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by GosforthStu
Sun May 11, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: after a spare paddle
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Wanted: after a spare paddle

Hey,

Im looking for a spare paddle, as ive just snapped my main paddle and now on my spare. Anything around 2m'ish with a 45 feather, not cranked!

Thanks
by GosforthStu
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norway Logisitics
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: Norway Logisitics

Thanks For the tips on Telemark,Ive started checking everything out in the guide book !

Also good to know the Fuels the same, il live in Newcastle so far the ferry to the dam is gonna be easiest!

Ive heard rumor theirs a cargo ferry from Newcastle to Norway, Does anyone know how to book it?

Cheers
by GosforthStu
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norway Logisitics
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Norway Logisitics

Gonna head to Norway I think this year, anybody got some tips, shortcuts, money saving ideas ? Ive also ordered the Norway Whitewater Guide By Jens Klatt, Olaf Obsommer, Is their any other books worth looking at? I tried to put a travel itinerary together from Newcastle to Voss, This is what Ive co...
by GosforthStu
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ditches on Skye!
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Ditches on Skye!

Was it the river sligachan you checked out or the burn that runs into it dearg mor ? The one that caught my eyes was the seasaich running into vikisgill burn, then down into loch haraport! Looked at the one running in behind the youth hostel, looks nuts, definitely worth a recce when theirs water! i...
by GosforthStu
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ditches on Skye!
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Ditches on Skye!

Ive had a few days walking on the south of the island and managed to combine this with some kayak recce! Has anyone done, or know anyone that has paddled some of Skye's ditches/rivers? Any pics, vids or links to guides!

Cheers!
by GosforthStu
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's downright Plain Lazy!
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Re: It's downright Plain Lazy!

How does this work?

"Ill get it done on a rainy day"
by GosforthStu
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15519

Re: Alps conditions

Just had an excellent day today, we hit briancon gorge, then the upper guisane followed by a proper pumping lower guisane, the best level I've ever paddled it! Levels seem medium to high everywhere! Has anyone paddled anything on the guil yet? Where hoping to paddle some sections tomorrow including ...
by GosforthStu
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone Somewhere In the Alps with fairly sensible levels
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: Anyone Somewhere In the Alps with fairly sensible levels

Me and a few pals are headed to Brianconn Friday, the levels look huge at the moment!
by GosforthStu
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15519

Re: Alps conditions

Ive just been flicking through the guides for Italy in the 3rd edition Guide Book, and trying to compare levels that are detailed in cubic meters compared to the http://www.ckfiumi.net site. Is the measurement on the website the height of the river, and im expecting the green mark means paddleable, ...
by GosforthStu
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tallest drop?
Replies: 18
Views: 2377

Re: Tallest drop?

banzer wrote: It's going to be dammed pretty soon.
How soon, do you know ? Looks like a runner !
by GosforthStu
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15519

Re: Alps conditions

Can anyone gauge this, i was going to hazard a guess at low to medium ? http://www.alpeskayak.fr/webcams-et-videos/webcams-des-hautes-alpes/la-webcam-des-combe-de-chateau-queyras/ Ive also found this webcam for the Ubaye I think, http://www.ubaye.com/webcam-riviere-ubaye-eau-vive-raft-kayak-rafting....
by GosforthStu
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Car Hire in the french Alps !
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Car Hire in the french Alps !

Im with a group heading to the french alps, and we've decided to get all of us and boats in one car then hire a shuttle car in the alps to save on fuel and costs! Can anyone recommend any hire company's out their?
by GosforthStu
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainfall prediction/monitoring sites
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Rainfall prediction/monitoring sites

I Always use http://www.metcheck.com/UK/ They combine data from loads of weather models and give detailed forecasts with lots of handy tools! I also use the http://www.metoffice.gov.uk to see the 2 day radar prediction, and also their 24hr observations. Both of these sites used together seem to give...
by GosforthStu
Sat May 25, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps Back up plan!
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Alps Back up plan!

Hey, Weve got a small group of paddlers heading out to the French Alps in the last week of June, looking at conditions it may have a chance of being pretty Epic out their. Incas it gets ridiculously massive were gonna devise a back up plan, What are the best options to consider within the Alps or En...
by GosforthStu
Sun May 19, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green

Its in Newcastle at the moment!
by GosforthStu
Sun May 19, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/8754010362_ff1cb554a1.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/82075354@N07/8754010362/ by GosforthStu , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/8752885699_daf242698c.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/82075354@N07/8752885699/ by GosforthStu , on Flickr http://farm8.st...
by GosforthStu
Fri May 17, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Alps Trip 22nd - 30th of June
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Alps Trip 22nd - 30th of June

Hey, where on the way to the alps, (Briancon Area) on June 22nd till the 29th, were taking the trusty shuttle bike for the duration but it would be good to hook up and help out if anyone else was in need of shuttles, just to make it a tad easier on the group lakky James as hes gonna be knackered aft...
by GosforthStu
Mon May 06, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!
Replies: 11
Views: 2996

Re: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!

Bobs Video of our run!
by GosforthStu
Mon May 06, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Usway Burn
Replies: 2
Views: 3131

Re: Usway Burn

Video
by GosforthStu
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: Usway Burn
Replies: 2
Views: 3131

Re: Usway Burn

by GosforthStu
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'Grinding the crack'
Replies: 33
Views: 5305

Re: 'Grinding the crack'

Poke wrote:It's an incredible example of muscle memory/training/presence of mind/fast reactions


Check these guys, ultimate risk no chute or safety, Makes corliss look a little tamer! @ 9m:44s
by GosforthStu
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!
Replies: 11
Views: 2996

Re: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!

You can get within 2k of davidsons linn, the VW transporter managed the track fine, so did bobs smax to be fair! The walks worth the goods!
by GosforthStu
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!
Replies: 11
Views: 2996

Re: Hopefully a first descent, heres the wezzit!

Davidsons Linn sure is, we paddled it yesterday, an excellent run continuous fun and about 14k long, me Bob Evans and James Connor got down it. Found 3 easy portages, (fence and trees in calm areas and one nasty stepped weir), and some nice ledges drops n slides. Its the most remote paddle Ive been ...
by GosforthStu
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale - Liquid Logic Stomper 90
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

Re: For Sale - Liquid Logic Stomper 90

Is this for sale could I See some pics please!

stugridley@facebook.com
by GosforthStu
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Engineered Log Jam, flood control ?
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Engineered Log Jam, flood control ?

This may have been approached before, I was just doing an internet recce research on some linns and tribs up in the Cheviots, Whilst finding some interesting pictures and locations I came across this. http://www.cheviotfutures.co.uk/ourprojects.php?id=100031 'Bar Apex' LogJams: These features mimic ...
by GosforthStu
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green

I got it in 2009, its got the full elite outfitting, il get some pictures up tomorrow night, £400 Jackson Specs: Length - 194 cms / 6'4.4" Width - 68 cms / 26.8" Height - 34 cms / 13.4" Weight - 15 kg / 33 lbs Volume - 227 ltr / 60 gal Cockpit Length - 92 cms / 36.2" Cockpit Width - 54 cms / 21.3" M...
by GosforthStu
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green
Replies: 6
Views: 555

FS Jackson Superstar, Lime Green

Jackson Superstar for sale or swap (another creek boat), Lime green with full outfitting, air seat and happy feet! Open to offers, Photos to come.
It needs a bit dusting so im taking it down to the barrage tomorrow night if anyone wants a look!
by GosforthStu
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: FLUSHIEMERE BECK
Replies: 5
Views: 5416

Re: FLUSHIEMERE BECK