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by purelandexpeditions.com
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New paddles?
Replies: 8
Views: 805

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...
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Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 15
Views: 2001

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: 431

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: 2001

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...
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

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: 1621

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: 878

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: 3663

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: 1349

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: 1349

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: 4032

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: 489

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: 312

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: 312

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: 627

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: 338

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: 538

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: 944

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: 1752

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: 463

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: 905

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: 4159

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: 1482

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 ...
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7351

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: 7351

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: 722

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: 7351

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...
by purelandexpeditions.com
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thuli Bheri - Logistics
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: Thuli Bheri - Logistics

Yep flights to Juphal no issue, and its advisable to get permits now - you can email me info (at) purelandexpeditions.com

Most of the other beta is in the guidebook.

Fly from Ganj to Juphal, need to book in country
Bus follows the lower river in places, lots of bus traffic

Darren