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11 months ago
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If you have never tried golden white water rafting, it is time not only to know about this beautiful sport, but also try your hands at it. White water rafting is challenging and recreational outdoor activity where the users use inflatable raft to navigate through a river or bodies of water. This is done on white water or different degrees of rough water in order to excite or thrill the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. Today, it is considered an extreme sport, as it can also be dangerous sometimes.

What are white water rafts?

The modern raft that would see is an inflatable one, made of very durable, multi-layered rubberized or vinyl fabrics with several independent air chambers. The length of the raft can vary between 11 ft to 20 ft, and the width can vary from 6 ft to 8 ft. The exception of this size rule is usually the pack raft, which is specially designed as a single person raft and may be as small as 4.9 ft and weighs as little as 4 pounds.

Rafts come in many forms. You will get to see symmetrical and asymmetrical rafts in different places. All kinds of rafts are propelled with ordinary paddles and can hold 4 to 12 persons. You may also find catamaran rafts which are mostly popular in Russia. These rafts are rowed instead of paddled.

Grade of white water

When it comes to BC white water rafting, there are the following grades of difficulty. They range from very simple to very dangerous and potential death or serious injuries.

Grade 1: Very small rough areas, it might require slight maneuvering.

Grade 2 : Some rough water, you may find some rocks on your way. This grade of water shall require some maneuvering. Paddlers may need basic paddling skill.
Grade 3: White water, small waves, may be a small drop, but no consistent danger. This grade of water shall require significant maneuvering. It needs experienced paddlers to cross the waters.
Grade 4: White water, medium waves, may be rocks, a considerable drop, users may need sharp maneuvers. Only white-water experienced rafters can board the raft.
Grade 5: whitewater, large waves, large volume, possibility of hazards and large rocks, possibility of a large drop. The water requires precise maneuvering. Users need advanced whitewater experience.
Grade 6:  In this grade, users come across class 6 rapids and are considered to be the most dangerous. These waves are effectively un-navigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafter can expect to encounter substantial whitewater, huge rocks, huge waves and hazards followed by substantial drops that can impact damages beyond the structural capacity of the raft.
If you want to experience BC white water rafting, you can come to us.

Leonard Joshua is the author of this website and writes articles for a long time. For further details about Golden White-Water Rafting and BC White Water Rafting please visit the website.

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