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by chris s sladden
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gees wooden Paddle Info and value Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Gees wooden Paddle Info and value Anyone?

The last I saw of mine was stuck in the middle of a rapid on the Ogwen-probably nearly 35 years ago by now. Happy days-I loved mine for the short time I had them, though I have vague recollections of snapping a pair too.

Cheers Chris
by chris s sladden
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grand Canyon
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: Grand Canyon

Ahhhh come on Jim- I had a brilliant time watching the fun a games you had in the rapids-though best of all was your surreptitious tipping over of Dave in that eddy-perfect boat for that!

Looking forward to catching up-I'll have my 2 daughters wit me this time


Chris
by chris s sladden
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bump or cyst or callous on my thumb !
Replies: 23
Views: 5298

Re: Bump or cyst or callous on my thumb !

Greetings There is more information on Mark's site regarding a few things like calluses than I can find by trawling the medical/sports literature. It is interesting as in the Sports Medical literature, calluses on the hands of sailors have been described-actually 5 different types. I have a particul...
by chris s sladden
Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A great Christmas Pressie-but a little overpriced?
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Re: A great Christmas Pressie-but a little overpriced?

Hi Jim,


I guessing Patrick hopes he is on either a percentage or flat rate for that particular copy!

Canyon in 2016?


Season's greetings


Cheers

Chris
by chris s sladden
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A great Christmas Pressie-but a little overpriced?
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Re: A great Christmas Pressie-but a little overpriced?

Patrick Clissold wrote:What can I say, I took 2/3rds out and am selling it under my own name for a grand.

As the expression goes Patrick, "we are expecting great things from you".

Chris
by chris s sladden
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A great Christmas Pressie-but a little overpriced?
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

A great Christmas Pressie-but a little overpriced?

I might be a little biased but The Welsh Rivers is a nice book, and a great Christmas pressie, BUT I thought this was a little overpriced!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listin ... dition=new


Best wishes from a snowy BC/Newfoundland


Chris
by chris s sladden
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our little movie....
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: Our little movie....

I thought it was great, thanks.

Best wishes


Chris
by chris s sladden
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stikine video
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Stikine video

Fantastic and enjoyable 12 minutes. Thanks for that-great achievement! I think it is Wasson's and not Watson's hole not that I'll ever be seeing it as closely as you boys!



Best wishes


Chris
by chris s sladden
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt & Zak's Adventures in North Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Matt & Zak's Adventures in North Wales

Neptune wrote:Chris,

Just turn the sound off/down while they watch it.
I still loved the vid though
by chris s sladden
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A strange request- Aquatic Dermatology
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: A strange request- Aquatic Dermatology

Some of my friends have got hogweed burns from river banks (photodermatitis?) How interesting. They contain coumarins which photosensitize-similar to how lime, parsnips and celery can. They usually cause a streaky somewhat linear dermatitis which can leave pigment changes. Just the kind of thing I'...
by chris s sladden
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt & Zak's Adventures in North Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Matt & Zak's Adventures in North Wales

Excellent fun- I could have shown my children if you had censored the narration a bit!


Happy paddling


Chris
by chris s sladden
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Girl runs rapid
Replies: 27
Views: 3244

Re: Girl runs rapid

Outstanding!


Chris
by chris s sladden
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A strange request- Aquatic Dermatology
Replies: 7
Views: 940

A strange request- Aquatic Dermatology

Hello, This may seem a rather strange request but perhaps some of the readers can help. I have been asked to do a plenary session lecture at the World Congress of Dermatology-which next year is in Vancouver. It is rather like the Olympic Games of Dermatology with 15000 dermatologists turning up. Wha...
by chris s sladden
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Villeneuve and the Dora Baltea italy?
Replies: 26
Views: 3937

Re: Villeneuve and the Dora Baltea italy?

Greetings from a gloomy and overcast BC, Back in the day we returned for a number of years to run rivers in the hanging side valleys of the Dora Baltea. One , quite close to Courmayer was the Dora di Ferrett. The bottom section is full of steep weirs and un-runnable. The upper section in the hanging...
by chris s sladden
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!
Replies: 43
Views: 4074

Re: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!

Jim wrote: [Have fun, I'm sure I'll be out there again in 2016 or 17, I like too much not to![/quote] Funny you should say that Jim as I've got a trip planned for 2016! What kind of boat are you going to use next time Jim - you have your reputation to uphold!? Personally, I wouldn't like to get work...
by chris s sladden
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 43461

Re: Tawe Hassle.

Brings back happy memories! As it happens, I'm going to be over in the UK (from Canada)for a week and am looking to paddle on the 30th Oct-1st November-and would love a run on the Tawe-water dependent. I'd be very happy to meet up on these days and go and try out an old acquaintance! Please PM me if...
by chris s sladden
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Pimp your Uni with Video Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 7992

Re: The Pimp your Uni with Video Thread

Aber Uni had me at 8.06 secs- the look on that fellow's face just summed up why I had such a great time boating in Wales for a good quarter of a century of my life(not that I ever had the nerve to run that particular drop). Bravo

Best wishes

Chris
by chris s sladden
Fri May 24, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon

Actually, Jim, I'm already looking at dates for 2 to 3 years time for a return trip-I'll sort you out a discount for that! Frank dropped my boat off a few days back- along with Richard's probably illegal walking stick. Maybe I'll think about trying it in a canoe too- I have a few years to train up C...
by chris s sladden
Fri May 24, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon

Jim- you were one of the stars of the trip-= along with an aging but sporty Fred Wondre- and the old paddler who rode the raft to the lip of Lava, got back in his kayak to nip down the drop, and then got back on the raft for the rest of the day!


Cheers


Chris
by chris s sladden
Wed May 22, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Re: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon

I should point out that I was the one wondering about whether any Brits had been down the Canyon in an open boat-and not Jim. He did an amazing job of battling against full on winds in the tub that he rented. Fair play as far as I'm concerned and worth the crate of beer I bought him! Mind you there ...
by chris s sladden
Tue May 21, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon
Replies: 22
Views: 4715

Jim Wallis Open Boats the Grand Canyon

Just got back from a superb run down the Grand Canyon. The rapids were much bigger than I remembered- probably due to water levels. Jim Wallis was a stalwart in his open C1- sure he took a few thrashings but was amazingly stoic and resilient. North Americans are generally much more experienced in th...
by chris s sladden
Thu May 02, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wow!
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Wow!

by chris s sladden
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A step up from the normal damming of a small river!
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: A step up from the normal damming of a small river!

Thank you so much to those who have read the concerns, and signed the petition. It only tkes a minute or two, so I would really appreciate any more support that could be given. For those lucky enough to have visited the area you will understand my concerns


Happpy paddling


Chris
by chris s sladden
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A step up from the normal damming of a small river!
Replies: 3
Views: 911

A step up from the normal damming of a small river!

Dear Paddling Friends, http://www.change.org/petitions/kamloops-city-council-oppose-the-development-of-the-ajax-mine?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email I would appreciate it if folks would consider reviewing, and if agreed with, signing the enclosed petition. As some of you know, I live i...
by chris s sladden
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: IWWHoF
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: IWWHoF

Fantastic!

Well deserved Congratulations to Pete and Graham. Three Cheers


Chris
by chris s sladden
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?
Replies: 68
Views: 5086

Re: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?

Influential whitewater paddlers - snyder paddlers, lugbill and hearn, richard fox, Jones/Manby/Hewlett. Shout outs have to go to Bill masters (perception) Graham Mackereth (pyranha) and Joe pulliam (dagger) - they were all paddlers and through their companies have done a lot. In terms of my influen...
by chris s sladden
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Easy come easy go
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Re: Easy come easy go

If they can do it in a rowing boat ;-) ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coa-Pd6BaYI Completely different rapid in the videos! You first Poke - on that same line taken by the Dory but at the level in the first clip! Jim- we are getting out at Pierce's Ferry- a kilometer above this- I now understa...
by chris s sladden
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Easy come easy go
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Easy come easy go



My understanding is that this has now silted out-I certainly hope so!

Looking forward to some fun in the sun on the GC in a couple of months


Cheers


Chris
by chris s sladden
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: One final place for the 2013 Grand Canyon Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: One final place for the 2013 Grand Canyon Trip

Many thanks to all those who have shown an interest. The trip is now full. Anyone who wants to go on a reserve list please let me know(we are a bunch of old cuffies who have been dropping like flies, so you never know), otherwise the next trip is in 2015.


Kind regards


Chris
by chris s sladden
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: One final place for the 2013 Grand Canyon Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 479

One final place for the 2013 Grand Canyon Trip

The Last Place on the 6th May, 2013 Grand Canyon Trip We have a fully guided trip running the river from the 6th May through to the 18th, for this year 2013. I have one place for either a kayaker (or canoe if you really want) or a raft slot. This is due to my good buddy Tim Davies ( 3 times veteran ...