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by Ed Hopper
Mon May 03, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 7953

Re: I don't do politics . . .

Well, if anyone can remember me on here, it will comes as no surprise to them that I *do* do politics. That said, I have no interest in trying to convert people however I do entirely agree with Chaucer with regard to PR. Just because it is new doesn't mean it is any good. There are far too many coun...
by Ed Hopper
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Congratulations David Florence
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Surely

Surely he should have got Gold? The 2 second penalty didn't seem to be added to the chap who got Gold which would have taken his time slightly over that of our man.

I think we should be told...


Laters,


Ed
by Ed Hopper
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Home Contents Insurance That Will Cover Kayaks?
Replies: 18
Views: 2924

Every home insurance policy I have ever investigated states in the 'Exclusions' section that "We do not insure boats or watercraft of any kind". This is despite the sales assistant helpfully saying over the phone that they will insure your canoe/kayak. I would generally say boats are uninsurable un...
by Ed Hopper
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nasal Complaints
Replies: 15
Views: 2498

Chertsey

Well, I started paddling regularly (1-2 times a week) when I was about 15 (pools, rivers, HPP), progressed on to 3-4 times a week (flatwater, pool, WW) at University and then onto 2-3 times a week on weirs (Hurley) and I never had any problems with my nose. Never. Then I started going to Chertsey in...
by Ed Hopper
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you should stop posting on UKRGB when.......
Replies: 115
Views: 13140

1.) If you can remember having to fight people to be allowed to paddle the club Dagger Crossfire 2.) If you remember padding at Hurley pre 97, when everything somehow seemed bigger and more exciting. 3.) If you remember the days of mass participation on the UK Rodeo scene - 100's of people at each H...
by Ed Hopper
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whatever happend to Dave McCraw?
Replies: 29
Views: 4883

See see

See.

Good old days of TWP, I meant to say.



Laters,



Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whatever happend to Dave McCraw?
Replies: 29
Views: 4883

I am actually still here, I just post very very quietly, so none of you notice. Actually, I also spend a lot less time in a boat any more so can't bring myself to get all riled up about things like I used to, plus all the arguments are the same and I have grown tired of poking people who post under ...
by Ed Hopper
Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Campsites in Llangollen
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Flipping heck - I know this one - oooohh, oooh! Oh yes, http://www.wernisaf.supanet.com/ Wern Isaf Farm Wern Road LLANGOLLEN LL20 8DU We camped here at the Musgrove "Sonning on Thames Annual Gala" <ahem> stag <ahem>. It's up the hill behind the Bridge End about 3/4 of a mile so easily walkable. Good...
by Ed Hopper
Thu May 24, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: California swimorama
Replies: 13
Views: 2908

Sounds like the whole team is having a wail of a time out there.

I suspect that they will all return worn out, weary and sad with their collective story straight re. gnarly rivers and dangerous liasons with ill advised undercuts.



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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Fri May 18, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: UK Freestyle Endorsed Events, UK Rankings and League
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

These endorsed events will continue into 2008 but with an additional touch. The ranking list of 2007 will be divided up into leagues (exact number will depend on number of entries in 2007). At each endorsed event of 2008 there will be a separate competition for each league. This means the Pros will...
by Ed Hopper
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are Paddlers More Intelligent?
Replies: 89
Views: 8208

Forget all that class nonsense (although clearly I agree with the middle class bit) and perhaps consider the following:

"Most paddlers got into boating because they were crap at ball sports"

Not all, not all, most. Could be wrong...


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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Guess who I saw at Hurley today?
Replies: 11
Views: 2075

back!

Crikey - I knew it'd have to be a post about Hurley which brought my out of my self imposed tippey tappy forum retirement. James looks quite jaded. He's crazy and I don't hold with that kind of thing. Robin looks like he's eaten an entire packet of scooby snacks. "Phat" moves there Robin. I was down...
by Ed Hopper
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Marsh Weir
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Cool chaps - thanks for that.

I've just had a squizz at the aerial photos on Google Earth - it looks quite good from the air, which is more than can be said for most of the other Thames Weirs as most of the photos were taken in summer when they weren't running.


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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Marsh Weir
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Where actually is it? I'm pretty sure I've been to look at it a couple of years back but I can't remember where and also I can't find where the weir guides went from TWP.


thanks lots,



Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TEAM TRAINING CANCELED
Replies: 27
Views: 3729

Yes, the team could surely have still gained some value out of training together even if their coach couldn't make it over from South Wales. Let's face it, the coach can't look at everyone all the time anyway so although it wouldn't have perhaps been as useful, at least it would have been something....
by Ed Hopper
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BA baggage charging
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

I can only assume that this restriction to to try and limit the multiple claims they must get every flight for people whose bags have been kicked around the baggage hall by the knuckle draggers who get jobs as baggage handlers. I once had to stand at an airport whilst a bunch of Spanish baggage hand...
by Ed Hopper
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fancy a career change?
Replies: 18
Views: 3265

Come on Morsey - step up to the plate.

I'm sure they'd much rather have you on the inside throwing rocks out than what you are currently doing.

Mind you, £28k. You'd have to do it for love.


Laters,




Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I shall say this only once.... Well done Doug Cooper!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Cheap, in this respect, is my middle name.

Well done Douglas for being so public spirited.


Laters,



Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vid from some people paddling in Wales
Replies: 7
Views: 1457

Vid from some people paddling in Wales

Sorry if anyone has already linked this to the site elsewhere (I've been a bit busy lately to read every post) but I thought people might enjoy this video which I spotted linked off another newsgroup. http://www.whioworld.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=28&pos=1 for four reasons. 1.) There are so...
by Ed Hopper
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I shall say this only once.... Well done Doug Cooper!
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

That's because to him they are large drops.


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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Name the boat..
Replies: 47
Views: 5453

Pryhana Razor. "For advanced users only"



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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: When's the right time?
Replies: 24
Views: 4555

Is this a case of People's Front of Judea going on here? My understanding was that Quicky is involved with access in England and Ash74 is involved in Wales.

Why the sniping?


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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Favorite Move....
Replies: 61
Views: 6744

"Left Wall" on the Fairy Glen in levels where you have to go over on the far left hand side as the right hand side is dry. Every time I did this I bagged it in a corkscrew style, landing upside down just next to the rock wall and having to roll up quick smart to avoid any potential pin. Obviously, t...
by Ed Hopper
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your last swim- as a learning resource...
Replies: 89
Views: 13471

1. Where was it? Bottom pool at Holme Pierrepont (below the washing machine) in '91 or '92. 2. What did you do wrong? I was tired out in my mammoth Dancer craft having spent a long time trying to surf it on the little wave train down there. Capsized on the eddyline and spent ages trying to roll unti...
by Ed Hopper
Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9236

Good lord. Geyrfugl's semi hysterical opinions about the evils of competition and their potential impact on his progeny have succeeded in stirring me from my UKRGB slumber. Sure, you might not want to be involved in competition but to actually think that other people wishing to strive to go faster, ...
by Ed Hopper
Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moderation like lightning
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Curses. I must have been doing something else. Did I miss any more naked Britney's? Damn damn damn.


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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I swam today, it was a great releif.
Replies: 34
Views: 5894

Swimming on hard rivers is really really bad. You are out of control, (often) out of reach of rescue and sometimes people don't come out the other side with just another amusing trashing story. Learn to roll properly and stay in your boat. I found that spending most of my spare cash of a pair of tit...
by Ed Hopper
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: the best wave in/around north wales
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Stanley, but on the 'dark side' Hey Tom, it's not like you to advocate the dark side. Some of the footage I've seen of what I understand may be called the Campsite Wave on the Dee in full flood does look fantastic but I presume it's a reasonably rare occurance to get levels that high? Anyway, it's ...
by Ed Hopper
Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Hawaii Sur Thames'
Replies: 17
Views: 3616

The result was a 50+ ft wide hole, maybe 15ft from trough to crest (5/6ft vertically).
That's what it was like when Flea and I went there a 2-3 weeks ago. It was enormous.

We shandied about on the shoulder. No dropping into the guts for us, oh no.


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Ed.
by Ed Hopper
Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Tour - it's happening!
Replies: 106
Views: 18206

I have the morals of a cat, as everyone knows. I like to think of it as one rule for me and another rule for everyone else.

I did, however, pay for the access ticket from the WCA, as at that time that was very much the done thing.



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Ed.