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by Tom_Laws
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SAVE THE CONWY T-Shirts - orders in by 16th March!
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: SAVE THE CONWY T-Shirts - less than a week left!

Afternoon all,

After Paula's request, there is now a donate button on the bottom of the TShirts page - Thanks very much all,

Tom

http://savetheconwy.com/t-shirts/
by Tom_Laws
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn pay and play
Replies: 153
Views: 15307

Re: Tryweryn pay and play

You will want to take a look at the Welsh Rivers Facebook page after 12 noon today.
by Tom_Laws
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Captions please...
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Captions please...

heybaz wrote:
Tom_Laws wrote:Jim Wallis,

Grand Canyon,

Sleeping Beauty, the Director's Cut took an unusual turn in the third act...
Hmmmm.... maybe I should have said "team members and family" Mr Laws! Say hi to the folks from us pls?

Barry
Will do, they had a great time.
by Tom_Laws
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Captions please...
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Captions please...

Jim Wallis,

Grand Canyon,

Sleeping Beauty, the Director's Cut took an unusual turn in the third act...
by Tom_Laws
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Springwatch wezzit
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Springwatch wezzit

Beat me to it. Amazing river, top Einion factoid, the top bit of that fall is actually an artificial wall, see if you can spot it tomorrow on the show. Felt like Hollywood when I spotted the guys from Springwatch in Aberystwyth Spar, Rock n Roll. You are so cool... I once had a beer with the boys f...
by Tom_Laws
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pubs by rivers
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Pubs by rivers

How have we got this far into the thread and not mentioned the Saracen's Heat at Symonds Yat?
by Tom_Laws
Wed May 22, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon
Replies: 22
Views: 4286

Re: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon

I heard you all had a rubbish time... jerks.
by Tom_Laws
Sun May 19, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's just one road...
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

It's just one road...

66423894 A little edit cut together for the Tryweryn Festival 2013. The concept is simple, produce a series of videos that celebrate the great kayaking that goes on in the A5 corridor from Holyhead to Llangollen. A truly diverse adventure awaits, from dodging sea-monsters at sunset, high water tree...
by Tom_Laws
Thu May 09, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone 'Never' swum?
Replies: 43
Views: 5981

Re: Has anyone 'Never' swum?

My Mum. She's paddled the Nile and everything.
by Tom_Laws
Fri May 03, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fave Rapid/Feature names
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: Fave Rapid/Feature names

Joe L wrote:Groo. On the mickey mouse run in Valldall.
Not sure if that's the correct spelling. A local paddler informed us that the hole was named after a local girl, as its a sticky little hole that everyone gets stuck in sometime.
Great name.
by Tom_Laws
Fri May 03, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Nomad??
Replies: 30
Views: 7397

Re: New Nomad??

Ah the dirty sharp lines of a prototype. :-)
by Tom_Laws
Wed May 01, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fave Rapid/Feature names
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: Fave Rapid/Feature names

On the Aberglaslyn Gorge there are (for some of us anyway) Garry's Ledge and the Temporal Focus Graduation Drop.
by Tom_Laws
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things I see on the river during my travels.
Replies: 26
Views: 2286

Re: Things I see on the river during my travels.

Is that any worse than live bait? Worst case is that the rescuer ends up swimming, which he would be if he were live baiting anyway? EDIT: that is assuming that the "dope on the rope" is actually paddling up below a drop as a rescuer, rather than running the drop. If the latter, I've no idea what's...
by Tom_Laws
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just a little stern squirt practising....................
Replies: 28
Views: 3770

Re: Just a little stern squirt practising...................

In your living room, sit on the floor on your bum, knees in the air, heels just off the floor (tricky to balance but try it). Try leaning back aggressively like you do in the video - what do your feet/legs do? Aha! A slight move back to weight the stern followed by sitting upright once she goes will...
by Tom_Laws
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just a little stern squirt practising....................
Replies: 28
Views: 3770

Re: Just a little stern squirt practising...................

TechnoEngineer wrote:Ordered ^^^^ - thanks for the recommendation!
It's mind bendingly hard to read but every playboater should know part of their roots (yes, I know, slalomers invented the stern dip but Jim and the chaps refined it)
by Tom_Laws
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just a little stern squirt practising....................
Replies: 28
Views: 3770

Re: Just a little stern squirt practising...................

Get a copy of squirt boating and beyond by Jim Snyder.
by Tom_Laws
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A55 East bound Penmaenmawr Road Works
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: A55 East bound Penmaenmawr Road Works

Sychnant Pass was a death trap last week with jerks driving waaay too fast in both directions.

A55 is a joke of a road.
by Tom_Laws
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2339
Views: 97691

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Gorge on the Liamone?
by Tom_Laws
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tree in the Ogwen
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: Tree in the Ogwen

It's been there for ages, and is below the "usual" take out. Probably passable with care. Maybe.
by Tom_Laws
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2339
Views: 97691

Re: Infinity Wezzit

I know, but I'm at work so can't post a picture and the drop I've got a snap of you'd never get anyway.
by Tom_Laws
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Online canoe shop - a different approach
Replies: 15
Views: 1644

Re: Online canoe shop - a different approach

Tom - I've just had another look and you're right, it's massive now! Shame Graham's boat museum must not have been finished when they were taking the photos... Try it in a darkened room with some Burial on the stereo after getting all revved up watching Breaking Bad.... it's like a horrendous zombi...
by Tom_Laws
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Online canoe shop - a different approach
Replies: 15
Views: 1644

Re: Online canoe shop - a different approach

Conwy Falls Cafe have that as well.

I love the way that as you wander about the chaps are in different "Where's Wally" Style places!
by Tom_Laws
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Go pro Won't turn on.
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Go pro Won't turn on.

GoPro have a very strict policy and dealers have to sign things to say that their goods won't end up on eBay!
by Tom_Laws
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trees
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: Trees

-Ginge- wrote:Who gave you permission to paddle the Ogwen anyway? Its a locals river. If you don't know what it's like because you don't live next to it you shouldn't be getting on...
Two-loos is not in the Ogwen Valley. How dare you? How VERY Dare you?!

;-)

x
by Tom_Laws
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video Editing
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: Video Editing

I've spent the difference in cost on a trip to Val Sessia and another to the alps. I can live with that. Better the devil you know after all.
by Tom_Laws
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video Editing
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: Video Editing

sandy wrote:Rub it in why don't you.
Samsung Ultrabook - higher spec than a macbook air and less than half the price. You do the math......s. ;-)
by Tom_Laws
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video Editing
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: Video Editing

Amused to discover that my new ultrabook (slim laptop) will run premiere pretty much as well as my desk-top!

T
by Tom_Laws
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video Editing
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: Video Editing

sandy wrote:My computer is part of the problem when using Premiere Pro - It has 8gb RAM but is still crap when editing until I've rendered the workspace - think the processor is struggling to cope. Are there anyways to speed things up?
More RAM and regular breaks to render your workspace.
by Tom_Laws
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video Editing
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: Video Editing

I use (and love) Prem Pro, now that I've made my computer cope with editing video properly. If you are a comfortable user of PS then Prem will come. For basic editing (trimming clips, adding a basic soundtrack) then iMovie will do the trick and I've seen some awesome videos produced on Windows Movie...