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by slim
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling on the Dee is NOT a Crime
Replies: 76
Views: 12257

The negative publicity we have received over this matter has had a detrimental effect on our canoeing business Sorry I find this statement quite ludicrous! Did JJ's really think the results would be positive? Having seen the signs that have gone up around JJ's for myself (and they are very nicely m...
by slim
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: The Bitches
Replies: 8
Views: 2035

I am looking at paddling the Bitches on Sunday 17th Aug (6.5m tide) leaving St Just at around 16:00, and/or Monday 18th Aug (7.1m tide) leaving around 16:30. All weather dependant - As I will be on my hols the weather will be perfect though... If anyone fancies hooking up then please pm, email or ca...
by slim
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A message to paddlers from the WCA Board
Replies: 157
Views: 24770

I've now just joined the WCA as an access supporter as I don't live in Wales. Something I've been meaning to do for a while, but never quite got around to it. Anyway, to join the WCA as an access supporter is really easy just call 01678 521199 and you can pay your £10 over the phone. Thanks WCA, thi...
by slim
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play boat for 17.5 stone paddler
Replies: 46
Views: 3013

I've been reading this thread with interest. It's Ginger.

Buy a Jackson Superstar. Great boat with excellent outfitting. My playboating has moved on to another level with the superstar.

Slim
by slim
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: PYRANHA S6X Syncro 6 195 (Medium)
Replies: 7
Views: 884

I've got a thruster plate for an S6X in my garage if anyone wants it. Free to good home. Nottingham based, so can meet at the course. PM me.

Slim
by slim
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: 2nd hand kayak for my 10 year old daughter...
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Wanted: 2nd hand kayak for my 10 year old daughter...

<r>We are looking for a kayak for my daughter who has just started paddling. She is a very tall 10 (ie taller than her teacher at school!). The sort of thing we are after is a Perception Corsica S (which she has paddled), a Perception Sparc, or even an Inazone 212. Obviously there are plenty of othe...
by slim
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha S6F 193 Syncro Outfitting Fins now on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 349

It ends on Saturday!! :)
by slim
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video footage of Soca (Slovinia)
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

by slim
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nothing much happens in Swindon ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Nothing much happens in Swindon ...
Quite...
by slim
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sat Nav Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Hi Mountainboy, thanks for letting me know. Hmmm... this is odd? Is anyone else having a problem seeing the links? I can see them... I'll look tomorrow from my work pc. Do you see the Amazon links to the Welsh White Water and White Water Lake District books?

Try here
by slim
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sat Nav Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

TomTOM Point of Interest files: East Mids and Lake District

I now have TomTom Point of Interest (POI) files available for brown water boating in the East Midlands (if that's your thing?); and possibly of more interest to most of you, The Lake District! Based on Stuart Millers excellent book White Water Lake District. If I get stuck in a hotel working away fr...
by slim
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Pyranha S6F 195 and Dagger G Force For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Pyranha S6F 195 and Dagger G Force For Sale

See http://www.hppcc.hydrophilous.com/index ... l&Itemid=0 for details.

HPPCC now hosts private ads and wants in the East Midlands.

www.hppcc.co.uk
by slim
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Disillusioned with Canoe England
Replies: 21
Views: 2166

Disillusioned with Canoe England

I am disillusioned with Canoe England. I join each year and apart from getting a magazine, I really can’t see another benefit of joining? I am a basic member having given up coaching, as unfortunately I just don’t have the time. Strangely, I still get sent all the coaching bulletins though? When I d...
by slim
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slalom poles at HPP
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Paddle slalom for a season, and then you'll naturally avoid them!
Won't this turn you into a miserable git? (apologies to non HPP slalom paddlers who in my experience are friendly and helpful!)
by slim
Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pic request
Replies: 26
Views: 4172

On the Derbyshire Derwent near Church Wilne.
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by slim
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trent Lock is working today
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

The photos don't do the steepness of the wave justice. It was very steep and wtih good eddy servce too! I would suggest avoiding the middle as it didn't look very nice in there.
by slim
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trent Lock is working today
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Trent Lock is not far from the power station you see from the M1. Near Long Eaton, Sawley. http://www.trentweirproject.co.uk should explain everything (I hope...)
by slim
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trent Lock is working today
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Trent Lock is working today

Just back from Trent Lock. River Trent gauge was on 3.36 when I left home at 11:30, but is now at 3.27, so I guess this won't last for long!
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Slim
by slim
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One shuttle car rivers - North Wales - 5th March Monday
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

Hi Tom It was interesting because: · I normally paddle a playboat. In fact in four and a half years of paddling I have hardly paddled anything else; · This was my second outing in my "lurvly" Burn; · Having scouted it from the road and then from the bank, I decided it looked different. Having got on...
by slim
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One shuttle car rivers - North Wales - 5th March Monday
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

Thanks for all the advice - we ended up after a bit of a faff start to the day paddling the Aberglaslyn Gorge, which was well err interesting to say the least. Definately well worth the drive over.
by slim
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One shuttle car rivers - North Wales - 5th March Monday
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

One shuttle car rivers - North Wales - 5th March Monday

Can anyone suggest any North Wales rivers that you only need one car to shuttle and don't require huge hikes to get back to the car? ie The Dee - Horseshoe falls to Llangollen then back up the canal, or the Tryweryn - Park up at the top, paddle to the centre and carry back up. These are just about o...
by slim
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Opening times for HPP
Replies: 14
Views: 2279

I doubt very much it will have dropped by Thursday - Take a look at this site: http://www.trentweirproject.co.uk/
by slim
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ski Jump, River Tryweryn
Replies: 17
Views: 3461

Tryweryn - Ski Jump

Pictures of the ski jump can be found on here, around page 4, and just about everything else on the Tryweryn!! Hope these help.
Slim

http://www.ngsearch.co.uk/hppcc/Trywery ... index.html

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by slim
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP Changes - Closure 19th - 30th March
Replies: 19
Views: 2271

HPP Changes - Closure 19th - 30th March

From www.canoeslalom.co.uk: BRITISH CANOE UNION PRESS RELEASE 27 Jan Improvements to the river features on Holme Pierrepont Slalom Course -Top Pool to Pyramid The BCU World Class department have made several changes to the configuration of the Holme Pierrepont slalom course over the last few years u...
by slim
Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP "season ticket"?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

More details on HPPCC can be found here: http://www.hppcc.co.uk

Slim
by slim
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 19
Views: 3027

I couldn't agree more
by slim
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bored at Home! - Suggestions on where to paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 974

I work for an SAP consultancy company (that's IT for those who don't know what SAP is).

As to whether I am a "rogue"? - well there is no access agreement on the Dee.

Looks like today we don't have any choice - back to the concrete ditch. :-(
by slim
Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bored at Home! - Suggestions on where to paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Bored at Home! - Suggestions on where to paddle

I am in the fortunate position (or not so) to be getting paid to stay at home! Quite frankly I am bored of it and fed up with doing all the household stuff/shopping/gardening and generally hanging about. I daren't start anything major just in the case the phone does ring and I am needed somewhere ur...
by slim
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: OS Map for Harlech, Portmadog and Bala
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Yes - I thought there might have been something already on this, but I failed miserably to find it. Sorry.