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by eeonz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Deck for Everest
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Deck for Everest

Class 4, no major drops. Something that will stay on for day to day paddling, without a fight.
by eeonz
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Deck for Everest
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Deck for Everest

I'm using a Pyranha Angry deck on my Pyranha Everest, but it's a real fight to get on. I've tried leaving it on the boat for a few days and have had it for a while, but it hasn't loosened much. It's great once it's on, but I can just jump in and go as fast as I'd like to when photo-boating etc. It l...
by eeonz
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which boat for the soca?
Replies: 16
Views: 2116

Re: Which boat for the soca?

Thanks all. It looks like I'll try to get my hands on a z one if possible then. But of a long shot... But is there much of a second hand market out there?
by eeonz
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which boat for the soca?
Replies: 16
Views: 2116

Which boat for the soca?

So I've managed to get a job rafting on the soca this summer - which kayak would be most appropriate to take out there? I'm aware of the siphon canyon section, which probably warrants a big boat, but otherwise are there many features for freestyle? Is it more of a Loki/z one river? I'm hoping to be ...
by eeonz
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ottawa river advice
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Ottawa river advice

All going well, I should be guiding there this summer. Perhaps drop me a message closer to the time if you like?
by eeonz
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi and Nile Dams
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Zambezi and Nile Dams

Thanks all for the info. I'm going to try and get there in October then.
by eeonz
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi and Nile Dams
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Zambezi and Nile Dams

Does anyone know the time scale on these please? I've wanted to paddle them for a long time - any idea how long I have left for both please?

Thanks
by eeonz
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater raft WANTED!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Whitewater raft WANTED!!

f you're keen to source a raft, its probably a better idea to try and rent one over there, than to fly out with it. They can be 60kg upwards. Have a quick google search for local commercial rafting companies and see if anyone in the area would be keen to help you out. "Local" - I didn't see much tha...
by eeonz
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EXO kayaks
Replies: 16
Views: 4028

Re: EXO kayaks

Are they coming in through Ireland?

When I was working there in 2012, one of the guys was talking about becoming the importer for EXO. I'm not sure if anything came of it - I'll ask. But a couple of Irish friends are paddling XT300s.
by eeonz
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uganda Dec- Feb
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Uganda Dec- Feb

Whats the time scale on the dams? I was thinking of a Uganda/Zambezi trip next year, but probably more likely to be October, between summer and winter season work.
by eeonz
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Middle East Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Middle East Advice

http://iboutdoor.com/white-water-in-the-desert/ Its been over a year since I was there, so the kit may have changed. A fun course, that's worth going to, just to scratch the itch. Otherwise, plenty of sea kayaking in the gulf and a options for canyoning in dubai/oman. Surf kayaking in big in Israel ...
by eeonz
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water in Jordan
Replies: 9
Views: 1362

Re: White Water in Jordan

Worth a post on the 'Israel kayaking" FB page. They were a friendly bunch when I was there, most speak fluent English.
by eeonz
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Raft guiding in the French Alps
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Raft guiding in the French Alps

Thanks for the responses so far. I really am primarily concerned with France to be honest. Austria/Norway as a possibility, but I've wanted to move out to France for a few years now. Good to hear the IRF is getting more accepted. I was in Interlaken at the start of the year - a no go for me. Very co...
by eeonz
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Raft guiding in the French Alps
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Raft guiding in the French Alps

So I've finally decided that if I don't get my Canada visa for next year, I'm going to try and move out to the French Alps, possibly permanently. I'm looking for raft guiding work out there and wondered if anybody had any connections or recommendations please? I'm looking for somewhere to guide that...
by eeonz
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help Nepal
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Help Nepal

Good to see paddlers helping out too:

http://iboutdoor.com/nepal-earthquake/

Long term though, it is the work of the NGO's that will get the country back on its feet.
by eeonz
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pulleys
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Pulleys

Here's a techy one for you... Pulleys for rafting - what specs would you expect to need? I was using Petzl Fixes - working load 5kN, breaking strength 23kN but sold them on at the end of last season and bought Petzl Mobiles - working load 5kN, breaking strength 15kN. Now, I assumed that the Mobiles ...
by eeonz
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: European grade 3 (4) in mid-June
Replies: 10
Views: 2078

Re: European grade 3 (4) in mid-June

Plenty in Switzerland to get on with.

http://www.rivermap.ch/map.html#sprache ... 080&zoom=6

Can't comment on logistics though - except stock up on food in France before heading over the border.
by eeonz
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Doug Ammons Whitewater Philosophy
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Wanted: Doug Ammons Whitewater Philosophy

I'm looking for a copy of Doug Ammon's "Whitewater Philosophy" - would love to re-read it.

Does anyone have a copy that they would like to sell me please?
by eeonz
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: M5 Heads up "Midweek Boating first world issues"
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: M5 Heads up "Midweek Boating first world issues"

There was a lot of it about today! Pyranha announced that they would be changing to "Piranha"....

http://iboutdoor.com/april-fools-from-t ... -industry/
by eeonz
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Metal on Metal
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Metal on Metal

So I've spoken to a couple of people recently who have removed the metal ring from their chest harness. The logic being - in the climbing world at least - that you should never clip metal to metal. Is this an issue? Is it now being taught on courses? I only ask, as in my mind it's been designed for ...
by eeonz
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Last minute Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Last minute Insurance

Thanks for the input all. The short of it is, you can only really get instant cover whilst overseas if you are adding to a pre-existing policy. Dog Tag, world nomads etc. Most have a 2 day anti-fraud protection.

Luckily I was able to buy insurance in the resort.
by eeonz
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Iceland 1950s style
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Iceland 1950s style

http://iboutdoor.com/white-water-in-iceland/ People still seem to think that its one of those "out there" destinations. It's very, very doable - even in a long weekend mid-summer. I still look back on the 6 months that I lived there as some of my happiest times and enjoyed paddling there lots. The s...
by eeonz
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Last minute Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Last minute Insurance

Apologies, but having an issue with insurance at the minute. I'm in the Alps, decided to go skiing tomorrow and found last minute that I'm not covered. Two problems: companies that won't insure whilst already overseas and companies that need 2 days before making a claim. Can anybody recommend a comp...
by eeonz
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swim hand paddles as spares for river running
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Swim hand paddles as spares for river running

I'd be very keen to find out how they hold up - they look pretty good. Would be nice to know if you can get them off quick to pull a deck or grab a boat etc. That and whether those wrist straps will last.
by eeonz
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throw line recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Throw line recommendation

I was originally worried about the HF Weasel, with its flat, skinny line. After 2 z drags though, I'm really impressed with how it has held up. It unpinned a raft no worries, which genuinely surprised me... http://iboutdoor.com/gear-im-loving-hf-throwlines/ I find that my accuracy with the weasel is...
by eeonz
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: So much effort for so little water...
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: So much effort for so little water...

The monsoon has been flirting with us.. I've seen some incredible downpours lasting for days, but they go away again as quickly as they came. Not sure about Behana - people are talking about it, so I assumed that it still goes. As for the NJ, although it gets done, talk of a 6m crocodile at the get ...
by eeonz
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: So much effort for so little water...
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

So much effort for so little water...

A short write-up from a trip last week. I was told that the level should be good... but ended up going for a long swim/wade with a boat. At least the surroundings were nice...

http://iboutdoor.com/kayaking-in-the-rainforest/

Does anybody have a similar unfortunate story to share?
by eeonz
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cows tail - A waste of time and money?
Replies: 52
Views: 11080

Re: Cows tail - A waste of time and money?

I realise that this is a necro-post from 2008, but whatever, discussion is always good - right? Can I ask all these people who like to belay and live bait off their cows tail, how is it connected to the quick release belt? - Unthread QR chest harness belt - Remove the standard metal ring - Place the...
by eeonz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend me a rescue knife please
Replies: 17
Views: 2612

Re: Recommend me a rescue knife please

I wore the NRS pilot knife for a year of rafting - probably climbing back in a couple of times a day during games etc. No problems - the latch needs to be pushed from both sides at once to pull the knife out.