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by Dan Yates.
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What degree WW paddle
Replies: 24
Views: 1158

Re: What degree WW paddle

For whitewater (unless you are a midget, a behemoth or an idiot) use 45 degree 200cm paddles.
by Dan Yates.
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your three fave rivers...
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Your three fave rivers...

jmmoxon wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:00 am
SPL wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Crumbs so difficult...

... and the ribena ( i think thats its name it has a little California section which is just so unexpected and a blast to paddle.) Help me out Moxy..
Do you mean the Ribo, or the Strona ;-)
He means the Rovana.
by Dan Yates.
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123526

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Yep, was an easy one , but a pretty picture. The level shown above is a normal low flow, about double that and it is one of the best road side runs in the world.
by Dan Yates.
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123526

Re: Infinity Wezzit

low water at the put in
Image
by Dan Yates.
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123526

Re: Infinity Wezzit

The put in town didn't look so different 4 years ago when I was there. Slightly disappointing section given how much it is hyped in the guide book.
by Dan Yates.
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123526

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Tamba Khosi?
by Dan Yates.
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seal entry etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Seal entry etiquette

You should buy the seal dinner first.
by Dan Yates.
Thu May 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123526

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Raundelselva
by Dan Yates.
Thu May 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North wales low/scrape water options
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: North wales low/scrape water options

"I seem to remember the Mawddach goes pretty low. Or was it that it stays up a bit longer? So long ago I can't be sure of anything any more..." No you need big rain for the Mawddach, and it drops fast, you shouldn't really run it lower than 0.7 on the gauge and I personally wouldn't bother under 0.9...
by Dan Yates.
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123526

Re: Infinity Wezzit

I thought the Bogna was by the Strona , in Piedmonte. Next catchment east from the Sesia.
by Dan Yates.
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Necky Jive Spraydeck Size
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Necky Jive Spraydeck Size

Get an old riot deck.
by Dan Yates.
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photos of a siphon needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Photos of a siphon needed

by Dan Yates.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How long does a PFD last?
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: How long does a PFD last?

This is the best / simplest explanation I have seen. It can be done in a dustbin.
by Dan Yates.
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Anyone done the BHERI in Nepal, recently?

The are pushing forward with the dam on the Humla and the Arun, I can't see why the Thuli would be exempt, it is in a more isolated position though. Unlike the Thuli, both the Arun and the Humla start in China. 3 of the best multidays in the world right there.
by Dan Yates.
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Adventure Activists Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Adventure Activists Tour

Kendal Mountain Film Festival and Patagonia are touring the country with tales of adventure and environmental activism. Save Our Rivers will be hosting them in Betws y Coed. Rok Rozman of Balkans Rivers Tour and Dan from Save Our Rivers will talk about the importance of fighting for our free flowing...
by Dan Yates.
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: China
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: China

Yep....
by Dan Yates.
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Mamba 8.6
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Wanted Mamba 8.6

I have a red one in North Wales, 1 year old , well used so lots of scratches but no splits or welds , £450 if you pick it up or I can get it to the Tryweryn. I am away for a week but can take some photos after that, or if you are local you could just take a look.

Dan
annamullard@hotmail.com
by Dan Yates.
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?
Replies: 10
Views: 2044

Re: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Did you wear your T-shirt ?
by Dan Yates.
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Flat water slalom, longer boats better?
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Flat water slalom, longer boats better?

I have a pretty good condition 4m slalom boat for sale if you want. Made just before the regs changed so the most modern design of 4m boat you can get if that makes sense. Top construction. £100 , no offers , big cut for 80-90kg , collection from Betws y Coed.
annamullard@hotmail.com
by Dan Yates.
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norway questions
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Norway questions

I looked at Norwegian Air but the biggest boat they will take is 250cm and ours are all longer than this. I have been looking at flying into Sweden with Easyjet and hiring a car from there. Thanks for the tips. Never actually had one measured, last year we flew with a Granite L, Tuna 2s, a Stomper ...
by Dan Yates.
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norway questions
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Norway questions

Norwegian Air take kayaks no hassle out of either Edinburgh or Gatwick to Bergan then you can hire a car at the airport and head to Voss or catch the train to Voss (kayak on the train is no probs). The other option is to fly with them to Oslo then catch the train to Otta (again no prob with a kayak)...
by Dan Yates.
Tue May 30, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Specific runoff data
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: Specific runoff data

This is the document prepared by our hydrologist based on the early research done by Tim. It has some of the maths and links in so it may be helpful

https://savetheconwy.files.wordpress.co ... report.pdf
by Dan Yates.
Tue May 30, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Specific runoff data
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: Specific runoff data

Hi Simon, as above you need the discharge curve. We were able to do all the calcs required for the Fairy Glen flow analysis for the Hydro scheme on publicly available data. Tim Burne did most of the preliminary work on this for us and without him we wouldn't have known where to start, it is pretty o...
by Dan Yates.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Powerhouse vs sherpa
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Powerhouse vs sherpa

Simple way to decide:

Are you a girl? Yes - Sherpas
No - Powerhouse

I have used both, I switched to Sherpas when recovering from a shoulder op for a while, they were too small even then.
by Dan Yates.
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?
Replies: 10
Views: 2044

Re: Norwegian Air - Kayak Friendly?

Yep they are ace.
by Dan Yates.
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying kayaks to Nepal
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: Flying kayaks to Nepal

I have always used Qatar, awesome service at check in and in-flight. Have always rung ahead to book the kayak after booking the flight online but never been charged. Worth joining the frequent flyer club (free) as when I did it, it gave you an extra 10kg and an extra hand luggage bag, also they keep...
by Dan Yates.
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Re: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older

Boats are bigger now because that's what they need to be. Anyone who had run class 5 multidays in the older generations of boats will be fully aware you had to effectively knock a grade of what you would normally attempt to compensate for the loaded boat. I think Mark R had a quote along the lines o...
by Dan Yates.
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HYDRO... what's the verdict?
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: HYDRO... what's the verdict?

3) How 'green' are they? Are the small schemes an exercise in PR / merely taking advantage of generous grants or FIT payments, or will their actual electricity production over 50+ years far outweigh the energy and resources expended in constructing them in the first place? I would suggest not at all...
by Dan Yates.
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to go in Europe for white water in July?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Where to go in Europe for white water in July?????

Croatia and Italy will be low by then, go to Norway.
by Dan Yates.
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Loss of white water
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: Loss of white water

Thanks Jim. The SCA statement is far more detailed than the CW one and seems very well considered. The SCA is miles ahead of either CW or CE in this, perhaps by necessity. Do you know who is in charge of this side of things? Is it still Neil Farmer ?

Dan