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by nippon
Thu May 16, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: Hertfordshire put ins
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Hertfordshire put ins

Join Herts Canoe Club.

They know all the good spots. ;)
by nippon
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 3810

Re: Paddling into your thirties

I took up paddling after stopping a previous sport due to age. (Inline skating - ramps, rails, stairs etc.) I was finding that my bones were starting to break too easily as I wasn't as bendy as I was as a kid/teen. When the number of fractures I had sustained reached double figures I called it a day...
by nippon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Rainchasers" down?
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: "Rainchasers" down?

Hope it comes back up soon.
Im off the lake district tomorrow to hit some rivers.

Will make deciding where to head to more difficult if the website is not working.
I have the river app but rainchasers is better for looking at an area.
by nippon
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mamba vs Burn
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Mamba vs Burn

My personal preference is a Burn any day. Although the Mamba is very similar. Test them both and see which one you prefer Assuming you are talking about a Burn3... At 90kgs I would be looking at a large. I think the medium Burn3 is rated to 85kgs. I have asked Pyranha directly about weight range rec...
by nippon
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Immersion Research drysuits
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Immersion Research drysuits

I really like my Arch Rival. I've had it nearly 3 years and its taken a real beating. Its had a neck seal replaced as I tore one. Its had a rip in the leg repaired as some barbed wire on a portage got me. Still dry. :) I prefer the latex socks for the reasons stated above - Comfortable fit, easy rep...
by nippon
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Denied access River lea 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: Denied access River lea 2017

To my knowledge the Lee and Lee Navigation can all be paddled on. There are loads of water based clubs around that area. Lee Valley boat house on the river and Fishers Green sailing club on the lake to name a couple. My canoe club is based on the Lee further up in Hertford. Been there 25 years. We p...
by nippon
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbie first kayak
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: Newbie first kayak

Erm... depends what you mean. If you are referring to your first post in relation to wave surfing and flat water playboating after spending a year learning already... then yes. The project X boats are good for this. The numbers refer to their size. You will need to check which size is suitable for y...
by nippon
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbie first kayak
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: Newbie first kayak

Anything that is relatively short with slicey ends and a planning hull will fit your needs. You don't want anything too long for flatwater playing. I would recommend looking at the following: Any modern play boat - rockstars, jitsus, jeds etc...(although these are more poppy) Dagger G-Force - Old no...
by nippon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone in N Wales 4/5th November?
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Anyone in N Wales 4/5th November?

I am doing my white water river leader assessment that weekend.
Doing it with GetAFix who are based just outside of Llangollen.
Maybe give them a call and see if they need any willing guinea pigs to be lead.
by nippon
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha 9r or burn
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Pyranha 9r or burn

Agree that they are all good boats. It comes down to personal preference, the way you paddle and what you are paddling at the end of the day. Couple of things I would like to point out: You said your not looking for an all out creek boat. So don't worry about the Machno. Its a creek boat. You will a...
by nippon
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marking paddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Marking paddles

I spray paint the edges of the blades. Then write over the top with permanent marker.

Can colour code with your boat and if you change colour coding just repaint.

Also helps black paddles stand out if dropped in white water.
by nippon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat suggestions for tall and lanky teenager please
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Boat suggestions for tall and lanky teenager please

Get the Axiom 9 and keep feeding your boy.
He'll soon pack on 10kgs. ;)
by nippon
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hanging a kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Hanging a kayak

Pyranha owners manual says to hang boats from the security handles. Or if looping around the boat turn the boat upside down so that the weight is on the top deck rather than the hull. Or hang the boat against a wall on its side. Or stand on end. Basically you can store the boat anyway you like so lo...
by nippon
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Peeling" Werner blades
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: "Peeling" Werner blades

Looks like the carbon weave is coming away from the foam core.

Some epoxy resin will help secure this back in place.
You could also coat the ends of the blades to give them some additional buffer against hits.
by nippon
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Robson Moonster - £200
Replies: 0
Views: 294

FS: Robson Moonster - £200

Hey All Orange Robson Moonster for sale. Excellent condition. Barely used. Hardly any scratches. Bought from new for my wife but she only used it a handful of times on flat water. £200. Can throw in a free paddle for the buyer. Also on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Robson-Moonster-Kayak-/2920398162...
by nippon
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's the water in Wales?
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Where's the water in Wales?

River App on the Android Playstore is pretty good.
by nippon
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cutting LH cranks to set as RH
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Cutting LH cranks to set as RH

Cutting a set of carbon Werners in half sounds like madness to me.
Sell them and by some RH paddles.
by nippon
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Water level woes
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Water level woes

Currently 0.72 at llandetty which is good news.

Cheers.
by nippon
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Nene WWC
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Nene WWC

Nene isnt deep enough for a squirt boat IMO. Its only about 3ft deep Lol.
by nippon
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Water level woes
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Water level woes

Hey all I have a club trip organised for this coming weekend (24th) to south wales. Staying in Brecon. Currently river levels are all looking empty. :( Meant to be a grade 2 trip on the Usk/Wye/Tywi. Any suggestions for something to paddle that may have water in it??? Ive not seen water levels this ...
by nippon
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for new club paddles?
Replies: 15
Views: 1128

Re: Recommendations for new club paddles?

The TNP Rapa paddles are pretty crap IMO. I've seen one snap in a situation any other paddle would have brushed off without a thought. Sure they're cheap but there's a reason for that. I too am carrying out this same exercise (looking for 10 paddles for my club) We currently have Werner Rios and the...
by nippon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Jitsu 5.5 & Robson Mooster
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: FS: Dagger Jitsu 5.5 & Robson Mooster

Jitsu now sold.

Moonsters still for sale.
by nippon
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Jitsu 5.5 & Robson Mooster
Replies: 1
Views: 205

FS: Dagger Jitsu 5.5 & Robson Mooster

Hey All I have a Dagger Jitsu 5.5 in green for sale. Great boat which I bought brand new. Comes with all the original outfitting, owners manual tools etc... Some scratches from use but no dents, welds, gouges or splits. Mainly used at Lee Valley and local playspots. £500 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Da...
by nippon
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Help (France)
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Help (France)

If you have travel insurance give your insurer a call.

They will probably be able to help you.
by nippon
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching requirements question
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Coaching requirements question

Can you not just organise the trips and disclaimer the arrangements by saying... This is not a coaching trip. Not suitable for under 18's. All paddlers will have to complete relevant centre paperwork and competency assessment in advance. That's what I do when I organise paddles at WWC's with my club...
by nippon
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Artificial courses
Replies: 58
Views: 4657

Re: Artificial courses

I'm not worried. Artificial courses are great when the water levels are low in the river or when you want to go for a paddle on your own. They are like a gym... or a playground. They will never be able to compare with the experience of a real river. There is a new breed of paddler emerging though. P...
by nippon
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost GoPro Hero Wnion
Replies: 0
Views: 770

Lost GoPro Hero Wnion

Hey I lost my GoPro on the Wnion on Sunday. Mid way through the top section where the fallen tree is across the rapid before the gorge narrows. Chances of finding it a very slim on that section but you never know right! Maybe its still hanging in the tree. Footage will be of my orange and yellow Pyr...