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by Dug
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Plastic Welding - Livingston
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Plastic Welding - Livingston

Does anyone have the details of the company in Livingston that does plastic welding? I've got the details of one in Glasgow but its a little far away.... My Mamba needs some serious welding!
by Dug
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hydro....
Replies: 38
Views: 2064

Re: Hydro....

I'm quite surprised that the response is basically dam the lot of them....
by Dug
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Indian Airlines - kayaks?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Indian Airlines - kayaks?

Can I borrow Wendy next time I'm in India? I got/get the fear that they won't take them at all and just pay up.....
by Dug
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater lyrics in your head
Replies: 73
Views: 2736

Re: Whitewater lyrics in your head

Macc Lads, I forgot they existed!

This has been going round in my head lately
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But it's normally heavy metal of some sort that pops into my head when paddling.
by Dug
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hydro....
Replies: 38
Views: 2064

Re: Hydro....

Also large scale hydro releases huge amounts of CO2 through rotting vegitation.
by Dug
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hydro....
Replies: 38
Views: 2064

Re: Hydro....

All the large rivers in Scotland which produce good hydro power are already dammed as you mention, way before ww kayaking was popular. These big hydro systems are run below capacity to qualify for European grants(wtf?). The point is that of this new generation of hydro are nearly all (or actually al...
by Dug
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hydro....
Replies: 38
Views: 2064

Hydro....

Just sitting at work listening to the radio and more news of another hydro scheme, this time at Wooler on the Wooler Water. Doubt its any good for paddling but the whole thing has raised the topic in my mind again. With the imminent arrival of all these new hydro systems in Scotland and the sad but ...
by Dug
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Perth anyone ?
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Perth anyone ?

I'll be paddling then but closer to loch lomond/west coast...
by Dug
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Five Ten Canyoneer Boots
Replies: 53
Views: 3758

Re: Five Ten Canyoneer Boots

Yep I bought and have almost worn out a set in that time! They've probably got about another 6 months in them so will have lasted two years in total (give or take a little). They don't seem to last for ages but I'll be getting another set as they just grip anything and anything they don't grip they ...
by Dug
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel insurance - ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1072

Re: Travel insurance - ?

Dog tag seems ok, I used them when in India though never had to claim. I don't know if many people bother with insurance for European trips? I didn't when I was over in France.
by Dug
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fairy Glen
Replies: 80
Views: 5637

Re: Fairy Glen

Mark R wrote:I've paddled it much lower than that. I felt no shame or regret.
I'm guessing the low comments are along the same lines of me saying I won't get on the Minnoch unless its flooding, little bit of local apathy to lower levels and a little bit of wanting to show off.
by Dug
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fairy Glen
Replies: 80
Views: 5637

Re: Fairy Glen

That looks like a serously sweet run, though if thats low I'd not wanna go in there 'high'
by Dug
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: west lothian boaters
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: west lothian boaters

Ryan P wrote: I think on Sunday it's gonna be surf or Keltny, Lyon, Tilt kinda thing
Tweed!
by Dug
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddlin' buddies game...
Replies: 28
Views: 1819

Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Don't think Ken has many friends...
by Dug
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit?
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Wezzit?

Mint?
by Dug
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddles - What's wrong with me!?!?!?!
Replies: 34
Views: 1758

Re: Paddles - What's wrong with me!?!?!?!

I used gorrilaz for years and hated light 'weak' paddles..... A set of rought stuff's later and onto Werner's, would never swap back to the gorrilaz. Would trade up from a sherpa to a powerhouse with my Werner's though but thats what I get for trying to get them on the cheap then remembering I'm goi...
by Dug
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Clyde - is it really this huge?
Replies: 4
Views: 4032

Re: Clyde - is it really this huge?

Think its broke.... either that or the dam is releasing a lot!! Not much water anywhere else about down here.
by Dug
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddles - What's wrong with me!?!?!?!
Replies: 34
Views: 1758

Re: Paddles - What's wrong with me!?!?!?!

Got a set of Schlagel tec3s for you in the garage. ;-)
by Dug
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foamtastic creeking/playboating video
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Foamtastic creeking/playboating video

Playing the Alt Glean a cholisafasdgsdag(whatever)... he's a brave foam man!
by Dug
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has the value of the team boater changed?
Replies: 85
Views: 3512

Re: Has the value of the team boater changed?

I'll throw in my 2p worth as well... (dont mention the SCA!). I think when it comes to the main paddlers for a company they are very much still relevant, out there making films getting publicity etc. I think where companies need to watch out on is the type of person they sponsor in the next sphere d...
by Dug
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My first wezzit?
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: My first wezzit?

Arkaig or one of the Loch Arkaig tribs? Those trees have a loch Arkaig area (ok I'm spreading the near the spean pretty thickly there..) look to them.... also the Arkaig is boring enough to want to hide boats in trees for amusement.
by Dug
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Fournel
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: The Fournel

When I was living out there a couple of years ago we had a bit of a look at the 'canyoning' section near the old mine.... does not look like much fun and the bits we saw were pretty much as Ricks-freestyle-mind describes them. Additionally I think it would be very hard to catch it as levels that are...
by Dug
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking strength building
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Re: Kayaking strength building

Seriously, have a look at kettle bell training.
It's a whole body work out involving swinging weights, 20 mins of that does more for me fitness and strength wise than 45 mins of running on just the fitness!
by Dug
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Borders paddlers?
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

Re: Borders paddlers?

Signing off team borders lol
by Dug
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking strength building
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Re: Kayaking strength building

Running, mountain biking and kettle bells. Works great when I'm actually doing it..
by Dug
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Never Again" rivers.
Replies: 88
Views: 4671

Re: "Never Again" rivers.

The upper section of the Cree!! First time I paddled it we got on about 6 miles above the white water section by following the guidebook. Can't get em all right....
by Dug
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grave concerns over SCA GM
Replies: 128
Views: 7849

Re: Grave concerns over SCA GM

Ok I think I'll leave it at the fact that all my arguments are pointless and ill informed...
by Dug
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grave concerns over SCA GM
Replies: 128
Views: 7849

Re: Grave concerns over SCA GM

We live in a dynamic and changing world. Techniques, understanding and best practise are continually being updated. Our sport too is fluid(no pun intended). Participants are introduced to paddlesports in a variety of ways, through clubs, activity centres, collages and commercial providers among man...
by Dug
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grave concerns over SCA GM
Replies: 128
Views: 7849

Re: Grave concerns over SCA GM

Club coaching is not the 'bread and butter' of Scottish kayaking Ryan? Where did you learn to paddle/first start off? There would not be many people to care about dams etc effecting kayaking if only the better off could afford too pay for pro lessons or those lucky enough to have an experinced mate ...
by Dug
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grave concerns over SCA GM
Replies: 128
Views: 7849

Re: Grave concerns over SCA GM

that money has to come from somewhere and has to go into someone's pocket... Dude, you were doing so well!...but the above is, with all respect(!!!), nonsense. Why is that nonsense? Money is indeed available as is just confirmed by the last post, if it comes from ring fenced sports Scotland funding...