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by newkid
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best play weirs in the UK (that aren't Hurley)
Replies: 16
Views: 2495

Re: The best play weirs in the UK (that aren't Hurley)

Newark. Great for solo soul surfing, blunts and cleans. Reasonably wide range of levels just as hpp stays to flood out.

Trent lock is the best playspot in the uk but needs lots of water!

Phil
by newkid
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP – on the scrounge...
Replies: 18
Views: 2050

Re: HPP – on the scrounge...

Shame I'll miss ya. Guess i will have to endure the hardships of pithy humor by internet intil a Cali trip is calling... So for an update on the HPP scrounging - deferred the poisoning until Sat morning. Turned up on Thurs in the grey rain with a hangover and had a moment of clarity. Plus Iforgot m...
by newkid
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bad Customer Service - Desperate Measures?
Replies: 28
Views: 3537

Re: Bad Customer Service - Desperate Measures?

I'd say that's pretty unusual as they've always been good to me over the years. Normally have a cup of tea and a chat. Everyone has a bad day now and again though. Hope you get your new cag sorted out!
by newkid
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap on line WWPF Tickets
Replies: 36
Views: 2774

Re: Cheap on line WWPF Tickets

Hi,

Was just about to buy a ticket online and couldn't find out on the website what this includes. I notice you get a t-shirt and entrance to a party but was wondering if camping is included and if so where it is?

Phil
by newkid
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Canada

It's going to still be very cold in April in many areas, but there is still boating to be had. I'd say BC/Alberta Creekin May/June and some afterwards Playboating June/July also skook is tidal so should go most months Ontario/Ottawa High water - Apr-June Low water - Jul-Sept (low water is really goo...
by newkid
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yet another request for boat advice
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Yet another request for boat advice

For easy rivers good rolling and lightness I´d recommend a jackson fun. Some must weight half what my loaded creek boat weighs.
Good luck!
Phil
by newkid
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What playboat for surf and rivers- on a budget?!
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: What playboat for surf and rivers- on a budget?!

I'd say if you are looking for a cheap second hand boat that will surf and run rivers you'd be better going for something older e.g.

Inazone (230 or 240) or I3/4
Trickster/Prankster/Booster
X or Z

etc

Phil
by newkid
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel US->Ottawa->US maybe a question for SiWiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Travel US->Ottawa->US maybe a question for SiWiles?

I was thinking of last week of Aug or maybe 1st week of Sept. What is the dam release boating in NY? I have paddled around Ottawa a couple of times (Gatineau, Rouge, Lachine etc ) but I know very little about the east coast in general.

Cheers for the info.

Phil
by newkid
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel US->Ottawa->US maybe a question for SiWiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Travel US->Ottawa->US maybe a question for SiWiles?

Thanks dude, I am guessing you travel up to BC etc occasionally from Cali? I've travelled around a bit, but US immigration always worries me a bit for some reason!

Also, I think you posted a map up a while back, I look forward to using it next time I return to California. Great work.

Phil
by newkid
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel US->Ottawa->US maybe a question for SiWiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Travel US->Ottawa->US maybe a question for SiWiles?

Hi, I was thinking of a trip to Ottawa, but flying into New York with Virgin and then driving up, possibly with a couple of days in NY etc. I know the US has a requirement for machine readable passports and you have to fill a website questionnaire etc for entry, I was just wondering if there are any...
by newkid
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HELP? Wavesport Desiel 2009 eddtion?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: HELP? Wavesport Desiel 2009 eddtion?

Des Meas had one on demo I think, give them a call, they definitely had the medium one in stock the other day.

Phil
by newkid
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peru, Argentina, Chile this winter
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Peru, Argentina, Chile this winter

I'd second what the guys above have said. I'm not sure you'd find many other boaters in Bolivia (check with Mark R). Peru, best bet is to contact raft companies, logistics could be a bit of a mission. Rodrigo and Ben May will sort everything out guiding out of Pucon, Chile but willing to go further ...
by newkid
Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newark Wier Workin'Today???
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Newark Wier Workin'Today???

Anyone know if Newark weir is going today? The trent was quite high on Thursday and there was some rain yesterday. Has anyone been there? Maybe it is to high now?

Phil
by newkid
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha plastic is terrible
Replies: 131
Views: 13274

Re: Pyranha plastic is terrible

Neil,

Try the large karnali too, I think it would be a great big guy boat. If I didn't have a nomad I might go for one. I have also found Jackson Kayaks to be great for big guys.

Phil
by newkid
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Glasses vs Contacts vs Laser surgery vs nothing
Replies: 34
Views: 1770

Re: Glasses vs Contacts vs Laser surgery vs nothing

I use monthly disposible lenses and can use them when swimming. it makes no difference in water salt or fresh. Costs from Asda about £50 for 6 months cheaper per pair if you buys for a year. Yes, but can you find an optician that will recommend lenses for swimming, let alone in dirty water. I haven...
by newkid
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Glasses vs Contacts vs Laser surgery vs nothing
Replies: 34
Views: 1770

Re: Glasses vs Contacts vs Laser surgery vs nothing

Hello, I have successfully worn normal glasses with a strap paddling on big water such as the Nile, Lachine, Surf etc without a problem. Cold weather boating like winter in the UK is bad as they steam up. I can use daily toric contact lenses which get me pretty much perfect vision even with my bad e...
by newkid
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: STOLEN! Sheffield
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: STOLEN! Sheffield

Hi Sara,

Both boats should be fairly rare in the UK so there is a chance you might find them. I'll be keeping a look out on Ebay etc.

Hopefully still see you in the alps.

Phil
by newkid
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newark Wier Workin'Today???
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Newark Wier Workin'Today???

Andywillson wrote:Gauge tel no 01559615690
Unfortunately that gauge has been broken for some time. It was definitely too high last night at 7pm. We went to Farndon instead, the wave was at a great level, but it was a massive pain to get back onto it either by walking or using a throwline.

Phil
by newkid
Mon May 25, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help with alps grades pls
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Help with alps grades pls

S-bends on the Tees with a decent amount of water would be grade 4 as it says in the guidebook. This would be comparable to some grade 4 sections in the Pete Knowles guidebooks. Some might be harder and some easier for you on a certain day as all rapids are different. Of course a grade 4 river might...
by newkid
Sun May 17, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Wales 23rd-24th
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: North Wales 23rd-24th

As far as I know there are no access problems on the Dee, I have not had a problem in the last 10 years of paddling whenever. However there are some people around who want to make problems so it's good to be on your guard.

Have fun.
by newkid
Mon May 11, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Dagger Pescription RX 6.9 (or 4Fun)
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: WANTED: Dagger Pescription RX 6.9 (or 4Fun)

Also interested in the new version superstar (I just sold the old version)

Phil
by newkid
Thu May 07, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Dagger Pescription RX 6.9 (or 4Fun)
Replies: 1
Views: 88

WANTED: Dagger Pescription RX 6.9 (or 4Fun)

Does anyone have this boat in good condition and want to sell. Preferably near Nottingham.

Alternatively I might be interested in buying a 4Fun Jackson (New or old model).

No other suggestions please.

Regards

Phil
by newkid
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Grecian Adventure
Replies: 21
Views: 1694

Re: A Grecian Adventure

Please, stop it! I want to get on a plane right now ... How reliable is the water? Is it from snowmelt, or recent rain? Hi Mark, All the Germans we met there had been there several times before and didn't seem to think the water levels were unusual so it seems like there would be stuff to do most y...
by newkid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sale - Jackson Superstar 2006 SOLD!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Sale - Jackson Superstar 2006

Still available although someone is coming for a look tomorrow.

Phil
by newkid
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sale - Jackson Superstar 2006 SOLD!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Sale - Jackson Superstar 2006

Guys, the boat is still available, who wants it!

Phil
by newkid
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My PHPBB forum's got a couple of problems
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: My PHPBB forum's got a couple of problems

So - any techieboaters who understand PHP a little better than I do have any ideas? P. Hi Pete, I don't know anything about PHP, but it is pretty common here that either the database or operating server has a different character set in use when moving from one server to another. I bit of digging sh...
by newkid
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Big Ted Piper Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 13878

Re: The Big Ted Piper Thread

Yeah, the freeloading b*stard stayed at my house!

It was great to see him, love you Ted!

Phil
by newkid
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sale - Jackson Superstar 2006 SOLD!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Sale - Jackson Superstar 2006

Hi,

The boat is still available at 350 (no offers). I am in Nottingham during the week so available to see whenever.

PM me, reply here or get in touch 07949 593 892 (evenings)

Phil
by newkid
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The new HPP?
Replies: 56
Views: 7592

Re: The new HPP?

Orlando, is the party on site at HPP? Presumabley you can pay on the door as well?

Phil