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by freddie
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: VE Carbon Cranked 191cm
Replies: 1
Views: 524

VE Carbon Cranked 191cm

191cm, 15 degree RH feather VE cranked carbon aircore paddle. A few years old, but hasn't been used for a while. Has a small chunk taken out of the left blade (see 1st picture), a great and very strong paddle for a smaller person / playboater. Based in Oxfordshire, but travel up to Notts and places ...
by freddie
Fri May 20, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees - Abbey Rapids
Replies: 9
Views: 2219

Re: Tees - Abbey Rapids

Jim, it is access across the private land just at Abbey rapids, and below the bridge where you can walk back up again, nothing to do with paying to use the water or booking spaces.
by freddie
Wed May 18, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees - Abbey Rapids
Replies: 9
Views: 2219

Re: Tees - Abbey Rapids

The North East region pay for access across private land at Abbey Rapids to the river, which is used for races there.
by freddie
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foam footrest option, on offer, by Zet, anyone have pics?
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: Foam footrest option, on offer, by Zet, anyone have pics?

I don't have any photos, but it is a piece of thick foam either side of the central pillar that your feet sit on, and behind that there is a shaped bit of foam that extends into the front, but has some space around it, and leaves some space in the front too to allow it to flex a little if you hit so...
by freddie
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4331

Re: Personal Locator Beacons Advice

Well the SPOT I have is IPX7, which is the same for waterproofness, and I keep it in the pocket in my BA and it's never had a problem, even going off some big drops.
by freddie
Sat May 23, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacing Helmets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1141

Re: Replacing Helmets?

What if I can't afford a new helmet as I spent all my money on going kayaking instead?
by freddie
Tue May 19, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal Trip this October?
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Nepal Trip this October?

I'm going to be in Nepal from October to December, if anyone is I'm happy to share info or join up for a paddle. I'm there now and whilst the damage out in the villages is devastating, a trip this winter would be great for everyone and the country. Obviously some things may change as there will be m...
by freddie
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4331

Re: Personal Locator Beacons Advice

I got the SPOT in the end as it worked out fairly cheap, as the subscription also includes search & rescue insurance. No complaints about it so far, just left it in my BA for the past year and it's still works fine.
by freddie
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry trousers
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: Dry trousers

Deepens if you want a bib style or not. I've j just got a set of the Immersion Research ones, normal trouser style, but got them too add socks for me.
A good bit cheaper than the Palm ones, and they're dry.
by freddie
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What kayak should my son buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: What kayak should my son buy?

I had both boats in those sizes, the S6X is a terrible playboat. The star is great for that weight, whichever year model it is and should be much better and easier to learn in.
by freddie
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Metal on Metal
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: Metal on Metal

Metal on metal isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's carabiner on carabiner that isn't good to do as they can turn on each other and unclip if they're snapgates. Loads of gear has metal cables that you clip to a crab.
by freddie
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal v. Chile: how much?
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Nepal v. Chile: how much?

10 Days in Chile isn't really enough time, and would be quite expensive, especially compared to Nepal. You'd be looking at £40-odd/day to hire a truck, plus if you don't fly a boat, renting one isn't that cheap and you'd have to waste time getting one. If you want to do good creeking around Pucon, y...
by freddie
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flat landing drops
Replies: 13
Views: 1848

Re: Flat landing drops

So much of it depends on the drop, and then the landing technique. Boat shape makes as good as no difference compared to the rest. I've been boofing 50 footers out here in Chile and having softer landings than off 6 foot drops, and 20 foot plus into green water no problems with good technique. Get a...
by freddie
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where should I go next?
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Where should I go next?

Go to Telemark in the spring, awesome rivers and loads of people to go with if you want. Give me a shout if you want to know where to go and some locals to tag along with. Failing that, Northern Norway has some of the best rivers I've done, and you can go throughout the season depending on how high ...
by freddie
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2013 - your paddling highlights & 2014 resolutions
Replies: 43
Views: 4406

Re: 2013 - your paddling highlights & 2014 resolutions

37 days is pretty shocking Tim. I think you should try for a few hundred more at least this year.
by freddie
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Plans for 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2082

Re: Plans for 2015

I think I'll head back down to the Futaleufu, and then carry on down to the Baker for some super big volume fun. Probably then go explore around southern Chile to Tierra Del Fuego until it gets cold and head up for some exploratory boating in Bolivia, and maybe up into Peru for some massive multi-da...
by freddie
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Arctic awesomeness
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Arctic awesomeness

Had a bash down there this summer too, was a beautiful place and a crazy river. Marblr makes some pretty sketchy river features.
Well worth a trip though.
by freddie
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suit
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Dry suit

I've been using the IR Arch Rival suit for a bit now, and it seems really good, the material is light and flexi but is so far as hard wearing than any other suit I've had.
Give Mark Mulrain a message about sizing, but you should fit fine. Plus they don't break the back.
by freddie
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thermal recommendation for drysuits?
Replies: 16
Views: 1405

Re: Thermal recommendation for drysuits?

I've been using the Immersion Research K2 union suit for a while now, and it's the only thing I wear under a drysuit now. I had the normal union suit, but the K2 one is still toasty warm, but feels super lightweight to wear. I wore it for 3 months in Norway, and all the way up in the Arctic circle f...
by freddie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Torrent Drysuit - Practically New
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Palm Torrent Drysuit - Practically New

I have for sale a Palm Torrent Drysuit, size medium. It has only had 3 months use, and I have had the neck seal and socks replaced by Palm, as well as the seams re-taped so it should be as good as new. I don't need it as I'm off to South America at the end of the week and would like to get rid of it...
by freddie
Fri May 16, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for kayaking boots?
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Recommendations for kayaking boots?

I use the Inov-8 mudclaw fell running shoes. Pretty cheap, light and have great grip on them for most terrain. Dry quickly too as they're simple shoes for running so have good drainage, and they seem to last much better than paddling specific shoes.
by freddie
Mon May 12, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swale Fever
Replies: 42
Views: 2793

Re: Swale Fever

Jim Pullen wrote:I want to see Lee paddle the Swale/Aysgarth/Cauldron Snout with wing paddles please....
It'd hardly be an acheivement, just probably very expensive.
by freddie
Mon May 12, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swale Fever
Replies: 42
Views: 2793

Re: Swale Fever

How many different rivers do I need to paddle before I'm a G5 boater?
by freddie
Thu May 08, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps - What to wear?
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

Re: Alps - What to wear?

I usually wear shorts and a t-shirt. Maybe a jumper in the evenings.

And some sunglasses, they're cool.
by freddie
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zet seat
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Zet seat

Yeah, just loosen the two bolts under the hip-pads on either side, and give the seat a good kick. There's a few inches of adjustment, not loads but it can make a difference.
by freddie
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: C1 Jackson Star for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: C1 Jackson Star for sale

Bump. Make me an offer.
by freddie
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance for perpetual river bums?
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Insurance for perpetual river bums?

I'm looking at this too, Perkins Slade only do trips up to 6 months, which isn't long enough. Campbell Irvine that Simon posted look reasonably priced from what I've seen. Eeonz, my annual cover last year was with Harrison Beaumont, and was really cheap, covered me and my kit for trips up to 90 days...
by freddie
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11802

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

The logo looks crap too.
by freddie
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: C1 Jackson Star for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 403

C1 Jackson Star for sale

I have a 2007 shape Jackson Star (the small one) for sale. I bought it new in 2008, and it's currently outfitted as a C1 with snowboard bindings for nice comfy straps and a dashboard with foam overthruster. Still in great condition, just at HPP mostly. I also have the K1 seat for it, although you wi...