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by neonbowhawk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Towing eyes
Replies: 25
Views: 1403

Re: Towing eyes

In a big ( say anything over 30 mph )accident with another vehicle it wont make much difference, as the main crumple zones are in the chassis, and they will still work. The plastic bumpers etc dont do much to absorb any impact energy against something large really and many vehicles still have a larg...
by neonbowhawk
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: New Boat

Axiom is an awesome boat for starting out in and grade 3+. I am a bit shorter and lighter than you and have paddled one for the last 3 years, it has really helped me progress. Before that i had a D65 and breifly a big creek boat (which i hated) the Axiom is way more fun than both. Unless you plan on...
by neonbowhawk
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Jackson Antix Medium
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Wanted - Jackson Antix Medium

Hi my mate sold his antix, hope you find one though

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by neonbowhawk
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Jackson Antix Medium
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Wanted - Jackson Antix Medium

Hi my mate has one to sell, he is in Coventry but we travel about a bit. Ill message you his details.

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by neonbowhawk
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boy's wetsuit with front zip
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Boy's wetsuit with front zip

Have you looked in decathlon? They do a farmer john style wetsuit with front zip and relief velcro flap. I have had a much earlier kayak specific version without the relief flap for many years and its been great (reinforced bum and knees and shaped.) Im not sure if the current version is as good as ...
by neonbowhawk
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WHAT BOAT!!! For my better half.
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: WHAT BOAT!!! For my better half.

Axiom! She is at the bottom of the weight range for the 8.5 but it wont matter, it will still be a great boat. I paddle one and im 62kg and 5'8"

Simon

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by neonbowhawk
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charges at Mile End Mill
Replies: 20
Views: 1991

Re: Charges at Mile End Mill

Its been like that for ages. You sign in and pay your 3 quid. Its a small price to pay for using the site and possibly helping to keep it open. There are a lot of other more inconvenient places to park and egress the river instead.

Simon

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by neonbowhawk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Condition of new SOT Kayaks...is this the norm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: Condition of new SOT Kayaks...is this the norm?

Noone is happy with faults. You received poor service also. But you did get a credit note. If there is a fault with that model or any model then yes tell people on this (or any) forum. But keep it objective. What you were doing was complaining that your colour scheme would no longer match and the fa...
by neonbowhawk
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Condition of new SOT Kayaks...is this the norm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: Condition of new SOT Kayaks...is this the norm?

You want compensation for the warranty issues?? Really?? You had a faulty boat, that they have given you a credit note for. Sounds ok to me. You are complaining that you have bought all red kit and now it wont match? Get another red boat if you must match. Sorry but faults happen sometimes, get a ne...
by neonbowhawk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken nerve
Replies: 23
Views: 2007

Re: Broken nerve

You are definitely focusing too much on what you perceive to be negatives. It sounds like you had a few very good positive things to concentrate on, you ran Town falls fairly high for the first time in ages, and had a roll when you needed it. Both awesome ! I always have a little chat with myself af...
by neonbowhawk
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WTB Dagger (Axiom 8.5) foam outfitting
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: WTB Dagger (Axiom 8.5) foam outfitting

Ring your local dagger kayak shop they can sort it for you i think the whole kit costs about 40 quid

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by neonbowhawk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Pyranha Jed L Red/Grey
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: FS Pyranha Jed L Red/Grey

Careful Jim you dont want to go into single figures with the boat collection if you start selling them !

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by neonbowhawk
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: waterproofing

I used rubber (i think they were neoprene off ebay )washers and they worked really well. You may have to lube them a bit so they don't deform as they twist when you tighten the bolt head. Or PU sealer would work well.

Dont use silicone sealer it is rubbish

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by neonbowhawk
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting
Replies: 16
Views: 1354

Re: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting

Email sent.
by neonbowhawk
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: CRUZ aero bars
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: CRUZ aero bars

I had the (older?) cruz aero bars on flush rails. They were solid once on, but a right faff to put on and take off as they used m6 nut and bolt, which had to be short thread length otherwise the lockable covers which hide them would not fit over. I drilled out the holes and used m8 bolts and nylocks...
by neonbowhawk
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it true that.........?
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: Is it true that.........?

I think my Axiom was uk made. So my next set of werners might be higher tax as well i suppose?

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by neonbowhawk
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it true that.........?
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: Is it true that.........?

Are a lot of dagger boats not made in the uk anyway?

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by neonbowhawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foot entrapment
Replies: 18
Views: 2329

Re: Foot entrapment

The graveyard
by neonbowhawk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Ripper Small?
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: Pyranha Ripper Small?

Nice review. Im even more interested now !
by neonbowhawk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha Ripper Small?
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: Pyranha Ripper Small?

Looking forward to you doing a proper review of the small, Simon MW . Its a boat im quite interested in also

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by neonbowhawk
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Derwent
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: River Derwent

The Derwent is very low at the moment, but still perfectly paddleable. Expect flat water most of the way with a few scrapey bits at the current level. The "rapids" are pretty non existent at this level(about 0.38 on the online guage). If it fell to 0.3 on the guage it would be very scrapey in places...
by neonbowhawk
Thu May 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?
Replies: 31
Views: 2739

Re: Roof bars. Have you checked yours?

It would depend on the insurer, some can be very strict like that in relation to other modifications, ive not heard it happening in relation to roof bars. I have told my (different) insurers on my last two cars and it didnt matter with either of them. Still probably best to tell them though, just to...
by neonbowhawk
Mon May 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom 8.5 advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: Axiom 8.5 advice

I would say a Remix is not much like any of the other boats you have been trying, it has quite a lot of volume at the stern, so not much of a playful river runner like the others. Maybe try a large Ripper? At 100 kg you are right at the middle of the weight range, lots of volume and foot room at the...
by neonbowhawk
Wed May 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Ve paddles for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Ve paddles for sale

Paddles now sold

Thankyou very much
by neonbowhawk
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Ve paddles for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Ve paddles for sale

Bump to the top !

The small blade size is just slightly bigger than Werner Sherpa blade size.

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by neonbowhawk
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WANTED: WW Paddles
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: WANTED: WW Paddles

Hiya i have 197 45 deg rh feather carbon crank Ve paddles for sale in Derbyshire. Small size blades so slightly larger than the sherpa

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by neonbowhawk
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger CFS EXL
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Dagger CFS EXL

Nsr is cancelled due to weather conditions
by neonbowhawk
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4408

Re: Paddling into your thirties

An insightful and sobering read
by neonbowhawk
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suit advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: Dry suit advice

Sounds like its a bit small for you. Neither of the suits you mention are kayak specific drysuits, so not cut for sitting down position and free range of upper body motion as a kayak specific drysuit should be. Also neither have a twin waist for a spraydeck , which prevents water getting into the bo...
by neonbowhawk
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: B TWO is this a BURN 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: B TWO is this a BURN 2?

Same shell cheaper outfitting I believe