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by minty
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hazard River North Esk Edzell
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Hazard River North Esk Edzell

The large tree that was about 100m above Fishladder Falls on the North Esk is now in the gorge below the drop. You would not see it from above and it is pretty much choking the whole channel. Will need some pretty big water to float it further out. I would say this is a portage for the moment and de...
by minty
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Vertical Element blades Perthshite Tilt
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Lost Vertical Element blades Perthshite Tilt

Actually this is a post to say my blades were found last week. I got a phone call from a guy in Pitlochry who found my VE's lying well up the riverbank on the Tummel below Pitlochry. I reckon they travelled the Tilt, into the Garry then Loch Faskally, through the dam at Pitlochry before heading furt...
by minty
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Vertical Element blades Perthshite Tilt
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Lost Vertical Element blades Perthshite Tilt

Hi, a cheeky Sunday bump 5 years and three months after the event. ;-)
by minty
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Open Canoeing Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted Wenonah 15 rx
Replies: 0
Views: 858

Wanted Wenonah 15 rx

As the title says, I am looking for a Wenonah prospector 15 in royalex. Before I look to order a new one I would prefer to see if anyone has a used one for sale. Based in Blairgowrie, Scotland. Thanks, alick
by minty
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cutting weight from Mamba 8.1
Replies: 21
Views: 1920

Re: Cutting weight from Mamba 8.1

Thanks for all the feedback which seems to point toward "Don't drill the boat" I am going to stick it back together just now. I do believe though that if it is nearly 3kg above the specified weight that either the manufacturing tolerances are not too great or there is room to shave weight from it wi...
by minty
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cutting weight from Mamba 8.1
Replies: 21
Views: 1920

Re: Cutting weight from Mamba 8.1

Thanks for replies. Cheers Dave the post on lightening was what I was looking for. I had a Bliss stick super rad a few years back and removed 2kg from it by drilling the seat and thigh braces. So I know that drilling can make an appreciable difference. I have similar thoughts on the footbrace as I h...
by minty
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cutting weight from Mamba 8.1
Replies: 21
Views: 1920

Cutting weight from Mamba 8.1

Hi, I have a Mamba 8.1 ergo creek outfitting. Manufacturer specs reckon this weighs in at 21kg but it always feels heavy so I weighed it the other day and it is about 100g from 24kg (23.9kg on my digital scales) Anyhow has anyone gone about reducing the weight of theirs? I am thinking of changing th...
by minty
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: WHITEWATER INJURIES?
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Re: WHITEWATER INJURIES?

Done. fairly straightforward survey.
by minty
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WW KIT BARGAINS!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: WW KIT BARGAINS!!

Cheers Andy, the towline and elbow pads arrived today. A big plus for private sales and when they work really well, quick contact, transfer of funds and sent out with minimum delay or fuss.

Alick
by minty
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WW KIT BARGAINS!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: WW KIT BARGAINS!!

I'll take the elbow pads and towline if you message me cost inc post.

Cheers, alick
by minty
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Ophion Carbon Kelvar Katana Paddle for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Ophion Carbon Kelvar Katana Paddle for Sale

Sent you a pm with email for pics. alick
by minty
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tinned meat?
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Tinned meat?

Oh good I thought it was just me. I scroll through my emails each day and just delete all the ones I know I didn't ask for or want. It reduces the ones I actually open by about 90%. Unsubscribing does not always seem to work.

alick
by minty
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sanna Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Sanna Video

The paddling was looking good but I had to switch off. The speeded up sections ruin the video and should be cut out altogether to just show normal paddling. Just my opinion, others may disagree but I don't see what purpose it serves. I believe you paddled the whole section if you say you did I don't...
by minty
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wet west Moriston Video
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Wet west Moriston Video

Only my perspective here but I think the speeded up aspects of the video ruin it. Too much happening too quickly made me want to switch it off. On another note I wrecked my sweet Rocker last year on Gunbarrel.

Great day out though, roll on next wet west.

alick
by minty
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: immersion research
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: immersion research

I understand that your experience has been less than expected but as a UKRGB reader I would like to know the outcome now that IR are dealing with the issue. I read too many posts where poor service is described or there are loads of negative posts and they disappear without the feedback on the event...
by minty
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: immersion research
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: immersion research

Reading the original post it is clear that the order has not arrived. It does not say IR kit does not work or last. It says British kit works and lasts which is a different statement hopefully based on buying and using British made kit. It does not say that IR are the worst company in the kayak worl...
by minty
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat on Tummel Linn
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Boat on Tummel Linn

Xan, you are right of course it is total laziness and by it's nature it would be easy to guess someone related to paddling had dumped it. The fishermen aren't so good themselves though as there a few empty beer bottles in the water and at the take out for the Lower Tummel yesterday morning. I am gue...
by minty
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat on Tummel Linn
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Boat on Tummel Linn

Maybe that was someone's burial of a boat that had run the river loads of times. And just to be totally outrageous here, if it is buried there or on or some landfill somewhere on this earth, what difference does it make, it is still a pollutant or does it make it better if it is among the packaging,...
by minty
Fri May 30, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Nomad 8.5 or jefe Grande
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Wanted: Nomad 8.5 or jefe Grande

Ton, yes I got an email from you rather than a pm. No worries on the boat it has sold to someone else who got in touch when they saw I had pm'd you.

alick
by minty
Mon May 26, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Nomad 8.5 or jefe Grande
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Wanted: Nomad 8.5 or jefe Grande

Sent you a pm ref Nomad.

Alick
by minty
Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The case for air bags...
Replies: 44
Views: 3888

Re: The case for air bags...

Bubblewrap..
by minty
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Jefe for Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Liquid Logic Jefe for Sale

Does this mean you will have to change your user name?

alick :-)
by minty
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Full Cut Rockers?
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Sweet Full Cut Rockers?

I think this post is relating to full cut rather than half cut which is the helmet area around the ears. I believe half cut is the only kayak version available although the ear pads cover the ears. Full face is a different helmet again which also covers the chin.

alick
by minty
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Point & Shoot Waterproof Camera
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Point & Shoot Waterproof Camera

I have one and use it on the river a fair bit. It takes some pretty good shots for point and shoot once it picks up the focus. I use it a lot on multi shot mode to take pics of rapid running or drops. Sometimes the focus is poor but that is probably pilot error rather than camera. I normally dunk it...
by minty
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 3744

Re: Is Perception's guarantee/service any good ?

Can't believe how seriously some folk have taken this post. I would say that perceptions warranty is good though. I had a Blaze which had a failure of the hip pad pump bulb. I phoned and they said that they don't do whitewater stuff anymore but had a bulb which they sent out free of charge along wit...
by minty
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: River Ericht Lost boat. 25/02/14
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: River Ericht Lost boat. 25/02/14

Did you let the police know its gone floatabout? We have had a boat found before and the police got it back. Also saves any panic if anyone finds it somewhere in the river system and thinks a paddler is in trouble. Tayside Police Scotland non emergency number is 0300 111 2222. (Unless it has changed...
by minty
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit help.
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Drysuit help.

You never know, you may find you prefer the convenience of a drysuit and fleece underneath. Getting off the river dry and not having to take damp under kit off in a cold car park. (Obviously you only need the drysuit in winter) I know when I used separates there was always dampness between the waist...
by minty
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydeck grab loop snapped
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: Spraydeck grab loop snapped

I would probably test the replacement on dry land by holding the deck and really putting some force into pulling the release. if it holds up it will be fine. Not knowing the manufacturer maybe it was just a one off badly stitched item. By the sound of it, it was partial rather than a complete failur...
by minty
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluation...
Replies: 40
Views: 4013

Re: adventure sports private sales..... massive overvaluatio

Am I being unreasonable here? Honetly people are asking £400 for a dry suit that was £450 a year ago, is now selling for 375 online with a guarantee.... I'm confused.... Why not go buy a new one from a shop use it a while and then sell it at a bargain price to someone. I think along the lines of ot...
by minty
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: VE 197cm Carbon Cranked Paddles
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: FS: VE 197cm Carbon Cranked Paddles

Ah go on, you know you want to. It's only a bit of bubble wrap and call the courier :-)

alick