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by mountain_bikerider
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle van advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1161

Paddle van advice

So I am asking the help of UKRGB with the possible purchase of a new paddle wagon. My trusty ex AA Renault trafic is becoming uneconomical to repair. I have been looking around and my ideal van is as follows: 1) Long wheel base or long enough to put creek boats in straight (my current van does not d...
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mamba vs Burn
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: Mamba vs Burn

I'm with Neptune on this. At 90kg with kit on I would definitely be looking at demoing the 8.6 mamba and the L and XL burn. Do you take kit with you on a trip splits, camera etc?? I do and demoed a lot of boats. The raptor was great but I knew as soon as I put kit in it it wouldn't paddle as nice. I...
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zet raptor vs Dagger mamba
Replies: 24
Views: 6335

Re: Zet raptor vs Dagger mamba

I paddled a Raptor in Scotland when we were playing around on some drops. It really does boof easy. However at 95kg I knew as soon as I put any kit in it it wouldn't perform so well. Easy I thought I'll paddle a big Raptor the director. How wrong was I. They are two completely different boats. The d...
by mountain_bikerider
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New paddlers need advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: New paddlers need advice please

Please don't just go and buy a boat and kit without knowing what you want. As everyone else said join a club and use their kit. Our club in Marlow is £65 family membership and we have a large range of boats from marathon, sea touring and white water to try.
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Wavesport Recon 93 £300 ono
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: FS: Wavesport Recon 93 £300 ono

Price drop bump £250??????
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Recon 83/93 Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Wavesport Recon 83/93 Wanted

I have a damaged repaired 93 in green for sale £300 based in Berkshire


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by mountain_bikerider
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Wavesport Recon 93 £300 ono
Replies: 1
Views: 337

FS: Wavesport Recon 93 £300 ono

Selling my large recon. It took a hit on the Dee in November and damaged the hull nearly going all the way through. It has been professionally welded to stop it getting worse and going all the way through. Great boat for someone new to WW or wanting to stick to the grade 2-3 stuff. £300 Ono. Can be ...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost - Werner Sidekick - Dart Loop - Sat 17th Dec 201
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Lost - Werner Sidekick - Dart Loop - Sat 17th Dec 201

We found this paddle I think someone has been in touch on facebook to get it back to you
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found - Advance Technology Titan - Dart Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: Found - Advance Technology Titan - Dart Loop

I think this may belong to a Uni group. There was a post on the kayak the dart facebook group. Sounds like they had an epic and lost three paddles and possibly a boat!!!
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next boat after dynamo.
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: next boat after dynamo.

One of the girls in our club paddles a Jackson Little Hero cracking little boat. She is about 15 now and is just starting to get a bit big for it. Also consider the Jackson fun range depends on what type of paddling she is aiming at??
by mountain_bikerider
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Women specific spray decks???
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: Women specific spray decks???

That's what we are asking I suppose!! They claim they are cut different but just wondered what if any different that makes??


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by mountain_bikerider
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Women specific spray decks???
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Women specific spray decks???

My wife is looking for a new deck. we have noticed that IR and playboater offer a ladies specific deck. Has anyone out there used one? Was it any better / worse than the men's version? Does anyone know of any other options out there?? On a side note when did decks get so expensive!?!? I don't rememb...
by mountain_bikerider
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Women's drysuits: Literally, taking the p***
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: Women's drysuits: Literally, taking the p***

Buy the palm one you won't be disappointed. My wife has had a palm suit for a year now and absolutely loves it. Buy the IR ladies drop seat onesie to wear underneath (its cheaper than the palm one) and it will make for a much much happier paddling experience. I think the answer to your other questio...
by mountain_bikerider
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trywerynfest 24-26th July
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Trywerynfest 24-26th July

I would go for the coaching option if its part of the weekend anyway. In my opinion the T is a definite step up from the legacy and isn't massively far off the Olympic course. The other issue is with it being a real river any swims ends up with the boat and paddle floating off down stream so if neit...
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost blue VE cranks Lower Guisane 1/7/15
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Lost blue VE cranks Lower Guisane 1/7/15

As above a member of our group lost on the Lower Guisane a set of blue glass VE crank paddles. Please contact on here if found.
Thanks
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER CLYWEDOG
Replies: 13
Views: 6050

Re: RIVER CLYWEDOG

Hi all paddled this yesterday and they turned the dam off just after we started which made for an interesting walk / paddle. Still at least three trees to take care of. The first two are just after the road bridge near the beginning of the river with the last one pretty much blocking the 'notable' d...
by mountain_bikerider
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fear of being trapped on white water
Replies: 16
Views: 2969

Re: Fear of being trapped on white water

I second what poke has said. I have successfully used playboating or just playing in features with a big pool after to help improve WW roll confidence. If you go and just play you will always capsize if messing around enough and hopefully with it being a big pool after there will be less fear but it...
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in the North East
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Paddling in the North East

Thanks for all the replies everyone lots of food for thought. As we are traveling from Marlow area I think we will probably head for the Tees area as its an hour nearer and hope it rains for us!!
SDG we are Marlow Canoe Club.
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in the North East
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Paddling in the North East

Hi all As a club we are looking to come up and paddle in the North East in December and it is an area not previously paddled by most of the group. I was after some river and accomodation suggestions from the good people of UKRGB. We will be about 20 in total and are all looking to stay together if p...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Edw - Cregrina to Wye Confluence
Replies: 1
Views: 2488

Re: Afon Edw - Cregrina to Wye Confluence

Hi all paddled this on Saturday 8th November 2014. There are at least 6 trees down on this section from Cregrina down. All are obvious but four needed a portage and a couple could be sneaked underneath in the low conditions we ran it in. If the water was higher I think all would need a portage to be...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Afon Twymyn - Tafolwern to A470 bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 3524

Re: RIVER TWYMYN

Hi all ran this at the weekend 9th November 2014. There are three massive trees down blocking the gorge section in three places. The gorge is a no go at the moment and could be for quite some time.
by mountain_bikerider
Fri May 09, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shorty Cag Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Shorty Cag Suggestions

2nd vote for the reed shorty. In black it does not look too bad. The reed stigma I think is with their tighter fitting rash vest type kit. My reed shorty has been the driest most comfortable shorty I have owned beating the bomber gear and an ir shorty cag deck. And at the price you can't grumble.
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn Mk 3 or Recon 93??
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: Burn Mk 3 or Recon 93??

I only managed to demo the Recon 83 and bought a 93. I demo'd at CIWW and it was a great venue for the task. Pay one demo fee and paddle any boat they have just chop and change as you please. Plus each lap is the same so really easy for side by side comparison. I am 95kg and and knew that with kit o...
by mountain_bikerider
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner level paddles - £100-£150
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: Beginner level paddles - £100-£150

Hi the VE are cosmetic seconds so might not look perfect but are still as strong and durable as their regular paddles. Email Stu on info@vepaddles.co.uk ad have a chat he is a nice guy and will explain everything and advise on length and feather etc
by mountain_bikerider
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner level paddles - £100-£150
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Beginner level paddles - £100-£150

Speak to Stu at VE paddles. He often sells factory seconds which may get a glass fibre blade on glass fibre black shaft within your budget or just over the top end. They will be custom built for you in the uk and a bomber set of blades. In my opinion a far superior blade to those mentioned above. Th...
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a boat: volume/weight range
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Choosing a boat: volume/weight range

As I understand with the latest burn the recommendation is to go a size up for what you would have paddled in the past. I believe the new small is smaller than the old one this producing a small boat that actually fits smaller people better.
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a boat: volume/weight range
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Choosing a boat: volume/weight range

We were discussing this subject at the weekend. I wish manufacturers would use load weights or capacities instead for boat specs. Paddler weights are a bit mis-leading in my opinion. Do they mean paddler weight at home in your pants? paddler weight in full winter kit and soaking wet after a swim? An...
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 3* Surf advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 579

3* Surf advice needed

Hi all

Does anyone know of a provider that can do me a 3* surf but provide a full on surf boat for the course??
Just putting feelers out at the moment so no dates in mind so just really looking for options.

Cheers

Chris
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North East accomodation help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: North East accomodation help needed

Thanks for the info I am off this weekend so thought a refresh might bring some more ideas????
by mountain_bikerider
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River runner for small paddler!
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: River runner for small paddler!

Have you thought about a Jackson little hero or the small Jackson zen? Both of them preferred by paddlers in our club who feel too small for the small burn or diesel.