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by no-no
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riot Magnum - Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Riot Magnum - Opinions?

sounds promising then, just need to try one out on moving water. would you know how it'd compare to a zet raptor?
by no-no
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riot Magnum - Opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Riot Magnum - Opinions?

Are they cheap and cheerful for a reason? Lots of people say they paddle well enough but they dent and spit easy, however most of these comments seem to be very old, ten years or so. I know the outfitting isn't meant to be great but it'll still be a step up from what I paddle at the moment. Has anyo...
by no-no
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Looking for a WRSI Current
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Looking for a WRSI Current

Anyone selling a WRSI Current? Medium/Large?

It's one of the few helmets to fit my weird shaped head.

Thanks very much folks.
by no-no
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lot guided trip?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Lot guided trip?

Sounds perfect, is it quite busy?

There'll just be two of us, it'd be nice to have some company if only for saftey.
by no-no
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lot guided trip?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Lot guided trip?

ok, does anyone know of any half decent playspots in the area?
by no-no
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lot guided trip?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Lot guided trip?

Can anyone recommend a guide for the Lot in France for a days grade 2/3?

Can you paddle it in August?
by no-no
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Overnight trip on the Wye
Replies: 11
Views: 1651

Re: Overnight trip on the Wye

The Welsh Bicknor Hostel is great, you can camp there as well if you want to . They also have an archery range which went down pretty well with my kids.
by no-no
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tubular Tape / Sling
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Re: Tubular Tape / Sling

ah, I was wondering which knot you were using, we were shown how to make a figure 8 with an extra loop or two to stop it tightening too much when you're making a loop at the end of a sling for an anchor point. Trying to picture where in the figure 8 the krab goes.

Worth trying all this stuff out.
by no-no
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tubular Tape / Sling
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Re: Tubular Tape / Sling

Seem to recall that the yellow Palm tape is a 5m tape but the red one is only 4m. Might or might not be a factor which influence purchase. I have the yellow tape. I think it has a breaking strain of about 3MT. On this basis, even if a knot reduced the strength by a third that would still leave a br...
by no-no
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tubular Tape / Sling
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Re: Tubular Tape / Sling

Yep, I definitely need to go over it all again, it's amazing how quick you forget it if you don't practice. I'll grab one of the red palm ones I think, nice design.

Cheers
by no-no
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tubular Tape / Sling
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Tubular Tape / Sling

I did a swift water rescue course a couple of months ago, only just got around to buying some of the stuff I should be carrying, sling, carabiners.... I can't remember what our instructor said about slings, is it better to have a closed stiched loop or an open piece of tape you can knot when needed?...
by no-no
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry Cag Selection?
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Dry Cag Selection?

What is the difference between semi dry and dry?

Plenty of semi dry cags have latex seals so is it just down to the quality of the fabric?
by no-no
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry Cag Selection?
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Dry Cag Selection?

Went for a yak cag in the end, arrives tommorrow.

Thanks for the advice folks.
by no-no
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry Cag Selection?
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Dry Cag Selection?

Hi, My son got some vouchers for wetsuit outlet for xmas....


We're down to a choice of four cags for paddling in jan/feb.....opinions?

yak dare
yak zero
palm kinetic
palm vertigo
by no-no
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet for a 60cm head?
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Re: Helmet for a 60cm head?

Would the protec perform as well as a bern baker? Aren't they old style soft spongy things? I've read a few threads on here about the bern/artistic helmets....it comes with a multi impact foam but some people have been saying that it's not certified for whitewater use? Can't find much about the helm...
by no-no
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet for a 60cm head?
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Re: Helmet for a 60cm head?

might have to shell out a bit more than I'd planned to then, shame it doesn't have ear protection....I'm likely to need it. There seem to be a plethora of snowboarding helmets out there, its so unfair.
by no-no
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High Bracing on the back deck
Replies: 34
Views: 2672

Re: High Bracing on the back deck

Just had another session and another variant on the high brace while leaning back from one of the coaches. So, you get your body and head down, leaning back and to the side. The paddle though is placed towards the front of the boat at 45degrees-ish.... So you've got a kind of outrigger comprised of ...
by no-no
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High Bracing on the back deck
Replies: 34
Views: 2672

Re: High Bracing on the back deck

I was originally taught to keep the body weight forward with your paddle at 2 o clock if you were bracing to the right.I can't tip over nearly as much using that method though,you need to really crunch your abs to keep your body down. Recently another instructor showed me how to lean back but to sti...
by no-no
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High Bracing on the back deck
Replies: 34
Views: 2672

High Bracing on the back deck

I keep getting different opinions on this. I much prefer to brace while leaning back with my head down low. It feels easier and more stable, easier to control. On ocassions where I've nearly capsized and I would usually get into a string of repeated high braces I've found if I let my body and head h...
by no-no
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Kimmeridge Bay - any good for a noob?
Replies: 5
Views: 2341

Kimmeridge Bay - any good for a noob?

I'm a 2 star paddler, done a fair bit of grade 2/3 and a few surf trips with the club nothing serious really. I live near kimmeridge now and heard it's a good beach for beginners I'm a bit worried about surfing over rock though. My roll is fine but at other beaches I've found myself scraping the bot...
by no-no
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neck seal too large......Neoprene neck scarf thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Neck seal too large......Neoprene neck scarf thing?

Thanks the neoprene neck seals from seaskin look ideal, I'll talk to them, should be able to just glue em in with black witch or similar right? I'll try peak themselves if it' sounds any trickier than that, I can be right cack handed sometimes.
by no-no
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neck seal too large......Neoprene neck scarf thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Neck seal too large......Neoprene neck scarf thing?

ah thats the thing....not quite a thick as I'd imagined though and at £34 it's nearly as much as I paid for his cag. I've found these things used for paintball....not sure how good a seal he'll get though although it'll be better than what he has now...need to fatten him up. http://www.ebay.co.uk/it...
by no-no
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Neck seal too large......Neoprene neck scarf thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Neck seal too large......Neoprene neck scarf thing?

The neck seal on my sons peak uk cag is a little too large for him, the cag fits him perfectly so I guess he must have a thin neck. I'm sure I remember seeing a sort of neoprene tube you could slip round your neck but I can't find it anywhere online. I think it's supposed to be for people who don't ...
by no-no
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Kayak books for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Kayak books for sale

are the eric jackson books still available?
by no-no
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Selling Up! Decks, BA, Cags etc
Replies: 23
Views: 2053

Re: Selling Up! Decks, BA, Cags etc

is the nookie cag still available? can you send pics to babaton@zoho.com?

thanks
by no-no
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 38 - too old to start working in outdoor pursuits?
Replies: 18
Views: 2161

Re: 38 - too old to start working in outdoor pursuits?

Thanks for the replies, quite encouraging actually. I can see what you guys are saying about possibly ruining your hobby, deskwork is ruining my life though. Thinking about possibly another 30 years doesn't look too appealing at all. I'd have to take a look around my area to see what's work is aroun...
by no-no
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 38 - too old to start working in outdoor pursuits?
Replies: 18
Views: 2161

38 - too old to start working in outdoor pursuits?

I've always wanted to work in outdoor pursuits, life got in teh way though and i ended up in a pretty good but ultimately boring job. Now my son is about to start an instructors course in a couple of years, my midlife crisis is in full effect. I'm so jealous. I've found a course near me I'm sure I c...