- Dump truck - Rafts are
inherently stable crafts because of their size and low center of mass and
often they will shed gear and passengers before they actually capsize. In
the industry if a raft dumps some or all of its passengers but remains
upright, it is said to have dump trucked.
- Left over right or right
over left - Rafts almost always flip side over side. If the left tube
rises over the right tube, the raft is said to have flipped left over
right and vice versa.
- Taco - If a raft is
soft, or underinflated, it may taco, or reverse taco. Rafts are said to
have tacoed if the middle of the raft buckles and the front of the raft
touches or nearly touches the back of the raft. This often is a result of surfing
in a hydraulic. A reverse taco is when the nose, or stern of the raft is
pulled down under water and buckles to touch the middle or back, or nose
of the raft.
- End over end -
Occasionally rafts will flip end over end. This is usually after the raft
has dump trucked to lighten the load, allowing the water to overcome the
weight of the boat flipping it vertically before it lands upside down.
Rafts will usually taco and turn sideways, making an end-over-end flip a
very rare flip in most rafts.