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by purelandexpeditions.com
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal- realistic itinerary?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Nepal- realistic itinerary?

Sure we can organise you bus tickets, cars, jeeps, private hire vehicles.
I personally will be in Boudha all season, unless I am on the river.

Darren
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal- realistic itinerary?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Nepal- realistic itinerary?

Your schedule seems really relaxed to be honest. Also do not rely on Turkish flying boats for fee, many a paddler has bribed to get them on the plane when leaving Nepal.

See you in Nepal

Darren
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New paddles?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: New paddles?

Werner 4 piece is a very good system, the push buttom is pretty much industry standard. As for Lendal and Mitchell both are good, not much between them. A lever varilock split system is excellent but does often mean you have one long end on the shaft making putting in a boat an issue, on a boat less...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

Topo, whilst I love mine, is indeed a nostalgia trip. Gamlan, Cresta, Llanberis etc - well any modern boat could do the same.

Dan as ever is on the money.

d
by purelandexpeditions.com
Mon May 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Best glue for re bonding a hull stiffener

no more nails, that should do the job.
by purelandexpeditions.com
Mon May 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

Llanberis Falls, lovely wee fall. Seen a fair few descents over the years. It is high, no doubt about it, but I expect since it is of limited freefall and mostly a slide that it falls short of 'highest' waterfall. I would expect the 'waterfall' to have freefall capacity. What do I know? D https://ww...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: First descent of Fairy Glen

Manby, Bailie etc to my knowledge.
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A question about the Soca Siphon Canyon, and who should do it.
Replies: 26
Views: 1664

Re: A question about the Soca Siphon Canyon, and who should do it.

Always, always, be responsible as a leader. Always understand your own limits as part of the group. Always know your choices and decisions matter to the whole group.
by purelandexpeditions.com
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riot Magnum - Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Riot Magnum - Opinions?

Even now these are a popular boat for clients and guides on our Bhutan expeditions. - Lighter than a mamba etc. If you like rounder hull designs this is a good boat - dated but good. We still have a few in our Nepa. fleet that take plenty of abuse.

Darren
by purelandexpeditions.com
Tue May 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you need a backband?
Replies: 58
Views: 3779

Re: Do you need a backband?

In most of my WW boat I take out the ratchet style and have an oldschool cool - standard back band. Means I am not as tight bt can exit quickly for scouts etc.

D
by purelandexpeditions.com
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Youth expedition
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Youth expedition

Best piece of advice ever - a good cook book!

Wish I was younger -this is a lovely trip idea.

D
by purelandexpeditions.com
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Youth expedition
Replies: 10
Views: 1369

Re: Youth expedition

Lovely Dave - I remember hearing about the Canyon trip years ago - some excellent paddlers came out of that.

It will be life-changing.

D
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4119

Re: Paddling into your thirties

Disclaimer* I paddle for a living I have been paddling since my early teenage years, 42 now - so about 30 years in a boat. I still look up to my paddle icons, who are now 10,20,30 years my senior. As I get older I feel I do not get bolder. I feel more settled in my paddling. I can still paddle the s...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bio/Autobiographical Publications
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Bio/Autobiographical Publications

MANY RIVERS TO RUN, If Dave still has copies.

Had mine for years, inspired - still does.
by purelandexpeditions.com
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: quirky-cute -fun, Scud
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: quirky-cute -fun, Scud

Leeds or Wales at the moment.
by purelandexpeditions.com
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: quirky-cute -fun, Scud
Replies: 2
Views: 316

quirky-cute -fun, Scud

It is with regret that I am selling my Scud- it is a fun, quirky boat - great on ditches, so ideal on those rivers of the UK.

This is orange - little use.

275 ono - pics on request.

D
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thunder Dragon - film
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Thunder Dragon - film

Finally the film Gerry started a few years ago is out - you can download it for a few $,which in my book is money well spent. - A joy to watch, and not a brown claw once! http://thunderdragonfund.org/the-tenth-step-film/
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Eskimo topo
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Wanted Eskimo topo

two on flea bay
by purelandexpeditions.com
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Prijon Curve - Experiences?
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Prijon Curve - Experiences?

We have a few curve in our Indian hire fleet - I personally enjoy the boat, its zippy, fast, surfs well. Think remix. - For big water it is a dream.

Others who have tried it have called it un-inspirational.

Daz
by purelandexpeditions.com
Mon May 22, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drybags
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Drybags

Another vote for the watershed - I used HF for many years (still do on day trips). I was really reluctant to move to watershed, but now will not go back.

D
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying kayaks to Nepal
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: Flying kayaks to Nepal

Thomas at dialaflight is a paddler, booking with him is a blessing - I use Jet, AI, Biman, Turkish all good over the last few years.

D
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BHUTAN
Replies: 0
Views: 465

BHUTAN

Come join us and explore the 'Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan' . We are please to offer our premier Thunder Dragon tour to kayakers and rafters - Nov 4th 2017 - Cost £1925 THUNDER DRAGON JOURNEY, BHUTAN Our 7 day schedule provides an amazing cost effective river tour of Bhutan. This is not a pure adrenalin...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To spud or not to spud
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: To spud or not to spud

The topo was a classic in its day - designs have moved on greatly (but the topo still has a cult following). People love em or hate them. Modern boats will offer a better learning platform especially in mixed environments. The topo was designed for steep rivers and waterfalls a more general purpose ...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older
Replies: 33
Views: 4202

Re: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older

Then you've got the likes of Daz Clarkson doing multi day's in a Loki in places like Nepal. . I really enjoyed the Loki for multidays in Nepal...I once used an S6! My Perception whiplash from the mid 90s is now in Ladakh, I still love it on multidays - until last year it was the boat I had the most...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Question from new member
Replies: 14
Views: 1487

Re: Question from new member

As a provider that runs kayak trips - we offer a 6 week zero to hero package class 2 to class 4. We find this intense, on the river daily. In real terms class 5 is not going to be an easy task with only a few hours in a boat, not only will skills be at a low level but safety and rescue methods will ...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7405

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

Xile is a Savauge boat from over 15+ years old, - I'm quite sure. It never really sold in the UK, went quite and then Tek seemed to have bought the design. I know the excess is a Manic/sauvage I can certainly see the resenblance between the Mania/Beast and the Xcess. However I'm fairly sure the xil...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7405

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

Has a bad boat been designed in the last decade? Sure the Ammo/Scud/Nano were niche, and many people disliked them - buy they had a place and a following - steep low volume - tick. The pure is a little quirky but Jim Snyder uses one so it cannot be that bad? So any real bad boat? AND by bad I say u...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What't your pre-breakfast paddle?
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: What't your pre-breakfast paddle?

When we lived in Wales, pre breakfast dawn raids on the Glen in season. Or a quick lap of the Glaslyn.
Now depending on season it could be a quick short Ganga lap.

I often think living next to the Dee would offer up daily pre breakfast runs, but then again...

D
by purelandexpeditions.com
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7405

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

Has a bad boat been designed in the last decade? Sure the Ammo/Scud/Nano were niche, and many people disliked them - buy they had a place and a following - steep low volume - tick. The pure is a little quirky but Jim Snyder uses one so it cannot be that bad? So any real bad boat? AND by bad I say un...