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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: 96

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: 1694

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: 2945

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: 4448

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: 2945

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: 2945

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: 606

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: 3818

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: 683

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: 485

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: 485

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: 390

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: 493

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: 570

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: 554

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: 342

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: 570

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: 601

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: 554

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: 554

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: 554

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...
by Rae1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley or Nene Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: Lee Valley or Nene Valley

As above - kayaking or rafts? Rafts - Lee Valley every time. Kayaking, then Nene. It is an entry level course, so can be attempted by beginners. There will be sections that you/he cannot do without tipping over, but a bit of practice on the easier sections will help that. Lee Valley Legacy is a far ...
by Rae1
Tue May 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom 8.5 advice
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Axiom 8.5 advice

I find the feet get really cramped in the 8.5, I'm 5'7", size 9/10 feet and around 80kg. The only footwear I can wear in it are the neoprene style boots (Palm Descender), trainer style shoes are too long/thick to get in. I'd say 100kg is a bit too much for the 8.5, I've got my seat as far forward as...
by Rae1
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: 22nd July 2018 DoggyPaddle- 18 mile flaterwater in the Midlands
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: 22nd July 2018 DoggyPaddle- 18 mile flaterwater in the Midlands

You cant get down the weir next to Leam Boats,get out at Leam Boat Centre, then walk round to the slipway just after the weir. The one half a mile further on has a chute on river left. It isnt steep, but I dont think I'd try it with someone who hasnt done it before. You can get off river right, and ...
by Rae1
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Other than the Wye ...
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Other than the Wye ...

Severn, Trent, Soar (though has a number of locks), Nene (not the best).
The Soar through Leicestershire is under-rated, it's a nice touring river, though probably only 2 days worth, possibly 3 if you take your time.
by Rae1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ciww 1day introduction to white water
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Ciww 1day introduction to white water

I was caught under a raft once. It was the only time I thought I was going to drown. (strangely, I didnt panic, or get stressed, I just thought I'm not getting out of here). I went down one of the drops, the raft immediately followed me, I went for the eddy, the raft caught my back end, I went over,...
by Rae1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ciww 1day introduction to white water
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Ciww 1day introduction to white water

A lot of people struggle on 4 at Cardiff. I was there in October, and it was dodge the boat and swimmer time on 4. 6 was a bit better, as the people who swam on 4 didnt come out. I'd never been out on 8 before then, but found it a little easier than 6, it was certainly faster and more 'pushy',along ...
by Rae1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ciww 1day introduction to white water
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Ciww 1day introduction to white water

I think I'd find Cardiff a bit hard as a beginner to white water.
Did you find 6 was harder than 8?
I've been a few times, and think 8 is easier, though bigger.
by Rae1
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Motion to BC AGM
Replies: 56
Views: 4625

Re: Access Motion to BC AGM

Oh, ok, I didnt realise the commercial arm is CT, and I suspect many others there didnt either.
by Rae1
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Motion to BC AGM
Replies: 56
Views: 4625

Re: Access Motion to BC AGM

Pam, could you explain what you mean please?
I didnt understand what you were suggesting on Saturday, and a number of other people around us didnt either.