Search found 3226 matches

by banzer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Witches Step?
by banzer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1221

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

buck197 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:51 am
Surely not Steve Fisher after he has his crowdfunding safety video rip off of just a few years ago, good folk don't do that.
Yeah there is that - doesn't seem good. And he seems to have created a new FB identity called Stephen Fisher... what's that about?
by banzer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Big Ted Piper Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 10532

Re: The Big Ted Piper Thread

Some say, he works on oil rigs, and calls out to the whales, and they all come to his call.

Also that if you're at the Sjoa campsite, he can be magically summoned simply by the sound of beer can opening.
by banzer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

It's the Gruinard. Excellent short run, very like the Aberglaslyn gorge in Wales. Well done Duncan.
by banzer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: 'Iconic' paddlers [part two]

Has no-one mentioned Ted Piper yet?
by banzer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Afghanistan short video
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Afghanistan short video

There was a landrover you could eddy out behind in the lower Nevis a few years back, not done a tank though! Water looks sublime.
by banzer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Further north
by banzer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1221

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

Not all the 'top boaters' are actively available for coaching / hire. (But then if the price was right, who knows?) If you are asking who the best coaches are, I don't know. Certainly Eric Jackson is the most well-known freestyle coach. But if it's simply compiling a top 10 list of people I would li...
by banzer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Which excellent river is below this somewhat confused sign?

(Could this be the first photo in this topic that doesn't show a river...?)

Image
by banzer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

Thanks all Basically what I am after is: what month, statistically, is most likely to be the best to have a 'Tilt' (haha) at the Eidart / Upper Feshie? December is likely to have the most rainfall but also, crucially, shortest days. Reading the account in the WW guidebook of sleeping underneath kaya...
by banzer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

I think I've found it... National River Flow Archive
by banzer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

Hi SEPA and EA river gauges show you the flow on a river for the last few days. Is there function that will go back much further? Ideally a graph showing flow levels every day, showing peaks and troughs over the course of a year. For instance, whilst rainfall is fairly random (though more in some mo...
by banzer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

How about Juri?
by banzer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: WW SUP play spot close to Patterdale YHA?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: WW SUP play spot close to Patterdale YHA?

That's a tough one. You need some rain really. If so, go paddle the Greta down to Keswick. The Eden is the big river in those parts so maybe go and mess around at Armathwaite weir or something. Not really any playspots as such I can think of... where are you heading off to? Might be somewhere on the...
by banzer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: OT: repairing an inflatable hot tub!
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: OT: repairing an inflatable hot tub!

I wasn't expecting that, but I guess I asked for it...! Thanks all.
by banzer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: OT: repairing an inflatable hot tub!
Replies: 8
Views: 287

OT: repairing an inflatable hot tub!

I thought as kayakers are are good at repairing things made of all sorts of plastics and rubber, what can you suggest? The hot tub is made of vinyl (PVC??). I have a repair kit and adhesive that sets pretty solid and works fro two or three days, but the pressure of air on the inside sooner or later ...
by banzer
Tue May 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Looking to tag along a group of paddlers driving out to the Alps or Norway
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Looking to tag along a group of paddlers driving out to the Alps or Norway

Kirsten Rendle and Jon Harwell (I think) were looking for numbers for an Alps trip. You should be able to find her on here or on FB. Good luck. Whereabouts in Oz are you going?

Rich.
by banzer
Wed May 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: New boats worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: New boats worth it?

I would say there are loads of good quality 2nd hand boats out there, both sea and WW. Just have a look at the depth of any scratches and check that they fit the seller's story. Avoid ones with deep scratches. I've got a decent P+H Sirius that doesn't get used any more, I paid £1500 for it and have ...
by banzer
Wed May 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

The one with the canyon, Jura is it?
by banzer
Fri May 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inflatable kayak some white water and touring - I’m clueless
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Inflatable kayak some white water and touring - I’m clueless

So long as you just want to do mild rapids, something like the Sevylor from Go Outdoors would do you just fine. They're all much of a muchness until you start getting into self-bailing and more complex fittings. Enjoy.
by banzer
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Rio Grande?
by banzer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Yup you guys pretty much got it right there is a pair of adjacent burns shown in that vid, in the Loch Hope catchment. Will be in the new guidebook. That was after not much rain so would love to go back with some more! Upper reaches are just a giant peat bog which helps retain the water. Duncan's lo...
by banzer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Nope

Further north..... get the right region and it's yours!
by banzer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Image

Could do with a bit more water but... nice wee creek
by banzer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Well that makes it the Duror or Salachan then, I heard the Duror had good stuff on it. It's not the Esragan which is also good and surprisingly steep. LA Rock rocks! We put in below corkscrew or whatever it's called, that didn't look too appealing; the rest was fun but short with one notable slabby ...
by banzer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Is it that fun slab drop on the L.A.Rock (Laroch)? Not much else close to the Kiachnish other than the Nathrach...

P.S. If you're having trouble with rain on the lens, just wait for a clear, dry day instead, problem solved.
by banzer
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Last drop on the Dubh Lighe?
by banzer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Scotland - Far North
Topic: River Einig
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: River Einig

"Obviously “rooster tail” and “triple step” would be more conventional names for “99 with flake” and “Gobstopper” but I refuse to conform to using the same name which is used in literally every other river ever!" Quite right Jon! Great write-up for a fantastic river and I'm all for unusual...
by banzer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

It looks a bit like Lennings Fall on the Clough but it's not. Something Scottish. Lochy (Tyndrum)?
by banzer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2613
Views: 109941

Re: Infinity Wezzit

West Okemont then?