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by SwamP
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkap Jubilee - Jim
Replies: 26
Views: 4696

Re: Nordkap Jubilee - Jim

£500 and I'll take it off you in October. Until then I've got my river to redesign :)

More expensive and she'll chop my chopper off :(
by SwamP
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkap Jubilee - Jim
Replies: 26
Views: 4696

Re: Nordkap Jubilee - Jim

Runnin oot ma hame, loadin up ma floater; no really a river runner, am mair o a salty boater. Tha’s rare a treat you’ll ever meet thin sittin on the watter; that’s why a choose to huv ma hame in the land o chocolate in batter. Aye there’s nothing that brings ma herts delight; than floatin oot in an ...
by SwamP
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkap Jubilee - Jim
Replies: 26
Views: 4696

Re: Nordkap Jubilee - Jim

A sonnet may be more apt for that boat Tony ;)
by SwamP
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Nordkap Jubilee - Jim
Replies: 26
Views: 4696

Nordkap Jubilee - Jim

Just did a wee search on this boat and there's mixed references to it. So what really is the craic with it? I bought one in ok condition. A wee bit of gel coat cracking and a graze out the nose but over all it seems ok for £400. It's water tight, comfy, stable and seems fast enough. So what am I mis...
by SwamP
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Buy this if you’re Yitsak Sipplewitz
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Buy this if you’re Yitsak Sipplewitz

For Sale – A plastic doll This boat is made from the same stuff that they made Red Dwarf from, which is the same stuff they made plastic dolls from. Research showed that in every flaming crash or terrorist attach where by a plastic doll was present, the plastic doll would be the only thing remaining...
by SwamP
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Buy it
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: Buy it

I've just re-read this... Can I put a link on my Facebook? Lol I’m not sure how to answer this polite request. I fear from experience, that an influx of online attention could result in me becoming sponsored by Blue Heifer again. As innocent and positive a thing as this could be I would need to giv...
by SwamP
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Buy it
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Buy it

FOR SALE – Prijon Pure XL in great condition Selling my big boat due to addition of baby, loss of sleep, loss of weight, loss of muscle, loss of money, loss of hair, loss of having a life, loss of van and ‘selling’ of soul. The boat is in good condition and you can Google reviews about it until you ...
by SwamP
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2012 rider of the year awards: winner's reel!
Replies: 32
Views: 2747

Re: 2012 rider of the year awards: winner's reel!

Challenge accepted - Banzer, they're not!!!! Apart from maybe that G3 thing that had no water in it and you were all using your hands going down it!! That was funny!! :) Next I want to see you posting photos on the Scottish Kayakers FB site of huge Scottish waterfalls, 'saying' you're scouting them ...
by SwamP
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wet West Paddlefest 2013?
Replies: 27
Views: 3237

Re: Wet West Paddlefest 2013?

August is still one of the dryer months of the year according to 'the graphs'...in Septmeber is sees a steep rise in rainfall. July is still a key month for holiday makers...sorry expedition paddlers... So if the question should we have this dam release weekend when there's less water elsewhere and ...
by SwamP
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Lens?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: What Lens?

Take three lenses. two for focus length and one 50mm f1.8 for darker situations.

Personally for a river I use 10-20, 70-300 and the bright 50mm.

To ask 'what lens' is the same as asking 'what bike'...
by SwamP
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things that impress me...
Replies: 63
Views: 8953

Re: Things that impress me...

You really want to know who it is who lies, damages the integrity of the sport, says they do things where the reality is far different if you simply analyse their output compared to their words? Who uses their little clique to shout in numbers and hide in the forefront of the sport’s publicity? Real...
by SwamP
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things that impress me...
Replies: 63
Views: 8953

Re: Things that impress me...

people who are ruthlessly self promoting themselves whilst lying exist, why is it a problem? As long as they don't hurt anyone On reflection this is another thing that impresses me, but I think it's linked to my original post to be honest. Taking your nonsensical opinion that I "seem to be bitter t...
by SwamP
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Prijon Pure Sizes XL or Medium
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: Prijon Pure Sizes XL or Medium

A Villain...cracked? surely not? Yeah, Stompers are amazing. I would take a stomper over a pure any day. I would take two Stompers over a Pure any day...just to match the shelf life of the Prijon of course ;) Loz, what grade are you moving up to your creeker. If it's for days where you know you'll ...
by SwamP
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things that impress me...
Replies: 63
Views: 8953

Re: Things that impress me...

Wtf? I ain't bitter or angry I'm just stating an opinion calmly about some of the sports losers...you guys need to calm down chill out and relax and all that other crap you're into. I have an opinion that differs from yours...

pm me if you want to convince me to think your way...
by SwamP
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grand Canyon: Stop this tram-way! Please Sign the Petition
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Grand Canyon: Stop this tram-way! Please Sign the Petiti

How strange; petitions have moved from helping rivers in one of the poorest continents, to helping rivers in one of the richest….

What next a tunnel through Europe’s highest mountain!

You Roman’s are crazy!!

(In the U.S. = I couldn't care less)
by SwamP
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things that impress me...
Replies: 63
Views: 8953

Re: Things that impress me...

Big Blue Tree impresses me hugely too!!

Dave sadly your first assumption there is incorrect. There are twats lying and it's just for self promotion...

JP Auclair impresses me too...he's my sons (ok my) hero :)
by SwamP
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things that impress me...
Replies: 63
Views: 8953

Re: Things that impress me...

Don’t be wound up dude. Some are impressed by those who aren’t pushing it… Some are impressed by those who are pushing it… I judge no one…apart from those who are NOT pushing it but claim, regularly, that they are… pretenders!! The above is the bones of my argument. The meat on those bones is as you...
by SwamP
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things that impress me...
Replies: 63
Views: 8953

Re: Things that impress me...

Nah I was gonna visit my mate Zak who's from there but I can't be arsed. ..there's other priorities at the moment. I'll ask if he's ever kayaked there if it helps? As for your key final point...perhaps some kind of online social networking could be used to tell tales of such holidays? ;) Joking asid...
by SwamP
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things that impress me...
Replies: 63
Views: 8953

Re: Things that impress me...

Nice thread dude!!! Ok so for me it’s blatantly obviously that you can take a complete novice up to trying G5 safely, very quickly…so be the joy of this easy floating sport. (arguing this point means you’re an idiot) So what I find hugely impressive is simple, and it stems my hatred of the sport tod...
by SwamP
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our sport in maths...
Replies: 40
Views: 2668

Re: Our sport in maths...

kayaking + video = river grade +0

kayaking plus written article = river grade +2
by SwamP
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Reservoirs and dams are bad – apparently…
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Reservoirs and dams are bad – apparently…

Sorry if this has done the rounds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20663875

Anyone who’s doing anything on stopping the construction of these things might now have further ammunition.

Just saying likes…
by SwamP
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Selling your soul; was it worth it?
Replies: 84
Views: 6452

Re: Selling your soul; was it worth it?

DB – I saw this a while back (I think) and thought nothing of it at all. I don’t know why. I also don’t really like people. Which is why I find it surprising that having watched this again and listened to what the guy is actually saying…fair play to him, he struck a nerve! :) Some of the guys I work...
by SwamP
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

Re: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

I read it David. I get the point. it's a good example of creative writing for those looking to document an adventure abroad into an expedition. genuinely a good example... Roo, there are expeditions though...some great documentaries out there about them. The better they through more humble the langu...
by SwamP
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

Re: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

Chris Eastabrrok and I had a toungue in cheek chat about this a while ago: http://chriseastabrook.co.uk/upper-ganges-india/ Forget the question of what constitutes as an expedition compared with a holiday. This article is a fantastic example of talking up reality into something far more dramatic. W...
by SwamP
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone been to Dubai?
Replies: 12
Views: 1530

Re: Anyone been to Dubai?

Yep, I had an exped out there once and several others good friends have been out on various other assignments in recent years/months.

I think you’ll find that with the time you have available there’s plenty to do!...provided you like faffing about…

Haha wait, I forgot who I’m talking to ;)
by SwamP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

Re: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

Do you have a blog SwamP? You will definitely be regulated to a vacationeer if you are lacking in this aspect alone. What's a blog?? I have the Facebook if that's what you mean? The Chaz & Dave expedition to a global super economy populated by billions got me more confused...or was it a neighbourin...
by SwamP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

Re: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

It doesn't matter, because everyone has their own standards by which they perceive and categorise. Call it an exped, call it an excursion, call it what you like, but the more important aspect to focus on is that you actually turn the idea into reality and accomplish the goal. :-) I bet you would ta...
by SwamP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

Re: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

Well now, that’s the next thing. If the PtK above is right then a mission would require the funder to dictate where you go! But it would also have to have a key goal to either rescue or kill someone… obviously.
by SwamP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1868

Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

Genuine query and request to be educated to clarify my confusion!!! So I’ve been out of this kayaking thing, again, for some time…which may progress me into other sports…perhaps….who knows… Each time I take a time out something changes. Bad means good. Sick means awesome. Dope means sweet. And I thi...
by SwamP
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The trend for huuuuuuge volume boats
Replies: 82
Views: 4427

Re: The trend for huuuuuuge volume boats

People are now pushing the limits of what people thought they could paddle. Eh? People have been pushing the limits of paddling since paddling was invented! No they haven't. Wasn't mentioned once in Congo vid...nope no mention at all!... :op (ps I want my money back!!) -Perception Corsica S, -Mount...