Ep. 98: Gurus, Experts, and Norms

River Talk Podcast
Ep. 98: Gurus, Experts, and Norms
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This week Zach and Aaron talk about gurus, experts, and norms in the world of whitewater.

The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from. – Andrew S. Tanenbaum

News of the Week

  • We talk about a new product for finding your lost gear by Karmik Outdoors
  • Snowpack so far is mediocre but there’s a lot of time left
  • Zach just ordered a Hyside Mini-max with Welfelt Frame

In our discussion about norms, Zach mentioned a couple books he really likes

Lining a raft on the White Salmon River
Lining a raft on the White Salmon River

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Ep. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis

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Ep. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis
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In this episode Zach and Priscilla chat with Chris Davis, MD about wilderness medicine for whitewater paddlers.

News of the Week

  • Big water in the Northwest – please be careful of new wood
Chris Davis
Chris Davis

On the podcast Chris mentions the Year 2000 Whitewater Injury Survey.

Gear of the Week

Ep. 96: Lee Baker Talks Heuristic Traps

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Ep. 96: Lee Baker Talks Heuristic Traps
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In this episode Lee Baker and Jacob Cruser join us to talk about Heuristic Traps.

News of the Week

  • Zach shares some thoughts (and daresay – rules) about paddling in the COVID environment
    1. No hitchhiking
    2. In vehicles just one person per open  window and masks on
    3. Paddlers should carry a box of disposable masks in their vehicles

Heuristic Traps in Whitewater

Safe Sac (Ass Face)

  • Social proof
  • Acceptance
  • Familiarity
  • Expert Halo
  • Scarcity of Resource
  • Availability
  • Commitment
Guest Host Jacob Cruser paddling on Indigo Creek
Guest Host Jacob Cruser paddling on Indigo Creek

Gear of the Week

Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker

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Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker
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This week we talk with Lee Baker about South Eugene High School’s Integrated Outdoor Program (IOP) that serve underrepresented youth in Eugene.

News of the Week

Lee Baker
Lee Baker

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Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season

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Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season
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This week we talk with Aaron Lieberman from IOGA and Aaron Bannon from America Outdoors about the effects of COVID-19 on the whitewater paddling season.

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SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River
SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River

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Ep. 71: IRF and Best Practices Discussion with Mark Hirst

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Ep. 71: IRF and Best Practices Discussion with Mark Hirst
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In this episode Priscilla and Zach talk with Mark Hirst about International Rafting Federation raft guide training. We also talked a bit some commonly debated best practices.

Mark Hirst
Mark Hirst

News of the Week

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Ep. 66: Heuristic Traps and Giving Feedback

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Ep. 66: Heuristic Traps and Giving Feedback
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In this episode Priscilla, Zach, and Dougie Fresh talk with Dustin Abbott about Heuristic Traps and how they apply to whitewater. This discussion led to a nice talk about giving and receiving feedback.

Dustin in his environment
Dustin in his environment

News of the Week

Links from Dustin to read more

Gear of the Week