note saw some really good boaters handle their sh*t in that video
And also some very unfortunate lines.

go left is tricky.

I guess I disagree to a certain extent. I think kayakers are sketchier than they used to be, but overall skill has likely improved. Look at all the folks that CRUSH the green race in sub 5. That's a much higher number of skilled boaters than what existed ten years ago. I'm using the sub 5 Green Race as a reference, because I think you have skills to run that course in sub 5. You don't just haphazardly bounce down and make it sub 5.

I think people should learn to paddle in river runners. Creek boats have certainly given people a false sense of ability, and I assume that is the crowd you're speaking to. Just another bro in a creekboat...