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by Mr Hoppy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for a playful sea kayak
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Looking for a playful sea kayak

I'm considering selling my rockpool Alaw as I'm just not getting the opportunity to use it at the moment. In the best colour (red glitter with starfish). Drop me a message if you're interested.
by Mr Hoppy
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stepping up grades
Replies: 60
Views: 7404

Re: Stepping up grades

Does your mind change or the actual risk or both? As a newbie there's more risk on a small feature than the same person a year later on a bigger feature as their ability has changed. I'd say that this is not quite right and something you need to get your head round as part of stepping up the grades...
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone got anything positive out of all this flooding?
Replies: 22
Views: 3654

Re: Has anyone got anything positive out of all this floodin

I think amidst was used in a temporal rather than spatial sense.
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The in-betweeners - frustrations of an intermediate
Replies: 38
Views: 6325

Re: The in-betweeners - frustrations of an intermediate

A quick glance at Sladden shows 62 sections between gd 2/3 and gd 3/4 in south and mid Wales. Some are cack but there's plenty of choice there to be going at, some run most of the time, some run very rarely. Seek and you will find.
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The in-betweeners - frustrations of an intermediate
Replies: 38
Views: 6325

Re: The in-betweeners - frustrations of an intermediate

You describe fairly big rivers, there are enough spatey smaller rivers that need water to get the feeling spate boating That's kind of the issue. Spate runs don't schedule their spateyness with my friends and I life and family commitments. Sorry misunderstood, thought you were referring to not want...
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The in-betweeners - frustrations of an intermediate
Replies: 38
Views: 6325

Re: The in-betweeners - frustrations of an intermediate

I'd suggest just being bolder in your river choices. You describe fairly big rivers, there are enough spatey smaller rivers that need water to get the feeling of spate boating which you then can transfer to running bigger more 'serious' rivers. You'll no doubt get it wrong and arrive at some to find...
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wtd: large river runner/creeker
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Wtd: large river runner/creeker

After something river runner/creeker style; Burn or Shiva L, Everest, Mamba 8.6 or Nomad 8.5, Director, Stomper 90 or Jefe Grande. Ideally somewhere not too far away and a reasonable price

What have you got.

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Flying Squirrel
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: Liquid Logic Flying Squirrel

If only you were nearer.
by Mr Hoppy
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest/Burn 3 Xl what's the difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Everest/Burn 3 Xl what's the difference?

OK, I've been a away a while and I need a river boat. I was thinking of a burn 3 Xl but have found a good price on an Everest, I can't see there's a lot of difference. The most of the changes between the mk2 and 3 burns where what the Everest had anyway, so is the mk3 worth an extra £150?
by Mr Hoppy
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Next-Is it me or is it the boat
Replies: 20
Views: 3141

Re: What Next-Is it me or is it the boat

Stretching and coaching, the more flexible you are the more comfortable boats become and none of the boats you've listed should have caused issues rolling with good technique.
by Mr Hoppy
Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: PYRANHA Mk II BURN
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: PYRANHA Mk II BURN

What size is it Dave?
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Stomper 90 orange
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Stomper 90 orange

I'll have some pics please. Chris0hudson[at]Gmail[dot]com

Ta

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Tue May 20, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: DB xclusive flight 2i plus polo boat.
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: FS: DB xclusive flight 2i plus polo boat.

Bumping bump. Open to offers as I could do with moving it on.
by Mr Hoppy
Sat May 03, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: DB xclusive flight 2i plus polo boat.
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: FS: DB xclusive flight 2i plus polo boat.

Bumping price drop £550 ono or swap for a burn, mamba, nomad or similar.
by Mr Hoppy
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: DB xclusive flight 2i plus polo boat.
Replies: 2
Views: 542

FS: DB xclusive flight 2i plus polo boat.

DB xclusive flight 2i plus, Carbon Kevlar lay up was originally built for one of the French national squad but he didn't take it so I got it. White deck currently fabloned green, had a fairly easy life no soft spots or anything. There is a little clouding of the clear gel coat on the hull but it's n...
by Mr Hoppy
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Axiom 9.0, Level 6 Drysuit & VW T4 Roofbars
Replies: 2
Views: 613

FS: Dagger Axiom 9.0, Level 6 Drysuit & VW T4 Roofbars

I'm just not getting out on rivers any more due to mr hoppy jr's arrival so I'm moving these on to someone that will get some use out of them. Dagger Axiom 9.0 in red (the best colour). It's about 18 months old but has hardly been used, probably 10 rivers in the UK and a fortnights padddling in the ...
by Mr Hoppy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: VW T4 Thule roof bars
Replies: 1
Views: 153

FS: VW T4 Thule roof bars

Thule roof bars to fit a VW transporter T4. Sold our camper so no need for them now, missing one of the plastic covers for the tightening mechanism but it all works fine.

£60.
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 5850

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

Mr Hoppy jr has had his 1st surf aged 7 months, an Axiom 9 was a little large for him but he seemed happy enough. He has no fear of water though and now at 9 months will happily wander into the water until I pick him up and turn him round. I'll be investing in an open boat soon to get him out more s...
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Shropshire
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Shropshire

Hey Kizzy, what type of paddling are you after?

Shrewsbury CC are local, we've got river, sea, touring and polo paddling happening. PM me if you need details.

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet
Replies: 99
Views: 13424

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

Big thanks to Mike, Shelley & Pip for all their efforts in putting this on. He even arranged for decent weather once Friday nights rain was done.

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet
Replies: 99
Views: 13424

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

I've now got a spare place. If anyone is interested then drop me a pm.

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet
Replies: 14
Views: 2114

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet

I've got a spare place for this as my BiL now can't make it. If anyone is wanting to go drop me a message and we can sort something out.
by Mr Hoppy
Sun May 13, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loch Sunart and Arisaig
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Loch Sunart and Arisaig

We saw you getting on the corran ferry when we were heading out, looks like you had a good time and some good weather. The Corran Inn is recommended for lunch, decent food and you can watch the world go by.
by Mr Hoppy
Sun May 13, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flasks^
Replies: 49
Views: 9264

Re: Flasks^

I've given up, none work that well the contents end up stewed and unpleasant tasting. I use my teeny stove, it'll boil quickly enough that by the time I've eaten it's ready to go and it's properly hot freshly made tea.
by Mr Hoppy
Wed May 09, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cross-curricular learning...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Cross-curricular learning...?

I know no fat mountain bikers... You go biking in different places to me then. I'm guessing you mostly bike at uplift days... ;-) No I've been restricted to Llandegla and Coed-y-Brenin with the arrival of mr hoppy jr. Trail centre bikers are fat, failed golfers. My trip to the alps isn't going to h...
by Mr Hoppy
Wed May 09, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cross-curricular learning...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Cross-curricular learning...?

Mark R wrote:I know no fat mountain bikers...
You go biking in different places to me then. I'm hardly fighting weight and I look svelte compared to many I've seen recently.
by Mr Hoppy
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: OT FS: Children's bike trailer/jogger/offroad pushchair
Replies: 0
Views: 108

OT FS: Children's bike trailer/jogger/offroad pushchair

Selling our croozer 737 kiddie trailer. Single seater with bike arm, jogger wheel and pushchair set up. There's a small hole by the right wheel but it doesn't cause any issues, everything works well. I've changed the harness retaining d-rings to metal ones instead of the flimsy plastic standard ones...