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by Tom*S
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 141560

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Awesome river and brilliant day. A little clue, not the normal type of paddling that you would expect in the area......
by Tom*S
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Shiva M
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: FS Shiva M

This boat is now on offer at £470. I am the only owner and have proof of purchase. This is a very good deal for a 10 month old boat. Selling because I have a new boat on the way.

Thanks
Tom
by Tom*S
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Shiva M
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: FS Shiva M

bump, an excellent deal!
by Tom*S
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Shiva M
Replies: 6
Views: 540

FS Shiva M

Green and Black Medium Shiva for sale, less than one year old with your usual scratches. Available for £530. PM for pictures.

Tom
by Tom*S
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Pyranha Shiva Medium
Replies: 0
Views: 140

For Sale: Pyranha Shiva Medium

Currently selling a pyranha shiva M with connect thirty outfitting, one year old with the usual scratches but nothing signficant. Looking for £500 and collection from the Kent area. Please pm for further details and photos.

Thanks
Tom
by Tom*S
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 521
Views: 89027

Re: Companies that rock

Two companies that have really helped me out and delivered fine service recently are Kayaks North West where more than happy to change on size cag for another free of charge despite being posted to Kent! Secondly, Pelicase who are going to replace my 1200 after four years use due to broken buckles, ...
by Tom*S
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Rosanna
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: Upper Rosanna

Heading out to Austria next week, quite like the look of this run but I was wondering what water levels you need? Is it strictly an early season run or will it be extremely high early July?

Thanks
Tom
by Tom*S
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best deck for a Shiva
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: Best deck for a Shiva

I have used a Seals deck on my Shiva for the past year and it has been excellent, highly recomended. Always a bit of water but then again, just as likely to be from my shoe than the anything else!

Tom
by Tom*S
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Impressive Video of the Caucasus
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Impressive Video of the Caucasus

https://vimeo.com/45362422 Not sure if this has been posted but just spotted it on the Pyranha website. Very well filmed and some terryifying rapids, I wish I was as calm as these paddlers under pressure! Having paddled in Georgia, this vid makes you realise how much there is too explore.........and...
by Tom*S
Sat May 05, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Republic of Georgia
Replies: 3
Views: 2436

Re: Republic of Georgia

I went for a two week trip to Georgia three years ago, one of the best paddling locations I have been to; great rivers and fantastic people. Chris Eastabrook runs a trip and has quite a few river notes, he also has contacts to a great guide who is based in Tablisi. Quite jealous of your access to so...
by Tom*S
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks don't grow on trees, right?
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Kayaks don't grow on trees, right?

I suppose the obvious challenge is to name the each type of fruit on the tree......
by Tom*S
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air Italia and flights to Delhi
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Air Italia and flights to Delhi

Hi Folks

Hoping for a trip to India at Easter and I am currently looking for flights to delhi, has anyone had any experience of AirItalia or Emirates with kayaks? I know virgin is the best option but also the most expensive.

Thanks
Tom
by Tom*S
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: If Carlesburg made rivers........
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

If Carlesburg made rivers........

Because its snowing outside and foreign trips are a long way off, I was wondering what would be the ideal river for many paddlers. You need to choose your perfect put in, four of your favourite rapids followed by your ideal get out. You also need to select your ideal post paddle drinking/cake establ...
by Tom*S
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyrenees
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Pyrenees

I had an excellent week at the end of April last year. Landed in Toulouse and then followed a circuit of rivers: Gavarnie, Gave de Cauteret, Brossuet (right on the border), two sections of the Ara and two sections of the Cinquenta. Wild camping was very easy in France, not so easy near the Ara altho...
by Tom*S
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 141560

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Is it the river heading into Milford Sound in New Zealand, the Cleddau?
by Tom*S
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Georgia this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Georgia this year?

Best bet is to contact Chris, he knows a lot of the guides out there and has river notes etc......
http://www.chriseastabrookcoaching.com/

Loads to still explore out there and a Georgian feast remains one of the top culinary experiences of my life!

Tom
by Tom*S
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Georgia this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Georgia this year?

I was just wondering if anyone is heading to Georgia this year? Just came across this video and it reminded me of what a brilliant paddling destination it is. There arent many better places in August and the kindness of people has always driven me to promote it! If you havent thought about it then d...
by Tom*S
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Filmed on Location? Obviously.
Replies: 97
Views: 4903

Re: Filmed on Location? Obviously.

Surely that would make you a stunt coordinator?
by Tom*S
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance - BMC Claim
Replies: 18
Views: 2388

Re: Insurance - BMC Claim

I am also going to big up the BMC, especially in foreign locations. When booking insurance for the Tzarap/Zanskar I specifically gave them a call to explain where I would be and ascertain whether they would be able to help me. Within three days I had a written reply explaining that they would be abl...
by Tom*S
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GoPro video Upper Dart 05/01/12
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

Re: GoPro video Upper Dart 05/01/12

Really atmospheric video and I dont think that anyone can begrudge the fact that you didnt not get out for bank based SLR footage! Choice of music really fitted the reality of the situation and I am glad that you all made it to the car park in one piece!

Tom
by Tom*S
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyrenees advice
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Pyrenees advice

We headed to the Pyreneese at the same time last year and had an excellent trip, lots of brilliant wild camping spots and a variety of rivers. Gavarnie and Cauteret were running well and the Brossuet is a really good low water option!

Tom
by Tom*S
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norwegian slacklining
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Norwegian slacklining

Cool video about two blokes jumping off cliffs, I always thought that base jumping was much more complicated than that!



Tom
by Tom*S
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Derewo Descent
Replies: 25
Views: 3301

Re: Derewo Descent

Looks like an incredible adventure and I cant wait to see pictures and the footage!

Tom
by Tom*S
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm is a company that Rocks
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Palm is a company that Rocks

http://www.chriseastabrookcoaching.com/ Some good info here, a lot that still needs to be explored. I personally cant rate the country enough. Brilliant food, lots nad lots of Booze and some excellent rivers! Perfect place for an excellent adventure. If you ask Chris I am sure he can help you with s...
by Tom*S
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm is a company that Rocks
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Palm is a company that Rocks

Completly agree, sent my dry suit in for repairs and the service has been excellent! I hope your expereince of Georgia is not tainted by a few idiots. Lovely place, great paddling and some extremely kind people! Also, bloody good cognac.

Tom
by Tom*S
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Companies that rock
Replies: 521
Views: 89027

Re: Companies that rock

I just thought that I would put a good word in for performance kayaks who replaced my seals deck with a brand new one when the rand had failed in places, excellent customer service. I have also been impressed by Alpkit and their rapid delivery of a new sleeping bag and bivvy bag, their gamma torch h...
by Tom*S
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northern India in August
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Northern India in August

Heading off to India for three weeks in August and currently debating what to wear for paddling. Would people who have gone recommend a dry suit, or would you go for a dry cag/neoprene shorts combo? Sadly cant afford the option of dry trouser/dry cag combo.

Thanks for any tips

Tom
by Tom*S
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where in Europe has water today?
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Where in Europe has water today?

Just got back from the Pyreneese, great levels on the Spanish side and some good runs to be had in France, excellent destination!
by Tom*S
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where next?
Replies: 34
Views: 2284

Re: Where next?

Having spent two weeks exploring Georgia last year I firmly beleive that it has potential to become an excellent destination for white water kayaking. Thanks to the fact that Georgia would like to join Nato it is very friendly towards European companies and we had no problems with Visas or flights t...
by Tom*S
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Must run rivers in the pyrenees?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Must run rivers in the pyrenees?

There appears to be a lot of chat about this particular mountain range at the minute but there is a group of us heading out for the last week of April. We are flying out to Toulouse and then heading off from there. We only have seven paddling days so I wanted to know what people thought that the mus...