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by RizzRat
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP layout
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: HPP layout

Inlet gate is a hole apart from on Full Flow Fridays
by RizzRat
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Nile/Nile River Festival 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 462

White Nile/Nile River Festival 2016

Just a quickie for anyone potentially going to the festival in a few weeks.....

Ugandan visa costs have gone up to 100USD payable at customs
by RizzRat
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: fs jackson 4 fun
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: fs jackson 4 fun

Did this boat sell?
by RizzRat
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gym Work For Kayaking
Replies: 25
Views: 3865

Re: Gym Work For Kayaking

So as part of a combatting fear mission I always try to stay fit and strong! Whilst I appreciate this won't be for some/most I do a combination of the following about 4-5 times a week Spin - heavy cardio and cycling isn't bad for hips Metafit/Insanity - heavy cardio and body weight conditioning Runn...
by RizzRat
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FS - Esquif Taureau OC1
Replies: 1
Views: 392

FS - Esquif Taureau OC1

My partner is selling his Esquif Taureau - not that there is anything wrong with it he just isn't using it often enough to warrant it as his 4th boat!!!! Specs as follows http://www.esquif.com/en/whitewater/taureau/ It is outfitted with a saddle etc - photos available on request. The seal around the...
by RizzRat
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling with a stoma
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Paddling with a stoma

Hi there A young (ish - 17) lad I know has had numerous bowel and bladder surgeries which has left him with "buttons" I think is the technical term. The initial button was quite proud of his skin. My mother is a keen sewer and made him a little pad and belt to go over it so it didn't catch on his sp...
by RizzRat
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good universities for whitewater:
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: Good universities for whitewater:

Would be helpful to know if you were any good at physics....

For example Imperial is great for science and great for kayaking but has stiff entry grades!!
by RizzRat
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bicep tendinosis and kayaking
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Bicep tendinosis and kayaking

I picked this up about a year or so ago.... Unfortunately we never got to the bottom of the cause as I do more upper body things than just kayaking. However the treatment the same as any tendonitis - ice ice baby!! Also lay off the repetitive activity that is causing the issue in the first place! Ta...
by RizzRat
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Core exercises for back pain
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Core exercises for back pain

Evidently you're meant to sit at your desk sucking your belly button in to your spine or something.....
by RizzRat
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Core exercises for back pain
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Core exercises for back pain

Cannot echo the above post more!!!! You won't tell if you're "form" is correct or not unless you have someone else watching. Pilates is great as is yoga - try a class they're actually pretty hard core. Also running believe it or not - your abs/core help you lift your knees. Front crawl in the pool i...
by RizzRat
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Kent - Rock throwing natives
Replies: 147
Views: 12745

Re: River Kent - Rock throwing natives

These guys were out in force on Sunday - not rocks this time but casting fishing lines in front of us!

Fun times - one even tried to advise us he was the land owner and we were illegally paddling.
by RizzRat
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet - I know this has been questioned before but.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: Sweet - I know this has been questioned before but.....

Mine too - made me feel like Sweet were pulling my leg!!!!!!!!
by RizzRat
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet - I know this has been questioned before but.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Sweet - I know this has been questioned before but.....

Can you wear the snowboarding helmets for kayaking?

Been advised the new snowboarding ones are different and if you have an accident abroad you aren't insured.

Can't see how that is the case but nevermind

discuss....
by RizzRat
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW paddling. Why do you do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1735

Re: WW paddling. Why do you do it?

Coz I'm too broken to play hockey any more

also didnt really get given an option from my Dad
by RizzRat
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: sacrilege
Replies: 22
Views: 2719

Re: sacrilege

See carrying it as an extra work out - defo required as general boating does not raise the heart rate anywhere near enough to really be counted as cardio!!! :)

Becca
by RizzRat
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling on the Allier - in a playboat?
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Paddling on the Allier - in a playboat?

Both myself and Poke of UKRBG fame were let loose on those sections as 4 year olds in our own boats. I think you will be just fine!

There used to be an epic ice cream shop at the get off at Lavoute-Chilhac.....

Becca
by RizzRat
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps with a toddler
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: French Alps with a toddler

Hi Ali!!! There is a really nice peaceful park in Briancon. It is in off the roundabout that leads up to the Old Town. Also I have really fond memories of playing at Embrum lake! Which is good for Durance runs. There's a cafe and children's play area there. Also there is a park next to the Argentier...
by RizzRat
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worlwide Cheap Locations With Good Water
Replies: 22
Views: 1810

Re: Worlwide Cheap Locations With Good Water

Well wish me luck for my Bilharzia party I'm gonna have to have when I take my meds this month!

The local South Africans seem to be happy taking the medication every 6 months!
by RizzRat
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worlwide Cheap Locations With Good Water
Replies: 22
Views: 1810

Re: Worlwide Cheap Locations With Good Water

The stuff to fix Schistosomiasis or Bilharzia is £7 from the muzungu pharmacy in Jinja - don't let that put you off!!!!!!

Hairy Lemon is something like 30 dollars a day including all your food! Wonderful place!
by RizzRat
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Kayak Insurance?

Claimed for a large creeker with a split (2 years old) through impact and a lost paddle in Slovenia. No quibbles.

(We did say the split was from a grade 2 rather than the grade 4 it was actually on - just in case)
by RizzRat
Wed May 07, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Noguera Palleresa
Replies: 11
Views: 2414

Re: Noguera Palleresa

In July it releases EVERY day!
by RizzRat
Tue May 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Noguera Palleresa
Replies: 11
Views: 2414

Re: Noguera Palleresa

Hey!

Went for a little playboating trip last year!! Releases every day around 10 ish for the upper sections and at about 1 ish the water reaches the lower sections.

We were there in July - it was hot the beer was cold and the river turned on as if by magic every day!

Becca
by RizzRat
Thu May 01, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: WW Grand Prix - Round 1
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Re: WW Grand Prix - Round 1

Thats like scoffing at Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce vs Usain Bolt!!!!!!!!! They're the same age both the fastest in their gender yet street lengths apart. Sprinting is like playboating - explosive strength. Sorry, don't agree (scoff!). The difference between the fastest men and women sprinters is about ...
by RizzRat
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: WW Grand Prix - Round 1
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Re: WW Grand Prix - Round 1

You'd be surprised - crazy difference in strength!!! Especially in competitors like Dane and Nick Troutman - they're pretty young. Thats like scoffing at Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce vs Usain Bolt!!!!!!!!! They're the same age both the fastest in their gender yet street lengths apart. Sprinting is like p...
by RizzRat
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST WERNER SHERPA @ MEM LLANGOLLEN
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: LOST WERNER SHERPA @ MEM LLANGOLLEN

Found - awesome staff took it on to the cafe. Cheers
by RizzRat
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST WERNER SHERPA @ MEM LLANGOLLEN
Replies: 1
Views: 531

LOST WERNER SHERPA @ MEM LLANGOLLEN

Hello

A teenager has misplaced their Sherpa at mile end mill. To save her ironing for the rest of her life please could you get in touch.

Cheers

Bex
by RizzRat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11700

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

Can I be the first to play typo bingo????
by RizzRat
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sort Spain Beta
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Sort Spain Beta

Lancs - lots of creeking however you would need to be there about now! Or fall on freak storm - I went in August. It was 30 degrees and very very sunny so less creeking more playing.
by RizzRat
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sort Spain Beta
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Sort Spain Beta

Hey! I went for 10 days playboating and cerveza last summer. There is white water at about Grade 1-3 but when we were there it had rained so the Grade 3 section was scattered with massive hole which handed out some alps worthy beatdowns. The town has a great play hole above the bridge and a slalom c...