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by Gazza
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Silver lining
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Silver lining

You're everywhere and nowhere, baby !
by Gazza
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another East Lyn Pin
Replies: 207
Views: 16877

Re: Another East Lyn Pin

I've never paddled the E Lyn alas; the one occasion I had the chance I'd not paddled for a year or two and didn't feel up to it. Pity, but however I can't comment on this particular rapid. However, the on the subject of altering rivers it got me thinking of a few other obvious examples.... What abou...
by Gazza
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our sport in maths...
Replies: 40
Views: 2684

Re: Our sport in maths...

The liklihood of buying the new boat you are looking at is directly proportional to the number of times you kick it and pat it as you pace around it mulling it over.
by Gazza
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our sport in maths...
Replies: 40
Views: 2684

Re: Our sport in maths...

And I clearly can't spell Phenomenon. However just the mere thought of the word means I'm now stuck with this in my head all afternoon, so feel you should too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=e ... 5Mc55P1i9g
by Gazza
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our sport in maths...
Replies: 40
Views: 2684

Re: Our sport in maths...

The number of Boats (B) waiting in the eddy at Hurley = ( Q * ( T / 8 ) )^2

Where T = Temperature above 0 deg C

And Q = Quality of wave

Where Q = 3 – SQRT ( ( 3 – G )^2 )

Where G = number of Gates open.
by Gazza
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our sport in maths...
Replies: 40
Views: 2684

Re: Our sport in maths...

F = ( G * m1 * m2 ) / r^2 I suppose the classic calculation of force between two objects must apply, where : G = Gravitational Constant m1 = mass of paddler (incl boat and kit) m2 = mass of water in the churning evil hole of death that you’re desperately trying to skirt round r = distance between yo...
by Gazza
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our sport in maths...
Replies: 40
Views: 2684

Re: Our sport in maths...

...................................... Change in Paddlers Marginal Propensity to Paddle = ------------------------ ....................................... Change in rainfall ie. the ratio of changes in paddler numbers caused by a change in the rainfall. Thus MPP can mathematically expressed as the d...
by Gazza
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out
Replies: 40
Views: 5279

Re: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out

Shut it Morsey, it's a perfectly good term ;-p Anyway cross or crossing indicates where you want to go. Ferry gliding is a technique to get you there. So there is a difference. :-p Oh and ferry glide suggests you want to be across the river at the exact same horizontal lateral to where you are now. ...
by Gazza
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rolling - transitioning from flatwater to rapids
Replies: 29
Views: 1423

Re: Rolling - transitioning from flatwater to rapids

Appologies if someone has already suggested, I haven't had time to read all replies, but if your pool sessions are normally just in your shorts/speedo's/mankini/other swimming garment of choice, then practice your rolling in the pool with your bouyancy aid on too. When I was learning I used to be a ...
by Gazza
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kit Reunited!
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Kit Reunited!

I went on holiday with my wife to SA some years ago, part of which we overnighted with an old drinking & paddling friend of mine. After a late night of drinking we were supposed to be up at 00 crack to sneak in a cheeky paddle. After the carnage of the night before he couldn’t rouse me and I woke la...
by Gazza
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV or Mighty T?
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: LV or Mighty T?

As of today Lee valley assessments are booked out for this weekend but are available for subsequent weekends. http://ebookings.leevalleypark.org.uk/lfbook.asp?wci=SelectDateTime&SELCENTRE=WW&SELACTIVITY=KCA When I booked to take mine it was a similar story. So on a sample size of 2, that suggests yo...
by Gazza
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llanberis Falls Ghosts.................
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Llanberis Falls Ghosts.................

Actually no I see it now, I do. The white zoomed picture of the lower falls (pic 2) looks like that famous elderly Spanish fresco restoration lady has had a crack at a picture of Worzel Gummidge (or Morsey, I can't honestly work out which) ;-)
by Gazza
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llanberis Falls Ghosts.................
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Llanberis Falls Ghosts.................

1zak1 wrote:what can you see????????????????
A lot image noise, the result of too high an ISO setting. ;-)
by Gazza
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Q. re Lee Valley
Replies: 77
Views: 8063

Re: Q. re Lee Valley

Well what a cracking day at Lee Valley today - superb facility. Nice to meet you Gary, and thanks again for all the info. Our assesment took abut an hour and 25 minutes. We had Deb Piniger assessing us, which took me a little by surprise, along with another assessor whose name I now forget (I think ...
by Gazza
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Q. re Lee Valley
Replies: 77
Views: 8063

Re: Q. re Lee Valley

Haha Morsey. I'll be sure to bust a few moves to please the lenses ;-) Are you coming up ???? Alas though the the Pink protect is consigned to helmet heaven. Despite some cable ties securing the chin straps firmly in place for the last 5 years, the inner lining/padding has also dropped out. I'd have...
by Gazza
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Q. re Lee Valley
Replies: 77
Views: 8063

Re: Q. re Lee Valley

Nice little report Wadhamite. When I was mooching around video clips I came across this vid, which is mostly stills with a text commentary, but shows you the entire assessment from flat water, to legacy to olympic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08OI5fqlbyI Might be of interest to anyone else booki...
by Gazza
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Q. re Lee Valley
Replies: 77
Views: 8063

Re: Q. re Lee Valley

Cheers - thanks Gary. I see it on google maps now.


I'm paddling at 10am. I'll be in a yellow Riot Booster with orange Werners - unless I have a moment of madness and take the Enigma for the assessment instead - ok maybe not ;-).
by Gazza
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Q. re Lee Valley
Replies: 77
Views: 8063

Re: Q. re Lee Valley

Cheers both, and thanks for all that info Gary. Having looked at the sat image on google maps and your info re. fenced off areas in I'm a bit more chilled. Plenty of space for them to go off for a walk in the surrounding grounds. Is that orchard you refer to walking distance from the centre, our eld...
by Gazza
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Q. re Lee Valley
Replies: 77
Views: 8063

Q. re Lee Valley

Got my Lee Valley Assessment this Saturday morning. Looking forward to it, other than being slightly nervous of making a paddling buffoon of myself by getting mullered or generally showing how out of practice my paddling prowess is, but I'm sure it'll be alright on the night ;-) Anyway my wife and k...
by Gazza
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Trust, Access & Employment Law
Replies: 25
Views: 1521

Re: National Trust, Access & Employment Law

Sorry you'll have to excuse my ignorance, but who is Richard Atkinson ?
by Gazza
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Trust, Access & Employment Law
Replies: 25
Views: 1521

Re: National Trust, Access & Employment Law

Incidentally it doesn't seem mention which "canoeists" they agreed this with. "Remember the gorge is closed to canoeists and kayakers between March 20th and October 17th (inclusive)." I'm rather already considering not renewing my membership next year if this is the type of BS the National Trust are...
by Gazza
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Trust, Access & Employment Law
Replies: 25
Views: 1521

Re: National Trust, Access & Employment Law

I'm very interested to hear of any examples of rivers where the NT believe they have jurisdiction over navigation. The NT have seemingly agreed their own access agreement for the Glaslyn. http://www.snowdonia-active.com/upload/documents/Glaslyn_Arrangement_leaflet.pdf According to the leaflet "This...
by Gazza
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chertsey ramblings - 4 tons a second nasal flush out?
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Chertsey ramblings - 4 tons a second nasal flush out?

A pleasant summer evening at Chertsey last night, but it was a bit weird, lots of water spilling over the side gates to the surfers left of the fish chute and it was pushing an amount of flow straight into the side of the looping pool making it do weird things. Anyway for whatever ever reason I just...
by Gazza
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sign at Dart Loop get on.
Replies: 33
Views: 4734

Re: Sign at Dart Loop get on.

On a serious note though, whilst amusing to come up with alternatives, I don't agree with sticking up signs - it would be counter productive and why lower ourselves to the same level - and the leaflets on windscreens are in my opinion tantamount to littering. Besides which if that original sign has ...
by Gazza
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sign at Dart Loop get on.
Replies: 33
Views: 4734

Re: Sign at Dart Loop get on.

Here we go :-D

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by Gazza
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Over reaction to Clapham Beck video
Replies: 42
Views: 4188

Re: Over reaction to Clapham Beck video

Here's a couple of links to a couple of council pages : http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/info/613/rights_of_way-information_and_advice/108/obstructions_on_rights_of_way/1 http://www.somerset.gov.uk/irj/go/km/docs/CouncilDocuments/SCC/Documents/Environment/Rights%20of%20way/CommonIssuesOnPublicRightsOfWay...
by Gazza
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6425

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

Great to see so many stories of getting the little ones splashing about. Inspiring me to give it a go. Love the look of the Fun 1, not sure I could justify over £500 notes for a kids boat though. I think in conclusion I might consider a second hand fun 1 (if i see one) or dynamo, and start taking hi...
by Gazza
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Over reaction to Clapham Beck video
Replies: 42
Views: 4188

Re: Over reaction to Clapham Beck video

There is the law. Being on a footpath or open access land would not give you the legal right to simply saw away at trees blocking the way. Actually it would. In the case of public rights of way, ie, footpaths, if an obstruction eg. (othergrowth, fallen tree, a man made obstruction or otherwise) is ...
by Gazza
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6425

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

(she flogged the Dynamo, pocketed the money, and then nicked her Mum's RPM) Haha, so she's learning good commercial practice as well as paddling skills :-) I must admit I hadn't thought about the repeat kit cost - it's bad enough buying ski wear for them each year, though so far I've managed to mak...
by Gazza
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6425

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

Thanks for the various thoughts, and that link to the CKUK article, useful read. Niall - good effort on the Maxi Cosi in the Canoe. I can imagine my wife asking if Canadian canoes come with Isofix these days :-) I guess leaving it it till they are interested is the main thing, but he's been asking w...