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by Riskydave
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hand Paddles
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Hand Paddles

@chicklechives thanks.

Funnily enough I just ordered a pair from Lomo :-)
by Riskydave
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hand Paddles
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Hand Paddles

I've been playing about with the idea of learning how to use hand paddles - no particular reason it just seems like a fun thing to do. This will be for mucking about in playboats and gentle grade river kayaking, not squirt boating. Would the swimming training hand paddles be suitable or are there sp...
by Riskydave
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suspicious Sale?
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Suspicious Sale?

There were a load of Zets stolen a while ago and this is now on FB.

£500 for a brand new boat?

Anyone in the Barnet area able to check it out?

by Riskydave
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED - Happy Feet
Replies: 0
Views: 49

WANTED - Happy Feet

Large or X-Large

PM me if you have a serviceable one you want rid of.

Thanks
by Riskydave
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: project x56 playboat for sale - now sold
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: project x56 playboat for sale

Is this still available?
by Riskydave
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bent My Boat!
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Bent My Boat!

I've recently started paddling an Axiom which I am trying to learn how to use. After recently pulling a (unintended !) vertical I seem to have managed to bend the tail of the boat. It's not an enormous amount of damage (the last 6 inches of the tail have been pushed upwards by perhaps 10 degrees) bu...
by Riskydave
Tue May 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Super Star. £200
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Jackson Super Star. £200

ALREADY SOLD!
by Riskydave
Tue May 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Super Star. £200
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Jackson Super Star. £200

Large Jackson Super Star. Haven't got a clue how old it is but I haven't used it in two years. I'll leave the sweet cheeks and happy feet in it. There are a few scratches on it as you would expect, but surprisingly few and none deep. It's currently in St Albans (Hertfordshire) so I can bring it to L...
by Riskydave
Tue May 08, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Axiom 8.5 £400
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Axiom 8.5 £400

Just messaged you about this
by Riskydave
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Large Antix
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Wanted - Large Antix

If you have one you want to sell, please email me at(obviously, replacing the capitals with appropriate symbols):

dave UNDERSCORE blair62 AT Hotmail DOT com

Thanks
by Riskydave
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Tenby Area (also osted in WW/touring forum)
Replies: 0
Views: 958

Tenby Area (also osted in WW/touring forum)

So I'm going to be staying in Tenby over the Crimble period (23rd-29th). I'm basically a G3 WW paddler with a bit of G4 experience and have done a bit of kayak surfing (more enthusiastic than skilled, it has to be said!) Never having been in the Tenby area before, is there any paddling to be had? By...
by Riskydave
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in the tenby Area
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Paddling in the tenby Area

Goatboy,

Thanks. I shall indeed ask.

Dave
by Riskydave
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in the tenby Area
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Paddling in the tenby Area

So I'm going to be staying in Tenby over the Crimble period (23rd-29th). I'm basically a G3 WW paddler with a bit of G4 experience (though I would not do even G3 on my own, especially on water I am unfamiliar with!). Never having been in the Tenby area before, is there any paddling to be had? By the...
by Riskydave
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED: 2015+ Medium Zen
Replies: 0
Views: 163

WANTED: 2015+ Medium Zen

Per the subject, I can collect from Lee Valley/Nottingham.

Happy to negotiate price
by Riskydave
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Recon 83
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Wavesport Recon 83

Hi, Looking to move on from my Recon 83 in the hornet (black/green) colour scheme. It's well used with plenty of scratches and even a small dent in it but no repairs and is still an absolutely solid boat. I can have it a Lee Valley on Wednesdays if you want to view/have a play in it or I can probabl...
by Riskydave
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Coaching required - slightly odd circumstances
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Coaching required - slightly odd circumstances

its in the OP. the Hotmai address. thanks
by Riskydave
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Coaching required - slightly odd circumstances
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Coaching required - slightly odd circumstances

Hi, I am severely in need of some coaching to help me get out of some bad habits I have picked up over the years and to improve my overall skill levels. I am more than happy to pay for one-on-one coaching sessions. However, due to my work schedule I can currently only paddle at Lee Valley (Legacy co...
by Riskydave
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To the Totnes Ladies we met on the Dart Saturday 14 Nov 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 789

To the Totnes Ladies we met on the Dart Saturday 14 Nov 2015

Here's the raw Gopro footage I captured - sorry but the camera wasn't rolling for that excellent rescue you carried out. I've cut sections with nothing much happening, so it's a bit choppy.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=F ... ideo%2cmp4

Dave
by Riskydave
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Locking Paddles in Van?
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: Locking Paddles in Van?

Bolt/weld a lockable steel cabinet to the floor. Given you've got alarms going off on the van when someone breaks in it doesn't have to be so solid as to be able to completely stop a thief (won't happen if they are really determined) just slow them enough to scare them away because of the noise/ligh...
by Riskydave
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sit on top kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Sit on top kayaking

The rafts kick off about midday, i believe. There's a really good Facebook page ~ look up Monmouth Raft Race
by Riskydave
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Middle East Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Middle East Advice

Colin, Thanks for the prompt reply and the info - good to know. So long as the boats are alright I'll probably bring my own kit over with me (haven't decided about the paddles yet!). I have looked at the drive from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports - seems to be about the same either way so I'll pro...
by Riskydave
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sit on top kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Sit on top kayaking

David, I'm based locally to you (Raglan) and absolutely agree with Peter's comments above. Join one or two local clubs - this will ensure you are paddling in safe (and legal!) areas and will also be able to get instruction in proper techniques. The additional benefit of being able to try out other p...
by Riskydave
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Middle East Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Middle East Advice

Hi, In a couple of weeks I'm going to be decanting to Saudi for work for a few months (just in time to miss the winter paddling in the UK :-( )Clearly I'm not going to have access to any white water in Saudi itself, so it looks like the Wadi Adventure site in Dubai is my only realistic option. There...
by Riskydave
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suggestions for summer whitewater action
Replies: 12
Views: 1871

Re: Suggestions for summer whitewater action

some surfing. Mill falls is fun, want to try that again. Please be aware that most (all?) of the Usk is subject to access agreements which prohibit paddling over the summer months except when the river is in spate. I don't want to get into the debate here about who has what rights on what bits of r...
by Riskydave
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Paddle?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Which Paddle?

Personally I love my VEs - cranked, full carbon, light as anything and as much power as I'm ever likely to need (and i'm not as fit as I should be). I've also found that the more vertical my paddle position, the more power transfer I get so they have tended to promote a "better" technique! Not sure ...
by Riskydave
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Venturing on to the dark side...
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Venturing on to the dark side...

Gary, Thanks for the feedback, just the sort of thing I wanted to know. I'm going to try the junior BAs my club has with my kids and then make a decision on whether to go the BA or Crewsaver route. Thanks again to everyone for their advice on both the boat (got my eyes on one already!) and the jacke...
by Riskydave
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Venturing on to the dark side...
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Venturing on to the dark side...

Adrian, Thanks for getting back so quickly. It just so happens I have literally just got back from my local sailing shop to look at those very items! As you say, the Crewsaver items are clearly designed to keep small people face up in the water and be worn all the times (made of foam not just air), ...
by Riskydave
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Old Town Penobscot 174 Canoe
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Old Town Penobscot 174 Canoe

Hi,

I looking for a first canoe for family use (experienced kayaker, novice open boater).

Is this still available and is it poly or royaldex?

I'd appreciate some photos to:

dave UNDERSCORE blair62 AT hotmail DOT com (obviously, replace the capitals with the approriate characters)

Thanks

Dave
by Riskydave
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Venturing on to the dark side...
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Re: Venturing on to the dark side...

Guys, Thanks for the advice so far. The wife and I have paddled open boats a couple of times before with our club so we have the basic strokes and a bit of experience in canoes that I think are 15/16ft. Possible "crewing" combinations are: 1) two adults paddling (me and the better half) - both open ...
by Riskydave
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Venturing on to the dark side...
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

Venturing on to the dark side...

Hi guys, I'd appreciate some advice. I'm a reasonably experienced kayaker (and have no intention of giving up!), but I'm thinking about getting a 2nd hand open boat as well. I need something that can be paddled by 1 or 2 adults (may need to ferry the mother-in-law around) but can also carry 2 small ...

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