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by Rae1
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Recon 93 £350
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Wavesport Recon 93 £350

Sorry, sold on Sunday.
by Rae1
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Recon 93 £350
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Wavesport Recon 93 £350

For sale, my Wavesport Recon 93. It was a bit of a poor purchase, as it is a little too big, and too much of a boat for the water I do. Whiteout outfitting, scratches all over it, as it's been down the Tryweryn numerous times, and I'm a rock magnet. Located in Leicester. £350 firm. https://media.ukr...
by Rae1
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer white water in UK??
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: Summer white water in UK??

From personal experience, these run all year round at low levels. I don't know any grade 4 without lots of rain: The Dee, Horseshoe Falls to Llangollen town falls. The section below there to Trevor is OK for a beginner, but can be a bit scrapy at low levels. The Derwent, around Matlock. The Banwy in...
by Rae1
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: RIVER DERWENT (Darley Dale to Matlock)
Replies: 39
Views: 15159

Re: RIVER DERWENT (Darley Dale to Matlock)

Getting in at Darley Bridge is probably the easiest place to get on. We've done the section form Artists corner to the end of the slalom course twice in the last 2 weeks, no problems at all. There was a tree down somewhere above there a few weeks ago, but its such a slow river, you'll see it beforeh...
by Rae1
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Question for Ethos 10 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Question for Ethos 10 owners

I had one for a few weeks to do the Tay Descent. I wanted a boat that was long enough to make the 23 mile journey comfortable,a little easier on the flat than using a pure WW boat, and be able to handle the Grade 2 WW. It was simple to use, and handled the Tay perfectly. However, the Tay is a big wi...
by Rae1
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Derwent - Bamford to Calver
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: River Derwent - Bamford to Calver

Another of our friends did the section from Bamford to Curbar on Sat. 1st Feb. Had no comments at all toward him, but maybe he just didnt see the locals!
by Rae1
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Derwent - Bamford to Calver
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: River Derwent - Bamford to Calver

We did this section today, on a Sunday in mid January. Got on at the sports field in Bamford, off at the road bridge in Froggatt. The gauge at Mytham bridge was at 1.10. https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/2230?direction=u It is pretty low all the way at this level, the first 10...
by Rae1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help choosing playboat for big guy
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Help choosing playboat for big guy

The Project X 64 is the biggest playboat I've tried. It had more room inside it than my river runner.
https://www.wavesport.com/en/products/p ... 4-blackout
by Rae1
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help choosing kayak - Zet Raptor / any other suggestions appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: Help choosing kayak - Zet Raptor / any other suggestions appreciated

"For my first two years paddling white water, I borrowed a Dagger GT from my club - a fairly unforgiving boat, but very responsive. I capsized a lot, and it was only when I paddled a Burn that I realised paddling didn't have to be so difficult. I'm not totally convinced that paddling a tippy boat at...
by Rae1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Med River or River/Play Kayak £200 Newcastle
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Wanted Med River or River/Play Kayak £200 Newcastle

On Tyne or Lyme?
If Lyme, I have a Perception Sonic, virtually new condition (it was bought as a spare, but used very little).
Open to offers around £200.
by Rae1
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER TRYWERYN (Llyn Celyn to Campsite)
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: RIVER TRYWERYN (Llyn Celyn to Campsite)

Making it look easy!
by Rae1
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge
Replies: 24
Views: 4968

Re: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge

We didnt go, we got a better offer of a river trip around Llangollen!
Dave Bateman knows about this. Maybe contact him for more info?
What do Telford Club say?
They launch their slalom boats from there when they run a race.
by Rae1
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 6239

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

The sign has now been moved to directly to the right hand side of the gate at the top of the ramp, so is very difficult to miss it now.
by Rae1
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge
Replies: 24
Views: 4968

Re: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge

I think I'll be at the coaching day on the 7th. Nothing stands out on the agenda, though I do want to learn a bot more about the new personal performance awards.
by Rae1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge
Replies: 24
Views: 4968

Re: River Severn - Shrewsbury to Ironbridge

Could you explain what is the problem with Ironbridge now please? Who is this 'ban' affecting? I've been there in the last year. got on in Ironbridge with no problem, others were doing the same. Where is it where we are now banned from? The Wharfeage car park is one of the get ons, but I was under t...
by Rae1
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Packraft advice
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Packraft advice

There are a few people on the 'Song of the Paddle' forum that use Packcrafts and other inflatable boats.There are trip reports from the Tay, the Thames, the Clyde., and lots more. they are fine down the rapids on the Tay near Stanley, so must be pretty stable. I'd go and have a look at SOTP first, a...
by Rae1
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER DEE (Corwen to Horseshoe Falls)
Replies: 5
Views: 4353

Re: RIVER DEE (Corwen to Horseshoe Falls)

I've ran the Glyndyfrdwy to Horseshoe section of this for the last 2 weekends, the first on a Saturday, the second on a Sunday. The first was at a high level, 14 on the gauge at Mile End Mill., the second, 8 days later at 5 on the gauge. At 14, the river is washed out pretty much all the way, but do...
by Rae1
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak without channels (chines)
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Kayak without channels (chines)

I have just the same problem. Any rails, and I'm being tipped over just a bit more than I expected. The Axiom I took out last night caught me a few times, so much so that I'm on the lookout for a displacement hulled low volume boat. A Dagger RPM springs to mind. I've got a LL Remix, which is again a...
by Rae1
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Remix 79 Q's
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Remix 79 Q's

I've never tried the Karma, but did have a GT Max. It is different, more room, more bouyancy. Far bigger internally (overall eternal dimensions are not too different), it has the displacement hull, something I like, without any rails. I did 21 miles+ 2 weekends ago on the Liffey Descent, with very l...
by Rae1
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Remix 79 Q's
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Remix 79 Q's

Youll need the 79.
Where are you, you can try mine if you are in the Midlands.
by Rae1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coach needed - NWWC - 5th August
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Coach needed - NWWC - 5th August

Have you done some WW on the Dee? What section? The Nene is pretty simple, though it still has plenty of swimmers each week! I think I'll be there that day, unless a better river option comes along. This guy is good (if you have twitter) : https://twitter.com/jrycraft01 He has run 'intro to WW' cour...
by Rae1
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kayaking+climbing UK adventure?
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: kayaking+climbing UK adventure?

The Derwent at Matlock Bath has limestone cliffs at the waters edge.
by Rae1
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Remix or Mamba?
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Remix or Mamba?

I bought the Remix. And very pleased with it too. Took it to Nene last night (Gd. 1,) and found it really good, it made me feel secure immediately. I was doing things with it that I havent done before in either my Axiom or Diesel - side surfing, and made it look easy! It seems extra long, but having...
by Rae1
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Diesel 80
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Wavesport Diesel 80

Now sold.
by Rae1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ciww one on one rolling
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Ciww one on one rolling

Is this done in the pool at the bottom of the WW course? How clean is it in there?
How much did it cost, and how long were you there?
I've tried numerous times last winter in the swimming pool, and never mastered it. Nearly there, but need a little help to get it right.
by Rae1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Remix or Mamba?
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Remix or Mamba?

I've got a chance to buy either of these at a reasonable price. I've tried the Mamba on flat water, and find it fine. Never even sat in a Remix. All reviews point to the Remix, I'm after something with a more 'rounded' hull. I've had a couple of slab sided boats (Burn 3 and Diesel), and have found I...
by Rae1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Derwent
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: River Derwent

Yes, 2, maybe 3 years ago we did it a few times over the summer at 0.28 on the Matlock guage (online). No drops etc, but perfect water for beginners to WW.
by Rae1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Diesel 80
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Wavesport Diesel 80

We're busy this weekend, the weekend of July 7/8 may be good.
Or, do they still open on Friday evenings?
by Rae1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Diesel 80
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Wavesport Diesel 80

Yes, still available.
by Rae1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wavesport Diesel 80
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Wavesport Diesel 80

Any interest in this boat? I've had it for 2 years nearly, and it's been used a lot. Scrapes all over it. It is a rock and shallows magnet! I rarely use it now, as I bought an Axiom which I really like. I used this at Lea Valley last week and turned over 3 times in quick succession, mainly due to my...