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by stonercanoe
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: trespass about to become a criminal offence
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: trespass about to become a criminal offence

I know the Ramblers Association is fighting this legislation. Not heard from CW or BC.......? Not sure Parliament can now legislate on this in Wales, I am pretty sure powers around land use are devolved, but not criminal law? Maybe London can legislate on this in Wales? Constitutional lawyer needed!...
by stonercanoe
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Times article
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: Times article

Great thing with SUPs, they are not boats, so all those no boating signs.......
Jason
by stonercanoe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Phoenix

Definitely don't want something difficult to roll!!......
Jason.
by stonercanoe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Phoenix
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Phoenix

Wavesport Phoenix for sale near me. Thinking of changing my boat.
Anyone paddle one of these? Any good? Total no?
Any thoughts appreciated.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr
Replies: 25
Views: 7309

Re: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr

Mill Falls section will run this evening, maybe tomorrow?
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Syphon madness on twitter.
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Syphon madness on twitter.

Cavers do things similar to this, but in the dark, wearing baggy suits and wellies.......
Not condoning it mind!
Jason
by stonercanoe
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!
Replies: 17
Views: 825

Re: WW rivers in the UK with the same name!

I think in Wales there are also 5 Dulas and a Dulais!
Jason
by stonercanoe
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Old town 119
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Old town 119

Last time I bought Old Town canoes, a local canoe hire company was importing a container from the States, and we added ours to their order.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Boating up -river
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Boating up -river

In North America they compete in poling competitions up stream in canoes. There is a world championships. If I remember correctly an aptly named Harry Rock was world champion several times. Poling is really hard work and if you get it wrong, instantly wet. Good laugh in the summer with a couple of l...
by stonercanoe
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2579

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Every one again thanks for the comments. Would have been nice if some one from BC had given input? Playing devil's advocate, if really senior people at BC were asked their preference, whether they could have legally clear open access, or at least 2 golds guaranteed at every Olympics and World Champi...
by stonercanoe
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2579

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Had my response back from my MP, basically his response is, blah blah blah blah blah, voluntary agreements, blah blah blah. Have you seen the signs the Wye and Usk Foundation have had up for ages on the Usk? These signs have EAW, and Welsh Assembly , Coutryside Council for Wales logo on them . NRW h...
by stonercanoe
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2579

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Hi Pam, still being abused in 2020. This should have been resolved years ago. As long as BC get their medals then all is fine. With the advent of more artificial courses for slalom who needs river access? I know this is cynical, but that is how I feel. Fed up and let down. I know about the new campa...
by stonercanoe
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2579

Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Saturday 7 March I was kayaking the Usk from Sennibridge to Brecon with two friends, one happens to be 17, the other female. As we arrived at Aberbran I saw a car go over the bridge and stop. As we got closer the driver was in the field river left at the river's edge and aggressively started shoutin...
by stonercanoe
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Yscir
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Yscir

Ran it 0.45 after the big storm , still no portages apart from the weir. Pleasantly surprised.
Jas
by stonercanoe
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Age range, beat this?
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Age range, beat this?

Can you beat this?
Paddled the Usk today, oldest 78, youngest 3, on a bit of grade 2 mainly grade 1.
75 year age difference! Can anyone beat that?
Jason.
by stonercanoe
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon

Sorry, am I being dull? Is CW asking us to not paddle this section? If I have a legal right to navigate all year round, which is CW policy, and a land owner's bridge falls on me, then surely the land owner is liable? If the owner takes 10 years to fix the bridge then this section is closed for 10 ye...
by stonercanoe
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

Don't know if the honesty box is new. A local told me about it.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

John fancy ruining a conspiracy theory! Spoken to a mate who lives in Crickhowell, they do have a traffic warden at the weekend and he is enthusiastic in doing his job! Some good news, if you have a lot of cars, on the weekend you can park in the high school car park if you make a donation in an hon...
by stonercanoe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

Sorry, did not read them .
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

Don't know who issued the tickets. There are no traffic wardens in Crickhowell, so has to be police?
Or the landowner's game warden is a special constable on a weekend???????
It will be interesting to see what happens to badly parked cars next time Green Man is on?
by stonercanoe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

In my understanding that has always been the law. I live locally and you never see the police. The pavement goes nowhere as it finishes there. With my conspiracy hat on has an anti paddling land owner made a complaint? I know on busy days other outdoor users such as walkers/dog walkers park there. J...
by stonercanoe
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Warning warning Crickhowell

Did Brecon to Crickhowell today in canoe, 4 and a half hours, not bad! At Crickhowell opposite the small layby, 3 cars were parked on the pavement, not in the way nor blocking the gate, and they all got parking tickets. I have parked there for 20 years and not had a problem. Don't understand it as t...
by stonercanoe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northern Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Northern Spain

Trying to remember what I have paddled west of Sort. Rio Gallego, grade 2 to 3, dam release, did it once. Rio Ara, have done this several times. Great run. Two sections that can be run as one. 7km grade 4, really good, then 15 km of 2 to 3 with 1 grade 4, equally nice. Friends have done the section ...
by stonercanoe
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon

At lower levels there are more surf waves Aberbran to Brecon than Sennibridge to Aberbran, in my opinion.
Both sections go well together. Aberbran down is a great intro to white water.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kids helmets -- which one?
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Kids helmets -- which one?

Quite a few brands do centre helmets and these often come in small, extra small sizes.
I would recommend trying helmets on to make sure it fits, is comfy, and for children looks good!
Jason
by stonercanoe
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon

Ran it Saturday. The fishing boards are permanent but easily avoided.
The bridge was badly damaged last winter and is being fixed. I guess it could fall down on you the moment you pass under it, but looks solid enough.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kids BA vs spraydeck
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: kids BA vs spraydeck

As a club we use children's nylon and neoprene decks for the dynamo. To start with in the pool before going outside the choice was the child's, being supported by a coach.
When ready they very quickly used the neoprene deck.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3178

Re: Gone very quiet

I don't do Facebook!
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Yscir
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Yscir

Ran it low, 0.38 , no portages. Very nice woman let us put in through her garden! The normal get on had nettles and brambles and I was in shorts.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Lower Grywne
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Lower Grywne

Ran it today 10.03.2019, level 0.35. No portages apart from the weir. Jason