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by Ollie5
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: paddling partner for 13 yr old
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: paddling partner for 13 yr old

http://www.youthfreestyle.co.uk/ To make life easier you have to get him in a club, many clubs cater for disabled so you can paddle with him, if he wants to get into playboating then the YFS are extremely good with kids, but 1st he will need to learn some skills which you will have to let him go and...
by Ollie5
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Varun + footwear
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Varun + footwear

I've just got hold of a Pyranha Varun and trying to work out what to wear in the boat. Are people paddling river/play boats bare foot (or neoperene socks) like playboats or carving out the foam to wear river shoes? Thanks My lads got a varun and size 10's, he wears wetsuit socks with crocs stored b...
by Ollie5
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Devon Grade 4 Paddling - Saturday 6th Oct
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Devon Grade 4 Paddling - Saturday 6th Oct

If your anywhere near Torquay my lad might be up for the Upper, hes going to struggle getting there though as I'm on a course all weekend, hes done the Upper at bottom step so capable enough, he too may be bombing out the canoe show.
by Ollie5
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wnts Large drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Wnts Large drysuit

Have large Palm Torrent suit in blue. Needs new neck seal (£36 from Rubberman). No rips or tears but leaks slightly due to delamination, Palm may be able to advise if neck seal replaced. Only £100 cash. Have new suit so will not bother to repair myself. Will be at New Bridge at Dart Sat & Sun this ...
by Ollie5
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wnts Large drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Wnts Large drysuit

Sorry, wont buy anything wihout seeing it at very least, sure you understand
by Ollie5
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wnts Large drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Wnts Large drysuit

let me know if you head down to Dartmoor, not in a mad rush

Mark
by Ollie5
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wnts Large drysuit
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Wnts Large drysuit

Looking for a good condition large drysuit in Devon area, based in Torquay if anyones got one, will want to look at it 1st tho, regularly up on River Dart.

Mark
by Ollie5
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Erme this weekend? (or similar)
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Erme this weekend? (or similar)

The Erme needs a bit of water, 0.65 minumum on the guage apparently to get a clean run, there are tree hazards as well before he slot drop reported. I think the forecast is for dry weather so you might be lucky to get on it? I have only done this river once but will be planning to paddle it a few ti...
by Ollie5
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: On the move River Dart Facebook Group
Replies: 25
Views: 1873

Re: On the move River Dart Facebook Group

this is getting so monotonous . I disagree with that part Mark, there are points worth discussing. Also there was a consensus to monitor the situation on the river this summer, now would be appropriate to highlight and discuss any issues that may have occurred, obs on a new thread. Hardys right..gi...
by Ollie5
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: On the move River Dart Facebook Group
Replies: 25
Views: 1873

Re: On the move River Dart Facebook Group

Yes, and all have been free and welcome to give their opinion on that, and to challenge obvious nonsense (e.g. imaginary rules and agreements). Not on Mark and Simon's group, previously. Ask Morsey. I'd say thats a good thing we dont see topics like that on it, thats what this site is for. The Dart...
by Ollie5
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video producers that impress me
Replies: 28
Views: 2120

Re: Video producers that impress me

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HkUUIOHp5PE

This will make a few people laugh, a bit of a mickey take out of my lad put together so he can show his mum. Also have a look at Rowans other video its really good watch.
by Ollie5
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Mamba 8.1 (2012) advice
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Dagger Mamba 8.1 (2012) advice

Dont forget your safety gear, drysuit, helmet etc etc. 10kg I'd guess at, I'm 70 kg and found the 8.1 a bit big but wasnt going to push it in a smaller 7.6 so opted for an 8.1 Nomad. My lads about 65-68kg and has an 8.1 Mamba, hes 6ft though so cant fit in my small Nomad, he has no bother being a li...
by Ollie5
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen Kayaks in North Wales
Replies: 41
Views: 3677

Re: Stolen Kayaks in North Wales

Scratch your name and details into the top of the boat, it might be a deterrant. GPS chips melted into the hull are needed at manufacture, once this is done by all manufacturers nobody will ever nick a boat again. They can be clearly displayed on the top of a boat so if they are cut out its pretty o...
by Ollie5
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The past 18 months....
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: The past 18 months....

Awsome paddling! Nice Vid :)
by Ollie5
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thermals
Replies: 14
Views: 1977

Re: Thermals

Check out the Immersion Research fleece it seems just as warm when its wet, which seems quite a lot in big water or playing in holes.
by Ollie5
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Mamba vs Burn
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Mamba vs Burn

Depending on your size its well worth checking out the Nomad as well, I had a med Burn but lost weight through paddling and needed a smaller boat, The Mamba 8.1 was too big but the 7.6 too small, I tested both the small Burn and 8.1 Nomad. I opted for the Nomad and after about 10 trips I can honestl...
by Ollie5
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted-Werner Cranks
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Wanted-Werner Cranks

I've got some Sidekick 194 cranks you can have for £125 available, used but still in ok condition

Mark
by Ollie5
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: STOLEN LL Jefe Grande, Blue
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: STOLEN LL Jefe Grande, Blue

These guys need catching! we were at Treweryn that weekend and I took my van and put all 13 boats from the group in purely cos of the recent thefts. You need to be extra careful unfortunately.
by Ollie5
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video producers that impress me
Replies: 28
Views: 2120

Re: Video producers that impress me

Great find Ollie. I just wish that when people uploaded their videos to Vimeo etc that they would add keywords to them in the "tags" box so that it is possible to find the videos in searches. I miss a lot of videos because people do not do this since they do not appear in Vimeo search results for b...
by Ollie5
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking Joys
Replies: 42
Views: 2828

Re: Kayaking Joys

I used to really enjoy looking back upstream at hard rapids :-) These days I look forward to enjoying adventurous river paddling again when my children are a little older and my wife tells me I can go paddling again :-/ Giles Its fantastic when they get older, I tell my Mrs when I'm going paddling ...
by Ollie5
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video producers that impress me
Replies: 28
Views: 2120

Re: Video producers that impress me


Well worth a watch Upper Dart in high flows some nice bankside footage to mix it up, some v good other ones on his page as well.
by Ollie5
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking Joys
Replies: 42
Views: 2828

Re: Kayaking Joys

I used to really enjoy looking back upstream at hard rapids :-) These days I look forward to enjoying adventurous river paddling again when my children are a little older and my wife tells me I can go paddling again :-/ Giles Its fantastic when they get older, I tell my Mrs when I'm going paddling ...
by Ollie5
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking Joys
Replies: 42
Views: 2828

Re: Kayaking Joys

When I look at the Dartcom and see 25mm and rising...Game On!!
by Ollie5
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: wanted: dagger nomad
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: wanted: dagger nomad

Are you looking for an 8.1 Rowan? my mate Nige has one for sale and he lives close to Cardiff WW centre, I was considering buying it before I decided on biting the bullet and getting a new one.

Mark

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 71#p655271
by Ollie5
Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger G-force 6.3 for sale £200 (Pembs)
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Dagger G-force 6.3 for sale £200 (Pembs)

Any chance of some pics please I am interested?

mark@theleadspecialists.co.uk

Thanks,

Mark
by Ollie5
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: The new guy, Torbay/SW, saying hi & looking for partners
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: The new guy, Torbay/SW, saying hi & looking for partners

If you live in Totnes your better to join the Totnes Canoe club, they meet on the last saturday of every month at the Totnes pool 5-7pm. They have coaching and peer trips on various rivers. There is a club trip on the 23rd Sept for members on the river Avon estuary. should be attended by 30 plus pad...
by Ollie5
Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyrahna kayak airbags pair
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Pyrahna kayak airbags pair

D Stewart wrote:Hi mark postage £2 each if that's ok so £22 if you want them if not
Let me know won't let them go until you decide thanks
Yes thats cool, I'll PM my address details, if you PM me your bank details I'll transfer £22 this evening.
cheers,

Mark
by Ollie5
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyrahna kayak airbags pair
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Pyrahna kayak airbags pair

PhilBoland wrote:If these aren't sold, I'll take them. Am in Preston so can pick up

Let me know cheers.
It would have been nice if you had let us conclude our business before jumping in some 13 hr later! If your that desperate then you have them..they are only £30 delivered anyway!!