Friday, July 10, 2009

Jim Falls Safety Day, Part II - Saturday, June 27th

Safety Day, Part II - Jim Falls, June 27th

13 brave souls made it for this one & good times were had by all despite a brief dance with the rain gods. Excellent group to work with!

Covered a series of topics; land based safety discussion & foot entrapment scenario due to minor thunderstorms, defensive / aggressive swimming, zip lines, rescue vest use & v-lowers & strainer exercise.







Defensive / Aggressive Swimming


















Zip Line
(Note; we should have been using anchors for this, but Jim falls makes that a bit difficult. So, when all esle fails, you work with the River.)




V - lower
(gearing up, watch the video below & how he does this in style)












 testing the limits of a V-lower.....








V - Lower, showing us how it can be done..."Hugging & Holding his victim"...........you gotta love it!


video
Doug, V - lower.......
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Brian Koop, Zip Line......
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