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by jmmoxon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?

Notification: https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3182656 New registered address is the Insolvency Practitioners: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03480222/filing-history Unfortunately, they were struggling before the flooding: https://companycheck.co.uk/company/03480222/WHITE-WATER-CONSULTA...
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1157

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

Some guides already do - if this suits try this, if too hard how about this, if too easy then...
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Church Beck

chicklechives wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Pioneered by lakes paddling legend Richard Evans. Certainly ran everything he published. Mostly in prijon probe or latterly an RPM.
Anyone ticked all his becks?
The probe was from eurokayak.
by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lofoten - the drive
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Lofoten - the drive

Unfortunately hasn't been even a rumour since 2015, cheap flights pretty much did for any profit they could make.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lofoten - the drive
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Lofoten - the drive

Viamichelin gives you a good idea of costs & times, based on your vehicle, but you seem to need to register to use it now. Obviously need to add rest breaks to the calculation.
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1157

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

I guess not many paddlers actually do stuff as a first (to them) descent, they are following someone who has done the river before, so the grade is literally unimportant, as long as the "expert" is correct in their belief that they can do it...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1157

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

As Jim says, you can't view every river on film to see if it's sensible, you'll still need a grading system to decide which ones are worth looking at...

& how do you know a video actually shows all the features or even in the right order?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rhondda river
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Rhondda river

by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mosel touring
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Mosel touring

Jim wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 am
I'm not sure that the last link really agrees with the penultimate link?
Both suggest you're not going to get much help from the current, one presumably an experienced paddler, the other not...
by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mosel touring
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Mosel touring

https://ripe-tomato.org/2012/06/23/canoeing-the-middle-mosel/ https://ripe-tomato.org/2013/06/23/mosel-canoeing/ Although: http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/28353-Paddling-on-the-River-Mosel-Germany & This review seems to agree: https://www.stripes.com/travel/moselle-canoeists-ge...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mississippi on BBC
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Mississippi on BBC

by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nile on BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Nile on BBC

by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sticker extreme sports
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Sticker extreme sports

Includes white water rafting on the cover:
https://usborne.com/browse-books/catalo ... me-sports/

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Paddle Roll Call

I got a call about going paddling...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on TV tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: Kayaking on TV tonight

Repeated on iplayer, available for 2 weeks:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... -episode-3

According to wikipedia it's 18ft, guess that includes both drops (& also lists a claimed first descent by SUP!)

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: First descent of Fairy Glen

Dee, teifi & Usk had recorded descents well before the 1960s / fibreglass revolution (see above link).

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: First descent of Fairy Glen

This thread mentions 4 groups of paddlers who think they may have been the first, but the Welsh rivers claims it was 1982:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=98163

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC River Walks
Replies: 1
Views: 428

BBC River Walks

A selection of classic rivers, with a smattering of paddling:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0btrpht

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: next step in when to go boating?

Farson now combines rainfall & river level on a graph (no predictions though):
https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/ ... artmoor-tc
by jmmoxon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: next step in when to go boating?

As well as the links above, the graph on "Is The Dart Running" offers a handy attempt at prediction too: http://isthedartrunning.co.uk/graph.html Unfortunately, even the "what's already happened" rain gauge data from dartcom isn't reliable, as it over-records when windy. EA also have other rivers -...
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please

Text books are hard to read, try 'Kayak' by William Nealy (assuming it is still in print). The diagrams have never really been improved on by anyone, there is a good dose of humour to maintain interest, and I think that all the American terminology has been absorbed into British river speak now. Ha...
by jmmoxon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nice vid
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Nice vid

In theory it gives you more leverage to lift the bow on boofs off ramps, whether it does in practice...
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.

The third was a Spanish paddler on tamba kosi in October. Terrible news.
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing Down Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Canoeing Down Everest

The only problem is you can get a copy for £5.5O on abebooks...
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Upper Dart Yard Sale // 1 December
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Upper Dart Yard Sale // 1 December

We picked up a cold & tired Rainey after his day out...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 38
Views: 1801

Re: Warm When Wet

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:56 pm
You North American continentals, I really don't know. :-)
Canada - centigrade, USA - farenheit, pounds & (different) gallons
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2491

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Chalky723 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 am
Unless you're in the habit of taking them to dank car parks for your days out it's a non issue really. You'd be better off parking in town.
He is a kayaker...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2491

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

As they don't advertise the cafe I doubt they expect anyone apart from activity customers (who's use fee is presumably included in their price) & kayakers...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nice vid
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Nice vid

Looks good, but not quite sure what's so exceptional about the video...
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2491

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Between the two threads there are two people who questioned the charge having been caught out (who may have been in the same group), two others who questioned it, but apparently haven't been there recently. Rest either knew there was a charge, but weren't necessarily clear what it was for, or were u...