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by Einstein
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shuttle buddies 20/12 sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Shuttle buddies 20/12 sunday

My friend Adam and I are going paddling in North Wales tomorrow, not sure what river yet, but looking for shuttle or paddling buddies. Anyone happy for us to join? We're competent grade 4 paddlers.
by Einstein
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddling on Dartmoor 14/07
Replies: 0
Views: 1361

Paddling on Dartmoor 14/07

Hi

I'm staying with my parents on Dartmoor at the moment and it looks like there might be water tomorrow, is anyone keen to do the Upper Dart or similar?
I'm a competent grade 4+ paddler and have paddled on Dartmoor quite a lot.
Thanks
Richard
by Einstein
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps River Levels
Replies: 23
Views: 4113

Re: French Alps River Levels

Everything is very low. Only ubaye and guil really paddlable, with gyr going in the late afternoon. Guisane is just about ok but very low. Durance gorge seems to work on some days if the dam releasesbur not for last few days. Probably worth looking at Austria instead if you want to do lots of boating.
by Einstein
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps River Levels
Replies: 23
Views: 4113

Re: French Alps River Levels

Any more up to date info on levels?
by Einstein
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Offering a lift to Briancon
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Offering a lift to Briancon

Gabriel Kempski and I are going to the French alps for 2 weeks kayaking from 20 June. We have a space in the car if anyone wants to join us. Looking at paddling the grade 4 classics and maybe some sections not in the guidebook. We've been a few times before and are both quite competent grade 4 paddl...
by Einstein
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Austrian or French alps 20june-5july
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Austrian or French alps 20june-5july

Thanks. I've emailed Southend canoe club but no reply yet. Think We'll be going to France unless levels really are so low that only guil and ubaye are runnable.
by Einstein
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Austrian or French alps 20june-5july
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Austrian or French alps 20june-5july

Is anyone going to the briancon or Inn/oetz areas these two weeks. Myself and some friends were going to be in briancon but given the low levels are now thinking of going to Austria, but as we have only one car and a bike we'd be influenced by whether there were other people to paddle with.
by Einstein
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: other rivers in briancon area
Replies: 18
Views: 2486

Re: other rivers in briancon area

Thanks guys, this is really helpful. Is the get on for upper gyronde section just below the dam on the gyr?
The guidebook section is fast class 4 can be quite pushy in higher water, the last rapid is probably 4+
by Einstein
Sun May 31, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: other rivers in briancon area
Replies: 18
Views: 2486

Re: other rivers in briancon area

Thanks.
We've done the veneon,it is very good.
Guess we'll just make it up as we go along then.
by Einstein
Sat May 30, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: other rivers in briancon area
Replies: 18
Views: 2486

other rivers in briancon area

Hi I'm going to the French alps this year and have paddled all of the classics in the regular guidebook and was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions? I've heard of an upper section Of the gyronde not long after the gyr get off. Any others? I do have the crazy French guidebook but struggling...
by Einstein
Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in Eastern Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Paddling in Eastern Canada

Thanks
Does anyone know where I could get a copy of this, it doesn't seem to be available on amazon at the moment
by Einstein
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in Eastern Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Paddling in Eastern Canada

I'm going to be going to Montreal from May to mid July and am hoping to combine the trip with quite a bit of boating.I've read the articles on the website about it, particularly the two by Mark Rainsley and was wondering if anyone has any notes on the rivers out there or advice on where to go, when ...
by Einstein
Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling with a stoma
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Paddling with a stoma

Thanks everyone for your input.

I've done a few flat water paddles, but not done any competitive polo or whitewater yet, hopefully I'll be back up to that soon.
by Einstein
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling with a stoma
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Paddling with a stoma

Hi I've recently had surgery to remove my large bowel and leave me with an ileostomy, I do a lot of whitewater kayaking and polo and was wondering if there is anyone around who paddles and has a stoma? I realise that this is a long shot but I was hoping to find out how it affected your paddling. I k...
by Einstein
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5 star Training with New Wave Coaching
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: 5 star Training with New Wave Coaching

We may have 2 people who want to do a course some time between 16 and 21st April if you can move the date.
by Einstein
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?
Replies: 40
Views: 4566

Re: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?

Colwyn seemed like a fairly long section of consistently challenging whitewater but might have been because I hadn't done it before and it was at quite a chunky level.
by Einstein
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU 5 star training wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: BCU 5 star training wanted

We'd be open to courses anywhere South of Scotland, not just Dartmoor.
by Einstein
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU 5 star training wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 353

BCU 5 star training wanted

Hi I was looking for someone to run a 5* training for myself and 3 others on the weekend of 5,6 April. If possible we'd like it to be on Dartmoor, but would consider other options if needed. We all have a reasonable history of paddling class 4 and 5 water, I'd be willing to send across my logbook to...
by Einstein
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - old style thule feet for roofrails
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Wanted - old style thule feet for roofrails

I'm looking to have roofbars of about 150cm, but the new design of thule feet means that you can only use the length of bar which thule chooses but no longer. I was wondering if anyone has the old feet which allowed you to put the bar in a bracket on the feet, allowing the bar to be any length. Than...
by Einstein
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15485

Re: Alps conditions

I'm coming out to l'argentiere tomorrow, how are the levels looking on the classics, are people running the guil at the mo?
by Einstein
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Effectiveness of CPR in drowning cases
Replies: 18
Views: 3054

Re: Effectiveness of CPR in drowning cases

That was really interesting and I'm surprised and glad the success rate was found to be high in those papers. To my understanding the difference between drowning and the majority of cases of CPR is that the victim is more likely to have initially had a respiratory arrest followed by a cardiac arrest...
by Einstein
Tue May 14, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peter Berry Taz John Keady Jay Smith Waterboy Jonathan Johns
Replies: 203
Views: 67321

Re: Peter Berry, Taz, John, Keady, Kernow, James / Jay Smith

Not meaning to offend anyone and knowing relatively little of the situation I would say it is really important to be careful if messaging or emailing any other people in this thread, especially if they have only recently joined the forum.
by Einstein
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zanskar- Jet Airways- do they love kayaks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Zanskar- Jet Airways- do they love kayaks?

We flew with them in August 2011, had no issues back then, but we did have to pay a bit extra. The bus between the terminals was not free and you can only get into the intenal departures lounge 2 hours before your flight, so if you have a long wait between planes it can be very annoying trying to lo...
by Einstein
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with the SW?
Replies: 144
Views: 16304

Re: What's wrong with the SW?

We paddled the Meavey on New Years Eve, 2 tree portages and 2 other trees which were easy to avoid. Lots of flat at the start, followed by a good section of bouncey 3+ with a few small holes, I think Nigel Markey made a vid if that's of any help. Some others from our group paddled the North Teign wh...
by Einstein
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spot trackers in India
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Spot trackers in India

We used one in Nepal in March and April and didnt have any problems with it.
by Einstein
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hidden Gem!
Replies: 19
Views: 1971

Re: Hidden Gem!

sounds like a good thing to do if you find yourself caught in a summer downpour whilst on the beach at newgale.
by Einstein
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet rooster
Replies: 16
Views: 1571

Re: Sweet rooster

Thanks very much for the advice, does anyone know how well they fit someone with a normal sized head, I currently have a rocker m/l?
by Einstein
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet rooster
Replies: 16
Views: 1571

Sweet rooster

Has ayone used one of these for skiing or kayaking, how do they compare to a rocker in terms of fit and comfort? Sounds like they're better in terms of strength and shock absorbance, can anyone back this up?
by Einstein
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New feature on the Zanskar
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: New feature on the Zanskar

We ran it last year a couple of days after Deb's group and it was ok at a medium level, pretty chunky wave though, there's some good shots of it on the video Nigel Markey made of the trip.
by Einstein
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost: orange immersion research cag at SND kayak shop
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Lost: orange immersion research cag at SND kayak shop

My girlfriend lost her orange IR cag when getting off the Durance at the kayak shop in St Clement, I know Bangor saw it there and left it, but was wondering if anyone else picked it up at all?