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by James Hartley
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gluten Free Paddling
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Gluten Free Paddling

The Chippy in Kelbrook on the way back from paddling things like the Wharfe, or the Washburn does gluten free batter on their fish if you ask. And it is my all time fav chippy!
by James Hartley
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha's new creeker
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Pyranha's new creeker

Shiva is what it's probably going to be called....... I really hope this isn't the case! Google's dictionary deffination gives it as; shi·va: A period of seven days' formal mourning for the dead, beginning immediately after the funeral Which is far from a cheery thought, There is also the Hindu asp...
by James Hartley
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: whats your best moment whilst paddling?
Replies: 48
Views: 2901

Re: whats your best moment whilst paddling?

One of my best moments for me has been running Skelwith falls. There was a lot of umming before hand, picking lines, and setting up. When it came to my turn, I knew that it had been done, and also had gone wrong for someone else, and they swum, so I knew it might not have gone well. But I focused in...
by James Hartley
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 140779

Re: Infinity Wezzit

One of the Ingelton rivers ?
by James Hartley
Sun May 15, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Extrem EV PFD
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: Palm Extrem EV PFD

Liam wrote: Do the Extrems sit high enough for a waist mounted throwline?

I have used the Palm Zambezi belt with mine on almost every occasion with no issues, and can forget its there, as it fits well for me
by James Hartley
Sat May 14, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Extrem EV PFD
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: Palm Extrem EV PFD

It is the BA I have, and I have had it for a while now, and to date, I have had zero issues it with it. Fits me well, far better than the previous RT models that Palm did. And does exactly what I want it to, which is mainly paddle, without knowing its there. I would buy the same again without hesita...
by James Hartley
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe England/BCU - where is the love?
Replies: 94
Views: 5123

Re: Canoe England/BCU - where is the love?

my BCU membership gets me a discount at Cotswolds outdoors.......................? That is about all I can think of
by James Hartley
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I went to the Canoe England AGM, And all I got was..
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: I went to the Canoe England AGM, And all I got was..

I remember gong to an access rally a few years back, and Tamsin was present then, and while she was challenged on access I found it both telling, and very indicative of the BCU's access policy when she referred to white water paddlers, as " fringe extremists"
by James Hartley
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha H3
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

Re: Pyranha H3

No the H3 is not like the Karnarli. Sorry. The Karnarli is a semi displaced hull, where as the H3 is planning. It is the Burn that is the closest to the H3, and is infact the development from the H3
by James Hartley
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thoughts on giving fluids to shock/hypothermia person!
Replies: 65
Views: 4281

Re: Thoughts on giving fluids to shock/hypothermia person!

Lots of thoughts, and definitions going on here. Firstly, shock is often used as an umbrella term, an can be confusing, as you have pysycosemantic shock, hypovoleamic shock, Cardio-Genic, Neurogenic, Anaphalytic, toxic, as well as other more complex forms. In first Aid, the shock usually referred to...
by James Hartley
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe England on Facebook
Replies: 142
Views: 10992

Re: Canoe England on Facebook

Maybe they are getting the message, this just appeared;

Canoe England
Thank you for all your comments which have, and continue to be, passed onto the relevant departments.
4 minutes ago · Like ·


Now see if they come up with a useful, or even AN answer
by James Hartley
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: AEDs for paddlers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2651

Re: AEDs for paddlers?

I am an AED instructor for work, so having had a think, I thought I would attempt to put my tuppence in on the subject. Firstly, on the devices available on the market, most these days are pretty good, and will shock a casualty who has a heart rhythm other than in VF. You won't know that the heart i...
by James Hartley
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Freestyle comps, why dont you go?
Replies: 49
Views: 3373

Re: Freestyle comps, why dont you go?

I don't like freestyle is the main reason I don't go. Well that and I have zero ability/moves/technique. When I have seen them in the past, while I can appreciate the skills involved, I have no idea what the tricks/moves are, I can't recognise or tell the difference between them for the most part an...
by James Hartley
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe England on Facebook
Replies: 142
Views: 10992

Re: Canoe England on Facebook

They wouldn't answer similar questions in person a few years ago. Me and Eastabrook wound up that Tamsin woman something chronic I think. I remember gong to an access rally type of thing a few years ago, and that Tamsin Philips woman was there, I was to be honest, shocked at her lack of interest, o...
by James Hartley
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Salamander Golden Retriever
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Salamander Golden Retriever

I notice it doesn't have a tow/tether line on it like the GR and Zambezi. Have you found this to be a disadvantage? I actually removed the tow line from my Zambezi, and replaced it with a tape, and krabs, and used it as more of a gear pouch, I can still use the tape as a towline if I need to, but h...
by James Hartley
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Salamander Golden Retriever
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Salamander Golden Retriever

I had one, and upgraded to the palm zambizi ones, and yes, upgrade truly is the right word.
The Salamander, while well made, (it never failed in away) was a poor design in the bag choice, and the line, while strong, was uncomfortable for working with due to its poor diammeter
by James Hartley
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: little Joe vs dagger gt
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: little Joe vs dagger gt

Boat boats are indeed river runners, and I have paddled both. The Gt sizing is always seemed slightly smaller than advertised, so the bigger version usually worked better. But for me, and the one I actually spent my money on, the better boat was always the Lil' Joe
by James Hartley
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry suit size?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Dry suit size?

Medium, its cold out, and means you can layer up
by James Hartley
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mitchell Predator Blades
Replies: 30
Views: 1408

Re: Mitchell Predator Blades

I have used both Mitchells and Werner, and would always take the Mitchells over the Powerhouse I previously used. I much prefer the feel of them and the power transfer I get is much smoother. I forget which Mitchells I am using, it might have been the Predator's it might not be, ( sphyinx? jaguar?) ...
by James Hartley
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Knots of fun
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Knots of fun

I haven't actually checked, but you can likely find them all here
by James Hartley
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scout if you can't see...
Replies: 63
Views: 2802

Re: Scout if you can't see...

wezzzy wrote:
I often miss "must make moves" and still survive the run/drop, does this raise or lower the grade? :)

Are they must make moves then ???
by James Hartley
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: boats, boats, boats.
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: boats, boats, boats.

Not sure if you would be able to pick one up at your price point, but a Liquid Logic Hoss, sounds about perfect for what said you would like to be able to do. I paddled the smaller brother, the Lil' Joe for several years and loved it
by James Hartley
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Magnum 72 or Magnum 80?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Magnum 72 or Magnum 80?

I have actually demoed both. And rather did like the 72, didn't get on so well with the 80, but that was as much to do with the fact I was rattling round in it, and was far too large for me. ( I am only 5' 7" and about 10 1/2 stone) I couldn't get the boat to perform for me, and I couldn't get the t...
by James Hartley
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Divvy
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: The Divvy

Thank you kindly, does look a little lower than when we did it !!
by James Hartley
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Neck Seals
Replies: 19
Views: 1819

Re: Palm Neck Seals

No the seal is a standard size, you are expected to stretch it over an object, and various people have suggested traffic cones, or rugby balls or flower pots etc.
Failing that, you can trim it back slighlty as they have rings on to aid in trimming
by James Hartley
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Kent - Rock throwing natives
Replies: 147
Views: 13082

Re: River Kent - Rock throwing natives

I am actually a little surprised, that at 4 pages in to this thread, and no one has yet mentioned we all go do a mass paddle of the Kent ??
by James Hartley
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: grade 3 in or near the lake district?
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: grade 3 in or near the lake district?

hiu068 wrote:how far is the unpleasant wier after backbarrow falls? the guide page makes it seem like its real close.

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Close, it is insight, and we are talking about 200 yards, ish, likely a bit more, plenty of space to get people if backbarrow catches anyone and they swim
by James Hartley
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Kent - Rock throwing natives
Replies: 147
Views: 13082

Re: River Kent - Rock throwing natives

Actually, I've just checked out the guide for this river and it looks quite fun. The only bit that looks tricky is Force Falls which seems a bit steep or a trad canoe. What do you think? Would it go or would I have to walk? Force falls is fairly straight forward, point and shoot, and has been done ...
by James Hartley
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weighing yourself for boat sizing
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Weighing yourself for boat sizing

Medium, its the best size for her
by James Hartley
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spinal Injury - Extraction From a Boat
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: Spinal Injury - Extraction From a Boat

I must admit I have read these response with some interest, and it is certainly clear that they are 2 schools of thought, one that ,yeah getting people is ok, as a last resort. Or leave them there until the emergency services do it. I would like to raise a few points on this, Firstly, extraction see...