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by BigMike
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: heads up - Nookie Xtreme etc
Replies: 0
Views: 151

heads up - Nookie Xtreme etc

Actually forgot to post them on here, they're on ebay. All my stuff - no longer paddling whitewater due to shoulder problem and these were bought and used once only

XXL pants 250894523909
XXL assault top 250894521408
L/XL River Monster 250894519738
by BigMike
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Phoneix Spraydeck for Everest
Replies: 1
Views: 119

FS: Phoneix Spraydeck for Everest

brand new. top of the range kevlar deck in blue.

£65 inc postage.
by BigMike
Fri May 07, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Pyranha Everest
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: FS Pyranha Everest

bump.
by BigMike
Thu May 06, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Pyranha Everest
Replies: 1
Views: 203

FS Pyranha Everest

With Connect 30 outfitting http://gallery.me.com/studiomw/100278/IMG_0035/web.jpg?ver=12731537790001 http://gallery.me.com/studiomw/100278/IMG_0037/web.jpg?ver=12731538030001 http://gallery.me.com/studiomw/100278/IMG_0039/web.jpg?ver=12731538280001 £675 - collect from PR5 (Preston) or arrange courie...
by BigMike
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slide Scanners
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Slide Scanners

Calumet in manchester has a Hasselblad scanner. Have a word with them and I bet they'd do you a deal. As an alternative, have a chat with David Farnell at farnell photo lab in lancaster and see if he can sort it for you. You'll never get the same quality from a small (ie a few hundred quid) scanner ...
by BigMike
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Would you mind commenting on this project please?
Replies: 32
Views: 1875

Re: Would you mind commenting on this project please?

I think it looks really good, and very well made. One option he might like to think about if its for multi activities is to have the option to extend it ie a flap with other pockets or similar which when not in use just folds inside. Expandable is the word I'm looking for. That way it can be used as...
by BigMike
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Displacement hulls Vs Planning hulls & paddling technique
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: Displacement hulls Vs Planning hulls & paddling technique

Here's an idea. Stop over analysing and just enjoy it.
by BigMike
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: would you lend someone your blades
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: would you lend someone your blades

Boats I'd lend to anyone, and have done many times. Paddles? Never. Not a chance.
by BigMike
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Everest
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Pyranha Everest

Not, not "now"
by BigMike
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Everest
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: Pyranha Everest

The everest is big, but now too big to manage if you're strong and dextrous. also nothing wrong with an XP 10. I almost bought one recently to convert to a C1. They have minimal rocker though, so not ideal for creeking, but the skeg system is quite natty and they look well made. The hatch needs some...
by BigMike
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cars for boating.
Replies: 34
Views: 2190

Re: Cars for boating.

Ben, interested in where you're getting the oil as I'm NW based.
by BigMike
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bespoke deck
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Bespoke deck

Josh - an Everest. old deck doesnt fit it. Both cockpit size and torso position.

Oh, and a Taureau as well.
by BigMike
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bespoke deck
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Bespoke deck

Ah yes, I remember Joel.
Thanks all.
by BigMike
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bespoke deck
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Bespoke deck

Can anyone recommend a firm who makes bespoke spray decks? My old one won't fit my new decked boat and I'm too far forward (using it as a C1) for a standard tube set up.
by BigMike
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cars for boating.
Replies: 34
Views: 2190

Re: Cars for boating.

If you spend most of that time in the lakes, how about an older subaru forester? decent economy, 4 wheel drive, bags of room, great engine. I have a defender which I just use for camping trips mainly, and offroad stuff, but I wouldnt want one as an everyday vehicle, and its absolute torture on a lon...
by BigMike
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using throwlines on BIG rivers
Replies: 53
Views: 3157

Re: Using throwlines on BIG rivers

Simon, you seem to be looking to further support your "rule of thirds". I have to say that whilst it can be useful, its certainly not a "rule", and actually, a decent paddler will follow the line, whether its a third in, the middle, wherever. I think it's misleading of you to keep on about this poin...
by BigMike
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using throwlines on BIG rivers
Replies: 53
Views: 3157

Re: Using throwlines on BIG rivers

you split the river into thirds eg imaginary lines running downriver. simon is suggesting that if you stick to the third nearest one bank, that's the safest place to be. It's a VERY general type thing though and cant be applied in many situations. Good in theory, but rarely practical (or safe) The U...
by BigMike
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using throwlines on BIG rivers
Replies: 53
Views: 3157

Re: Using throwlines on BIG rivers

On a big volume, fast river (like north fork of the payette for example), there is no rescue, you're swimming until it eases.
by BigMike
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER UPDATE!!
Replies: 96
Views: 7625

Re: CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER UPDATE!!

I hate to say this and I'm sure it'll be taken as sacrilege but it looks a bit lame to me. Just like cardington but with a little more water.
by BigMike
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cold Water Rolling
Replies: 24
Views: 1381

Re: Cold Water Rolling

This noseclip business - when you were kids, swimming underwater etc, didn't you learn to "close" your nose? You know what I mean by that, right? I don't mean hold it tween thumb and finger, but close it by shutting down the back if your palette etc or failing that just slowly breathe out through yo...
by BigMike
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swallow falls
Replies: 60
Views: 6804

Re: Swallow falls

I'm laughing at "strange threat". Honestly, he must not have anything better to do.
by BigMike
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you carry a BCU Membership Card on the river ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6669

Re: Do you carry a BCU Membership Card on the river ?

Thanks for repies so far One of the things I was trying to highlight was how helpful I had found it to show my membership card when asked by EA officals or Parks police. It was not really about the rights and wrongs of access more about demonstrating insurance cover and a way of establishing compet...
by BigMike
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cardiff International White Water OPEN
Replies: 25
Views: 2726

Re: Cardiff International White Water OPEN

It looks more Cardington than Augsburg to me but maybe its the high angle of the shots I've seen. Can anyone who's been there give a description of the water?
by BigMike
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swallow falls
Replies: 60
Views: 6804

Re: Swallow falls

Could have been, but unlikely.
by BigMike
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swallow falls
Replies: 60
Views: 6804

Re: Swallow falls

She's his Wife. Neither of them are connected to the EA in any way. If either of them say they are they are misrepresenting, and I'm sure the EA would wish to know about it.
by BigMike
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swallow falls
Replies: 60
Views: 6804

Re: Swallow falls

Defend himself? If you want to see what kind of man he is read the "Access in Wales" thread over on SOTP. I agree about the threats though, hence my comments above.
by BigMike
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do you carry a BCU Membership Card on the river ?
Replies: 39
Views: 6669

Re: Do you carry a BCU Membership Card on the river ?

It's not a dilemma for me. I would get zero from it, the BCU is an ineffectual, quango-like organisation which runs like a local council and is staffed by civil-servant-esque line toe-ers. If they actually got off their backsides and dealt with the access nightmare I might feel differently, but it's...
by BigMike
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Top tips for coaches.
Replies: 112
Views: 4357

Re: Top tips for coaches.

Adrian, I think we're at cross purposes here. Yes the burden of proof ultimately lies with the prosecution, but the defendant still has to prove that he discharged his duty of care. If he can't, its goodnight Vienna.