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by Small_Paul
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Werner Player Paddle -Info wanted, much appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 2657

Re: Werner Player Paddle -Info wanted, much appreciated

Have you considered that the aluminium shaft won't flex like a carbon or glass shaft?

Could be both painful on the wrists and put more stress onto the blade/shaft join.
by Small_Paul
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lp elite kayaking south wales videos mellte
Replies: 25
Views: 1924

Re: Lp elite kayaking south wales videos mellte

I liked the fact that it was / appeared to be just the two of you. A nice feel of it being just two buddies boating together and documenting it for themselves. Rather than one person filming all sorts of randomers.
by Small_Paul
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Question for the real adult kayakers
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Question for the real adult kayakers

I'm with Friends Provident / Friends life. They only asked a couple of questions about the type of kayaking and it didn't change the cost much at all.

Paul
by Small_Paul
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling the Trywern, Dam to Ty iasf campsite?
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Paddling the Trywern, Dam to Ty iasf campsite?

Check there will be water in the river.
http://www.ukrafting.co.uk/waterinfo.htm

It might be worth you taking a walk along the section before you get on. Most of it is alongside the road.
by Small_Paul
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak/Canoe Cool Wall
Replies: 100
Views: 5577

Re: Kayak/Canoe Cool Wall

Agreed. Nomads are common as muck.
by Small_Paul
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak/Canoe Cool Wall
Replies: 100
Views: 5577

Re: Kayak/Canoe Cool Wall

an equivilent of the DB9 section so I will suggest a Dagger Nomad section Disagree! If you buy a Nomad then you are more interested in practicality than style and therefore uncool. The same rule applies to Topos. Squirt boats are seriously cool / "DB9 cool" because they have very little practical p...
by Small_Paul
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nikon Lens
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Nikon Lens

Also worth a look at the below. I've used them and the quality is as described if not better.
Its just abit more reliable than ebay.

http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/
by Small_Paul
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where do you store your boat(s)?
Replies: 29
Views: 2484

Re: Where do you store your boat(s)?

I recently got one of these. After searching aound I got it for £300. Then got concrete delivered for the base which cost £200. No windows and you can put some of these in to bolt stuff down to. I'm not sure what a shipping container in your back garden would do to the value of your property. I thin...
by Small_Paul
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short Term Car Insurance for Alpes
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Short Term Car Insurance for Alpes

possibly not a total answer, but we bought and insured an old van for a windsurfing trip to Tiree for a week, and when we returned home, we just cancelled the policy as part of their 14 day colling off period, getting a full refund minus £25 admin fee. we also sold the van at a profit. result. Wort...
by Small_Paul
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short Term Car Insurance for Alpes
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Short Term Car Insurance for Alpes

http://www.einsurancegroup.co.uk/motor- ... rance.aspx

Call them and they'll often beable to negotiate a deal.
by Small_Paul
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Zet Playboat - first pics
Replies: 34
Views: 5276

Re: New Zet Playboat - first pics

Why use expensive lightweight carbon when there is loads of really heavy gelcoat all over it? Surely if you are going for lightweight performance you should do it properly with pre-preg. Or if you are going for looking cool with funky colours you should make it £300(ish) cheaper and use glass / kevl...
by Small_Paul
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: NSR Tips n Tricks
Replies: 21
Views: 2353

Re: NSR Tips n Tricks

When riding around on the roof of some random clubs minibus be aware of the speed-bumps!
by Small_Paul
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photography tips
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: Photography tips

From Adrian's blog
Aperture – If you don’t know what this is, Google it.
Cheers for the advice. Classic!
by Small_Paul
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Full on PFD
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Full on PFD

I agree that this looks intense but I think they've missed a trick. The new Palm EVs have covered over the chest harness and vertical straps in that area to prevent them getting clipped in and defaulting your quick release system. http://www.brighton-canoes.co.uk/productpages/pfds/pictures/palm-extr...
by Small_Paul
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: longer or shorter?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: longer or shorter?

Experience in both has been good for me. For example it's easier to lift the nose of a playboat so when learning the boof stoke a playboat offered a step for progression.
by Small_Paul
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Creekboats for the vertically challenged
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: Creekboats for the vertically challenged

Jefe Chico Sandra Thanks for the input folks. no girls yet though :) ...the small burn paddles really nicely I find that the Chico spins like a six pence and the Burn tracks like its on rails. This requires very different styles of boating. My Chico still rocks my world but if you liked the way the...
by Small_Paul
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uniyaker team blog updates
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Uniyaker team blog updates

What is the second river in that Wales vid? There is the Mellte and what other?
Looks good.

Paul