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by Adrian Cooper
Tue May 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fence crossing river Dee, Corwen
Replies: 2
Views: 374

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: 574

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: 406

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: 406

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: 675

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: 674

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: 406

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: 234

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: 3696

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: 849

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: 362

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: 362

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.
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

For many people wanting to 'get into' canoeing or kayaking, what they are after is the very independence described in the first three awards. They don't need a list of fancy strokes to be performed to perfection, they just need to be able to get about the river in a controlled manner. The awards des...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

Are we still talking about the Explore Award? This is aimed at 'sheltered water' defined as still or slow moving which you could paddle against and wind conditions below force 3. We are not considering grade 2, this is for the first level of the white water awards.
by Adrian Cooper
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Anyone running new Personal Performance Awards?

The syllabus is entirely knowledge based on the subject of paddle strokes. It does not appear to state that you need to be able to paddle at Explore level, merely that you are in control and that you 'know' how to control your boat, not that you can.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbie Needing Advice On Kayaking Licence and Magnet Fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Newbie Needing Advice On Kayaking Licence and Magnet Fishing

Whilst we would argue that you have a right to navigate the river, parts of rivers may be owned by those owning the adjacent land. The law surrounding magnet fishing would probably be similar to the law relating to metal detecting insofar as you will likely need the permission of the land owner to s...
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?

And it looks as if you must collect on Wednesday 20 Feb so you might need to take time off work. This doesn't look like the way to maximise sale prices.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Church Beck

Wasn't the Gambler an Eskimo boat or did Prijon make it as well?
by Adrian Cooper
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Church Beck

The guide includes from the copper mine down.
by Adrian Cooper
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1472

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

I saw a GoPro of the Fairy Glen the other day. I could absolutely do that in my trad canoe. Every now and they there was a glimpse looking back upstream which looked a bit challenging but then I'm not going that way.
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: Left-handed paddlers

Off-topic Actually Jim, I am a poor example for this stuff. I have a badly damaged right arm so my forearm doesn't swivel nor my wrist bend as much as it should. Using chopsticks is really awkward since they go in sideways rather than point first, really makes my wrist ache. Note to self, investigat...
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: Left-handed paddlers

The correct one. :-)
by Adrian Cooper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 1443

Re: Left-handed paddlers

Jim wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:11 pm
holding my fork in my right hand instead
Probably the least excusable quirk! *
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just for fun........
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: Just for fun........

I recall a friend broke an ankle here so maybe a bit more money than that for the off-work.
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 38
Views: 2085

Re: Warm When Wet

Chris Bolton wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:57 pm
My body is poorly heated or poorly insulated
Ah! If only!
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 38
Views: 2085

Re: Warm When Wet

You North American continentals, I really don't know. :-)
by Adrian Cooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: BC's new Access Charter

I agree that the word 'believe' can appear equivocal and certainly in terms of faith but I really don't think the 'strong case to demonstrate looks better. It sounds as like the opposing viewpoint in a legal argument. I feel it needs something more positive and that is my point. Many paddlers have b...