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by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Life jackets

Are you using a wetsuit? As that is what provides surfers with buoyancy - along with being attached to their board...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk blockage
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: River Usk blockage

It regularly collects debris & is cleared by the relevant authorities - as it also threatens the integrity of the road bridge!

Another bridge further down is a potential hazard as it is falling apart, but that is on a private estate...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk blockage
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: River Usk blockage

It was only just possible to paddle over at c.0.9m on Trallong gauge Friday.
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Descent Races
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Descent Races

There certainly was a marathon run on the Tay back then, but don't think it was sold as a Descent Race (even though it actually was):
http://www.kirkcaldycanoeclub.co.uk/kcc ... ress-cuts/
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BBC filler
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: BBC filler

If yuo haven't seen it:



Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 5652

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

Although they seem to have (sort of) reappeared...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Descent Races
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Descent Races

Marathon now has a website similar to the WWR one (listed above): http://canoeracing.org.uk/marathon/ It includes the Weaver Descent in March, Conwy Ascent in June & Wye Descent in August There was supposed to be a Tryweryn Descent during the summer, but it was cancelled as there was too much water ...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Swansea Canal on TV
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Swansea Canal on TV

Gareth Edwards has a go, from 11 mins:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-4

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Descent Races
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Descent Races

Unfortunately the Exe (last run 2006?) & Avon (2017) no longer happen, but the Stour will be on 1st Dec this year:
https://stourvalleycanoe.club/stour-descent/

Anyone know about the others (apart from Liffey, which just had it's 60th running)?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk blockage
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: River Usk blockage

On the Sennybridge to Aberbran section.
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 5652

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

It's because they were on photobucket...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me resurrect a trip to India
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Help me resurrect a trip to India

Birgit Fischer retired from Olympic sprint kayaking at age 42 after winning K4 gold (she also won K1 at age of 18 & another 6 gold / 4 silver over 6 games, making her the oldest & youngest canoe champion)!
by jmmoxon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Over a 500% increase on the cost of boating on the Soca.
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Over a 500% increase on the cost of boating on the Soca.

More clearly explained on here (10 euros next year, increasing 2.50 each subsequent year):
https://www.kayaksession.com/soca-for-a ... -oct-26th/
by jmmoxon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's the rain going to be?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Where's the rain going to be?

This looks very useful for planning trips, expected rain in next 12, 24, 72, 120 & 240 hours: https://www.windy.com/-Rain-accumulation-rainAccu?rainAccu,51.260,-2.206,8 Can zoom & scroll around map, or search somewhere such as Bristol, City of Bristol (for Dartmoor, Exmoor & south Wales), Lancaster,...
by jmmoxon
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Montgomery triathlon
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Montgomery triathlon

Programme finishes with the canoe section (not that it seems a particularly serious event):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-2

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddlers on TV at Llangollen
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Paddlers on TV at Llangollen

Yep, somewhat limited, but thought smeone might recognise them(selves). Episode 2 was filmed back in May & includes canoes in the triathlon:
http://www.mywelshpool.co.uk/viewerfeat ... leId/16807
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddlers on TV at Llangollen
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Paddlers on TV at Llangollen

& probably not aware of the cameras at 21:20. Programme about the canal, so minimal coverage of the Dee:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-1
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1743

Re: Gone very quiet

I don't know about G7AFM's forum, but our caving club has an email newsgroup on yahoo, rather than anything like this...
by jmmoxon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 1743

Re: Gone very quiet

Looks like even the biggies are giving in to FB: Understand what's changing in Yahoo Groups Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site. Beginning October 21, you won't be able to upload any more content to the site, and as of December 14 all previ...
by jmmoxon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: History of Slalom boats
Replies: 176
Views: 56633

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: 26
Views: 1743

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: 162

Amazon Woman - new book



Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Historic books
Replies: 10
Views: 2327

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: 200

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: 2102

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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 641

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: 929

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!