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by ollieboat
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER KENT (Sprint Confluence to Force Falls)
Replies: 30
Views: 13656

Re: RIVER KENT (Sprint Confluence to Force Falls)

Ran today: plenty of tree hazards after the flood. One under Prizet Bridge and a branch hanging into S-bends - both avoidable. A sweeper hanging into gunbarrel which we portaged at high flows - inspect and decide for yourself. A bunch of debris has also collected above the weir just before force fal...
by ollieboat
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Actual video of actual kayaking
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Actual video of actual kayaking

Great! Some sketchy tree action too..
by ollieboat
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video observation
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Video observation

R3V wrote: Can soemeone explain why north American kayakers are so keen on a local UK Northeastern beverage its more widespread darker cousin...
Haha, love it!

As for UK videos, I think it's hard to take yourself too seriously when you're effectively paddling a ditch :)
by ollieboat
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you're an outdoors enthusiast when...
Replies: 114
Views: 6842

Re: You know you're an outdoors enthusiast when...

...you regularly put four people and all their kit in a two door hatchback, then add more than the maximum of stuff to the roofrack and drive around on the steepest roads in the UK (and then complain about you car dying) ...you vary the number of sugars in your tea depending on how hard your day was...
by ollieboat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Arrggghh BCU Access Doffing Caps Again
Replies: 27
Views: 5424

Re: Arrggghh BCU Access Doffing Caps Again

peakfreak wrote:
07garnettn wrote:I've read through all the previous posts and have found nothing to help me. could you tell me exactly when you can paddle this river? thanks.
IMHO, with all due consideration to the environment and other river users. Whenever you want to, levels permitting.
+1
by ollieboat
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Arrggghh BCU Access Doffing Caps Again
Replies: 27
Views: 5424

Re: Arrggghh BCU Access Doffing Caps Again

Access is across private land, not certain whose but I would hazard a guess that it's the fishing club's. AFIK the land above the weir belongs to the MOD and various military groups use it to canoe here (based at the centre Dave mentioned). Apparently they didn't didn't give two hoots about kayaker...
by ollieboat
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Kayaking is not a crime campaign..
Replies: 71
Views: 5909

Re: The Kayaking is not a crime campaign..

Yup, esp. a t-shirt..
by ollieboat
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ferry to Norway may start running again.....
Replies: 22
Views: 4551

Re: Ferry to Norway may start running again.....

What's the best/quickest way to get there at the moment? (Already drooling/planning for summer!)
by ollieboat
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What do you consider as kayaking music?
Replies: 28
Views: 1605

Re: What do you consider as kayaking music?

Any sort of music that gets you in the right frame of mind - fast, slow, any genre, it doesn't really matter, so long as it's upbeat. I have big memories of getting a lift to do the Doe and the driver played a whole album of Jack Johnson. At the time I wasn't really in to him, but I was nervous abou...
by ollieboat
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DOUBLE PIN
Replies: 20
Views: 1618

Re: DOUBLE PIN

What do people think to lowering a throwbag, maybe even a paddle in front of his face from the left bank? Also it raises a question I've never needed to consider: should kids be treated differently to adults in a rescue scenario? Presumably we're all a bit more inclined to risk ourselves for a kid t...
by ollieboat
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof Bars for Citroen C5
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Roof Bars for Citroen C5

Possibly a bit late, but these guys might be able to help.. based in Sedbergh and come highly recommended.
by ollieboat
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety Tips - Warning! May induce severe envy!
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Safety Tips - Warning! May induce severe envy!

richard2 wrote:Fantastic video - it's not often I watch one from end to end! It was all looking rather good for the first half, then started to look a tad tricky...!
The amount of perfect grade IV slides and drops.. you'd consider a walk in and a walk out just to do those..
by ollieboat
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video: Upper Dart from Gene 17 - now you never need do it
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Video: Upper Dart from Gene 17 - now you never need do i

That's a relief :-) Looks fun though..
Listened to this over the top, but couldn't quite find a song to fill the full 18 minutes!
by ollieboat
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video - Max Koch gets spanked in a hole
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Video - Max Koch gets spanked in a hole

After seeing others run the big one the final line in the video is sweet! It was definitely the pause after landing his boof. If he had landed with a nice few power strokes he would have been laughing! Agreed, at 30 seconds the paddler puts a stroke in as soon as he lands, which tips the scales just...
by ollieboat
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Here comes the rain...
Replies: 34
Views: 3303

Re: Here comes the rain...

callum s wrote: Im sure plenty of people have been having some excellent runs/epics this weekend...
My first run of the Orchy in five years and we found it at 4ft (it was huge!) We wondered whether or not to get on. In the end we got off shortly after Easan Dubha with grins a mile wide!
by ollieboat
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Central India - Any paddling near Bengalaru?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Central India - Any paddling near Bengalaru?

I went out for 3 months, but at the wrong time. As far as I could gather the good rivers in karnataka run mostly in monsoon season (June to early September), when there is decent grade IV to be had! But have a look at this post, with useful links: http://www.indiamike.com/india/karnataka-f38/white-w...
by ollieboat
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Hindburn
Replies: 7
Views: 6429

Re: RIVER HINDBURN

Ran this on Monday with a few padlers from Lancaster uni. Still lots of tree hazards, but most can be seen coming up - the big tree after the main drop (mentioned in the link above) is now gone. There is a major tree hazard not long after putting on - after passing under the first wooden foot bridge...