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by Dominic
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Burn, M
Replies: 5
Views: 563

FS: Burn, M

For sale: medium burn, very good condition, no major scratches or gouges. Looking for £550 ono.
Photos to follow. 
Selling as moving to another country. 

Dom
by Dominic
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Question for Olympus Mju 1030 owners
Replies: 30
Views: 3203

Re: Question for Olympus Mju 1030 owners

Downside is the proprietary (and expensive) xD memory cards which only go up to 2gB :-( I've just bought an 8000 Tough so I'm not quite up to speed on all the features yet, so far I'm quite impressed with it. I did notice it came with an adapter allowing you to use microSD cards instead of XD, migh...
by Dominic
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Roof Bars
Replies: 1
Views: 320

That should read "Set of roof bars, rear bar fitted with roller"
by Dominic
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Glencoe area- Febuary: What would be on your wishlist?
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Wheres the Water WAP address

The wap address for wheresthewater.com

http:// wap DOT wetdreams DOT org DOT uk/rivers/#levels
by Dominic
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which means Eddy out?
Replies: 46
Views: 4589

Depends on what you agree with the people you are paddling with, as long as everyone knows what your signals mean then it doesn't really matter.

I would tend to use signal A. B could be misunderstood as "go that way"
by Dominic
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Cameras

Following on from Digital SLR's. I'm looking for a decent camera to take paddling with me but don't want the expense and complexity of an SLR. Are there any compacts that work with a waterproof case that are worth considering? What do folk think of the waterproof compacts that are available? Are the...
by Dominic
Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Who won the Boater X?
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

I though Ewan from strathclyde placed in the intermediate race?
by Dominic
Thu May 24, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ???PLAY SPOTS IN OR AROUND EDINBURGH???
Replies: 31
Views: 3947

Last time I went past I'm pretty sure there was a tree in it.
by Dominic
Sun May 13, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scary...
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

It says Tasmania in the blurb next to the video.
by Dominic
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inspirational Music
Replies: 51
Views: 5598

I like listening to something celtic an the way to rivers, usually sets a good mood while traveling through some (usually) pretty stunning scenery. Recently I've been listening to the Peatbog Faeries and Shooglenifty. Nothing too frantic but not too mellow either, just something that puts me in a go...
by Dominic
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboats as a coaching boat?
Replies: 32
Views: 4083

Is it not more important to show that you have given the issue consideration, chosen a boat that you feel is appropriate and have a reasonable justification for your choice?

Thats what I did on my L2 assessment and L3 training.
by Dominic
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: waterproof headphones
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

How are they for eliminating wind noise? I use a normal set when I'm out on my bike and the rush of the wind past the headphones can drown out music. Are these any better?
by Dominic
Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which BA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4956

Until the Extrem II, I'd never used a PFD with webbing for the ring ( or in fact, a ring at all). It never seemed to hinder me quick releasing in the water, or anchored to the bank. What's the theory I wonder?. It stops the attachment to your harness from sliding about. So you should stay facing do...
by Dominic
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Sidewinder Combi Bib - Have you used? What say you?
Replies: 24
Views: 3711

I've had mine for a few months now, they haven't seen the most use but I come off the river dry every time.
Even after jumping off right angle on The Etive a few times.

Best bit of kit I have ever owned.
by Dominic
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Etive
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Etive

Any idea what the etive will be up to this weekend?

I have a feeling it will be walking between the falls rather than paddling but if some one closer can let me know it would be great.
by Dominic
Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2nd boat advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

I was in the exact same position as you a month ago and ended up getting the Burn.

Have a friend who really likes his Mamba. Both boats were bought for pretty much the same reasons as your giving.

So its back to the same old piece of advice, try them both, see what works for you.
by Dominic
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: daft times for the easter student safety?
Replies: 29
Views: 3339

It's a really good course, I was on it last year. I have done a WWS&R before but I found this course quite relaxed and I think I enjoyed it more because of that, even though it covers pretty much the same stuff. It was good to meet new folk from different Unis as well. I got my 5* training out of it...
by Dominic
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5 minute source to sea.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Does the railway line pass right next to it?
by Dominic
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wet and cold in a dry cag
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

I have a Palm cag and dry trousers combo and I am usually fine.
I just use a couple of layers of helly hansen Lifa tops and a pair of lifa trousers. The only time I get cold is if I am wading for a long time and so far have not had any leakage in through the waist.
by Dominic
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Time for some self indulgence - your favourite photo of you
Replies: 207
Views: 40257

I like this one

http://photos.wetdreams.org.uk/60/full/2.jpg

If only to compare the faces with the next guy down

http://photos.wetdreams.org.uk/60/full/3.jpg

Makes me smile every time...
by Dominic
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Elbow Pads
Replies: 17
Views: 2671

I'd recommend the Race pads from 661. Worth the money and have been pretty useful for saving the elbows of my cag on a few occasions, not to mention my own elbows too.
by Dominic
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Rapid+. What's the deal?
Replies: 27
Views: 4416

Does anyone have anymore details of connect30 (photos would be good) can't seem to find much on the pyranha site.
by Dominic
Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New UKCC Level 3 & 4 delayed until 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3200

I've always been told that you don't have to transfer between the two systems.
by Dominic
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Rocker peak attachment thingy....
Replies: 31
Views: 4654

What happened to the Holy Diver? Sweet dont seem to be making them any more, I like the look of it better than the rocker.
by Dominic
Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throwline recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 4088

The idea of the salamander bag was as a back up. I have tried a waist bag before, a nookie 15m on a waist belt. It was fine except the one time the bag floated past me in an eddy, didn't attach it to the belt properly. I use a palm 15m bag at the moment, like it and dislike it for the same reasons a...
by Dominic
Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throwline recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 4088

Thanks for the link but it is not working for me.
by Dominic
Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throwline recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 4088

What are the salamander lines like? I would like a waist mounted one and these look pretty smart. Is there a website for them?
by Dominic
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet Found on Findhorn
Replies: 2
Views: 947

It was at the put in for the middle section

The group from Strathclyde found it after we packed up our van.
by Dominic
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddles for a club.
Replies: 17
Views: 2812

I've used Ainsworth paddles at work and really don't like them. In my experience they were nowhere near strong enough for the use that they got. We had blades snap, some fell off the shafts, shafts bent and snapped. The paddles were not abused as they were being used under the supervision of an inst...
by Dominic
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice Required
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Advice Required

Hi folks, needing some advice, my local club recently got some money to spend on some sea kayaks and we are not too sure on what to spend it on. We had thought about spending it on 3 Roto Capellas or going for something which is more of a hybrid between sea and touring style boats. The boats would b...