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by AnnieC
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sensation Seeking Test PLEASE TAKE PART!
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Sensation Seeking Test PLEASE TAKE PART!

There are sometimes ethical as well as construct validity problems with making up your own questions and asking people to complete these, you usually have to get hundreds to complete your questionnaire before you can statistically validate it for research purposes. Did you ever think of simply using...
by AnnieC
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safe? or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: Safe? or not?

I've heard the logic is you fall "off" a k-boat and are allowed race without helmets for that reason, while the GP classes with fibreglass boats require a helmet. If you watch the Liffey Descent you'll see plenty of similar scenes in the elite classes. In Ireland you are legally obliged to wear a BA...
by AnnieC
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching Drills/Exercises
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Coaching Drills/Exercises

I was in a similar situation recently when I brought a few judo friends of my Dad paddling... typically he failed to mention they speak only Polish, of which I have 2 words, so I presume they communicate through Japanese and hand signals between themselves. If you can learn the phrase "how to you sa...
by AnnieC
Tue May 10, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Arm pulled out of shoulder socket question.
Replies: 24
Views: 1306

Re: Arm pulled out of shoulder socket question.

He is really unlucky. It sounds like he could be hypermobile and needs to hit the gym to balance that out. I won't comment on the medical stuff other than to say my physio said the length of time it is out is a big factor in whether or not it will pop again (as well as age) - an orthopaedic consulta...
by AnnieC
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High risk sport Research
Replies: 32
Views: 1955

Re: High risk sport Research

Well... on the going bigger point, there are some relevant theories that cite sensation-seeking as a sub-construct of the broader biologically-based trait extraversion. From the Personality and Individual Differences journal, by biologically-based I mean - "Individual differences in E are largely de...
by AnnieC
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Christmas presents.
Replies: 63
Views: 3962

Re: Christmas presents.

No gear this year, but surgery last week - probably the most useful thing I could get for paddling! Looking forward to trying out the bionic arm in 2011.
by AnnieC
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder Dislocation - unusual advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 3195

Re: Shoulder Dislocation - unusual advice?

Your shoulder is not DEFINITELY going to pop out again, because there are people on this forum and others I know personally who have only had one dislocation and are paddling away at the same level years later. However, the stats show that it is PROBABLY going to pop out again. I decided to go with ...
by AnnieC
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uganda jabs
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Uganda jabs

Sorry I can't help re: Uganda, but bear in mind some vaccines that only last for one year, will last for ten if you renew them within the 12 months, so can work out cheaper in the long run if you're travelling a lot.
by AnnieC
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Emergency Contact Details
Replies: 38
Views: 1946

Re: Emergency Contact Details

Would it be worthwhile putting your ICE details including next of kin address in your paddling buddies phones as well as your own?
by AnnieC
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Did shoulder surgery work?
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Did shoulder surgery work?

Thanks for the responses, hopefully it will be successful as it has been for you, and I can stay out of the 4-7% failure rate! It wasn't polo-related either Muireann so you can play with your mind at ease ;)
by AnnieC
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Did shoulder surgery work?
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Did shoulder surgery work?

Apologies for adding to the volume of shoulder questions: 14 months later I've popped my shoulder for a second time and I'm going for surgery, seeing as I can't find a physio who doesn't recommend otherwise. My question is, for those people who have had stabilisation surgery, have you dislocated tha...
by AnnieC
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do women disclocate their shoulders?
Replies: 28
Views: 1380

Re: Do women disclocate their shoulders?

BTW: My mother dislocated her shoulder - not paddling but falling down stairs whilst in the RAF during WWII. Doctor put it back without any anasthetic. Ouch! Yep, this is still how it's done in Italy anyway. BYO painkillers! What I think is interesting about dislocations in paddling is the attitude...
by AnnieC
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do women disclocate their shoulders?
Replies: 28
Views: 1380

Re: Do women disclocate their shoulders?

I have a friend and she is a girl and she dislocated her shoulder paddling. True story. Me too. Statistically, it is probably the same girl. Nope, there are at least two then! I know a couple of other girls who have popped theirs too. In all cases funnily enough, our physios have commented on us be...
by AnnieC
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dislocation recovery time
Replies: 18
Views: 669

Re: Dislocation recovery time

Owing to some unusual nerve damage I was given a 12-18 month estimate without surgery, I'm on ten months and counting now. It's not so bad, I still play a bit of polo and run easy rivers, but am having to substitute the Alps this summer for a surfing holiday instead (oh no!). It's hard when your fri...
by AnnieC
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Years Resolutions...
Replies: 32
Views: 1736

Re: New Years Resolutions...

To not "use my sport to keep fit, but to keep fit for my sport". So far, with the late nights in college it's going terribly. I guess I'm going running not paddling today...
by AnnieC
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder Recovery
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Shoulder Recovery

If it hurts definitely stop! To start building strength my physio had me doing exercises without using any weights at all, as your arms act as weights in themselves. So 5kgs could be a bit heavy! Best of luck, don't rush it. It was four months and four days before I got back on the water and the con...
by AnnieC
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Share the Love for 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 3036

Re: Share the Love for 2010

I'm looking forward to getting back onto some rivers when I'm ready. Finally moved on to some extreme Grade 2 over the weekend!Over 6 months after the dislocation it was sooooooo good! It was probably the most excited I've ever been about paddling. Learning how to roll again :) Keeping fit for paddl...
by AnnieC
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keeping fit whilst Injured
Replies: 27
Views: 1180

Re: Keeping fit whilst Injured

After dislocating in June I used to spend summer evenings kicking around the water in my BA and with my arm fully immobilised (when it wasn't the movement made it feel so tired the next day!) with 2 other injured friends (non-paddlers). Followed by BBQ in an apartment overlooking the beach. It wasn'...
by AnnieC
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any advice on H20's
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Any advice on H20's

I tore one of the blades on mine - very bizarre. No other problems, though a couple of guys here are on their third sets (shaft joints snapped on older models).
by AnnieC
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Easyjet rocks, Europcar sucks
Replies: 19
Views: 2573

Re: Easyjet rocks, Europcar sucks

We also had a ridiculous situation with them in France, the car we rented in Italy broke down, and they towed it away, but refused to authorise their French office to replace it with any other vehicle for 3 days. 3 days of a 14-day paddling trip. Europcar sucks.
by AnnieC
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: twitter river updates??
Replies: 87
Views: 7690

Re: twitter river updates??

Irishwhitewater used Twitter for river warnings for a while:

http://www.irishwhitewater.com/forum/vi ... itter#p165
by AnnieC
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Diesels?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: New Diesels?

Are you replacing it cos it's not serviceable anymore or cos you want a slightly different boat?

Sorry, that's no help :) Just wondering as it is a lovely boat.
by AnnieC
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First Aid kits
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: First Aid kits

A friend of mine carries laminated first aid flashcards with pictures and basic info on them, very handy if there is a language barrier in the hospital.
by AnnieC
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder dislocation - ends well?
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Re: Shoulder dislocation - ends well?

Thanks, though Ryan your happy story about needing daily physio made me cringe a bit! I have booked physio and am joining the gym once I am out of the sling, fingers crossed it holds up once I am back on the water.
by AnnieC
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder dislocation - ends well?
Replies: 23
Views: 1333

Shoulder dislocation - ends well?

Has anyone a shoulder dislocation story that ends in "and I paddle whitewater all the time and it hasn't happened since "? Just searched the forum for people's experiences and most sound quite depressing! Any stories that involve doing everything the physio says and paddling happily ever after? Mine...
by AnnieC
Thu May 28, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Levels Update - France/Italy/Slovenia?
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Levels Update - France/Italy/Slovenia?

Hi guys, A group of us are flying into Milan next Tuesday for a couple of weeks paddling... the only question is where. Any recommendations, ideally we would make our way to the French Alps for 2 weeks, but after last year's washout we booked flights to Italy to give ourselves more options. Given cu...
by AnnieC
Fri May 22, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choice of anti malarials?
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: Choice of anti malarials?

I took Doxy for Thailand and found it fine, and I hate taking pills. I did notice the sensitivity to sunlight but that was the only thing. I thought the main advantage of Malarone is that you can stop taking them at an earlier stage on your return, than you can with Doxy, or is that inaccurate? It w...
by AnnieC
Tue May 12, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jayus................... not another fecking Blog (take two)
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Jayus................... not another fecking Blog (take two)

As far as I know noone spoke to the garage owners - I don't think there's ever been hassle with them and they let us hold the prize-giving in the coffee dock of their shop, have never objected to anyone wandering in in gear; hopefully people are respectful and keep it that way. We all jumped over th...
by AnnieC
Tue May 12, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jayus................... not another fecking Blog (take two)
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Jayus................... not another fecking Blog (take two)

Also it was just a student fun rodeo and training day for the local (ish) third-level clubs, so we didn't really need to publicise it outside of getting the other clubs the info.
by AnnieC
Tue May 12, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW coaching question for the ladies
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: WW coaching question for the ladies

Thank you, I live in Ireland but will be in the French Alps in June so coaching there might be easier to organise than in Wales (though Wales is nearer!) but it's great to have different options.