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by harrywatson
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4631

Re: Personal Locator Beacons Advice

I too use a spot, which has been good. Perfect for communicating with friends/family saying that you're ok. It does however have it's limitations see here for example - http://www.canoekayak.com/adventure-2/missing-in-tajikistan/#2X6EHUuoXpSEeI9Z.97 I will at some point upgrade to the in-reach, the ...
by harrywatson
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: oooof beatdown
Replies: 25
Views: 3439

Re: oooof beatdown

Wyatt Hyndman March 7 · Edited · Open letter to the entire padding community (haters, supporters, and the lucky few who have managed to stay neutral through all of this), Now that a few days have passed the online chatter seems to have calmed down to the point where I no longer feel like a fugitive ...
by harrywatson
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Famous Names In Kayaking
Replies: 45
Views: 3992

Re: Famous Names In Kayaking

by Ryan P on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:54 pm

Hey Callum, the name I was looking for was Brad Ludden.
Is he the guy that did first decents? Thats really inspiring stuff!
by harrywatson
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Progression.
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: Progression.

Great job, well done, although no suprises you lost your paddles throwing them awa like that!
by harrywatson
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets for big heads
Replies: 32
Views: 1841

Re: Helmets for big heads

I purcahsed this helmet before my sweet rocker, http://www.whitewaterthecanoecentre.co.uk/shop/product.php?productid=44&cat=6&page=1 I needed alot of padding in that and I currently use a large rocker with no padding in, Its Probably not as good a sweet rocker, but has much less flex than a protec, ...
by harrywatson
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Quite a hard wezzit
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Quite a hard wezzit

North wales?
by harrywatson
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Outdoor photography links
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Outdoor photography links

Nice guide, I need to work on persuading my dad to let me use my slr paddaling, Do you bother take a small hand towel in your watershed bag? Is watershed better than Pelicase and do any of them have warranty, I had some very bad experiences with aquacase, ruining my £250 + phone which was clearly a ...
by harrywatson
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Wagons
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: Paddle Wagons

Interseting Idea, But personally I dont think it would be worth it, Most people have cars for kayaking, which they can use for lots of other things, And the few people that do own vans etc, use them for work and other things other than boating, If you were to convert them, They would be hard to rese...
by harrywatson
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Famous Names In Kayaking
Replies: 45
Views: 3992

Re: Famous Names In Kayaking

Watch this..

I like the term Big river conisuer.

Are you a kayaker? no, I am a big river conisuer!
by harrywatson
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Runners
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: River Runners

Dont get your mind set on one boat before you have tryed them all, the thing is to demo every boat you can find! People reccomenations are from what works for them, that may not allways be the best for you. Check out this list, http://www.canoekayak.co.uk/categories/articleitem.asp?cate=9&topic=27&i...
by harrywatson
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: RIOT Thunder And Magnum Are They Any Good?
Replies: 13
Views: 1543

Re: RIOT Thunder And Magnum Are They Any Good?

Sorry, What I said came out wrong, I think for the best of the best creekboats stick with a Nomad/ Jefe, but thats opinion, try them all out and see diffrent people opinions.
by harrywatson
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: RIOT Thunder And Magnum Are They Any Good?
Replies: 13
Views: 1543

Re: RIOT Thunder And Magnum Are They Any Good?

Our club have one, I like it performs well as a creekr, easy to chnage around seats, I like that in riot boats, although I would say if you want a full on creeker, get a Nomad/ Jefe/ Big dog Dropzone. The magnum is on the cheaper end of the crekboats, although performs well still. Check this out. ht...
by harrywatson
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: CRIKEY, WHAT A BEAST!
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: CRIKEY, WHAT A BEAST!

Air conditioning??!
by harrywatson
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Famous Names In Kayaking
Replies: 45
Views: 3992

Re: Famous Names In Kayaking

And the most inspiration paddler doesnt have to be some famous dude who runs huge grade 5/6 it for me it is some of my club members who put time and effort into coaching me and guiding me down rivers, there not especially famous but they are defeinately inspirational. They make paddle sport much mor...
by harrywatson
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NWCP Raffle prizes inc Jackson boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: NWCP Raffle prizes inc Jackson boat.

Can I buy tickets even if I dont go?

And sorry, is there two Jackson boats up for raffle?
by harrywatson
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Famous Names In Kayaking
Replies: 45
Views: 3992

Re: Famous Names In Kayaking

In my opinion for creeking/ big river running Its these guys, especially Rush Sturges, Tyler Bradt and Steve Fisher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vFKh22bAlY ** For playboating, Its pretty much the Jackson Family, Eric Jackson, His son Dane Jackson, His daughter Emily and her Husband Nick troutma...
by harrywatson
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer WW paddling in the UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Summer WW paddling in the UK?

I know, but cardiff slalom will be,
by harrywatson
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Article on the new white water course in Cardiff
Replies: 21
Views: 990

Re: Article on the new white water course in Cardiff

by quicky on Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:04 pm

I only saw a few eddies in that vid. Is that the full flow?
In the video description they said they havent put the blocks in yet, they are usually what creates the eddies/ features.
by harrywatson
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chase boating.
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Chase boating.

Thanks very much, all great ideas!

Simon can I ask why you suggest using locking crabs only they are much easier to clip on, and in the rare event they do come unclipped, you will just be chase boating again!
by harrywatson
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chase boating.
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Chase boating.

Sorry, I meant to say that I did have airbags, just not infront of the footrests, and It was a Nomad, so a real beast to rescue.

Just curious, why would you flip the boat the right way up? Surely it would then get more water in.
by harrywatson
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost: Robson splits, red blades
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Lost: Robson splits, red blades

Which river!??
by harrywatson
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chase boating.
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Chase boating.

It was a few months ago that I found myself chasing my boat (my dad was using it) down the Barle with a snapgate crab and sling. I found it virtually impossible to get the crab on due to the recessed rescue points, and the end I was rescuing was the foot rest end (I realise that was a mistake now) B...
by harrywatson
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer WW paddling in the UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Summer WW paddling in the UK?

I cant reply to your question directly, because as it isnt open yet, im not quite sure, but as for HPP are they regularly available to recreational paddlers for 'free sessions' - ie not slalom, just dicking around? - Yes very regularly, they occasionanly close it for slalom related stuff, but that i...
by harrywatson
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer WW paddling in the UK?
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Summer WW paddling in the UK?

The Washburn is dam release in n England.
by harrywatson
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Typhoon Multisport 3 Drysuit
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: For Sale: Typhoon Multisport 3 Drysuit

Does it have warranty of any kind?
by harrywatson
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddles - What's wrong with me!?!?!?!
Replies: 34
Views: 1772

Re: Paddles - What's wrong with me!?!?!?!

I like the feel of the heavier paddles, not sure why I just do, that said I paddle with werners because I know they are going to get me down a river without breaking.
by harrywatson
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best spraydeck?
Replies: 54
Views: 10606

Re: Best spraydeck?

by SPL on Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:10 pm

Snapdragon, I have a full kevlar with impolsion bar thats 8 years old and still as good as the day I bought it. Costs £100, a bargain.
No one stocks it so mail order it from USA.
I canoe in Ireland do.
by harrywatson
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry Bag / Air bag combo's
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Dry Bag / Air bag combo's

Sadly I probably do carry to much kit lol ... first aid kit, a 20meter 11mm throw line, rescue kit, lunch, flask, fleece, gloves. hat, bothy bag, splits. time to lighten the load me's thinks lol
Its only your lunch, first aid kit and warm clothing that need a drybag :)
by harrywatson
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry Bag / Air bag combo's
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Dry Bag / Air bag combo's

I myself own one, and have never used it, they are completely pointless unless your doing overnight trips where you have tents a cooking equipt etc. Most UK day trips, you car fit you lunch and spare/ dry kit in one small drybag, they are quite a big hassle to get in and out I would seriously advise...