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by davebrads
Sun Nov 10, 2002 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee tour, 15th November
Replies: 40
Views: 2836

Dee Tour

The beer is not that good, you just drink enough of it so that it doesn't matter any more.
by davebrads
Fri Nov 01, 2002 11:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slippery shafts
Replies: 28
Views: 2858

wax, pogies, gloves

<t>I tried wax for a while, but found it caused blisters after a long paddle. I am currently using Gorillas with rather tired heatshrink plastic grips, but have no problem with grip.<br/> <br/> I couldn't imagine paddling in gloves - how do you control the paddle when you can't feel where it is. I u...
by davebrads
Mon May 13, 2002 9:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: paddling around Manchester
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Re: Paddling around Manchester

<t>Unfortunately I have not found one decent playspot in Manchester. The Goyt in spate isn't too bad, nor is the Burrs in spate, but most of the year it is a dead loss.<br/> <br/> On the plus side, Manchester is very central for a lot of the best paddling in the UK, with North Wales, the Lakes and W...
by davebrads
Thu May 02, 2002 10:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How can I repair my deck???
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: How can I repair my deck

Try just doing a butt joint repair with Evostick. I have done a couple of these in the past, and they have held up pretty well.

The pros are that it is quick and easy to do, looks very tidy, and it works.
by davebrads
Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which deck to get ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Which deck to get

<t>BushSport make twin seal decks - I have three now (C1, Slalom and Plastic), and they all work very well. My Plastic deck (used on a Flow 300 and a Prozone) has extra neoprene around the edges, and rubber reinforcement.<br/> <br/> This is the full bells and whistles spec, and it is unlikely that y...
by davebrads
Tue Apr 16, 2002 10:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is it me...or...
Replies: 22
Views: 2622

cags

<t>I have had my Yak cag for 18 months now, and it is still very dry, with no signs of the seam tape coming off.<br/> <br/> In answer to Tom, a dry cag is essential for playboating or river trips in winter. It has been a revelation to me just how warm I can stay now, especially as I have been able t...
by davebrads
Fri Apr 12, 2002 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lean Forward and Save Face or Lean Back and Breath!
Replies: 47
Views: 5866

Roll

<t>I have always screw rolled from a leaning forward position, ending up leaning backwards at the end of the stroke. I find it a very natural movement that brings in all the large muscles of the body while taking the strain off the arms.<br/> <br/> In the last year I have increasingly used the rever...
by davebrads
Fri Apr 12, 2002 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PQK Challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 2573

PQK

I'll be there. It will be good to see some community members there. I will be in my Yellow/black Prozone
by davebrads
Sun Apr 07, 2002 9:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Don't under-estimate the last fall on the Etive !
Replies: 34
Views: 5899

re: Right Angle Falls

<t>I too have boofed that fall, totally by accident. I didn't fancy stopping to look over the edge in the eddy, so I did a good right hand sweep stroke as I came round the corner. I landed flat, and it hurt a little. No injury though, thank god! I did think that I would not do it that way again thou...
by davebrads
Sun Mar 17, 2002 1:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New spray deck advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Re: New spray deck advice

<t>The double waist seal is a great idea. I have several Bushsport decks with double waist seals (Playboat, Slalom Boat and C1), and they are very dry.<br/> <br/> The only problem is that all good cags come with double waist seals, and this leads to a fair amount of bulk around the waist. Double wai...
by davebrads
Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ogwen Access
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Ogwen

<t>The Ogwen is notorious for the terrible access problems. We used to try to get there before 9.00 in order to avoid confrontation. There used to be regular incidents of paddlers having rocks chucked at them. This seems to have stopped recently, and this e-mail is a great example of a willingness t...
by davebrads
Thu Mar 07, 2002 11:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: rivers still open
Replies: 69
Views: 7287

re: davies'

Its MISS Davies's bridge. She never married.
by davebrads
Sun Feb 24, 2002 11:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weils Disease
Replies: 18
Views: 3515

Weils Disease

<t>I suspected I had Weils, and told my doctor from my bed, from which I couldn't move because of the pain in my legs. I showed him the page in the BCU yearbook. He didn't believe me, and treated me for flu. I ended up three weeks in hospital, and another couple at home recovering.<br/> <br/> The le...
by davebrads
Sun Feb 24, 2002 11:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: what is happening with hhp
Replies: 19
Views: 3121

HPP

Well, I got Weils Disease there a few years ago, put me in hospital for three weeks, plus another couple off work recovering (though that was partly due to the incompetance of my GP).

It's alright now though - I'm immune!