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by Alec Ferris
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vimeo and music copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 3992

Re: Vimeo and music copyright

Including noise from your filming seems to deal with the issue, particularly when a single song has been used. I don't know whether it confuses the detection software, or whether it simply means no one will use the video as a substitute for buying/streaming the track.
by Alec Ferris
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Disinfecting boats & gear for NZ
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Disinfecting boats & gear for NZ

Less than a month to go, so...
http://rivers.org.nz/article/didymo
Is this a suitable guide for transporting a boat and kit to New Zealand? And how much detail should I use when documenting the process for the biosecurity people?
by Alec Ferris
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vimeo and music copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 3992

Re: Vimeo and music copyright

@callwild this is exactly the problem! I think it falls under fair use (maybe not in the legal sense of the term, more the common language one) to use music for a kayaking video if you're not making a profit from it and credit the artist. It's maybe a bit like stealing pens from the office or doing...
by Alec Ferris
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another "Which Camera" Question!
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Another "Which Camera" Question!

I treated myself to an Olympus TG-4 after a seven-day stretch at work (although I probably should've bought a cheaper camera and a dry cag) and it's served very nicely for stills. Video is ropey based on use so far, though. Read up a bit on how to fix it, but haven't had much chance to test those me...
by Alec Ferris
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Pimp your Uni with Video Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 7811

Re: The Pimp your Uni with Video Thread

My personal highlights with Aberystwyth:
https://vimeo.com/133862010
by Alec Ferris
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pondering New Zealand...
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Pondering New Zealand...

Just some thoughts on this: - if it's only a year, can you maximize your earning here and just "holiday" over there instead? I wouldn't want to rely on finding work to see me through the year and additionally there's a lot of time required to really maximise your paddling time. - l lived over in Ch...
by Alec Ferris
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pondering New Zealand...
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Pondering New Zealand...

Been advised to look at shipping my Zet over as it'd probably be cheaper than a new boat even if I'd sold the Raptor. Does anyone know of decent international companies who take kayaks?

(issues mentioned in above post got sorted out)
by Alec Ferris
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Short-term boat insurance

I've come pretty close to losing my boat on a few occasions, and don't really want to risk it. Doesn't really gel with your signature line.... Hey don't worry, jus' live 'til ya die- QOTSA I'm not aware of any short term boat insurance, but Like Chris I stopped using it years ago, I only ever made ...
by Alec Ferris
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Short-term boat insurance

I'm working along the lines of wanting to have a crack at the Glen and East Lyn before I go, so having the boat insured would be preferable.
by Alec Ferris
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Short-term boat insurance

I've come pretty close to losing my boat on a few occasions, and don't really want to risk it.
by Alec Ferris
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sending boats abroad by courier
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Sending boats abroad by courier

I already have a return flight booked with Qantas, guess it might be possible to purchase additional weight allowance for that if I do end up buying a boat out there. I just want to know what the options are regarding couriers.
by Alec Ferris
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sending boats abroad by courier
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Sending boats abroad by courier

A couple of friends have suggested I look into this for New Zealand, reasoning that it'll probably be cheaper overall than selling my current boat and buying another out there. Does anyone here have experience of arranging this and how much it tends to cost?
by Alec Ferris
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short-term boat insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Short-term boat insurance

My BCU membership's just expired, and as I'm leaving the UK in two months it isn't worth renewing it for the insurance. Are there any short-term options people could recommend?
by Alec Ferris
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: other rivers in briancon area
Replies: 18
Views: 2414

Re: other rivers in briancon area

Einstein wrote:Thanks.
We've done the veneon,it is very good.
Guess we'll just make it up as we go along then.
What's it like? Haven't been able to gauge very well from videos apart from that it looks to be solid 4.
by Alec Ferris
Sat May 30, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: other rivers in briancon area
Replies: 18
Views: 2414

Re: other rivers in briancon area

I've heard good things about the Veneon, but don't know anyone who's run it.
by Alec Ferris
Sun May 24, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Qatar and Emirates Airline now charge for boats
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Qatar and Emirates Airline now charge for boats

Qauntas allow surfboards and sup paddles (according to their website). And after a phone call with them and a kiwi travel agent last week they will go in the over size, if under 3metres but it will take up part of your 30kg 1 bag allowance (even though its a separate bag!) for example, I can have m...
by Alec Ferris
Fri May 22, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Qatar and Emirates Airline now charge for boats
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Qatar and Emirates Airline now charge for boats

Does this affect Qantas? (I know they're affiliated with Emirates to some extent) I'm planning to sell my Raptor before NZ, but still taking paddles.
by Alec Ferris
Fri May 22, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacing Helmets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Replacing Helmets?

John K wrote:When it's not the latest fashion any more?
I did notice recently that no one uses a Strutter-type helmet above grade 3 these days.
by Alec Ferris
Fri May 08, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New fence at the Lower Mawddach getoff
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: New fence at the Lower Mawddach getoff

Lowri Davies wrote:Which take out are you referring two and which bank it this fence? Upstream or downstream of the bridge?
The section below Public Toilet Falls, below the bridge. The get-off being the beach just below the first tributary on the left.
by Alec Ferris
Thu May 07, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New fence at the Lower Mawddach getoff
Replies: 2
Views: 852

New fence at the Lower Mawddach getoff

The old fence by the car park has been removed and a new one put in, right at the top of the little rise you walk up after getting off the water. It threw me a bit yesterday so I figured I'd mention it here. It's possible to climb over, but barbed wire so be careful with your dry gear. By the by, th...
by Alec Ferris
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pondering New Zealand...
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Pondering New Zealand...

Do these reflect prices for Qantas' additional baggage allowance? 'cause if so, that'd see me paying not much less than I paid for the Zet itself. Also, I'm not seeing any option for open-jawed tickets- am I not looking in the right place, or is 12 months the absolute limit? http://www.emirates.com/...
by Alec Ferris
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pondering New Zealand...
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Pondering New Zealand...

Cheers, I'll look into those.
by Alec Ferris
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pondering New Zealand...
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Pondering New Zealand...

My plan is to work and boat continuously, at least in the first half of the visa. Seems options for work are reasonable, though I don't know if many places will be recruiting part-time people for September already. Do you have any links for good facebook groups? Did some cursory searching but failed...
by Alec Ferris
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pondering New Zealand...
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Pondering New Zealand...

Auckland uni canoe club has lots of members who aren't studying (myself being one). Every weekend they're off to the Kaituna or wairoa (on sundays for its release) if its not running their pre planned trips elsewhere. Rotorua and Taupo are the outdoor adventure towns of the north island and best pl...
by Alec Ferris
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pondering New Zealand...
Replies: 38
Views: 4386

Re: Pondering New Zealand...

Parents are nudging me towards staying in a bigger city- employment being more likely there, and all that. I'm guessing there have to be clubs in Auckland which get to the Kaituna and the like fairly often. Wondering about Tauranga as a compromise.
by Alec Ferris
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 9300

Re: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick

banzer wrote:No shortage of cheap second hand Mystics out there, not bad boats.
I'm probably going to go second-hand, which should be easy enough in Rotorua. How do they compare to Zets and the like in the speed department?
by Alec Ferris
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 9300

Re: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick

Well, I'll get in touch with them and see what's what.
by Alec Ferris
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 9300

Re: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick

purelandexpeditions.com wrote:waka is a NZ company, Address: 23a Malvern Road, Okere Falls, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
Well, I'm aiming to spend the first year of my visa in that area... could work out rather nicely.
by Alec Ferris
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Compact cameras and video quality
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Compact cameras and video quality

My old Kodak's showing its age and I'm looking to replace it. I already own a GoPro and want something I can carry in my BA, so I'm looking at the Olympus TG-3 and its ilk. Video-wise, is their quality noticeably different to, say, a Hero 2's? Failing to gauge it from youtube.
by Alec Ferris
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick
Replies: 24
Views: 9300

Re: Waka Kayaks are they Bliss Stick

purelandexpeditions.com wrote:Waka make tuna & tutea. Worldwide. Bliss-stick no longer have rights to make tuna.

DAZ
Bum. Slow boats for me, then.

Unless Waka manufacture in NZ as well, and I can get my mitts on a scratched-in-transit model?