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by twopigs
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Should a 4* Leader be a 5* Follower?

If a "follower" is not co-operative or lacks the skill to participate, the responsibility still lies with the leader to address the problem, if necessary by refusing to let the person paddle. Taking this to it's conclusion, a bad follower should be excluded from a group? Is this not a round about w...
by twopigs
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Canoe Leader assessment in April?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Canoe Leader assessment in April?

There a number of assessment opportunities on the BC site - but none listed for April .... some for May ... some for the last weekend of March ..... https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/canoe-near-you?category=courses&specifically=leadership%20course&refine=moderate%20water Maybe all the assessors are...
by twopigs
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Wye - Glasbury to Hay "consultation"
Replies: 4
Views: 338

River Wye - Glasbury to Hay "consultation"

Consultation from Powys Council re launching at Glasbury .......

https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/6689...-y-Bont-Survey
by twopigs
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What degree WW paddle
Replies: 24
Views: 982

Re: What degree WW paddle

I hate to rise to the provocation of the previous post, but if no one responds to it, the OP might end up getting the wrong paddle. Plus one .... Try before you buy - and get one that suits your body size, your boat shape ..... I have a friend who is a good 10 cm shorter than I am and not as wide a...
by twopigs
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Paddle Roll Call

Five of us managed to paddle from Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth .... about 20 miles .... in sea kayaks
by twopigs
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please

Can't go far wrong with https://www.pesdapress.com/index.php/product/white-water-safety-rescue/ Although I prefer the first edition in glorious black and white!! It goes without saying buying ww kit is only worthwhile if you know how and when to use it! Maybe get on a WWSR course on one of the chill...
by twopigs
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Sea Kayaking Courses Pembrokshire
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Sea Kayaking Courses Pembrokshire

Peterw2378 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:31 pm
Hi
Can anyone recomend any good Sea Kayaking course providers / Instructors in the Pembrokshire area, looking for an improveres course next spring.

Thanks Pete
Mayberry Kayaking - works out of Goodwick & a real gent! (Well he was Mayor of Goodwick recently.)
by twopigs
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Wye Boughrood Take Out Problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: River Wye Boughrood Take Out Problem?

Email from: SWOAPG Coordinator - South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group <Mail@paysubsonline.com> Sent: 17 November 2018 09:35 Subject: NO PARKING for canoeists at Llyswen School! Paddlers on the UPPER WYE: please note revised parking arrangements at LLYSWEN / BOUGHROOD (South of Builth Wells):...
by twopigs
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stiff hands
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: Stiff hands

2 Quick suggestions:
Relax!
Flex your top hand - open the fingers and have the paddle shaft supported on the palm and thumb - it is meant to be "a fixed point" - relative to the shoulder. (Difficult if you're wearing pogies I guess.)
by twopigs
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Racing Coach Training
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Racing Coach Training

Second update - 2 spaces left - £75 per person.
by twopigs
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Related Questionnaire
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Kayak Related Questionnaire

Yes there are. I've found a lot of similarities within peoples answers even on the open ended questions. Having them as open as they are lets me see the full scope of answers, rather than generated replies that I have offered. It may take longer to go through results and find recurring issues, but ...
by twopigs
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Related Questionnaire
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Kayak Related Questionnaire

davebrads wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Some very open questions, you may not get the kind of answers you were hoping for.
Agreed!
by twopigs
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Trees on Mellte & Usk / recent floods
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Trees on Mellte & Usk / recent floods

Walked over the bridge at Abercamlais at the weekend. (About two thirds the way from Sennybridge down to Aberbran.) The bridge has suffered considerable damage in the recent flood, the upstream parapet and part of the roadway have collapsed. There were two diggers on the riverbed clearing the debris...
by twopigs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River running Usk in composite boat
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: River running Usk in composite boat

The Usk has about a quarter of the catchment of the Wye ..... so it drains quicker. This morning Trallong showing 0.49 m - I reckon 0.60 m is a nice level for 3* ww kayak training. It looks like it is dropping about 0.10 m a day so I would not bother this weekend - but it will be your call! The sect...
by twopigs
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Race Coach training
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Race Coach training

Update - November 3 & 4 now full. Spaces still available on November 24 & 25. That course will run.
by twopigs
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Racing Coach Training
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Racing Coach Training

Update - course on November 3/4 now full - but spaces available on 24/25 November. Course will run.
by twopigs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: CNTP course providers in SE?
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: CNTP course providers in SE?

Owen Burson on the Isle of Wight??
by twopigs
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak whitewater one Vs Dam x
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Peak whitewater one Vs Dam x

My Dam X 3000 is still going strong after 11 years ..... okay it needs replacement seals once in a while but Andi has always got the suit back to me within days (usually posted to him Monday, back by Friday). Made to measure! After some discussion Andi added a belt above the hips to stop the suit sl...
by twopigs
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Race Coach training
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Race Coach training

There will be Racing Coach Training courses at Gloucester Canoe Club on the weekends of 3 & 4 November and 24 & 25 November. The only pre-req is to have done (or APLed) the Core Coach training. As of yesterday there are five places available and the courses will run. The training is being subsidised...
by twopigs
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Racing Coach Training
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Racing Coach Training

There will be Racing Coach Training courses at Gloucester Canoe Club on the weekends of 3 & 4 November and 24 & 25 November. The only pre-req is to have done (or APLed) the Core Coach training. As of yesterday there are five places available and the courses will run. The training is being subsidised...
by twopigs
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU 3 star assessment questions
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: BCU 3 star assessment questions

We have an assessment coming up in October, on reading the guidance notes maybe someone can help with some questions? - What would constitute a basic repair tape? Duct tape (waterproof?) and cable ties along with the knife? - For paddling to a bearing I assume a walking type compass around my neck ...
by twopigs
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: This looks safe
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: This looks safe

A Californian canoe??
by twopigs
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak adventure book
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: Kayak adventure book

Running the Amazon by Joe Kane ..... https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/book ... 679729020/

Old but interesting!
by twopigs
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Lydbrook Bridge (River Wye) - partial obstruction - June 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Lydbrook Bridge (River Wye) - partial obstruction - June 2018

Be aware that repair work has started on the bridge to allow its use for pedestrians. They are erecting scaffolding on river left and have cordoned off that side of the river. When I was there Tuesday river right was open and I guess they will only work on one half at a time.
by twopigs
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FSRT How to register a course?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: FSRT How to register a course?

Email coaching@britishcanoeing.org and ask for the link to the Google doc .....

I think it has changed since earlier this year - once you have the authorisation number ensure you have the link to the Schedule - another Google doc.

Paul
by twopigs
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Back after 20 years away from kayaking! Oxfordshire
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Back after 20 years away from kayaking! Oxfordshire

Try one of:
North Cotswold CC in Bourton-on-the-Water
Cheltenham CC
Thameswey CC in the Waterpark near Cirencester
Gloucester CC
by twopigs
Thu May 31, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air bags
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Air bags

People do tend to leave the bags in the boat - but if you are moving from river to pool to river it is a lot easier to clean the inside of the boat if you take them out!

Taking them in and out takes time - and once out is something else to forget.......
by twopigs
Sun May 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddling in London
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Paddling in London

Surely Richmond Canoe Club are the people to link up with .... http://richmondcanoeclub.com/
by twopigs
Thu May 24, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New boats worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: New boats worth it?

Hi Just thought I'd garner some views on whether it's worth splashing out a small fortune on a new boat or try and get a good deal on a second hand one. I've only had one kayak and it's erased me well but now looking at getting another. All views welcome. Somebody has to buy new boats .... otherwis...