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by SPL
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weird and unusual rapids
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Weird and unusual rapids

At the start of the Sesia Gorge section there is hole that surges from flat to 5ft deep hell which I've never fancied running.
I've only ever seen a similar feature at the Bitches which is understandable but never in a river to such a dramatic degree.
by SPL
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted river running playboat
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Wanted river running playboat

Riot Trickster £100 ono, based in Weston super mare.
by SPL
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Whitewater kayak that's also good for sea surfing
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Whitewater kayak that's also good for sea surfing

I have a Riot Trickster and it's surfs better than in river paddles although at 85kg im pushing its capacity on the river.
Incidentally it's for sale if your interested.
by SPL
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Nomad deck advice
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Dagger Nomad deck advice

I had the same issue, i think part of the problem is the cockpit rim design as the water around the rim cannot drain away so your constantly sat in a puddle.
I used a snap dragon deck which is great on every other boat i have owned but very wet on a nomad.
Sorry i cant offer a solution.
by SPL
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WHAT BOAT!!! For my better half.
Replies: 20
Views: 1253

Re: WHAT BOAT!!! For my better half.

Riot Trickster, edgy as hell and power flips at will...she'll love it.
by SPL
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.

I am certain the BBC wont headline an Australian kayakers tragic death in Nepal but personally its more significant and relevant to me than 90% of their content.
My thoughts are with her family,
From a fellow paddler.
by SPL
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC's new Access Charter
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: BC's new Access Charter

Having paddled for 20yrs I would make several observations... If you abide by signs saying no canoeing then those placing the signs will have no interest or need to discuss the matter. European fishermen happily share the rivers. The BCU try and good on them but I am not aware that they have made ch...
by SPL
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 3844

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

I understand the issue with the carpark being used by non customers but if me the wife and kids go for a coffee and our bill is £12 before we order anything I would go elsewhere.
by SPL
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 3844

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Does everyone who visits the cafe i.e. general public get charged £3 each?
by SPL
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: pyranha dagger max 8.10
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: pyranha dagger max 8.10

No boat is designed with an undulating bottom, its what happens to older boats that have had a hard life.
It will effect the boats performance personally I would look elsewhere.
by SPL
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken nerve
Replies: 23
Views: 1785

Re: Broken nerve

We all have self doubt and come through it in different ways.
My advice would be to have a 1 to 1 with a coach ideally one that you don't know and doesn't know your peers.
Hopefully a new prospective on your paddling will improve your ability, confidence and put a smile on your face.
Keep paddling!
by SPL
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 28
Views: 1749

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

I clambered over the central rock at the bitches to drop onto the play wave and dropped my boat into the pool only to see it skip around the corner and shoot off downstream without me.
Luckily someone rescued it for me.
by SPL
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1524

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Yes thats it no.3 Rovana a real gem with the most unexpected section of smooth rock ... thanks all.
by SPL
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1524

Re: Your three fave rivers...

The one with the super smooth rock section
by SPL
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1524

Re: Your three fave rivers...

Crumbs so difficult.... Brendon/ Lyn, it just gives so much and to finish in the sea is special. Zambezi, just amazing, each huge rapid is followed by a pool allowing you to nervously count down the rapids...its truly amazing. And i cant pick a third from this lot......plym, wolfunshlutz, egua, driv...
by SPL
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Difference between Stout + connect river
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Difference between Stout + connect river

I think stout is the latest design of connect + for the internal fittings and is the top end spec rather than the cheaper more basic club spec.
Hence a lot of connect + fitted boats are reduced...but i could be wrong I'm sure someone will confirm.

Cheers Simon
by SPL
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Riot Trickster for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Riot Trickster for sale

Yellow Riot Trickster for sale, its an old school slicey boat great for surfing. Its in reasonable condition with fins and I have replaced the backband with a solid foam block.  I will add photos shortly or email them on request.  Looking for £100 ono and would consider swap+£ deal for a short playb...
by SPL
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Riot Trickster for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Riot Trickster for sale

Yellow Riot Trickster for sale, its an old school slicey boat great for surfing. Its in reasonable condition with fins and I have replaced the backband with a solid foam block. I will add photos shortly or email them on request. Looking for £100 ono and would consider swap+£ deal for a short playboa...
by SPL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka OG reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: Waka OG reviews

Cheers, i think big seems to be general consensus fine for Norway possibly a bit much for over here.
by SPL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White water kayak that's also good for sea surfing
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: White water kayak that's also good for sea surfing

I have a riot trickster which i use for surfing, it even has a wee set of fins!
by SPL
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka OG reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Waka OG reviews

Looking for a new boat, can any OG paddlers give me a review. I have spent a week in the Tuna 1 which i enjoyed but looking at the specs the volume of the OG looks huge.
Im 6ft and 86kg. Also is there anyway to demo one at CIWW?
Cheers.
by SPL
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Nomad Medium
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Dagger Nomad Medium

Now sold.
by SPL
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any ideas on model please?
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: Any ideas on model please?

Lots of good suggestions with sound rationales from experienced paddlers but I can definitely identify as a load of crap.
by SPL
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Nomad Medium
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Dagger Nomad Medium

For sale two year old green dagger Nomad size medium. Its good condition having only been used for one season so no repairs or dents and stored inside. £500 ono based in Weston super mare, or can meet at CIWW. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/2938/1537706571067-3275.png https://media.uk...
by SPL
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Would you paddle alone Glasbury to Hay
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Would you paddle alone Glasbury to Hay

Yes i would, but I'm not sure how that helps you make the decision whether YOU should. My point being its down to your ability and confidence. Often when i paddle solo i feel nervous for the first few 100 metres before relaxing and enjoying it so expect a few nerves, they keep us safe. My advice wou...
by SPL
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Medium Nomad
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Medium Nomad

Reduced to £550.
by SPL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Medium Nomad
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Medium Nomad

Medium...320litres.
The new ones come in S M and L.
by SPL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Medium Nomad
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Medium Nomad

Available for sale or swap for Tuna 2.0 or similar.
by SPL
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What river comes up quickest?
Replies: 19
Views: 1283

Re: What river comes up quickest?

Erme in Devon, up in a shower down in the hour.
by SPL
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Medium Nomad
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Medium Nomad

This is the "Newmad" green in colour, no welds or damage repairs and is 2yrs old. Apart from a trip to Italy its not seen much use so is in good condition. Based in Weston super mare beside the flat river Banwell so happy for you to paddle it first. £600, Simon. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk...