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by purelandexpeditions.com
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help choosing the right kayak
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Help choosing the right kayak

Hey

I think what you want in this respect is not a competitive kayak (i.e slalom/freestyle/wwr etc) Perhaps look for a fusion or ethos.


Darren
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

I like this review
'If you are a dib dab paddler it will smash you...'

by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

Mamba is likely to be overtaken by the code - but hey this is a review -
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

is a good honest review - of the OG
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

If the size of the OG seems daunting you could look at a tuna or similar - as for size - wide = stability, big rocker profile = ease of boof, I could go on, but I don't need to as I am sure you have done your research.
by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

To answer the question I going from a topo/prozone to a mamba and OG will be a leap. In truth the OG is so much a better boat. You can float it without driving. You will not fall over the tail when its loaded - if its a good deal, just do it!!! Like I say I use a much older boat but the OG is an ama...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 17
Views: 793

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

As a paddler that still uses my topo on steep not deep rivers and have moved on to many different boats over the years. I used a diesel 80 in Chile and India lots, along with a mamba - I like them they are dated, but fine. I enjoy the the ACE of SPADES and I love the recon, again the latter a dated ...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn, Machno, 9R???
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Burn, Machno, 9R???

Dr Robin
I just went back to a design that is almost a decade old - why becuase it suits my style.

Nuff said!

DAZ
by purelandexpeditions.com
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: NERDS! Rapids whose line changes drastically with levels

Glen First gorge same same most levels, but you can push way way more left on the top hole when it is high. Run out of fairy changes with levels, that slalom moves and 'toilet bowl' section changes, higher you can boof a rock. Speeder biker at higher flows you can go centre. All this is relative, re...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best emergency splits for Whitewater
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Best emergency splits for Whitewater

Do one of two things, spend money on a good set (why would you not) or get a used werner etc and make your own! - Celtic good, Palm sufficient. Simple I cheap set will have faults and a day that could be ruined because of a lost or broken set will be no less ruined with a shitty set of 25quid paddle...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Kayak summer holiday ideas for 2 adults & a 12yo olease
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Kayak summer holiday ideas for 2 adults & a 12yo olease

We offer family centered river trips in India and Nepal if this is of interest. Kayak, Raft, culture and more feel free to email me - Darren Clarkson-King, info@purelandexpeditions.com.
by purelandexpeditions.com
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal- realistic itinerary?
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

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: 1439

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: 1169

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: 3054

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: 961

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: 3054

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: 1634

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: 2152

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: 1107

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: 5600

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: 1656

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: 1656

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: 5261

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: 623

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: 363

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: 363

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: 666

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: 363

Re: Wanted Eskimo topo

two on flea bay