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by Adrian Cooper
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 17
Views: 733

Re: Which Drysuit?

Mark Mulrain wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:37 am
The cut of the suit and the zip placement is super important with both comfort and warmth (if you have less excess air inside the suit it'll warm up quicker and breath more effectively).
Really, but most of these are sold 'off the peg', and then worn under a BA and spray deck.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 17
Views: 733

Re: Which Drysuit?

I've been please with my Nookie suit, on my second one. I don't rate fabric for socks so my first one I changed to latex but my current one is fine to date.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1463

Re: Gone very quiet

Completely agree. I use a couple of facebook groups for information, and the replies to questions are often completely nonsensical. I've given up with most of them to be honest. For me, I prefer the UKRGB style of considered responses, rather than the majority of incoherent rubbish on facebook. I w...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal- realistic itinerary?
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Nepal- realistic itinerary?

I've no experience of Nepal but it surprises me how few days you plan paddling. If I'm on a trip I object to a 'rest day' which others so often suggest.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Paddle Length and width of grip
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Kayak Paddle Length and width of grip

Jim, it's always a height problem, not a weight problem. It's the issue with BMI.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: new kayak brands
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: new kayak brands

Spade are made by blow moulded process like Prijon so should be stronger
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Paddle Length and width of grip
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Kayak Paddle Length and width of grip

I'm not offering an answer here but it is worth bearing in mind that dedicated slalom paddlers will work on building significant muscle strength to enable good use of larger blades and maybe longer shafts. In this context we often recommend people only opt for large blade areas like the Powerhouse, ...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Organising trips for friends
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Organising trips for friends

P00nslayer wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:20 am
Most experiences paddler over 18 is responsible for any accidents on the river (i think)
I can think of a variety of scenarios where this would not be the case
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pack rafting on TV
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Pack rafting on TV

They could have done the Cresta
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Upper Thames in October - Cricklade to Lechlade
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: The Upper Thames in October - Cricklade to Lechlade

Anywhere downstream of Lechlade is always OK, it is managed thus. Above Lechlade you have info on SOTP. I haven't done this stretch for a couple of years, there were three trees down, all of which could be got round or through. Please be wary of the water level in October, it can be unpredictable, i...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riber Kayaks
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: Riber Kayaks

Are you sure the boat is unstable? The design looks very stable and I guess the target audience would be looking for stability.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What kayak for creaky legs?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: What kayak for creaky legs?

To generalise, sit-on-tops get a poor press on this site but they can be entirely appropriate for some people and uses. I have general advice that if a sit-on-top looks like a sea kayak it will be better than if it looks like it will be good for fishing but for other uses, different parameters can a...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in Pyrénées (June/July)
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Paddling in Pyrénées (June/July)

It doesn't go quite far enough but you might like to store this site for later use

http://www.kajaktour.de/frankreich.htm
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Briancon Gorge power plant incident - what would you do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Briancon Gorge power plant incident - what would you do?

Some advocate wearing a smallish throw line on a belt but under their spray-deck waist tube which limits its 'snagginess' (not easy to quick release from there?). As a canoeist I usually wear a throwline on a QR belt.

Whetman Orosi and HF Little Fish are square, flat bags.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

The Granate is available as a composite boat but I would have thought most were poly.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

The usual recommendation for polyethylene is Evo Stik Impact adhesive
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Somewhere to park a vehicle during a trip to Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Somewhere to park a vehicle during a trip to Scotland

Have you tried the AirBnB sites for parking such as 'parkonmydrive' or 'myparkingspace' ?
by Adrian Cooper
Tue May 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fence crossing river Dee, Corwen
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Fence crossing river Dee, Corwen

Presumably the local paddlers will be on to the EA or Welsh equivalent to get this removed. A couple of trees up against that and you have a flooding issue that's apart from the H&S issue, maybe get the local HSE involved, there could be fines or prison involved!
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting a Kayak down a narrow alleyway
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Getting a Kayak down a narrow alleyway

This seems like a bizarre discussion to me but I'll chip in anyway. How about a harness so you can carry it on your back in a vertical manner and maybe you need to duck a bit where the height is restricted.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

Interestingly I think Doug had a LL Skip before but it was the ZG which made the big step up for wave paddling with much better speed.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri May 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

I'm not sure it was really so hateful. Deb Pinneger paddled one and, without the bolt-ons it is not dissimilar to more modern short playboats. Being short it would spin and cartwheel well which was the order of the day back then
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

Water by Nature do Morocco, they may be able to help.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing on the River Dart
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Canoeing on the River Dart

On the basis that a permit is not required or offered, it not being permitted in neither here nor there.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

The Transformer was released about 15 years ago so you might struggle to get useful info. My son paddled one back then and enjoyed it but has progressively moved on to the ZG, Project, Project X and now paddles a Pyranha Jed. You might just find a second hand Transformer in an old shed somewhere but...
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: British Canoeing in the News
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: British Canoeing in the News

I think the background to this was a reason why we now have Ivan Lawler at the helm, he made a big deal of athlete welfare when he first put himself forward. The article talks about a new management but this was in place before 2017.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4452

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

If there's no moving gate (automatic or permanently manned) on entrance to a car park, there's a reasonable assertion that there is public access. That is absolutely not the case. All land is private and you may only enter it within strict legal parameters; rights of way would be one which will be ...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access officers
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: Access officers

And I guess 'individuals' is a subjective term which we should interpret sensibly. If there are three mates, that sounds fine, if there are 20 people from your club, that doesn't sound like that was intended. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020

I think we stayed at Mrakic where they have several large apartments so you could book more than one. Few minutes walk from the town square.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020

Last time I booked I had the benefit of a brochure of accommodation from the tourist board listing hotels, hostels and apartments. Would be worth contacting them if they still offer this.