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by Yaker Dan
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I know a good few club coaches who openly voice their dislik
Replies: 33
Views: 6502

I know a good few club coaches who openly voice their dislik

Hi all.. Noticed this comment in another thread and after hearing this for many years I would like to know why. I know a good few club coaches who openly voice their dislike of commercial coaches As a commercial coach for past 10 years (my job) I am interested to know why this is the case. I do not ...
by Yaker Dan
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST - Digital camera - Usk
Replies: 0
Views: 782

LOST - Digital camera - Usk

Hi all..

Have misplaced my camera on Friday 6th November. There is a chance it was lost at the Drop off point on the Usk at Aberbran..

Get in touch if you have found one..

Happy paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Red Dry Bag - Taken - River Wye
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Red Dry Bag - Taken - River Wye

Cheers Mike, PM Sent with phone number.
by Yaker Dan
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Red Dry Bag - Taken - River Wye
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Red Dry Bag - Taken - River Wye

Hi all. RED Dry bag with expensive contents picked up by a club above the Hell Hole on the river Wye today. We were training on just that location all day so it was not lost but it is now.. Give me a shout if it was your club. We are in Glasbury on Wye in the morning.. 01874 676102 Cheers happy rain...
by Yaker Dan
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 3 star WW Kayak weekend Nov 22nd/23rd
Replies: 0
Views: 384

3 star WW Kayak weekend Nov 22nd/23rd

Hi all We have a 3 star assessment weekend running with River Strokes on November 22nd and 23rd. Mid wales on the River Wye and Usk You will need to be happy on grade II flows and be upto standard to pass. 4 places available with the course running.. Great to get an idea of the standard required to ...
by Yaker Dan
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost. Glasbury on Wye - Select paddle
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: Lost. Glasbury on Wye - Select paddle

Hi all
Paddle found... Locals walking had picked it up..

whew...
Thanks
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost. Glasbury on Wye - Select paddle
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Lost. Glasbury on Wye - Select paddle

Hi all

A moment of dumbness and left my paddle behind on Thursday 28th August at Glasbury on Wye

Green Select Cranks.
If you here anything please let me know 01874712067

Gutted...
thanks
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Strokes - Pool Rolling Course
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: River Strokes - Pool Rolling Course

Hi all,

Due to high river levels, we have another pool rolling course this Sunday Feb 16th

Happy safe paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Strokes - Pool Rolling Course
Replies: 1
Views: 603

River Strokes - Pool Rolling Course

Hi all,

We have 3 places available for a rolling course this Sunday 12th January.

Please visit the website for details and booking.
http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk/kayakcour ... egoryID=80

Happy padding
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Coaching wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Coaching wanted

Hi Jonathan.

We could offer some days getting to grips with grade II white water in late Jan.
Based in mid Wales near Brecon.
Take a look at the website or give me a call, 01874 712067.

http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk

Happy paddling!
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 3 Star WW Kayak - Nov 9th/10th Mid wales
Replies: 0
Views: 272

3 Star WW Kayak - Nov 9th/10th Mid wales

Hi all We have places available on this weekends 3 star ww kayak course. A great traning weekend for your kayaking skills, working on grade II river running techniques. Please note: new changes means you will be required to roll on both sides for assessment. Novemeber 9th/10th Mid wales, river Usk a...
by Yaker Dan
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk Abrebran Egress
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: River Usk Abrebran Egress

Hi Mike.

Things are looking very low (too low) at the moment would need some good rain for the weekend..
River Left before the stone bridge at Aberbran.

http://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/conditions/gauge3.php
Nice level at 2, very low at 1..

Happy paddling!
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Treweryn Advice Please?
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Upper Treweryn Advice Please?

Hi Cliff.
Relax and have faith in your positive strokes, enjoyment is the name of the game. Lets say If there is a swim.. great cool down! its all good with the right crew.

Run a few times, then build up on the eddies you want to make.

Its all good! Happy paddling :)

Dan
by Yaker Dan
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Rolling, Confidence, Support with River Strokes
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Rolling, Confidence, Support with River Strokes

Hi all We have some new dates, taking advantage of the great temps. The Rolling and support course is ideal to improve upside down convidence and get to know your roll. Working in the river, a great time to brush up on rescues and blade support. http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk/graphics/lowbrace.jpg Ge...
by Yaker Dan
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: 3 star kayak - River Strokes - Traning Day
Replies: 0
Views: 401

3 star kayak - River Strokes - Traning Day

Hi all We have some new dates for a 3 star training day £70. A new course looking at your techniques and understanding of the 3 star ww kayak standard. We find most candidates need time to develope the skills for assessment. This course will ensure you are practicing the correct techniques. A fun da...
by Yaker Dan
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Strokes - Rolling and Support
Replies: 0
Views: 403

River Strokes - Rolling and Support

Hi all We have some new dates for our rolling and support course. The morning on the river, looking at the support we get from the blade and how support strokes work. This will increase your faith to use them correctly and make your paddling more stable. The morning is a good warm up to the afternoo...
by Yaker Dan
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best paddle of the year was...???
Replies: 37
Views: 3138

Re: Best paddle of the year was...???

Taking my 13yr old son on his first grade II trip on the Usk.

After a bad capsize one summer he wasnt that keen... then after the first rapid he could not stop smiling and even laughing when he caught an edge. Fantastic day, in my memories forever...and his!

Happy paddling in 2013!

Dan
by Yaker Dan
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Indoor pool rolling course - River Strokes
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Indoor pool rolling course - River Strokes

Hi all

We have a 2 day pool rolling course 19th/20th Dec and 27th/28th Dec

8 hrs pool time over the 2 days, course limited to 4 places.

Give us a call 01874712067 or visit the website http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk

happy paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Grade II Skills Weekend - River Strokes
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Grade II Skills Weekend - River Strokes

Hi All We have places available on our Grade II skills weekend Dec 22nd/23rd Ideal for brushing up on technique, enjoying a fun trip and 3 star time on the river. Using the river Usk and Wye in Mid Wales Give us a call 01874 712067 for a chat! or visit http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk http://www.rivers...
by Yaker Dan
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Support your local Kayak shop
Replies: 91
Views: 6626

Re: Support your local Kayak shop

Hi All

I will have to say the discount culture shocked me and didnt impress the bank with sales figures.

Why do paddlers expect a large discount on a boat? as if the retailer didnt need to earn a living?

Happy paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Strokes - Grade II River Skills
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: River Strokes - Grade II River Skills

Hi all

More winter dates added, great courses to enjoy and understand the skills on Grade II ww.

Happy paddling!
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Strokes - 3 Star training - Sunday Oct 7th
Replies: 0
Views: 152

River Strokes - 3 Star training - Sunday Oct 7th

Hi all We have a one day training course aimed to give you a good understanding of the skills/techniques and standard for the ww 3 star kayak. http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk/graphics/danteach.jpg Setting you up to practice and develope the correct standard and control, oh and have fun! Happy paddling...
by Yaker Dan
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Paddle Truck Motorhome
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Paddle Truck Motorhome

£3,700

CALL for a veiwing or PM for pics.

Happy paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Strokes - Grade II River Skills
Replies: 1
Views: 417

River Strokes - Grade II River Skills

Hi all We have updated our Autumn Winter course dates for Grade II WW Kayak skills. Making you confident and in control, enjoying eddies, ferry glides and surfing at Grade II level. one, two and 5 day courses available. Check out the website http://www.riverstrokes.co.uk or give us a call 01874 7120...
by Yaker Dan
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Paddle Truck Motorhome
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Paddle Truck Motorhome

Hi all

Our beast of a truck is ending on ebay today.

30ft of wagon, great for living in or taking a group on a roadtrip, can fit 20 kayaks in the back garage...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221124544049? ... 1555.l2649

happy paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: River Skills Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: River Skills Introduction

Hi John

I look forward to a paddle with you this season.

More dates added for our Autumn/Winter Courses and Grade II skills trips.

Master Grade II white water ;)

happy paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Rolling and Support Courses
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Rolling and Support Courses

We now have a new 2 day rolling course.
With accomadation included and 8 hrs of pool time, this is a great intensive option to nail the roll

Visit the website for more info on the 2 day course.

Happy paddling
Dan
by Yaker Dan
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Rolling and Support Courses
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Rolling and Support Courses

2 places available this Sunday 16th September.

Happy paddling
Dan