So I've been boating for less than a year. I've been pretty comfy so far. I've run some pretty solid class IV stuff and pretty much stick in the class III - IV range. I took a new (slicey) boat on some bigger class III water this weekend, and took a bad line on a rapid I've been down before. Before I knew it, I was being slammed repeatedly. I rolled in every direction possible unitl (God knows how), I was spit out. What a feeling that is. I know it's part of the ritual of learning....(and boating in general), I've got no problem with that. Water doesn't really scare me, but I respect it HIGHLY none the less. I'm proud of myself for at least hanging in there and staying in my boat, but I can see the potential for worse situations. It wasn't the biggest/nastiest hole I've ever seen. Point is, are there articles or suggestions for getting out of big keepers? I'd like to keep my swims to a minimum. Thanks in advance.
Tossed & Tumbled