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by Ieuan Belshaw
Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found Paddles Conwy
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Found Paddles Conwy

As title says. Give me a rough description of where you lost them and what they are and we can go from there.
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Wavesport Siren £140 Nearly New Little Peoples Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: FS: Wavesport Siren £140 Nearly New Little Peoples Boat

Can take it to North Wales within the next two weeks!

Or anywhere near the M4 on the 3rd Aug evening.
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Wavesport Siren £140 Nearly New Little Peoples Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: FS: Wavesport Siren £140 Nearly New Little Peoples Boat

£140 would be ideal, I've kept dropping for the price for over a while now, For a nearly new boat, I think the price is pretty reasonable.

There aren't many surface scratches let alone any deep ones. Used twice on a short g2 stretch of river and a few times in the pool.
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Wavesport Siren £140 Nearly New Little Peoples Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 535

FS: Wavesport Siren £140 Nearly New Little Peoples Boat

For sale, nearly new Wavesport Siren. Used in the pool and twice on an easy river. Based in South Wales but do travel a fair bit. £140... Bargain! Length: 7’(213 cm) | Width:25” (63.5 cm) Weight: 32.5 lbs (14.7 kg) | Volume: 40 gal (151 L) Paddler Weight Range: 90 – 150 lbs (40 – 68 kg) http://www.p...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted 3 or 4 basic kayaks.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Wanted 3 or 4 basic kayaks.

Wavesport siren, nearly new condition. Based in llandydul but i can meet you near bridgend. £150 ono
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sat May 24, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Wavesport river runner
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: FS Wavesport river runner

Due to being impatient, I'll drop the price to £200 - if you are interested, drop me a message with your ideal price...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Fri May 23, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Wavesport river runner
Replies: 1
Views: 500

FS Wavesport river runner

Up for grabs: A relatively unused Wavesport Siren. There are only surface scratches on it from going in the river twice and a few times in a pool. Selling because my girlfriend doesn't quite fit. She's 5'8" and can fit without foot rests, but would prefer something a bit bigger. http://s1.postimg.or...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Good Advice

If that sign wasn't there, I would probably jump straight in.
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Selling a couple of 'kayaks' on eBay.
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Selling a couple of 'kayaks' on eBay.

It's a shame I'm selling this one... It's a wooden framed kayak dating back to around the 60's. Would make a perfect antique / show piece for a house or pub etc if it gets a little bit of TLC. I simply don't have the space for it right now so I'd like it to go somewhere where it can be mounted on a ...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A piece of history?
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: A piece of history?

Thinking of giving it a polish and hanging it on the wall but it would be interesting to hear any history on it - if there is any. Looks like it should be in a museum.
by Ieuan Belshaw
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A piece of history?
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

A piece of history?

Apparently it dates back to the 1930's...

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by Ieuan Belshaw
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Boat
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: Lost Boat

It was found the weekend just gone in pipeline rapid on Fairy Glen. It's in very bad shape... Message me for last known location...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another reason why paddles get thrown!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Another reason why paddles get thrown!!

Sorry to hear about your talus! Sucks big time, especially with no crutches to start off on. I seem to remember it taking me around 5(ish) months before I was able to walk normally but I managed to get back in a boat in 4 months. In hindsight, this was reckless but I couldn't hang on any longer... N...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest... and shortest... shuttles
Replies: 21
Views: 2527

Re: Longest... and shortest... shuttles

Welsh one... Pysgotwr shuttle is two hours for a 2 hour section (with lots of stopping). By UK standards, I suppose that's long?
by Ieuan Belshaw
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?
Replies: 40
Views: 4312

Re: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?

25 mins of terrifying Stikine rapids... Hold onto your hats?

Another one for the Mawddach, anything above a 1.2 from the upper upper, down to the Wen confluence is around g3 and above with pretty much zero flat bits. If your going top speed, that takes at least an hour or more.

Great run...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?
Replies: 40
Views: 4312

Re: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?

Finally, a fun UKRGB thread!!! Mawddach and Gain surely take a bit more than 10 mins? Nedd Fechan would be a fun one to try and get a fast time, damn scary drops in there with water, but if you paddled them faff free you would be miles ahead. Can't think of much else, guess Scotland has more than W...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good Times, with Questionable Lines.
Replies: 19
Views: 1978

Re: Good Times, with Questionable Lines.

Morsey! You had a top line off Chip shop drop the other day. ;-)
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Deck?
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: Which Deck?

Looking at your price range, try Immersion Research...

http://www.immersionresearch.eu/eu-store/
by Ieuan Belshaw
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone missing some boats?
Replies: 16
Views: 3216

Re: Anyone missing some boats?

The attachment for the rack on my berlingo is a big dodgy, doesn't come off providing I put it on in a certain way...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Some Sickline pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Some Sickline pictures

These are quality photos Simon.
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers that shouldnt of been included in a guidebook
Replies: 58
Views: 5043

Re: Rivers that shouldnt of been included in a guidebook

I totally agree with this thread...

Nantmor - paddling through a tree with some water below you for a few miles.
Sychryd - Sorry to everyone as I was the one who suggested it (it was the only river running) but I think we would have all preferred to stay in McDonalds...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best White water Knifes??
Replies: 18
Views: 2919

Re: Best White water Knifes??

This is my set up at the moment. Got a friend to stitch it on like 8 months ago and its been spot on since. Had a homo knife, fell off pretty quick. I like Hardy's bear claw one too but couldn't find one when I was looking.

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by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Merrell Aquaterra
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Merrell Aquaterra

I've been looking for new shoes. My last pair of these survived about 3 years of pretty heavy use: http://www.scubadream.co.uk/typhoon-rock-boot-241-p.asp And seeing as they we cheap I bought another pair. Simon +1 These are bomber and comfortable. Rubber may not be as grippy as others but it's har...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cartwheeling / Stalling Coaching
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Cartwheeling / Stalling Coaching

Cheers for all the pointers!

Chucky, I like what you say about keeping your weight forward even when bringing the bow up, and with winding your body up. Will use those :).

Pretty sure I don't stand up or push off with my feet, think that usually makes people flop back down flat onto their hull?
by Ieuan Belshaw
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cartwheeling / Stalling Coaching
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Cartwheeling / Stalling Coaching

I'm trying to help a few friends to cartwheel and bow stall - I can do it myself but I can't seem to explain to others how to do it? My current theory is... Stick to one edge around 30-45 deg. Get the bow up high (staying on edge). Push the bow deep whilst throwing your body forward (and staying on ...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Finding it impossible to roll.
Replies: 36
Views: 2206

Re: Finding it impossible to roll.

This sounds like a silly idea, try to roll without your paddles or hands/arms. You'll end up engaging your hips a lot more. Then give hand rolling a go. If you do learn to hand roll then you can practice all day long using your paddles, if you fail... Just hand roll back up. It might not work but at...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Strava?
Replies: 23
Views: 3969

Re: Strava?

Another Mellte offering ;) pow pow. http://app.strava.com/activities/769296 ... eated=true
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Canyoning/Ghyll scrambling/Gorge walking North Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

Re: Canyoning/Ghyll scrambling/Gorge walking North Wales

How was your mission down the Upper Cynfal? The whole Cynfal is very gorge walkable but it does need ropes for some sections. Prysor - all of it can be done without rope but it's handy for cresta & for the slide after cauldron drop. Plug this ( 53.069251,-4.016987 ) into google maps for a right adve...
by Ieuan Belshaw
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit?
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Wezzit?

Pretty sure that's the Tryweryn on 15 cumecs.
by Ieuan Belshaw
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Middle Conwy Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: Middle Conwy Tree

Loads of time. The river splits 50m after the Gobbler then you have around 300m past then to the get out.