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by tjclare
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is HPP open? An easy checker
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Is HPP open? An easy checker

The app now shows sessions with open slots in an easy to search format below the graph, as the HPP/NWSC booking system is a pain to use!

https://ishppopen.co.uk/
by tjclare
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is HPP open? An easy checker
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Is HPP open? An easy checker

As an update to this, HPP is planning to reopen this Saturday. Slots need to be booked in advance and are 1 hour 30 long.
by tjclare
Sun May 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is HPP open? An easy checker
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Is HPP open? An easy checker

The gauge is below the course. The Trent is a highly managed river, so the EA keeps the level above the course (through the city) fairly constant.
by tjclare
Fri May 29, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is HPP open? An easy checker
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Is HPP open? An easy checker

Living near HPP I often get messages from friends asking if HPP is open, as they don't do a very good job of communicating with the public about it... I put together this web app to help answer those questions: https://ishppopen.co.uk/ It takes the latest river level (and 36 hour prediction) from th...
by tjclare
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: french alps snow levals
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: french alps snow levals

https://www.onthesnow.co.uk/southern-al ... ?y=0&q=top

Find the resorts close to the area you want to paddle, and use the comparison tool on that site.
by tjclare
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Teifi Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Teifi Tour

Tickets for Teifi Tour are still on sale - get them athttp://www.teifitour.com
by tjclare
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Posting Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 20587

Re: Posting Photos

Hi Mark,

If financial is a reason to not do it you are likely using the wrong web host. Storage is very very cheap these days!
by tjclare
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Which action camera?
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Which action camera?

If you want decent quality then I would wholeheartedly recommend gopro. You don't need one of the newest fanciest ones - the Hero session (like this http://amzn.to/2fLwRKN) would work perfectly for what you want. There are "clones" out there, but there are a lot of rather dodgy practices around some...
by tjclare
Mon May 08, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: DSLR camera bag??
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: DSLR camera bag??

watershed - I have quite often paddled with 2k+ of camera gear in there and no issues at all.
by tjclare
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Waterproof camera -any advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1660

Re: Waterproof camera -any advice

Nikon AW130, or the olympus. Both excellent little cameras.


If you really want to splash out, Nikon AW1.
by tjclare
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing AGM
Replies: 70
Views: 6966

Re: British Canoeing AGM

Filling in my proxy form now. Will do what I can to publicise this as well!
by tjclare
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: Newark Weir Hassle
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Newark Weir Hassle

Hey all,


We had some hassle getting on by the river right weir at Newark yesterday from a lady in a white 4x4. Interestingly there has also been steps concreted down to the river on this side, and an eddy created with more concrete filled sandbags.
by tjclare
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf
Replies: 15
Views: 6474

Re: Afon Tawe - Glyntawe to Abercraf

Pen-y-Cae slides get SCARY in spate...
by tjclare
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whats the deal with the Zet Toro?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Whats the deal with the Zet Toro?!?!

If you like it, then get it - paddler weights are just guidelines as said by morsey!

It is very very different in feeling to the other "series" of zet boats that all share similar design cues.
by tjclare
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Loss of white water
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Loss of white water

https://www.dartmoorsociety.com/files/debates/water.htm


Very interesting section from a hydro power developer in there.
by tjclare
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for new club paddles?
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Recommendations for new club paddles?

Just a few thoughts from the UoN kayak club - we get through a lot of paddles! Palm Mavericks - we had a *lot* of issues with these with paddle blades falling off. Palm repaired them on warranty then they fell off again! Ainsworths - same issue. A lot of broken blades with these paddles Carlisles - ...
by tjclare
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: VE paddle
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: VE paddle

Still for sale?
by tjclare
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Elbow Pads....
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Elbow Pads....

661's

Everything else you are wasting money on
by tjclare
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To save you buying a new boat and selling your old one
Replies: 17
Views: 2223

Re: To save you buying a new boat and selling your old one

Yew wrote:This reminds me of the Jackson Kayak Promotional Video Drinking Game...
1 way trip to A+E...
by tjclare
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Illness - water or food?
Replies: 13
Views: 5104

Re: Illness - water or food?

On the "Coke stops illness front" I think a large proportion can be blamed on Notts Uni kayak club and NSR! Gets drilled into our freshers/everyone we bump into at NSR...
by tjclare
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Artificial courses
Replies: 58
Views: 5501

Re: Artificial courses

As a Uni club we use HPP an awful lot to progress people between our river trips. As a club we run 5 big participation (40+ people) river trips a year, taking 40 people, with normally more than 20 having started kayaking that academic year, onto the rivers of Wales, England and Scotland. In between ...
by tjclare
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zet raptor vs Dagger mamba
Replies: 24
Views: 7047

Re: Zet raptor vs Dagger mamba

Raptors are tough as anything. The amount of abuse I've put mine through and it keeps trudging is amazing.
by tjclare
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Supplier for personalised drybags
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: Supplier for personalised drybags

Hey,

overboard made 100x custom drybags for my Uni kayak club, printed to our logo. They were good and cheap as well!
by tjclare
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Toro first impresions.
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Toro first impresions.

Can you tell us more about the new thigh grips and whether they will be available as spares that can be retro fitted to existing boats? They are a lot deeper and hold your thighs so much better. The mounting system is the same, so I think they should be able to be fitted to existing boats, I'd drop...
by tjclare
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone managed to retrofit decent outfitting into a
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Has anyone managed to retrofit decent outfitting into a

String > rachets. less to go wrong and quicker/easier.
by tjclare
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Looking for a paddling partner nottingham
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: Looking for a paddling partner nottingham

HPP Canoe club will help you out.
by tjclare
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tuna or Burn?
Replies: 17
Views: 3939

Re: Tuna or Burn?

Tuna made of cheeeeeese
by tjclare
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new look UKRGB
Replies: 63
Views: 11915

Re: A new look UKRGB

Hosting photos really shouldn't be an issue if you are on a decent webhost