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by younggun
Mon May 25, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: W.A.N.T.E.D - SHORT flexible PADDLES
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: W.A.N.T.E.D - SHORT flexible PADDLES

Got some Rough Stuff black magics that are fairly flexy. They are the twintex? material. 186cm i think, used to use them for surfing. Bit of wear on the ends but generally good condition. £55ono. They are near Plymouth. PM me if interested
Cheers
by younggun
Mon May 04, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: (SOLD) Mega Reflex for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 311

(SOLD) Mega Reflex for sale

Hi I am selling my 07 reflex as I don't have the time to use it. Its in really good condition with just a few scratches from beach launches etc. Blue marbled deck and clear hull. It is the superlight construction so very light and stiff. Comes with 3 fins and an as new Peak deck. It a superb boat, v...
by younggun
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surf Kayak shops
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Surf Kayak shops

Don't think there are any shops that stock surf boats, try contacting Skern Lodge, they have a good selection of the newest Mega boats to demo - http://www.skernlodge.com/
by younggun
Mon May 12, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Peak UK Freeride deck + Mega Mustang = no chance
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Stretch the deck they are tight to start with, get the back end under the cockpit rim and leave it on for a bit, the more you use it the easier they become to put on. That's not the point. The problem is that there is too much material on the deck and in the dry lip so that it won't fit under the c...
by younggun
Sun May 11, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Peak UK Freeride deck + Mega Mustang = no chance
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

It depends on the space you have between the cockpit rim and the actual body of the boat. These can vary between models.
I would trim the neoprene rim until it fits.
Reed decks are good although liable to implode, especially on hot days.
by younggun
Sun May 11, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Old Level 3 Surf Training
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Try Simon Hammond at Shoreline Pursuits - 01288 354039 or info@shorelineactivities.co.uk



http://www.shorelineactivities.co.uk/index.htm
by younggun
Fri May 09, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sun block
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

http://store.magicseaweed.com/Aloe-Gato ... /Item/164/
I use this when surfing, its very good.
by younggun
Thu May 01, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: wet suit or dry suit ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

A wet suit does not offer much protection against the wind and on a SOT you are a little exposed. Actually they do. If you get a mid-priced wetsuit they come with wind resistant panels. They aren't restrictive once they get wet and loosen up a bit. Cheaper than a drysuit and a very good alternative...
by younggun
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mega Neutron outfitting for feet
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

pearcy wrote:Agree, fitted foam heel blocks in my Neutron, they work great
Another agreement for foam foot blocks. Also run some camping mat up the outside seam of the boat to give a smooth surface so that you can surf barefoot, its much nicer.
by younggun
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Surfing info required. . .
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Not a site, but get the Kayak Surfing book by Bill Mattos or Simon Hammond's book. Both give good advice on etiquette and technique although Bill Mattos's book is slightly more advanced. Well worth spending £10-15 on.
by younggun
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: OK, it's decision time . . . surf kayak question
Replies: 5
Views: 853

My first surf boat was a Prowler, they are really forgiving and a lot more stable than some other surf boats. Didn't find the low volume tail an issue, it just takes a bit of practice to get over waves without being back looped. Seating is quite low and knees together, feels strange the first time b...
by younggun
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: MEGA SPRAYDECK RECOMMENDATIONS ANYONE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: Liquid latex?

do you find that this is enough to keep the majority of the water from passing down between the waist of the deck and your wetsuit? Also, where on earth do you get such stuff? Get a cheap belt from somewhere to do up around the deck, works wonders for stopping water getting in and kedeping the deck...
by younggun
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Where is your favorite surfing spot and why?
Replies: 18
Views: 2015

Mawgan Porth or Fistral. Mawgan porth has loads of peaks and places to get aerials and its quiet even in the middle of summer. Fistral for when MP is that little bit too big.
by younggun
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: MEGA SPRAYDECK RECOMMENDATIONS ANYONE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

I use one of the peak uk decks without the dry lip. its great. Standard riot size fits well. Maybe try Reed or the new DB xclusive deck - http://www.dbxclusive.co.uk/surfMain.htm
by younggun
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof MP3 Players...
Replies: 24
Views: 2790

These look awesome - http://www.liquidforce.com/liquid-tunes.htm
Just search on google and there are several places that stock them such as - http://www.buywake.com/catalog/shopbybr ... terproofAV
by younggun
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fixing dry clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Gore tex self adhesive patches. I had the same problem, I think, and re-taping won't help, as it's the fabric that's been worn by the tape, and not a problem with the tape itself. If you do stitch a patch over, smear the back of the stitching with seam sealer to get it back waterproof again. This w...
by younggun
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bern Helmets
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

http://www.google.co.uk/products?hl=en& ... 1&ie=UTF-8
They are described as multi-sports helmets, suitable for wakeboarding and kitesurfing etc. Does not specifically mention kayaking.
by younggun
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What make/model of Surf Kayak is this?!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2589

Looks like a future kayaks international class to me.
by younggun
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: surf paddle preference?
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Double diamonds are great in the surf as they always float to the surface even in aerated water. 194 is very long for a surf paddle. A shorter paddle gives you more strokes per minute making it easier to catch a wave and less likely to get in the way or caught up whilst you are surfing.You do sacrif...
by younggun
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A question about fins for the surfers out there..?
Replies: 21
Views: 1812

Hi, I am after new fins for my boat but have had real trouble finding small fins in the right fitting. You can get 6" longboard fins but 3" are impossible to come by. Any pointers to stockists would be much appreciated. Thanks Chris You can get some decent fins from here - http://www.ccak.co.uk/ bu...
by younggun
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: solid skirts
Replies: 30
Views: 3693

I'd recommend ordering the IR super bungee I love mine for the waterproofness, the solid seal My brother has one of these that I use on my nomad, it leaks like a sieve. Whenever I get out of the boat, the tops of my legs are soaking from the water it has let in. Can be a real pain to get on, especi...
by younggun
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FiveTen Canyoneer Boots - UK stockists ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

Needlesports - http://www.needlesports.com/acatalog/Ap ... Shoes.html
(at the bottom of the page)
by younggun
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burns in the Surf
Replies: 18
Views: 2148

Re: Burns in the Surf

Daffers wrote:Do Burns surf in the sea at all? Badly? Kind of? Not at all?

Should I keep the zone untill I find somehting to replace him with for playing in the sea and small weirs?
No burns don't surf. Take the inazone, much faster and more fun.
by younggun
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: East lyn water levels
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Is the Lyn likely to run tomorrow given the amount of forecasted rain?
Thanks
by younggun
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Playboat for 17.5 stone person ideal for the surf
Replies: 46
Views: 3763

Younggun, I think you are missing a few points here; many people cannot afford two boats, and will cope better in a boat they feel familiar with. That doesn't have to be a short, bouncy playboat - it might well be a long slicey playboat like an S8, which does very well in the surf in fact. Putting ...
by younggun
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Playboat for 17.5 stone person ideal for the surf
Replies: 46
Views: 3763

There are plenty that offer a reasonable compromise, the fast Riot boats, or the Necky range, being the best examples. But accepting that a hard edged playboats are much less forgiving and loose for rivers, and that loose hulls and, chined edges will make for less fun (and are arguably less safe) i...
by younggun
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Playboat for 17.5 stone person ideal for the surf
Replies: 46
Views: 3763

Exeter Boater wrote:I wont a play boat that surfs well and one that I can use on the rivers.
Thats a contradiction in terms. They both use different design features for their intended purpose, so neither will do the other well.
by younggun
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Orchestrated campaign to post photos of us ripping it...
Replies: 33
Views: 3516

All very well meaning, but when are kayakers going to accept the blatant truth? It's totally meaningless how cool we appear to be in the surf, or how cool we think we are. Surfers see us all as the same, regardless - basically as a very unwelcome bottom tier of the foodchain. Accept it - they hate ...