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by banzer
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Rainchasers no longer supported on PC?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Is Rainchasers no longer supported on PC?

I do most of my Rainchasers checking on a laptop. However, recently I just get signposted to the mobile app....? Must I use this instead?

Cheers
Rich
by banzer
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE

So there was quite a bit of rain over the last two days. Dry today. Here's what the main river gauges in the region are showing according to Rainchasers. Tees (all sections) medium, couple of peaks over last two days Swale and Ure (next major catchments southwards): low and scrape respectively; neit...
by banzer
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nevis Falls Backwards photo
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Nevis Falls Backwards photo

Enjoyed a trip down memory lane via Tim's links! Shame most of the photo links are broken now, but in some cases, maybe that's a good thing. Justin-G should get back to you via FB. Apparently you, me, him and various others were in the hot tub at the after party...... twas a good weekend! :)
by banzer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 978

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

Great responses all! Yes I should have included the Carrons. UKRGB - still the best paddling trivia resource on the 'web'! :)
by banzer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Syphon madness on twitter.
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Syphon madness on twitter.

If this is the same spot that I've seen some other similar vids from, I think the 'tunnel' is quite short... I suspect this chap has swum down in to the plungepool then waited a while before coming up, for dramatic effect... but yeah looks pretty frightening!
by banzer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 978

WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

Nerd post. I expect to see replies from Tim and Mike. Any others are a bonus! :) Which wins on average? Only rules are, 'upper sections' where it goes by a different name (eg. Grains Gill) don't count. Has anyone paddled all in a set? Derwent (Derbyshire): mostly flat, gd 2, some weirs, good trainin...
by banzer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn, Machno, 9R???
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Burn, Machno, 9R???

morsey wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Steep, waterfalls, technical rapids, blind boulder chokes into waterfalls, tree snags, nasty tricky take offs and beat down potential landings.
Morsey stop trying to shoehorn the Barle into every discussion...
by banzer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ecuador's classic waterfall has disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 1826

Re: Ecuador's classic waterfall has disappeared

In the future this could be a top canyon run with a big old arch to pass through! Incredible.
by banzer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: North yorkshire
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: North yorkshire

Hi Rich Have you joined a club? Not sure where you're based but Dales CC do pool sessions in the winter and easy river trips in the summer, and I'm sure other clubs do the same. That's probably your best bet. I'd happily take you down some grade 2/3 when you're reasonably confident at that level. Go...
by banzer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Research some partners to go kayaking all around Glencoe , fort williams ...
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Research some partners to go kayaking all around Glencoe , fort williams ...

Hi Thomas I'm not in Scotland but know it well. You should have a good time on the rivers up there, you should be able to paddle most / all of the Coe and Middle Etive as normal levels. Have you tried the Scottish Whitewater FB group? That might be a good place to find fellow boaters, as is the put-...
by banzer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels

Ahoy there river nerds. It could still be 2007 here on ukrgb. What rapids do you know where the line changes significantly depending on level. I'm looking for- low- go right, medium - go left, high - go right again! Triple 3 on the Etive is hard right at most levels, but hard left at flood levels. E...
by banzer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dreamline video - Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 3039

Re: Dreamline video - Kickstarter

Real shame how the mighty are fallen. All so soon after the Inga project which was, in many ways, the ultimate blockbuster kayaking movie. When I last looked he can still be found on FB (in suit and tie) as 'Steven Fisher'. Wonder what all the people that worked with him on Kickstarter have to say a...
by banzer
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best ''missions'' in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Best ''missions'' in the UK

Yes there are a few across the watershed missions.

- Upper Garry / Arkaig area
- Headwaters of the Meig, carry in from Glen Carron
- Upper Tees from Maize Beck (who will do this with me? highest altitude run in England, potentially)
by banzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best ''missions'' in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Best ''missions'' in the UK

Anyone got any good examples? (Please don't suggest the Dart...) Sorry to break it to you but there are actually some good missions on Dartmoor! Basically involving carrying your boat through the pouring rain vaguely uphill through the bogs until you find one of the headwaters of the various rivers...
by banzer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacing ropes with ratchets
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Replacing ropes with ratchets

I just find with the cleats, that the rope pops out sideways. So tying a knot doesn't make any difference. What I need is a cleat that you really need to press the rope into with a 'pop'. Mine just don't do that.

thanks for the replies.
by banzer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacing ropes with ratchets
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Replacing ropes with ratchets

Thanks for that.

I hadn't actually thought to notice whether it was one side in particular. Will do some dry land testing!
by banzer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 2506

Re: Which Drysuit?

What's the best drysuit for masochists that like to do long (sweaty) walk-ins? Needs to be breathable I suppose, and well articulated for movement. Oh and a a massive lump of foam built into both shoulders..... :) I know you can sometimes walk with the top half pulled down to keep cool, but not if i...
by banzer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacing ropes with ratchets
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Replacing ropes with ratchets

Hi all Does anyone know someone / somewhere (preferably near Yorkshire) that can replace the rope and cleat backband system in my 'Exo Creek' with a ratchet one? I don't fancy doing it myself, unless it really is easy. I've tried replacing the ropes, but it still just pops out whenever anything remo...
by banzer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3270

Re: Gone very quiet

I think (hope) people have been out paddling in this recent rain... I certainly have!

Nothing comes close to ukrgb for tracking down and sharing information. FB groups are very ephemeral.
by banzer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kick-ass WW around Odda, Norway
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Kick-ass WW around Odda, Norway

Anyone that's driven to Voss from the south can't have failed to notice some 'interesting' white water: - The massive long rapid in Odda itself (have a look on Google Earth) - The river around the famous double waterfall Latefossen - it seems to enter a gnarly gorge downstream from here - The Stolse...
by banzer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lifts
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Lifts

Welcome back Pete, not heard from you in a while! I don't live near you so can't help with lifts, hope you have some luck.
by banzer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

jmmoxon wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:04 pm
The Fewston spillway is most of the river between there & Swinsty (which doesn't release much water). Good luck on getting permission to run them!
I'm sure Moxey has never run a slipway without permission.....?!
by banzer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pack rafting on TV
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Pack rafting on TV

Sadly, not pack rafting Rhaeadr Du itself!
by banzer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

Nerdiest topic in ages - I like it! Apols for the Skipton stats it was just the closest town that sprang to mind. Bubberhouses itself annual rainfall 872mm, so a bit less than Skipton. It would be nice if we could use the rivers linking the other Washburn reservoirs for kayaking, seeing as those rel...
by banzer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

Wow - you still can't beat ukrgb for nerdy info! Thanks :)
by banzer
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 1836

Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

This may look like a daft thing to say, bear with me. Reservoirs are primarily for water supply - the Tryweryn dam / Llyn Celyn was famously built in the 60s to help keep the Dee topped up and hence supply Liverpool with drinking water. There's also some hydro power generation. So how come it seems ...
by banzer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: August's heavy rain
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: August's heavy rain

A cheeky torridon weekend for me. One run that's in the guidebook (Cuileag) and three sections that aren't. Good explorey fun!
by banzer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is 2 weeks long enough for Chile?
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Is 2 weeks long enough for Chile?

Howdy Before I get too old I'd love to do the Rio Claro. Tentatively thinking Nov 2020. Spend two or three days there. From what I gather, Nov is a good time for Pucon, a bit low in Jan. Is the Claro similar? If it was a choice of catching Pucon at ideal levels or the Claro, I would opt for the Clar...
by banzer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: Allt Dearg Mor/Sligachan
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Re: Allt Dearg Mor/Sligachan

Carry further up the Dearg Mor for sketchy steeps!
by banzer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater Kayak Rental in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Whitewater Kayak Rental in Scotland

Hi Daniel I'm afraid I can't help much with rental options, but I'm sure there will be something, if not friendly boaters to help you out. Although we may be facing a couple of years of construction traffic the road will down the Etive will remain open. The classic 'Middle Etive' section that runs a...