He started falling off line right about here and kind of flipping over.
Mexico proceeded to swim in the boiling pool between the first and second drops. His leg had popped out of his thigh brace and basicall ejected him when he landed almost upside down. Luckily, the lip of the second drop is pretty shallow and he is able to stand up on the rock and then exit onto the cliff wall.
Johnny Myers went next and of course styled it. I talksed to him afterwards and he said the JUST BOOF IT stickers I had recently hooked him up with definitely helped him out.
These are some of my favorite shots of the day: Johnny Myers shot from above launching off the bottom dropp in perfect style. Blow these up, they are worth it.
DK went ahead and dropped next. As seen by this sequence of photos he had a super styling line off the top drop...
...but somehow, a slight over rotation ejected him from his boat causing swimmer number two. Total count so far was two swimmers for the first three paddlers.
This has got to be my best shot of the day (above): Zack on the first drop.
Chris Menges was the last to go. Three shots of his lines are below (Photos: Zack):
Our trip out to the punch bowl's last year produced a legendary piece of video. Check out the following vid to reexperience the historical backwards boof a.k.a. "First backwards female Descent of the DP's".
Carnage report 2007: Three paddlers, One broken paddle,One backwards boof.
Carnage Report 2008: Six paddlers, two swims, one busted up face, one flat tire, one broken truck axle.
Stay tuned for a North Fork of the Crystal report and potential first D in the CB area coming later this week.