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by DuncanOH
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CIWW FRI PM!
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: CIWW FRI PM!

Yup, living in Bristol but working in Swindon means that there's no way I can make the 10cm session. If it were re-scheduled to a weekend I'd spend a lot more time at CIWW.
by DuncanOH
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fiveten: Canyoneers or Tennies?
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Fiveten: Canyoneers or Tennies?

My tennies started to fall apart after precisely 2 weeks, with the rubber falling away from the side of the shoe and the pull-on tabs at the top of the ankle from ripping off . But they've been in a near-falling apart state for 10 months and still giving me ankle support and holding enough tension f...
by DuncanOH
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New shoes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: New shoes?

It also doesn't show them in contact with water, which we all know is kryptonite for Five Tens.
by DuncanOH
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak storage - shipping container
Replies: 19
Views: 2855

Re: Kayak storage - shipping container

York uni club have used one for as long as I know. It didn't have a dehumidifier and I didn't ever see any fans. All the kit that was hung up properly seemed to dry out pretty well.
by DuncanOH
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies
Replies: 26
Views: 8199

Re: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies

Exactly the same. Bought a pair in March as I'd read some people said they were good for a year. They were coming apart at the seams within 2 months, and I keep mine in good condition, drying them out straight after every use. I'll post pictures when I get some time. I use 5:10 climbing shoes and th...
by DuncanOH
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to save your back while creeking?
Replies: 21
Views: 2538

Re: How to save your back while creeking?

Chalky723 wrote: Where can these carrying harness type thingies be purchased? I don't have the 2 rear/side points on my kayak (Tuna) so not sure how it'd work, but am also looking into a DIY effort.
This was the one I tried at Pyranhafest last year, I think.
by DuncanOH
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to save your back while creeking?
Replies: 21
Views: 2538

Re: How to save your back while creeking?

I think this would make me too small to use a turtle back as with a straight back, the boat would drag on the floor. I'm a bit taller but was surprised when I tried the turtle back as I could mount my Veloc high enough so that it cleared the ground. It's definitely worth finding a turtle back to tr...
by DuncanOH
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Physios in the Midlands
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Physios in the Midlands

Mate, Mike Garmston, cannot recommend him enough: http://www.birminghamphysios.com/ Less than 5 mins walk from Five Ways rail station (handy change from New Street if you don't live in Brum). Used to be a Team GB athletics physio, works for Aston Villa and Bham City football clubs. Ex England runne...
by DuncanOH
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camping Austria
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Camping Austria

If you're under the age of 30, like campfires or beer, or look at the stars after the sun sets (8/9pmish), don't go to Aktiv camping. Really don't go to Aktiv camping.

If you like caravans, trimmed verges, quietly fishing, or have a family, go to Aktiv camping.
by DuncanOH
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder Injury Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Shoulder Injury Survey

The question "What type of paddling were you doing when..." and all of the white-water disciplines are competitive. River-running/creeking doesn't really come under either of these categories, and this is where I think most people I know get their injuries!
by DuncanOH
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zet seat
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Zet seat

I keep this bookmarked!

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... ng#p649843

I'm slightly ashamed to say that I never got round to following his advice so I don't know how easy it is to follow.
by DuncanOH
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help save the Brann!
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Help save the Brann!

We bumped into the landowner who owns a section next to the get-off for the Upper section of the Braan, who said he was planning on opening a bothy for kayakers. Apparently the strongest argument for the scheme is that it'll give them local generation when the main power lines go down, though a frie...
by DuncanOH
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER KENT (Sprint Confluence to Force Falls)
Replies: 30
Views: 13653

Re: RIVER KENT (Sprint Confluence to Force Falls)

Ran it today and someone has taken a chainsaw to that tree - the path is now clear. Thank you Batman!No other trees in the gorge, although the weir in Kendal currently has a hefty branch a couple of metres long wedged on the right side of the centre-slab. Running the weir within a metre either side ...
by DuncanOH
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ben Marr presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Ben Marr presentation

I'm getting pretty stoked about the Birmingham talk tomorrow! Then again I am organising it! The talk is still on but it'd be great to get as many Midlands paddlers there as possible. Tickets are available on the door but will be slightly cheaper if bought online - details below: http://www.eventbri...
by DuncanOH
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Should someone of this calibre be running the ‘Brown'
Replies: 26
Views: 4781

Re: Should someone of this calibre be running the ‘Brown'

Richard Gunton wrote:Christ I must be boring
FTFY

That injury was seriously unlucky. Seen people land flat there and had a tweak but nothing that bad.
by DuncanOH
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Ben Marr UK Tour Feb/March 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: Ben Marr UK Tour Feb/March 2014

Update: Birmingham is a go! Tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ben-marr- ... 5?aff=eorg
by DuncanOH
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Ben Marr coming to the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: Ben Marr coming to the UK

I don't know who's hosting in Birmingham, but there will be a few of us from Birmingham uni club who'll come along :)
by DuncanOH
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Looking for RH Crank Paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Looking for RH Crank Paddle

Sorry should probably also say that I'm based in Birmingham but drive to the South East, Dartmoor and Wales reasonably often.
by DuncanOH
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Looking for RH Crank Paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Looking for RH Crank Paddle

Just replied to your email!
by DuncanOH
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Looking for RH Crank Paddle
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Looking for RH Crank Paddle

Hey, I have some nearly-new 194 Select Blasts. I say nearly new because I used them on grade 2 rivers for a couple of days before deciding they weren't for me, and I've occasionally tried to sell them. All the details are here. By the way, I'm looking for £180 for them rather than the original price.
by DuncanOH
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Erik Boomer's talk: Sarah McNair-Landry to join him.
Replies: 21
Views: 4377

Re: Erik Boomer's talk: Sarah McNair-Landry to join him.

It was lovely to see them on the Dee, although I couldn't stop myself from repeatedly apologising for our rocks!
by DuncanOH
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River A Week Video blog
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: River A Week Video blog

Love the camera setup for the duo :)
by DuncanOH
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley Legacy course's new feature
Replies: 36
Views: 4447

Re: Lee Valley Legacy course's new feature

If there is a standard to be met, then that is the standard so why not just be honest with what the standard is? How standard should a standard paddler paddle if a standard paddler is to paddle the standard? I got the feeling during mine that whilst I was asked to do a lot of things, it was taken a...
by DuncanOH
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED Paddles for river/general use
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: WANTED Paddles for river/general use

Hey, I have some nearly-new 194 Select Blasts. I say nearly new because I used them on grade 2 rivers for a couple of days before deciding they weren't for me, and I've occasionally tried to sell them. All the details are here. By the way, I'm looking for £180 for them rather than the original price.
by DuncanOH
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cities with whitewater and financial services sector!
Replies: 19
Views: 1927

Re: Cities with whitewater and financial services sector!

The location can depend on what you do in financial services. If you're front or maybe middle office then you'll probably have to stick with big financial cities, but if you're back office or operations then quite a lot of banks/firms move them out to provincial towns, e.g. Deutsche Bank have some o...
by DuncanOH
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayakers in London?
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Kayakers in London?

If you're still on the uni boating scene then Imperial canoe club are a bunch of good lads.
by DuncanOH
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Destruction of The Sanna
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Destruction of The Sanna

Hydro is only really valuable as a power source if it can be controlled to provide constant generation or can be released during peak demand, which requires a constant large flow of water or a dam, and the Sanna and its valley respectively are too small to provide that. It does provide a slightly ch...
by DuncanOH
Fri May 17, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Select Blast Paddles
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: FS: Select Blast Paddles

Am heading up to Tryweryn Fest, I'd quite like to sell them this weekend so come & make me an offer!
by DuncanOH
Wed May 15, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Select Blast Paddles
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: FS: Select Blast Paddles

Up to the top.
by DuncanOH
Sat May 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Select Blast Paddles
Replies: 2
Views: 613

FS: Select Blast Paddles

I've got a Select Blast Paddle for sale: - 194cm - Medium sized blades - Ergonomic cranked shaft with a 45 degree feather (right-handed) - Carbon-kevlar blades, carbon shaft I bought them last September but I didn't get on with the 45 feather, I only used them for 2 days on grade 2/3, treating them ...