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by Sickboy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Jackson Happy feet F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Jackson Happy feet F/S

SOLD NOW

Thanks
by Sickboy
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED JACKSON HAPPYFEET
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: WANTED JACKSON HAPPYFEET

I've got some looking for a new home
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by Sickboy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Sea kayaking paddle buddies wanted Kent.
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Sea kayaking paddle buddies wanted Kent.

I'm spending most of my time in a P&H Capella 166 rm, plenty of space, very comfortable for me at 6'1 and 110kg, not sure I'd want to paddle it in a blow unloaded if I was under 100 though.
by Sickboy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Sea kayaking paddle buddies wanted Kent.
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Sea kayaking paddle buddies wanted Kent.

Hi Guys, I'm pretty local and am looking to find people to paddle the salt with, most of my paddling away from the rivers has been solo around the medway estuary recently and I seem to be in the same position, looking to buddy up for some more commiting paddling. Able to paddle week days as well as ...
by Sickboy
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Jackson Happy feet F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Jackson Happy feet F/S

Hi Folks, Looking to sell some happy feet, the smaller playboat size (had them in my Molan). Just checked the bags for any leaks, all good, condition I would say 8/10 because there are a few light stains. Not used for 2 years and then only on concrete ditches. I'll pop up some photos in a bit. £30 p...
by Sickboy
Sun May 17, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Esquif Canoes have ceased trading
Replies: 3
Views: 2045

Re: Esquif Canoes have ceased trading

by Sickboy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Biggest ever floop
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Biggest ever floop

I would love a go on that, Alton towers have to get one, NOW......
by Sickboy
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spiffing old school
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Spiffing old school

Great video, thanks for posting, is my computer playing up again, the Dubsteps missing?
by Sickboy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Unusual Boat storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

Re: Unusual Boat storage

The council will have garages to rent locally, depending on how horrible they are they can be very cheap, even here in the smoke they start from £5 p/wk. They are tucked away all over the place. Maybe a waiting list, we had to wait 2 months.
by Sickboy
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water confidence
Replies: 31
Views: 4549

Re: Water confidence

Have you tried some good coaching? There is obviously something wrong, you may just need it pointing out (by someone you don't know), could be something really simple.
5 seconds is long enough if you've set up beforehand.
by Sickboy
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wet west Moriston Video
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Wet west Moriston Video

I'll make sure I keep an eye out for the final edit, managed a minute of his one until I started feeling sick, had the same problem playing doom years ago. Looked good though.
by Sickboy
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Breaking News: Proof that Kayaking is a white mans sport
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: Breaking News: Proof that Kayaking is a white mans sport

Can't imagine that there are many people who have made big bucks from kayaking, chasing the $ isn't a white only thing.
by Sickboy
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'White' water?
Replies: 33
Views: 3220

Re: 'White' water?

Is it that certain cultures either value outdoor sports less or that they really don't like the getting cold and wet part? Cultural values regarding outdoor sports would be a massive study for someone, beyond me at this time of night for sure. Mentioned this thread to the other half earlier, seems ...
by Sickboy
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'White' water?
Replies: 33
Views: 3220

Re: 'White' water?

Canoeing and kayaking are pretty much limited to those who have had swimming lessons, have been introduced to the sport, and have the time and money to get involved in what is a pretty pricey activity. Maybe times have changed, but when I was a kid (1970s) everybody had swimming lessons. As for pri...
by Sickboy
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Preparing for Lee Valley Legacy assessment?
Replies: 46
Views: 6331

Re: Preparing for Lee Valley Legacy assessment?

You know, my instinct was that I should be hitting the eddies lower down, but I went with what I'd been told and aimed for their tips. But the waves before them were so big that aiming for their tips meant going through the preceding stoppers at a dangerously oblique angle. I've no doubt that a goo...
by Sickboy
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Preparing for Lee Valley Legacy assessment?
Replies: 46
Views: 6331

Re: Preparing for Lee Valley Legacy assessment?

You had it against you by the sounds of it, arriving late and missing any warm up, not having a good look before you hit the course, rented boat, little experience of concrete ditches (it takes a while to get your brain around them), and not being 100% fit. You were doomed.... Obviously most can be ...
by Sickboy
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies
Replies: 26
Views: 7659

Re: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies

Yew wrote:
Those are tempting! I'm still using a pair of Karrimor Summer walking/hiking shoes, with mesh pannels in them, but they're starting to look like they're about ready for replacement
Ordered the spares yesterday, and I made a mistake, they are 4 years old now, how time flies....
by Sickboy
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating in London - UCL
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Boating in London - UCL

Plus you have the option of the Lea valley club with their storage and all the demo boats etc, not sure what the other aspects of the club are like though.
by Sickboy
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies
Replies: 26
Views: 7659

Re: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies

After a pair of Palm Granites let me down after very little wear I've been looking for some boots to wear in the OC1, really wanted a pair of Teva's as the ones I had years back were excellent, but struggled to find stock anywhere remotely local of the styles I like (I was told that they were changi...
by Sickboy
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone know a courier that takes Kayaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Anyone know a courier that takes Kayaks?

Thanks very much guys. Really helpful. Two old school boats are a riot glide for Falls of Lora and some of the Tay waves, and an old Jester Tico for the Severne Bore at a whopping 3.5m. Going to be good fun trying those boats! Cheers for the advice... Nice selection but useless without photos.........
by Sickboy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Van question
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Van question

Mentioned this thread to my mate yesterday and he said that the bloke can do any height you want, I'll get him to email me the companies website and I'll post it up for you.
by Sickboy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone know a courier that takes Kayaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Anyone know a courier that takes Kayaks?

Paisley freight seem to be a common recommendation I've used them a few times, always reliable, but you'll need to check the max lengths on the website if you've gone really old school, because over a lot of the country they use other companies for pickup/delivery (TnT, citylink etc) and each has i...
by Sickboy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another video to make you wish you were in Norway right now.
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Another video to make you wish you were in Norway right

Not sure how posting up a video of the Barle is meant to make me wish I was in Norway, but it does....;-)

Nice vid
by Sickboy
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Van question
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Van question

My mate just bought a rock n roll bed for his Renault taffic, we put it together yesterday, I doubt there would be enough space for anything other than a squirt boat underneath if you shoving it in through the back because of the rim height on modern boats, although you'll probably get an end under ...
by Sickboy
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Kent - Rock throwing natives
Replies: 147
Views: 12976

Re: River Kent - Rock throwing natives

I wish I got a photo but I was at Isle de serre a couple of weeks ago and each day there was a bloke fishing on the course, either at the inlet or the 'normal' get out, both very busy spots, no different than someone dropping a line into Hpp, couldn't help but chuckle.
by Sickboy
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is play boating a kids game?
Replies: 21
Views: 1904

Re: Is play boating a kids game?

Too old for playboating? too young to canoe? You're middle aged and need a sea kayak...... Is this done on actual age or mental age or apperent age (being asked for id)? I couldn't possibly comment on a polite forum Wait a second when am I meant to run rivers? Never, you'll only upset the fisherfol...
by Sickboy
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is play boating a kids game?
Replies: 21
Views: 1904

Re: Is play boating a kids game?

Too old for playboating? too young to canoe? You're middle aged and need a sea kayak......
by Sickboy
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Have they changed the Legacy since March?
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Have they changed the Legacy since March?

gp.girl wrote:

Me in action, capized just round the corner off camera :)
I wouldn't be owning up to that as that's where you'll be asked to roll/swim on your assessment, so only counts as practice ;)
by Sickboy
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dealing with loss of ability and drive
Replies: 38
Views: 4571

Re: Dealing with loss of ability and drive

Failing that, Climbing is good fun, and way less frustrating in British Weather! Thats global warming for you, all I seem to remember of climbing trips is sitting around waiting for the rain to stop and then trotting through sopping bogs to get to the crag to find all the routes you wanted to do we...