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by Glyn B
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Allstar now sold.
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Thanks for the interest, boats now sold.
by Glyn B
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Jackson Allstar now sold.
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Jackson Allstar now sold.

Orange Allstar for sale, very good condition, used at Tees a couple of times and down the Washburn twice. Comes complete with (unused!) sweet cheeks and happyfeet. It's just too good for me!!! I'd like £650 for it.
by Glyn B
Mon May 19, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Washburn Plastic Fantastic Details
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

what do you mean 'over 35'. its over 40. with grey hair and wrinkles. we would like more women to enter [well mags would like some company]. It was a hoot, absolutely brilliant.cant wait until the next one
from mags
by Glyn B
Mon May 12, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Hero
Replies: 30
Views: 3834

So it seems that those (limited few?) who have paddled the boat or have seen it being paddled do like it. One exception as far as I can make out? Many thanks for the info from the informed few. Thank you for the uninformed and speculative viewpoint of those who haven't. The question was:- Has any on...
by Glyn B
Fri May 09, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Hero
Replies: 30
Views: 3834

T'is a seriously embarrassing name for what looks like a decent attempt at a river runner! Sorry Simon, as one who gets very wound up over poor terminology regarding boats, I should have paid more attention to the description.
by Glyn B
Fri May 09, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Hero
Replies: 30
Views: 3834

New Hero

Anybody had a chance to try the new Hero creek boat yet?
by Glyn B
Fri May 02, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you tell ...
Replies: 89
Views: 7444

Paddle with freestylers who've learnt to run rivers to see just what CAN be run (and in positions that appear to defy most of the laws of Physics?)
BUT, and it's a very big BUT, don't follow them unless you really are as good as you think you are!
by Glyn B
Fri May 02, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you tell ...
Replies: 89
Views: 7444

I'd rather be better than I think i am rather than the other way about! That way it's a pleasant surprise rather than a nasty shock! Please take note, I AM old and knackered though!
by Glyn B
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder op
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

As a physio who has dislocated his shoulder and has dealt with many such injuries, I would not consider having an operation unless the injury has occurred more than once, the shoulder feels unstable and does not respond to treatment and/or there is considerable and constant pain. The mechanism invol...
by Glyn B
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU News
Replies: 66
Views: 6602

Many thanks for that reply. That is exactly the way i feel about the situation. As a volunteer coach, my time is limited and i'd much rather spend my time teaching kayaking than canoeing.
by Glyn B
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU News
Replies: 66
Views: 6602

Now that is the perfect BCU drone answer! I don't want to teach canoeing therefore I am wrong and can't be a good coach?
by Glyn B
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU News
Replies: 66
Views: 6602

Like an incredible number of very confused VOLUNTEER coaches, I am thoroughly cheesed off with this astonishingly badly organised/ poorly publicised upgrade of the coaching awards. So much so, that other than the legal requirements I am pursuing my personal development rather than the bcu's recommen...
by Glyn B
Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport EZG
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

Like the last respondent, I also have (rather than just have opinions?) an EZG and have found it an excellent boat. Have run several (low water) grade 5's in it over the years and despite my lack of skill it has never proved to be twitchy or unstable. Cracking boat to surf, spin and cartwheel but a ...
by Glyn B
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe England appoint a new Head of Access
Replies: 72
Views: 7702

Still no mention of kayaks?
by Glyn B
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW Leadership.
Replies: 29
Views: 2727

Like the majority of amateur or volunteer 'coaches', I think I'm correct in assuming that we welcomed the changes to the star system as instituted by the BCU. As I understand it, 1* is now nearer the old 2*, 2 pretty much the 3*, 3* a combination of the old 3 and 4 (with the emphasis on river and gr...
by Glyn B
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW Leadership.
Replies: 29
Views: 2727

Having spent the last 11 years of my life paddling and latterly coaching, I am now at the end of my tether with the BCU. I am not a CANOEIST and have no desire to be one. Each to his own and good luck. The biggest issue in my club is getting enough instructors to deal with the numbers of potential a...
by Glyn B
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling is/is not inclusive to women...?
Replies: 116
Views: 13090

Personally I don't mind who pulls me out of the water!
In our club at the moment we have PADDLERS, some of whom are technically better, some who want to push the limits. We try to cater for all of them, the only limitation is attitude.
by Glyn B
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Calling all females....
Replies: 43
Views: 5607

hiya, i paddle with werner twists, small cranked shaft , length 182 - its good for playing im 5' 8'' with long arms so i get good leverage with them. I still use an old pair of werner sidekicks for river running, well battered on rocks but comfy to use I dont think it matters what paddles you have a...
by Glyn B
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very sad news
Replies: 125
Views: 35582

Clive was one of the nicest men I have ever known, a true, (and in the proper sense of the word,) gentle man, who will be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts and sympathy go to all his family on this tragic day. Glyn
by Glyn B
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Favourite Quote
Replies: 100
Views: 10805

Famous last words:- F**k me! A bus.......!
by Glyn B
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Length - Werner Twist - advice ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1817

As the unwitting instigator of this discussion, I am interested in the post which stated that a zero feather would only work with 'a horizontal paddling style'.
I presume that the writer paddles with his right hand (which is in the fixed position) horizontal and his left hand vertical?