deep water soloing 2009

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deep water soloing 2009

Post by toad857 » Sun May 31, 2009 11:56 am

it's warm. time to revive the deep water soloing discussion.

anyone have any beta? i heard that there are some good places to go in Tennessee that are limestone... other than that I am thinking about checking out Laurel lake.

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Post by krampus » Sun May 31, 2009 8:43 pm

from what I understand, summersville is still good for DWS. Just be sure to yell "shiiiiiiit" :shock: on your way down, because it is not illegal to fall, only to dive
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Post by gripster » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:27 am

i think DWS at Summersville is technically not legal anymore, just FYI

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Post by krampus » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:34 am

hence the "oh shiiiitt"
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Post by rastaman » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:11 am

Laurel lake is good, just not tall.
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Post by toad857 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:50 am

how tall do the cliffs range there? and is it typically deep enough to not worry about it?

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Post by toad857 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:03 am

also, if I were to go check out laurel lake--would i need a boat to get around and to find the good cliffs? or are they only in a certain spot?

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Post by Saxman » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:20 pm

gripster wrote:i think DWS at Summersville is technically not legal anymore, just FYI
Until they rewrite the law to say falling is illegal, they're screwed. Plus, how do they issue a ticket if you have no ID on you?
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Post by toad857 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:55 pm

Saxman wrote:Until they rewrite the law to say falling is illegal, they're screwed. Plus, how do they issue a ticket if you have no ID on you?
they're cops--they have guns and handcuffs. unless you're willing to give them a fake SS# with address, i think your only chance is to climb up and run away....

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Post by krampus » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:03 pm

actually some friends of mine got a ride back to their car from a cop who told them that they really don't give a crap about DWS. I think their main concern is drunken cliff diving
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Post by Shamis » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:52 pm

Has anybody else gone DWS at summersville lately?

I really really really want to go, but I also really really don't want to get fined/arrested.

Would love to hear if anybody else has been able to get away with it since the ban.

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Post by Barnacle Ben » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:07 pm

toad857 wrote:also, if I were to go check out laurel lake--would i need a boat to get around and to find the good cliffs? or are they only in a certain spot?
You will probably need a boat. It's been a few years since I've been there, but Laurel River Lake has a staggering amount of shoreline. We accessed the cliffs by boat and I can't imagine getting to them any other way. It's basically inlet after inlet after inlet...

The cliffs range from a few feet to 70 feet, to the best of my knowledge. There were plenty in the 20-30 foot range. The water is extremely deep - but I think you'd be nuts to get on something above water you didn't already know about or at least have a depth finder on your boat.

Laurel lake is beautiful. It's worth going even if you can't find good dws. They're super strict about dumping in the water. So when you're out there, you can see 10 or so feet into the water. You look into the water and think you're in the tropics - you look at the forest and think you're in the boreal...all right down in Kentucky.

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Post by krampus » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:16 pm

Shamis wrote:Has anybody else gone DWS at summersville lately?

I really really really want to go, but I also really really don't want to get fined/arrested.

Would love to hear if anybody else has been able to get away with it since the ban.
not lately, but I plan to before too long here, trying to get enough people to cheaply rent a pontoon. Misery loves company so we should try to get fined/arrested together.
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Post by Shamis » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:24 pm

krampus wrote:
Shamis wrote:Has anybody else gone DWS at summersville lately?

I really really really want to go, but I also really really don't want to get fined/arrested.

Would love to hear if anybody else has been able to get away with it since the ban.
not lately, but I plan to before too long here, trying to get enough people to cheaply rent a pontoon. Misery loves company so we should try to get fined/arrested together.
I'm willing to chip in for a boat. If the cops show up we'll all just hide underwater and breathe through straws....they'll never see us. :)

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Post by Saxman » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:31 pm

I'm in for getting a boat as well. RRC DWS 09!
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