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by StoneWeasel
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: surf specific helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: surf specific helmets

Gath and Gecko are about the only real options for light surf helmets (unless you are Tim Thomas in which case an old Ace Ap helmet is the go to).
by StoneWeasel
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Surf boat wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Surf boat wanted

Ian has done a good video on the differences too.

by StoneWeasel
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Surf boat wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Surf boat wanted

This might be a rookie question, but what is the main difference between a surf kayak and a regular river kayak? I've never kayaked on the ocean before. Quite a lot really. River kayaks are essentially designed to look after you in a hostile environment, whereas a surf kayak is designed to offer op...
by StoneWeasel
Wed May 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega hull profiles?
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Mega hull profiles?

Oh man, surf hull design is a huge topic. Essentially the is a mix of why which boats have which hulls but a large part of it comes down to how the sport was progressing and what people wanted from boats mixed in with a healthy dose of trying stuff to see what happens. If you are interested in the w...
by StoneWeasel
Wed May 27, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - surf kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Wanted - surf kayak

Excellent. That should be a good boat for your needs.

Have fun with it
by StoneWeasel
Wed May 20, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - surf kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Wanted - surf kayak

I have a Valley Storm I don't need of we could work out a way to get it to you.

It is plastic, but is is also cheap and in excellent condition.

I only want £150 for it.
by StoneWeasel
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC consultation
Replies: 47
Views: 3928

Re: BC consultation

We need to try to avert the doom by speaking out - the document was a consultaion, and I hope clubs responded. [I'm in Scotland, so my club didn't get a vote. I am worried that the insurance cange might extend to Scotland - how could it not?] There was a consultation before the transition to UKCC a...
by StoneWeasel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 3251

Re: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?

SimonMW When the Dagger Nomad was originally released, that was the pinnacle of creek boat design at the time it came out. It still is for me, even though I have had the new Nomad medium since it became available. As others have said, when you find a boat that suits you and your style of paddling t...
by StoneWeasel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC consultation
Replies: 47
Views: 3928

Re: BC consultation

Oh look BC are screwing over volunteer based clubs and grass roots uptake of the sport in favour of their pally course providers again.

I am not even surprised by this shit any more. It just seems to be their standard practice these days.
by StoneWeasel
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: For sale.. Mega jester.... An outstanding surf boat
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: For sale.. Mega jester.... An outstanding surf boat

Cool old boat and in great condition but I doubt you will get your asking price.

That is quite a lot of money for a nearly 30 year old fibreglass boat.

Good luck to you though.
by StoneWeasel
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Replacement fin for five-0??
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Replacement fin for five-0??

A bit of googling seems to suggest the Five-0 has a standard long box which is rather convenient.
That should mean that pretty much any long board fin should fit.

These seem nice and cheap and should do the job fine
by StoneWeasel
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Replacement fin for five-0??
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Replacement fin for five-0??

Any chance you could add a photo of the fin box and / or the old fin (if you still have it)?

I would be surprised if we can not find you a suitable replacement :)
by StoneWeasel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: fin box repair
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: fin box repair

Your easiest bet is probably to just glass a bit of cloth over the whole of the box on the inside of the boat.

It should seal things up nicely and re-enforce the boxes a bit too.
by StoneWeasel
Fri May 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

I'm not sure it was really so hateful. Deb Pinneger paddled one and, without the bolt-ons it is not dissimilar to more modern short playboats. Being short it would spin and cartwheel well which was the order of the day back then I am working from quite old memories but I really did not like it at a...
by StoneWeasel
Thu May 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport transformer (T1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Wavesport transformer (T1)

Why a T1?

I never owned one but I tried a Transformer a couple of times and thought it was a pretty hateful boat.

What is it about the transformer that has taken your fancy?
by StoneWeasel
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Nose diving
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Nose diving

Funnily enough I was helping a friend with this over the weekend. They were leaning back on steep take offs and nose diving as a result. Essentially, leaning back is not often a good thing to do. As has been mentioned earlier in the thread, it tends to push your feet down and nose dive the boat. Eve...
by StoneWeasel
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Perception Blaze an good for surfing
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Perception Blaze an good for surfing

Thanks guys. Mini2 was asking for me. Went for the necky jive found one really cheap. Thanks for the suggestions Gary. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Excellent choice! In my opinion the Jive has the best surf hull of any whitewater boat ever made. The only thing that surfs better tha...
by StoneWeasel
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cheesy makes a brief appearance
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: Cheesy makes a brief appearance

Cheesy's bit is at around the 8:40 mark.

He is normally pretty good in front of the camera though.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1HMWe ... k8nu3048zg
by StoneWeasel
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....

Dan, I would look out for a Jester Cyclone too.

They are one of the roomiest, comfiest IC boats ever made and are great boats.

Denzil
by StoneWeasel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1892

Re: Church Beck

The Gambler was definitely made by Eskimo and I hated it!

I have never found any boat less controllable than the Gambler. It just seemed to do whatever it wanted, pretty much ignoring your input.
by StoneWeasel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 38
Views: 2949

Re: Warm When Wet

I am going to go the other way than most with my advice for keeping warm. You do not need a drysuit to keep warm in my opinion, you need good thermals! My dry kit is really not very dry these days (I'll buy some new stuff eventually) but I am never cold when paddling. I find a nice super thin base l...
by StoneWeasel
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riot Magnum - Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Riot Magnum - Opinions?

I love the Magnum. If you are a fan of creek boats that need a little driving rather than corking down through things then the Magnum is great.

I still paddle a Salto and love it though (never found a boat I want to replace it with) so my opinions might be a bit outdated.
by StoneWeasel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: waterproofing

My solution has always just been to loosen the bolt slightly, blob in some silicone sealant, do the bolt up, wipe away any excess.

This has always worked well for me and is super quick and easy.

Denzil
by StoneWeasel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....

yabbadabba wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Thanks for the link, I will study the video for when I am next back in Cornwall in October :-)
If you are down in Cornwall give me a shout. I am always up for a surf :)

Denzil
by StoneWeasel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....

As I am sure you have found it tracks pretty well but feels somewhat locked in when you come to do a big turn. That is because in a boat like the Rio, it is locked in, really locked in. You have a great big, long, round rail just gripping the water and holding you firm. For a big dynamic turn you ar...
by StoneWeasel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any ideas on model please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Any ideas on model please?

At first I was convinced it was a bastardised Prijon Alien but I think people are right with the shout of Prijon Samurai rather than the older Alien.

I so badly wanted a Samurai back in the day and I feel sorry for this poor kayak and what has become of it.

Denzil
by StoneWeasel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Should I attach a fin
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Should I attach a fin

Any suggestions on where to fit them , From a bit of searching I see most people suggest below the back of your butt , Do I put them straight Or angle a bit Thanks Sent from my P00C using Tapatalk Stick them just behind your butt, as close to the rails as you can, angled in as if they were pointing...
by StoneWeasel
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to wear now it is warming up.
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Pretty much since the first Nookie Ti Tops came out many moons ago (those cool blue and silver ones) they have been my go to summer paddling top. Yes, they're brilliant. A bugger to get off, but brilliant!! D A thin base layer thermal is your friend ;) My preference is a Helly Hanson Dry Denzil
by StoneWeasel
Fri May 25, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to wear now it is warming up.
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Pretty much since the first Nookie Ti Tops came out many moons ago (those cool blue and silver ones) they have been my go to summer paddling top. Ti Top with either a Reed Transpire Fleece Top or a Helly Hanson Dry (or similar) base layer depending on the temp. I generally pair it with some IR guide...
by StoneWeasel
Tue May 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3991

Re: Bullitt S vs Ride Eclipse, how do they differ?

Thanks colin. Thats really helpfull as i can’t get my feet comfortable in the bullit s. Please let me know how you get on in a shorter boat aswell. How much longer is the banshee? This may sound silly but have you cut a hole in the central foam for your heels to meet? You would be amazed by how muc...