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by TRDRoberts
Tue May 30, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hand Paddles
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Hand Paddles

That seems quite pricy for two bits of plastic and a strap.

How think is the plastic? I might try homemade.
by TRDRoberts
Sat May 27, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hand Paddles
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Hand Paddles

For a little bit of extra fun, and in lieu of splits, I'm looking to get a pair of hand paddles. I can't find any kayak shop that stocks them in the UK and don't want to pay lots (afterall they are just a bit of plastic and a strap). Do swimming hand paddles work at all well for kayaking? Some look ...
by TRDRoberts
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older
Replies: 33
Views: 3854

Re: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older

Skinny people of all heights struggle, my mate is 6'4" and skinny but is forced to paddle this ridiculously big boats and I'm 5'9" and skinny and find myself swamped in mediums and only just fitting in smalls (currently weighing up between veloc and raptor). I can't see anything wrong with the veloc...
by TRDRoberts
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 6868

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

The best boat in the world was surely the one that was released 22 years ago, the Dagger RPM.

However it is also the boat tht fits me best, and the boat currently in my garage, so maybe I'm just agreeing with the previous comments.
by TRDRoberts
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat sizes - Any suggestions/advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Boat sizes - Any suggestions/advice?

Cheers Simon,

Padding the seat for demos sounds like a good plan. And I too found the D65 felt a little small, the D75 was too big though.

T
by TRDRoberts
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat sizes - Any suggestions/advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Boat sizes - Any suggestions/advice?

Wanting suggestions/advice on boat sizing I find that I am in the weight range for small boats (63kg) but I am the height for mediums (5' 9"). I am currently paddling a zet veloc and small molan, both of which feel very tight and small. However whenever I demo mediums, I feel swamped because they ar...
by TRDRoberts
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Outfiiting Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Outfiiting Tips

I've found that an old foam roll mat (approx. 5mm thick) and a roll of gorrila tape (super strong duct tape I got from homebase) is a good way to go. For my RPM (which has next-to-nothing in the way of ourfitting) I raised myself up a bit with a couple of layers with one layer going up the sides to ...
by TRDRoberts
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Streamlyte paddle lost of the Wye today
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Streamlyte paddle lost of the Wye today

Bath Uni Canoe club (with club stickers on) lost a streamlyte whitewater paddle at Symond's Yat today. It may have got stuck in a tree somewhere, but in all likelihood it is in the Bristol channel by now.

If you find it, please email info@bathunicanoe.org.uk
by TRDRoberts
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Change to four star
Replies: 54
Views: 2926

Re: Change to four star

So where is the line between leading and coaching? Wherever you want it to be... So a four star leader with no coaching qualifications could take a group of beginners onto moderate water and be in remit? Yes, that is 100% what the 4*, soon to be Leadership award, is. A 4* leader is someone who is c...
by TRDRoberts
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Change to four star
Replies: 54
Views: 2926

Re: Change to four star

So where is the line between leading and coaching? Wherever you want it to be... So a four star leader with no coaching qualifications could take a group of beginners onto moderate water and be in remit? Yes, that is 100% what the 4*, soon to be Leadership award, is. A 4* leader is someone who is c...
by TRDRoberts
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a spreadsheet for 2 star students.
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Looking for a spreadsheet for 2 star students.

Fair enough, I have not done much canoeing so I am happy to accept that that might be my naivety,
I managed to go through 2* and UKCC level 1 without coming across it though, and when I have tried a high brace (out of habit as a kayaker) in a C1 slalom boat I found myself upside down very quickly.
by TRDRoberts
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a spreadsheet for 2 star students.
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Looking for a spreadsheet for 2 star students.

Also this is just a rough and imperfect guide, I've just noticed that it says "high brace" on the canoe section for 2* which I'm pretty sure isn't a thing!
by TRDRoberts
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a spreadsheet for 2 star students.
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Looking for a spreadsheet for 2 star students.

This link will automatically download a spreadsheet, so it's up to you to trust we aren't giving you a virus, but Bath Uni Canoe use the following - http://bathunicanoe.org.uk/misc/misc_do ... kList.xlsx
by TRDRoberts
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: August Paddling
Replies: 0
Views: 743

August Paddling

Hi all,

I have a very empty August and would be keen to join a (cheapish) whitewater paddling trip somewhere. I am looking for mainly grade 4, maybe with a bit of grade 5 if I'm feeling good/brave.

Does anyone have any space on a trip that I could join?

Thanks,

Ted
by TRDRoberts
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New boat for smooth cartwheels
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: New boat for smooth cartwheels

The Dagger G-force is a classic for easy cartwheels, slicier than modern playboats but not as long as things like the ultrafuge. Kingpin Icon is also a great boat. Earlier Allstars have a little less volume at the ends too.
by TRDRoberts
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling (fun/volunteer/job) opportunities in August
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Paddling (fun/volunteer/job) opportunities in August

Forgot to say, I'm 4* WW leader, UKCC Lvl 1, and AWWSR qualified and comfortable paddling G4+ white water.
by TRDRoberts
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling (fun/volunteer/job) opportunities in August
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Paddling (fun/volunteer/job) opportunities in August

I am a student on an industrial placement until the end of July and I would love to find a way to spend August and the beginning of September (I go back to uni mid Sept) paddling. This doesn't fit with most summer job positions as they want people to have started by mid May, does anyone know of comp...
by TRDRoberts
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Small creeker, Mamba, Burn, or similar
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Wanted: Small creeker, Mamba, Burn, or similar

Zet veloc - £550.

It's in Cambridge now but will be in Bath from mid September, probably earlier.

Ted
by TRDRoberts
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Middle Claree Siphon French Alps - New Rock Fall?
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Middle Claree Siphon French Alps - New Rock Fall?

The rock fall was there last summer (June 2015), we got on at the bridge just below it so didn't take a proper look, didn't seem worth trying to navigate.
by TRDRoberts
Thu May 19, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Freebies- final call!
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Freebies- final call!

I'll happily have the hip pads as I'm not getting on with my current ones.

I'd pay P&P as I'm in Cambridge
by TRDRoberts
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Numb feet
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: Numb feet

I've found the problem is normally hip pads. try putting more padding towards the rear of the hip pads and less towards the front (making them wedge shaped). This keeps the connectivity on the hips but doesn't put too much pressure on the upper thigh. Seat is another common problem although I've onl...
by TRDRoberts
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Demo Raptor or veloc
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Demo Raptor or veloc

Lee Valley and Cardiff WW both have them to demo.
by TRDRoberts
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE Creek boat foam foot block
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: FOR SALE Creek boat foam foot block

Sure, but if postage ends up being more than 5 you pay the difference? I'm away this weekend so will deal with it on Monday.
by TRDRoberts
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE Zet hip pads - no foam and missing a buckle
Replies: 3
Views: 635

FOR SALE Zet hip pads - no foam and missing a buckle

FOR SALE Zet hip pads. Brand new and unused. I was missing a buckle and foam shims from my hip pads for a boat I bought, instead of just sending me the required parts, they sent me brand new hip pads. I've used the missing buckle and shims, but selling the new pads. £15 inc. UK postage (approximatel...
by TRDRoberts
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE Creek boat foam foot block
Replies: 4
Views: 782

FOR SALE Creek boat foam foot block

FOR SALE New, unused, Karnarli foot block. Was sent to me as part of an outfitting pack for a second hand boat I bought. I don't need it though so selling. £20 inc. UK postage (approximately £5) Photos here - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bxk8qAfyTE8CRXpmR1dvZTRjaVk&usp=sharing Respond on ...