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by chrishart
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Over 20 surfing the same wave at once
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: Over 20 surfing the same wave at once

Fantastic video - maybe I could surf longer by adding some wings!
by chrishart
Thu May 19, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Travel Insurance

Perkins Slade are a cheaper option and seem to have good cover - down side is they do not pay to hire equipment if your is broken (whereas Snowcard do)

Decisions decisions!
by chrishart
Wed May 11, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How should a modern ww boat 'fit'?
Replies: 20
Views: 1686

Re: How should a modern ww boat 'fit'?

Obvious statement but don't suppose there are some bolts to undo it - otherwise should be a simple couple of screws at the top to let you get the central column loose - although a few years since I owned an inazone!
by chrishart
Tue May 03, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak One Piece vs Dam x
Replies: 25
Views: 1844

Re: Peak One Piece vs Dam x

Well after a long wait the verdict is in... The Peak Suit seemed really good but the medium was a bit short in back length - the large was massive - so it was a no go. It seems the most paddle friendly suit there if it fitted though and not that more expensive (£40 once discounted) than the Dam x So...
by chrishart
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Travel Insurance

Most people cover you for up to grade 3. I've claimed off Snowcard before for a stay at hospital and they covered everything with no problems - would have been a couple of grand if I didn't have it!

Maybe something cheaper exists, I'll keep searching.
by chrishart
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Travel Insurance

I'm off to Val Sesia at end of May for a week - anyone got any advice on insurance companies??? I usually go for Snowcard but just checking if any others worth a look that may be as good but cheaper (seldom things that exist).
by chrishart
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creek Boat Paddling characteristics matrix
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Creek Boat Paddling characteristics matrix

Surely all you need is a Mamba - oh and the blue ones blatantly work best, accept when I'm hungover!
by chrishart
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jackson kayak Pornstar!
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Jackson kayak Pornstar!

Funny as - I want a foam boater!
by chrishart
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak One Piece vs Dam x
Replies: 25
Views: 1844

Re: Peak One Piece vs Dam x

Off to try the one piece on tomorrow as I tried a back zip Dam on and the zip seemed really off across my back (I have a Crewsaver front zip at moment which does not have a deck tube bit = lots of water in boat on bigger runs when you really don't want it!)
by chrishart
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peak One Piece vs Dam x
Replies: 25
Views: 1844

Peak One Piece vs Dam x

Looking at dry suits and toying between these two - anyone got any advice/experience - I know plenty of people with the Dam-x butnot so many with the Peak but do like to look of the Peak one for freedom of movement.
by chrishart
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sir Jimmy Saville hucks his meat on the Nevis!
Replies: 21
Views: 2099

Re: Sir Jimmy Saville hucks his meat on the Nevis!

He really does boat well for his age!
by chrishart
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Elbow Pads
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: What Elbow Pads

Test drove the elbow pads this weekend and can say the six six one's were perfect, would recommend them to anyone - I reckon its all down to personal preference as my friend had the Brand X ones and they fit him really well but did not stay on my elbow too well.
by chrishart
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Elbow Pads
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: What Elbow Pads

Brand X have gone back - seemed to flop around too much at the top - six six one Race pads bought - feel a bit bulkier but seem to stay in place - hopefully they will perform well on the water- with the lack of rain I may look slightly out of place with them on on local run this weekend!
by chrishart
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High risk sport Research
Replies: 32
Views: 1955

Re: High risk sport Research

Done - the last question mentions do not answer it if you do take part in extreme sports.
by chrishart
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cauldron Snout
Replies: 19
Views: 2065

Re: Cauldron Snout

Good stuff - great video - would like to see the full run in one go aswell - post both!!!
by chrishart
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation Val Sesia
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Accommodation Val Sesia

Hi - have looked at chalets at Campertogno which are a bit pricey - camping is obviously cheaper but don;t fancy a week of rain (if thats what it brings). Anyone know any other accommodation round there?
by chrishart
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Elbow Pads
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: What Elbow Pads

Ordered some brand xx ones - will let you know how I get on with them.
by chrishart
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Plastic Whats it like
Replies: 42
Views: 2191

Re: Pyranha Plastic Whats it like

I think its better than it used to be but they still have boats with aggresive rails which are renowned for splitting down the edge (we had about 4 in our group and all of them split in the same place - you would have thought Pyranha would have given us new boats - we got a discount on a new boat bu...
by chrishart
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wny do people buy drysuits without deck tubes?
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Wny do people buy drysuits without deck tubes?

I got a deal on a Crewsaver dry suit with no deck tube - it does leak more but ok for most runs. When I'm doing anything huge I put an old no seal shorty cag to act as the seal - works a treat.

Will splash the cash next time and get a Damx suit I reckon - but will be a few years away hopefully.
by chrishart
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swim Tails/ Streamers.
Replies: 28
Views: 2077

Re: Swim Tails/ Streamers.

I put one on the back of my kayak after a WWSR course but took it off after a couple of days out as I was a bit paranoid of it snagging. Most tempting reason I have heard to have them is as something to grab if you are vertically pinned (leverage to get out/keep head above water - imagining being pi...
by chrishart
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Elbow Pads
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

What Elbow Pads

Anyone got recommendation on what elbow pads are good - considering the six six one race elbow/forearm guards. Anyone tried these or advice on others?
by chrishart
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to transport my paddle
Replies: 14
Views: 3248

Re: How to transport my paddle

Surely your paddle must go in the car without taking the seat down - or am I missing something?! They normally go in via the back door or sliding in from front passenger door?! Not a fan of putting paddles on roof but have done occasionally - strap on using your normal straps - down side it you'll h...
by chrishart
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who did what with all the rain this weekend?
Replies: 49
Views: 3648

Re: Who did what with all the rain this weekend?

Paddled the Rawthey in big water - was a good run - big water feel but nothing too pushy (good to see friends Large Burn getting back looped!). Then the Lune from Crook of Lune - took 29 minutes to do - plenty of water!!!
by chrishart
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Please help - sign online river petitions!
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Please help - sign online river petitions!

Done - hope it helps - posted on Facebook also - good luck
by chrishart
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers.com
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Rainchasers.com

It was shut down - I would like to get the domain as it surely should be a guide to river levels with a catchy name.
by chrishart
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking in the Alps for first timers
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Kayaking in the Alps for first timers

PS - we'll be heading to France - either Largentiere (but staying outside of there probably as the campsite is not as friendly as it used to be) - great pizza hut round the corner though!!! There are good campsites all around - Vallouise is good spot, campsitre at Rab is good and I think there are s...
by chrishart
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking in the Alps for first timers
Replies: 25
Views: 3774

Re: Kayaking in the Alps for first timers

Gene 17 could be a good option - otherwise look up Stuart Woodward at Canoe Control.
I think this is the right Elsa/Steve - me and Sarah have already booked to go out 16th to 31st of July - we'll be picking up a few days of paddling at some point so may be able to take you down a few runs.
by chrishart
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Dry Suit?
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: What Dry Suit?

I got a cheap deal on a crewsaver suit (no deck cover though) and it is doing well so far. From seeing friends suits I would get a Dam X next time, few friends have them and the wife has one also - seem very hardwearing. Feet on the plam suits ware out in a few months (depending how often you use it...
by chrishart
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Laser Eye Surgery
Replies: 35
Views: 2148

Re: Laser Eye Surgery

Having had laser eye, and it being the best thing I ever did, I would say you only have one pair of eyes and an infection could be disastrous. 4 Weeks would be the minimum I would leave it 6 or wear goggles after the 4 weeks. Be careful with goggles if you are having a corneal flap cut as this can ...
by chrishart
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Laser Eye Surgery
Replies: 35
Views: 2148

Re: Laser Eye Surgery

Dan's comments seem to support what the consultant told me today - he said if it was him he would go with the Lasek as they eye is more stable (i.e. in Lasik the flap heals and is a weak point but the Lasik Intalase has a better heal but not as stable as Lasek - but Lasik has quicker recovery so bec...