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by Chaucer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 5460

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

Mark R wrote:Image

No further discussion is necessary.
Wasn't the Bubble/Probe even worse?
by Chaucer
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 5460

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

I take all your worst boats and raise you the Cochois Reflex. It was a plastic boat that looked like it had been welded together in about 6 places. I know it was bad, because I paddled a Rotobat at the time, and it was beautiful in comparison. The Cochois Reflexes that I paddled were part of the fle...
by Chaucer
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Market research - guidebook
Replies: 34
Views: 2877

Re: Market research - guidebook

Hi Mark, what about covering some of the tributaries as well. Up in Oxfordshire we have the Cherwell, Ray, Windrush and Evelode which are/may be paddleable in part.
Thames guides that I have seen just cover either the main river or the navigable part of the main river.
by Chaucer
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good guidebooks around the world
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Re: Good guidebooks around the world

See if you can get a copy of Rivergods by Richard Bangs and Christian Kallen. It is a bit raft orientated, but it covers some of the great white water rivers of the world. It is not a guide book perhaps in the strictest terms, but it is a good bit of river p@rn.
by Chaucer
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone recognise these boats?
Replies: 15
Views: 2082

Re: Anyone recognise these boats?

When I learned to kayak back in the late 1980s at Exeter University, we had an orange rotobat that was only used in the pool and it looked exactly the same. My second ever WW boat was a rotobat which I had for ages, so even though it was a long time ago I think I would still recognise one.
by Chaucer
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New kayak company
Replies: 16
Views: 3510

Re: New kayak company

I am curious about the roto v blow moulded debate. In the past, Prijon Kayaks were blow moulded whilst all the other manufacturers were using roto moulding. The argument was then that blow moulding led to uneven plastic distribution, so either points of weakness, or in order to make the weaker point...
by Chaucer
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Canoeing Down Everest"
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: "Canoeing Down Everest"

Thanks, I thought that that might be the case. I am glad to own this book though.
by Chaucer
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Canoeing Down Everest"
Replies: 4
Views: 795

"Canoeing Down Everest"

Just picked up a copy of "Canoeing Down Everest" which is signed:-
"Best wishes Reg and Molly Jones 2/9/82.
The search function confirms what I thought, that they were Mike's parents. Can anyone shed any light on the date?
by Chaucer
Thu May 01, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Nyfer
Replies: 1
Views: 2653

Re: Afon Nyfer

Can't really think that the drop is 10' I must have been a bit excited at the time.
by Chaucer
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: strangulation syndrome
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: strangulation syndrome

I second, not shaving.
by Chaucer
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moors, upland, fields and flooding . . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Moors, upland, fields & flooding. Bring back the Beaver

I very seldom agree with Moonbat on anything that he says, but on the philosophy of managing our watercourses he is completely correct. I am pretty sure he was on Countryfile extolling the virtues of re-wilding recently - just surprised that he did not mention the beaver. http://mammal.org.uk/bring-...
by Chaucer
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest by canoe on TV 28th Dec...
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: Everest by canoe on TV 28th Dec...

Really enjoyed it, a classic film, brought back memories of paddling fibre glass boats, though never on anything as difficult.
by Chaucer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More reliable white water
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: More reliable white water

NathanE wrote:There must be stuff to do in the ardennes mountains a fairly sensible long weekend trip.

http://www.kajakardennen.be/index_EN.php
Not sure how reliable the water is - but I did find this blog. To the bottom is a video of the Lesse http://dzjow.com/
by Chaucer
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone heard of Salty Frog?
Replies: 17
Views: 3187

Re: Anyone heard of Salty Frog?

They have bought an old Perception mould, cant remember which one. A friend had one to try but was way too heavy for it. Moulding seemed good but outfitting was basic, ok as a beginner flat water boat, surf boat or for a more experienced white water paddler on a budget. Looks like a Whip it or a Wh...
by Chaucer
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bye bye Benyon
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

Re: Bye bye Benyon

Mr Benyon in the press again today....
by Chaucer
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bye bye Benyon
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

Re: Bye bye Benyon

As both a paddler, although somewhat inactive, and a Conservative politician, much more active, I have to be careful what I say, but shall just observe, that in this case there is definitely an opportunity. However in the context of any Government's default position on this kind of issue ie it is no...
by Chaucer
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tajik trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: Tajik trouble

Further post from LL_CoolSpray on the above forum "Apparently I was premature in posting their rescue. All we know is that they are alive. Everything else is hearsay. If admin could delete my previous post (and this one), I would appreciate it." Fingers still crossed, but on the whole that Forum doe...
by Chaucer
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tajik trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: Tajik trouble

Things seem to be looking up according to the last post here.

http://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f14/ ... 541-4.html
by Chaucer
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environment Agency Consultation
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Environment Agency Consultation

Has anyone had a go at the Environment Agency Consultation online?

https://consult.environment-agency.gov. ... Id=2416646
by Chaucer
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which rivers are good for swimming on a sunny day?
Replies: 50
Views: 18754

Re: Which rivers are good for swimming on a sunny day?

Near me, The Windrush at Minster Lovell, river runs a bit more quickly than the pic in the link would indicate.
http://www.wildswimming.co.uk/map/minst ... -windrush/
by Chaucer
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No right to our rivers whilst Benyon's interests are served
Replies: 36
Views: 4427

Re: No right to our rivers whilst Benyon's interests are ser

More on Benyon. Maybe even the Conservative party have had enough of him.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politic ... -poor.html
by Chaucer
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129742

Re: Infinity Wezzit

It's not the Ostri is it?
by Chaucer
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Grinding the crack'
Replies: 33
Views: 5263

Re: 'Grinding the crack'

latest wing suit insanity. Alexander Polli flies through a mountain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... L8UCfxmtSw
by Chaucer
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Werner paddles ARE destructable (with a volcano)
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Werner paddles ARE destructable (with a volcano)

Annoyed by "oar" - even more annoyed by "ore" - pedant alert.
by Chaucer
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater Kayaking Books (not guides or instructional)
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: Whitewater Kayaking Books (not guides or instructional)

I enjoyed Rivergods by Richard Bangs and Christian Kallen - it is more strictly about rafting, but nevertheless is a good book, and some fantastic pictures.
by Chaucer
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?
Replies: 68
Views: 4941

Re: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?

Did I see any female paddlers mentioned on this list? One that I would put forward would be Liz Sharman. She was a top Slalom paddler at the same time as Richard Fox, and an inspiration to many British slalom paddlers. She won gold medals in the 1983 and 1987 World Championships. She also took part ...
by Chaucer
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?
Replies: 68
Views: 4941

Re: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?

When I was starting as a kayaker, we had a few heroes. Mike Jones, Mike Hewlett, Shaun Baker, and Jochen Schweizer whose "Family Mad" film which you can find on Youtube managed to combine some slapstick, silly stunts and even a little kayaking.