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by twopigs
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking course recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: sea kayaking course recommendations

Once you get into the UK you might find that you are restricted to 1:1 coaching/leading - so I guess you have to stay in New Zealand while your wife travels. Ignore that - I'm an announcement behind - now up to 1:5 ..... Suggestions - Darren Sherwood at Channel Training ..... https://www.channeltra...
by twopigs
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea kayaking course recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: sea kayaking course recommendations

Once you get into the UK you might find that you are restricted to 1:1 coaching/leading - so I guess you have to stay in New Zealand while your wife travels.
by twopigs
Fri May 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is this the best time ever to go paddling?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Is this the best time ever to go paddling?

......... However, what a unique opportunity to get out on rivers and inland waterways when they are amazingly quiet - - very few motor boats, - no rowing eights, - no anglers, - no hire craft, - no large groups of novices, etc. Plus it's a beautiful time of year, the weather is wonderful, and many...
by twopigs
Thu May 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Bronze age canoe in Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Bronze age canoe in Wales

Does that suggest the Seiont was used for navigation 3500 years ago???
by twopigs
Thu May 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mediterranean Kayaking Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Mediterranean Kayaking Locations

Crete can be nice ..... https://www.enjoy-crete.com/
by twopigs
Mon May 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First time boat buying, sizing help?
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: First time boat buying, sizing help?

I hesitate to offer an opinion but here goes ....... I think 65 kg will be okay for either, but 75 kg might be getting a bit heavy ...... I really think you both need to sit in them before parting with cash ...... Trips on the Thames around Richmond? I'd be tempted to look at longer boats ...... in ...
by twopigs
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: VHF online courses
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: VHF online courses

Hi everyone This is my first post in a very long time. Starting to get into sea kayaking having previously done plenty of ww. Given the lockdown, I am considering doing a marine SRC online course. Does anyone have any experiences with doing one of these and any recommendations of which to do? Also,...
by twopigs
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC consultation
Replies: 47
Views: 3539

Re: BC consultation

Apart from the postponing of the round of Regional meetings that was available of the Stronger Clubs meeting in Nottingham on March 14.
by twopigs
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is there anybody out there ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1700

Re: Is there anybody out there ?

I think we need to relax the rules a little bit. Restrictions put in place to reduce infections really must be justified in terms of a specific impact on a specific transmission mode, or modes. Travel is not a transmission mode (except for public transport, obviously). That seems like a valve we ca...
by twopigs
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Question for Ethos 10 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Question for Ethos 10 owners

Here is my opinion - others might disagree. If you're learning ww skills then the Ethos (or any cross-over) is not the correct boat. You need a boat which will trip up if you don't get things right - like the old InaZone - not much volume, quite a flat back end - and then you have to learn to edge y...
by twopigs
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: new from British Canoeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: new from British Canoeing

I hear that there has been a large kick back from clubs, not just contributors here. Let's hope BC listen to their members! I think and hope you mean "push back". Kick back conjours up a rather less savoury response, at least in my mind. Ah .... yes I did mean push back - just did not seem violent ...
by twopigs
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: new from British Canoeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: new from British Canoeing

I hear that there has been a large kick back from clubs, not just contributors here. Let's hope BC listen to their members!
by twopigs
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC consultation
Replies: 47
Views: 3539

Re: BC consultation

I hear that there has been a very strong kick back from clubs - not just those of you contributing here. Let's hope that BC take notice of their members!!
by twopigs
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: new from British Canoeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: new from British Canoeing

Snip ... I think the actual proposal (and I guess it's item 9 that's the problem) is a bad idea but a lot would depend on whether they are expecting people to stick strictly to the remit of their qualification. There does seem to be a bit of a cultural thing in paddling that everything needs to be ...
by twopigs
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels

Mill Falls on the Usk?

Very low it can be a zig-zag, as it gets higher it can be a stay left, and higher still a "straight down the middle". The zig-zag can be entertaining in an open canoe!
by twopigs
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC consultation
Replies: 47
Views: 3539

Re: BC consultation

The only purpose of a consultation is to be able to say that there was a consultation Sadly, it looks like that is the case here. BC response on social media is to say something like "This is a formal consultation, so we're not taking account of your comments here". If BC wants to be seen as a memb...
by twopigs
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BC consultation
Replies: 47
Views: 3539

Re: BC consultation

A good set of questions, Dave, but no that you have the answers I am sure you can think of a number of follow-up questions. You organise a trip, club activity, you are a kayak leader, six people turn up on the day, three kayaks, two canoes and one SUP. You presumably send the three home? So long as...
by twopigs
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Group shelter size
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Group shelter size

Go for one for the whole group .... 4 - 6. If you have 2 people walking out to meet or summon assistance just pull the shelter in! Don't forget to pack the roll mat / Thermorest type mat to insulate the casualty from the cold ground! So long as the group has all the kit you can share the load - if y...
by twopigs
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A boat to start off with
Replies: 37
Views: 1561

Re: A boat to start off with

Another vote for looking at the Dagger GT range .... the Max might be too big for you. Pyranhna Master GT? At the risk of upsetting people - no ..... nothing like the Daggers of the InaZone/Z1.
by twopigs
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Pulling left
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Pulling left

It does sound as if your natural on-side should be the right so driving the boat towards the left seems "normal". I would defo go with markers on the gunnels to see if your stroke length is even - but you may be rotating the body more to one side than the other at the catch ...... There is so much g...
by twopigs
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Pulling left
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Pulling left

If you were paddling on one side and using a J-stroke would it be your left or right side?? I have noticed that some paddlers have a "good" grip on the paddle on their on side so that the paddle blade is perpendicular to the keel line whereas on their off side the paddle blade is not perpendicular t...
by twopigs
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Some questions about tandem kayaks
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Re: Some questions about tandem kayaks

Deep questions about your relationship ...... I would say everything is possible - but your other half needs to be able to trust you to judge the conditions as suitable for her to enjoy herself and to look after her. Yes you could roll back up without help from her - but will she react in a co-opera...
by twopigs
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

Thanks for the warning ...... I always assumed that Powys would be out and about checking their pay and display car parks now they are charging 7 days a week ...... It probably only needs ten tickets issued to pay for one CEO for the day.
by twopigs
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: New Years Eve Extinction Rebellion fireworks paddle Thames fo
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: New Years Eve Extinction Rebellion fireworks paddle Thames fo

Surely the correct thing to do is for all users of UKRGB to apply for these NYE2019 licences ...... and co-ordinate applications to arrive on the morning of December 20th?????
by twopigs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First aid kit contents
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: First aid kit contents

My first coach told me to sort my own First Aid kit and carry it with me ..... so he could use it on me and not have to worry about replenishing his!
by twopigs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?

Try WRSi .... they come with lots of foam bits to pad the helmet to your head shape

https://www.wrsisafety.com/
by twopigs
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: Which Drysuit?

mmmm i wish people would be more constructive with comments around damx drysuits....saying they are bulky and restrictive is just plain nonsense.... yes - they have thicker fabric, which is why it lasts years and years beyond anything else yes - because of this you dont need to wear as many layers ...
by twopigs
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: cotswolds end of September
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: cotswolds end of September

Another suggestion near Cirencester ..

Waterland Outdoor Pursuits www.ukwatersports.co.uk
by twopigs
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

An equally nerdy fact is that the water from Llyn Celyn can be diverted into Lake Bala before being released further downstream!
by twopigs
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Upper Thames in October - Cricklade to Lechlade
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: The Upper Thames in October - Cricklade to Lechlade

A couple of friends of mine did this stretch in kayaks a couple of weeks ago. Apart from the usual trees across the river it was okay. They reported no new obstructions. If you have time chain saws or at least hand saws would be useful!!