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by roo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The best spots?
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: The best spots?

seawolf856 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Brickworks = Butlins
It's good though, if you arrive on a stormy day - very peaceful and usually sheltered I'd guess......
by roo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The best spots?
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: The best spots?

Anglesey, and indeed much of Wales, is a bit too busy / crowded to provide many wild camps. Places which are only readily accessible from water can work well. While I don't (for reasons above) want to publish the good spots, I can ask paddlers to respect one that looks good but where we have been s...
by roo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wilderness gentle paddling with mountains?
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Wilderness gentle paddling with mountains?

We once went to the Finnish archipelago. 2 kids+ 2 adults so it was not too challenging but great fun. not sure about camping (we hired a home out there) but there were little, uninhabited islands everywhere which we used as snack breaks but I am sure you could camp on them. Does that help? This (o...
by roo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The best spots?
Replies: 10
Views: 853

The best spots?

Dear Sea Kayakers, I just had a cracking weekend mucking about in long boats around Anglesey. Managed to find an amazing wild camping spot that fitted perfectly with our weather and tidal plans. So, some idle curiosity..... 1) Is there a list of proven wild camping zones for Anglesey and elsewhere? ...
by roo
Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Article All Kayakers Should Read (Heuristic Traps)
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: An Article All Kayakers Should Read (Heuristic Traps)

sandra wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:37 pm
http://avtrainingadmin.org/pubs/mccammonhtraps.pdf


Anyhow, enough of my ramblings...you should read the article!
If I could get the link to work, I would love to read it!!
by roo
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Virtual coaching for advanced paddlers
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Virtual coaching for advanced paddlers

I don't know either. What are my weaknesses? Physical? Psychological? Technique? Tight lines? Big water? Boofing? Reading water? Balance? I need a coach to tell me! I'd suggest you try delivering some coaching - sounds like you have a lot to give, and this will maybe help you understand what you pe...
by roo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Demystifying Visualisation
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Demystifying Visualisation

This is a nice read - top marks
by roo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Demystifying Visualisation
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Demystifying Visualisation

Chalky723 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Damn, was hoping for tips to stop my glasses fogging up....

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Contact Lenses - that's visionary.

https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rep ... ng-contact
by roo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1744

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

The grade gives you an idea which videos to bother watching. Tonight on Armchair Paddler we bring a selection of videos of rivers you'll never get to run. So, as your time is precious watch this instead and then strap yourself into your Zwift* powered Kayak Zone VR ( TM ) *other VR experiences supp...
by roo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1744

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

Jim wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:57 pm
The grade gives you an idea which videos to bother watching.
What he said
by roo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1744

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

DaveBland wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:28 pm
You have a point, but I think I can tell from the footage that I'd still give it a miss. Whereas if it said "Grade 5", I may thnk it's worth a look. After all I've done some other BC grade 5s so what's the difference?
This is where the fun lies. What could possibly go wrong.......
by roo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1744

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

...more useful than a video or images? Just did a 15 second google on "Grand Eyvia kayak" and got far more of an idea of the river than from "Grade 3+/4 without any large eddies". C'mon... I need a better argument than these. I'm sporting for a fight. I'll see you outside... Right then, Dave "I've ...
by roo
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Paddle Roll Call

I played Polo this weekend - team training required - we lost every game :-(

Still, I've always said that its just to keep me fit so I can go on the rivers.....
by roo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Paddle Roll Call

Who got some this weekend?
by roo
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just for fun........
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

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

this one? https://vimeo.com/246639812 Pay my flights and the rest of the holiday and I'm in for free. Plus if you can cover my unpaid leave and the baby-sitting I'll be double-made up. Note 1: part of my assessment of committing to Nevis Bluff before even getting in country was based on existing foo...
by roo
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please

+1 for Dave's +1
by roo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rhone gorge
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Rhone gorge

Good to see you're still charging Robin.

Going for a coffee with the wife is exactly the right response. You were very lucky to get the time out to fit that pootle in :-)
by roo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]

Just made it loki like you wrote this: Self-aggrandising quotabating - this could get messy........ Great looking video - I'm sure you'll post when it is out there..... @DaveBland :-) To quote myself [there has to be a term for that... "quotabating"?] ...and a legend of the future, Benny Clark - usi...
by roo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seal entry etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Seal entry etiquette

Dan Yates. wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:12 pm
You should buy the seal dinner first.
And check to see if they've left their weapons back at the base.
by roo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Unsung Heroes Re: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]

It's the unsung and not so famous ones that I want to give a shout out to. So ignoring the Benny Marrs et al, Piers Nesbit - way better paddler than he thought he was and of course so many more. Props to the Weekend Warriors! If you're shouting out Piers Nesbit then you need to mention Spike Green ...
by roo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

See now Roo you've made me realize I can improve my answer further! I want to paddle with all our kids, tell them our stories, share our experiences, see the world through their eyes. One of last years trips where it wasn't about all the big name boaters tagging along: https://www.facebook.com/nich...
by roo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

I joined in this thread because of how subjective it is - the question is a non-starter in my opinion. BUT. ion - you've nailed excatly what I was trying to say....... "So to summarize: I want paddle with those who have stories to tell, and experiences to share...." Puprosefully taken out of context...
by roo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

Banzer - muppet. Everyone knows it's that testpiece the Mighty T. Hit all the eddies on the Graveyard and Ski-jump and I'm impressed. True legends pushing it today......and people it looks like it would be fun to paddle with...... Evan Garcia Aniol Serroles (spelling) Pete Wood Sam Ellis Nouria Newm...
by roo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4127

Re: Paddling into your thirties

Thanks Dave - I'd seen this on FB but hadn't read it yet. A great read - well delivered Rob Coffey. In contrast, here's one of the high points of my paddling career. http://thepoly.co.uk/kayak/nz/exped2000/reps/nevis.html This was an outstanding paddle for me but for others it's something to do befo...
by roo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Youth expedition
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Youth expedition

I'll hit my channels Dave :-)
by roo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4127

Re: Paddling into your thirties

I'm 41, and I'm still hungry. If you take care of yourself, you can keep going. Warm up and down carefully, do yoga, take care of injuries, work out every day, make sure your lifting technique is correct when pumping iron, and get on the water every week if possible. I suppose the difference is, yo...
by roo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Utla Norways deepest canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Utla Norways deepest canyon

Beautifully understated
by roo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: next step in when to go boating?

All the technology and fandabbydosery is way better than it used to be, but nothing compared to taking a set of spare activity gear [Bike/money for pub etc] so if you get skunked, you can still play. I am reminded of a quote on UKC from here - https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=267867 Bristo...
by roo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: next step in when to go boating?

morsey wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 pm
My mother swears by thistle dew.
some fly-by-night web service - no doubt they are using Met Office data and puddle updates from the data lake......