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by yabbadabba
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Whitewater kayak that's also good for sea surfing
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Whitewater kayak that's also good for sea surfing

I second the Wavesport XXX and most Riot kayaks. Having owned a Riot Glide & Wavesport XXX I can confirm both can perform well on the surf, including carving on a wave but dont expect full surf kayak performance. Other kayaks I have used on the surf. Wavesport Project X48, Jackson Star, Jackson Alls...
by yabbadabba
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Van insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Van insurance

Adrian Flux - https://www.adrianflux.co.uk

I have always found them pretty good on price and sensible policies.
by yabbadabba
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....

Hi Denzil, Thanks for the tips :-) Your description is so spot on it made me smile, locked in is definitely the right expression. My experience so far. Paddle 1: Clean 2ft waves mainly to get used to paddling around and practise a few rolls before hitting anything bigger. Everything felt odd but goo...
by yabbadabba
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Reasonable surf Looe Cornwall area
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Reasonable surf Looe Cornwall area

Hiya, Not sure if anything is going to be big enough to be working on the south side of Cornwall at this time of year. A guide here - https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/surfing/south_coast.htm Or you can use the webcams on good old MSW - https://magicseaweed.com/Cornwall-Devon-South-Surfing/5/ I dont surf ...
by yabbadabba
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Mega Jester Rio feedback welcome....

Hello to all, I have been really lucky and picked up a Mega Jester Rio for free, tatty but usable. So far I have had a couple of sessions in it on 3-4ft nice swell, rolling easy, paddle out easy, holding a wave face, awesome, turning well I have not found the steering controls yet ;-) So a daft ques...
by yabbadabba
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Surf kayaks wanted.....Cornwall/Devon area.
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Surf kayaks wanted.....Cornwall/Devon area.

Hello to all,
I am looking to buy a longer surf kayak, Mega Jester/Titan/Rave for example.
Also looking to replace my shorter surf kayak so could be hip for buying a shorter surf kayak as well.
My weight is 13 stone.
Generally anything considered other than plastic ;-)
Cash waiting, can travel.
by yabbadabba
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboating techniques?
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Playboating techniques?

A link to a video I found useful,
by yabbadabba
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Waveski - Which Leash should I go for?
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Waveski - Which Leash should I go for?

If you go for a leash personally I think the coiled ones are best as they dont get in the way so much when paddling, like any other kit inspect on a regular basis. Please note this is a personal opinion - I used to use a leash but dont any more, the reason is I had the thought of being tangled up wh...
by yabbadabba
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: car keys
Replies: 24
Views: 1649

Re: car keys

On all of my vehicles that I have used for paddling I get a couple of keys cut without the transponder, one of these goes under the bodywork some where in a very obscure place and stays there, the other goes on a lanyard which goes around my neck underneath my wetsuit or BA. I also have a fully work...
by yabbadabba
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Cheap playboat wanted in the Wiltshire/Dorset/Hampshire area.
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Cheap playboat wanted in the Wiltshire/Dorset/Hampshire area.

Hello to all,
I am looking for a cheap medium size playboat, looking to spend around £200 but may be tempted to part with a little more if the right playboat turns up.
Cheers :-)
by yabbadabba
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lomo drysuit
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Lomo drysuit

I had a Lomo cag and it leaked in under 8 months from new. It went back to Lomo twice and both times they tested it and said it was fine. End result I binned it and ended up losing money on the cag itself and postage costs. Lomo customer service was good until I requested a replacement or refund the...
by yabbadabba
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Starting in a playboat?
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: Starting in a playboat?

I like playboats and I find them fun but I dont run very many rivers. My main use for the playboat is messing around on local water features, the occasional river run, the odd trip to a white water centre and lots of messing around in the surf. On the odd river run I do I find the playboats good fun...
by yabbadabba
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Suggestions for my next surf kayak?
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Suggestions for my next surf kayak?

To be honest I have not used the XXX much over the last year, my son has moved to surfboards so its hard to justify keeping it due to limited storage :-(
by yabbadabba
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wavesport XXX for sale, Cornwall/Wiltshire
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Wavesport XXX for sale, Cornwall/Wiltshire

Hi StoneWeasel, Fate is a funny thing as I am back home in Wiltshire at the moment but by chance I am driving back to Cornwall on the 7th of September for 5 days with the good lady. I wasnt going to bring the XXX as its a bit of a squeeze with the XXX and the good lady in the van but if you are inte...
by yabbadabba
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport XXX for sale, Cornwall/Wiltshire
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Wavesport XXX for sale, Cornwall/Wiltshire

Its time for me to let go of the Wavesport XXX and move on to surf kayaks more. I have actually sold this kayak once and purchased it back a year later when it came up for sale again on ebay. That's how much I like its performance in the surf. I am in Cornwall until Sat this week so collection on th...
by yabbadabba
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wavesport XXX for sale, Cornwall/Wiltshire
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Wavesport XXX for sale, Cornwall/Wiltshire

Its time for me to let go of the Wavesport XXX and move on to surf kayaks more. I have actually sold this kayak once and purchased it back a year later when it came up for sale again on ebay. That's how much I like its performance in the surf. I am in Cornwall until Sat this week so collection on th...
by yabbadabba
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Any interesting surf kayaks for sale in the Cornwall/Devon area?
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Any interesting surf kayaks for sale in the Cornwall/Devon area?

Hello to all,
On the annual holiday in Cornwall and pondering if there is any composite surf kayaks for sale.
Ideally looking for a Mega Bullit or similiar but anything considered.
by yabbadabba
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Waveski/surf kayak advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Waveski/surf kayak advice

My journey with surf kayaking. I started with a generic waveski with no ww or surf paddling experience. The learning curve was steep but eventually I could surf it on 2-3ft waves with confidence and roll in all directions with feet still in the foot straps. I then went to short playboats to become m...
by yabbadabba
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: How big is too big?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: How big is too big?

For me generally 5ft and under is what I prefer to play on if using the surf kayak. Anything over 5ft and I start to get a little nervous. If bigger than 5ft I will often take the Wavesport XXX playboat out, not as good as a surf kayak but a little more forgiving with stability and the paddle out et...
by yabbadabba
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: flat water playboat skills , southampton
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: flat water playboat skills , southampton

Hi there, I can double pump, bow stall and have managed the odd cart wheel but none are with grace :-) There is a spot in Salisbury I often paddle at, some times I make my way to Woodmills so if you wanted to meet up for a mess about let me know. Some times its observation of what you are doing that...
by yabbadabba
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Suggestions for my next surf kayak?
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Suggestions for my next surf kayak?

Cheers for the awesome reply Denzil.
I will keep an eye on the second hand market and see what turns up. I am tempted maybe to keep to 2 x kayaks one being the jacvk of all trades and one for the HP balls to the wall as you put it.
Just being curious what rules out the Billit XS in your opinion?
by yabbadabba
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Suggestions for my next surf kayak?
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Suggestions for my next surf kayak?

Well I have paddled the Mega Rave for 2 years nearly and thoroughly enjoyed the learning curve and progression its given me when playing on the waves. Recently I have been using a Mega Intruder which has enhanced the learning curve of playing on the waves. So at the moment catching and surfing the s...
by yabbadabba
Wed May 31, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: What do you wear when surf kayaking???
Replies: 17
Views: 1790

Re: What do you wear when surf kayaking???

I surf in Cornwall all year round. In cold conditions its dry trousers and a dry cag with a thermal has layer underneath. During the summer it's a dry can, board shorts and rash vest. If messing about and planning on maybe wet exiting and larking about in the water then occasionally I will use a wet...
by yabbadabba
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?

A second vote for the knot method, works well.
New cord might be an idea as the cord does wear over time and can get kind of thinner/slippery.
I also find lean forward when putting the cord into the cleats then lean back to the right place to get them to sit in nice and tight.
by yabbadabba
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?

Hummmgh, I have had ropes snap or come lose and I have had ratchets slip and break.
If I had to pick one system I would opt for ropes and cleats.
Reminds me of a love it or hate it conversation for Marmite.
by yabbadabba
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wave Sport Project X or Diesel new outfitting kit for sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Wave Sport Project X or Diesel new outfitting kit for sale.

I have a brand new outfitting kit for the Wavesport Project X which I didnt get round to using so its now up for sale. An example is here - http://topkayaker.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1576 I am based in Salisbury, work in Dorset for collection in person. Any sensible offers we...
by yabbadabba
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Allstar 2010 or Wavesport Project X 56 wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Jackson Allstar 2010 or Wavesport Project X 56 wanted.

Hello to all,
Looking for either a Jackson Allstar 2010 style or Wavesport Project X 56 in the Wiltshire/Dorset/Hampshire area. May travel further depending on location.
Cash waiting.