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by phil_grice
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: West Yorkshire boating
Replies: 4
Views: 2582

Re: West Yorkshire boating

I'd love to but unfortunately I have other commitments this weekend. Haven't actually been to Sowerby Bridge paddling yet. Have fun!
by phil_grice
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: West Yorkshire boating
Replies: 4
Views: 2582

Re: West Yorkshire boating

Not sure if much will be up at the moment. Hebden Water is a good grade 3 run with a guide on here, but doubt it will be up.

There's a short white water course in Sowerby Bridge which runs at most levels I think.
by phil_grice
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

The S5700 is a great little camera for the price. Gives you a fair bit of creative control without needing to know much about cameras. It also has loads of presets for landscape/night/sports/snow/beach/portrait etc etc.

And it's still pretty small and light compared to a DSLR.
by phil_grice
Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB equivalents?
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Climbing - www.ukclimbing.com

Hiking - www.walkingbritain.co.uk

Never used the walkingbritain forum but the site is a great resource for routes etc.

UK Climbing has a pretty good crowd too, don't use it very often though.
by phil_grice
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Ugandian disaster courtesy of Opodo/Flybe
Replies: 25
Views: 4563

Gutted for you! As long as you've got it in writing from them that they can transport your kayaks I'd have thought you'd be ok unless they can prove that they later informed you otherwise. Just because Flybe were only informed electronically why does this mean they are not required to let Opodo know...
by phil_grice
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wyedean (SymondsYat) Access Charges
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

If you're launching from their land and parking there etc then you should, in my opinion, be prepared to pay if they ask that you do. The folks at JJs seemed to think that even if you were just passing through the site you should stop, get out of your boat to pay them, then get back on and continue ...
by phil_grice
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A message to paddlers from the WCA Board
Replies: 157
Views: 24884

Well done to all those who have had the balls to make this decision.
Agreed! I didn't renew my BCU membership this year because I don't feel they're representative of recreational paddlers. I'll now be spending that money on a WCA Supporter's membership. It's great to see such forward thinking.
by phil_grice
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A message to paddlers from the WCA Board
Replies: 157
Views: 24884

Great news! The WCA acknowledges that the provision of genuine facilities that enable canoeists to take to the water such as car parks and changing rooms are something that paddlers would pay for Does this mean that there will be a charge for parking etc? I couldn't see anything in the statemant rel...
by phil_grice
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Msg for Garth
Replies: 72
Views: 7847

My last posting here was actually on 2nd June I was refering to my personal perception that you've gone from providing some constructive dialogue to being primarily concerned with being provocative in your more recent posts. Anyway, I preempted all that in this thread with some not so constructive ...
by phil_grice
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Msg for Garth
Replies: 72
Views: 7847

I'd bet that taking the time out to write pages upon pages of crap on a whitewater kayaking site causes less time on the water than fishermen do to you!
Not really, I'm wasting time on here that I should be spending doing work, so that makes it ok!
by phil_grice
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Msg for Garth
Replies: 72
Views: 7847

I'd bet that taking the time out to put this petty minded crap together caused more disturbance to your fishing time than any boaters ever do. Garth, I had respect for you for coming on this forum and voicing your views but your recent posts have lead me to the conclusion that you are in fact a comp...
by phil_grice
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoes and Kayaks for that matter
Replies: 24
Views: 1889

Because all the pretty stickers with cool boat names on are on the top of the boat?
by phil_grice
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Bump!
by phil_grice
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Sold

Green and Blue Inazone 242 for sale, very good condition. Kit includes basic helmet, buoyancy aid, kag top, paddle, wet boots (size 10) and a Yak neoprene spray deck (hardly used, worth £55 new). Listing on behalf of a mate, he's looking for offers around £350 mark. Contact kevin.davidson[at]parker-...
by phil_grice
Wed May 21, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Project 62 vid - good lordy!
Replies: 26
Views: 3328

He can also do a front loop, back loop combo move.
Something like this?

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Pretty impressive stuff!
by phil_grice
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW Books and DVD recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Kayak by William Nealy is a good read, and it's quite widely available:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kayak-Frontier- ... 953&sr=1-9

This is the new version, which I haven't read. The previous edition was good though.
by phil_grice
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Irwell Levels
Replies: 2
Views: 781

It's been raining in Manchester with more due so the Burrs will certainly be up above the base level and worth a bash. Not so sure about further up stream. It rises and falls quickly so a good down pour over night should get it up enough for a run down from Nuttall/Rammy. Hopefully someone more loca...
by phil_grice
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Erbistock wave
Replies: 20
Views: 4336

Try http://www.whitewateractive.co.uk/Speci ... id135.html

That relates the gauge at JJs to the automated river level line.
by phil_grice
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Erbistock wave
Replies: 20
Views: 4336

I've been wondering whether this would be any good for a while but have never seen it at a good level. Will definately have to check it out now!
by phil_grice
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Incident on River Irwell
Replies: 21
Views: 3650

He was reported elsewhere as being a canoeist but that's definately an inflateable in the picture. There was also some video footage of this on the local news, no sign of any canoes in that either. Apparently there were others with him who managed to get to shore. I certainly wouldn't have fancied b...
by phil_grice
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CNN rescue video of kayakers pinned under bridge
Replies: 49
Views: 6887

I'm not sure if its carried by US Fire Depts by default, it may require the kit to be brought to the scene explicitly. A lot of local fire departments in the US are manned by volunteers who have pretty much bugger all kit, relying on hand-downs from the state run departments. These are much more sp...
by phil_grice
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak River Vest or Guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

I wear a River Guide vest and think it's great. I don't find it restrictive at all even withn the front pockets full of crap. I wear it for playboating too and it doesn't seem to hinder me. Also has a harness. Haven't got any experience of the Astral vests to compare but they do look a bit more ergo...
by phil_grice
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: no longer WANTED robson supersonic or pyrana attack
Replies: 1
Views: 442

My mate is selling a Robson Supersonic. If you PM me your email address I'll send you some photos. He's looking for around £180 but is open to offers. It's in Manchester at the moment so unless your going to be over this way any time we'd have to sort a courier.
by phil_grice
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Latex
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Wont the boots be "too big" to fit into your kayak?
I've only got small feet, the boots are size 6, so I shouldn't have any problems. They are quite heavy though so I'm not sure how that'll work out.

The boots are about shot so if the rest of it works out ok I'll be looking for a lighter solution.
by phil_grice
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Latex
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Cheers for the replies folks!

It's a membrane suit so it's more flexible than the neoprene ones. Though as you said it might not offer me enough freedom of movement, hence wanting to do a cheap fix on it rather than sending it to be done professionally then not using it.
by phil_grice
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Latex
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Latex

Anyone know where I can get hold of some latex patches?

I want to use my old SCUBA dry suit for boating so I'm going to take off the valves and patch over the holes. At the moment I'm struggling to find anything to patch them with.

Ta!
by phil_grice
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Disabled Paddling Advice (North West)
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

As for North West Rivers the Farndon-Eccleston-Chester section of the lower Dee might be worth a look. It's been a very long time since I did this and I'm not to sure what the get on is like but getting access at Chester is very good. It is mostly grade 1 but it's not a bad cruise. http://www.ukrive...
by phil_grice
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Robson Supersonic Small Person's Playboat
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

I'm sure something could be negotiated. I imagine a courier would be around the £30 mark. If you PM me your email I'll send you some pics. Then if you're interested just make an offer.
by phil_grice
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Robson Supersonic Small Person's Playboat
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Come on, make an offer...