sweet vid of the upper palguin check it.

Rio Puesco Helmet Cam from Evan Garcia on Vimeo.
Our other laid back run, the puesco, Sick vid from evan,

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