We've all been there, lingering in a warm bar after a raw day on the river, or huddled under a tarp on some remote beach, shouting to be heard over the surf and spattering rain. We talk until we're hoarse about the day's paddle, about adventures long past and yet to come. The debates are good-natured, sometimes earnest and frequently turn to what's best about the sport we love. To that end, we present more than a few of those arguments, each artfully refined by dozens of tellings around the campfire.