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by Betty
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creeking shoes for ladies?
Replies: 22
Views: 2591

Re: Creeking shoes for ladies?

Bestard Canyon Boots, and Teva water Tennies come in ladies fit and sizes. I just use cheap I hiking boots. By the time you have got wooly winter socks and a dry suit inside them you need them wide fitting. I usually just end up getting unisex/men's boots and just get on with it.
by Betty
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling the River Eden (lakes)
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: Paddling the River Eden (lakes)

That access 'agreement' is a bit of a joke. Are all canoeists required to doff their caps or tug their forelocks if a land owner is spotted? As stated, there is access from a public car park at Lazonby and there is a footpath to the bridge at Armathwaite. There is no need to follow any of the other...
by Betty
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - LL Stinger, Dagger Green Boat or Prijon Tornado
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: Wanted - LL Stinger, Dagger Green Boat or Prijon Tornado

I have a lovely LL Stinger for sale, nowt wrong with it, only used a few times. I had knee surgery so can't use it any more. Richmond Yorks, £650
by Betty
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha i3 222 Outfitting
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Pyranha i3 222 Outfitting

Yes, but I took the thigh braces out and put them in my Everest, then sold the I3!
by Betty
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching next week
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Coaching next week

Look at your PM's! :-)
by Betty
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha i3 222 Outfitting
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Pyranha i3 222 Outfitting

These came with 'hooker' thigh braces, they are the part that is missing. They are something that people pay a lot for (considering they are just bits of plastic!) as they give really good connectivity. Chances are that someone fitted them to another boat. The down side of 'hooker' thigh braces is t...
by Betty
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Pyranha Race Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: New Pyranha Race Boat

Yup, same rubbish outfitting. LL Remix, Waka Tuna, Lettman Granate all the same kind of boat, all with better outfitting... and the Granate and the Tuna will be much cheaper too...
by Betty
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being paid to coach....
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: Being paid to coach....

You need to be AALA licenced if you are being paid to coach kids as a sole trader, business or charity. If you are coaching for a club, AALA is not involved. As you will need to declare your earnings from coaching and pay tax on them it really isn't worth it as a low level coach. People can usually ...
by Betty
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Having to do 2* canoe
Replies: 100
Views: 6950

Re: Having to do 2* canoe

Was trying to get scout permit, but now in trouble on 3 areas, canoe 2 star, which I've got a good chance on fixing with some hard work. Rolling which will be painful but still possible and the FSRT which is going to put a stop to that (couldn't empty a capsized kayak to save my life). So just look...
by Betty
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Having to do 2* canoe
Replies: 100
Views: 6950

Re: Having to do 2* canoe

and that's right - because look at what a L1 Coach teaches....... C L1 teaches a basic delivery model, Ideas, how to give feedback, how to use questioning, how to risk assess... amongst other things. You could apply this learning to teaching any activity from juggling to climbing. L1 is a good foun...
by Betty
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barny Weir
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Barny Weir

I know, but the poor dear fellow is from... down south... Nuff said.
by Betty
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barny Weir
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Barny Weir

The point sharing information. Over the last couple of years there has been extensive work done on the weir, in fact it has been entirely replaced! During this time the weir has ranged from being impassable... to certain death strainer hole... to inconsequential. As it is on a section of ww popular ...
by Betty
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha moan
Replies: 104
Views: 14139

Re: Pyranha moan

Yup, was pretty pissed off when all the foam bits fell off the mk3 Burn. The glue just isn't waterproof. Contacted Pyranha through their webbie and they never responded. This has reminded me to chase it up.
by Betty
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 2 Mentoring, who can do this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: Level 2 Mentoring, who can do this?

Did you not have someone observe and sign off your sessions?
by Betty
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old School Images
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Old School Images



I like the bit where they are scouting the river from the roof of the car :-)
by Betty
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: disabled paddler needs help rolling
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: disabled paddler needs help rolling

I am disabled, had an accident and my knees and ankles are wrecked. If you think about the correct action of a roll, no 'flicking' of the hips, or anything else is involved. The action is a driving rotation which pushes your seat bone down in to the seat to right the kayak. It is a 'spine stacking r...
by Betty
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper tees - Help
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Upper tees - Help

The upper Tees runs even when it is very low. It is only g4 in high water though. At other times it is g2 with a couple of g3 sections.
by Betty
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Marking your paddles
Replies: 21
Views: 2010

Re: Marking your paddles

If you paddle on brown coloured rivers, like the Tees, which is the colour of mahogany... you might want to use something like refelctive motorcycle rim tape so you can see your paddle if it gets dropped in the river. Then you can write on the tape with a permanent marker.
by Betty
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydeck grab loop snapped
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Spraydeck grab loop snapped

The same thing happened to my sons pyranha deck. Mercifully at a pool session.
by Betty
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Splits bag
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Splits bag

I simply gaffa tape the parts together, then cable tie them in to the boat and the air bags make them extra secure.
by Betty
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 8115

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

Been paddling the new Large Burn. The Mamba is numb and boring compared to it
by Betty
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The only thing that has changed in kayaking over 20 years
Replies: 19
Views: 2365

Re: The only thing that has changed in kayaking over 20 year

Everything is filmed by at least 6 GoPros
by Betty
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your First Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 2257

Re: Your First Drop

That's great Betty, it's not helping though is it, if I'd asked for the correct definition of "creek boating" then that would be a wonderful response. Remember though, nobody likes a smart a s s. I run grade 4 comfortably and have paddled a 5, none of which had a waterfall but a few drops no higher...
by Betty
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your First Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 2257

Re: Your First Drop

Hey all I've been kayaking a few years now and am a fairly competent creeker, however, I've never ran a waterfall or major drop.... Which I seriously want to do!! How did you manage to go 'creek' boating without doing a drop? Isn't 'creek boating' defined by its steep nature, characterised by drops...
by Betty
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New 3 Star
Replies: 52
Views: 3295

New 3 Star

The revised BCU 3 star syllabuses have gone live. For ww kayak this now means that candidates must be able to roll on BOTH sides on moving water. Do you think that rolling on both sides is a vital part of being an'intermediate' paddler? Ii know loads of 3 Star assessor who can't roll on both sides. ...
by Betty
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4897

Re: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all

My question is... apart from a party, are events like these out dated? You have kite festivals for kite enthusiasts, yet you can fly kites everywhere... You have car festivals for car enthusiasts, yet you can drive cars "everywhere"... You have gardening shows for gardening enthusiasts, even though...
by Betty
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4897

Re: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all

It is funny that paddlers pay to do the Tyne Tour... if you are not using the camping facilities etc, just going for the day.. seems a bit strange that you have to pay to paddle a river that we can just paddle at any other time. Just saying! I may be wrong but I think there is a guaranteed water re...
by Betty
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Pont Cyfyng, Third Drop Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Pont Cyfyng, Third Drop Photos

Now they have chopped a lot of the trees down it would be quite easy to take a decent photo of it in all its syphonic wonder... it looks most syphon like at low levels.
by Betty
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4897

Re: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all

It is funny that paddlers pay to do the Tyne Tour... if you are not using the camping facilities etc, just going for the day.. seems a bit strange that you have to pay to paddle a river that we can just paddle at any other time. Just saying!