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by WRK
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken AT Blades
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Broken AT Blades

AT are now made in America again.

Palm don't import them anymore.

Liam Kirkham
by WRK
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Middle Fork Of Salmon.
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Middle Fork Of Salmon.

Got a permit.

Launch date first of June. Team full.

* Drysuit weather?
* Any recommended reading?
* Other tips advice

Liam
by WRK
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit help.
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: Drysuit help.

The Cascade is a bit of a hidden gem in the range.

Palms customer service is excellent if you ever did have a problem.

Go for it..
by WRK
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Burn worth £200 more than the Kanarli?
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: Is Burn worth £200 more than the Kanarli?

Yes but, The person paddling it is the constant. The boat is the variable. Well it's not in this case, the boat is the constant (as he would be paddling a karnali) and his skills are the variable. I don't understand your logic. I was responding directly to "A boat is only as good as the person padd...
by WRK
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Burn worth £200 more than the Kanarli?
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: Is Burn worth £200 more than the Kanarli?

Yes but,

The person paddling it is the constant.

The boat is the variable.
by WRK
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Burn 3 on The barle.
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Lost Burn 3 on The barle.

Ok ladies and gents! I'm hunting down a boat that's lost/been taken/stashed. A new pyranha burn 3, large, yellow orange. A friend swam yesterday on the Barle and lost the boat, it was later recovered by the police who put it on the side of the road. However not it has gone. Please share this and rin...
by WRK
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7712

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

No problem Mark! Enjoy the boat.
by WRK
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7712

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

I do it by having a slight downstream edge and as I cross the eddy line I flatten my boat out. The boat will carve into the eddy. No, if the boat is flat it will plane into the eddy. Putting on an edge, as Simon says, will allow the boat to carve. As Giles said above, it sounds like you're doing th...
by WRK
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7712

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

Yet Helen is rocking the new Large at the same dimensions!

http://blog.aswatersports.co.uk/2014/01 ... eview.html

I'm making you try it Mark.

Liam Kirkham
by WRK
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kokatat Meridian Dry Suit
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Kokatat Meridian Dry Suit

Hello, As far as repairs they are done in the UK now. I believe them to be the best dry suits in the market and recently made the plunge myself. The goretex fabric is super silky and dries fast I'm yet to see the longevity. Kokatat state the Gore tex to be 20% more breathable than the Hydrus materia...
by WRK
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7712

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

Lancs_lad wrote:
WRK wrote:Yeah easy to edge and easy to switch edge.
Aren't all boats?

I think so.

Merely answering a direct question.
by WRK
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Kayak Fishing Demo Day, Sat 22nd March, Exeter
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: Kayak Fishing Demo Day, Sat 22nd March, Exeter

Jackson kayak now added to the exhibitor list. Jackson have been growing very strong in the world of kayak fishing on both sides of the pond. Check out the range here: http://jacksonkayak.com/jk-kayaks/kayak-fishing/
by WRK
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7712

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

Yeah easy to edge and easy to switch edge.
by WRK
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013
Replies: 90
Views: 7712

Re: Burn 2014 vs Mamba 2013

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/194/tzgp.jpg I have been loving it. At 78kg I recommend getting in the Large Burn to try. I'm 80kg and 5'10 and it feels great for me. I went for the biggest 'wedge' to really bring myself out of the boat. I find myself feeling like (though not according ...
by WRK
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shiva Large too big for UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 1550

Re: Shiva Large too big for UK?

The Shiva is heay I did some pretty long walk ins last winter and noticed it. The new Burn range is lovely and light Espescially when considered to a Mamba or Recon. But you would bein the XL and we I'll name too see what it's like when it comes out. I paddle the medium shiva at 80kg and the new lar...
by WRK
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Euthanasia.
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Re: Euthanasia.

Few weeks ago I ran three laps of the Upper. In regards to SuprisebSuprise I walked it left, right and paddled it smothly.

Each gave me the same feeling of success. When it's bigger I like it
by WRK
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Euthanasia.
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Re: Euthanasia.

I have seen a lot of "improving paddlers" have a roll/swim at Euthanasia recently. The majority on the boof line. At low to medium levels the "boof line*" offers no tactical advantage** in comparison to the "gutter line". The right line, offers the clear tactical advance of right to left lateral mo...
by WRK
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Euthanasia.
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Re: Euthanasia.

Mark Dixon wrote:When I look back at what tactical advantage I have gained or lost I have to disagree with you
I am yet to decide.
by WRK
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Euthanasia.
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Re: Euthanasia.

TonyM wrote:What constitutes a 'tactical advantage"?
Puts you in a better position to run the drop before you consider technique.
by WRK
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Euthanasia.
Replies: 29
Views: 2632

Euthanasia.

I have seen a lot of "improving paddlers" have a roll/swim at Euthanasia recently. The majority on the boof line. At low to medium levels the "boof line*" offers no tactical advantage** in comparison to the "gutter line". Thoughts? *Let's not get into a debate about the lines name. **Apart from fun.
by WRK
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Hi from Tiverton
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Hi from Tiverton

Exeter canoe club are very active and friendly.



http://www.exetercanoeclub.org.uk/
by WRK
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another East Lyn Pin
Replies: 207
Views: 16174

Re: Another East Lyn Pin

Yeah I understood you were exaggerating.

My argument lies with your jump from one specific case to insinuating It may lead or is an example of this.
if we're going to re-model rivers everytime we learn on the internet that they can be dangerous.
by WRK
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another East Lyn Pin
Replies: 207
Views: 16174

Re: Another East Lyn Pin

Taken to its logical conclusion, where exactly does this sort of woolly thinking lead us? Alton Towers? I dont think Exaggerating something beyond specific example to reach a "logical conclusion" as a powerful point works here. Infact I think the only thing wooly is your leap that one action here c...
by WRK
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another East Lyn Pin
Replies: 207
Views: 16174

Re: Another East Lyn Pin

Awesome idea...any other suggestions for dangerous riverbeds which can be fixed? For my part, I'd like to see all those potholes on the Fairy Glen filled in. Surely also, there is a case for inflatable fenders lining the low water route on Euthanasia? The idea of changing a river doesn't appeal to ...
by WRK
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cover of the new English WW guide...
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Re: Cover of the new English WW guide...

Good question.

Anyone else know there involvement that's wiling to say?
by WRK
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another East Lyn Pin
Replies: 207
Views: 16174

Re: Another East Lyn Pin

To be clear I'm not implying you should have said that, however,I'm guessing this paddler had seen the pin video before And went into this rapid thinking "I can do this"

I may be wrong.
by WRK
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old awards
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Old awards

Simon


Are you suggesting that you dont think there's enough time to get whatyhe syllabus asks?

Or

You want more time so that you can input what the syllabus should have?
by WRK
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another East Lyn Pin
Replies: 207
Views: 16174

Re: Another East Lyn Pin

"Fall off the main drop?"

I'm fairly sure it's not that simple.