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by ion
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kids helmets -- which one?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Kids helmets -- which one?

When my kid turned 3 I bought him a Sweet Blaster (S/M) to replace the Bike helmet that was the universal helmet we used for all sports upto that point. In truth he's a very big kid for his age and whilst the helmet fit well with the supplied foam plus adjustment, he could still manage to get the ch...
by ion
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kids BA vs spraydeck
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: kids BA vs spraydeck

One factor for me (And I'm generally still paddling with kids younger than 7 in a duo) is the potential panic/entrapment factor that a skirt could bring, so generally always using an oversized snapdragon skirt with the tube doubled over outside the BA so they can easily push and swim out leaving the...
by ion
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kick-ass WW around Odda, Norway
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Kick-ass WW around Odda, Norway

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words....



by ion
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shorts with liner
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Shorts with liner

The neoprene lined Sweet shorts have treated me kindly and lasted really well...so well in fact that my belly no longer fits in them. Athletic fit, not fat dad fit.
by ion
Sun May 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking holyday to Idaho
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Kayaking holyday to Idaho

We'll the advice you got from Dave is excellent then. Avoid any internal flights in the US if you are bringing boats. Your best bet is probably Virgin Atlantic (unless they changed their baggage rules recently) ...that would mean San Francisco, Las Vegas or Seattle direct from the UK. All 3 are long...
by ion
Fri May 10, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking holyday to Idaho
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Kayaking holyday to Idaho

Have you specific goals or date ranges? There's a lot to say about Idaho but would like it to be useful to you.
by ion
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Werner splits - grease for easier splitting?
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Werner splits - grease for easier splitting?

I'd try graphite ...i.e take a regular pencil and scribble all over that joint (That's probably exactly what is in the product in Stowels suggestion)
by ion
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Just for fun........
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Just for fun........

Okay let's analize the risk. Water will be reasonable temp (most year round). At 30 ft into aerated water, risk of injury from flat landing minimal. Deep pool with no big rocks to avoid. The only (and very) significant danger is the drop just below with the super holdy hole. But safety set up and r...
by ion
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.

I've lost way more friends to the river than I have fingers to count. Many of these I learned about promptly via social style media, especially when they occurred in far flung places. This is the nature of the kayaking diaspora and for this information I am thankful.
by ion
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Czech Republic for our summer trip?
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Czech Republic for our summer trip?

I've paddled a lot in the Czech Republic in various seasons. There is natural flow paddling in the Northern Mountains bordering Poland and in the Southern Mountains bordering Germany/Austria that's decent quality. There is also paddling in the those neighboring countries immediately over the borders...
by ion
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do I re-proof a drysuit?
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: How do I re-proof a drysuit?

......... the hardcore, van living, scumbag paddler you would be in an parallel universe. ...hardcore, van living, scumbag paddler you secretly wish you were? :) I'm fairly offended by the characterization that as a proud Kokatat drysuit owner I'm not a hardcore, truck living, scumbag paddler. The ...
by ion
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foot entrapment
Replies: 18
Views: 2223

Re: Foot entrapment

In ~25 years of kayaking I've never seen a foot entrapment. I was on a WWSR course recently and the instructor said that it was so unlikely it had been dropped from the syllabus. Clearly, from this story, it can happen, but is it a major risk or one in a million? It always seemed to me that it woul...
by ion
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it true that.........?
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: Is it true that.........?

Frankly, At 25% making duplicate tools to address the European market starts to sound cost effective.
by ion
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Can't seem to find Bill to post a new photo...want to run with it Poke? Or someone else burning to post a good photo challenge?
by ion
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Indeed! the Voidomatis in Greece. A great river name...off you go Bill.
by ion
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

No other takers? Poke you might have to name this and let me pass the baton. Headwaters *AND* putin...water temp 4C

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by ion
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are Zet / Pyranha / Dagger footrest bolts compatible with Riots?
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Are Zet / Pyranha / Dagger footrest bolts compatible with Riots?

Pretty sure Dagger in the US are still an imperial sized thread, not metric. Can't speak for licensed Dagger made in UK though.
Why not buy some regular nuts at your local DIY store...see what fits then order accordingly. Or ask Corran on FB/email.
by ion
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Poke wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:40 am
haha. I'm fairly sure I know this one :-)
Still pretty niche!

Does it start off as a dry riverbed with quite an impressive spring by any chance?
Indeed Poke! Quite unusual! Would be fun to try to get on the normally dry upper upper after serious wet weather
by ion
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

DaveBland wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:09 am
I'm gonna guess about 70m east of me (now)
Feather?
The Feather is 150miles North of you (now)...I'm seeing a trend with you and navigation. Also the wrong continent for this river.
by ion
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

I am genuinely running out of pictures to post in this thread that anyone has a hope of getting.....try this:

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by ion
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Lava Falls, Grand Canyon
by ion
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gd 2-3 in the Oetz area early August
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Gd 2-3 in the Oetz area early August

The classic class2 section on the Vorderrhein in Switzerland is also within striking distance...bonus, train shuttle.
by ion
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

I would like to paddle with Sam Ellis (whom I haven't crossed paths with yet) I briefly met him in Switzerland, a few weeks back. Seemed a nice enough chap, but the main topic of conversation afterwards was whether the shirtless wall of muscle we'd just encountered was actually Ragnar Lothbrok. He'...
by ion
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

See now Roo you've made me realize I can improve my answer further! I want to paddle with all our kids, tell them our stories, share our experiences, see the world through their eyes. One of last years trips where it wasn't about all the big name boaters tagging along: https://www.facebook.com/nicho...
by ion
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

Ha! This is such a subjective topic. First off I think that "The best paddlers" doesn't in any way translate into the "The best to go paddling with". For me personally I've paddled with or met on the river more than half of those named so far in this thread. They have at various times represented th...
by ion
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: OT: repairing an inflatable hot tub!
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: OT: repairing an inflatable hot tub!

https://www.nrs.com/learn/repair-pvc-an ... -boats.asp

Probably able to source quality PVC repair materials from Marine suppliers in the UK I'd guess.
by ion
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Adrian has it, the Jarbidge-Bruneau combo. A high desert adventure in the middle of absolutely nowhere.
by ion
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

This run starts in a state immediately adjacent to Arizona but finishes 72miles later in a different state. You will also pass this sign whilst running shuttle:
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by ion
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Dave, I've gone all North America on your ass...lets see you exploit that advantage. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to find I'm the only Brit who has paddled this multiday run given it's elusive seasonality. I'll even give you two pics. http://ianbuckley.net/IB1_0446_sm.JPG http://ianbuckley.net/I...
by ion
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 129776

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Krikello in Greece?