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by FreshAl
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Junior boat advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2029

I've got a perception Spin you can have for £150 if you collect from Reading
by FreshAl
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to get Slings? - a specifc type
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Where to get Slings? - a specifc type

Hi All, I'm after acquiring some new slings. I can find slings "on a roll" to buy a length and tie your own, and I can find narrow (11mm) climbing slings. What I'm after are wider slings, where the material is sewn into a tube, then stitched into a loop. Used to be available at Cotswold, but not any...
by FreshAl
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My eyes are now fixed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Was it expensive? Will you need glasses again? Are you OK doing watersports? I'm about the same prescription you were, and when I investigated this briefly years ago, they said I couldn't do water sports afterwards cos of the possible pressure on the eye. Guess they must have sorted this out. I'd be...
by FreshAl
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tall Stories
Replies: 65
Views: 6647

My favourites ... ... The Thames River Shark - freshwater sharks from the Zambezi were released by Animal rights activists and are now living in the Thames. Great fun with Freshers. And paddling through Reading town centre on the Kennet I always put my helmet on and tell the newbies in the group abo...
by FreshAl
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kicked out of swimming pool
Replies: 18
Views: 3970

Guessing this is Dereham Canoe Group?

What about Toftwood School pool? (is it still there? It's been more than 10 years since I was last there)
by FreshAl
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: F/S: Perception Spin - Small playboat
Replies: 2
Views: 614

F/S: Perception Spin - Small playboat

Cos I've just done this to my motorbike, I need to sell one of my boats. Perception Spin Small playboat, ideal for ladies and smaller guys. I'm 5'8, 10st and size 8 feet, people a little bigger than me have paddled it. Fantastic flatwater playboat, and great for learning to cartwheel. Surfs well. Co...
by FreshAl
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Anyone based in Reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

The uni club cannot take under 18's, sorry.
by FreshAl
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

We've done

- Buffalo jackets
- Rugby shirts
- Drill tops
- Summer hats
- Woolly hats

as well as the usual hoodies and t-shirts.

Dressing gowns are a great idea!
by FreshAl
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Address Books
Replies: 38
Views: 5104

I have tags with name and emergency contact details http://www.militarykit.com/products/military_accessories/dog_tags.htm http://www.militarykit.com/images/products_full/ma_dog_tags.jpg Originally for motorcycling, but kinda became a bit of a 'lucky charm' so I wear them paddling as well. When I was...
by FreshAl
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB 2006 Tee
Replies: 60
Views: 10036

Blue & Orange for me
by FreshAl
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: De-mystifying UKRGB
Replies: 239
Views: 46645

I'm FreshAL , real name Alex Holt. I mostly paddle with current and ex members of Reading Uni Canoe Club. Other RUCC people who use UKRGB are ( lozbrown (Loz Brown), Davidw (David Webster), 'Whiskers (Diana Clark), Jonny Bravo (Craig Hill) and now the infamous Daffers I know h20coaching.co.uk (Chris...
by FreshAl
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who's got the longest.......?
Replies: 25
Views: 3487

Nov 2003 for me. Although I used to contribute to uk.rec..... under a different name because someone alse stole my user ID on this forum before I got here......SteveJ are you reading this? I still want my name back!!!! For those off uk.rec... were any of those Sp@n@"ns ever sold in the UK. I kinda ...
by FreshAl
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hurley...
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

Al - was the wave you were surfing forming upstream or downstream of the kickers? I presume downstream. I guess downstream. There was a big tongue coming through the gate, and the wave/hole/thingy forming after that. We found it best approached from the playboaters left side of the gate - i.e. clos...
by FreshAl
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hurley...
Replies: 18
Views: 4000

For those who don't know, Jacko and friends (Grant and Graeme, etc) have installed kickers on the cill at Boulters underneath the main gates (not 'flume'). No one knows when it will work best. The reports so far are varied, from great wave to gnarly pourover (that's what it looked like when Kev and...
by FreshAl
Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Snake in the canal
Replies: 21
Views: 4721

Note to tech weenies. I would love to be able to follow the tradition of printing the answer upside down. But I have no idea if it is doable. There's no easy way to display text upside down. What you can do is make text invisible until it's highlighted. You can do this by surrounding the text in "c...
by FreshAl
Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A friend of mine once built a canoe... (email fwd:)
Replies: 1
Views: 960

A friend of mine once built a canoe... (email fwd:)

A friend of mine once built a canoe. He spent a long time on it and it was a work of art. Almost the final phase was to fill both ends with polyurethane expanding foam. He duly ordered the bits from Mr Glasplies (an excellent purveyor of all things fibreglass) and it arrived in two packs covered wi...
by FreshAl
Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: So what else do kayakers get a kick out of?
Replies: 30
Views: 4562

shaunus wrote:Image
Nice, what's that, an R6?

Seems a suprising number of paddlers have got bikes as well, there's a group of 4/5 of us down here who know each other through paddling and ride together as well
by FreshAl
Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's 6am, time for Red Bull or Pro Plus?
Replies: 31
Views: 5172

50/50 mix of Coke and Red Bull.

Huge sugar rush and caffine.

Need to drink a lot of water as well to metabolise all the sugar
by FreshAl
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What do you do with your old roofbars?
Replies: 120
Views: 26719

Daffers wrote:her car is a 3 door with no gutters
No way these'll fit a 3 door. They need to be bolted into the roof inside the rear doors, sorry.

I'll ask my housemates, we've got quite a collection of roof bars in the back garden
by FreshAl
Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What do you do with your old roofbars?
Replies: 120
Views: 26719

I might nab these from you Al for my mate... she has an old style (I think) festia and assum that these might be what she needs. Will let you know and we can sort out next week I guess.... I don't think these are what you're after - I think the old Fiesta use guttering. Get your friend to have a lo...
by FreshAl
Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What do you do with your old roofbars?
Replies: 120
Views: 26719

Roof bars (Halfords own brand I think) avaliable for

Ford Escort - these are the type that bolt into the side of the roof underneath the door trim

Free
by FreshAl
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Right to reply
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

Daffers wrote:I think he might be trying to make a point
The point is you are all taking yourselves far too seroiusly.

It's really not worth getting het up over what some anonymous moron on the internet thinks.

Chill out

-

Alex
by FreshAl
Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Right to reply
Replies: 20
Views: 3171

well, alright, obviously not the right forum for that.
by FreshAl
Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TWP wierdness...
Replies: 20
Views: 3523

Damn shame, end of an era
by FreshAl
Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Manufacturer Loyalty
Replies: 16
Views: 2782

Re: mere mortal?

I spent a silly amount of time trying to build up this customer loyalty. This was through every point of contact with the paddling public. Whether it was through e-mails, phone calls, events whatever, I wanted to make sure that not only Pyranha customers but also every paddler ( and non-paddler ) I...
by FreshAl
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thought I'd get in first ..
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Isn't taking little kids out paddling what the hatch in the front of your boat is for?
by FreshAl
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stock Kayaking. Good Idea?
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Not as a way to run all comps, but as a one-off type idea I think it's great.

Would be good to see Pyranha/Dagger/WS etc days at Hurley
by FreshAl
Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: O.R. Predictions : What is new for 2006/2007
Replies: 27
Views: 4101

I'd love to see a shift away from the £800 and up boats back to some innovation in the mid-range market. There's gotta be a bigger market for boats that aren't just last years playboats with cheaper fittings. Or maybe not - is everone in this market segment buying 2nd hand? What about Prijon and Esk...
by FreshAl
Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: 96 N reg Ford Escort
Replies: 0
Views: 426

FS: 96 N reg Ford Escort

<r>109k, 12month MOT, tax till end Aug. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Good condition for age, no rust. In Reading.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> £750. Will throw in roof bars if bought by a paddler.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <EMAIL email="alex@apholt.net">alex@apholt.net</EMAIL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> 07776256350</r>