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by Mark Mulrain
Fri Nov 24, 2023 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Perception Supersonic cockpit cover help
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Perception Supersonic cockpit cover help

https://immersionresearch.com/pages/ski ... supersonic

An IR large is basically a 'UK' keyhole.

I would avoid the nylon decks and cockpit covers. They are just landfill which hasn't been put in a bin yet. Neoprene is the way to go.
by Mark Mulrain
Thu Aug 31, 2023 12:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap chinese dry suit review'ish
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Cheap chinese dry suit review'ish

An interesting first look at a potentially very damaging problem to the kayak industry. Would be interested to hear how regular you are using it and what intensity of activity you are putting it through. A one time submergence test doesn't really say all too much about reliability and longevity. You...
by Mark Mulrain
Mon May 15, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Pyranha firecracker or Ozone
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: Which Pyranha firecracker or Ozone

What are you aiming to do with the boat specifically? If you are wanting general playful river running and tail squirts, I would probably go for the Firecracker. If you are looking to get the bow down and link ends, I'm not sure I would really recommend either. You would probably want something with...
by Mark Mulrain
Tue May 09, 2023 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Half slice seat position
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Half slice seat position

I think it will vary from boat to boat and person to person. With all of the boats I've had, I was looking to have the most fun but still feel in control on my normal grade 4(5) stuff that I'm pretty familiar with. I had a Ripper 1 medium, I think the seat was best all the way back. Ripper 1 small, ...
by Mark Mulrain
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for WW courses / coaches in Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Recommendations for WW courses / coaches in Scotland

Bruce Joliffe and Jonny Hawkins are both great paddlers/coaches and have dedicated many hours to voluntary roles. They are great guys who deserve paddler's custom.

I can PM you contact details if needed.
by Mark Mulrain
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Information on a Riot Turbo ca 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Information on a Riot Turbo ca 2004

Cross-Max https://web.archive.org/web/20040805014235/http://www.riotkayaks.com/kayaks/core/html/turbo.asp https://web.archive.org/web/20040805014235/http://www.riotkayaks.com/kayaks/core/html/turbo.asp# Blurb from the current site on the material; Using the best grade of rotomolding polyethylene, ou...
by Mark Mulrain
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers - app.alling decision
Replies: 9
Views: 1879

Re: Rainchasers - app.alling decision

Have you tried using RiverApp instead?

https://www.riverapp.net/en
by Mark Mulrain
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: 7Figure Imersion Research men
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: 7Figure Imersion Research men

Hey Moizec. I have a feeling the IR guys told me they spoke with someone asking the same question as this but just in case that wasn't you... The idea of the current 7Fig suit is that it has no velcro, no pockets, no gimmicks. Everything you need, nothing that would wear out (like hook and loop velc...
by Mark Mulrain
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Modern creekers, old school style?
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Re: Modern creekers, old school style?

Where exactly are you based? Demoing is 100% the way to go here. I'm certain that there will be plenty of events popping across the country up once people are vaccinated and life starts to regain some normality. You might be lucky to have some people near you with cool boats that you could borrow too.
by Mark Mulrain
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lightest Large Creeker?
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Lightest Large Creeker?

I know Pyranha and Zet both offer options for lighter setups.

I have a 9R with a foam footrest that saves a bit of weight.
by Mark Mulrain
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lightest Large Creeker?
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Lightest Large Creeker?

Italian boater Michele Ramazza has a good web site on which he compares the most popular modern boats. One of the criteria is "Lightness": https://www.micheleramazza.com/en/creek-kayak-test Not sure I would trust that when the wavesport gets 83% for lightness (when a 9RL which weighs less...
by Mark Mulrain
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Spigots and Lever Lock joint
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: Paddle Spigots and Lever Lock joint

You can buy the Galasport one from the Galasport site and their UK reseller Canoe-Tec. They call it the USA Joint. It won't fit every paddle. You'll need the same inner and outer paddle shaft diameter as the connector. The Galasport website seems to be hacked and the Canoe-Tec site is awful. I'd jus...
by Mark Mulrain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone tried a pyranha ozone yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 4778

Re: Anyone tried a pyranha ozone yet?

The Ozone is much more like an updated Prozone (the name kinda gives it away) in my opinion. I won't say how good either of them are due to my Pyranha links but the Ozone is a lot less punishing to sit in for sure. It seems to being recieved well so far! I guess equivalent boats would be the Liquidl...
by Mark Mulrain
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Carbon/Kevlar vs Carbon shafts
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Carbon/Kevlar vs Carbon shafts

Werner straights have glass shafts. Werner cranks have carbon/glass.

The Odachi is the exception. The straight Odachi has a carbon/glass shaft.
by Mark Mulrain
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof smartwatches?
Replies: 11
Views: 3023

Re: Waterproof smartwatches?

Samsung Galaxy Active. It's alright. I could live without it.

Prefer using my phone in a Lifeproof case with Strava. I'd be taking my phone on the river anyway. Although it won't measure heart rate.
by Mark Mulrain
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best emergency splits for Whitewater
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Best emergency splits for Whitewater

If you can find a set for sale, the VE 4 piece split is brilliant. I found it to have much less wobble than the werner alternative. Such attention to detail, accuracy and quality construction. They have the added bonus of being able to be set to any feather and the length of the paddle can be altere...
by Mark Mulrain
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EJ resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 3116

Re: EJ resigns

He's started his own composite fishing kayaks company. Says on his linkedin.
by Mark Mulrain
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Backband replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Backband replacements

Pretty much all backband ratchet parts are made by Immersion Research. The only exceptions are Pyranha and maybe Dragorossi but I've interchanged parts without any issues.

I doubt you'll find them cheaper anywhere than from IR - https://immersionresearch.eu/collections/spare-parts
by Mark Mulrain
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Armchair boat
Replies: 13
Views: 2004

Re: Armchair boat

Why don't you spend the money on some coaching to boost your skills and confidence instead?
by Mark Mulrain
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help choosing playboat for big guy
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Help choosing playboat for big guy

I wouldn't touch the Molan. It's awful.
The Pyranha Jed is a much better design. It was designed by the same guy that did the Project X, so you can kind of consider it as the evolution of the Project X.

The usual 'demo, demo, demo' applies as always.
by Mark Mulrain
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Outfitting??
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Outfitting??

I think if you buy a new model then you won't get the choice. It's pretty much all stout with the up to date boats now. The new thigh braces and hip pads are brilliant. I used to swap the old hip pads out but no need for that, totally happy with the new ones. I would defintely consider the optional ...
by Mark Mulrain
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3869

Re: Which Drysuit?

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:34 pm
most of these are sold 'off the peg'
Of course, but some suits will have a better cut than others. Especially the ones made by companies that are actually kayaking companies rather than shed operations or sailing companies.
by Mark Mulrain
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3869

Re: Which Drysuit?

Sweet and kokatat stand out. Great fabric and manufacturing. IR are nice as well but less flexible than gore pro shell. palm is less flexible (probably the same as ir) than nrs but i really like the new zipper and the quality seems to be quite good as well. Sandiline is really sturdy but feels bulk...
by Mark Mulrain
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Replacing ropes with ratchets
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Replacing ropes with ratchets

I reckon a man of your learned status could manage this, Banzer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDMox-JDeqY
by Mark Mulrain
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3869

Re: Which Drysuit?

What's the best drysuit for masochists that like to do long (sweaty) walk-ins? Needs to be breathable I suppose, and well articulated for movement. Oh and a a massive lump of foam built into both shoulders..... :) EDIT Mark M.... are Sweet leaving the WW business? They are the market leaders in hel...
by Mark Mulrain
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Drysuit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3869

Re: Which Drysuit?

7 Figure from IR when the new ones are in the country I've been told mid to late November. If you go for a sweet suit, act quick. They won't be in the WW business for much longer. I had an IR Arch Rival suit before that I've just retired after 4 years. Zips had started to perish, it had been torn a...
by Mark Mulrain
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal- realistic itinerary?
Replies: 12
Views: 1867

Re: Nepal- realistic itinerary?

Depending which section(s) of the Karnali, that looks pretty sensible.

Gotta love that faffy Nepali life...
by Mark Mulrain
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats
Replies: 23
Views: 3013

Re: Lighter weight plastic whitewater boats

Pretty sure Pyranha can offer this. Talk to your local dealer perhaps?
by Mark Mulrain
Tue May 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage June Closure!
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: Tees Barrage June Closure!

I don't suppose you just tried phoning the course and asked for actual information before asking 'the internet'?
by Mark Mulrain
Fri May 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Wet West Paddlefest 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

Wet West Paddlefest 2019

13th to 15th September https://www.facebook.com/events/321077771847445/ Fri night - Sign in in Fort William pub. Location TBC Saturday - Moriston release Saturday night - Ceilidh in the Nevis Centre, Fort William Sunday - Garry release Ticket purchasing info to follow. Pre-booking your ticket online...

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