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by Kirsten
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley Etain FOUND at Sound of Iona - SEARCH FOR OWNER
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Valley Etain FOUND at Sound of Iona - SEARCH FOR OWNER

Hi Does anyone knows of someone who owns a orange Valley Etain 17.5 and left Island of Erraid heading for Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull on Tuesday evening (16th July)? As per FB page from RNLI Tobermory and Craignure Coastguard Rescue Team the kayak was found adrift with the paddle lodge inside in ...
by Kirsten
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB registration - is this a record?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Re: PLB registration - is this a record?

Wow, there is a record! I sent the email with the new address (what happened to my online change?) last night as I was on night shift. This morning I already got an answer attached the copy of the updated registration. Though, someone hadn't her first coffee yet and there was a typo in the postcode....
by Kirsten
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB registration - is this a record?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Re: PLB registration - is this a record?

Yesterday I got an email
"We recently tried to contact you by post regarding your beacon registration (ADDRESS). Unfortunately our letter was returned to ourselves as unknown."

No wonder, I moved out of ADDRESS 7 months ago and updated to my new address 2 months ago.
by Kirsten
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PLB registration - is this a record?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Re: PLB registration - is this a record?

You are getting paperwork for the registration, not only an email? I recently changed the address on my registration. At least I think I did as I didn't received an email. When I registered the PLB first time, I got an email stating because of time and cost, it will be send electronic only.
by Kirsten
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Still doing the head thing? Boats are living things and they know when you fear them, hate them or just love them. According your signature you hate rolling, quite understandable with your history, but this is not helping either, quite the opposite. I had a long way until I got my roll and I still h...
by Kirsten
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport

Glenfinnan to Mallaig. Bus back to Glenfinnan or (steam) train. Did the shuttle at the beginning and got the midday bus back to the start. On this route you have Freshwater loch, a river (with some wee rapids and a big drop if you get your timing wrong) and finally the sea. Yes, it is a Multiday tr...
by Kirsten
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: Sea kayak trips with shuttles by public transport

Glenfinnan to Mallaig. Bus back to Glenfinnan or (steam) train. Did the shuttle at the beginning and got the midday bus back to the start. On this route you have Freshwater loch, a river (with some wee rapids and a big drop if you get your timing wrong) and finally the sea. Yes, it is a Multiday tri...
by Kirsten
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescues and letting go of the boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3505

Re: Rescues and letting go of the boat

I use a 2mtr line attached from the loop of the spraydeck to a deck cord using karabiners. A line from the spraydeck to the boat? What you are doing in a case of wet exit? There are situations where you want to get away from the boat. Even without capsize, what about a rough landing, landing in sur...
by Kirsten
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescues and letting go of the boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3505

Re: Rescues and letting go of the boat

I saw the rest of the program, at least the bit with the kayaker. He was wearing a waist towline, so I wondered why he didn't attached himself to the kayak, even if he lost the hold of the kayak, he would still be in the vicinity and the kayak is far easier to spot then the paddler. There was no sig...
by Kirsten
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

What's the backdeck rodeo roll? The one starting with head on the backdeck and sweeping the paddle from back to front?
by Kirsten
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

I always thought the backdeck roll was more of a sea kayaking thing. It certainly doesn't look any easier than a standard roll. I've never tried it. Most seakayakers are doing sweep roll and a lot of Riverkayakers do the same. The only different is that a lot of seakayakers actually rest on the bac...
by Kirsten
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

just by centimeters I'm not real vertical with 5'4" (and my arm span is an inch more), but taken my weight in account I'm far too short. I just watch footage from Thursdays pool session, camera was on the front of my boat. My setup is rubbish, I'm barely leaning over and not even where a BA, and the...
by Kirsten
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Just an idea: have you ever tried a Pawlata roll? meaning that you back hand is holding onto the blade. This gives you are bigger lever, but also forcing you to keep you back elbow tucked in and the hand close to the body/hips, you have to sweep with the front arm, at the same time, no bother about ...
by Kirsten
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

in the last video, to much action with the left hand. As this hand is far out of the water it was easier to recognize it when watching the video. Your left hand should stay close to the body and do more or less nothing. Instead it is going first up and then forward, this is causing the diving of the...
by Kirsten
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Just exercise next time rescues / how to prepare for rescues during the trip and yourself are the guinea pig and do rolling. If it is failing, then the group can exercise how to do rescues :P
by Kirsten
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pinkston - how does it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Pinkston - how does it work?

regards insurance, what about SCA membership? I'm in an associated club but also individual member of the SCA and is there not an insurance included in the membership. When I know where eddies are, now I get them, improved my abilities in the last weeks quite a bit and actually going for eddies now ...
by Kirsten
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pinkston - how does it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Pinkston - how does it work?

Is Freestyle not with Playboats and doing fancy stuff with them? I'm absolutely happy when the maximum of my play abilities is a stable surf (get proper on the wave, stay there and leaving it in a controlled way).
by Kirsten
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Map Case recommondations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Re: Map Case recommondations?

Where you open the case, the Velco is so tight, it ripped when I hadn't the fingers in the exact position and this happened to me twice now :O Not sure whether it is an A3. I think it is the smaller of the two sizes Ortlieb is having, when I have an OS Map, then it is the double of the with from a c...
by Kirsten
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pinkston - how does it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Pinkston - how does it work?

but what's the thing about membership? is this just for regular users as a kind of fast track checkin or mandatory for everyone? Being last week to River Garry (Highland), arriving on my own, I was allowed to hook up with one of the 2 groups there. Actually one of the paddlers remembered me from a p...
by Kirsten
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pinkston - how does it work?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Pinkston - how does it work?

I know how the technique behind a artifical WW course is working, that's not the question. I wonder how I can have a go on the course in Pinkston? Will be in August in the area and would have my boat with me, but I don't understand the thing with Park&Play and the membership. I live about 5hours awa...
by Kirsten
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shallow water worries
Replies: 23
Views: 1743

Re: Shallow water worries

I capsized once in less then knee deep water (kayak sideways in the wind when a proper gale hit me by surprise) but I got out after a struggle. I was laying on the backdeck, mouth more or less in the mud/grass, so I couldn't reach the Spraydeck and I had to kick quite a bit with my knees. I've had ...
by Kirsten
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shallow water worries
Replies: 23
Views: 1743

Re: Shallow water worries

I capsized once in less then knee deep water (kayak sideways in the wind when a proper gale hit me by surprise) but I got out after a struggle. I was laying on the backdeck, mouth more or less in the mud/grass, so I couldn't reach the Spraydeck and I had to kick quite a bit with my knees. (it was ac...
by Kirsten
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How to pack a skeg kayak
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: How to pack a skeg kayak

Water in bottles/canister can go behind the footpegs or other big stuff which as a durable bag and can get a bit wet (there seems to be always a bit of water in cockpits). I have 2 seakayaks, both with skeg. One I can take for multiday trips, the other not. From the latter the rear hatch is too low,...
by Kirsten
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Map Case recommondations?
Replies: 12
Views: 1840

Map Case recommondations?

Hi I just damaged my second Ortlieb Map Case this week. Same issue as the first one. When opening the velcro it ripped the plastic at the side. Ok, I was rushing a bit this time, but the same happened with the first and with it I was careful. I have not the option to print out maps and to laminate t...
by Kirsten
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

This guy seems to never had a shoulder injury! I prefer a quick role rather then risking to have my shoulders (and rotator cuffs) out of action for several weeks. Although in quite a few of the demonstrations the boat is nearly flat, why the hell sculling then, just to rise the chance for shoulder i...
by Kirsten
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat to small? I need another one! :(
Replies: 25
Views: 3220

Re: Boat to small? I need another one! :(

Absolutely happy with Sunny. Although I went over with her three times (in summary) on 2 of my 4 runs/sessions after the first time out, I trust her and can relax. Hence I can concentrate much better on my paddling and not being scared a lot of time. Today I was the first time on the Garry (Highland...
by Kirsten
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

mmh, on every river trip would have time for rolling, although I most times one of the shuttle drivers, but during the trip and at the end is enough time. There are playspots like surfwaves or fast eddy lines, where breaking out and in, is exercised. Sometimes this ends up in a capsize anyway. There...
by Kirsten
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42910

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

how is your roll on flat water, when you are capsizing, i.e. doing full speed and then going over or asked someone for an ambush or something like canoe polo? I think my roll is rubbish (my setup is rubbish, that's for sure!) and I can it only on one side, but as soon I'm over I go into setup. To my...
by Kirsten
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High risk sports research - FREE Tablet worth £160
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: High risk sports research - FREE Tablet worth £160

Although "your" definition of High Risk Sport is given at the start of the Survey, I can't agree that all type of kayaking is high risk. As when going by the chance of getting injured (whatever grade) or even being killed, because of doing this sport, then Life itself is a high risk ;) For a lot of ...
by Kirsten
Wed May 24, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat to small? I need another one! :(
Replies: 25
Views: 3220

Re: Boat to small? I need another one! :(

No session on Monday, but today a shorter one on the Findhorn. Bit of play at Logie Bridge before the couple of hundreds yards down to House Rock. River was incredible low. I went down House Rock 3 times and (per accident) got into the eddy just opposite the rock. Although not getting always the lin...