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by JacobFF
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water in Jordan
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: White Water in Jordan

Thank you for your answers guys. I have a couple of friends moving to Jordan next month. They don't paddle but it's always good to know if you can expand on a trip.
by JacobFF
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water in Jordan
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

White Water in Jordan

This is a musing post. Does anyone know if there's any white water paddling to be had in Jordan?

Yes I'm aware it's hot and sandy but you never know.
by JacobFF
Thu May 21, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anybody driving from Scotland to the French Alps this week?
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Anybody driving from Scotland to the French Alps this we

Can you wait until June? I'll be heading to a chalet just 5 minutes from the shop, going down the m6 late Thursday night 18 June / Friday morning 19 June.
by JacobFF
Wed May 13, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stopping overnight in France
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

Re: Stopping overnight in France

I've used the F1 Hotels before in France and will be doing so again. Very cheap and cheerful.

Last time we hired a small room 2 in the double, 1 in the bunkbed and 1 on the floor. Or you can splash out and get more rooms.

Rooms start at about 30 quid.

http://www.hotelf1.com/gb/home/index.shtml
by JacobFF
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry trousers
Replies: 18
Views: 1773

Re: Dry trousers

I have a pair of Reed Chillcheater dry trousers and they are very good and cheap. Mine are around 3 years old now and still in good nick, they have even been used skiing. I went for pee zip and velco ankle cuffs, although you can choose what suits you. I really like the high waist as it creates a gr...
by JacobFF
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Pattack
Replies: 5
Views: 4703

Re: River Pattack

There is currently a tree blocking the whole river above the last drop by the car park.
by JacobFF
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cutting shapes in the Alps
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Cutting shapes in the Alps

Got it, cheers.
by JacobFF
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cutting shapes in the Alps
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Cutting shapes in the Alps

Cheers Morsey I enjoyed that. Which river is featured at around 30 seconds?
by JacobFF
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chilly - in fact really freakin cold!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 2437

Re: Chilly - in fact really freakin cold!!!!

Hi Rizzrat Two other things to think about. Make sure you've had a good meal and some breakfast before boating. Also warm hands make for happy paddlers, some pogies to wear when you feel like it are great. I have some Peak ones that work great. Other than that, keep moving, in this weather a couple ...
by JacobFF
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: winter wrap up question
Replies: 21
Views: 2293

Re: winter wrap up question

The budget option is to wear some neoprene shorts or thermal top under your dry kit combo to keep you warm if also wet.
by JacobFF
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found Gyronde, Orange Karnali, Teeside
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Found Gyronde, Orange Karnali, Teeside

From friends in France.

Dear Teeside

Reading Uni have removed your Orange and yellow Knarnali from it's pin and left for you to find on the bank.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?f ... =1&theater

Hope everyone is well.

Jacob
by JacobFF
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: California Guide book ? which one ?
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: California Guide book ? which one ?

Hi Mike Good choice you will have an amazing time. When I went out in 2011 I was also searching for as much information as possible. The River Gypsies book has some of the popular California runs and nice pretty pictures. It's a bit coffee table and really expensive in the UK so you could pick up a ...
by JacobFF
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New paddler wanting help with a trip to France
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: New paddler wanting help with a trip to France

Also if you're looking for some sun, scenery and boating Bovec in Slovenia offers a couple of lovely grade 2/3 sections on the Soca. This would only really cover a 2 or 3 days of boating but the area is stunning and good for walking and biking. Whatever you do, do a WWS & R course, keep boating, sta...
by JacobFF
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner Paddling Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Beginner Paddling Gear

A full leg wetsuit will keep you warm dry or wet and is significantly cheaper. Should be able to find a nice 80's neon one on ebay. I was able to use club boats and paddles whilst starting out. If you join a club and talk to the long time members you'll find most boaters have a store of good old kit...
by JacobFF
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cags for people with Latex Allergies?
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: Cags for people with Latex Allergies?

I use Reed kit. The fit, customer service and price are all great. Also it's completely latex free, I've found some kayaking materials still irritate despite not appearing to contain latex. I find the kit very hard wearing, in comparision to Nookie and Yak (although been using Reed for years now, so...
by JacobFF
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help United Better Their Kayak Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Help United Better Their Kayak Policy

Done and letter size wasn't an issue using the above link.
by JacobFF
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Put-on Parties, Take-out Treats - Celebrate the Awesomeness!
Replies: 28
Views: 1796

Re: Put-on Parties, Take-out Treats - Celebrate the Awesomen

In California finishing a section of the American and being given a beer by some rafters who were shocked we had no "Take out beers". In the French alps being wished to have a "Good sport time" by some EDF employees. Finishing a run in South Wales to get off and find a chippy van had set up in the s...
by JacobFF
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Locking up kayaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Locking up kayaks

Alex,

A cheap tarp will keep it out of sight which will help a lot.

Or you know you can put it back in the club shed but I'm guessing you don't want to do that for some reason.
by JacobFF
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WTF has happened to The Sanna today?
Replies: 21
Views: 2265

Re: WTF has happened to The Sanna today?

As Simon says Austria is high this year. I was out during Jubilee week and we ran Trisanna - Fast and easily inspectable from the road Rosanna - Fast and fun and we managed to run the weir on river right S- Champf - beautiful run Brail Gorge - high but still at guidebook grade Scouls Shulsz (spellin...
by JacobFF
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bunkhouses around Fort William
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Bunkhouses around Fort William

Chrisps

By the phone box on the way in, there's a door marked laundry with racks and two de humidifiers.
by JacobFF
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bunkhouses around Fort William
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Bunkhouses around Fort William

I've been using The Little houses in Roybridge at least once a year for the last 6 years and they're great. Chalets to fit 2 - 8 and a good drying room.

http://www.thelittlehouses.co.uk/village.htm

Also two pubs at the end of the road (one with free internet) and central to most west coast rivers.
by JacobFF
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to pack for flying with kayaks?
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: How to pack for flying with kayaks?

Hi Si Check your weight allowance, when we flew to the states with Virgin last year it was 23 kg. When you check in, get there in good time and make it easy for them. Tell them you weighed the boats and they're all under the limit, put a rope from each grab loop down the middle of the boat through t...
by JacobFF
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Garry - Easter
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: River Garry - Easter

Also the Tummel and the Meig (a long drive but worth) it will go on compensation flow.

The Awe is a pretty gd 2/3 also which on goes on compensation flow.

Reading Uni are up at the same time, lets all pray for rain.
by JacobFF
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: d3o
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: d3o

Second the Brand X elbow pads, I used them biking and boating and they're great and cheap.
by JacobFF
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bunkhouses in Scotland
Replies: 17
Views: 1263

Re: Bunkhouses in Scotland

Having stayed at Snowgoose and the other one in Corpach. I now only use the Little Houses in Roybridge.

http://www.thelittlehouses.co.uk/

Although Reading Uni have booked up a large amount of it for this year.

Hopefully see you guys up there.