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by Pete C.
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ukrgb.com on ebay......
Replies: 141
Views: 45655

You're having a giraffe, Darren:

United Kingdom Rave Guidebook

No entries on wayback and bottom right image was created just over a week ago. Looks like you're taking the mick.
by Pete C.
Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Steepest?
Replies: 45
Views: 6754

It's not a river though.
I was initially rather sceptical until I paddled the whole of the upper section. There are two falls that are normally portaged by paddlers who aren't Jonny P or Shaun (Rhaedder Du and Rhaedder Filth), but the rest's just super.
by Pete C.
Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Steepest?
Replies: 45
Views: 6754

Upper Gamlan runs from here to here. Can you use your wondorous magical roo technology to tell us the height loss, length of run, overall gradient and, of course, the best places to set safety?
by Pete C.
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waist throwline
Replies: 47
Views: 6783

I bought my Palm Zambezi waistbelt from Desperate Measures and it's lasted about three rafting seasons. I've never had any snag issues. Nor have I ever gone paddling with Muppet if I had any sort of alternative.
by Pete C.
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Have fluid made a space cadet??
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Who's that? Andrew Pollock? If so I hope you're doing well and getting some decent waves in... Tom - bear in mind it's a first proto. I've paddled first protos before and, as a rule, they're pretty nasty and fairly different from the production model. Still - looks like it's landing the moves pretty...
by Pete C.
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Out of interest
Replies: 21
Views: 3067

spending about £150 and cutting I think it was 300g from the front of my bike
Jim - you could get a haircut for less than a tenner. Far better value for money ;-)
by Pete C.
Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Small Creek boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Ignore me...
by Pete C.
Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We need to sort out the grading system!
Replies: 315
Views: 44662

What has any of that got to do with how technical the rapid is? Absolutely nothing. Not a jot. Sorry Jim - I was being facetious purely to obfuscate what I see as a complete non-discussion. All those drops Mark showed pretty pictures of would have been at home on a grade V river and that's all I ne...
by Pete C.
Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We need to sort out the grading system!
Replies: 315
Views: 44662

Please God, let them have realised that I was taking the whizz. Huh? When? I never pick up irony over the internet... A quick thought, Mark. You should reclassify all the river guides onto this site into standard grades: I-,I,I+,II-,II,II+,III-, III, III+ etc. It would be a far more useful resource...
by Pete C.
Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We need to sort out the grading system!
Replies: 315
Views: 44662

Mark, I'm not sure about all of your suggestions, though quite a few of them are spot on. I can see why you're grading Nosebreaker as a 5- (bold, curler riding lead in line followed by relatively safe fall that's been run in a million and one different ways). The grade V+ looks about right: though i...
by Pete C.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sold: Small Solo for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Sold: Small Solo for Sale

Now Sold - hurrah!
by Pete C.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Earplugs??
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Cheers for that info, Chris. I've found doctors also vary in their willingness to refer you. While I didn't have any problem, I've got two friends who just couldn't get a referral at all and so had to go to a hearing aid clinic and do it privately. Very frustrating for them...

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by Pete C.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Earplugs??
Replies: 7
Views: 996

kullcaps don't stop surfer's ear - though they're very good at keeping your head warm they're useless at protecting your ears. Doc's proplugs can work alright if your ears are the right shape. Custom plugs all but stop the exestoses from building up and are the only real option I could recommend. Wh...
by Pete C.
Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We had a good time didnt we
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

by Pete C.
Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Helmet - Paddling & Snowboarding?
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

I've been using my Rooster for the last three years for paddling and haven't ever used it for snowboarding, even though that's what it's sold for. It's saved me from some serious head damage and fits perfectly. Recommended.
by Pete C.
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fairy Glen Documentary
Replies: 27
Views: 3220

Documentary? Bonzer! Good luck finding anyone keen enough to take it on in a glass fibre behemoth nowadays... Seriously, I like the idea. It's a piece of difficult water that was a massive testpiece when it was first paddled but has since been open boated, squirt boated, time-trialled and soloed. Go...
by Pete C.
Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wild Water races cancelled in Wales
Replies: 25
Views: 2770

I'm seeking clarification on this at the moment. What I've heard from the race organiser is that the BCU was organising the event, the WCA have asked to be compensated for all lost rafting revenue over the duration of the competition and the organisers can't afford it. As such, goodbye Wales, hello ...
by Pete C.
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wild Water races cancelled in Wales
Replies: 25
Views: 2770

The 'National Whitewater Centre' should be about providing facilities for whitewater sports, not just about making money from rafting. The WWR World Cup races earlier this year had to be held on the lower Tryweryn (grade II-III) instead of the main site because CT refused to allow them on because of...
by Pete C.
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Core Values...kayak porn?
Replies: 51
Views: 7260

JAR - that's how Playboating magazine's always worked, as Mark's pointed out (the geek). They've been running bankside fashion shoots since about issue 6, where you'll see some fantastic shots of Cheesy, Snowboy, Greer McKenzie, Ant Perkins, Shaun et al all posing in different scumboater outfits. Yo...
by Pete C.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat found - river Conwy
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Boat found - river Conwy

<r>I've just had a call from my friend Lynsey who's found a Pyranha boat washed up outside her house at the bottom of the Conwy. Judging by the state of it, it's probably been over Conwy Falls.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Send me an email with details of the boat and I'll put you in touch with Lynsey.<br...
by Pete C.
Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen: Necky Orbit Fish
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Stolen: Necky Orbit Fish

One of my friends phoned me this morning and asked me to pass on details on his missing Orbit Fish. Blue and white necky orbit fish stolen from house in Llanberis on Sunday night. Distinguishing features: no serial number on back. metal bar connecting to hull has been shortened and attached with 2 n...
by Pete C.
Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems with my ear'oles
Replies: 22
Views: 2712

Tom - it's quite tricky to get a referral for custom plugs in Bangor without already having significant exestoses in your ear canal. Rosie's tried it through her GP and failed, so she ended up buying a set of custom plugs from the hearing aid shop on the high street next to Castle Bakery (towards th...
by Pete C.
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Kafka" enhanced BCU Website
Replies: 30
Views: 4793

I also tried "bcu manual" with the same result.
Result? I presume that means you're using Explorer. If you use Firefox or Netscape browser, you don't even get as far as being able to use the search engine.
by Pete C.
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Legacy V's River Access
Replies: 21
Views: 2960

As far as access contributions go, they did build some steps on the Teifi. If you want any more details, Andy Turton does a lot of work with River Legacy and he's easier to get hold of than Steve Wales.
by Pete C.
Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ashley Charlwood
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Check your email - contact details are available on http://www.welsh-canoeing.org.uk

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by Pete C.
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paying for it
Replies: 19
Views: 2419

Top tip for local North Wales knowledge is Tea Boy Tom Parker. He's a level five coach (though you shouldn't hold it against him) and he's got a pretty encyclopedic knowledge of the North Wales rivers. His whole business is coaching and guiding, so it sounds like he could be the man to speak to... h...
by Pete C.
Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lower Llygwy Access
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Sorry to say that the WCA is not aware of any new access agreements for the Lower Conwy. As far as I can work out all agreements end at the Penmachno road bridge. Is it a WCA sign that is up and where is it. I will go and have a look tomorrow. After a friend saw one of these signs, I emailed the WC...
by Pete C.
Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Best Dry Cag?
Replies: 19
Views: 2348

If anyone from palm is reading my girlfriend has only worn the cag once the neck was too loose we sent it to you via up and under and you put a stupidily small neck seal on. Will you replace free of charge as she is not happy that she paid last time for you too make it so tight she cant get on! May...
by Pete C.
Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Boat for the winter???? Help please
Replies: 23
Views: 2594

just so it does not have to be a blunt. That's a bit harsh - I loved my Blunt when I had it. Apart from a slight tendancy towards back-endering, I thought the design was great - nothing spooky about it at all and really easy to paddle. That said, I'm in a Solo now and I think the softer rails suit ...