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by Will.S.
Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alergic to water
Replies: 16
Views: 2540

You said it happened in the shower and bath, yes? It could just be because the water was too hot, this can trigger a red rash (just a reaction to the heat), typically you get it on the chest, back and back of your arms. You might also notice it when starting excercise. If it does not bother you much...
by Will.S.
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uganda
Replies: 11
Views: 1988

I found I saved loads more when at the hairy lemon. Indeed accomodation is a lot more, but after a full day on the nile special i was in bed by 8-30-9pm. Unlike buying several rounds and going out on the lash in Jinja every night from the NRE camp. Tip: dont get drunk and dance on the bar at NRE you...
by Will.S.
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safe Currency for Uganda
Replies: 17
Views: 2632

I lost 100 dollars (US) from the safe at NRE campsite, interesting that the smaller notes which could not be changed were left in my wallet! Get your Ug shillings from sterling and stick with that + Visa card. I would take 30 - 50% of my total in travellars checks to be safe. Also distribute your mo...
by Will.S.
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A little un-impressed (outdoors show)
Replies: 41
Views: 5852

Could these work but on a larger national scale?

Do you think there is enough demand?

Just curious!
by Will.S.
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A little un-impressed (outdoors show)
Replies: 41
Views: 5852

Looking back, I thought the few, but well stocked stands at the Tyne Tour had just as much to offer from a WW perspective. On a plus side you could demo a boat for a whole day! Is there any possibility a separate canoe exhibition could be organised? In a field maybe where people pay a pound to enter...
by Will.S.
Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A little un-impressed (outdoors show)
Replies: 41
Views: 5852

I was very disappointed. Firstly, I went to get a cheaper deal on a Primus optio stove and there were none, not even any MRS or basic multi fuel stoves. Then I was very disappointed I didnt get the chance to break what is left of my Seven-2 paddles over Aarons head and get my money back / a replacem...
by Will.S.
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on the Games
Replies: 82
Views: 12410

Can't we just pay an extra 5pounds, go on the course and get a closer view from the features?

After all part of being good at slalom is avoiding the play boaters - or not as it may seem at times.

Not trying to start an argument here of course!
by Will.S.
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on the Games
Replies: 82
Views: 12410

17th - I am fairly sure that is true.

However I will chat to the guys when i see them tonight and post if filming is at another time.

I may be wrong here, but I think the celebs had a little trouble staying upright in slalom boats and so think they might be doing it in 2 man rafts now?
by Will.S.
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on the Games
Replies: 82
Views: 12410

Some of our club members went along today to help with the pre-filming. I think they are running the course so the camera men can work out the best recording angles, and so they have a rough idea of time needed for the event. No-names but some members were a little excited by the prospect of a mock-...
by Will.S.
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NSR - Which Uni Clubs are Coming to Play?
Replies: 65
Views: 8095

Sheffield Uni will be attending.
Last year we came with 6.
This year we come with 30.

A big thankyou to everyone from this forum who helped us do battle with our Uni a few years back.

Things have really taken off for us!
by Will.S.
Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big holes (of the liquid kind)
Replies: 81
Views: 12039

Hello, yeah i was paddling with sam and a french guy that day.

we did the day 2 section and had a peek at hypoxia by exploring the island where i took the photos.

unfortunatley i only had 2 weeks out there.
by Will.S.
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big holes (of the liquid kind)
Replies: 81
Views: 12039

by Will.S.
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big holes (of the liquid kind)
Replies: 81
Views: 12039

here is Hypoxia one of the channels on the nile.

http://www.succphotos.co.uk/gallery2/ma ... temId=4324

i was rather careful while scampering around on the rocks when i took this one.
by Will.S.
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weekend water
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Weekend water

To my knowledge there appears to be a lack of water around this weekend and my local WW course is shut.

Any recommendations on where some good G 3-4 will be working, or some fun playspots. Even surf??
by Will.S.
Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whats your desktop?
Replies: 54
Views: 7779

http://www.succphotos.co.uk/gallery2/ma ... temId=4333

Surfing at sunset, the Nile Special.
by Will.S.
Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Fitness
Replies: 20
Views: 2908

"EJ's advanced playboating" has some simple exercises for playboating which i think are useful. He also talks a bit about stretching and some exercises to keep the shoulder stable. Not too sciencey and sound advice. I would agree that a lot of time spent kayaking is aerobic but dont forget that ther...
by Will.S.
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: URGENT: Waterfall loop
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

That is very cool.....looking forward to the next young guns dvd.[/quote]
by Will.S.
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal flights: Africa
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

RIVER REPORT 'Super high!' April through mid June. OUTRAGEUOS BIG-BIG VOLUME BOATING. 'High water' Mid June through July, Feb/March Brilliant boating, powerful water, the river has a great feel about it… this is the start of the best period. 'Medium-low water' August through September, January/Febru...
by Will.S.
Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal flights: Africa
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Im going from end of April until mid August. As a student I have 2weeks easter hols, a 7week medical attatchment in a hospital in Jinja, then a 7 week elective attachment in livingstone hospital and then 2weeks summer holiday. So in summary: a lot of time outside of the Uk. Being a keen playboater, ...
by Will.S.
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cag Rash.
Replies: 26
Views: 3802

I just use a bit of E45 cream.

If I'm paddling regularly, I find using it after paddling will help prevent and soothe the rash. There is nothing worse than it turning into a scab.
by Will.S.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal flights: Africa
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

I did consider overland but as Oisin says, many trucks take you to areas you dont want to visit. I am also restricted to a time frame as i will have work placements within Jinja and Livingstone. I think public transport with a boat and on my own might present a few problems for logistics and saftey....
by Will.S.
Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal flights: Africa
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Internal flights: Africa

having a few issues with finding any flights from uganda to zambia on the internet.

has anyone been from entebbe to livingstone with their boat by plane, sucessfully?
by Will.S.
Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Freestyle/Rodeo judges
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Im sure that, like most uni clubs. You guys consider yourselves to be more white water orientated. So where's the problem? Its about having a laugh and getting the two clubs together for a paddle and a piss up afterwards. It think the issue of who is going to beat who is less important than everyone...
by Will.S.
Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems with my ear'oles
Replies: 22
Views: 2667

If you go through the NHS you can get them for free, a longer wait but it's your call. Should the NHS pay for prevention or treatment or both? Very ethical! In terms of cost benefit, probably prevention (ear-plugs) as treatment requires surgery which is nearly always expensive. But how do you know w...
by Will.S.
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems with my ear'oles
Replies: 22
Views: 2667

dont expect the special plugs to be done there and then. first you need referal to an audiologist and then an appointment to have a mold made of your lug-ol's. Then they need to be made and then you'll need a final appointment to see if they fit correctly. This process took about 2 months for a frie...
by Will.S.
Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Problems with my ear'oles
Replies: 22
Views: 2667

yes, get yourself to the GP. My recommendation is asap. I recently had an ear infection. I had pain radiating to the jaw (eating was uncomfortable) and i couldn't sleep due to sharp shooting pains in the ear. you can get a prescription for antibiotic steriod drops which help clear it up. EarCalm can...
by Will.S.
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The king-pin
Replies: 3
Views: 722

The king-pin

Hi there,

my friend wants to buy a kingpin 6.2. Should he go for the newer Icon type or the standard older one.

I seem to re-call someone saying somthing about the out-fitting being worse on one of them.

Is there any performance difference between the two.

Cheers.
by Will.S.
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Club Rolling
Replies: 35
Views: 3845

I'm not sure if continuity is such an issue. People with an enthusiastic attitude are going to learn fast and develope a good roll. Surely the real point here, as I bet everyone else says to beginners time and time again is. "Flick with your hips!!" Then you can just find a paddle action this is nat...
by Will.S.
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks-and-Components: New Helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Kayaks-and-Components: New Helmet

Has anyone heard of the company: www.kayaks-and-components.com?? They sell a sweet stutter looking helmet for 39euros plus another 20euros for postage. What a bargain! Although from the site there is little info on helemet and if it can be used for white water or indeed if it is safety tested. Anyon...
by Will.S.
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lap straps / Suicide straps
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Lap straps / Suicide straps

Hello. Firstly, is there a difference between the two terms, lap strap, suicide strap? Secondly, has anyone managed to fit either of these systems to the outfitting on the Crazy 88? I don't want to buy some ratchet bindings only to find fitting them is a no go. I'm tight in the boat, but when I go t...