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by chrisps
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Shoulder surgery - experiences of recovery time

I also reckon 9-12 months of about right. On the physio side; another thing to add; don't let of doing what they say, even if it hurts... I had an explosive posterior dislocation where the ball of the joint slightly shattered (although luckily didn't do much ligament damage). All was going well for ...
by chrisps
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps River Levels
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

Re: French Alps River Levels

The trees mentioned above had gone by time we left (5th June). But obviously no idea if there has been any major melt events since then...
by chrisps
Sun May 29, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps River Levels
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

Re: French Alps River Levels

Watch out on the Briancon Gorge... There is a log across the barrage, then 3 river wide trees 200m downstream.

Very high levels here at the minute... Good fun!

Oh, and fuel isn't at all the problem the news is making out.
by chrisps
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What car for a paddling vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 2358

Re: What car for a paddling vehicle?

I would have thought so... they are cheap to start with abd have been around quite a while now. Certainly they hold their value worse than some other cars that have been suggested here....
by chrisps
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What car for a paddling vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 2358

Re: What car for a paddling vehicle?

If you can live with the slightly quirky looks, a Skoda Roomster is an excellent paddle wagon (just sold mine). Its not all that big (fractionally bigger than a VW Golf), but has amazing amounts of space inside as you can take the rear seats out completely, leaving a van like space in the back. I co...
by chrisps
Fri May 17, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canada advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Canada advice?

Sure will! Was meant to be over this year for a few weeks paddling, but unfortunately got an annoying eye problem which stopped me paddling until recently, so am too out of practice for this year... future plans!
by chrisps
Fri May 17, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canada advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Canada advice?

I know; I was on the verge of "kayak-jacking" one of them and jumping on; it looked so good! Especially the 20?fter into the little cauldron with all the tourists watching :P
by chrisps
Fri May 17, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canada advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Canada advice?

There is the Calgary Kayak Club. I was talking to a few of them at Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary a couple of years ago and then happened to bump into them again at Johnsons Canyon near Banff (which made me very jealous of not having my boat or kit with me in Canada!). They seem like a nice bunch of ...
by chrisps
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

I already have Oakley Wind Jackets (pretty much the same) and yeah, they do stop most of the splashes, but not going to stop holes / waves etc

And they do look very cool ;).

I will chat with Chris M next time I am up in Brum; didn't realise he used them!
by chrisps
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

Hmmm thats interesting to hear. I will let you know how I get on. Going rafting for a friend's birthday this weekend at Lee Valley, so going to try those tri goggles that people have been talking about that my dad happens to have. Its odd; the doctors said that kayaking shouldnt be a problem, but it...
by chrisps
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

Hmmm bizarrely I think my dad might actually own a pair of those aquaseals! Will have to check it out next time I go home!
by chrisps
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

cathalferris wrote:That post on unsponsored is not publicly visible.
Ah, I presumed the site was down!
by chrisps
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

That salclear stuff looks good; might try some of that.

Yeah, I am definitely avoiding anything unclean! I am thinking that the Alps, Tryweryn (upper, as it has just come out the Dam), Lee Valley and CIWW would probably be ok with some goggles to help though!
by chrisps
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

Yeah, I have never really found spit to work that well on glasses when paddling to be honest; I find that it blurs the vision so much I would prefer the fogging! Henry, yes, I did do a search before posting this... most stuff seemed to be a discussion of whether to wear goggles or glasses, and most ...
by chrisps
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

Thats encouraging, especially if he can do the Etive in them; obviously stay put quite nicely. I too would need prescription ones (I wear glasses when kayaking normally, never got along with contacts) Swimming pools are a good point though; I could take my dad's non-prescription triathlon goggles to...
by chrisps
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: Goggles?!

Yeah, I wondered that about misting up too, but I figure that triathletes (spelling?!) dont seem to have a problem? I have quite tight fitting Oakleys for cycling and they can mist up, but they came with a little "anti-mist" stick, which does seem to work wonders on them. Not sure I will exactly be ...
by chrisps
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Goggles?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Goggles?!

After getting a nasty eye problem at the very end of last year (uveitis if you have ever heard of it) and being on eye drops for several weeks to fix it, I have been exercising great self restraint and avoiding kayaking so as not to get river water in my eye (as advised). However, all mountain bikin...
by chrisps
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photos from The Coe - literally
Replies: 23
Views: 3960

Re: Photos from The Coe - literally

You sure that camera hasnt been there for several years? Some pretty retro kit in that photo :)
by chrisps
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A great kayaking helmet- just to put it out there...:)
Replies: 63
Views: 7997

Re: A great kayaking helmet- just to put it out there...:)

Mountain biking helmets will completely break (by design) on the first impact; I speak from experience! Really not a good idea for kayaking where you will possibly get multiple big hits while upside down!
by chrisps
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creekboats to Canada
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Creekboats to Canada

Hmmm ok I will look into that; thanks!
by chrisps
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creekboats to Canada
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Creekboats to Canada

Thanks guys, and thanks again for the input Dave (I was the chap you have been exchanging emails with if you hadn't worked that out). Look forward to getting out there next year! When you say "renting", can you really rent a creek boat?! It works out to about £650 to buy a Burn in Calgary as they ha...
by chrisps
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creekboats to Canada
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Creekboats to Canada

Heya, A few of us are going to Canada next year. From reading on here and on Virgin's site, it would appear that they will take our mahoosive creek boats, but the flights to Vancouver are £1168, so just wondering if we can get stuff done any cheaper. I don't think any other carriers will take kayaks...
by chrisps
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish Boaters, Nov 3 - 8
Replies: 13
Views: 1514

Re: Scottish Boaters, Nov 3 - 8

There are 45 of up for a paddling trip in Roybridge next week, unfortunately we leave on the 3rd!
by chrisps
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TEVA UK SALE!
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: TEVA UK SALE!

Thanks for the tip axeman! Needed a new cheap pair of shoes to mooch about in!

That code still appears to work.
by chrisps
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Late season in BC (video)
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: Late season in BC (video)

Thanks for the info (or should I say beta?) :)
by chrisps
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Late season in BC (video)
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: Late season in BC (video)

Ok, cool, thanks! Where is Alberta creek, and how much plastic is left on your hull by the time you hit the lake?!
by chrisps
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Late season in BC (video)
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: Late season in BC (video)

Great video! What month was that filmed in out of interest? I am coming out next August and from talking to some people, I was getting worried that there wouldn't be any water left...
by chrisps
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Strava Loop - Jubilee Course - Tees Barrage
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Strava Loop - Jubilee Course - Tees Barrage

Thats a great idea! I love Strava on the bike, so doing it for kayaking should be fun :). Looks like the GPS was getting a bit confused on the altitudes for that Etive section though!
by chrisps
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best deck for a Shiva
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: Best deck for a Shiva

On my Shiva M, I am using the Seals Rand 1.7 deck that I have used on my Burn. Feels roughly the same "tightness" on the Shiva as the Burn. Never had an imploision issue, although I haven't quite worked up to Immler sized waterfalls yet :). Going deep on 30-40ft ish drops doesnt phase it though and ...
by chrisps
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hucker's bible
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Hucker's bible

That "fish pass" looks more like something I would expect to see in a James Bond movie, not a Welsh river!