Probe Boater - The person/boat that
goes first over a drop. This person/boat then probes the drop
for rocks, holes or dangers. The boater uses their boat and
paddle to poke around for dangers. (Note: Scouting should
be combined with running any rapids where the boating route
Strainer - Tree/fence/wire/rocks where water passes
through an obstacle. These strainers are like fish nets that
can catch and drown boaters.
Screamer - A long rapid or an entire run where the
white water is continuous. If you panic and start screaming
at the top of the rapid, you will scream for the entire rapid/run.
Mystery Move - Usually a squirt boating maneuver where
the boat and boater sink below the surface of the water. Hydraulics/holes
can also mystery move larger boats.
Maytag - Like the washing machine, where a boater
or swimmer goes around and around in a hole or powerful eddy.
Window Shading - Similar to Maytaging, except the
boater is flipping and rolling like an over-wound window shade.