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by jmmoxon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 175
Views: 55918

Re: History of Slalom boats

This has an advert for an Impulse Mystery 92 kayak: http://www.ribblecanoeclub.co.uk/newsletters/2005_Newsletters/September_2005_newsletter_Sanitised.pdf & Simon Edgar and Stacey Wroe were paddling for Impulse around the time above was available: http://www.chalfontparkcc.org.uk/archive/results/1993...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Gone very quiet

Maybe they're all paddling - there were no new topics between 13th & 19th May for example, so not that much different. But when compared to a few years ago it's massively down (we still have an average of 141 posts per day across all forums - yesterday there were 5 (& most of those were this thread!...
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Amazon Woman - new book
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Amazon Woman - new book



Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Historic books
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Historic books

Although mostly slalom, with some articles on technique & safety, a few issues of White Water magazine are available at: https://canoeingresults.com/ Autumn 1953 - Vorderrhein, Ammer & surfing Polzeath reports. Spring 1954 - a planned trip on Upper Wye. Making your own BA. Summer 1954 - report on Wy...
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of UK competitions
Replies: 0
Views: 81

History of UK competitions

Someone has spent some time putting this together, so if you have slalom, polo or WWR results sheets from year's past, consider sending a copy for uploading (also includes scans of some issues of White Water magazine):
https://canoeingresults.com/

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Brief History of (GB) Guidebooks
Replies: 23
Views: 1964

Re: Brief History of (GB) Guidebooks

Ultimate Canoe & Kayak Adventures (2012) by Eugene Buchanan, Jason Smith & James Weir has a couple of Irish rivers, plus the Etive, Tweed, Fairy Glen & Upper Dart amongst it's collection of international white water, touring & sea paddling. White Water! (2001) by Mark Blaine - rather randomly includ...
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats
Replies: 23
Views: 1046

Re: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats

I think this was largely down to the highly restrictive access agreement (two groups of max eight paddles a day? and pay for the privilege) that people used to accept. Locals were ignoring the restrictions even back then, there were just a lot less people willing to run it due to it's reputation. M...
by jmmoxon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats
Replies: 23
Views: 1046

Re: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats

People are also more regularly paddling technical rivers these days, so they need to be stronger. 20 years ago, we'd see hardly anyone else on the Upper Dart - now you're unlikely to have it to yourselves when it's running.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Organising trips for friends
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Organising trips for friends

Main liability is someone not turning up & you being stuck with covering the cost of their place...

Legally, it's a normal duty of care, but that applies to everyone.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

The Fewston spillway is most of the river between there & Swinsty (which doesn't release much water). Good luck on getting permission to run them!
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

Yorkshire Water have "over 100 reservoirs", but that includes North & East Ridings. Liverpool gets theirs from Rivington and Vrynwy, as well as the Dee:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhis ... tory.shtml

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

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! Not exactly, if Bala Lake is low then water from the Tryweryn can flow "upstream" into Bala once it reaches the Dee, or can be prevented from doing so, but above a certai...
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

The rainfall in Blubberhouses is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. Precipitation here averages 872 mm - still 320% refill (Feb to July each get over 60mm, other 6 months c.80mm). Some will fill the lower reservoirs, but they also have additional catchments. https://en.cl...
by jmmoxon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

It's only the recent releases that have had too much water downstream. Earlier this year it was engineering works at lower reservoirs (also 5th Nov 2017), previous years it was usually a lack of water (although 10th Dec 2017 & 4th Mar 2018 had too much snow!): https://www.facebook.com/riverwashburn/...
by jmmoxon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

Some more: Llyn Celyn catchment is 60 sq km, so using above rainfall figures it will refill 88% over the course of a year (ignoring losses, as we are just looking for relative figures). Whilst Thruscross has only 28.5 sq km, this is proportionally bigger compared to the volume of water (refill 370%)...
by jmmoxon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Tryweryn - where does the water come from?

Llyn Celyn 71.2 million cubic metres - designed so water released into the river to be abstracted further down - at 9 cumecs, 6 hour releases will take an entire year to empty Thruscross Reservoir 7.8 million cubic metres - 9 times less water which can be more efficiently taken away in pipes - at sa...
by jmmoxon
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gordon Ramsey has a go
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Gordon Ramsey has a go

Coming up on ITV, the Mekong in Laos wih Mick O'Shea:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/show ... uncharted/

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pack rafting on TV
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Pack rafting on TV

Walking down the Prysor (8 mins) before launching (12 mins):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-1

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: the "Linn of Dee"
Replies: 23
Views: 2366

Re: the "Linn of Dee"

If I'd only checked out videos:



Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: the "Linn of Dee"
Replies: 23
Views: 2366

Re: the "Linn of Dee"

Maybe they used plastic...

Whereabouts is this drop, as it comes up when I search for the Linn?:


Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Permit etc
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: Permit etc

Maybe some people should look up where Cleethorpes is before posting...

(Lincolnshire, if you can't be bothered)
by jmmoxon
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Permit etc
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: Permit etc

No to all, but you need to know what you're doing to get back...
by jmmoxon
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: August's heavy rain
Replies: 2
Views: 552

August's heavy rain

A swathe of the country from North Wales & North of England, right up to the Great Glen & North of Ireland has already seen more than average for the month...

Anyone get some runs in? (I've been in Austria & Switzerland)

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Steve Backshall in Suriname
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Steve Backshall in Suriname

https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/exped ... 6920018001

The first episode included paddle boarding on another river & there are also short "how it was made" clips.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Historic books
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Historic books

Calvert Bowyer Vaux's Canoe Handling (1888 & 1901 editions of 1885 US book) - he also produced another called Canoes & Canoeing (which is available elsewhere as a print on demand): http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Vaux%2C%20C%2E%20Bowyer Also added a few more links to ...
by jmmoxon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is 2 weeks long enough for Chile?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Is 2 weeks long enough for Chile?

Short answer to original question: No, but then neither is a month! As suggested, you will want to book a guide who can supply boats to make best use of such a quick trip - they can meet you in Santiago & tour down the rivers to Pucon (or further south). Claro will always be hit or miss as to whethe...
by jmmoxon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/rep ... e-disaster

People have also broken themselves on the much smaller drops on the Mellte.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More Steve Backshall
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: More Steve Backshall

Pringle's view (plus other behind the scenes clips):
https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/exped ... 5716841001

Mike