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by beermatt
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Sheffield clubs
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: Sheffield clubs

There's 2 in Sheffield: http://www.sheffieldcanoeclub.org.uk/ http://www.sheffieldcitykayakclub.co.uk/ AFAIK they're the only two, so your choice of familified or not is pretty limited lol. I'm a member of SCC at the moment (although am moving up to Leeds soon so will probably be changing) and it so...
by beermatt
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Re: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

Hey, no offence meant… I was just chucking another [personal] perspective in - in case it helped. Don't worry none taken :) was an interesting comment. The mind can play tricks sometimes and imagine things are better/worse like a placebo, so I try to be conscious of that. @Paul good idea I'll keep ...
by beermatt
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Sea Kayaking
Replies: 9
Views: 2426

Re: Sea Kayaking

I'm not quite up to overnight trips yet (although I might consider it) but let me know if you're planning any day trips! I'm from Sheffield and prefer to keep it within 2 hours drive but sometimes go further depending on how much else I've got on at the time.

Matt
by beermatt
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Re: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

I'm pretty sure it's not my imagination because I was content using the club paddles for a long time assuming I'd get used to them, it's only after coming back from some of the tougher mornings to an unnatural joint pain that takes several days to subside I started reconsidering. As you say I should...
by beermatt
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Re: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

Thanks for the comments all. Paul's experiment was interesting. Sounds pretty methodical even if it was just a stick with a marker pen ;-) The subject of feathering angles has been discussed before, plenty of reading if you're interested http://www.simondawson.com/artkcr1.htm http://rivrstyx.com/the...
by beermatt
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Cheap but strong paddle with 0 or 30 degree feathering?

Does anyone know where to get a cheap but strong zero or 30 degree paddle? I'm not bothered about weight so aluminium or alloy is no problem, I'm not bothered about much really, only the angle and strength so was hoping to get something entry level to keep the cost down, but it seems very difficult ...