Scouted some falls today...

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Scouted some falls today...

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I spent an hour scouting this guy today. Looks like a clean 30 footer. I found evidence of some kayakers running it for the first time last year.

It's called Upper Balls Falls... In Ontario. Does anyone know of any open boaters running it?

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hard to say from just a picture - but looks like fun!

where is it?
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Around Niagara. Upper Balls Falls
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I guess we're the only ones kicking around this forum rather than paddling at ALF... :cry:

Any idea how long Upper Balls Falls (great name) runs? That looks like a heck of a cold and painful nasal enema waiting to happen...
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Haha seems like it! Maybe next year.

No idea about the levels... I just had a friend call me at 8 this morning wanting to scout them! I think it is a pretty short window as most of the pictures on google are pretty much dry.

I really want to go back with a boat and take a good look at it. The setup is very clean and the pool is big and friendly. Every drop I have run in the past is short and boofable though so I really have no idea what I'm doing... I've run slides that tall but nothing with a straight drop. There aren't many resources around on running drops in canoes which doesn't help.

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Dave.E wrote:Around Niagara. Upper Balls Falls
Actually it is just north of St. Catharines, in Jordan Station (used to live near there). I haven't heard if any OC's have run it. Pretty stout drop, hopefully the landing is well aerated.
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h2sk1 wrote: I haven't heard if any OC's have run it. Pretty stout drop, hopefully the landing is well aerated.
It looked aerated from where I was scouting... I'm trying to find a youtube video of someone running it for a better idea but haven't found anything.

Here is some more info on it.

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Looks to be in the 30' range. Plug it!
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