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by Flo
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Palm Switch Dry Cag
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: FS: Palm Switch Dry Cag

where are you based?
by Flo
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Bliss Stick Mystic For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Bliss Stick Mystic For Sale

Hiya,

Would it be possible to see some photos of the boat please?

lawrenceparkerjnr@hotmail.com

Kind regards,

flo
by Flo
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best kayaking putdowns
Replies: 55
Views: 5323

Re: Your best kayaking putdowns

"I see, so the boat was just slowing you down then?"
by Flo
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Isle of man summer paddling
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Isle of man summer paddling

Many thanks, I have sent them an email.
by Flo
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Isle of man summer paddling
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Isle of man summer paddling

Hello,

I'm on holiday on the Isle of man over the summer and was thinking of hiring seakayaks to explore the coast whilst I was there. Any suggestions on who to contact?

flo
by Flo
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks and public transport
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Kayaks and public transport

I used to take mine on the train before I got a car. Some guards will try to charge you for an extra ticket
by Flo
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Peak creek drysuit, size L, 2010 for sale!
Replies: 23
Views: 1672

Re: Peak creek drysuit, size L, 2010 for sale!

How do,

Interested in the suit, not sure how the Peak sizes come up, how big are you?
by Flo
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CRB's (move from CODE)
Replies: 45
Views: 1867

Re: CRB's (move from CODE)

I had my CRB returned a week or so ago because they changed the form from when it was accepted (stamped may 20th) to some other stage in the process (July 19th). I'd sent the blessed thing off to be processed at the start of May, when I started in a new job.
by Flo
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CODE is no longer useful
Replies: 50
Views: 3100

Re: CODE is no longer useful

Might of been my fault, just trying to point out a useful, if irrataing piece of info in the CODE
by Flo
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CODE is no longer useful
Replies: 50
Views: 3100

Re: CODE is no longer useful

Did anyone else noticed the request for a CRB with the BCU tucked into the oddly folded last page?
by Flo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Retaining footrest bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Retaining footrest bolts

You could drill a small hole in the plastic tri-wing, run a thin cord through the hole and back to one of the seat adjustment holes, that way the bolts stay attched when making adjustments.
by Flo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe clubs near Portsmouth?
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Canoe clubs near Portsmouth?

I don't suppose you're a student? UPCC's quite good...
by Flo
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High brace
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: High brace

The benefit of a support stroke is that you can see everything your head/body is likely to hit, unlike when you invert. Taking it slightly off topic I'm off to the team south coach update tomorrow- I may chat to them about this (doing the 2 star assessment standards session) as whilst the training n...
by Flo
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High brace
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: High brace

I was taught (perhaps erroneously) that the high brace was there to catch a failed low brace ('wet' arm rolls back at the wrist/elbow from low brace to present the power face to the water, 'dry' arm rolls back but stays low, elbow tucked into the body, body slightly forwards...etc.).
by Flo
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High brace
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: High brace

I just had a quick peep on the BCWhos website, and it doesn't (and feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken) look like the high brace is assessed on the new 2 star. Here's the pdf I looked over: http://www.bcu.org.uk/files/2%20Star%20Assessors%20Notes.pdf Again, feel free to correct me. 'Tis point A....
by Flo
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Top tips for coaches.
Replies: 112
Views: 4303

Re: Top tips for coaches.

Remember to take time out to paddle for yourself, otherwise your hobby could become a chore.
by Flo
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Top tips for coaches.
Replies: 112
Views: 4303

Re: Top tips for coaches.

I agree with Mr Westgarth that a coach needs to be an inspiration to those who they coach, and that that means that for coaching on the hard stuff (scary scary G 4 and more) you need to be a fairly hot paddler. I would disagree that you have to do that (paddle the scary stuff/coach on the same) to b...
by Flo
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Top tips for coaches.
Replies: 112
Views: 4303

Re: Top tips for coaches.

I would suggest that coaching is a bit like first aid or safety- the person doing any of the above needs to be competent and confident in the role they're performing. In first aid this means trained and familiar with your own kit, same as with safety. In coaching this means you need to be competent ...
by Flo
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Top tips for coaches.
Replies: 112
Views: 4303

Re: Top tips for coaches.

Interesting. Actually, I'm with Wilf on the first point- You need to know the skill certainly, but in my experience people seem to be the best at coaching things which took them the longest to learn. This may be because they spent large amounts of time focused on them, or recieved the most varied co...
by Flo
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak airbags why do you need/use them?
Replies: 15
Views: 6425

Re: Kayak airbags why do you need/use them?

Also, bagging out an end means you can empty it faster, as when you rock the boat (lifting the bow) less of the water can flow into the stern as it's already full of airbag. A bagged out boat should be pretty much empty after 3 rocks (I've found this to be true for everything from prijon schools dow...
by Flo
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BA Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: BA Advice

I wonder how much aeration affects the density of the water?

Anyone seen any research on this?
by Flo
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BA Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: BA Advice

My front-pocket zip broke too- is this common on the AV 300, or is it just bad luck?
by Flo
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Strength, rehab or prevention
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Strength, rehab or prevention

If a muscle is 'too strong' it suggests a training imbalance (i.e. over training the biceps without also working the triceps). That's not to bad a one to have I guess- lots of big guys have problems fully extending the elbow joint. It can be more problematic around the chest- a guy I work woth has o...
by Flo
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Does Any One Know?
Replies: 45
Views: 2184

Re: Does Any One Know?

Interesting debate, For me the big benefit of this looks to be for mixed ability groups- particulary uni style groups where you may have a trip of around twenty paddlers. When said group arrives at something where prudent riverleaders set up safety (in case of an out of boat experience) you may have...
by Flo
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking Courses
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking Courses

Hello, I saw a course on your website-calendar, the coaching modules on coaching young paddlers and mentoring skills, and was wondering where they would be held and whether you had spaces on either of them? Both seem quite interesting, but they're not on this list. Any info you could give me would b...
by Flo
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to carry first aid kit in?
Replies: 23
Views: 1337

Re: What to carry first aid kit in?

In reference to Otterbox;

I don't know about their bigger boxes but the armour series for Ipods works really well- both water and abuse proof thus far.
by Flo
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best spraydeck?
Replies: 54
Views: 10117

Re: Best spraydeck?

If the boats are bagged you can curl into crossdeck- I've used it on master 2's, prijon schools etc. and managed to avoid any serious deck damage. By that I mean starting with a curl and then, once most of the water that's coming out is gone, twisting the front over your boat (letting the stern of t...
by Flo
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmeet kayak launch
Replies: 75
Views: 5323

Re: Dartmeet kayak launch

Possibly, yes.

It could scrub the bottoms of the boats, preventing cross-contamination or some such environmental spiel...
by Flo
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmeet kayak launch
Replies: 75
Views: 5323

Re: Dartmeet kayak launch

Maybe a ramp with bristles?

Possibly something like astro turf (although I don't know what the friction would be like on that for sliding though). I seem to remeber that a.t. is fairly durable stuff used for artificial pitches and such, so should withstand luanches well.

flo
by Flo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 47
Views: 2381

Re: Whistles

I use a whistle when coaching. Have never had to use it on moving though, but I would agree one sharp blast for attention, repeated grouped blasts for assistance. It helps if you have a competive group or a rolling tournament (eg. 3 teams winner stays on polo style game, tend to lurk at the end of s...