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by Voodoo
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Market research - guidebook
Replies: 34
Views: 3055

Re: Market research - guidebook

Another teetotaller here. Any guide needs to include tea shops. Anyone wondered why alcohol is the only drug successive governments seem happy to see promoted rather than prohibited. It comes a long way up the list of harmful substances, above some highly illegal ones. So you could be looking at a ...
by Voodoo
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2 star - why canoe and kayak
Replies: 76
Views: 6873

Re: 2 star - why canoe and kayak

I heard today that the awards to be split come next year,

welcome back to the world of split level coaches,
you will now have an old new Lv1 ( kayak and Canoe) or a new new Lv1 (Kayak or Canoe )
by Voodoo
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's the difference in..
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: What's the difference in..

Nope I hadn't, Cheers
by Voodoo
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's the difference in..
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

What's the difference in..

What's the difference in PALM SNAKE SLING 4M TAPE and PALM SAFETY TAPE 5 METER yes ones 4m & red and one is 5 m & yellow,, But, What can one do over the other ? what situations is one preferable ? http://www.shore.co.uk/palm-snake-sling-4m-tape-red.html?gclid=CPrxhLS0m8YCFUH4wgodr4sApg http://www.sh...
by Voodoo
Thu May 28, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Look after your ears!
Replies: 35
Views: 4681

Re: Look after your ears!

^ It was Sonja who ran the Plugged website, I know she's not been well over the last year or two, so hence that's fallen to the way side on her,
by Voodoo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Court Case
Replies: 17
Views: 7181

Re: Pyranha Court Case

puddled wrote: if ever you were a Pyranha fan, I think now would be a good time to prove it.

pud

This comment has bothered me now for days I have tried to resit asking but... alas I cant so...... Why ? when there is/was clear failings in H&S as found by the court,
by Voodoo
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Halo Effect review
Replies: 26
Views: 2879

Re: Halo Effect review

FYI: since I am currently in the process off filling my boots with my 1 months free Netflix account I happen to notice that Halo effect is on it to watch,
by Voodoo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Quotes from non kayakers :)
Replies: 30
Views: 4886

Re: Quotes from non kayakers :)

Back in the Day when I was working for Paddleworks I stepped out side the shop to see three young lads coming down the Dee in three really old school boats possibly mirages I think, Anyway all they had on the was a pair of swim shorts.... that's it ! having watched the first guy get caught in the mi...
by Voodoo
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe Wales..Not responding to my enquiries
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Re: Canoe Wales..Not responding to my enquiries

CW had 1 part time worker 3 days a week I thought ( Val?) so that's probably why you haven't had your answer or struggled to get in contact As much as I hate to say it you could always try the BCU head office for your definitive answer since that's who will have laid down the law anyway on what is w...
by Voodoo
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2 day FSRT at Lee Valley?
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: 2 day FSRT at Lee Valley?

There is a lot to cover in one day some places do it over two, but I have heard that the BCU is planning to make it a 2 day course v soon,
by Voodoo
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Music rights on video
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: Music rights on video

The easy way is to form a band and record your own songs on your videos. Oh no wait, I can play a few instruments but all badly..... and singing, best not to go there! Unfortunately for me, I don't really think classical violin is the way to go for a kayaking soundtrack! you just got to choose the ...
by Voodoo
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Music rights on video
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: Music rights on video

I always found it annoying that I was unable to monetise any of my Videos if the music was deemed to be copyrighted, I really don't care what music is on it its there to drown out the roar of the water in the background or to add as the French would say " a little I don't know what" to the video how...
by Voodoo
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10266

Re: dee access

This Facebook page was closed temporarily because it has been subjected to extremist views from certain members of the canoeing fraternity who have made allegations of fraud and wrong-doing – which are completely without foundation. The basic principle behind Welsh Dee Partnership (WDP) has always ...
by Voodoo
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety course for non paddling partner!
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Safety course for non paddling partner!

an FSRT course has the option of doing it just as a bank based course, there is getting wet involved but not from a boat
by Voodoo
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10266

Re: dee access

Re my previous post, could one of the mods re-parse the Faecesbook garbage I posted 'cos I couldn't modify or delete it before my post became locked? The FB embed link showed the standard URL but when I posted it all that I got was the garbage seen above. No option for BB code. Wildswimmer Pete htt...
by Voodoo
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10266

Re: dee access

I've been a bit cheeky and contacted some of the commercial operators mentioned in the press release to get their take on it. (Please don't everyone else contact them) From the responses I have had, they see this as a commercial arrangement purely between themselves and the angling interests and do...
by Voodoo
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10266

Re: dee access

Just been reading over there website and it seems to me they seem to think we are all going to abide by this agreement the 3pm thing seems to be applying to all off us or at lest that's the way its worded, all I can say is good luck to them since I have no intention of abiding by it, and look forwar...
by Voodoo
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10266

Re: dee access

not in my name, I haven't agreed to anything ....stay calm, paddle on as is my understanding these agreements is purely only with the fishing body's and the commercial river users, so the old status quo is the same with you the public paddler, I am sure the fishing folk will think this applies to al...
by Voodoo
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Completeing coaching sessions for Level 2!
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Completeing coaching sessions for Level 2!

You need to do your planed 6 coaching sessions as normal it can be either craft or both then on your assessment you get assessed in both craft so eg: 30 min session in kayak and a 30 min session in canoe, if you only want one craft then you only get assessed in one, There was a paper work change I b...
by Voodoo
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River severn
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: River severn

its quite easy to find remote/hidden spots to wild camp along the route as well since the river spend so much time twisting around distant farm lands
by Voodoo
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to teach Low Brace & Low Brace Turn?
Replies: 55
Views: 5030

Re: How to teach Low Brace & Low Brace Turn?

For a low brace support, I would teach a slap/punch then slice forward to remove, but that's to try and install the idea that you need to have some force or aggression behind it other wise they place the paddle on the water and watch it sink as they lean over on it, my thinking behind having force o...
by Voodoo
Thu May 29, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bouyancy Aids for larger paddlers.
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Bouyancy Aids for larger paddlers.

Palm used to do a universal BA one size which was very big, its what our club got to fill the gap for the very large paddler, They are basic but they do the job, just looking at them they say 50" but I recon you can get more than that, Have you thought about peakUK since I know they do bespoke BA's ...
by Voodoo
Mon May 19, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Taking a break from the BCU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Taking a break from the BCU?

I have just gone through this process in the last few years I still regret not getting BCU life membership 20 years ago when it would off cost me £200 :-( As much as it was a pain in the ass and it did take me over a year to get everything in order ie get first Aid, police check, do online child pro...
by Voodoo
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kind of linked(ish) to kayaking, Helmet safety
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Kind of linked(ish) to kayaking, Helmet safety

Cool !
I feel I may need one of those helmets for life in general,
by Voodoo
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe Wales reply to Petition
Replies: 19
Views: 1858

Re: Canoe Wales reply to Petition

I think the rarity of such language only magnifies how useful such language can be at times of high emotion. If it were used more often it would lose all meaning. So apology not needed, but appreciated anyway. unless you are Irish in which case its used as a verbal full stop when chatting to us, Ou...
by Voodoo
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help choosing a new kayak.
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Help choosing a new kayak.

Liqiud Logic Jefe Grande has a small cockpit and I cant get my knees out , I have to slide back to get out off mine, The stomper has a big Cockpit you can easily get in and out