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by Slartibartfast
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 368
Views: 37411

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

It is never easy as you are upside down, and it takes a while for it to feel right. Took me ages to learn. Here is one of me getting it wrong (paddle dived, I just pulled) then geting it more or less right (sweeps across the water, although it still dived a bit). [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bomb Proof roll you say?
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Bomb Proof roll you say?

Wow, that was tense! Anyone counting?
by Slartibartfast
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No translation necessary
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

Re: No translation necessary

Yep, just how I see myself paddling. The cat had the right expression about the reality of it though...
by Slartibartfast
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blingy Gear
Replies: 22
Views: 2886

Re: Blingy Gear

Could always get yourself a sublte little divers watch.

Image

A shade under half a million dollars, how much bling do you want?
by Slartibartfast
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Resoect the old school.
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Resoect the old school.

Nice vid & good skills - not what I would call old school though - I expected Magicbats as a minimum, but hoping for Snipes!
by Slartibartfast
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2 vs Burn 3
Replies: 23
Views: 7337

Re: Burn 2 vs Burn 3

I tested both and found the B2 felt much tippeier when bracing, rode over features better, and a bit less effort in a straight line. The B2 felt, to me, very familiar as I had a Z One before hand, but much more confidence inspiring that the Zone, but that is my paddling more than the boat. I ended u...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: If you don't like Alps video's don't click on this.
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: If you don't like Alps video's don't click on this.

Wow, good skills! Scared me watching it, and you lot were PLAYING on the waves!
by Slartibartfast
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Tour, 6th November 1880
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Dee Tour, 6th November 1880

You were taking photo's in the loo? Steady, or you will be Rolf Harrisis new girlfriend before you know it..
by Slartibartfast
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chateau Q swim
Replies: 15
Views: 3198

Re: Chateau Q swim

Frank Mcowski wrote:This reminds of a very similar incident that happened to me on the Barle.
Tarr steps caught you out again, eh?
by Slartibartfast
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 60 up
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: 60 up

Time flies though, doesnt it! I am 51 (a mere lad) and I reckon it is my kayaking that keeps me fit and trim, and thinking young. Not that I am very good at it, but I enjoy myself and that is what counts!
by Slartibartfast
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: I'm brand new to all this..
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: I'm brand new to all this..

That is good advice, join a club and use them & thier equipment to see what you enjoy doing the most, and get some good safety advice and experience from them too. I would not like to use an inflatable on the sea though, I had to call the coastguard a few years ago when I witnessed a double inflatab...
by Slartibartfast
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Pharology 101
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Pharology 101

Fascinating stuff, but who the hell would be a lighthouse keeper! The building of these things was afeat in itself.
by Slartibartfast
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 8 ball ??!?!?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: 8 ball ??!?!?!?

Ok, more like Rollerball, for those old enough..
by Slartibartfast
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 8 ball ??!?!?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: 8 ball ??!?!?!?

Never heard of either. Sounds like Quidich in kayaks.
by Slartibartfast
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stakeout video - XIX
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Stakeout video - XIX

Some flexible paddlers there! I can't do any of that. The slow motion bit made me realise those flips are like flying back deck rolls. Can't do them either.
by Slartibartfast
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yellow River, China Expedition Film
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Yellow River, China Expedition Film

Thanks for doing that film, really enjoyed it. The portage over that precarious peak, were where the boats? How did you drag them up that grass covered mountain? And where where they at the end in the truck?

Hats off though, great stuff!
by Slartibartfast
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fairy Glen in Highwater - Video
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: Fairy Glen in Highwater - Video

Fairy Glen? Was whoever named it that being ironic? Can't see many fairies paddling that, to be honest. Great vid though.
by Slartibartfast
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Colwyn Glaslyn Combo
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Colwyn Glaslyn Combo

Enjoyed that, looked like a tricky river though!
by Slartibartfast
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha moan
Replies: 104
Views: 13705

Re: Pyranha moan

Hi Tim, I see you are the accounts manager, does that mean that posts on here are taken back to the design team/management and acted upon, or is it frustrating that you see all this feedback but can do nothing about it? Not meant as a rude comment if it as seen as that, but more out of curiosity. My...
by Slartibartfast
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Second grade 5 on the Conwy
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Re: Second grade 5 on the Conwy

kayakwalker wrote:well here is my attempt at it, I am second in the red boat.
Love that comment after watching the two sacrifices go through "YEAAAHY! - Nah, I ain't doing that"
by Slartibartfast
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best of ME !!
Replies: 38
Views: 2812

Re: Best of ME !!

Nice vid. However, I noticed two red boats, one green, one yellow and one blue. If that is all you, how many boats do you have!
by Slartibartfast
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3D printing Redux
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: 3D printing Redux

It cost $500, and the plastic weighs 26.5kg, plus the weight of the hundreds of nuts & bolts!

Looks good though, give it another 10 years and we will be printing our own boats depending on the river we will be paddling.
by Slartibartfast
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pursue Your Dreams!
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Pursue Your Dreams!

I go to work.

Scares the hell outta me.

One day someone will figure out that I dont really know what I am doing!
by Slartibartfast
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3071

Re: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?

What repair?

My hair has vanished too. Thinking of writing to British Gas to complain.
by Slartibartfast
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's all the footage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Where's all the footage?

I felt dizzy watching that Upper Dart paddle, there just seemed no respite! Terrified me!

So that took up 15 minutes, what did you do the rest of the day?
by Slartibartfast
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Isle of Wight Ferries...
Replies: 13
Views: 1518

Re: Isle of Wight Ferries...

Mile for mile, it is the most expensive ferry crossing the the world.

Couldn't you have paddled over?
by Slartibartfast
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Interesting cold weather paddling article
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: Interesting cold weather paddling article

I felt cold just reading that. Shan't complain about the Dart ever again!
by Slartibartfast
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gold cags and 90's music
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Gold cags and 90's music

With that gold helmet he looks like an extra from Dr Who or Space 1999. Or am I showing my age there?
by Slartibartfast
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flood Tourism
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Flood Tourism

Not going to paddle the Medway until it drops, those bridges look mighty close to the water in many places, the trees & debris in the river is astonishing, and the volume & speed of the water recently has been pretty impressive.