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by Poke
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2699
Views: 116914

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Pete has the right country (Morocco). Only got one of the four people right though ;-) Was only really after the right country for this one, bit too niche for anyone to get the river, though it's the Dades River if anyone is interested. Amazing destination for a grade 3/4 Easter trip: http://www.pyr...
by Poke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am
jriddell wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:14 pm
cooperate profit.
I'd just like to point out that I am not taking any profit from this book in any way.
haha. Missed that :-)
Good job I'm not a proof reader.
by Poke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2699
Views: 116914

Re: Infinity Wezzit

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by Poke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

cuts out the wholesalers’ costs and means that your money goes to the fund rather than to cooperate profit . I think you will find that some of this "cooperate profit " was returned to help pay in small part for this new edition just look at the Ads and other contributions. So what comes around som...
by Poke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue

The group is "Outdoor Kit for Charity" or somthing similar. I'm sure it would come up if you searched on FB.
Also seems to be sadly underused :-(
by Poke
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with Emirates
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Flying with Emirates

Turkish were pretty good last time I flew with them. Shouldn't worry about the boat being lost in transit. They're pretty big and obvious so can't go missing easily! I've flown dozens of times and it's only once been the case that there was "no space on the plane" so it got bounced to the flight the...
by Poke
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with Emirates
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Flying with Emirates

Looks like its not weight thats the issue.. Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage, and must be sent as cargo or freight. There are no exceptions to this rule. So, whilst they say they take kayaks, you can only really take playboa...
by Poke
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with Emirates
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Flying with Emirates

LucyLou19 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:58 am
Excellent experience flying with them to Lusaka
When did you go?
They were great until a couple of years ago, when they changed their policy to the much less kayak friendly one they have now.
by Poke
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2699
Views: 116914

Re: Infinity Wezzit

haha. I'm fairly sure I know this one :-) Still pretty niche! Does it start off as a dry riverbed with quite an impressive spring by any chance? Indeed Poke! Quite unusual! Would be fun to try to get on the normally dry upper upper after serious wet weather Looks like Bill beat me to it :-) Agree a...
by Poke
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2699
Views: 116914

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Myles wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:59 am
Looks a bit like the Pyrenees, but I'm guessing it's probably not?
Right continent, if I'm right...
by Poke
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2699
Views: 116914

Re: Infinity Wezzit

haha. I'm fairly sure I know this one :-)
Still pretty niche!

Does it start off as a dry riverbed with quite an impressive spring by any chance?
by Poke
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: French Alps levels

I got back from the Briancon area last weekend. Everything is now at normal levels for the time of year (perhaps some rivers are still more end of June, than mid July), but nothing is notably high). No inconvenient wood on the popular runs (except maybe some avoidable stuff on the Gyr), though usual...
by Poke
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1591

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

ion wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
I would like to paddle with Sam Ellis

ion wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
I want paddle ... on rivers I'm not gripped to death on, ... I don't want to be out of breath on a "no eddys" lap chasing someone less than half my age who might meet the legal definition of "Incapacitated"
haha!
by Poke
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1591

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

If i was to build a directory of the best people to paddle with (not your mates, unless they happen to be as described above) which you could search through to find the coach/paddler and experiences / rivers of your choosing as reconmended by the paddling community, and then rated by the experience...
by Poke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1591

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

Who is the most iconic current paddlers? If you could paddle with anyone on any river today (who is still actively paddling) who who you want to go with? They *is* two different questions ;-) The answer to the latter question, would definitely be some combo of mates / wife / family, depending on th...
by Poke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley or Nene Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Lee Valley or Nene Valley

Given the above info about the Nene vs the LV Legacy it sounds like the summary is:
- if you're rafting: Lea Valley Olympic Course
- if you're in duckys: Lea Valley Legacy Course
- If you're kayaking (and are just starting out): Nene
:-)
by Poke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling-useful webcams for Alpine Rivers
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Paddling-useful webcams for Alpine Rivers

cathalferris wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Briancon region:
L'Argentiere-la-Bessee slalom course http://82.127.30.208/view/viewer_index.shtml?id=764
THis looks like it has functionality to control the camera. Someone was certainly panning around on it when I was looking just now.
Any idea how you log into it?
by Poke
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

What’s more the national river flow archive will have many many more flow records than are available on any telemetry feed website ... Just had a further look. Unfortunately the NRFA appears to only have a single averaged flowrate per 24 hours - which is next to useless to see the daily cycle of hi...
by Poke
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

For instance, whilst rainfall is fairly random (though more in some months) I would be interested to see if snowmelt makes much of a difference to Cairngorm rivers like the Tilt or Feshie, in the same way that it quite predictably does to rivers in the Alps. To answer this question, yes, it can do....
by Poke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

Shoothill's gauge map may be an easier way of finding the same data: http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/
by Poke
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley or Nene Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Lee Valley or Nene Valley

Is it rafting or kayaking? There are two courses at Lea Valley. If you're rafting, I suspect they'll take you on the Olympic course (rather than the Legacy one). The Olympic course will be infinitely more fun in a raft than the Nene. If you're kayaking (or in duckys), I doubt you'll be on the Olympi...
by Poke
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bent My Boat!
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Bent My Boat!

...or pour some boiling water down it while standing it on end. Did you just suggest standing the boat on it's already bent tail, and pouring in water to make said tail even softer? :-D With regards to the questions: 1. No 2. Can if you want. Boiling water or leave out in hot sun may be the best ap...
by Poke
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?
Replies: 31
Views: 1949

Re: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?

Admiral tried to charge me a £20 admin fee, but waived it after some grumbling. They then asked if I'd got any other "mods" to the car... to which I jokingly replied, "well, I guess I have a dash cam"... "Yes Sir, I'll add that for you now. Anything else?" (Me, even more incredulously): "There's two...
by Poke
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?
Replies: 31
Views: 1949

Re: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?

Yeah, thanks here too.
Thought it was nonsense too, but Professor Google tells me I'm wrong.
Thats a job I need to do at lunchtime.
jamiemagee wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Well thanks for the heads up. Rang my insurance and yes it's a modification. Bizarre.
Did they charge you any extra for the update to your records?
by Poke
Fri May 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?
Replies: 31
Views: 1949

Re: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?

My old Thule ones were so well attached that when I came to try to remove them (as I was selling the car) I couldn't..
by Poke
Fri May 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 58
Views: 2587

Re: Do you need a backband?

TechnoEngineer wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 12:22 pm
No-one has yet suggested attaching velcro to the posterior of the drysuit and the seat :P
Perhaps a squirting a can of expanding foam through a small hole your deck once you've got it on?
by Poke
Fri May 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 58
Views: 2587

Re: Do you need a backband?

What an odd discussion. haha. I agree! i understand why you are saying that. But then you are coming from the position of using a backband in a boat that has the manufacturers seat in it, which you can slide off, and not a custom fitted boat with a deep recessed bucket seat that you can’t slide off...
by Poke
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 58
Views: 2587

Re: Do you need a backband?

Surely in any “dynamic*” environment, your backband is needed to support you. Say you’re cartwheeling a playboat - you might be able to get away without a backband holding you in, but if you clunk a rock with your stern you’ll be glad of one. Same for creeking, if you hit something backwards, or you...