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by Joe L
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting to India with a boat
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Getting to India with a boat

Qatar. Take boats for free. You get a 30kg luggage allowance. This includes the boat so you dont get much extra. They where pretty strict on weight.

They also said 300cm on there website as total dimensions. But when related to kayaks they just had to be under 300cms in length so no worries at all.
by Joe L
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Courier service
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Courier service

Looking to get a boat couriered. Anyone know what or any services still take kayaks?
by Joe L
Wed May 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 58
Views: 3799

Re: Do you need a backband?

If theres no need for a backband then why have you replaced yours with a power seat? If the backband is totally unnecessary as you seem to think then what is a power seat replacing? Couldnt you just have a normal seat with no high back if a backband does nothing? A backrest is attached at multiple p...
by Joe L
Fri May 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 58
Views: 3799

Re: Do you need a backband?

I agree its a very strange discussion. Reads a lot like Corrans social media posts semi formed ideas and talking around any point anyone else raises rather than discussing it. Anything steep will make you realise how useful a backband can be. If you get pushed backwards whether by a wave or gravity ...
by Joe L
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted- Riot sized spraydeck
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Wanted- Riot sized spraydeck

Any got a spare riot sized deck for sale?

Waist small or medium
by Joe L
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Necky Jive Spraydeck Size
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Necky Jive Spraydeck Size

Anyone know what size deck fits a Necky Jive ( think its the 8' 10") best?

I have an ancient deck that came with it but its fallen to pieces and has no noticeable sizing written in it.

Skirtfit.com tells me the cockpit dimensions but no more.
by Joe L
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Critique my roll?
Replies: 31
Views: 2475

Re: Critique my roll?

Like Dave said try to bring your front arm closer to your body. You shouldnt be stretching out forwards or tucking forwards to hard. Try to tuck sideways around the boat as you capsize. Also the blade angle. You want to make sure your not starting with the paddle flat on the water. This leads to you...
by Joe L
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some lessons learned from a swim.
Replies: 17
Views: 2295

Re: Some lessons learned from a swim.

That dosen't sound fun. Glad it worked out ok in the end. It is pretty shocking how useless you become after a big swim/incident once the adrenaline wheres off. One thing I have picked up is if you are running something bigger with set safety is to tell your safety team what your rough plan is if so...
by Joe L
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder Physio Lake District
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Shoulder Physio Lake District

Anyone got a shoulder specialist physio they could recommend around the Lake District?

Thanks
by Joe L
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: RPM vs RPM max
Replies: 4
Views: 981

RPM vs RPM max

Wondering what peoples opinions where on the RPM max compared to the normal RPM?
At 73 kilos guess I am pretty light for it, would it still be ok for some easy down river play?
by Joe L
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 14
Views: 2516

Re: What would you do?

I have both boofed on and been boofed on by others. Its never that fun but I have never seen someone swim because of it and sometimes it helps both paddlers escape the hole. If you decide to run things close its a risk you take. In the end its your own fault for ending up in the hole. If you cant ma...
by Joe L
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka Kayaks... A my experience shared...
Replies: 11
Views: 4309

Re: Waka Kayaks... A my experience shared...

I paddled a Tuna for the first time in NZ this winter. Jumped in my friends without moving anything and it immediately felt amazing. Its the only boat I have ever got in that I felt made me better. Straight away I was hitting moves and eddies that I hadnt been able to in other boats. I have paddled ...
by Joe L
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flat landing drops
Replies: 13
Views: 1870

Re: Flat landing drops

I have heard various people claim different boats give bigger hits etc. But never felt a huge amount of difference between boats myself or seen much reason for it. Body position and boat angle is what makes all the difference really. I injured my back years back on right angle, in a creek boat. Just...
by Joe L
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bicep tendinosis and kayaking
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Bicep tendinosis and kayaking

Thanks for the replies.
Its Tendinosis which is different from Tendonitus. Tendinosis is degradation of the tendon rather than inflammation. Been told its better to use heat than Ice and no anti inflammatory drugs.
by Joe L
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bicep tendinosis and kayaking
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Bicep tendinosis and kayaking

Had some problems with my shoulder. Went to a sports injury specialist and have been told i have tendinosis of the long and short bicep tendons. Ive been given exercises etc to do by them but he is not a kayaker so was just wondering if anyone on here had had this specific problem, how they dealt wi...
by Joe L
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to save your back while creeking?
Replies: 21
Views: 2419

Re: How to save your back while creeking?

Had a few issues with my back this winter after swapping to a Mamba 8.6 and doing a lot of walk ins. This summer I have been carrying my boat on my left shoulder instead. This took a while to get used to and I started just by doing it for short walks with playboats. After a while it became a lot eas...
by Joe L
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SUP or surf kayak?
Replies: 88
Views: 5759

Re: SUP or surf kayak?

Haha whitewater too easy and not a challenge. Just sounds like you got scared or dont have the drive to go paddle anywhere fun.

SUPing on whitewater definitely is an excuse to spend lots of time bimbling on class 3 and pretending to be "innovating" instead of paddling hard whitewater.
by Joe L
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SUP or surf kayak?
Replies: 88
Views: 5759

Re: SUP or surf kayak?

This is the best thread in ages! Keep going...

BTW SUP on whitewater is a joke its just where old kayakers go when they lose there balls. But it is hilarious to watch them try so keep up the terrible lines and super dull surfing.
by Joe L
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Save the Conwy campaign - action needed!
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: Save the Conwy campaign - action needed!



Sometimes, but you have to try pretty hard.
by Joe L
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norway Water Levels
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Norway Water Levels

Sjoa levels are good atm. Jorgens wave just coming in.
Went to the Ula last week, was pretty high. Frya today looked at a good level.
Paddled the Etna in Buskerud. Was on the low side but still going.
The smaller runs around sjoa seem to be dropping in now and the weather is great.
by Joe L
Thu May 01, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: RODEO!! Old school throwback on Green
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: RODEO!! Old school throwback on Green

Sooooo good. Much more fun to watch than the WWGP. Roll boofs!
by Joe L
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: WW Grand Prix - Round 1
Replies: 16
Views: 3123

Re: WW Grand Prix - Round 1

Strength makes a difference but not a huge one. Its all technique. Dane is pretty tiny, and goes bigger than everyone.
It depends what they focus on as well. Most of the ladies seem to be pretty good all round where as the top male freestylers are pretty focused.
by Joe L
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fairy Glen in Highwater - Video
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Re: Fairy Glen in Highwater - Video

Definitely. Narrow gorges in high water are renowned for getting much cruisesier. Take a play boat and enjoy some wave wheels.
by Joe L
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best of ME !!
Replies: 38
Views: 2812

Re: Best of ME !!

0:00 – Leven, Brick shoot 0:25 – Mickey Mouse run, fight club 0:36 – 0:47 – 0:53 – 0:59 – 1:16 – Aysgarth 1:24 – 1:28 – 1:32 – Egua, top Drop 1:34 – Sorba slides 1:46 – Swale 1:52 – Upper Palguin, 2:12 – 2:36 – Aysgarth 2:51 – Leven, Backbarrow 2:56 – Aamot, Last drop 3:04 – Drop above Little Huka, ...
by Joe L
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!
Replies: 43
Views: 3997

Re: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!

A waterfall is not a rapid. Also clean drops are almost the opposite of what Banzer seems to be looking for. A clean waterfall is relatively easy, but still with potentially big consequences, impacts etc. The original post is about rapids that are hard to paddle well, but are forgiving for there lev...
by Joe L
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!
Replies: 43
Views: 3997

Re: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!

Throne room on the futa is pretty huge but relatively kind. In terms of hardest to run head dry regularly the double drop after the bridge on the Amot section on the sjoa, at most levels is pretty unpredictable. Depending on levels its got several windows through big wave/hole/things to get through ...
by Joe L
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chile video trailer/teaser...
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Chile video trailer/teaser...

A quick trailer for my Chile trip video which will arrive, sometime. Hopefully.


by Joe L
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boofing and seat position
Replies: 41
Views: 3154

Re: Boofing and seat position

Stomping Is also quite a nice way to avoid smashing your face off your boat.
However it is definitely only really effective if you shout boom and get your elbows up Evan Garcia style! A celebratory fist pump after will also significantly reduce the hit.
by Joe L
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boofing and seat position
Replies: 41
Views: 3154

Re: Boofing and seat position

Can't see seating position making too much difference unless your at the extreme end of either weight range for the boat. The main thing with boofing is judgement and timing. This can only come from practise so boof as much as you can and as many different things as you can. Boofing every tiny rock ...