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All You Need to Know About White Water Rafting

White water rafting is a recreational outdoor activity which involves rafting down fast flowing rivers. Gear up for a challenge on the same!
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Did You Know?
Rapids cause a bubbly aerated & unstable current making the water appear frothy & white. Rafting through these rapids is specifically termed as White water rafting.
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This adventure sport of white water rafting is quite popular due to the fact that even punters and non-swimmers can go rafting with proper guidance and training.
Fun Fact
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White Water Rafting has been around since 1950’s, but gained popularity after it was introduced in 1972 Olympic Games held at Munich, Germany.
Trivia
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CFS stands for Cubic Feet per Second and it tells you how big or small the volume of a river is. First timers or inexperienced rafters should start with lower CFS.
Quick Bite
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As per the International Scale of River Difficulty, White Water Rafting's 6 grades of difficulty are decided on the basis of size & type of waves, the hazards, remoteness, water temperature, nature of the river and the geographical terrain.
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Interesting Fact
An Eddy is an ideal place to stop the river raft as the water moves back upstream at this area possibly due to a rock or obstacle of some sort.
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An attempt to navigate the Snake River was made in 1811 with the right equipment and experience. The trip was too dangerous & hence the river got nicknamed, ‘Mad River’.
Cool Fact
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Basic to medium swimming skills are required for Grades 1 to 3, while a decent experience of white-water rafting is necessary for Grades 4 to 6.
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Colorado, Zambezi and Sjoa are the most sought after destinations by adventure sports lovers and are best known for the white water river rafting packages.
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Rowing is the usage of oars when the river is wide and flat to facilitate moving smoothly across slow moving pools. Most inexperienced people use the terms "oaring" or "oar framing" which are incorrect.
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 Amruta Deshpande

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Rune Haugseng, KAL VISUALS, Lindsey Erin, Ryunosuke Kikuno, Tim Peterson, Timo C. Dinger, Bachir Bachchar, Eduard Labár