Rafting Magazine's class II guide school series is designed to help you get acquainted with the basic principles of whitewater guiding. Whether you are thinking about guide school and want to get a jump start or you are new to boating and you are interested in getting your basic skills down this course will help you understand some of the essential skills of class II boating. Our convenient Modules help you learn at your own pace and study in your free time off the river with your instructors Daniel and Trevor. *These modules are not designed as a substitute for hands on training with a qualified instructor*

If you have not watched Module 3 please review it first

Module 4 – Raft Inflation

Having proper raft inflation is critical to successfully navigating rivers. There are specific ways rafts are designed to be inflated to help you get downstream with minimal effort. We will introduce the following concepts in this module:
1. Proper Inflation
2. Over Inflation
3. Multi chamber rafts
4. Baffle systems and their function
5. Leafield valves
6. Pressure relief valves
7. Consequences of improper inflation
8. Topping off
9. Chamber inflation sequence

This covers proper inflation techniques that class II boaters should understand before running rivers. 

To continue your training, be sure to check out the Module 5.

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