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by frankthesurf
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Xtremist (Shaun Baker on 4od)
Replies: 23
Views: 3751

Re: Xtremist (Shaun Baker on 4od)

I remember Shaun coming up to North Wales and pissing off the locals by bagging loads of stuff that they'd just always looked at. Swallow Falls, Town fall in Betws Traws Gorge, Llanberis waterfalls. He set the standard. He was really good at selling himself and even produced a 'brochure' as his CV. ...
by frankthesurf
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak without channels (chines)
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Kayak without channels (chines)

[quote=Rae1 post_id=813048 time=1538579679 user_id=75055] I have just the same problem. Any rails, and I'm being tipped over just a bit more than I expected. The Axiom I took out last night caught me a few times, so much so that I'm on the lookout for a displacement hulled low volume boat. A Dagger ...
by frankthesurf
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak without channels (chines)
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Kayak without channels (chines)

Having come back to kayaking after a 20 year layoff I've tried a couple of boats (Dagger Mamba, Diesel 75, Burn) and seem to struggle with them all when playing in stoppers. I used to quite happily sit upright and balance OK to the point where I would happily throw my paddle away!! However, all thes...
by frankthesurf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Twymyn tree blockages are there any?
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Twymyn tree blockages are there any?

Anyone inform me if this has any tree blockages on it?
Cheers
Frank
by frankthesurf
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Marteg
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: Afon Marteg

In the 80's a few of us turned up at the major rapid. After some umming and arring we saw a sheep fall in, tumble down the whole section and get out at the bottom. The rest is history!
by frankthesurf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3991

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

Adrian....that's an interesting one!!
by frankthesurf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3991

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

I seem to remember there was an access road that was owned (and may still be) by Welsh Water I think it was at the time. The same road is the access to the river top and may be part of a lease they have with canoe wales. I also remember a footpath. We bumped into many a workman and never got questio...
by frankthesurf
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 51
Views: 3991

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

Dead simple: Forget the charges, forget the changing room, cafe shuttle bus and all that bullshit. Let's go back to how it used to be before it was managed. ie FREE! I used to carry my boat, just as I carried it up stacks of other Welsh rivers. Of course it won't go back as they are making a shitloa...
by frankthesurf
Sun May 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Diesel 70 for sale anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Diesel 70 for sale anyone?

Thats what I'm looking for thx
by frankthesurf
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha AMMO Medium with spraydeck. Connect 30 seat £295 ovno
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Pyranha AMMO Medium with spraydeck. Connect 30 seat £295 ovno

Usual scratches Connect 30 fittings Spraydeck thrown in. £295 ovno TEL:07950 103872 [img]https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/1852/1523083297788-3683.png[/img] [img]https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/1852/1523083297634-5227.png[/img] [img]https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/upl...
by frankthesurf
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: B TWO is this a BURN 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 800

B TWO is this a BURN 2?

Been offered a B Two

is this the same as a burn 2? I believe that its not

Could someone enlighten me please?

Thank you
by frankthesurf
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mamba vs Burn
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

Mamba vs Burn

Probably been discussed before but looking for a good river/creek boat and probably narrowed down to one of these. I'm about 90kgs with kit. Medium Burn or 8.1 Mamba?
Any info would be worthwhile please.
by frankthesurf
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 91
Views: 5720

Re: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn

In 1985 ish we where challenged by the the land owner at the get out of Fairy Glen ie Beaver Pool. He asked us for money for paddling and getting out. Of course we replied NO. His answer Why not YOUR GOVERNING BODY CHARGES YOU !! so how do you answer that one? I've always voiced concern over chargin...
by frankthesurf
Sat May 14, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dee : glyndyfrwdwy to horseshoe falls
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: River Dee : glyndyfrwdwy to horseshoe falls

Hi Dave
Re train No didn't consider it.
I live locally and only paddle this section once.
Want to take my kids down as they are just getting into paddling.
by frankthesurf
Sat May 14, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dee : glyndyfrwdwy to horseshoe falls
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: River Dee : glyndyfrwdwy to horseshoe falls

Hi Everyone
Thanks for the replies.
I think Ray has solved it!
by frankthesurf
Fri May 13, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dee : glyndyfrwdwy to horseshoe falls
Replies: 6
Views: 895

River Dee : glyndyfrwdwy to horseshoe falls

Could someone tell me the access point for this section.
I've been and looked at what's supposed to be the access field and it's still not clear to me.
The field mentioned in the guide looks very private.
by frankthesurf
Wed May 11, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER DEE (Corwen to Horseshoe Falls)
Replies: 5
Views: 3794

Re: RIVER DEE (Corwen to Horseshoe Falls)

Could someone tell me the access point for this section.
I've been and looked and it's still not clear to me. The field mentioned looks very private.
by frankthesurf
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyrahna a I:4 great condition
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Pyrahna a I:4 great condition

Cracking condition. Only used a couple of times and been stored in my garage.
I can't get my fat arse in it now so it's got to go
£295 ono
Offers invited.
Can meet somewhere as I'm always out and about.
07950 103872
by frankthesurf
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Pyranha Burn.
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Wanted Pyranha Burn.

Still looking!
by frankthesurf
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Pyranha Burn.
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Wanted Pyranha Burn.

[quote="puddled"]Not sure what size you're after but there's a couple for sale here - http://liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/admin/For_sale.php

Good luck

pud[/quote]

thanks Pud
Did see that but I think I need a medium.
by frankthesurf
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Pyranha Burn.
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Wanted Pyranha Burn.

msg or txt me

07950 103872

cheers
Frank
by frankthesurf
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Inflatable V Rigid
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Inflatable V Rigid

I currently have a coleman 15' canoe but finding it a nuisance to store and transport.

Anyone advise me what a good replacement inflatable might be?

Cheers
by frankthesurf
Wed May 19, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dee today...what a joke!
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: River Dee today...what a joke!

[quote="Mark R"]Please clarify, Frank - do you have some form of legal or environmental jurisdiction over access to the River Dee?[/quote]
Hi Mark
No, just what I consider is 'common sense'
Hope that qualifies!
by frankthesurf
Wed May 19, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dee today...what a joke!
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

River Dee today...what a joke!

Today I happened to pass the Dee at Chain bridge and to my amazement there was what seemed to me to be a large group of kayakers geared up standing at Serpents Tail. I assume they where running the river? Can someone please explain what this group are doing on the river? The river is about as low as...
by frankthesurf
Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CT Access Policy - A WCA contradiction
Replies: 237
Views: 26161

OK folks just posted this on another thread but I reckon its worth a repeat here. YEAR 1983 Having just got out at Beaver Pool (Conway) we where confronted by Mr Wainwright, landowner. He asked for payment for use of 'his' river. We of course refused at which point he said 'Your own association char...
by frankthesurf
Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: JJs had me arrested tonight,
Replies: 360
Views: 75221

1983 Having just got out at Beaver Pool (Conway) we where confronted by Mr Wainwright, landowner. He asked for payment for use of 'his' river. We of course refused at which point he said 'Your own association charges for the use of a river (Treweryn) so why can't I?? Difficult to argue with (until I...
by frankthesurf
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Barbed wire across the Alwen
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Inform the Environment Agency. As far as I am aware it is now illegal to put fences/wire etc over the rivers as this poses a 'damming problem'.
A major issue in times of flooding.
by frankthesurf
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: llugwy cobdens falls today sunday 3 dec pics
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Back in the days of yore a mate of mine (Dave Holloway) decided to have a go at it at about this level. He thought a line on the river left (true) through the 'smaller' stoppers was the best line. He never made it past the first one. He got totally snotted after several rolls in the stopper. We mana...
by frankthesurf
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Afon Prysor Access and Barb Wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

17 on a trip, well I'm sorry but I have NO sympathy, if I'd have been the farmer I'd have fired you all off
Madness..no wonder we have access problems