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by chrism
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Thule Wingbars and V-bars
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Thule Wingbars and V-bars

Anybody using this combo? Will the standard u-bolt fit around a wingbar or do I need the specific t-bolt fixings I see you can now get? Has anybody drilled their v-bar in order to use a single t-bolt through the middle of the v-bar? I need new roofbars, and trying to decide whether to spend the extr...
by chrism
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thule Roof Bar advice
Replies: 20
Views: 10877

Re: Thule Roof Bar advice

I know this is an old thread, but having just got a new car I find I need new roofbars (it has roofrails just like my previous car, so I was expecting my current bars to fit, but the roofrails are much thicker so it doesn't - also the car is wider, so my current bars are a bit short, hence looking a...
by chrism
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 34675

Re: Tawe Hassle.

The first bit acknowledges the common law position and says it's not "utilised". Lots of reasons for that - mainly evidence and cost. Actually no - see the bit above you quoted - they acknowledge there's a perception. Though I'm interested to see your agreement about it not being utilised - we coul...
by chrism
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 34675

Re: Tawe Hassle.

I was just coming up with examples of people who owned things the angler wasn't using - just like the paddler and the riparian owner. Ah, I now understand the point you were making. But you're wrong and your analogy is flawed. Paddlers travelling over privately owned riverbed are using land belongi...
by chrism
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 34675

Re: Tawe Hassle.

What about the owners of the cars parked in the nearby car park, or the owners of the local fish and chip shop. As anglers have you paid them? What about them? Why would anyone pay them? You've got me baffled now. Chris, you have me baffled as well. BUT If I was to go into the chippy and want some ...
by chrism
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 34675

Re: Tawe Hassle.

NogoodBoyo wrote:
chrism wrote:What about the owners of the cars parked in the nearby car park, or the owners of the local fish and chip shop. As anglers have you paid them?
What about them? Why would anyone pay them? You've got me baffled now.
Well you started it by suggesting that paddlers should pay riparian owners.
by chrism
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 34675

Re: Tawe Hassle.

What many people overlook is that, when it comes to obtaining access from owners, paddlers and anglers are in exactly the same position. Anglers have organised themselves and obtained access from owners by paying for it. Paddlers don't seem to be prepared to do the same. Well there you're wrong. Al...
by chrism
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 34675

Re: Tawe Hassle.

What many people overlook is that, when it comes to obtaining access from owners, paddlers and anglers are in exactly the same position. Anglers have organised themselves and obtained access from owners by paying for it. Paddlers don't seem to be prepared to do the same. Well there you're wrong. Al...
by chrism
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?
Replies: 44
Views: 3917

Re: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?

For a wing paddle stroke, you want your grip to be wider than your shoulders. Thjat's not possible with the lendal cranks shafts. Not necessarily. My grip positions are definitely wider than my shoulders on mine, but then my main wings are 218. I can understand how it's more of an issue if you're u...
by chrism
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?
Replies: 44
Views: 3917

Re: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?

As a physiotherapist, I have observed that most males will have tight low back muscles and tight upper hamstrings. Sitting in a kayak with shortened hamstrings causes the pelvis to tip backwards (posteriorly) putting strain on the already tight back muscles. So, to relieve this strain in the low ba...
by chrism
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?
Replies: 44
Views: 3917

Re: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?

Firstly, your elbows should be bent throughout the stroke. Secondly, the only part of the stroke where pressure is being applied is from the catch at the start of the stroke to a point where the blade reaches your knees (or in the more correct terms used by the course instructor, when your knees re...
by chrism
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?
Replies: 44
Views: 3917

Re: Wing Paddles...why not available in a crank?

I have a fairly rare viewpoint on this issue, as I'm one of a handful of people who still race using wings on a cranked shaft - I made it up to the lofty heights of div 3 marathon using one - though pretty much all my recent racing has been in a surfski. I can understand why cranks aren't necessary ...
by chrism
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inventions
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Inventions

Some not so weird in there. Isn't the breathing air in your boat idea something which often comes up as a serious idea on here, and wouldn't it save lives if such a system could be made to work? Also the pressurised bladder in the boat is simply a Bikestream mounted in a boat - I still have all the ...
by chrism
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Tawe Hassle.
Replies: 425
Views: 34675

Re: Tawe Hassle.

tawe boy wrote:Just to clarify by Hassle I mean being constantly approached and bothered by people from angling club!
Define "bothered" then. I expect everybody would be quite happy to be approached by members of the angling club for a nice chat about river conservation.
by chrism
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pregnant wife V paddling trip. Advice please
Replies: 61
Views: 3150

Re: Pregnant wife V paddling trip. Advice please

In contrast to most on here, I'd say go for it - provided you have full backing. I went skiing at the start of December about 6 weeks before our first was due, on the basis I wasn't going to get to go any later that season. Only for 1 week, but all things considered I don't think that makes all that...
by chrism
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling being discussed on Radio Hereford Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Paddling being discussed on Radio Hereford Tonight

Ah - that explains the e-mail I got from Worcester Canoe Club asking us not to comment on recent fatalities :(
by chrism
Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New signs on the Wye
Replies: 77
Views: 6819

Re: New signs on the Wye

Does this definition of a river that includes beds and banks refer to all rivers, or just the Wye and Lugg between the stated points? If it does, then setting up safety or portaging a lot of rapids would be included in the rights of access described by Rev Caffyn. That comes from the Wye and Lugg n...
by chrism
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New signs on the Wye
Replies: 77
Views: 6819

Re: New signs on the Wye

You're missing this bit in section 2: “the principal rivers” means— (a)that part of the river Wye from the downstream face of Bigsweir Bridge (reference point SO 538051) to Hay Town Bridge (reference point SO 228426); and (b)that part of the river Lugg from its confluence with the river Wye to Prest...
by chrism
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetical Rescue Scenario
Replies: 90
Views: 11075

Re: Hypothetical Rescue Scenario

As Matt (ie: Clarky999 ) said on the previous page I don't think that "in the moment" I'd be able to refrain from conducting a rescue simply because I felt it would endanger me, if I thought I could realistically help a friend in dire need, I'd feel compelled to; It's always been my presumption tha...
by chrism
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetical Rescue Scenario
Replies: 90
Views: 11075

Re: Hypothetical Rescue Scenario

I don't think the chances of CPR working are ever considered probable - especially without a defib. I think what you are referring to is the chances of restarting the heart in the case it has stopped altogether, if you get to them within 5 or 6 minutes the heart should still be working, and all you...
by chrism
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: sea paddles
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: sea paddles

Jamesl2play I can understand where your coming from but that all depends on your paddling type. If I were paddling my sea kayak as if I would paddle a K1 racer I would be very fast but get tiered quickly a more relaxed paddling with changes in style for the conditions,move out put would be used. I ...
by chrism
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seeking agreement on access to unregulated non-tidal rivers
Replies: 16
Views: 1486

Re: Seeking agreement on access to unregulated non-tidal riv

The attached document was the Angling Trust's A STATEMENT ON INLAND NAVIGATION Released 12 May 2009 (sorry don't know how to put the PDF file up to be viewed). I do wonder what their team of brilliant lawyers gets up to all day if that's still the best they can come up with. I suspect most of us ha...
by chrism
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 12633

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

I certainly haven't seen them cutting across a wave face, pulling cut backs, aerials etc as you can in what you call a wave ski, this to me is more surfing then just catching a ride, although I accept this is incorrect for some uses of the word surf.. I certainly can't do any of that on my ski - to...
by chrism
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 12633

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

That new rudder is now available as an option to the Epics. See: http://www.epickayaks.com/news/news/epic-xseries-upgrades Looks very interesting. A kick up rudder which is a good foot or more further forwards than a normal overstern, and nice and deep - should change the 18X from being one of the ...
by chrism
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T Ford
Replies: 97
Views: 12633

Re: British style sea kayaks are as obsolete as the Model T

I may be as old as a model T or something but I still regard this as a surf ski: That's a wave ski - always has been known as that in my experience (and I've paddled a few of them, both here and in Australia). And this as something weird and American A surf ski is just about as American as a wave s...
by chrism
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We're at war, apparently
Replies: 44
Views: 4582

Re: We're at war, apparently

But since it's The Sun, is that a good thing? Yes definitely. Irrespective of whether or not they won a general election, having support in a newspaper so widely read has to be a good thing - and a possible indicator of more general public opinion. I bet the anglers are really glad they started thi...
by chrism
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Polo Paddles
Replies: 24
Views: 2575

Re: Polo Paddles

As I say, it's a long time ago now. Certainly at the highest levels I played at just before I stopped (national div 1 and 2), 5 man out had become the norm, but then we were playing in decent sized pools - all div 1 was in a 50m pool the one season I played in that! One of these things where it's ea...
by chrism
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Stout Of The Snout
Replies: 48
Views: 4368

Re: The Stout Of The Snout

Awesome paddling, not a rapid I would want to do at any level! (on the downside was I the only bored by almost the first 25% (ish) of the video being kayakers dad dancing in a white van to music that didn't appear to match what I could hear) I watched the first few seconds then skipped to the paddl...
by chrism
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PSA: Cockleshell Heroes
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: PSA: Cockleshell Heroes

(England, Northern Ireland, Wales only) Sucks to be scottish! If you missed "Tue 1 Nov 2011 23:20 BBC Two (Scotland only)" then there's always "Sat 5 Nov 2011 20:30 BBC Two (England, Scotland, Wales only)" Apologies for the incorrect time - I suspect that was 22:00 BST as that's what my recording s...
by chrism
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Polo Paddles
Replies: 24
Views: 2575

Re: Polo Paddles

The issue then for other players .... In our team everyone is expected to be able to take 'goalkeeper' as and when required (although some people specialise in this). Again, I'd regard this as reasonably standard practice - certainly with better teams. It's a long time since I've played polo at a h...