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by paddletastic2
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Wye - Llangurig to Rhayader
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: River Wye - Llangurig to Rhayader

John K wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Any idea of a grid reference for this please? I think I know where it is, but just want to check.
Not sure but I think 909771!
by paddletastic2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Paddles - Upper Wye
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Lost Paddles - Upper Wye

A mate lost his paddles yesterday on the Upper Wye, Llangurig to Rhayader section. There is a nasty strainer that claimed them. They have red blades and are marked with his name and telephone number.
by paddletastic2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Wye - Llangurig to Rhayader
Replies: 10
Views: 3720

Re: River Wye - Llangurig to Rhayader

Pretty horrible blockage on this section yesterday. There is a large tree on a left hand bend which has accumulated a load of debris, including a length of wire mesh and barbed wire fence, complete with fence posts. The fence is not very visible. The dead sheep it has caught is! This is a real hazar...
by paddletastic2
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER CLYWEDOG
Replies: 13
Views: 5587

Re: RIVER CLYWEDOG

Paddled this yesterday at 0.72.

Several tree hazards. At least one river-wide.
by paddletastic2
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Warwickshire
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Warwickshire

ArkguideChase, You have a few options with local paddlers. Paddletastic meet each Thursday between 8 and 10 pm at the excel, just outside the university for some practice and a rough and ready version of kayak polo. Leamington Spa Canoe Club, Mercia Canoe club and Hinckley are all close by too. Enjoy!
by paddletastic2
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER DEE (Corwen to Horseshoe Falls)
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Re: RIVER DEE (Corwen to Horseshoe Falls)

Has anyone accessed the Dee at Glyndyfrdwy recently? is payment for parking still expected and if so how do you pay?
by paddletastic2
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: software for editing gopro footage
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: software for editing gopro footage

Why not use gopro's own, free editing software?
by paddletastic2
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Orchy path
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Orchy path

We used this last weekend. it was excellent. More parking at Witches Steps and no up to the waist muddy portage. The path runs from the bottom of End of Civilisation to Witches steps.
by paddletastic2
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Fin replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Fin replacement

My kayak has a broken fin and the surf shops look at me weirdly when I show it to them. When do people get their replacements from please?


Does it need to be identical to the other two?
by paddletastic2
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Stay safe and keep clear of the weir at Riding Mill
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Stay safe and keep clear of the weir at Riding Mill

Before we all get too clever here let's remember three men died on this weir in 2014. They didn't have years of paddling experience to guide them. Let's welcome an initiative that publicises the risk in a way that's meaningful to many people. That's what the coroner suggested, after all. I don't di...
by paddletastic2
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Stay safe and keep clear of the weir at Riding Mill
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Stay safe and keep clear of the weir at Riding Mill

Watersafety thanks for a helpful post on safety but your information leaflet is misleading it says: "Canoeing The Tyne catchment is one of the best venues for canoeing and kayaking in the UK. There is a mixture of flat flowing water (grade 2) and more challenging water (up to grade 4). There are man...
by paddletastic2
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scotland levels?
Replies: 12
Views: 1788

Re: Scotland levels?

The gauges are all online.

Go to the Where's the water website and you can look at virtually live levels (a few hours old). A fair amount of water about at present!
by paddletastic2
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dove Race and Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Dove Race and Tour

https://www.facebook.com/canoeengland?fref=nf

Canoe England promoting a page that suggests the river Dove is not usually open to paddlers!! Probably a good event but a poor message.
by paddletastic2
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 9122

Re: dee access

Chalky723 wrote:Here you go....

Image

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Thanks, just thought that was ironic!
by paddletastic2
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 9122

Re: dee access

Can anyone capture the image from 12 today and post it:

http://www.welshdeepartnershipltd.co.uk ... e-end-mill
by paddletastic2
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: AUCC end of year video
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: AUCC end of year video

Nice. River at 2.20 please?
by paddletastic2
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Identifying surf boat Construction
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: Identifying surf boat Construction

Photos would be good but, from memory: Standard - carbon kevlar hull, glass deck Superlight - carbon kevlar hull & deck Xtec - same as superlight but with foam core in the hull Cyrstec (sp?) - like xtec but carbon instead of carbon/kevlar Malcolm? That about right? Thanks but I couldn't tell you fr...
by paddletastic2
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Identifying surf boat Construction
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Identifying surf boat Construction

I've bought a second hand Neutron. How do I identify which construction it is? Any tips gratefully received.
by paddletastic2
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Transporting a surf Kayak
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: Transporting a surf Kayak

Thanks for the replies, turns out it fits in the car! Will worry about it once I need to carry more than one boat.
by paddletastic2
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Transporting a surf Kayak
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Transporting a surf Kayak

I seem to have bought myself a Carbon Boat. I have always had plastic boats and strapped them down on the roof bars as hard as I can. I presume this is not a good idea with Carbon boats?

What do I need to know?
by paddletastic2
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle-grip carabiner
Replies: 25
Views: 2264

Re: Paddle-grip carabiner

I though so too & have got one of those too but was subsequently told it wouldn't be up to the weight of a water filled boat - it's primary function is to allow the rope behind climbers to flow with less friction. The pin on the pulley is designed to break if too much load is applied & it then reve...
by paddletastic2
Sat May 31, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Footwear for drysuits?^
Replies: 24
Views: 4696

Re: Footwear for drysuits?^

I wear something like this:

http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-k2 ... e=18407790

Karrimour sandals that give good grip and support yet drain well.
by paddletastic2
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Physios in the Midlands
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Physios in the Midlands

Elite Therapy in Coventry. Highly recommended. Not sport specific but understand sports injury and know what can be done to make you right!