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by jon a
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?
Replies: 68
Views: 5108

Re: Most influential WW Paddlers of all time?

I guess you are after some big names but to be honest the big names haven't really been that influential to my paddling which quite selfishly is what I am concerned about! You see some people doing some pretty amazing stuff but that doesn't really change my paddling ... it is of course nice to see t...
by jon a
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Carbon Playboat...
Replies: 21
Views: 2859

Re: Carbon Playboat...

As a keen but not really all that good playboater I have a plastic Big Dog Kaos. I don't have a carbon boat for one simple reason and it is nothing to do with money (although I couldn't afford one even at £1200). I don't have or want a carbon boat as I would break it too quickly. I took my plastic K...
by jon a
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Downtime disappearance
Replies: 19
Views: 2348

Re: Downtime disappearance

Downtime Kayaks is showing as having been dissolved ... http://companycheck.co.uk/company/06452878
by jon a
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance for non-members (newbies) at pool sessions
Replies: 45
Views: 3282

Re: Insurance for non-members (newbies) at pool sessions

Iain,

Indeed ... AALA is only related to under 18's so if you are an adult only club then have no bearing on you. We accept kids from 11 so it is relevant for us (we think, hence we play as if it is ... if someone knows otherwise it would be really good to ditch those rules!)

J
by jon a
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance for non-members (newbies) at pool sessions
Replies: 45
Views: 3282

Re: Insurance for non-members (newbies) at pool sessions

I think (and this is basically what our club has passed down over the years) that the 3 sessions thing comes from making sure you are a private members club to avoid having to be AALA licensed. A voluntary association (a non-profit making membership organisation, commonly a club) does not require a ...
by jon a
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bad Customer Service - Desperate Measures?
Replies: 28
Views: 3658

Re: Bad Customer Service - Desperate Measures?

They are off to the Scottish Canoe Show in Perth. A quick look at their website brings up http://www.desperate-measures.co.uk/paddling-news/?p=4008 which explains that they are having to shut the shop as all the stock and staff are going to be in Scotland. I realise you were a few days before they s...
by jon a
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6422

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

My daughter started paddling her own kayak when she was just under 3 years old. She can swim so long as she has a buoyancy aid on and is more than confidant in the water (a little too confidant sometimes!). It only works because I managed to get her a Fun 1 which is small enough and light enough for...
by jon a
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: hpp hydro scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: hpp hydro scheme

The one at Linton Locks on the Ouse has, as far as I am aware from talking to the guy who lives there, been approved for quite a while. He insists it will not effect the fish ladder and therefore won't affect paddling there very much. All that said nothing has actually been done in the couple of yea...
by jon a
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: swim on the lledr on saturday
Replies: 198
Views: 17843

Re: swim on the lledr on saturday

may be it would be more representive if you posted the stuff you paddled well during the day to give the Whole story I've had the pleasure of paddling with Jason a number of times and can quite happily say that he is stepping up to this kind of stuff on a regular basis. If you step up to these thin...
by jon a
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sad News on River Dane
Replies: 19
Views: 5838

Re: Sad News on River Dane

Sarah and I paddled with Jane at university and she was always happy, smiley and enthusiastic not to mention the best minibus driver we had! It is so sad to hear that this has happened our thoughts are with Jane's family and friends, especially those who were with her at the time.

Jon & Sarah
by jon a
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My PHPBB forum's got a couple of problems
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: My PHPBB forum's got a couple of problems

Pete,

They look like they may be Carriage Return, Line Feeds to me. Have you gone from windows to linux? Use *nix safe editor like PSPad or UltraEdit to open the files and save it and you should be fine.

If you need any further help just drop me a line and I'll have a look.

J
by jon a
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Big Ted Piper Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 16019

Re: The Big Ted Piper Thread

Amongst other places:

The Ottawa
Image

The Lachine
Image

I know that others from York have been to Italy with Ted too.

J
by jon a
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Front looping on flat water
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Front looping on flat water

I used an old set of paddles set to 0 degree to learn and then once I had work out how to bounce moved back to my 45's. I think the flat paddles made it easier to work out what to do for me.

J
by jon a
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do Clubs need to be AALA registered
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Do Clubs need to be AALA registered

As far as I know from our club you can join in on sessions 3 times before you have to become a member this is so that we remain a 'private members club'. It is the fact that we are a private members club that means we don't need to be AALA licensed. I suppose it helps that the club is also a not for...
by jon a
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confidence loss - Any advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2322

Re: Confidence loss - Any advice?

Having had a couple of epics last year my confidence was a bit shot at one point and I found the best way over it was to get out with a small group of people that I trusted the most and paddle as much as I could, whatever the grade. Doesn't take long for the confidence to come back when paddling in ...
by jon a
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aquatic First Aid Course
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Aquatic First Aid Course

Just got back from doing the Rec Level 2 course with Dave (http://www.extremecare.co.uk) and have to say it is without a doubt the best first aid course I have ever done. Now looking forward to doing a third day with Dave sometime soon putting things into practice out on a river somewhere rather tha...
by jon a
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I'm fed up with Wezzits and don't know whozzit, so Wotsit?
Replies: 17
Views: 1157

Pyranha S:8
by jon a
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LOST: Blue Wavesport Diesel 65 on the River Eden (Wales)
Replies: 12
Views: 1224

If it is the Jess I think it is then it is indeed the Welsh Eden that the boat was lost on. Hopefully it will be somewhere in the Barmouth area!

J
by jon a
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jon Davies runs Rheadr Mawddach and gets on Radio One!
Replies: 35
Views: 4264

Fair enough, good job getting the sport some exposure on the radio anyway.

J
by jon a
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jon Davies runs Rheadr Mawddach and gets on Radio One!
Replies: 35
Views: 4264

So you got on national radio 1 and didn't plug flowfree ... did they tell you not to or were you just too suprised to be on the radio (and talking to Fern)?
by jon a
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The 5/200 - Up at KJO
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Graeme, CD in the post this evening (Thursday 2nd October).

J
by jon a
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The 5/200 - Up at KJO
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

All that said I do have everything in SVN so can retrieve it. If there is a specific one you are looking for I can get it to you. Or if someone at TVF wants to get in touch with an address I can put the archive on a CD for them to make available.

J
by jon a
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The 5/200 - Up at KJO
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

They are no longer on the KJO site, haven't been since the relaunch in February as they fitted better onto the TV Freestylers than KJO.

J
by jon a
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Don't fly Easyjet!
Replies: 38
Views: 3558

When checking your boat in rest it on you knee, you can make it weigh much less, I made my bike bag weigh 17kg when it weighed more like 25kg when coming back from Morocco! Might be more difficult with a boat though.

J
by jon a
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Required - Website....sorry :-(
Replies: 61
Views: 6060

Bear in mind anything that you put online can be stolen, whether it is flash, 'protected' by javascript or any other method. Watermarking it in a way that doesn't spoil the image but is hard to remove is the best your can really do (and preferably in a way that is easy and not time consuming to do) ...
by jon a
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Required - Website....sorry :-(
Replies: 61
Views: 6060

I use hand crafted xHTML, CSS and JQuery (a JavaScript Framework). I try to do everything visual with CSS and as much as possible avoid anything that causes accessibility issues. I use JQuery to do things that are often done using flash.

Depends how much time you have on your hands really.

J
by jon a
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holme Pierrepont White Water ‘In’ Course Proposals
Replies: 127
Views: 15304

Some plans have been put up here although they are so small I cannot make head nor tail of them.

J
by jon a
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Firefox problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1697

Works fine for me (WinXP, Firefox 3.0.1)

J
by jon a
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Dam Shame in DVD quality is here!
Replies: 58
Views: 5368

Stalled at 20.2% also.

J
by jon a
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Buying rafts in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

When I used to guide at HPP we used to take the rafts to eurocraft in Preston to be serviced....

http://www.eurocraft.com/navFrameset-5.htm

Don't know if they sell them too...Good luck

J