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by Niall Milner
Sun May 03, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Film: Too High
Replies: 23
Views: 6053

Re: New Film: Too High

This isn't the usual "I'll watch it for 3 minutes while flicking between work and Facebook in my break" sort of online video. Its the "I'm going to sit down with some friends and blankets and some munchies and watch a movie" sort of film. Indeed. Plumbed the tablet into the TV and me and the kids w...
by Niall Milner
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: J-stroke vs Stern rudder
Replies: 17
Views: 3459

Re: J-stroke vs Stern rudder

In my experience it comes down to the 'reset' speed afforded by the 'J' over the 'goon' (every days a school day, didn't know that's what it's called!). As a whitewater kayaker first and foremost you tend to think that strokes are about power at crux moments, when canoeing it's generally more about ...
by Niall Milner
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dealing with loss of ability and drive
Replies: 38
Views: 4470

Re: Dealing with loss of ability and drive

Do you paddle for 'GoPro Glory', or because it makes you smile? You don't have to be pushing the very edges of your ability every single time you sit in a boat to be enjoying yourself. Anyway, kids will only make Grd2/3 a whole load more fun if you get a 16' Canoe for the family! (and they aren't th...
by Niall Milner
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ideas for medical electives with kayaking
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: Ideas for medical electives with kayaking

A bit closer to home - The Belford at Fort William

....seriously, some of my medic friends had a great time there and it does match your criteria. Not as 'exotic' as the foreign suggestions but it is some of the best boating in the UK. Pre-work run on the Nevis?

Niall
by Niall Milner
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: bow stall conspiracy
Replies: 16
Views: 2554

Re: bow stall conspiracy

Don't think about the stall, just get the flatwater cartwheel nailed first.

Once you can swap ends, making it stop is way easier than trying to figure out double pumping and at the same time holding it back a bit to create a stall.

Niall
by Niall Milner
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cities with whitewater and financial services sector!
Replies: 19
Views: 1835

Re: Cities with whitewater and financial services sector!

Edinburgh? Not quite as full on as London, but there's still a few Banks and Funds based there. It is also an awesome city to live in, there's always something going on.

Niall
by Niall Milner
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Aberdeen Uni Canoe Club Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Aberdeen Uni Canoe Club Videos

Good stuff. Great to see the old club still in amongst it!!

Niall
by Niall Milner
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spot the paddler...
Replies: 7
Views: 1980

Re: Spot the paddler...

Holey Moley!! That's the last place you want to be when running that drop!!!

I take it all went well enough? [shudder]

Niall
by Niall Milner
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North East Stakeout
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: North East Stakeout

Tesco's Wave, a true NE spate classic.

Niall (feeling slightly nostalgic and a bit old)
by Niall Milner
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Spy With My Little Eye
Replies: 400
Views: 42375

Re: I Spy With My Little Eye

I spy with my little eye.... ....."what do you mean, Old Skool?" NSR (or simply BUSA rodeo as it was known back then....) 1999? Note the kick ass Palm AP helmets too. Who needs Sweet Protection when you can have one of those babies? The mighty, homemade, Roto-Duo: http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hpho...
by Niall Milner
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sustainability when Kayaking (Risk Perspective)
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Sustainability when Kayaking (Risk Perspective)

"Don't be a show-off. Never be too proud to turn back. There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots."
– E. Hamilton Lee, 1949
by Niall Milner
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Wet West Paddlefest 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3851

Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Folks, The 2012 event booklet is available for download . If you're going you'll get a copy in the welcome pack on arrival but it's worth having a gander now. Key changes to last year - Moriston Revised shuttle times on the Moriston (starting the Lower earlier) and the new for this year requirement ...
by Niall Milner
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wet West Paddle Fest feedback
Replies: 86
Views: 7304

Re: Wet West Paddle Fest feedback

Folks, The 2012 event booklet is available for download . If you're going you'll get a copy in the welcome pack on arrival but it's worth having a gander now. Key changes to last year - Moriston Revised shuttle times on the Moriston (starting the Lower earlier) and the new for this year requirement ...
by Niall Milner
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Wet West Paddlefest 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3851

Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2012

Some info now online about the evenings (Fort William Tab):

http://www.canoescotland.org/Recreation ... ivers.aspx

Niall
by Niall Milner
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?
Replies: 43
Views: 5850

Re: Introducing your kids to paddling - What age ?

Depends whether you're talking kayaking or open boating? Kayaking, I'm minded to wait till they will be physically big enough, and strong enough to be able to do it. I'm guessing around 7-8 or older at the earliest. The only exception in my mind would be messing about in ponds for a quick short blas...
by Niall Milner
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Mouse Water
Replies: 1
Views: 2923

Re: Mouse Water

Ran this for the second time in as many weekends. Can't believe it's taken me 7 years to get round to it since moving within half an hour away!!..... Anyway. Just to add to the existing guide, be wary of trees, currently two portages and several limbo manouveres to be done (thankfully all on slower ...
by Niall Milner
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inflatable boat... plus toddler??
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Inflatable boat... plus toddler??

Get a 'proper' canoe! An inflatable won't be as deep for starters and much harder for everyone to move around/make an emergency grab so probably much easier to have a water incident. With a normal canoe the wee one can hang onto the sides, move around the boat, sit in a seat with Dad or Mum or play ...
by Niall Milner
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any suggestions for linking a pdf file for people to see?
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Any suggestions for linking a pdf file for people to see

Does your ISP not provide you with some web space? If you use a free FTP client like Filezilla you can upload to your web space (getting instructions from your ISP) and then distribute the URL. I use it to host forum Avatars and upload images for Forums that don't need to be anywhere else such as FB...
by Niall Milner
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: S**t Kayakers say
Replies: 27
Views: 3126

Re: S**t Kayakers say

"Dude, there was A girl at that kayakers party......."
by Niall Milner
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New bridge on Pattack, ready for Hydro
Replies: 16
Views: 2309

Re: New bridge on Pattack, ready for Hydro

GPDO or (General Permitted Development Order for those not in the know) permits certain types of development without the need of planning permission. This includes Agricultural Buildings below certain size and location criteria amongst others and also applies to "Hill Roads" in the context of upland...
by Niall Milner
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Everest as an alternative to Burn M (+ other options)

To give an idea in the next 18 months or so I'll be looking to use it on: Wales: Conwy Upper,Middle (maybe Glen), Ogwen, Mawdach, Mellte, Nantgrwyd.... England: Upper Dart, maybe few in the lakes Scotland: Etive, Morriston.... France: Typical classic around Briancon e.g. Guil, Guisanne etc.... With...
by Niall Milner
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Reviving Rainchasers
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: Reviving Rainchasers

I think the WTW colouring is based more around making the "joe average" who may stumble across the site think about themselves relative to the river - rather than simply being seen to be issuing an "instruction" of 'Go' or 'Stop'. Green to Orange defines 'Low but paddleable' (which is not the same a...
by Niall Milner
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Reviving Rainchasers
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: Reviving Rainchasers

Looks good!

To my Wheresthewater accustomed eyes I thought it was going off in the North of England, and then realised the colours seems to go the other way. Could get confusing.......

Niall
by Niall Milner
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wet West Paddle Fest feedback
Replies: 86
Views: 7304

Re: Wet West Paddle Fest feedback

Andy, The Event Booklet which is available from the website has good info on other rivers if the Moriston isn't your cup of tea. Equally get a copy of Scottish Whitewater. For starters you can paddle from the Upper down to the Gun Club as many groups who didn't fancy the Upper did this year. Equally...
by Niall Milner
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nomad 8.5
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Nomad 8.5

I got my Nomad 8.5 Brand Spanking New in 2008. Jumped straight in for a first run down a well known (to me) river. The front was very light and the boat hard to control at times as the tail had all the bite and the front had none. The seat was as far back as possible...... ....I moved it forward and...
by Niall Milner
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5000 word school 'investigation'
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: 5000 word school 'investigation'

My teacher recomended that the title of the investigation should be a question and that it should be quite narrow . ≠ Is the construction of the bujagali dam justifiable? 5,000 words isn't that much all said and done. Looking at a Dam with layered social, economic, environmental and engineering imp...
by Niall Milner
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: what to do with a rotobat?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: what to do with a rotobat?

Get another one, stick them together, and try and refine the Roto-duo concept? http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/6369_120532779893_644269893_2190489_3579873_n.jpg NSR 1998(?) From memory key changes would be making the boat shorter than the width of the muncher (gave problems with spins...
by Niall Milner
Thu May 19, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: KNAR film competition
Replies: 26
Views: 1705

Re: KNAR film competition

On reflection there is nothing new under the sun. How new does stuff have to be for the comp? Nothing in what I'm about to show you is newer than 2001. I count at least 15,000 points thanks to Tom and Flav. Timewarp.... Man I feel old, and as father to a two year old with another incoming, slightly ...