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by Scumbag-Clancy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling OCD's!
Replies: 41
Views: 2343

Re: Paddling OCD's!

Always, always wash my hand in the water and wipe it on my deck after touching my face - even the tiniest bit. If I don't...who knows what will happen...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Riot Air 45
Replies: 0
Views: 222

FS: Riot Air 45

Good condition, Based in Portsmouth.

On Ebay:

Clickety click
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed May 28, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Insurance - AMAZING Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 3681

I just maanged to get it down to about £13 per person for 22 of us traveling to France for 2 weeks.

The trick seems to be to put anyone under 22 on as a young adult, and anyone over 22 as an adult. It seemed to knock about £200 off the total!
by Scumbag-Clancy
Mon May 12, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shorty Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

I have an apex, and although whilst I'm wearing it i feel perfectly comfortable, if I ever take a roll (so most of the time) i get a bit wet and after a few rolls I invariably end up soaked by the end of the river. I only ever use it when its warm though, so being a little moist isn't generally a pr...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kitkat free activies, grrr.
Replies: 141
Views: 23324

Before they shut it did anyone notice if any University clubs were listed? Ours wasn't (Portsmouth Uni), I'd have considered giving it a shot (when someone said you could make 30 quid per voucher, screw the people and planet society, or whatever they're called, they tried to ban coke from the union...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kitkat free activies, grrr.
Replies: 141
Views: 23324

I think they are £2 in Asda at the moment. Its a license to print money! Would be a good way to subsidise our Uni club budget.

If I buy 10, could I pay for a White water safety and rescue course...

Maybe Ill just go zorbing.
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Radio?
Replies: 11
Views: 1913

I have some Motorola T6220s, which are'nt especially cheap but they have all the toys like vox (not very useful) and subcodes (very useful). They also have a feature that allows them to only communicate with other T6220 units if you so desire, meaning I've never had interference from anyone else. Th...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River ecology: personal positive enhancement actions
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

In my humble opinion, the best thing to do is just try to be mindful about where you get in, get out, portage etc. Try not to trample things like plants or cause the bank to crumble excessively when getting on. You can have a bigger impact acting responsibly all the time than a one off gesture of cl...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I just booked flights to Ljubljana!
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Also try bulls testicles, and slivoviche (sp?)!
by Scumbag-Clancy
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Stickers?????
Replies: 12
Views: 2196

Email Bliss stick and they'll send you some.

The North Face, Montane and Petzl are pretty good at sending stickers out if you ask nicely
by Scumbag-Clancy
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thanks to everyone who has taken the test. Please Don't fill
Replies: 44
Views: 6059

Only took me three minutes..maybe that says something about my results..or how I approach exams.
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 53153

I just got a phone call from my parents asking why I had complained to BA, apparently they have sent me a cut and paste letter of apology, and a travel voucher for £75. Has anyone else received a voucher? The letter sounded like a bit of a cut and paste job, I'll put a transcript up when mum sends i...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 53153

As mentioned above, our only weapon against this is numbers, so how about all the students out there (and I know there are plenty, I was at plasy at the weekend) send a second email from their uni email accounts and their home addresses. Same goes for anyone else that can make up a second address! I...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Astral Aquavest 300
Replies: 17
Views: 4084

I seem to remember someone saying the little green cross was some kind of american standard for safety kit, might be wrong though.. I love my aquavest, although i havent gone as far as buying the throwline that fits in the chest pocket yet. Has anyone got one? Are they worth the 40 quid i saw one for!
by Scumbag-Clancy
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The paddling worlds biggest typo?
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

The paddling worlds biggest typo?

Found at 22:37 friday the 8th! EPP foam with a Coolmax liner and a polycarbonate occiptial frame Not features i normally look for in a boat, but a unique selling point i guess! How long do you think this has been here for, and how long will it take Des Mes to change it once they read this! I have e...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shred Ready
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

how did you get teh writing to stick?, im guessing you sprayed it? but sealling n stuff? Are you ready because the first bit is like 6 degrees of freedom: My housemates- girlfriends-mum works at the place they make road signs, so she printed us off "born to swim" in a couple of colours and sizes, i...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shred Ready
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

I have a shaggy, its pretty good, stays comfy all day, provides an acceptable level of coverage and looks good*

Also, i have the what may be the worlds largest head and it fits fine.


*I modified it slightly:

Image
by Scumbag-Clancy
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kit options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Count my vote for DamX, they wil send you a measurement sheet, which you fill out and post back to them. They are so popular in our club that they seem to be becoming some kind of uniform. There must be a dozen people of different shapes and sizes with a variety of bits of kit from full on drysuits ...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Peli Alternative for a Camera?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

One of my friends dropped his daysack halfway down a scree slope in wales (cant remember where it was) On recovering it his otter box was trashed but his dv camera was fine... I also have one for my PDA phone which seems to be pretty sound, but i haven't needed to test it yet. Not sure if this is a ...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Thu May 31, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Campsites in Landeck/Austria
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

Grandad wrote:The Prutz campsite is at the bottom of the Tosens section on the Inn.
Thats the badger, cheers Gareth, I'm too lazy to msn you and ask!
by Scumbag-Clancy
Thu May 31, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Campsites in Landeck/Austria
Replies: 10
Views: 1823

We are staying at this place. Its on a river close to Prutz, cant remember which one, as this is the first trip we've run as a whole club to Austria. Clickety click They seem pretty good, with a Kajakers package and a summer pass (?) thrown in free. So far they have been really helpful and seem to s...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed May 30, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: creekboat, microbat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Just to throw another post into the melee, my club as a microbat for sale, looking for about £200 for it, pm me for pictures.
by Scumbag-Clancy
Sun May 27, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED eskimo kendo
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Our club has one for sale, its in reasonable condition, the usual scrapes but nothing deep, one small repair where it used to leak a bit on the nose, but thats been fixed now. Its red, which makes it go faster! We are looking for 250, but we are open to offers! We also have an RPM and a Microbat for...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Sat May 26, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insect Repellent for the French Alps?
Replies: 34
Views: 7160

When we got bored in my shop (so week days) we'd sometimes demonstrate how nasty DEET was to customers by spraying a bit of the 100 strength stuff on a plastic carrier bag and rubbing it together. It only takes about 30 seconds to make a nice big hole in it, just imagine what that's doing to your ni...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Fri May 25, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Shortie cag
Replies: 3
Views: 630

You've got PM George
by Scumbag-Clancy
Fri May 25, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Shortie cag
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Wanted: Shortie cag

Im off to the alps in three weeks and i reckon I'm pretty much gonna cook in my damx cag. So, does anyone want to sell me a:

Large or XL Shortie Cag

for not very much money, as my student loan has more or less run out!
by Scumbag-Clancy
Thu May 24, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 2697

We use Endsleigh and get a pretty good price with them, not sure that we have ever had to claim though.

Beware because I'm sure when booking it this year the price changed depending on what day of the week it was we asked them, that, or they were just plucking numbers out of thin air!
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed May 23, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Filter Products - Advice Please
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

Surely the battery life depends on how much you use it? maybe its 5 years on the shelf... From what i can see it just seems to zap the bugs with something akin to a big dose of ultraviolet light, which presumably means it wont filter out the lumpy bits! then the question comes, does it kill the bugs...
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed May 23, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Filter Products - Advice Please
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

It wont filter out particulates so you'll need a millbank bag or similar, the principle looks good though...until the batteries run out!
by Scumbag-Clancy
Wed May 23, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Filter Products - Advice Please
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

The katadyn filters are awesome, similar in performance to the MSR miniworks or water works, but built a lot more solidly, they use aircraft grade aluminum and pretty bomber rock solid build quality etc. Having said that you'll pay probably an extra 75ish quid for a katadyn filter with (essentially)...