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by Mission
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bomber gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Bomber gear?

Dont know about the cags, but I know someone who was getting worked in a pourover, went to pull the handle on their Bomber gear deck and the handle just came right off in their hand! Luckily they managed to peel the edge of the deck away from the cockpit rim and after a couple of re-circs managed t...
by Mission
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Full Face Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 3221

Re: Full Face Helmets

I've used the Shredready Standard Fullface for quite a while now. It's cheap, less than half the price of a rocker. I'm quite happy with it, I've been using it mainly for paddling Irish and Scottish Ditches and it has protected me well so far. Doesn't get in the way as much as you would think, the o...
by Mission
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best Boat of All Time?
Replies: 91
Views: 4628

Re: Best Boat of All Time?

he might as well be, same basic idea just a double paddle and an inflatable rather than a board
by Mission
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best Boat of All Time?
Replies: 91
Views: 4628

Re: Best Boat of All Time?

jmmoxon wrote:Maybe because Snyder designs have gone even less mainstream:

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Mike
hmm yes cos SUP never took off......no wait a second!
by Mission
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best Boat of All Time?
Replies: 91
Views: 4628

Re: Best Boat of All Time?

How come noone has brought up any of the snider designs? Projet or bigfoot for example. Still being made, still being used and at the time cutting edge! Squirt boats were doing playboats years before anyone considered playboats in their current form and yet some of these boats are still in use. My f...
by Mission
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5 reasons to wear earplugs...
Replies: 69
Views: 6654

Re: 5 reasons to wear earplugs...

I never considered wearing earplugs (mostly down to peer pressure) until I was paddling on the tryweryn and decided to go for a rock splat which somehow turned into head splat and the water between my head and the rock I hit was forced into my ear and perforated my eardrum. Same! Never wore earplug...
by Mission
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Removing marker pen from boat
Replies: 38
Views: 1502

Re: Removing marker pen from boat

Ryan P wrote:
Rdscott wrote: wiskey.
Ahem
Proper whiskey has an E :)


Nail varnish remover works fine, in case you are looking for industrial acetone!
by Mission
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stinky Cag
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Stinky Cag

not sure about cags with latex seals etc etc......but I soaked my booties in a vinegar solution and now there is no smell off them at all! Do you smell like a gherkin whilst paddling though? You rinse it off obviously :p No no smell at all. Id tried everything i could think of to get the smell out,...
by Mission
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stinky Cag
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Stinky Cag

not sure about cags with latex seals etc etc......but I soaked my booties in a vinegar solution and now there is no smell off them at all!
by Mission
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: no warranty on latex seals/Nookie 3 ply trousers
Replies: 27
Views: 1491

Re: no warranty on latex seals/Nookie 3 ply trousers

jam bo wrote:Does any manufacturer provide a warranty on latex seals?
I see this has already been posted but yea Bomber gear provide a warranty. If you rip one within 12 months they send you a replacement one with glue etc to fix it. Very impressive!
by Mission
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What WW paddle for joint health?
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: What WW paddle for joint health?

No not really, actually felt a lot easier. I went from a very large blade to a medium size. Slight loss of power but much easier, faster strokes so actually improved a little.
by Mission
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What WW paddle for joint health?
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: What WW paddle for joint health?

I had terrible trouble with tendonitis and stress in my elbows. Moving to cranks, smaller blade area and dropping feather to 40 degrees (from 45) made a surprising amount of difference. What I am using is a Mitchell nemesis with ergo shaft. This has a carbon/kevlar section in it so there is a fair b...
by Mission
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport Bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Wavesport Bolts

Simon Westgarth wrote:Dagger Europe who of course use metric components.
My agent (bought in Ireland) came with Imperial bolts, absolute nightmare because of this too.
by Mission
Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 521
Views: 88992

Re: Companies that rock

Zástěra composites. Cheaper than anyone else I could find for kevlar and very fast at delivering! Great to deal with.
by Mission
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: *bit of fun* What was the best boat you have ever paddled
Replies: 26
Views: 1647

Re: *bit of fun* What was the best boat you have ever paddled

cathalferris wrote:For me it's a tie, between a Mark Downey Special squirt boat (requested for 10.5st, floated 14st..) and the Riot Glide
On a completely unrelated note is that the blue/white chopped down projet? Think ive actually paddled it! Its still going strong though needs reseamed.
by Mission
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: *bit of fun* What was the best boat you have ever paddled
Replies: 26
Views: 1647

Re: *bit of fun* What was the best boat you have ever paddled

C1 WWR

Such a challenge to paddle, but feels amazing when you have it going properly.
by Mission
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder dislocations whilst canoeing
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Shoulder dislocations whilst canoeing

I am normally a C1 paddler, first day back in a kayak in a year (back in march) I dislocated my shoulder. Only actually know 1 C1 paddler who dislocated a shoulder while paddling C1. It does encourage much lower, much more stable strokes and I know certainly in my case my C1 roll (Backdeck) is far m...
by Mission
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What can I do with a broken helmet?
Replies: 24
Views: 1607

Re: What can I do with a broken helmet?

Currently using my written off SR black gold (also done in Switzerland, Giarsun Gorge) as a pot for my keys... Never though of emailing SR, think it'll be worth it? Definitely!!!! Shredready have a replacement program, if you break a helmet due to an impact they will replace it for £30 AFAIK...migh...
by Mission
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River-running blades for smaller people
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: River-running blades for smaller people

Mitchell blades make several smaller blades, the Sphinx would be what you're looking for I'd say.

http://www.mitchellblades.co.uk/river-r ... k-paddles/

Will be made up to any length/feather spec you want also.
by Mission
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your thoughts - sling coming from the grab handle (tail)?
Replies: 43
Views: 1953

Re: Your thoughts - sling coming from the grab handle (tail)?

While paddling in alaska we had a girl break her fingers. Basically the boat had no tapes, she grabbed the grab loop and twisted in the water, her fingers which were still caught in the grab loop broke. Consequently I quite like having tapes! However I have also seen a lot of tapes tied with all kin...
by Mission
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sciatica
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Sciatica

Oddly enough I was about to suggest that, it's done wonders for my back pain too, of course this somewhat is offset by the odd (but not actually painful or debilitating) things that are happening to my ankles and achilles tendons now... Tut tut and you an open boater, try paddling freestyle/WWR C1 ...
by Mission
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sciatica
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Sciatica

Paddle C1...worked for me!
by Mission
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet options
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Helmet options

yea shredready are usually reasonably cheap and pretty decent!
by Mission
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Making a C1 blade water tight
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Making a C1 blade water tight

if you do it right, it should be watertight

Don't use expanding foam. Absorbs water like a sponge and then can't be gotten out again!
by Mission
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dual Purpose Helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Dual Purpose Helmet

shredready claim their helmets are fine for snow sports and have plenty of photos of guys on their site doing stuff on snow!
by Mission
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Deck Time
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: New Deck Time

[quote="DaveBland".
When my deck does die, it'll be a Snap Dragon with implosion bar for sure..[/quote]
Been using one for a year now. Class bit of kit! I can stand on it and jump without it coming off the boat, still very easy to get on and it looks brand new.
by Mission
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Different' Cags
Replies: 16
Views: 1325

Re: 'Different' Cags

I've worn a bombergear cag for over a year now and can't say anything bad about it. It's dry, comfortable and unlike a lot of cags the seals are very easily replaced. I just did mine with the very minimum of hassle. Also the seals are guaranteed for a year. Only thing I don't like is the lack of poc...
by Mission
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59579

Re: Water Temperatures

Wildswimmer Pete wrote:.

As I have a scientific background I think in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, the latter for the weather.
what about poor mr kelvin? :p
by Mission
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ladies Helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Ladies Helmet

banzer wrote:
Mission wrote:Shredready Vixen (Ladies specific helmet) might be an idea.
I am also looking for a lid for the lady. These look pretty decent: who stocks them?
Don't know about the UK but I-canoe in dublin have them. They ship to UK too!
by Mission
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ladies Helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Ladies Helmet

Shredready Vixen (Ladies specific helmet) might be an idea.
http://www.shredready.com/site/products ... ets/vixen/