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by flashollie
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Campervan Scotland - where to stay
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Campervan Scotland - where to stay

https://park4night.com/

Its for all of Europe but there are many places marked in UK. Free wild spots and pay through the nose sites with facilities.

They even have an app with sat nav to get you there.
by flashollie
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using whistles on rivers
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Using whistles on rivers

So were there any paddlers in difficulty?
And hopefully it ended well?
by flashollie
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Touring cag for climbing
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Touring cag for climbing

http://www.buffalosystems.co.uk/ I use this for winter mountaineering in Scotland and abroad for 20 years. I also ski in it. Salopettes and the special 6 shirt with a belay jacket for stances. You can alos get it made to mesaure if your an ofdd size. It does need to fit well. It really does work. Yo...
by flashollie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Yep I have binned off insure and go. Kayak cover was naff. Back on to dog tag for about £200.


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by flashollie
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Hi there

Anyone got any recommendations for annual travel insurance for Europe. Boating to grade 5 and winter sports plus the usual cancellations medical etc.

Looking at insure and go at the moment.

Thanks

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by flashollie
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Possibly the best top ten list ever...
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

Re: Possibly the best top ten list ever...

On the annual pilgrimage north of the boarder we've always enjoyed a trip to Nevis bakery for an award winning pie after a hard day on the water. Then a couple of cheeky ones in the Nevis bar. Now called Cobb's bar. Then a quick blast round Morrisons before back to the cottage for a slap up tea. Sen...
by flashollie
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First thing you coach on WW
Replies: 150
Views: 8338

Re: First thing you coach on WW

I follow a similar processing asking myself 4 set questions when scouting a rapid. I have used this from grades 4 to 5 though it will work at the lower grades. I have used it when leading by asking the paddler these questions. They then get a feel for how to scout. I do often think people don't lear...
by flashollie
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's the correct term for?
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: What's the correct term for?

What's the term for someone whose totally misread the forecast. They thought it was on the night before looking at the rain coming in, then decided 9mm that had fallen wasn't enough at 0630, only 3 hours later to see all the gauge go green when other plans have been made. Gutted? Sent from my SM-T81...
by flashollie
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: If you had to pick one song to go on a playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: If you had to pick one song to go on a playlist

Pretender foo fighters

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by flashollie
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend me a boat courrier
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Recommend me a boat courrier

Hi All

Paisley freight are out of the kayak moving game and parcel force don't get good feedback and only shift stuff that is less than 2.5 m long.

Anyone suggest who would ship a Raptor (2.55M long) from Bristol to Aberdeen?

Thanks
by flashollie
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Selling Zet Raptor
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Selling Zet Raptor

Selling a Raptor in blue. (The best colour) Shell is 2 years old a warranty replacement from Zet. The outfitting is from the original boat and perfectly functional as its a simple and strong design with little to go wrong with it. There are not dents, deep scratches or gouges in it and no splits or ...
by flashollie
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Zet Raptor £400-500 mark
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Wanted: Zet Raptor £400-500 mark

Hi I have a blue raptor for sale 2 year old shell with original outfitting. Shell was replaced after a warranty claim to Zet. Very solid boat. Lots of use left no welds or deep gouges standard creek boat wear and tear. Based in Bristol but travel to Sheffield often enough. Looking for £500. Pictures...
by flashollie
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern boats and seat postions
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Modern boats and seat postions

So just outfitting my new medium Nomad. When outfitting each new boat I've had I'd always sat in upright on the flat water and made sure the trim was even or maybe slightly nose lower to aid the ole skool British way of hitting every tiny eddy. Then I got a Raptor and the world changed now more micr...
by flashollie
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best Cag around £200 mark
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Best Cag around £200 mark

I picked up a Sweet something or other in green from Robin Hood for £160. Its a fantastic cag. Proper price, they are expensive but if you can drop on last years colours in sale they are a bargin.
by flashollie
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yes this is a challenge, bring your game face.
Replies: 22
Views: 2616

Re: RE: Re: Yes this is a challenge, bring your game face.

sundaykayaker wrote:
This is brilliant. One of the funniest boating videos I have seen for a a long time. Loved the sound track, brilliant piece of songwriting.

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by flashollie
Sun May 15, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Other options to Valsesia next week.
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Other options to Valsesia next week.

Heading out on Friday and it sounds like there should be water in Campertogno and around. Once the classic of Val Sesia are exhausted after about 3 days, what would be a good base location to head to for the second half of the week to pick up some other classics in Switzerland or Italy? Sent from my...
by flashollie
Mon May 09, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No rain, need some motivation!
Replies: 108
Views: 19806

Re: No rain, need some motivation!

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BBC write up of the story


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36097300
by flashollie
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thinking of a New Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Thinking of a New Boat

I paddled the new Nomad at CIWW last week.The prototype medium. I am 183cm and 80Kg. Grade 4 1/2 paddler It was incredible, a real eye opener, everything I would want from a large boat. I've tried most boats in this class, 9R M and L, Tuna, Raptor, Granite, Zen and the Toro and this for me is head a...
by flashollie
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stomper 90 - Best Airbags for the front
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: RE: Re: Stomper 90 - Best Airbags for the front

DaveBland wrote:Anything will do if it holds air - it'll do the job. I used a spare rear bag in my 80 two seasons ago until I lent it to someone without a bag and it never came back.
Has anyone ever got any success with getting an air in the front of a Raptor? The foot plate seems too bulky.
by flashollie
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof speakers
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Waterproof speakers

I wouldn't want to hear music on the river but at the campsite is a different matter....

These are superb

http://www.ultimateears.com/en-us/ueroll#ueroll
by flashollie
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Overnight trip on the Wye
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: Overnight trip on the Wye

Or has it gone to spam box....?
by flashollie
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Overnight trip on the Wye
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: Overnight trip on the Wye

That's odd. Can you confirm email address as I have sent it to what's written above?
Is it .com. as usually it's just .com ?

Thanks
by flashollie
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Overnight trip on the Wye
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: Overnight trip on the Wye

Thanks. Email sent.
by flashollie
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Overnight trip on the Wye
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Re: Overnight trip on the Wye

Thanks for this. I think the kids have their hearts set on on camping......I'll check out the YH at Welsh Bicknor.

Would Ross to Monmouth take in the best of the scenery?
by flashollie
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Overnight trip on the Wye
Replies: 11
Views: 1875

Overnight trip on the Wye

Hi All I usually frequent the whitewater forum as I've been kayaking for many years but I'm looking for advice on the one blade style for a more sedate trip to get the kids interested. I'd like to take my family and the in laws on an overnight trip on the Wye in Mid June. 4 adults and 3 kids 10 to 1...
by flashollie
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Italy Boating (Val Sesia)
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Italy Boating (Val Sesia)

The Soana to the west towards thd Aosta valley and the Rovana to the East of Val Sesia towards lake Maggiore.
by flashollie
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's cold outside
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: It's cold outside

Very well shot, great colours and scenes. Liked the mountain snow to river water "journey" but the continuity errors really messed up that theme when the raptor keeps becomes a mamba.
by flashollie
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New helmet- what to buy?
Replies: 35
Views: 3805

Re: New helmet- what to buy?

Where can you get the FNA lids from? I have thought about one when my rocker gets retired but I can't find a website.
by flashollie
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Taping shoulders - best tape?
Replies: 16
Views: 3469

Re: Taping shoulders - best tape?

http://www.kttape.com/ is the stuff you want. Thats the easy bit the trick is taping up up right so you have enough movement to paddle but not that it restricts and put other areas at risk. I had mine taped using this when I started back paddling after a dislocation by one of the physios at work and...