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Low Force

Post by Kayak 123 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:08 pm

Has anyone ever paddled the “chicken” Shute down the side of low force.

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Re: Low Force

Post by Jim » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:58 pm

If you mean the rocky left hand line, then yes people do paddle it. I don't think it works at all levels and seems harder/more dangerous than just running the fall. I haven't even looked at that side for over 20 years myself, I may not even be remembering it properly.

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Re: Low Force

Post by Neptune » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:39 am

It only really goes at high water levels. Why not try the left hand line 'Jacuzzi Pool' on the main fall, its looks more intimidating than it actually is.

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Re: Low Force

Post by banzer » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:19 am

I think you're all talking about the same feature. It seems to go ok, but the lower it is, the more likely you are to hit rocks. Only paddled it the once myself at medium levels.
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Re: Low Force

Post by andypagett » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:53 am

banzer wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:19 am
I think you're all talking about the same feature. It seems to go ok, but the lower it is, the more likely you are to hit rocks. Only paddled it the once myself at medium levels.
As I understand it, the "jacuzzi pool" is the left hand drop of the main fall, and the "chicken chute" starts higher up, above the small horseshoe drop, goes round through the trees and drops over a small fall to an outlet slightly downstream of the main pool (I have never seen anyone do this, but the fall at least looks like it would go no problem)

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Re: Low Force

Post by Jim » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:27 pm

In that case, I've never even noticed the chicken chute...

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Re: Low Force

Post by Neptune » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:06 pm

andypagett said:

As I understand it, the "jacuzzi pool" is the left hand drop of the main fall, and the "chicken chute" starts higher up, above the small horseshoe drop, goes round through the trees and drops over a small fall to an outlet slightly downstream of the main pool (I have never seen anyone do this, but the fall at least looks like it would go no problem)
Yes thats right Andy, thats what I was talking about.

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Re: Low Force

Post by chicklechives » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm

This one?
Needs quite a bit of water but goes fine
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Re: Low Force

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Re: Low Force

Post by The Chuckster » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:18 pm

It goes.from about .65 on the gauge, just!

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