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by Bashy
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Washing your gear
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: Washing your gear

Apologies, I know this is a very old thread but I was perusing and thought I would add my 10 pence worth. Washing breathables in a washing machine has been done since the dawn of Gore-Tex, they recommend a tech wash additive, I think nik wax do a wash and a separate proofer (or used to) and perhaps ...
by Bashy
Sun Dec 17, 2023 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.

The LV Paddlesports Club requires you to have passed your Legacy assessment to go on the course on club nights (Wednesday): http://www.leevalleypaddlesportsclub.org/?page_id=321 You can attend one of their development sessions without having passed the assessment, but I don't see any currently sche...
by Bashy
Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thigh hookers...
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Thigh hookers...

No problem I tend to sit in the boat with a pair of joggers on and offer the block up to my knee once I can feel the foam I mark it and glue it in you can always sand it down to create more room I don’t tend to put the thin layer on and just glue the block in. Link for the best place I have found f...
by Bashy
Sat Dec 09, 2023 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thigh hookers...
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Thigh hookers...

Good morning, ah, I see, a little like how the Jackson Bees knees work, something to hold yon side of the knee, thank you, for taking the time in explaining and for the link, this looks a fairly simple project, the hardest part will be finding the happy medium. Where's a good place to get closed cel...
by Bashy
Fri Dec 08, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thigh hookers...
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Thigh hookers...

Hi Sam, can you elaborate on "knee blocks" please? I had a look at it today (1st dry day for a while), just to see if there's anything I can do with them, theres already some foam at the back of them, just a couple of thin strips. I also tried to pack out the hip pads but they are small co...
by Bashy
Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thigh hookers...
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Thigh hookers...

Sambo1988 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 3:43 pm
Unfortunately not, I tried in my old burn 3 with the connect outfitting they are not compatible

Thanks
Sam
Sorry for the late reply and thank you, i had a feeling it was a very long shot, a shame as i really liked them in the old Waka i tried.
by Bashy
Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.

Both Lee valley and the nene have “house” clubs you can join based at their sites if nobody can suggest one closer to your home. The LV Paddlesports Club requires you to have passed your Legacy assessment to go on the course on club nights (Wednesday): http://www.leevalleypaddlesportsclub.org/?page...
by Bashy
Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thigh hookers...
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Thigh hookers...

Hi folks, can I fit the Pyranha thigh hookers to a Burn mk2? Thanks.
by Bashy
Mon Nov 13, 2023 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.

If you're a beginner, Nene Valley (Northampton) is the better option. It's Grade 2 except for one Grade 3 drop, and good for developing skills such as eddying out. It's quite shallow though - if possible, restrict your rolling practice to the deep pool below the Grade 3 drop! Lots of beginners padd...
by Bashy
Mon Nov 13, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.

Hi, I am in a club over this way but sadly they don't want to do artificial courses, that club is about an hr away, it's my closest lol, joining another is a possibility, it's finding one...
by Bashy
Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Northampton or Holme Pierrepont use.

Hi folks. I have recently started with WW, having done the Intro to WW at LV and I'm pretty much hooked, FYI, I can do a 1:5 roll ratio in still water lol I cannot use LV until i have more experience and able to pass the Legacy assessment, but to do that I have to take the next course as there is no...
by Bashy
Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well Done Canoe Wales!
Replies: 52
Views: 16157

Re: Well Done Canoe Wales!

An oldish thread i know and i see that after CT posted it pretty much died off, sorry... We could have a proper debate about charging if we knew how much the site costs to rent, how much the water costs, how much the commercial activity generates and what else is spent (all of these on CW members be...
by Bashy
Sun Sep 17, 2023 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How strong is a glass paddle?
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: How strong is a glass paddle?

The majority of cranked shafted paddles will have a joint in the middle, these will be reinforced with a spigot which will extend internally through the joint. They are strong, light and a lot siffer than the desperados, but still would not advise "Bracing off the bottom" with any paddle....
by Bashy
Sat Sep 09, 2023 5:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

Oh well, looks like you'll have to wait for an introduction to WW course. No reason you can't do it in autumn or winter - after all, in the UK, winter is the white water season. It's just that capsizing is a little less "fun" in cold water :) There is that, plus, you can wear your dry sui...
by Bashy
Fri Sep 08, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

After watching your video from the sluice the other day, I didn't think you had much to worry about. Good news re. the roll. If you want to do a white water course at LV, I'd recommend booking it now, before winter comes. It's nicer to learn in warmish water! Thanks, Franky, I couldnt believe how w...
by Bashy
Fri Sep 08, 2023 4:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

Turns out that i was anxious about nothing with regards to the LV Lake Assessment, i may not have mentioned that i was ;) turns out the Lake Assessment is just a paddle to the buoy (20m at most) and a self-rescue (tip and eject) and swim with ya boat back to the bank (steps). Although i could have g...
by Bashy
Tue Sep 05, 2023 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

From what I can work out, the difference between high and low brace is using the power face for high brace to give a bit more power, this will normally occur when either the low brace fails or you've reached the tipping point where the low brace will have little effect. That's my take on it, I coul...
by Bashy
Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

I thought the high brace was deprecated. It can result in shoulder dislocation and so far as I know doesn't have any advantage over a low brace, particularly if using an active blade. I can't remember the last time I did a high brace. I was taught that you shouldn't use the high brace, and yet I've...
by Bashy
Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

The mill right in the middle of Thetford has some decent flow with eddies either side. HI and thanks, I only learnt of the mill about a month ago, I only go there for Tesco or PaH as a rule, but been over twice since hearing about it and its just been a trickle lol August probably isn't the best mo...
by Bashy
Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

I thought the high brace was deprecated. It can result in shoulder dislocation and so far as I know doesn't have any advantage over a low brace, particularly if using an active blade. I can't remember the last time I did a high brace. Hi, no not deprecated, just altered so you're not over reaching ...
by Bashy
Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

For your enjoyment, this is what the weir the club plays at has been like 95% of the year, its a short video, one i uploaded just to show and outtake from my high brace practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THKk-uwTDdQ&ab_channel=Bashy and here's a failed roll from yesterday lol FYI, i total...
by Bashy
Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

I would feel l happier if I could roll before I hit the Legacy. The only eddie's I had I go on are the ones at weirs, I live in Norfolk, it's flat, we don't have any white water, so I can't even work in it to get at least some experience. I live in Cambridgeshire, so I was in a similar position to ...
by Bashy
Tue Sep 05, 2023 5:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

There might not be much in the way of whitewater in Norfolk. But there are some places you can practice crossing eddy lines and ferry gliding. The mill right in the middle of Thetford has some decent flow with eddies either side. HI and thanks, I only learnt of the mill about a month ago, I only go...
by Bashy
Mon Sep 04, 2023 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

Absolutely no need to be able to roll to pass the legacy assessment. Doing my kayak one I swam 4 times, couldn't even do a T-rescue and passed! It's more about control, hitting a few eddies and not running anyone over. Wasn't even asked to roll when I did it in a canoe and didn't capsize either. Wh...
by Bashy
Mon Sep 04, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

A further query if I may, having watched a good few legacy assessment videos, it appears that the roll is mandatory, do they teach this on the intro to white water, as its only 4 I'm thinking not? Perhaps I'd best get it dialed in before I even think about the intro course... Maybe the roll is mand...
by Bashy
Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

A further query if I may, having watched a good few legacy assessment videos, it appears that the roll is mandatory, do they teach this on the intro to white water, as its only 4 I'm thinking not? Perhaps I'd best get it dialed in before I even think about the intro course...
by Bashy
Sun Sep 03, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

When I did my Legacy assessment they said that the first couple of minutes were actually the Lake assessment. We were asked to put on spraydecks, capsize and either swim to the side or roll, and once everyone had ticked that off we were told to paddle across the lake to the start of the Legacy cour...
by Bashy
Sun Sep 03, 2023 7:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

Hi Bashy, Apologies for my assumptions - I was just going by what I found on the LV web site. I don't know what a lake-only assessment is like. If you've got your 3-star, even if a long time go, I'd have thought you'd be fine. The lake is very sedate. There is some moving water (Grade 1) in the are...
by Bashy
Thu Aug 31, 2023 4:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap chinese dry suit review'ish
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Cheap chinese dry suit review'ish

An interesting first look at a potentially very damaging problem to the kayak industry. Would be interested to hear how regular you are using it and what intensity of activity you are putting it through. A one time submergence test doesn't really say all too much about reliability and longevity. Yo...
by Bashy
Tue Aug 29, 2023 2:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LV lake assessments?
Replies: 29
Views: 12291

Re: LV lake assessments?

Looking at the Lee Valley booking pages - there is no lake assessment, only a Legacy/Lake assessment. So it sounds as though you will be paddling on the Legacy course. I took my Legacy assessment back in 2014, so things might have changed since then. But here's what I remember... The assessors will...

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