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by Jay Oram
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 2 Assessment Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1403

On the assessment guide it says carry appropriate spare clothes for the conditions to be used in a bivi bag in the case of hypothermia. What type of stuff - I thought a fleece and trousers for Winter - or t-shirt, jumper, trousers for summer - then a spare cag if it will benefit the majority (Well f...
by Jay Oram
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Climbing holds
Replies: 0
Views: 314

WANTED: Climbing holds

<r>I know this is nothing to do with kayaking but -<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I am a volunteer with a scout campsite and we have built an artificial traversing wall that disabled kids and normal kids can climb on.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> We are running a bit low on holds and just want old/used/spare/unw...
by Jay Oram
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: No canoes on the uni expedition?
Replies: 34
Views: 9448

I just asked - i didn't know anyone who went to uni paddled C1, it's not a well known fact about the paddlers. Slalom and downriver is whitewater and they do run rivers but not a lot push the boundary or go on first decents, it's all done in plastic boats or by freestyle paddlers. thanks for the inf...
by Jay Oram
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: No canoes on the uni expedition?
Replies: 34
Views: 9448

Yes i didn't mean first ever - but currently the first to go to uni.

will see you all on the river - whizzing past with half a paddle
by Jay Oram
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: No canoes on the uni expedition?
Replies: 34
Views: 9448

Guess i will be the first then - in September i go to uni and will be a C1 whitewater boater.

will try out for the BUKE the following year then.

Thanks
by Jay Oram
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU 3* open canoe course wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 535

We have found a coach to take our 3* assessment, just sorting out a date where everybody is available

Thanks for all the e-mail replies
by Jay Oram
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: BCU 3* open canoe course wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 535

BCU 3* open canoe course wanted

<r>Small club in the eastern region (Barking and Dagenham) would like a coach capable of taking 3* open canoe assessment. We have all the equipment and training just no coach to take us.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Group of 6 or possibly more, especially if only £30.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Happy to pay, ...
by Jay Oram
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: No canoes on the uni expedition?
Replies: 34
Views: 9448

No canoes on the uni expedition?

Why are there no C1 boats open or decked on the BUKE expedition?

Did anyone try to get on the team in a C1 or is there no students out there who paddle C1 for river trips.

Just wondering
by Jay Oram
Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new lunchtime Wezzit?
Replies: 115
Views: 13944

Spot on river roding half - tide weir in Barking
by Jay Oram
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new lunchtime Wezzit?
Replies: 115
Views: 13944

Nope not the lea but around the right area of England.

Nope can't see this weir from the railway, but you go over it on the District line - The river anyway
by Jay Oram
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new lunchtime Wezzit?
Replies: 115
Views: 13944

Yes i did have a helmet on and no it's not the Don - keep trying.

It's Tidal if that helps :)
by Jay Oram
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new lunchtime Wezzit?
Replies: 115
Views: 13944

Wezzit?

A hard one for you river watchers -

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by Jay Oram
Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The new plan!
Replies: 33
Views: 3903

I've applied to go to Penrith's campus of UCLAN - in the lake district so there must be some water nearby, then only a short drive to the N.W and scotland. Then i have friends in Birmingham uni, worcester uni and live in London so can get to wherever i want and have a place to lay my head. Also look...
by Jay Oram
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: washing kit advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

In the shower with me after kayaking, just warm water washing the kit all the way through and getting rid of dirt/scum

hope it helps
by Jay Oram
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FREE boats for boatsitters
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

I live in London and will look after it at my house chained up with my boat - it can be used at our club pool session as another playboat for people to try - PM'ed you
by Jay Oram
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New bcu star award syllabus
Replies: 98
Views: 12824

by Jay Oram
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New bcu star award syllabus
Replies: 98
Views: 12824

Where is it- looked everywhere on the site?

Maybe it's right in front of my face but could someone put up a link please
by Jay Oram
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: History of freestyle/squirt (posted on Canoecafe as well)
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Okay - never heard of the boat thanks Skip, will have to find some info.

thanks
by Jay Oram
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: History of freestyle/squirt (posted on Canoecafe as well)
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

Thanks for all the help, I've just got to figure out a question, and the exam board need it to have an argument like Jim Snyder radically changed kayaking forever or was it Corran? In the form of: To what extent is Jim Snyder the most influential man in kayak freestyle? Any specific dates for these?...
by Jay Oram
Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: History of freestyle/squirt (posted on Canoecafe as well)
Replies: 7
Views: 2711

History of freestyle/squirt (posted on Canoecafe as well)

This post is on canoe cafe as well - just want to reach a larger audience . I have decided to do a history essay on the history of freestyle/squirt, I need an individual who caused a big change in the sport to focus on. I have decided on Jim Snyder, but am open to peoples opinions. I will be looking...
by Jay Oram
Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 92
Views: 11606

I've been using a shred ready super scrappy (I know plastic) for all whitewater, including creek, never come off my head and the H.O.G adjustment and foam that come with the helmet fit it perfecly to my head. I think a helmet that has the corect fit is best, material will break under all different c...
by Jay Oram
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Most random item of kit you've taken on a trip?
Replies: 37
Views: 5469

Our goat Trevor came to the Swiss Alps to go boating, hes on my blog - first pic with cuddly toy goat:

http://www.jayoram.blogspot.com

Can't figure out how to post an image, it doesn't seem to work. If anyone can then go for it -
by Jay Oram
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bloggin' (shameless self promotion)
Replies: 93
Views: 12499

since everyone else is doing it:

http://www.jayoram.blogspot.com

Not done much boating lately but will put up pics as quick as possible :)
by Jay Oram
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charging for paddling on the Lakes in Cumbria
Replies: 64
Views: 9387

Okay I was just trying to add another point of view- but if you are going to be so negative i won't bother. Just try and think of all the possibilities, not the ones that save you money and keep the lakes 'personal' to kayakers, its becoming more popular to go to lake areas and things are going to c...
by Jay Oram
Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charging for paddling on the Lakes in Cumbria
Replies: 64
Views: 9387

As i've said before it is just another view on things, I don't want to pay to paddle anywhere, but if it is going to happen then they are some of the things that could come from it. Steve B That people who paddle on the lake (which is already there and needs no development) should pay for the lakesi...
by Jay Oram
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charging for paddling on the Lakes in Cumbria
Replies: 64
Views: 9387

I can see why so many people think we as kayakers are 'tight' I dont want to pay for access and an additional cost to go on a natural lake is a pain in the behind but I wouldn't mind if we had to pay a small amount to keep the lake as it is or to have some improvements.
by Jay Oram
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9284

so do I

well done
by Jay Oram
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charging for paddling on the Lakes in Cumbria
Replies: 64
Views: 9387

newton_riggs_finest The Tryweryn is a river which has guarenteed releases from the dam, enhanced river features, riverside walkways, car parks, changing facilities and a cafe etc. Exactly my point - wouldn't you like lakeside walkways, changing facilities, a cafe and better places to launch on to th...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charging for paddling on the Lakes in Cumbria
Replies: 64
Views: 9387

All so pesimistic: Bonnie you must wear a ba, you must have BCU 2star, you must be able to swim 50m, you mustnt go alone - to protect the authorities You never know it could end up being a kayaker who everyone gets to know really well, looks out for you and your car, gives tips on where and when to ...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9284

Yes but you cant take competition away completley from the awards because there are a lot of people who want to compete. It is just a suggestion for questions anyway - like the old awards (straight from the syllabus) 2 star Name three different types of kayaking competition? 4 star The candidate sho...