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by TheKrikkitWars
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Float-cut in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Float-cut in the UK

Put simply are there any known options other than DIY for having a boat re-seamed and float-cut in the UK these days, without downtime? I'm hoping to have my Meltdown reseamed and recut, as it's never been entirely waterproof since I got vertically pinned in it 4-5 years ago, and was always a touch ...
by TheKrikkitWars
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7437

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

Has a bad boat been designed in the last decade? Sure the Ammo/Scud/Nano were niche, and many people disliked them - buy they had a place and a following - steep low volume - tick. The pure is a little quirky but Jim Snyder uses one so it cannot be that bad? So any real bad boat? AND by bad I say u...
by TheKrikkitWars
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 5460

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

The Jefe on the other hand... The Jefe is a bit fat slow wallowing pot-bellied pig of a boat. Like a Topo with mumps and without the smiles. I'll bite... The Jefe is perhaps a bit of a let down compared to the Gus, but it's not awful by any stretch; in any case the Jefe-Grande turned out to be a mu...
by TheKrikkitWars
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Should someone of this calibre be running the ‘Brown'
Replies: 26
Views: 4381

Re: Should someone of this calibre be running the ‘Brown'

I don't thinK that counts as the Brown. Why are you being so nasty he clearly broke his back. If there was something for him to learn then he' s learned it right there. If your point is people run things may be they don't have the skill to, then I guess we have all done that at one time or another....
by TheKrikkitWars
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Liquid Logic Session for sale. Devon
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Liquid Logic Session for sale. Devon

You've got mail!

(Asking if your boat is still for sale...)
by TheKrikkitWars
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Female Pro Kayakers V Unicorns
Replies: 77
Views: 9536

Re: Female Pro Kayakers V Unicorns

This thread is just crying out for a 'listen love'... I was rather hoping you'd post up that very tasteful photograph of Tao Berman that illustrates exactly what kind of "Pro" pro-kayakers are... At which point peakfreak (formerly of this parish) would contribute an heretofore unseen image which co...
by TheKrikkitWars
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mild Carnage what went well what went wrong? Troll time!
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: Mild Carnage what went well what went wrong? Troll time!

So, maybe I am over sensitive to this as I have a fear of being left behind - [God I hate going last] I used to be like that, but after an age of always ending up being the back-marker*, I now wouldn't have it any other way and really like being at the back... It's very much a fear you can train yo...
by TheKrikkitWars
Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend UKRGB IPhone App
Replies: 33
Views: 9730

Re: Recommend UKRGB IPhone App

Opera Mini - it's incredibly fast, stable and by far the best smartphone browser I've used when it come to handling online forums...

Ok, so it's not a forums app, but it's a lot better than default browsers.
by TheKrikkitWars
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zip up PFD's
Replies: 19
Views: 2224

Re: Zip up PFD's

I wouldn't look for a zip... but an opening. IMO the Astral Green Jacket is the best BA/PFD in the market, and it has side opening. I've had a Kokatat Ronin Pro, which was excellent (and if i could justify three BA's I'd still own one) but the Green Jacket is better. The HF Serpent (now discontinued...
by TheKrikkitWars
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yes, but did you catch that eddy?
Replies: 65
Views: 5002

Re: Yes, but did you catch that eddy?

I see the joy in catching lots of eddies and in attaining, it certainly adds challenge to 2/3 rivers where otherwise I'd be bored... However, I get frustrated when people insist on doing so on the dull flat sections of a long river (evil tree-ditches excepted), thus slowing the whole proceedings dow...
by TheKrikkitWars
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: are the kids alright?
Replies: 24
Views: 2529

Re: are the kids alright?

[Paddler] Thats great, Id like to do the course then as Im not that worried about being on the BCU database. Already, more and more providers are offering performance coaching, or skill-specific coaching with no qualification attached... Whilst I'd certainly consider those, the idea of going on a B...
by TheKrikkitWars
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: High Force
Replies: 119
Views: 15989

Re: High Force

what is used indoors is commonly know as top roping,as the rope comes from above and idealy if you fall the fall factor will be 1 which is minimal. But then if you apply the same technique outdoors, with an anchor rigged at the top and belayer on the floor you'll find some people calling it "bottom...
by TheKrikkitWars
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Substantial
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: Substantial

Jordan Poffenberger...



That is all.
by TheKrikkitWars
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: In light of the Glen-Hydro threat...
Replies: 3
Views: 620

In light of the Glen-Hydro threat...

I couldn't help being reminded of "49 Megawatts" about the damming of the Ashlu for a run-of-river hydro project... you may well have already seen this, back when it was originally made. But, it remains an interesting and relevant watch. Trailer: (full version in download link above) https://www.you...
by TheKrikkitWars
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Astral Rasslers
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Astral Rasslers

I've got a pair of astral brewers and would not recommend that anyone buys there product unless they change the way that grippy base of the shoe is connected. At current they are glued on leaving the seam exposed if you kick or rub your shoe against rocks. This after a few wears will result in the ...
by TheKrikkitWars
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your First Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 2167

Re: Your First Drop

I'm an inexperienced creekboater, I've been paddling at a G4 standard for 7(ish) years and have had several periods of paddling at a 4+/5 standard when my psyche allows... Like the vast majority of paddlers who started paddling in N.E. England, My first "drop" was Low Force... but honestly, I figure...
by TheKrikkitWars
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Llangollen Exteme slalom
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Re: Llangollen Exteme slalom

Why is it called a slalom? Seems to me the object of slalom is to get down a course without hitting anything, this event requires you to hit targets, it seems to have more in common with 4 cross racing than slalom....??? I was envisioning something more like this ... Albeit on a slightly less grand...
by TheKrikkitWars
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do people still paddle a topo?
Replies: 64
Views: 3485

Re: Why do people still paddle a topo?

FWIW, I can't stand topo's, between fitting my legs in and the total lack of glide I just find them a miserable paddle... If I was forced to go back to an early 80's design, I'd pick a 4M slalom boat (maybe a Lugbill-Hearn Batmax?) or a Whitesell Piranha* any day! Josh, the topo was designed as a k...
by TheKrikkitWars
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do people still paddle a topo?
Replies: 64
Views: 3485

Re: Why do people still paddle a topo?

Jim wrote:I just can't understand why so many people think I should put more effort into getting used to a type of boat which is twice and heavy as the one I like and doesn't actually seem to offer any improvements despite popular claims....
Because it challenges their preconceptions by being different?
by TheKrikkitWars
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do people still paddle a topo?
Replies: 64
Views: 3485

Re: Why do people still paddle a topo?

Nice work on starting a good discussion. Thanks! The whole point of a forum. Get it back to the hay days of a few years ago! Where is Krikkitwars when you need him!! haha Based on the timestamp of your post, I was on the A65 behind a stream of people who thought that heavy rain meant they needed to...
by TheKrikkitWars
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy falls rescue
Replies: 56
Views: 5114

Re: Conwy falls rescue

A sign would probably be a good idea considering the frequency of rescues there . Yes. That. Arguments about self-sufficiency and group preparedness and so on aside... It's more than beginning to take the piss that more or less annually the paddling community is causing predictable, easily preventa...
by TheKrikkitWars
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Drysuit sizing
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Palm Drysuit sizing

Sorry I can't be of much help having not tried one on but as a general point I'd personally always chose too baggy over too short when buying a dry suit. I've owned at least 8 dry suits over the years (for paddling, sailing and diving) plus used many more and the worst crime (after leaking!) has al...
by TheKrikkitWars
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Outdoor Professionals Association
Replies: 56
Views: 5845

Re: British Outdoor Professionals Association

seems to me, he has spoken to the right people in the area he wants to paddle, agreed arrangements. and got on with it...... if he goes out of whats agreed, he'll upset everyone. like most places, there's local arrangements that people go by, if you go outside this it spoils it for everyone..... Lo...
by TheKrikkitWars
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 7050

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

I'm still curious about "Live Baiting"..... I am also, I can't really see what's likely to be offensive about it; I can see why it wouldn't be considered acceptable for use as a formal description in say a syllabus, risk assessment or technical document on rescue technique, but not why it would be ...
by TheKrikkitWars
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 7050

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

I don't know if it's just me but this is one (possibly THE one?) subject that I find just utterly distasteful when used as a subject for joking and light hearted banter. Worse, I find my opinion changes of people who do use it as fuel for their banter -- and never for the better. I honestly don't t...
by TheKrikkitWars
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Treweryn Advice Please?
Replies: 20
Views: 2815

Re: Upper Treweryn Advice Please?

My big bit of advice would be to break it down, but never actually leave your boat... I've seen a lot of over-cautious groups making themselves feel much worse about what is a relatively straightforward paddle; ask one of the coaches you TRUST to lead you down on your own or with a SMALL group of pe...
by TheKrikkitWars
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Crazy 88 6.3 C1 Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 202

For Sale: Crazy 88 6.3 C1 Conversion

Unfortunately, it's reached the point where I've outgrown my Crazy 88; I've resisted selling it for some time now, but it's clear that even after loosing weight I can't shed enough to make it work as I know it should. (I'm 94kg, it would better suit a paddler who was 87 or less). the hull is heavily...
by TheKrikkitWars
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Return of BCU UKCC Portfolios
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Return of BCU UKCC Portfolios

Mark Dixon wrote:Phone up and ask them I'm sure they'l sort out any problems.
:) :)
Are you speaking from personal experience there?
by TheKrikkitWars
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short sleeved thermal
Replies: 16
Views: 2966

Re: Short sleeved thermal

I don't follow why I went for the elephant one in the end when I'm really looking for a simple fleece rather than any neoprene or chillcheater stuff The Elephant and Chillcheater Transpire fleeces are made from pretty much the same stuff as far as I can see. They are the best fleeces for paddling t...