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by aleeivel
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who wants to own the Etive?
Replies: 21
Views: 2719

Re: Who wants to own the Etive?

Total members 30040 now there's a thought ;-) maybe Mark could email all the members for interest
by aleeivel
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who wants to own the Etive?
Replies: 21
Views: 2719

Re: Who wants to own the Etive?

Damn wish I'd kept my spare change ;-)
by aleeivel
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Dart here we go...
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: River Dart here we go...

Do non paddlers have to pay £5 to use the park?
by aleeivel
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nene Whitewater Centre 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2980

Re: CENTRE OPEN DAY

The Nene Whitewater Centre will be holding an Open day on the 31st of August (Yes- Bank Holiday Monday!!) We will be running Rafts, whitewater Swimming, Whitewater Kayaking, Flatwater Kayaking, Whitewater Ringos (Inner tubes down the course) Rowing demos and various other activities throughout the ...
by aleeivel
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's your favourate type of river to paddle?
Replies: 19
Views: 1170

Re: What's your favourate type of river to paddle?

Any river that that has a get in, a get out with some moving wet stuff in between sounds good to me :-)
by aleeivel
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Griff on Rivers
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: Griff on Rivers

It's a great series and very much shows the diverse usage of rivers, industrial and diverse recreational use. From what I've seen Griff gives a good balanced view of all different users. If people want to fish fine, if I want to paddle I will try to accomodate those fisherfolk so long as they accomo...
by aleeivel
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which spraydeck for Pyranha i3
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Which spraydeck for Pyranha i3

Just got a new deck a Lander, they are designed for the modern deck shape which non of the other decks are... They come in 3 grades starting at about 55Eur to about 115Eur, 1st time i used the mid range deck I had no water @ all in the boat rather than the normal 2-3inch's :-) Not sure where you can...
by aleeivel
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French alps in aug
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: French alps in aug

Sorry to anyone who replied to me while I was away but I had com errors this during the holiday so was not able to receive either calls, text to my moby or access the net or email :-(

PS had a great time, paddled some great rivers and meet some great people (as always in the Alps :-)
by aleeivel
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French alps in aug
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: French alps in aug

We are off to the Alps very soon, if anyone else wants to join up we already have 3 groups interested in getting together pm, email or txt me, I should be able to collect all:-)

Best bet is either txt on 07775 833788 or email and.lee@dkib.com

cheers
by aleeivel
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French alps in aug
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: French alps in aug

Mark didnt get your email as said Tried sending a PM but they seem to be gettiing stuck in the outbox...

Try calling me on 07775 833788

Anyone else who fancys joining us send a me a text
by aleeivel
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French alps in aug
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: French alps in aug

Thx all, Mark it would be great if you could join us, it would be good to get together, I know (well from 12 years ago) all the rivers I'm likely to paddle, and quite a few I have no intention of paddling!!! We will be arriving in the Alps sometime on Friday, not sure where we will be camping, think...
by aleeivel
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French alps in aug
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: French alps in aug

Update, probably be out there from the 8th Aug staying in the Durance valley, aiming for the Campsite by the small lake at Roche de Rame
by aleeivel
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French alps in aug
Replies: 9
Views: 845

French alps in aug

I might be heading out to the french alps first full week in August with 11 and 13 year olds who are up to grade 2 maybe easier grade 3. I'm up for some proper 3 and maybe a bit of 4, if there are any groups out there then it would be great to get together
by aleeivel
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stinky Rocker
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Stinky Rocker

Milton would be my shout, doesnt smell quite as horrid as detol
by aleeivel
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weight loss and muscle building in kayaking
Replies: 62
Views: 4255

Re: Weight loss and muscle building in kayaking

I've lost 3 1/2 stone in the last year, simple just eat less!!! boring salads are my norm these days
by aleeivel
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confidence loss - Any advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2267

Re: Confidence loss - Any advice?

From experience when you first start paddling you dont really know the risks so learn very quickly, after a few years of not paddling so much getting back to the harder stuff is much harder!!!

As previously said time and encouragement are the key things!!!
by aleeivel
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Campsite in French Alps
Replies: 27
Views: 1985

Re: Campsite in French Alps

If you are just paddlers with out wifes and kids to worry about just get out there and paddle and find campsites as you go, there are lots of sites most will have space pretty much anytime. There is some wild camping as well which can be quite nice :-)
by aleeivel
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shorty Cags!!
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Shorty Cags!!

I've got a reed shorty which is great, used it all the time in the Alps this year, even when it was not that warm and rather wet was great really compfy :-)
by aleeivel
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Wales - Low Water
Replies: 31
Views: 1888

Re: North Wales - Low Water

Gamlin (or something like that) goes in low water very steep pin city...
by aleeivel
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB Tee & Beanie for 2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11089

Re: UKRGB Tee & Beanie for 2008

I thought I'd ordered one, but have not received one will need to check if ive been charged
by aleeivel
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spare split paddles opinions
Replies: 23
Views: 919

Re: Spare split paddles opinions

what ive done in the past when my current paddles were getting a bit knackered i split them and bought a new set as my main paddles so they are an ok set of paddles to use in emergency. in old old days that was fine a singe split worked now when you need a 4 way split thngs get a bit harder
by aleeivel
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Grip Modification - Sore Elbow
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Paddle Grip Modification - Sore Elbow

Get yourself to a good physio they can give you some good exercises to help improve your elbow problems. Note how ever that Ive had both tennis and golf elbow and paddling doesn't actually make tennis elbow worse getting boats of and on the roof however does, golf elbow throw does how ever get worse...
by aleeivel
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps Trip - Suitable For All Levels?
Replies: 26
Views: 2622

Re: Alps Trip - Suitable For All Levels?

Briancon area is the best their is plenty of good grade 1-2 lots of 3 and everything upto nasty grade 6. In june very few rivers are likely to be running out of water. If you get complety stupid amounts of water like this year and you are camping you can always relocate to the ardech.. Bear in mind ...
by aleeivel
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaing in the snow
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Kayaing in the snow

Done it a few times and i can tell you it hurts when it goes wrong.

Even when it goes well if you not on powder it still fuckers your back up!!!
by aleeivel
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 230
Views: 9720

Re: New Forum

It looks great.

How about stickying this post so everyone finds it nice and easily
by aleeivel
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Falls Again
Replies: 179
Views: 19287

The idea of signs is a bit of putting, but in a case that there are loads of examples of poeple missing the get out then maybe not a bad idea. In the past there were times when we tied a bit of bright tape to a tree a bit above the getout when missing it could be rather unpleasant!!
by aleeivel
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blood Pressure Rising! (long post - bear with me)
Replies: 30
Views: 2559

What utter tosh, we've been using the same pool for years and there is no sign of any damage to tiles... However I do know of pools that have scuba clubs using them and the get lots damage from the tanks getting dropped!!!
by aleeivel
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bow draw
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Very similar to a bow rudder, just change the blade angle a bit..
by aleeivel
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thule Aero bars, waste of money or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

bought thme for the current car they are nice but wouldnt again.