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by James Hartley
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riot Magnum - Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Riot Magnum - Opinions?

I remember when they went back in to production a few years back. Having had the mold bought by a new distributor. So I was keen to demo the boat. And (the smaller of the 2 sizes) the boat was really nice to paddle from what I recall. One of the best boats I demo'd at the time. And I really got on w...
by James Hartley
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Contamination at the Burrs Country Park, Bury
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Contamination at the Burrs Country Park, Bury

Just seen the following on Facebook, might be worth avoiding the Burrs for anyone wishing to paddle it this weekend, seems once again that it is contaminated and potentially with something nasty Hi can you post a warning please to any dog walkers who go to burrs country park . I had to have my belov...
by James Hartley
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Paddle?
Replies: 34
Views: 2264

Re: What Paddle?

I have a set of Mitchell blades. They replaced a set of Werner Powerhouse's. I loved the Mitchell blades for more than I ever did the Werners. Better feel, better power transfer, and felt more powerful as well. Have tried a couple of VE's but they weren't for me. They were nice, but I didn't think t...
by James Hartley
Wed May 27, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The words 'Easy to roll' on a kayak for sale ad...
Replies: 31
Views: 3899

Re: The words 'Easy to roll' on a kayak for sale ad...

I guess you could also add the line; "Boofs like a dream" in to this topic discussion............
by James Hartley
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka Kayaks... A my experience shared...
Replies: 11
Views: 4177

Re: Waka Kayaks... A my experience shared...

If you liked it having tried it, then you should be fine in it. While the boat plays a part, it is the paddler that makes the difference
by James Hartley
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where did all the banter go?
Replies: 36
Views: 3866

Re: Where did all the banter go?

The advantage of the UKRGB over any other social media type is the Guidebook part with all the information needed there
by James Hartley
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My first New Boat topic in ages!
Replies: 27
Views: 3533

Re: My first New Boat topic in ages!

banzer wrote: Whatever it is I don't want too long so that's probably the Tuna / Waka out, even though I've had Bliss Sticks before and like the outfitting.

Wakka now do a mini version of the Tuna. Can't remember its name, think its the name of a waterfall on a river.
by James Hartley
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My first New Boat topic in ages!
Replies: 27
Views: 3533

Re: My first New Boat topic in ages!

I don't think the Bliss Stick Mystic is a million miles away in terms of hull design to the Riot Magnum, so perhaps have a look at one of those, or failing that the Wakka Tuna, ( tuna being the bigger version) Actually Waka also do a smaller version of the tuna now as well, not sure how easy they ar...
by James Hartley
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which dry suit ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Re: Which dry suit ?

I have just seen Sweet Protection Have entered the dry suit market, and from the specs it does look like a VERY nice bit of kit, but I also suspect will be a top end price :(
by James Hartley
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slippery Shaft
Replies: 17
Views: 2852

Re: Slippery Shaft

This is the Facebook page of the paddle Grip Wax that I currently use, having been given it by Simon Westgarth. I have always been a fan of waxing my paddles, and this stuff has by far been the best I have ever used. Search for it on eBay and you will know doubt find it there, but as a tacky grip im...
by James Hartley
Wed May 29, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue/way to mend air bags
Replies: 8
Views: 2537

Re: Best glue/way to mend air bags

When I last repaired one of my air bags, I just used a patch, and the glue out of my bike puncture repair kit. It has so far ( 12 months ish) been perfectly fine
by James Hartley
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spray Decks
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Spray Decks

Rasdex make a really cheap (£60ish inc shipping from NZ), really tough deck that would do just nicely on the jefe... I have no idea if it would fit your sea-kayak, but it probably wouldn't be the most leak proof even if it did, unfortunately. Josh is right, in that they make amazing decks that last...
by James Hartley
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2009-2010 Burn
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: 2009-2010 Burn

Mike A wrote:
But just wondering, which is best?
Depends on which ever suited your paddling the most.
by James Hartley
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddles...
Replies: 21
Views: 1965

Re: Paddles...

I would always suggest having a look at Mitchell's. Amazingly well put together, and I have always rated them higher than my previous Werners that I used. They also seem to be a lot harder wearing than the Werners ever where. For me, I love them, and would happily buy an exact replacement should I l...
by James Hartley
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats you've owned and miss
Replies: 26
Views: 1832

Re: Boats you've owned and miss

My Dagger Vengeance, first bought boat with my own money. I am not sure I would actually like to paddle it again, but I do have fond memories of it, and if did get the chance to paddle one again, hope that it was as nice as remember and I am not just looking back through rose tinted glasses !
by James Hartley
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats you don't see much.
Replies: 27
Views: 3702

Re: Boats you don't see much.

Must admit at one point, you couldn't NOT bump in to a Riot paddler, at the height of the Dominatrix/Trickster's popularity. Things then went a bit wrong for them, and they seemed to die a death. In the last couple of years they have tried to re launch themselves, and while some of their boats are b...
by James Hartley
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best creeker on the market?
Replies: 30
Views: 3120

Re: Best creeker on the market?

I am rather taken with my Bliss Stick Mystick.
Not the easiest boat in the world to get hold of and demo/buy though
by James Hartley
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Hebden Water
Replies: 14
Views: 7268

Re: HEBDEN WATER

For any one wanting a gauge calibration on what is a doable level, 0.6 is what we have worked it out to be. 0.6 and up and it will run. Ran it yesterday ( had been showing 0.73 a few hours before we had been able to get on, and was a good level stepping stones covered) Low level tress always an issu...
by James Hartley
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A decent spraydeck
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: A decent spraydeck

Looks good, which one would you recomend as theres a few types? First one I had was the standard, ( But was bought several years ago, and that's current line up's closest comparison, the one I have incidentally still is dry, still works, just didn't fit the deck on when changed my bought, 7 years a...
by James Hartley
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A decent spraydeck
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: A decent spraydeck

I would recommend having a look at Rasdex, I have always been impressed with them. Link here; Clickety
by James Hartley
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydeck for Zet Raptor
Replies: 38
Views: 4333

Re: Spraydeck for Zet Raptor

I still don't think you can go wrong with a Rasdex deck
by James Hartley
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It isn't as hard as the old edition- a classic tale
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

Re: It isn't as hard as the old edition- a classic tale

Welsh rivers was probably not up to his standard of erotic literature! https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/378194_10151950173875153_1670221598_n.jpg I would just like to point out, I am not the author or in anyway affiliated with this book, not my fault in anyway......................
by James Hartley
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydecks
Replies: 18
Views: 1327

Re: Spraydecks

I am on my second Rasdeck deck. Made to measure, and to fit the boat you specify, and shipped in from NZ. Newest one came in cheaper than the palm equivalent, and seems much better made and has so far been bone dry
by James Hartley
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best deck for a Shiva
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Best deck for a Shiva

A friend of mine uses one of Pyranha's own Angry fish decks, and has no issues with it on his Large Shiva
by James Hartley
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First Quality Paddle purchase??
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: First Quality Paddle purchase??

funk3y wrote: What's Gorrilla paddles like any good?
My first paddle were a set of Gorrilla's, strong, endurable, and pretty good to use from what I remember of them. I think they would be classed as fairly heavy by some of today's standards, but other than that, a pretty good bit of kit
by James Hartley
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BEGNNER Boat
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: BEGNNER Boat

I would suggest maybe have a look at the Liquid logic Trigger, should be reasonably cheap on the second hand market, and would be a great boat !!
by James Hartley
Fri May 25, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: pins - a breathing tube??
Replies: 17
Views: 3167

Re: pins - a breathing tube??

I must admit, it has on occasion crossed my mind, and the answer I half came up with was cut the tub off an air bag and use that if was really thrutching
by James Hartley
Wed May 16, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Marin Wolf Ridge (small) Mountain Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: FS Marin Wolf Ridge (small) Mountain Bike

It is indeed, I am 5 foot 7, and the bike is a good size for me, however, I know that being a small frame, I am near the upper end of the size for that frame.
by James Hartley
Wed May 16, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Marin Wolf Ridge (small) Mountain Bike
Replies: 2
Views: 606

FS Marin Wolf Ridge (small) Mountain Bike

I am selling my Mountain bike, a 2008 Marin Wolf Ridge (small frame) full details of the listing is here, as well as images, any questions, feel free to ask ! BUY ME picture Here Independent review of this bike can be found here; Here You know you want to, just think of all the fun you can have on i...
by James Hartley
Sun May 13, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bigger or smaller boat?
Replies: 31
Views: 1316

Re: Bigger or smaller boat?

The answer lies in outfitting and padding, if you can fit in the medium, and are comfy, adding pads and foam to make a tight fit is normal for most boats. However, at the end of the day, paddle what boat you can make perform better for you. Or try something else instead of a Burn, if neither is idea...