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Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby viking » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:31 pm

Taking a clean line.

https://youtu.be/UHsF33etrKY

Optional: playing in the wave train.

https://youtu.be/2YqVQJZ0ToM
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby Hcm360 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:08 pm

Nice!! Looks like fun.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby AK2ID » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:49 pm

What was the river running? Looks fun!
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby Silvers » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:14 pm

Awesome Stuff. Really love when you guys share this footage!
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby BrettWad » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:46 pm

I really want to go for a ride with viking, but on the other hand I'm slightly terrified. Either way I'm sure it would be an adventure.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby viking » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:54 pm

Lookee! Closing in on 50,000 views! If we can get Brettwad to stand on the bow in the next vid, I bet we can get a million views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YqVQJZ0ToM
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby lovetheedge » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:53 am

Wow 50,000 who would have guessed. Great memories of the best white water adventure I've ever experienced. Can't wait for next year.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby viking » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:34 pm

Also, you'll note from the vid's comments that one of my girlfriends (Fonquisha Watermelon) appears to have a crush on broncobran.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby lovetheedge » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:04 pm

118,000 views
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby viking » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:06 am

YouTube analytics show some interesting things.

1) 99.5% of views happen because somebody is already using YouTube. The video is suggested on their YouTube home page, or in a YouTube side bar, etc.

2) Significant viewer locations:
US: 36%
Indonesia: 8.8%
Canada: 6.6%
Malaysia: 5.0%
Thailand: 2.9%

3) Although the US contributes nearly half of total likes, it contributes relatively few dislikes. Dislikes come from around the world, with Indonesia contributing more than its share. This implies that US-based rafters are not the primary dislikers. Maybe the dislikes come from people who don't like this particular style of power boating.

4) The Cramer Creek video has nearly 10K views in less than 2 weeks. It's viewer locations are fractionally similar. But zero dislikes. Comparison with the Wright Way video suggests that people dislike new and fancy boats.

5) I turned on the YouTube monetization to see what this is worth. The statistics haven't yet stabilized, but it looks like 1,000 views is worth at most 50 cents net. It may stabilize as low as 25 cents. Some YouTubers reportedly make a living from their videos; however, their videos are cheap to make, such as gaming or simply talking, and they tend to be gifted with extreme blabber-itis-osis. In contrast, if we have 5 guys out $500 each for boat and truck gas, then we may need 10 million views just to pay for gas. Therefore, it is beer money.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby smitty » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:30 pm

AK2ID wrote:What was the river running? Looks fun!


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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby 300club » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:12 am

Ha !! 158,000 views.. that's awesome!
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby woodscavenger » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:34 pm

The responses are funny. Great pilot skills on the blue boat despite what the dingbats say!
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby viking » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:43 am

The latest comment by a Russian translates as "Yes blasphemy they snot chew". I think this is good, but I'm not sure. An alternative is that "blasphemy" may be "hooligans".
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby Jetdaddy77 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:40 am

viking wrote:The latest comment by a Russian translates as "Yes blasphemy they snot chew". I think this is good, but I'm not sure. An alternative is that "blasphemy" may be "hooligans".


So, they're calling you a booger eating hooligan? :Laugh1: I guess it fits... Russkies can't boat anyway, so what do they know?
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby viking » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:29 am

A quarter million views in less than 6 months! The question to ask is "why?" Other white water jet videos have better production quality, or are in scarier rapids, or have an exciting talking head, but for some reason this particular video appeals to non jet-boaters.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby lovetheedge » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:32 am

It is Brandon's first couple runs, shows how difficult it is.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby chariotdriver » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:22 pm

lovetheedge wrote:It is Brandon's first couple runs, shows how difficult it is.


He was only screwing around.......which seems to sell/entertain the uninitiated. Viking Productions needs to put a script together for next spring.
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby cromedogg33 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:10 pm

viking wrote:A quarter million views in less than 6 months! The question to ask is "why?" Other white water jet videos have better production quality, or are in scarier rapids, or have an exciting talking head, but for some reason this particular video appeals to non jet-boaters.



I think it's most people watch it two or three times and still wonder why you are "leaking out the bottom" :Drink:
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Re: Wright Way Drop Lower Salmon

Postby viking » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:31 pm

From the YouTube data I can see in my account, it's not entirely clear what the answer is. The "Shoup Gauntlet" video actually has better audience retention from the very beginning. But is also shorter. The video viewed for the longest absolute duration is the Pine Creek scouting video. (But it's also the longest video.) Both Wright Way and Cramer Creek videos are long enough to suggest that audience retention varies with the action occurring. But in the Cramer Creek vid, audience retention falls significantly exactly when Brandon powers out. Then it increases when his second run begins. Then it increases when my run begins. In the Wright Way vid, audience retention falls before blue boat finishes the climb. Then rises when black boat appears, then falls when red boat appears. Then rises when white boat appears. Then rises again when blue boat reappears.

From this we conclude that red boats are bad.

This video may be the most-viewed white water jet vid at 600,000 views, but it is also 7 years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d74sOrWVuk8

If I clear my brain of any pre-conceived expectation and simply Inspect the data from YouTube, the only stand-out is the dislike/like ratio, where the Wright Way Drop scores highest number of dislikes (along with reasonably good audience retention) for any video of this type. But we don't know what "dislike" actually means in this context, so it's unclear how to script for more dislikes. Maybe shoot wolves off the bow while in white water? Maybe have boats going up and down simultaneously while engaged in a paint ball fight? This gun looks pretty reliable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1BsRtCjP8Q

Or maybe load the boat with drunks who fall off during the run?
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