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Lingo

SOME LINGO TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE ONE OF THE GANG

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put-in – spot on the river where we put in the boats or start the trip

take-out – spot where we end the trip and take the boats out

gear – the stuff you use to go rafting

rigs – the vans and buses

M-Dubber – Montana Whitewater Staff

carnage:  when people unexpectedly fall out of the raft; swimmers make for great photos and laughs!

PFD:    Personal Flotation Device

CFS:  Cubic Feet per Second: how we measure the rate of flow in the river

Lilly-Dipper:  one who is not a strong paddler or does not follow guide instructions

sniggety snick – a thing

sniggety snack – a quick meal before the trip

go big, sporty! – brotherly encouragement tinged with masculine warfare challenge

factor 5000 – awesome, the best, the gnar!

sportfactor 5000 – really big brotherly encouragement

cammies up – very good

cammies down – very bad

 

 

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