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by Neptune
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers - app.alling decision
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Rainchasers - app.alling decision

Rob, If you are out there and reading this the feed back is that moving it to the mobile app is a disappointment as it does not work as well as when it could be accessed via the web, well not for me anyway. It's functionality is just not the same and takes time to respond to commands on my mobile te...
by Neptune
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

You need to demo a Dagger Nomad, probably the Large which has a weight range of 77 - 120 kg. It is a fantastic kayak with plenty of volume both front and back to balance it out and stop you back flipping when running drops and holes.

Peter
by Neptune
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lightest Large Creeker?
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Lightest Large Creeker?

Well, if your 6'2" and about 86kg, have been known to put a hole in one or two kayaks and use a centre pillar as a step ladder to make a graceful exit too... then the kayak for you is a Nomad 8.6, problem solved.
by Neptune
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lightest Large Creeker?
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Lightest Large Creeker?

Everyone knows that it is a Topo Spud of course.
by Neptune
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help on picking a drysuit
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Help on picking a drysuit

DamX all the way and they are made to measure. I have had mine 11 years now and its still going strong and as good as new. This is very good as I am hard on my boats and gear.

Peter
by Neptune
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Soloable rivers near Laggan
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Soloable rivers near Laggan

Tim,

The Kinglas (Rest and Be Thankfull Pass to Loch Fyne) on the A83 is not to be missed if you have not paddled it, I am sure that you would like and enjoy this river.

Peter
by Neptune
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Falls of Balgy
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Falls of Balgy

We were supposed to be staying near there in early May but it got cancelled due to Covid-19. Planning to be up there in the autum instead so I will have a look in the 2nd edition when I get home this evening and put it on the 'to do' list along with the Kirkaig and two or three others I have on it f...
by Neptune
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Falls of Balgy
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Falls of Balgy

Has anyone run the Balgy and the Falls of Balgy out of Loch Damh on the west coast in Torriden?

Peter
by Neptune
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 980

Re: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

Ran the two Lakes Trout Becks on the same cold snowy day a few years ago in high water levels. South first followed by North, smashing days paddling and a great day out.

Peter
by Neptune
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer white water in UK??
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Summer white water in UK??

There are always the dam release rivers in Scotland.

https://www.canoescotland.org/go-paddli ... #gsc.tab=0

Peter
by Neptune
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Welsh Rivers Guidebook ed.2 Research
Replies: 34
Views: 2901

Re: Welsh Rivers Guidebook ed.2 Research

I ran the Queyras Gorge for the first time in 2016 at a decent level. It didn't look horrendous to me, I loved it. However the fella I ran it with got a bit of a trashing in the drop in the image below and didn't quite feel the same when we got to the get out. I of course thought that it was hilarou...
by Neptune
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 3334

Re: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?

SimonMW When the Dagger Nomad was originally released, that was the pinnacle of creek boat design at the time it came out. It still is for me, even though I have had the new Nomad medium since it became available. As others have said, when you find a boat that suits you and your style of paddling t...
by Neptune
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best ''missions'' in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Best ''missions'' in the UK

The firts time I ran the Upper dart was in the dark as we arrived late and did not want to wait until the following morning to run it and it was so much fun. Troutbeck (South) was another one that we ran in the dark the first time we ran it, again so much fun.

Peter
by Neptune
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best ''missions'' in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Best ''missions'' in the UK

Banzer,

Maze Beck to High force I take it. This looks like it would be a fun litte adventure, the kind I would be interested in doing with you. How much rain/water is needed for this to be viable to paddle or will it go if water is being released from Cow Green Reservoir?

Peter
by Neptune
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacing ropes with ratchets
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Replacing ropes with ratchets

You could try replacing the rope with rope a mm or two bigger, this worked for me in a Jackson in the past. Cheap quick and and easy solution that worked.

Peter
by Neptune
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 2506

Re: Which Drysuit?

I have had my damx for 11 years now and still going strong. Always warm and dry, can't fault it.

Peter
by Neptune
Thu May 30, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 15
Views: 3043

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

Some great beck bashing there using the ubiquitous Topo, would any other boat cope with that sort of treatment and abuse?

Peter
by Neptune
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Steve Backshall in Greenland
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Steve Backshall in Greenland

I have paddled with Steve in the past, but my wife was definatly not impressed when he seperated himself from the rest of the group in the ever changing ice flow, went against all her safety principles. I have to say that with all that ice curning about and the sub-zero temperatures I would have bee...
by Neptune
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big lad Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: Big lad Kayak

What about the large Nomad, a cracking creek boat that cannot be faulted in my humble opinion, that just gets better on bigger and more challanging water

Peter
by Neptune
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you break a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 2151

Re: How do you break a boat?

With ease, normally via wear and tear on the water. 3 x Nomad's to date, 1 on in the Findhorn Gorge, 1 on the Hindburn and 1 on the Roeburn. Still I was having loads of fun and as usual pushing myself outside of my confort zone in high water.

Peter
by Neptune
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Custom drysuit for female?
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Custom drysuit for female?

Andi Riley at DAM Watersports will make one to measure for you. Give them a ring on 01234 - 267314 or email: damwatersports@yahoo.co.uk

I have short legs and could not get one off the shelf to fit either. Had mine 10 years now and still going strong, can't fault it.

Peter
by Neptune
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Isle of Coll - Advice as holiday destination please
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Re: Isle of Coll - Advice as holiday destination please

Andrew, Coll is beautiful but regged. The beaches on the island are all accessable but some need a walk in to them from where you park your car, not too far in my opinion, 5 or 10 minute maximum. Some need more time, particularly those at the south end of the island. As said the surf on the west coa...
by Neptune
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low Force
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Low Force

andypagett said: As I understand it, the "jacuzzi pool" is the left hand drop of the main fall, and the "chicken chute" starts higher up, above the small horseshoe drop, goes round through the trees and drops over a small fall to an outlet slightly downstream of the main pool (I have never seen any...
by Neptune
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low Force
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Low Force

It only really goes at high water levels. Why not try the left hand line 'Jacuzzi Pool' on the main fall, its looks more intimidating than it actually is.

Peter
by Neptune
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just for fun........
Replies: 15
Views: 1921

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

Right hand fall, centre slightly left, ideally with plenty of speed up and a good boof stroke for a soft landing. £100 should do the trick like Banzer but more would be better.

Peter
by Neptune
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WHAT BOAT!!! For my better half.
Replies: 20
Views: 2208

Re: WHAT BOAT!!! For my better half.

Small Nomad, you won't get anything better and you will probably pick on up second hand on here.
by Neptune
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Dave Bland wrote: Troutbeck. Cumbria. Dave is that North or South Troutbeck you are talking about? We ran them both in one day on full spate a couple of years ago, one of best days paddling I have had in the Lakes and North Troutbeck was definatly the more challanging and entertaining on that day. ...
by Neptune
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 141559

Re: Infinity Wezzit

I was thinking the Middle Findhorn (Logie Bridge to Randolph's Leap). Three divers thoughts there.
by Neptune
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Re: waterproofing

I do the same as Denzil and also check regularly if any of the screws, knuts or bolts have come loose whilst kayaking, particularly if I have been on runs where I have had bumps or scrapes.

Peter