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by Digimeister
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Canoe & Kayak UK September 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Wanted: Canoe & Kayak UK September 2010

I'm looking for a copy of Canoe & Kayak UK September 2010 (issue 114).
Tried ordering it as a back issue but the publishers say it's out of stock.
Any shops got a copy left? Or any individual got a copy that they've read and would sell on to me?

Cheers

Ralph
by Digimeister
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Five Ten Canyoneer Boots
Replies: 53
Views: 3741

Re: Five Ten Canyoneer Boots

Found some from Surf Lines in Llanberis. Expensive (£80+£7pp), but at least I'll get them for the Alps. WWTCC, Paddleworks and AS watersports were all out.
by Digimeister
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Five Ten Canyoneer Boots
Replies: 53
Views: 3741

Re: Five Ten Canyoneer Boots

Anyone know where I can actually get any Canyoneers at the moment? Every shop I've tried is sold out of size 9s.
by Digimeister
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Everest
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Pyranha Everest

is this going to be a suitible boat to someone who is moving into the whitewater scene Yes, providing you don't mind the rails. The Everest (like the Burns) has very sharp edges, which are great for carving if you use them correctly. This helps overcome the problem of paddling a tank, as it makes i...
by Digimeister
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PYRENEES
Replies: 21
Views: 1110

Re: PYRENEES

Liam wrote:BCU and other photo ID would be fine
And for non-BCU people?

Cheers for all the info.
by Digimeister
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Free (bits of) roofrack, collect in London
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Free (bits of) roofrack, collect in London

I have some spare bits of roofrack after changing cars, which are free when collected (Clapham Common, London). Most useful is the bars: Halfords Value Roof Bar 401. Fits many cars without roofrails. Check the halfords website to see if it fits your car. Normally £60. You will also need to buy a fit...
by Digimeister
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera help
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Camera help

Cheers Mike, that makes a lot of sense. My light-per-area reasoning clearly failed. However the big-and-expensive-lens argument still holds, as a bigger sensor obviously needs a lens that casts a bigger image, hence the compact getting better f numbers for smaller lenses. The 10 second exposure you ...
by Digimeister
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddlin' buddies game...
Replies: 28
Views: 1805

Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

I went to the AJ weekend in 07 (?) with Grumpy. We both swam. Go figure.
by Digimeister
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera help
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Camera help

A non-SLR camera might have a sensor of 6mm by 4mm. Most DSLRs are around 22mm by 15mm. Full-frame (top end) DSLRs are 28mm by 19mm (same as old-skool 35mm, as its the diagonal that's measured). Since the brightness of the image is the amount of light hitting the sensor per unit area , big sensors n...
by Digimeister
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera help
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Camera help

I'd buy an SLR based on the lenses available for it. So bascially Canon or Nikon, as they have many many more lenses available. I bought a Canon 450D as it seems like the top-end lens technology works its way down to the mid-range prices more than for Nikon. If you just get a kit lens you might be d...
by Digimeister
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video Editing
Replies: 22
Views: 1058

Re: Video Editing

There's some interesting feedback from the Rainchaser's competition on this blog post here regarding what ranked highly and why: http://www.rainchasers.com/rainchasing-blog/the-films.html Notably, all the films that ranked highly had some sort of storyline to them... Also, as mentioned above, I agre...
by Digimeister
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access: docks in London
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Access: docks in London

Thanks for all the comments and advice everyone. A few replies: Yes, I could pay to join the centre, and get access "during their kayaking sessions". But for me the main attraction is going out for a quick paddle whenever I want, and having the dock to myself... Yes, I could paddle on the Thames. I ...
by Digimeister
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access: docks in London
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Access: docks in London

I've just been out for a paddle on Greenland Dock in East London. Two different people came to tell me this is not allowed: one from the watersports centre based beside the dock, one from the marina that occupies part of it. Apparently the dock is owned by Southwark Council, who employ people to "co...
by Digimeister
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames questions, St Patrick's Stream, and Abingdon.
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

I'm feeling old. I did Swift Ditch about 12 years ago. Had completely forgotten about it til now.
by Digimeister
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 33
Views: 3071

I see you and the runt only came 4th, Tim? Poor showing! Let the excuses start...

And I've just discovered I'll see you in Nepal in 2 days. Schweet.
by Digimeister
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BUKE '09 - Selections open!
Replies: 59
Views: 6747

Tierra del Fuego.
by Digimeister
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EURO TRIP
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro.

Read about it here.
by Digimeister
Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal info
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

We just got off the Sun Kosi. Great trip. We got out on the right. The first sign of civilisation is where the (temporary) ferry goes from. About 500m down from there were several buses, shuttling people off the ferry into Rampur (sp?), ~30 mins. When we turned up (3pm) there was an overnight bus to...
by Digimeister
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tom Laws Swims!
Replies: 139
Views: 14676

John K wrote:I heard Tom Laws is Keyser Söze.
I heard Tom Laws is TheKrikkitWars.
by Digimeister
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Fest photo competition
Replies: 87
Views: 12667

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by Digimeister
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Adventures in the Spiti Valley
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Appears there is trouble at t'mill over in Srinagar region: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7553317.stm We've just got off the Dras and the Suru (about half way from Leh to Srinagar). No issues at all - the massed ranks of the Indian army waved as we passed. Updates and photos on Dave's blog ...
by Digimeister
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who's going to India - Summer '08?
Replies: 35
Views: 4106

Shalabh, I wouldn't recommend the gel pouches for hypothermia - they heat up the extremities, which stops the body concentrating heat the the core. I would advise hot drinks and a space blanket or bothy bag. Remember if it is very severe they need to be warmed up again slowly. I believe a warm bath ...
by Digimeister
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help with an India Visa form
Replies: 5
Views: 689

I know several people who just put the address of a hostel in Delhi. However, the visa application process changed at the end of May, and they all got in before the change. I applied after the change, and put the address of my company's India office. But you'd probably still be fine just putting a h...
by Digimeister
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ladakh to Nepal
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

When are you thinking of making the trip Sean?

Myself and a mate will be doing that route leaving Ley on the 20something of September.
by Digimeister
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Oil prices
Replies: 34
Views: 4194

I was in WWTCC today and they're selling off the Burns they have at £829, but if you want to order one in then you get the new price.
by Digimeister
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia, croatia and beyond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Regarding insurance, we've found that some UK companies will, some wont. As Simon mentioned you can get it at the border. I've confirmed this with a local contact: "...I have contacted a friend of mine who works at Customs Administration and he tells me that 1. green card IS valid in Montenegro 2. i...
by Digimeister
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foil Blankets
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

if there is any at all. if there is no heat in the person then none can be reflected back in. If there's no heat in a person, that person is a corpse. Foil blankets are superb for tucking around a casualty who you don't want to move. Getting them inside any kind of bag is basically impossible, and ...
by Digimeister
Fri May 30, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia, croatia and beyond!
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

We're heading out along the length of the Alps, starting in a couple of weeks: France (assuming it improves), Austria, Slovenia, Montenegro (cheers for the guide simon) being the main spots. We'll try and find a river in Croatia too, just to add another country to the tally.
by Digimeister
Fri May 30, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Guides - Regional editors needed please ...
Replies: 78
Views: 20752

You didn't read Lowri's post did you? At the risk of letting this topic deteriorate entirely into technical wrangling, a wiki, even if moderated, is not the answer. It really isn't. They're very fine things, but not for this purpose. On second thoughts, I'm NOT going to let this deteriorate into te...
by Digimeister
Fri May 30, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5 must haves for alps paddling/camping
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

From a uni club perspective:

A large barbecue.
Large bucket in which to store / cool your beer.
River knives - the only cutlery the true kayaker ever needs.
Spare tent in which to dump drunk people who can't find their own.
A pack of cards - classic drinking game necessity.