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by Rory
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks for the unhurried WW paddler?
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: Kayaks for the unhurried WW paddler?

Thanks for the input guys. Seems Pyranha's new Machno could be a contender. The hull looks nice as does the rocker profile. To quote from their FB page: , essentially the difference is in the style of paddling each suits; 9R needs to be driven but rewards that effort with speed, in Machno you can ta...
by Rory
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks for the unhurried WW paddler?
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: Kayaks for the unhurried WW paddler?

Haha! Rory to be honest, more information is required to offer advice. For instance there are distinct differences in sizes of boats. 9R and 9RL are quite different boats. Mamba 7.6 and 8.6 are similarly different. Height, weight, previous boats paddled, what you liked, disliked about those boats. ...
by Rory
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks for the unhurried WW paddler?
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Kayaks for the unhurried WW paddler?

Within recent years the emphasis for river runner/creeker design seems to have moved towards speed speed and more speed. Raptors, Tunas, 9Rs etc. Usually coming with comments such as "needs to be driven hard" or "needs to be paddled aggressively to get the most from this boat". I'm getting back into...
by Rory
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Speeder for sale £295 (N.Wales)
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Pyranha Speeder for sale £295 (N.Wales)

Great condition. Rapid spec. Pefect boat for winter training or fitness on the river or canals. Located in Holywell Flintshire (off A55)

£295.
by Rory
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Pyranha Speeder for sale £295 (N.Wales)
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Pyranha Speeder for sale £295 (N.Wales)

Great condition. Rapid spec. Pefect boat for winter training or fitness on the river or canals. Located in Holywell Flintshire (off A55)

£295.
by Rory
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: NDK Explorer HV (North Wales) £495
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: NDK Explorer HV (North Wales) £495

Some pics.. http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p30/Uisce77/IMG_3005.jpg http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p30/Uisce77/IMG_2991.jpg http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p30/Uisce77/IMG_2989.jpg http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p30/Uisce77/IMG_2993.jpg http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p30/Uisce77/I...
by Rory
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: NDK Explorer HV (North Wales) £495
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

NDK Explorer HV (North Wales) £495

Selling my old NDK Explorer HV. Yellow deck, white hull. Rope skeg. Last paddled about a year and a half ago but injury and other priorities will keep me from paddling for awhile yet. it could do with some tlc and a few repairs as there are are some star cracks on the hull. I will post some pics sho...
by Rory
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The trend for huuuuuuge volume boats
Replies: 82
Views: 4443

Re: The trend for huuuuuuge volume boats

I started reading this thread now my head hurts. I paddle to get away from analysing and overthinking...much more fun that way ;)

So what I need to know is at 5'10'' and 80kg (12.5 stone) do I get myself a Raptor 83 or hold fire and join the bobbing masses with the 93? Seriously thoughts appreciated?
by Rory
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing paddles when you're a T.Rex !!
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Choosing paddles when you're a T.Rex !!

Maybe I'm not quite a T.Rex, but standing 177cm with a 173cm arm span gives me a negative 'ape index'.  Intuition tells me to consider a longer paddle compared to a paddler physically identical except with say a positive ape index (longer arms). Given that at 5'10'' and 85kg I tend to be on the bott...
by Rory
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big Zet Raptor
Replies: 67
Views: 11226

Re: Big Zet Raptor

Cheers chaps I’m a fan of the innovation in the stock Raptor and those I have spoken to who have one, have nothing but good things to say about them. At 13.5 stone (in my civvies) in a bit too big for it....Any idea what the size/volume will be or the target weight range will be for the big one? Wo...
by Rory
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Kingpin 6.1 for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: Dagger Kingpin 6.1 for sale

bump...still available.
by Rory
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Kingpin 6.1 for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: Dagger Kingpin 6.1 for sale

Another bump on behalf of GF. Ridiculously little use and great condition. Make an offer!
by Rory
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: wanted G force 5.9 or kingpin 6.1 or boats alike round oxfor
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: wanted G force 5.9 or kingpin 6.1 or boats alike round o

How about this kingpin: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=89099&p=626546&hilit=Kingpin#p626546 It's my girlfriends boat. You won't find a better condition kingpin 6.1 out there. Been sittin unloved in the garage and has seen ridiculously little use since new. Happy to sor...
by Rory
Thu May 17, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boating cafe in the UK?
Replies: 35
Views: 2088

Re: The best boating cafe in the UK?

Patrick Clissold wrote: Only downside is there is no toilet.
.... and no possibility of service without an excessively long wait. Great place, fantastic food, great staff etc. Not so great service system IMHO
by Rory
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adventure race boat choice: Seakayak or Wavehopper?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Adventure race boat choice: Seakayak or Wavehopper?

Dumping surf will not be an issue. The kayaking leg is approx 15km of fairly sheltered estuary paddling with tidal assistance. No portages or other requirements I am aware of. Manoeuvrability will not be a factor.
by Rory
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adventure race boat choice: Seakayak or Wavehopper?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Adventure race boat choice: Seakayak or Wavehopper?

Looks like I'll be doing an adventure race during the summer. Nothing to serious. Can use my NDK Explorer for the paddling leg, but also have an option of a Perception Wavehopper. I've paddled the Wavehopper once and it felt fast, but presumably my explorer would be the faster option (being 1.4 metr...
by Rory
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: long, fast cheap kayak for fitness training!
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Wanted: long, fast cheap kayak for fitness training!

Based in N.Wales/Cheshire

Looking for a boat to put in some training miles on flat water. Anything considered - Ideally something around 4m length, plastic or composite. Not bothered about condition. Pyranha Speeder would be ideal.

Cheers Rory 07986480146
by Rory
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)

Niall Milner wrote:I'd save your cash
.

I should have added that I need to replace the Burn in any case i.e. my options are another Burn M or alternatives.
by Rory
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)

[I would say you may be a little tall of the Everest, yet it depends on your own specific proportions. Look at the Shiva M, Mamba 8.6 and even the Burn L. You are a lighter tall person, so should be looking at the larger boats. Thanks Simon. I wouldn't describe myself as tall and certainly not ligh...
by Rory
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)

My apologies in advance for another dreaded what boat post. In a nutshell: I'm looking to replace my Burn M. Thinking about the Everest as a good option. Why? Because I'm hoping to step up the grades this year from 3/4 to more of 4/5. The latest trends appears to be veering towards huge volume boats...
by Rory
Sat May 07, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha S8 225 for Sale £145 (N.Wales)
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Pyranha S8 225 for Sale £145 (N.Wales)

Bump. Would also be a great surf boat for the summer..

Offers considered
by Rory
Fri May 06, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha S8 225 for Sale £145 (N.Wales)
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Pyranha S8 225 for Sale £145 (N.Wales)

Selling my Pyranha S8 225. Got this as something to play around with on the flat water (as I'm heavy for it). Now going to go all the way and get a squirt. This is a great slicey boat for easy cartwheeling. bowstalling etc. surprisingly comfy and roomy. Good condition. However there is a v.small cra...
by Rory
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted a copy of 'Playboating with Ken Whiting' DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Wanted a copy of 'Playboating with Ken Whiting' DVD

If anybody has the above DVD they no longer want or need then drop me a line with a fair price. Many thanks. Rory.
by Rory
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Mr Clean or Super Ego,
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Wanted Mr Clean or Super Ego,

I have an original Perception Mr Clean in bright green, excellent condition, surface scratches only. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmmmmrob/tags/mrclean/ Based in South Birmingham. Make me an offer :) Thanks , very interested. A Super-ego is marginally more preferable, so i hope you don'y mind if I ...
by Rory
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Mr Clean or Super Ego,
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Wanted Mr Clean or Super Ego,

i.e. a super slicey old school playboat,

based N.Wales

Cheers Rory
by Rory
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Mitchell - Bombora Split Varlilok Touring Paddles
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Mitchell - Bombora Split Varlilok Touring Paddles

Should add. About 207 to 217cm (Adjustable)
by Rory
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Mitchell - Bombora Split Varlilok Touring Paddles
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Mitchell - Bombora Split Varlilok Touring Paddles

Selling these little used paddles. Immaculate condition. They are the Bombora's in Prima Fibreglass. More details here: http://www.mitchellblades.co.uk/touring-kayak-paddles/ There are on a straight Varihand Quicklok Shaft. This shaft also allows infinite variable feather choice. The Varihand shafts...