Basic knowledge of water rafting


Water rafting was once the primitive way of wading by humans. Water rafting originally originated from Eskimo kayaks and Chinese bamboo rafts, but at that time it was all to meet people's living and survival needs. Rafting became a true outdoor sport and began to develop after World War II. Some people who like outdoor activities try to use retired inflatable rubber boats as water rafting tools, which gradually evolved into today's water rafting.

Introduction to water rafting

Driving an unpowered boat, grasping the direction with an oar, diving in the sometimes turbulent and sometimes gentle currents, and performing wonderful moments in the struggle with nature, this is water rafting, and it is the sport of the brave. A meandering river cuts through the canyon's hard heart. Riding down the river in a rubber boat, the sky is high and the water is long, the sun is shining, surrounded by green mountains on all sides, when rafting on the water, the oncoming is a kind of expectation - looking forward to excitement! Looking forward to thrilling! Looking forward to the battle with nature! Risk-free and easy! In the busy urban life, what people have been looking for is this kind of excitement, a unique feeling that is different from ordinary life. It is such a feeling that urbanites fall for it and make it a part of life.

With the development of society and the improvement of living standards, returning to nature and challenging nature have become the fashion pursued by modern people. With its unique sports form, water rafting has become a tool for modern people to integrate into and challenge nature.

White water kayaking, obstacle slalom, white water marathon, rafting, and canoe ball events came into being. The appearance of these items was immediately loved by people, especially young people who pursue fashion and are keen on outdoor sports. It has been rolled out worldwide and entered the project in a very short time. Due to its high ratings, it has always been loved by the media, especially TV companies. Due to the involvement of TV, kayaking has become an excellent advertising carrier and an excellent investment channel for many enterprises and large companies to promote their images and expand their markets.

Basic knowledge of water rafting

It should be noted that adventure rafting is very different from general scenic rafting. The tools used in water rafting are different, and the things that need to be paid attention to are of course different. But one thing is the same, the so-called water rafting is obviously inseparable from water. So your clothes should be as simple and easy to dry as possible, but not too thin or light in color, or it will be embarrassing to fall into the water. The best shoes are sandals. Sneakers do not dry out in a short time. The skin on the feet tends to swell from soaking. Another point is to be well prepared and bring less valuables but are afraid of water, such as high-end cameras. If you must bring it, it is best to prepare a plastic bag with a better airtightness in advance, you will definitely need it. However, many scenic rafting places should have item storage. Also, be sure to wear a life jacket when rafting on the water. Although many people report that the sweat of clothes is too smelly, but you will not hesitate to wear it.

A lot of water rafting places can be very cold, so you can't resist her charm, don't just jump into the water. For the precautions of expedition rafting, it is recommended to read the "Survival Manual" of the British Royal Special Forces. Not only are you an excellent helmsman, you can travel freely in the whirlpool, but you also need to learn how to survive in the wild and how to choose a camp. Land, how to find food, etc.

Rapids vary in size and shape. Some are short bursts of water, while others are half-mile long bursts of water. In some parts of the river, the water surface widens into slow-flowing water due to the influence of intricately distributed boulders; in narrow cliff crevices, it squeezes downward. Some passages are straight; others are narrow and twisted, causing the main stream to collide with the cliff; some have a general slope but are not identified as upstream. "There are countless differences, but there are only a few reasons for them."

Here are four factors that affect these rapids:

1. Slope - the slope of the downstream riverbed;

2. Flatness - the appearance of the river bed is affected by the shape of the rocks, edges, and gravel;

3. Structure - the width of the riverbed;

4. Volume – The amount of water flowing downstream (usually measured in cubic feet per second (CFS)).