Rafting is a recreational adventure sport, in which a raft is used to sail through the waters. It was popularised as a leisure sport in the mid 1970s, and has now become an immensely popular activity that people love to conduct during their holidays. This challenging expedition is usually done on different degrees and rapids of untamed waters. A lot of challenges are involved in this activity, which is why it demands some specific techniques of manoeuvring.
Two of the main techniques required to conduct this activity successfully are punching and high siding. Punching requires the crew to paddle the raft fast, so that it gains enough speed to push through the hydraulic current. High siding is required if the raft go sideways; so in order to stop the raft from flipping, rafters move to its higher side to balance the raft. As it is a dangerous sport, proper safety precautions should be observed while undertaking it.