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by Kris Waring
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Colourful bibs
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Colourful bibs

The term you are looking for is training bibs. They range from about 2-4 pounds. A google search turned up these... http://www.training-bibs.co.uk/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Training-Bibs-Aids/s?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A671721011&page=1 http://www.thesoccerstore.co.uk/html/football_bibs.html http://www.clubline...
by Kris Waring
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big flood pictures
Replies: 41
Views: 6582

Re: Big flood pictures

There are currently some terrible floods in Queensland, Australia which unfortunately have killed a number of people and destoyed the homes of thousands. I heard somewhere yesterday that an area the size of Germany is currently under water. Sections of downtown Brisbane are currently being evacuated...
by Kris Waring
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big flood pictures
Replies: 41
Views: 6582

Re: Big flood pictures

Here are some crackers from the recent floods over here in Australia (the ones at the bottom, paddling through the gum trees are epic!)

http://www.adventurepro.com.au/forums/y ... 3124605/75

K
by Kris Waring
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best whitewater paddlers ...
Replies: 95
Views: 4971

Re: The best whitewater paddlers ...

Well I am definitely not anywhere near being a 'best whitewater paddler' but I have been paddling for 25+ years, mostly taught by fellow club paddlers. However, for the first time in my life, I recently attended a skills course in New Zealand and I was very surprised to experience two 'lightbulb' ty...
by Kris Waring
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzits
Replies: 16
Views: 1244

Re: Wezzits

The second one looks like Overlander falls in Canada.

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by Kris Waring
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you should stop posting on UKRGB when.......
Replies: 115
Views: 13199

When you remember someone being kicked out of a canoe club for getting some scratches on the clubs shiny new mountain bat.

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by Kris Waring
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit
Replies: 16
Views: 2262

It looks like the very top drop above the iron bridge falls. You can see someone paddling it in the background on the 8th photo down on the guide. This is the section immediately upstream of the first seven pictures. http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/garbhalltfall.htm It certainly used to get paddl...
by Kris Waring
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grandtully
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Nobody seems to have pointed out the obvious, which is that there is a very pleasant gr3 paddle over the few miles directly upstream of Grandtully. There is an SCA get in on the North side of the river and you can take out above or below Grandtully, or you can easily paddle from Aberfeldy to Grandtu...
by Kris Waring
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Discounts in canoe shops?
Replies: 138
Views: 12759

How many people here, for instance when buying a car have NEVER asked and/or expected the salesman to knock something off the price. Not many I would speculate. So how much is the most you have ever had discounted off a car? The best I have ever managed was about $300 off a $30,000* car in the form...
by Kris Waring
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whats wrong with this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Is that in Skye, I saw something very similar a few years ago when walking in Glen Brittle. Thought the rest of the river had some paddling potential.

Kris
by Kris Waring
Fri May 18, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting it wrong.
Replies: 21
Views: 3499

I was once unfortunate enough to get myself pinned (upright) across the right angle of right angle falls on the Etive while everyone else in my group sat in the pool at the bottom, waiting for me but unable to see me. Eventually they realised something was up and climbed back, swam across and releas...
by Kris Waring
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usage of Duck Tape
Replies: 62
Views: 8024

Just finnished watching the late great Steve Irwin catch a 15ft crocodile and tie it's jaws up with Duck Tape. Apparently 3 ropes are not enough to hold it's jaws shut and nobody can really relax until the duck tape is in place!

Kris
by Kris Waring
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak guiding - California
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

California

Hi there,

We paddled in Chile with a company called Bio Bio Rafting. They are based in Truckee (near SF) and are a really nice bunch. I am sure they would be able to help you out. Their website is www.bbxrafting.com, best person to speak to would be Marc Goddard.

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by Kris Waring
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More River Brann Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 1906

Australia, that would be me then (not that I am the only Scottish paddler living in Australia by a long shot), glad to know it is helping in some way. As for the relevance of far flung people, I has born, lived and paddled in Scotland for many, many years and spent many happy days paddling the Braan...
by Kris Waring
Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Findhorn in a sea kayak
Replies: 36
Views: 5267

Never seen it done in a sea boat, but back in the days, we would regularly run it in slalom boats...

Kris
by Kris Waring
Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating in Chili
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Boating in Chile

Guidebook for the Futaleufu:

http://www.helipress.com/products_books_fu.html

Kris
by Kris Waring
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aberdeen Weirs
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Aberdeen Weirs

Of course you might not be the first person to catch some horrible water borne disease after paddling the river Don... If that hasn't put you off, you can paddle the river from Dyce right down to the sea, takes in about 7 or 8 weirs and a couple of small rapids. We paddled all of the wiers when we d...
by Kris Waring
Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low water rivers near Inverness
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Low Water Rivers

I know it is a bit of a trek, but if all else fails, the North Esk is always runnable, at low levels it is generally easy grade 3 with a couple pushing the lower end of grade 4 and everything can be easily scouted/portaged as required. On the way there, you could also paddle the Dee from Potarch to ...
by Kris Waring
Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Binnage
Replies: 18
Views: 2709

Been there, Done that

Got the T-shirt too...It took someone jumping in on a line to get me out. Heard of someone else who had turned blue by the time he was rescued. Not a nice place to be.

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by Kris Waring
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The New Way? (gumby in creekboat vs creeker in playboat)
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

I feel like I have something to say on this topic, but am not sure quite what it is. Firstly I don’t think the picture is as black and white as the poll would suggest. I spent my formative years paddling a slalom boat on grade 2/3 before moving onto a rotobat and paddling a range of 3/4 rivers. I al...
by Kris Waring
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yorkshire Waterfall wish list. How many have you done?
Replies: 26
Views: 4171

Faterfall Lists

I don't know about a list of the top 30 waterfalls but I have a book which is now out of production called 'The Waterfalls of Scotland'. It lists over 750 waterfalls, acompanied with pictures, maps and directions to the most popular. This is a must for anyone looking for a new challenge in Scotland,...
by Kris Waring
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking Gloves or Not?
Replies: 31
Views: 5001

Cold Hands

I have used neoprene gloves with chamois leather palms for years and found they were a real benefit on cold days as otherwise my hands got so cold I couln't grip the paddle. Once you get used to the leather palms they don't impede your grip on the paddle at all. Of course you could always move somew...
by Kris Waring
Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faffing v very organised!
Replies: 54
Views: 6071

Alex, It seems even worse when you write it like that, but I admit the temperatures definitely did not help. Did we paddle the Little Gruinard that day? I have some vague recollection of it. I would also agree that Neil is a pretty decent bloke to be on the river with and Neil, I am sure the conserv...
by Kris Waring
Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faffing v very organised!
Replies: 54
Views: 6071

Amazing, a page and a half of talk about faff before Neil Farmers name arose!!!! January 1st a couple of years ago, arranged to meet in carpark at Corrieshalloch Gorge in NW Scotland. Set of from Aberdeen at 6:00am, arrived 9:45am to meet Neil and co. who were travelling about 10 miles up the road f...
by Kris Waring
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old school videos
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Pure Genius

I honestly have not enjoyed a canoeing vid so much for a long time, absolutely fantastic. My particular favourite highlight was the wier section on the SWV video which starts with someone doing a very dodgy looking high brace on the sill of the wier, shortly followed by someone wading into the towba...
by Kris Waring
Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Topolino
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Eskimo Topolino

Hi Tom,

Did try to PM you via the twp site but you clearly didn't get it... I put the boat on e-bay on Friday if you are still interested.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :B:LC:UK:1

Regards
Kris
by Kris Waring
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slight OT - Broadband
Replies: 17
Views: 3118

Broadband

Firstly, sitck your telephone number or postcode into the box on the left of this page to find out if you can get it through your phoneline. http://www.bt.com [Edited by Steve Balcombe please see below*] Then stick a search for broadband comparison into http://www.google.co.uk where you will find lo...
by Kris Waring
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo Topolino
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Thanks Martin, will have a look at that.

Kris
by Kris Waring
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The last time I decided to walk was........
Replies: 20
Views: 2551

Walking

The last thing I walked was Headbanger on the Spean Gorge, I just don't like the look really, never have. However, more recently I almost psyched myself out of running a G3 rapid on the River Alness near Inverness. The reason, I was paddling a different boat. In all honesty I cant remember being so ...