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Here's the completely revised and updated successor to Jeff Bennett's best-selling manual, "Rafting!"<P>Captures the fun, excitement, and camaradarie of river running, and provides the technical expertise rafters need to safely participate in the sport."--Bunny Johns, President, Nantahala Outdoor Center <P>"The river community has been in desperate need of a how-to-raft book for years. Thank the river gods Jeff Bennett has written one!"--Eric Leaper, Executive Director, National Organization for River Sports <P>"The first comprehensive work on whitewater rafting. A must for the first-time floater or grizzled guide."--Les Bechdel, Co-author, "River Rescue"<P>"The complete reference on whitewater rafting from the man who defines the phrase 'whitewater junkie'!"--Jim Cassady, Co-author, "Western Whitewater" and "California Whitewater"Oar & Paddle Techniques Equipment & Accessories Hydrology & River Reading Safety & Rescue Camping & Cookery Maintenance & Repair Guidebooks & Resources Where the Jobs Are History Whitewater Photography And Much, Much More <P>Includes inside tips from top guides, outfitters, and instructors, plus the most complete guide to Class V rafting techniques ever assembled. <P>"The Complete Whitewater Rafter" is the manual endorsed by professional guides, instructors, and recreational river runners everywhere. <P>"Everything your mother forgot to tell you about whitewater rafting--and we all know that was a lot! Provides the knowledge, technique, and confidence you need to become more than a passenger on your next river adventure."--Phyllis Horowitz, Director, American Whitewater Affiliation <P>"A watershed event! "The Complete Whitewater Rafter" contains everythingyou need to know to be your own outfitter and guide."--Dave Harrison, Editor-in-Chief, "Canoe & Kayak"<P>"Required reading for all our rafting students!"--Bill Cross, Director, Running Wild Whitewater School <P>"Jeff's unique style of writing and whitewater insight provide eve

Synopsis:

This is the manual endorsed by professional guides, instructors, and recreational river runners everywhere. With comprehensive step-by-step coverage starting with the first run, it includes tips from top guides, outfitters, and instructors, plus the most complete guide to Class V rafting techniques ever assembled. This is the completely revised and updated successor to Bennett's best-selling manual, Rafting!.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-188) and index.

About the Author

Jeff Bennett (Portland, OR) is an avid snowboarder and the author of The Essential

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Evolution of Rafting: From Powell to Paddle Cats

The Fremont Expeditions

John Wesley Powell

Nathaniel Galloway

The Post-World War II Era

The Self-Bailing Generation

The Russian Influence

Looking Toward Tomorrow

2. Get Wet: Your First Rafting Adventure

Outfitters

Other Ways to Get Wet

3. Equipment: From Oars to Floors, Helmets to Hi-Floats

Basic Raft Anatomy

Materials

Design Characteristics

Catarafts

Other Types of Rafts

Purchasing a Raft

Frames

Oars

Paddles

Essential Riverwear

Saddle Up: Assembling Your Gear and Crew

Inflating Your Raft

Rigging the Frame

Loading Accessories

Passengers in Oar Rafts

Paddle Teams

5. River Morphology: The Dynamics of Running Water

A Look Beneath the Surface

River Characteristics

Surface Features

The Big Picture

The Rating Game

6. Propulsion Basics: Different Strokes for Different Boats

Oar Strokes

Paddle Strokes

7. Paddle Captaining: The Art of Whitewater Choreography

The Pretrip Lecture

Seating the Captain and Crew

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070055056
Author:
Bennett, Jeff
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Author:
Bennett Jeff
Location:
Camden, ME :
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Rafting (sports)
Subject:
Rafting (Sports) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Rafting
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Rafting,Paddle,Whitewater,Running Water,River Morphology,Art,Paddle Captaining,Boats,Strokes,Propulsion Basics,Dynamics,First Rafting Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
January 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
9.23x7.41x.59 in. .98 lbs.

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