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by bib_bob_euroslap
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Weekend Adventurer
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: The Weekend Adventurer

Driving 4hrs to Devon / S Wales / N Wales / Some other exotic location in the UK when there just so happens to be no water to go paddling, end up walking or scraping down a river, but still gloating to work colleagues you had a weekend away kayaking, is usually how it works out.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Spraydecks for polo boats
Replies: 3
Views: 1787

Re: Spraydecks for polo boats

Reed vest decks are a very popular choice and are very good at keeping water out, but pricey.
http://www.chillcheater.com/aqshop/cata ... 2640&page=

Othweise, Lomo decks will do a good enough job.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: First Kayak for my 40kg Daughter
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Wanted: First Kayak for my 40kg Daughter

I'm selling an Eskimo Kendo. A little older than those you've listed, but its very similar and a very good boat, with room to grow in to as well.

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... do#p754620
by bib_bob_euroslap
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Kendo for sale £250ono
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Eskimo Kendo for sale £250ono

I'm selling my beloved Eskimo Kendo to make space. This was my first ever kayak and it will be sad to see it go, but I know it can give a lot of enjoyment to a new owner. Not sure exactly, but around 15yrs old. Its not been used for the past 6 years or so and is in great condition for its age, it do...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Food for multi-day trips
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: Food for multi-day trips

The best meal of this type that I've had recently was a just add water and boil 5 bean chilli I found in Morrisons, along with a boil in the bag portion of rice. I can't remember the manufacturer name I'm afraid, it came in a white packet and was endorsed by a famous chef and was part of a range of ...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Competition Gear For Sale
Topic: FS: Revenge Nitro Micro Canoe Polo kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

FS: Revenge Nitro Micro Canoe Polo kayak

Selling my beloved Revenge Micro Nitro polo boat. Pre-preg cabon/kevlar construction, she's served me well over the years. Its Well used and has the scars to show for it. There's a few cracks on the front deck and hull as well as a few soft spots and leaks, hence why I'm asking for just £150 for it....
by bib_bob_euroslap
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Room wanted Surrey/Hampshire
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Room wanted Surrey/Hampshire

Bit of a long shot, but I'm in need of somewhere to live in the Farnborough area on the Surrey/Hampshire border, and a paddler friendly house would be ideal. So if anyone has a spare room available for rent please do get in touch.
I'm 30yrs old, clean, tidy and respectable.

Many thanks


Paul.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Wed May 28, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: travelling to Briancon by plane train
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: travelling to Briancon by plane train

If you're able to get a flight to Grenoble, there's a shuttle bus (or used to be) that goes from the airport directly to the train station in the city, from where you can catch a direct train to Briancon (or may have to may a change at Gap)
by bib_bob_euroslap
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mega hip pads
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Mega hip pads

Years ago I remember you could get hip pads that were self adhesive, I think with the name Mega. They were really good, but I'm wondering if its still possible to get hold of them anywhere? Have tried searching all the usual stores on line but nothing really comes close.

Thanks!
by bib_bob_euroslap
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Competition Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Small persons polo boat
Replies: 0
Views: 597

WANTED: Small persons polo boat

I'm on the lookout for a new boat, suitable for smaller player (50-55kgs)
Must be in good condition etc.
Get in touch if you have anything suitable.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Conti Polo Balls
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Re: Conti Polo Balls

Through the polo committee shop

http://www.canoepolo.org.uk/index.php/c ... -2016-shop

Send an email to the address listed with what you want.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Lift share offered/wanted - Hampshire to North Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Lift share offered/wanted - Hampshire to North Wales

Weekend of 14/15/16th Feb.

Log shot I know, but is anyone else making this journey to north Wales on the Friday night and back again on the Sunday? I'd be keen to hear from anyone that has a spare seat or also requires a lift.

Get in touch!
by bib_bob_euroslap
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mild Carnage what went well what went wrong? Troll time!
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: Mild Carnage what went well what went wrong? Troll time!

As a group you don't seem very organised, perhaps you've not paddled together much and haven't built up an understanding of how each person works within the team? Just being more organised and running the river as a team would be my only suggestion. For example, The first rapid on the vid you get in...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 5814

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

Have you considered that the club you've been in contact with doesn't run trips as one of it's main activities? Canoe clubs can only offer so much to it's members (and prospective members), and the main things of the programme will be what those members want. Unfortunately this may not be the same a...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone travelling Manchester-South East with boat space?
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Anyone travelling Manchester-South East with boat space?

I shall be driving down from Leeds to Hampshire next Wednesday, if thats any good?
by bib_bob_euroslap
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Moving south, need somewhere to live
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Moving south, need somewhere to live

Hi all, I'm relocating for a new job and I need somewhere to live in the Farnborough area on the Surrey/Hampshire border, and a paddler friendly house would be ideal. So if anyone has a spare room available for rent please do get in touch. I'm 29yrs old, clean, tidy and respectable. Many thanks Paul.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spot the paddler...
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: Spot the paddler...

Behind the rock on the right of the picture
by bib_bob_euroslap
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 125584

Re: Infinity Wezzit

If I recall correctly, the name of this river sounds like the name of a dinosaur.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flights to Alps
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Flights to Alps

Having been looking at flights to Grenoble Monarch do Flights but cant seem to get any dates during the summer, Jet2 only allows booking 2-3 months in advance so dido, and Ryan Air can kiss me arse easy Jet I will check out I would prefer perhaps Birmingham or Manchester to fly from but they may no...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 125584

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Greece?
by bib_bob_euroslap
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)
Replies: 22
Views: 8580

Re: RIVER GRETA (Rutherford to the Tees confluence)

Ran this yesterday and there are 2 sizable trees next to each other accross the whole river and must be portaged. I can't remember the exact location as this was my first time on the river but roughly it was about half way down, just before a couple of bends and before the river splits in to 3 chann...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: 2 rooms to rent in Leeds
Replies: 0
Views: 419

2 rooms to rent in Leeds

Hi All, I'm looking for 2 new housemates to share a house in Calverley, Leeds. It's an old terraced house and is lovely and spacious with lots of little quirks and original features. Double room £215 per month, single room £195 per month. Bills roughly £80 each a month. Large cellar for boat and oth...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on travelling with a kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 1452

Re: Advice on travelling with a kayak

Beth17 wrote: Anyone who has bought a car in NZ... Is it easy enough to get insurance?


Yes. And comparitively cheap to the UK.
I think I got mine through BBH: http://www.bbh.co.nz/default.aspx?pid=15
by bib_bob_euroslap
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bunkhouses/Scout huts around Barnard Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Bunkhouses/Scout huts around Barnard Castle

Try Raygill Riding centre as well. I think YHA has a bunkbarn or two up that way too.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice on travelling with a kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 1452

Re: Advice on travelling with a kayak

Buying a car or van in NZ is dead easy and is certainly a viable option if you're there for a few months. Be warned though, the time you're heading out there and back again is the same time as a lot of other travellers who will also be looking for their own vehicles. So the price you buy for will be...
by bib_bob_euroslap
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying kayaks with KLM.
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: Flying kayaks with KLM.

The Leeds to Amsterdam leg of the flight will be on a small aircraft (don't know the exact aircraft type) so there may be issues with actually fitting a boat on the plane.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: **help** summer paddling Reading
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: **help** summer paddling Reading

Try Reading Uni Canoe Club.
They do more of what you're after and there should be some folk hanging around in Reading this summer, as well as all their old gits.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak rental NZ north island
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Kayak rental NZ north island

Waimarino do rental I think. Not far from the Wairoa.
by bib_bob_euroslap
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Look At The Level On The Upper Swale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3976

Re: Look At The Level On The Upper Swale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just watching BBC look North, there is aparently a 'river rescue' taking place at the moment in Swaledale...


Not much info at the moment

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... =3&t=85203
by bib_bob_euroslap
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Anyone free 2 paddle1st Dec Lakes, N. Wales or Yorkshire?
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Anyone free 2 paddle1st Dec Lakes, N. Wales or Yorkshire

I'm in the same situation, looking to get out boating Thursday and Friday. Lakes or Yorkshire.
PM sent....