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by Rory W
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken blades, what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Broken blades, what to do?

Pic? Shouldn't be too big a job to fix them depending how bad the damage is. Have a search for composite repairs on the sea kayaking bit for some instructions.
by Rory W
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Palm Torrent drysuit, large - £150 (+ other stuff...)
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Palm Torrent drysuit, large - £150 (+ other stuff...)

https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10649929_10100944667416332_6917527880960223988_n.jpg?oh=b6b9b8e4be52bb531d3bf36c0fad4a29&oe=54964C1E Previous style Palm Torrent suit for sale. Size Large. 3 years old. Still pretty dry - no noticeable leaks but you'll be a bit damp at the e...
by Rory W
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...

Palm drysuit... https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10649929_10100944667416332_6917527880960223988_n.jpg?oh=b6b9b8e4be52bb531d3bf36c0fad4a29&oe=54964C1E Again more pics here . If you need any more pics let me know. Just had a proper look at it, the seat reinforcement on the ins...
by Rory W
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: (Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £250
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: (Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £2

Pics of the IR deck... £30 on it's own. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10671393_10100944667421322_4732428572499672470_n.jpg?oh=0e76c031021a4fb620feaa9c5ca0014b&oe=54877B36&__gda__=1419234659_90e3613de56759a0e4274bf0cbc0b3ec https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos...
by Rory W
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Food for multi-day trips
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: Food for multi-day trips

Plenty of other options available in Nepal too, pasta + soup mix isn't much bulkier than rice and makes a good change, the foil packed tuna in oily sauce is pretty good and noodles are cheap and available everywhere if not so filling. Baby food is cheaper than oats over there. It's got loads of calo...
by Rory W
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...

3 year old, but still pretty dry Palm Torrent drysuit size L - £150 This is the 2nd generation one, dark blue all over. All original seals still intact, neck is now slightly loose, will probably want replacing in the next year or so but ok for now, zip still works fine, socks leak a tiny bit, but th...
by Rory W
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: (Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £250
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: (Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £2

Sorry, the previous owner doesn't know the model either. As a guess I'd say you might be a touch on the heavy side for it? Previous owner was probably a wee bit lighter than me. I'm about 5'9 and footrests will now fit someone a bit taller and shorter than me. Just remembered I have a brand new Imme...
by Rory W
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: (Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £250
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: (Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £2

3.5m, don't think it's that old. Not sure on model, will ask someone and get back to you.

Looks like the Raptor is sold.
by Rory W
Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...

Sorry, if I don't get the £150 I'll probably just keep them as spares
by Rory W
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10685801_10100937227091802_3168550123733640827_n.jpg?oh=11955362527e48f08f5b065bbc1002e3&oe=548A7222&__gda__=1417845044_dcfda685436841dad5e9d3567a480eac Meindl Burma size 9, Gore-tex lined leather walking boots, couple of years old but...
by Rory W
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...

Also a couple of boats for sale here.
by Rory W
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: 197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...
Replies: 8
Views: 990

197cm Werner Sherpa + other stuff...

197cm glass Werner Sherpas, 45degree, right handed. Bought in Norway because I broke/lost all my other paddles. Used for less than 2 weeks, really good nick. £150. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10653708_10100937203853372_7994987624612557899_n.jpg?oh=bf6f0bd04eeb64f9...
by Rory W
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: (Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £250
Replies: 7
Views: 914

(Very well) welded Raptor and Nelo slalom boat - both £250

Zet Raptor - only 3 months old, pretty good nick except for weld on one side. This was caused by hitting a sharp rock fast and puncturing the side, definitely not because the boat is on it's way out. I've welded lots of boats before, and am pretty confident this is really solid. It's lasted a month ...
by Rory W
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: WW Grand Prix - Round 1
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Re: WW Grand Prix - Round 1

Aside from that, anyone else really excited to see the rest of the event? I think the format and concept of the whole event is class! Some of the footage from the first one in Quebec was incredible, hoping for more of the same. Or even more impressive, though it looks like they might not have quite ...
by Rory W
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: WW Grand Prix - Round 1
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Re: WW Grand Prix - Round 1

Anyone remember that photo of Dane throwing a massive airscrew on the Nile when he was about 11? I don't know much about big wave freestyle but find it hard to believe sheer strength is the limiting factor. There's a few top lady playboaters not there. There's only 7 ladies to 25 men. Half of the me...
by Rory W
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Highest WW in England?
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Highest WW in England?

S Tyne will go (ish) from well above 500m too.

Anyone ever been to look at Black Burn, Cash Burn and Shield Water?
by Rory W
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Highest WW in England?
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Highest WW in England?

I've put on Killhope Burn a lot higher than that - about 530m I reckon. Where the road gets steep above the leadmining centre. Tees starts a lot higher than that if it's wet enough and you like walking. There are roads up there if you could get permission. No rapids that really look worth the effort...
by Rory W
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barny Weir
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Barny Weir

I'm not sure there is a lip at the bottom that is forming that wave. If there is I didn't feel anything the other day at low/med levels. I reckon it'll be fine at most normal levels that the section gets run at.
by Rory W
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thule Bheri Adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: Thule Bheri Adventure

It looked like lots of work had been done on the road down from Ramnaghat when I was there last November. We paddled down to Devisthal anyway as there were no buses running because of a strike. Has everyone seen this film of the 1st descent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdWngZT791w ? Came across ...
by Rory W
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thule Bheri Adventure
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: Thule Bheri Adventure

The road to Devisthal (and beyond) is now really very good.
by Rory W
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barny Weir
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Barny Weir

Yep all done now - looks like it's going to be fine at most normal water levels. Slide with green wave at the bottom right and left, fish pass a bit like the one at Chollerford on the Tyne centre left and just to the right of that a deeper chute with a walled in sticky looking hole at the bottom (pr...
by Rory W
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3051

Re: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?

Main class is for boats up to nine feet long, so I'm already in the minority "long boat" category. Liking the effort you're going to to try and get it under 9 feet though! Maybe do the other end too? Are you allowed to enter in a modified boat? Yes! Regretting doing this to my old Mirage now, that ...
by Rory W
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit socks
Replies: 35
Views: 5149

Re: Drysuit socks

Don't know what everyone does to fabric socks to make them leak so badly. They were the very last thing to go on my 4 year old Typhoon suit - pretty much everything else on the suit had fallen apart and I ended up cutting holes in the socks to drain the water out when the zip blew open. They're just...
by Rory W
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest... and shortest... shuttles
Replies: 21
Views: 2570

Re: Longest... and shortest... shuttles

From my house I can walk 500m, paddle 6km on the Browney, 8km on the Wear and then walk less than 1km home.
by Rory W
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Chain
Replies: 107
Views: 12789

Re: The Chain

Interesting. I think your formula needs some further testing though, what sort of chances of line success would you give this run of Triple Step? https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/407144_563682816988358_1667389086_n.jpg If the formula doesn't work, I'm sure you can remember it p...
by Rory W
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Nepal

My tips from the last couple of weeks. Don't plan a trip to Nepal during a nationwide strike and general election when all the roads are closed and the buses aren't running. Definitely don't book your flight home for the day of the election. It might also not be a good idea to go and do the Thuli Bh...
by Rory W
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What car for a paddling vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 2404

Re: What car for a paddling vehicle?

If your passenger doesn't mind sitting behind you (assuming 1 passenger if 2 boats) you can get 2 playboats in something Clio/Fiesta/Corsa sized as long as the front seat goes all the way back.
by Rory W
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone flying out to Nepal soon
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Anyone flying out to Nepal soon

I'm flying out on the 3rd November but also going to be struggling for weight unless I end up not taking a boat.

Sent you a pm.
Rory
by Rory W
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Chain
Replies: 107
Views: 12789

Re: The Chain

Sometimes trips where you walk as far as you paddle are worth it...
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