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by buck197
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2539

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

I’m in sympathy with the original poster about contested access as we get hassle down here in deepest Devon. I however disagree that our governing bodies aren’t working hard to improve access, Ben Seal at BC is very active and enthusiastically engaging government and all parties and has initiated th...
by buck197
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 3060

Re: Pyranha 9R '2' - what's the difference?

So while we are talking about boat design, the 9R was stated that it was faster? How is this quantified? In mph? In a dynamic environment how is this recorded or is it just a feel how it gets down a rapid?
by buck197
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Save Our Rivers latest T shirt.
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Save Our Rivers latest T shirt.

They are sold out in all sizes, seems popular and hopefully a second run will happen.
by buck197
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Slovenia Accommodation - 2020

We have used two apartments before which has worked well, extreme Slovenia are very helpful.
by buck197
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Protection drysuits
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Sweet Protection drysuits

How about the Rubberman at:

https://www.rubberman.co.uk/home.html
by buck197
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

Just received my copy and loving it, well done to all contributed to this marvellous tome. Many thanks and more power to Andy’s fund.
by buck197
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 3672

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

Surely not Steve Fisher after he has his crowdfunding safety video rip off of just a few years ago, good folk don't do that.
by buck197
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Parking at Holne Weir on the Dart
Replies: 0
Views: 556

Parking at Holne Weir on the Dart

Hi folks this is a polite request to park more considerately near Holne Weir. A local resident has written to the BCU because there has been some incidences of parking next to the new gate installed by the BCU downstream of the Weir. It’s not illegal to park there but does make motorists who use the...
by buck197
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: next step in when to go boating?

So I have a kind of theory that when a weather site predicts 25mm we get vastly less, more like 5mm. Today we had forecast 5mm and we get almost 25mm. It’s what makes boating interesting, we follow the gauges, forecasts and look for any signs of water. Love it
by buck197
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn
Replies: 91
Views: 6657

Re: Access and facility charging at Canolfan Tryweryn

No one complains about paying for CIWW yet we get complaints for paying for CTWWC. Are paddlers happy the centre is shutdown and releases are random as and when the water board want them and not advertised? As an occasional visitor it seems a good resource when it's dry in Devon.
by buck197
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dreamline video - Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Re: Dreamline video - Kickstarter

So nothing heard about Dreamline and can Steve Fisher produce any news but looks like he needed some money for his adventures and kickstarter was the avenue of choice.
by buck197
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How long should I wait before getting rid of my Kayaking gear.
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: How long should I wait before getting rid of my Kayaking gear.

Sorry to hear that and I hope you can find something that will give you a similar amount of pleasure.
by buck197
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First thing you coach on WW
Replies: 150
Views: 8935

Re: First thing you coach on WW

So we are agreed then that after 4 pages on this thread that we all teach different things in differing orders. We can't even agree on how to leave an eddy therefore beginners must be a little concerned reading the advice above.
by buck197
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU fees to rise in 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

Re: BCU fees to rise in 2017

Cotswolds discount is15% I believe
by buck197
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's the correct term for?
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: What's the correct term for?

Indeed my mate wants to know as well.
by buck197
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU fees to rise in 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1265

BCU fees to rise in 2017

I see our erstwhile governing body is to raise the standard adult fee to £45 which I think I'm right is up from £38? A arise of approx 15% which is 7.5% per year since the last rise.
by buck197
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Green Race
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Green Race

She beat an awful lot of good male paddlers to make the top ten, well done that lass. I believe she even got spun around just befor the end and still made the top ten.
by buck197
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dreamline video - Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Dreamline video - Kickstarter

Maybe the Project has hit the buffers but there has been no updates on the delivery of Video/T-shirt since July this year. Plenty of comments on the kickstarter website about people's concerns. You've had me money Steve Fisher what is happening????
by buck197
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sunglasses for whitewater paddles
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Sunglasses for whitewater paddles

Dewerstone make some great sunnies that float (wooden frames)
https://dewerstone.com

Sold at AS Watersports at http://www.aswatersports.co.uk/shop/adv ... sses&go=GO
by buck197
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: England's Best Grade 3 river?
Replies: 24
Views: 3019

Re: England's Best Grade 3 river?

Upper Conwy from A5 bridge, love it
by buck197
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Egress (get out) for the Lower Dart
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Egress (get out) for the Lower Dart

The egress situation has improved on the Lower Dart in that the Indian restaurant has shut and a new cafe, Salmon Leap Cafe, has opened. The cafe have developied the piece of land by the side of the property and are encouraging paddlers to use it for parking and partaking of the cafe. The actual eg...
by buck197
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Egress (get out) for the Lower Dart
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Egress (get out) for the Lower Dart

The egress situation has improved on the Lower adart in that the Indian restaurant has shut and a new cafe, Salmon Leap Cafe, has opened. The cafe have developed the piece of land by the side of the property and are encouraging paddlers to use it for parking and partaking of the cafe. The actual egr...
by buck197
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mile End Mill
Replies: 12
Views: 3948

Re: Mile End Mill

Is this still open to paddlers?
by buck197
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you keep filming?
Replies: 49
Views: 3791

Re: Do you keep filming?

You tinker Denzil and I thought I was the most amazing paddler and not nice to be told I'm only the second most amazing.
by buck197
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hey 9R paddlers...
Replies: 27
Views: 3592

Re: Hey 9R paddlers...

Nyloc nuts are a great solution but care is needed as they need a screwdriver in all the time when they are being tightened. With a Phillips screw head they can easily chew up the cross slots.
by buck197
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: There was Canoeists and Anglers
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: There was Canoeists and Anglers

When a river is clear then fish are generally more cautious in coming out of cover as they are more visible to their predators. If a kayak or kayaker disturbs the bottom of a river and colours the water with a muddy cloud then the fish can become more confident plus food on the bottom maybe moved. S...
by buck197
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Symonds Yat, am I being tight?
Replies: 46
Views: 3195

Re: Symonds Yat, am I being tight?

Why is £17 being expensive for a days paddling at CIWW? Guaranteed water, changing facilities, safety set up on bank, cafe and the lovely Ronnie onsite. Compare the £17 to a round of golf, a few hours at the cinema, a football match etc. To me seems a reasonable price for a full days entertainment.
by buck197
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps Italian/france boarder Parking
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Alps Italian/france boarder Parking

So you are saying the hire car company are charging a surcharge to take the car out of Italy? Seems a little strange, when I have hired a car at Geneva to go to the French Alps there has not been a surcharge? What are they asking per day?
by buck197
Sun May 22, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees - Abbey Rapids
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

Re: Tees - Abbey Rapids

That's rich a fellow paddler was telling you there wasn't access on the river he was setting up a slalom course on! I would have advised him to go away smartly.
by buck197
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmoor alternative
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Dartmoor alternative

Fantastic adventure right on my doorstep. I still can't believe how much water is there in what is basically a stream for the most part of the year.