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by EmmaK
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Showdown for Sale, £150
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Dagger Showdown for Sale, £150

My beloved Dagger Showdown is for sale everyone as I am moving abroad and can't take her with me. She is in good condition, a few scratches commensurate with the age of the boat. I have had the boat for 4 years and have done a mixture of whitewater, surfing and flatwater coaching in it. Foot rests h...
by EmmaK
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Showdown for Sale, Bath, £250
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Dagger Showdown for Sale, Bath, would take £200

Hi all,

Boat still for sale - as I am departing in less than 3 weeks I would take £200 for it.

Thanks,

Emma
by EmmaK
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Women's Palm Element Drysuit Small for Sale, £250 ONO
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Women's Palm Element Drysuit Small for Sale, £250 ONO

Hi all, As I am off to the sunny climes of Australia to work for at least 2 years, I will be selling my Palm Element Drysuit as I can't really justify taking it with me and it will only degrade if I leave it here. It has kept me warm on chilly paddles in S. Wales, Devon & the Alps as well as during ...
by EmmaK
Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger Showdown for Sale, Bath, £250
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Dagger Showdown for Sale, Bath, £250

My beloved Dagger Showdown is for sale everyone as I am moving abroad and can't take her with me. She is in good condition, a few scratches commensurate with the age of the boat. I have had the boat for 4 years and have done a mixture of whitewater, surfing and flatwater coaching in it. Foot rests h...
by EmmaK
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: FSRT before July!
Replies: 1
Views: 96

FSRT before July!

Hi all, I've got a place on a coaching course the first weekend of July and as a pre-requisite I need to have done an FSRT by then (unfortunately can't make the one laid on by my club). If anyone knows of one in the South West/South Wales area or London area (I am based in Bath but from Hertfordshir...
by EmmaK
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: looking for kayaking companions in Bristol
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

I'm in Bath, have joined Bath canoe club but am always looking for new paddling buddies in the area. I'm into white water and a bit of surfing - not really good enough to lead but not a complete liability either! I've done WWSR etc. Hope to hear from you soon.
by EmmaK
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Itunda....
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Oh my god Scout, is Craig running that today??!!

I'll be on the edge of my seat with worry. :-S
by EmmaK
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Boyancy Aid ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5952

I've got the HF Serpent cos it was the only one that was vaguely small enough for me and didn't feel totally ridiculous on me! Probably cos they do an XS/S unlike most brands. I found the Astral was much too wide for me so the bouyancy stuck out either side of me, rather than fitting me. So I guess ...
by EmmaK
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uni minibuses
Replies: 71
Views: 10278

Wow this thread has totally confused me! To the original point, at Nottingham, we have always used a minibus for people and a van for boats AND KIT. People are not allowed to take anything other than a small backpack on the minibus because... I did my MIDAS at Nottingham Uni in 2005. My MIDAS teache...
by EmmaK
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: paddler rating test
Replies: 38
Views: 3675

Hmmm... mine put me at 21 points, saying I can run some grade III. I disagree, I've run stuff harder than that without swimming! Having said that, I generally underestimate my paddling ability on the water, so probably underestimated my paddling skill whilst answering that quiz... It's back to the a...
by EmmaK
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lomo dry suits
Replies: 29
Views: 3545

Does anyone have a "small" size Lomo dry suit? How small is it really?

I'm very vertically challenged (5ft 1) and wonder what the inside leg is on this suit (perhaps Bruce can tell me and small women everywhere!)

Thanks!
by EmmaK
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Driving a Minibus/Converted Van
Replies: 15
Views: 12821

You're bound to be a bunch of engineers anyway... assuming it's you, Tom, Speed, etc.... surely you'd be able to fix up an old banger on the way if anything went wrong??? And have a look at ex-company car people carriers at around P-reg, our neighbours picked one up for ~£1500 when they decided it w...
by EmmaK
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling is/is not inclusive to women...?
Replies: 116
Views: 13135

Nobody in the sport ( I hope) actively discourages women, blacks, jews, etc from coming kayaking so we cannot be acused of excluding such groups. If these groups don't come kayaking then that is purely their dicision, not anything to do with how I conduct myself in the sport. Maybe I'm taking this ...
by EmmaK
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling is/is not inclusive to women...?
Replies: 116
Views: 13135

The sport is still testosterone-soaked with macho crap. This is so true! And the girls that I have met are usually more than well able to deal with the associated banter... Although at one point on a certain Wales trip which members of my uni club might remember, I was in a situation where there we...
by EmmaK
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vid. Kayak Beatdown.
Replies: 21
Views: 3081

I nearly fainted from fear during the last 90 seconds of that video. Urgh.
by EmmaK
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling house in Bath?
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Hi all, thank you so much for the help and contact details.

I'm excited that I get a whole new bunch of paddling buddies straight away upon my move to Bath!

And Beccy, I may resort to hiding my kayak under my bed at this rate too!

Thanks again everyone.

Emma
by EmmaK
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling house in Bath?
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Paddling house in Bath?

Sorry to hijack this forum for such selfish use... I am wondering if there are any paddlers in Bath who are looking for a new housemate? Got a new job starting there and would be (at the very least) looking for some short term accommodation whilst I find something more permanent. PM me if you know o...
by EmmaK
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very sad news
Replies: 125
Views: 35675

My sympathies to Iain & family, I can't imagine what you're going through right now. I want to thank you as well for your mature and honest account of the events. I hope it gave you some chance to reflect that you did everything you could and realise how proud your father must have been to have a so...
by EmmaK
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cranks and feather
Replies: 33
Views: 3627

I know Werner do two different sizes of shaft for their paddles. I'm saving up for a small shaft set as I get some pain in my wrists/thumbs from the shaft on my current paddles (but I have tiny little hands that look like chubby starfish which doesn't help!)
by EmmaK
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dagger Outlaw Owners Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Hi, I have a showdown which is the baby Outlaw but the same set up I think. I had the same problem, I ended up gluing foam into the thigh braces to bring them down to the level of my legs. I built it up gradually and used three layers of foam. I also put foam on the foot plate and made a space for m...
by EmmaK
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grade 3 rivers Wales
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

I like the Ogwen, for a short run get on below Ogwen Bank Falls and then get off at Scout Hut Bridge (it's pretty obvious because of the rapids as it bends round to the right before a bridge) with a nice big eddy to get out in (I swam into that particular eddy last time!) - advanced paddlers can car...
by EmmaK
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Love it Live it Northern Thailand Expedition
Replies: 20
Views: 3346

Hey Sam, Best of luck with your trip. Just one thing, do take care in the North of Thailand around the Burmese (Myanmar) border, especially at night time if you're sleeping out. They might not like to admit a problem, but when I was there I visited the jungle around Chiang Rai, and got within a few ...
by EmmaK
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing is not a sport
Replies: 90
Views: 8355

Conversely this means that the world tiddly winks champion is a sportsman and a river paddler is not. However: Are paddlers athletes? (abridged) " a person who is trained in exercises, sports etc that require physical strength, agility or stamina . Yes. definitely includes Kayakers/Canoeists. But n...
by EmmaK
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suit hire
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Well if you're doing your WWSR at a centre like the Tryweryn then you can book a suit to use there. Probably the same for other centre based courses in North Wales.
by EmmaK
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big shout to your first instructor!
Replies: 30
Views: 4799

Well for me the three hotties working as instructors at Stanborough lakes in 1999 were my main draw to the sport (which I started for D of E) - ably led by a guy called Stuart who trained me for my two-star, can't remember his surname. Then there was Pete Nash, Mike Jones & Andy Barras and all the o...
by EmmaK
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CNN rescue video of kayakers pinned under bridge
Replies: 49
Views: 6885

Are you serious? I've heard of firemen getting a right bollocking for breaching their guidelines for this kind of stuff, regardless of how many lives saved or lost. They're a team, and being careless puts the rest of the team at needless risk. It is true that firemen get their wrists slapped for go...
by EmmaK
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Climaflex or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1647

Sorry if this seems ignorant/girly but what is Climaflex?