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by Adam Carey
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner Advice Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Aaron at Robinhood Watersports is a great guy and will certainly look after you well, he knows his stuff and I've spent hundreds in there without ever feeling as though I've been taken advantage of, which being a beginner is an important thing for me.
by Adam Carey
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner Advice Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

I was in exactly the same situation as yourself a few months ago, and ended up purchasing a H3 it does everything I want from it and is comfortable enough if I do want to use it on flat water like Pugney's. The only thing I would say is join a club rather than paying an Instructor at Pugney's, last ...
by Adam Carey
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Movie editing software?
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Definately Adobe Premier, top notch piece of software that has never let me down. Just very expensive. Or take the hint from above.
by Adam Carey
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well done Palm
Replies: 15
Views: 3492

I'm very happy with the Palm kit I have, except for the switch/sidewinder suit I bought, as soon as I bend at all in water then it drags water in around the waist seal at the back. I emailed them over a week ago to ask for any advice and havn't had a reply back from them yet, the email might not hav...
by Adam Carey
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheapest Place to buy the Pentax W Range
Replies: 26
Views: 2541

156.90 from pixmania. I've used them a few times in the past and always had good service.
by Adam Carey
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liquid Logic Crossriver
Replies: 42
Views: 3711

Im with Stuart on this one, this forum is a great place for people young and old, novice and old-hand alike to chat and gather info from people who may be in a better position to give advice. I think some people need to chill out and leave people to get on with it in whichever way suits them.
by Adam Carey
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: This bowled me over
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

I have a hard enough time trying to keep my long thin pointy kayak in a straight line. :o)
by Adam Carey
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flash Blue LE Rocker S1
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Yep Brookbank had one yesterday, flash blue le size l/xl, I was very tempted but just couldn't part with the cash without my wife killing me.
by Adam Carey
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Time for a New Paddle Wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

My (ex) Peugot 406 had a great engine and good bodywork. As for a Golf, KevinF may have something to say about that..... I am sure that the air-intake is at the bottom of the engine..... thus driving though big puddles in a golf is a poor idea.... When I said the rest of the car I didn't mean speci...
by Adam Carey
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I know it's been said before, but...................
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

I was thinking the same, some low life scouse scumbag, then again I married one :o)

She doesn't have the slightest hint of an accent though I hasten to add.
by Adam Carey
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Time for a New Paddle Wagon
Replies: 20
Views: 2002

Yes the Hdi engines are pretty good, its just the rest of the car around them that I wouldn't entertain. The vauxhall would be cheap to run but not very reliable. If I had to choose one out of your line up then it would have to be the Mondeo although I'm by no means a fan. My advise would be to look...
by Adam Carey
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Wagon Starting Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 3285

It will be either the starter motor or like someone else said a bad earth, it wont be the battery if youve tried another one on it, it also wont be the fuse box as someone said as the car is starting first time off a jump start, and also from an earlier reply jump starting a car from another battery...
by Adam Carey
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Helmet. Advice Please.
Replies: 15
Views: 1930

I have a Shred Ready and cant fault it, its comfortable, fits nicely and was cheap enough not to break the bank as a first helmet the HOG system is great and really makes a difference to how it feels, but if I was buying another then it would have to be a Sweet aslong as the fitting was as good. No ...
by Adam Carey
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Discounts
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Yep I was going to say exactly the same Aaron, at Robinhood always sorts me out with a good price and excellent service to boot.
by Adam Carey
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat best for larger paddlers?
Replies: 13
Views: 1672

Theres loads of stuff out there for us larger paddlers, Ive got a H3 255 and theres loads of room in there for me at 6 foot 1, size 10 feet and a very portly 16 and bit stone. Go to a good shop that has lots in stock and just get in them all.
by Adam Carey
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Strutters LE
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Didn't even know they did one in pink, I've seen the deep purple one with the flowers on it and I think that looks cool (in a manly sort of way obviously) cough, but I dont think that is a LE one, thought they only did them in Blaze orange, Flash Blue, Monster Green and Black. I've got to agree thou...
by Adam Carey
Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club membership - fees & benefits
Replies: 25
Views: 2137

£20/12 for an adult/junior membership, £25 for a family. For that you get free use of the clubs equipment, insurance when at the club and on trips etc, and the biggest plus in my book is free tuition towards * awards. The club still charges a small fee for use of the river which it rents and also fe...
by Adam Carey
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Digitial SLR buying advice
Replies: 39
Views: 3926

I have the Canon 300d (digital) and also the 30 (film) which are both great bodies and have to agree with the comments above about the more you pay for your lenses then the better the results especially if your going to go for L glass (the professional lens choice) but have to say it depends on how ...
by Adam Carey
Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen Pyranha Burn
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Glad to hear you got it back mate
by Adam Carey
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Leaving
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Hope everything goes well for you mate, good luck!
by Adam Carey
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: weils-seakayaker needs advice>rolling practice on Loch In
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Isn't on of the tell tales serious cramps??? but I would get it checked out all the same, does sound very much like heatstroke though to me as someone also mentioned. Let us know how you get on and hope you're feeling better soon.
by Adam Carey
Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cagdeck
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

You've also got the problem that if for any reason the deck splits or the cag rips then ultimately they both need replacing. You would also need to buy a long sleeved cag and seperate deck for when the weather turns chilly anyway so I cant really see the point myself. The cons out-weigh the pros in ...
by Adam Carey
Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cagdeck
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

You might always be roughly the same size but is the deck always going to be the same size if you swap your boats....Ive never tried one but you know the quality is going to be good if its Palm.
by Adam Carey
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flooding LOL
Replies: 21
Views: 2925

I can sleep easy now, it was driving me mad. :o)
by Adam Carey
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flooding LOL
Replies: 21
Views: 2925

You've got me, I havn't got a clue. I live right on the doorstep of wherever it is but dont recognise it at all. :o(
by Adam Carey
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which video editing software ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2060

Yep Premier for me too, excellent bit of software although I did have problems getting it to recognise a canon camcorder through firewire, never worked out the problem but just swapped the tape into a sony cam and it worked fine, you need quite a high end PC to get it to run super smooth though, oth...
by Adam Carey
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: last minuet kayak equipment
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

I'd have to say RobinHood Watersports 10 minutes off the M1, there selection is top notch, and very friendly to boot. Obviously depends on what route you would take but if I were you then Id be coming down the M1 or A1 anyway.
by Adam Carey
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger GT for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 827

You have PM
by Adam Carey
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Auto-eject
Replies: 29
Views: 3186

Must be my bad eyes, but all I can see is a dog, granted its a big dog, but a dog all the same
by Adam Carey
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying solo...with a boat! How do I do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

After a stressful time last year at stanstead I wouldnt want to take my boat on one of the shuttle buses, we struggled as a family just with the holiday cases to get them on a packed bus from the car park. Not that I would attempt to get a H3 255 (read: QE2 but heavier) on a bus anyway. I'd go with ...