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by Jay Oram
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9296

But couldn't it go the other way - think of the feeling of the kids that won And if i was on another team then i would train harder and practice loads with everyone on my team - then the next time we raced, hopefully we would win and the feeling would be even greater when i won. Competiton can fuel ...
by Jay Oram
Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Does anyone paddle a Fluid Flirt??
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

I paddle a small Flirt, but the boat design are the same, have played, surfed, creeked and coached in it and love it to bits - not the fastest playboat out there but not the slowest either. I'm short (5'9) and weigh 9 1/2 stone, so i am not very heavy. never had any problems, celliers is great if yo...
by Jay Oram
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9296

A lot of new implementations in the sport come from having to improve for a competition, the green river race for example and the new Dagger 'Tank.' Or the influences on paddling in a straight line from sprint and marathon racers a little bit of knowledge of competition can help even the most casual...
by Jay Oram
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wetsuit
Replies: 16
Views: 2318

Would go for a 3mm long john type with a rashy underneath if you are going to be swimming a lot or surfing, then a semi-dry cag on top- the cheapest option. Have used a wetsuit to coach rolling in the local lake and take kids for a spraydeck test otherwise only used if i know i am going to get wet, ...
by Jay Oram
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charging for paddling on the Lakes in Cumbria
Replies: 64
Views: 9410

I think toilets and a watched car park would be great whether for private boaters or groups like scouts. Additionally on the bigger lakes (Windermere) someone extra to be watching over you in case theres trouble and with a time you hope to return couldn't hurt - even if it is the car park warden in ...
by Jay Oram
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is this the UK's biggest forum?
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Don't no statistically but anybody i talk to have heard of the forum and most have read some of the most widely talked about threads.

I also use Playak, canoecafe and boatertalk.

I find this one and canoecafe the best though.
by Jay Oram
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'At war with next door' - English access on channel 5, 8pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

Yes the climber being pulled off was mentioned but the family just denied it on TV and the climber couldn't say if it was true because he hadn't met the climber or heard about it, he said it was just a rumour. There was no mention as to why the CROW act didn't apply, the program just said it wasn't....
by Jay Oram
Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Update: Paddle blades with holes project
Replies: 51
Views: 7351

I'm not an engineer and have only done GCSE physics but have read all the thread and really think you are on to something in the fact that the less force that has to be applied each stroke the more strokes can be placed and the further the paddler can go. but have you looked at how it effects brace ...
by Jay Oram
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: As most kayakers are useless at tying knots...
Replies: 25
Views: 3673

I dont know if it's re-threaded it is known as a different knot - only ever heard it called 'a re-threaded figure of eight' and i have heard of an italian hitch being called that but wasn't sure if it was the same. As i am only a climber for hobby i havent had training to say what a knot is called b...
by Jay Oram
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: As most kayakers are useless at tying knots...
Replies: 25
Views: 3673

The figure of eight can join two ends of rope by re-threading it and is useful for tying off and end of rope or joining something to the end like a crab for towing or to you for belaying

Jay

Sorry late there - :)
by Jay Oram
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: As most kayakers are useless at tying knots...
Replies: 25
Views: 3673

I've used a ton of knots of the years (2 years kayaking, 5 climbing) and have found the overhand and figure of 8 the best and most windly used - just used in different ways, on the bight, re-threaded or with two ends of the rope instead of one and the overhand can even act as a stopper knot for the ...
by Jay Oram
Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9296

Okay so overall you want a BCU coach that has nothing to do with competition, the coaching awards stay the same price and take the same amount of time but for the coaches to be better trained and have a bigger 'coaching toolbox.' the way i see it is that the BCU have done their best and it is the be...
by Jay Oram
Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9296

well the club i coach at is marathon and sprint orientated, me being the only whitewater coach and paddler, definitely getting kids to try everything though, in the way of boat, competition and recreation. basically as a beginner/kid the first thing you are put in is something really stable, in a co...
by Jay Oram
Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riding Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Love the documentary on Dogtown and the z-boys, also loved the film. Has anyone ever thought about documenting the beginning of modern freestyle (kinda like skateboarding for canoe sport) you know with squirt, slalom boaters any major characters? Nice to see i'm not the only one up that late watchin...
by Jay Oram
Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9296

Thanks Simon, will get loads of experience, and I don't mind doing it. I do anything in a canoe and kayak so getting two 5* hopefully won't matter. Since i'm planning on going to uni and doing outdoor ed. and then on to being in a centre or working freelance (or maybe working for you Simon) I will g...
by Jay Oram
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The UKRGB Advent Calendar 2006
Replies: 55
Views: 10169

It's Christmas eve - woooohhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

get my astral BA tommorow, great calendar, see you all on the river
by Jay Oram
Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9296

Well i'm planning on going to uni and studying outdoor ed. and i want to coach in the future, since i've only got 3* i will have to take another star test, probably 4* and i want to be a L5 coach BCU or UKCC whichever one lets me get people into kayaking or canoeing. So people like me care and so do...
by Jay Oram
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New star awards out in September
Replies: 69
Views: 9296

Had the tryweryn brochure arrive a couple of days ago and they have the new UKCC generic module and applied kayak/canoe coaching module on their list, they also mention the star awards. The training for Level 3 starts in September 07 and the first assessment is in 2008. Tryweryn said - "At the time ...
by Jay Oram
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'At war with next door' - English access on channel 5, 8pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

Found out the reason why it was not in the CROW act? "Also, it is alleged that this area was designated in the early days of the 'CRoW (Countryside Rights of Way) Act 2000'. The landowner then spread fertiliser over the area, therefore, land that had been previously 'unimproved', hence the designati...
by Jay Oram
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 'At war with next door' - English access on channel 5, 8pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

After all the show, there was no solution, just one day to show that the guy from the UN actually could do something but after the one day there was no chance of another. As a climber it is a brilliant place to climb, 5 minutes from the road and great views, also quite technical. Think of it as one ...
by Jay Oram
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: If you were to start again...
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Summer - shortie dry cag, Tee underneath, neoprene lined shorts (got to be bright and flowery) Winter - Long sleeve Dry cag, couple of thermals/maybe fleece if really cold, neo lined shorts Never been out of shorts and proud! Mainly playboat on rivers i know i hopefully (touchwood) won't swim or coa...
by Jay Oram
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboating coaching
Replies: 26
Views: 3409

gruff that is exactly the kind of thing i wanted to know, thanks for all the help

Jay
by Jay Oram
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboating coaching
Replies: 26
Views: 3409

Steve B - your suggestion is tottally right and i agree The idea about someone in a bigger boat with me is great and i never thought of that, i suppose someone could be our 'safety boater' for the day. ChrisBainbridge - they cant do all the tricks but they want to play on rivers and do waterfall tri...
by Jay Oram
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboating coaching
Replies: 26
Views: 3409

Old coach - i understand what you are saying, but i am a competent coach and i take people on river trips, often paddling with 5 others and only paddle at what they can do. i've coached youngsters on the Dart and the etive to say a few, and i carry all the right equipment with me and am never caught...
by Jay Oram
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboating coaching
Replies: 26
Views: 3409

Playboating coaching

Just started teaching kids playboating on rivers and a lot of them are in freestyle kayaks and i am in a Fluid Flirt Small. Obviously we are doing any river at any level possible to get them experience just wondering how much gear from a Level 3 coaches list someone takes - I mean it does count as a...
by Jay Oram
Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKCC- Course costs and duration.
Replies: 147
Views: 23087

I meant that there is no one filling the gap between 20 - 30 and in ten years when all us teenagers have got jobs and paddle together in a new area after uni - no adults will be able to take over quick enough to keep all the kids in new boats and up to speed with competition, or keep them interested...
by Jay Oram
Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKCC- Course costs and duration.
Replies: 147
Views: 23087

I have only just started to coach - an assisstant coach at my club, and i help with marathon, sprint, canadian, slalom and whitewater, everything really. But i'm only 17 and my coaches are getting old - (50, 40ish and over 60) the club will need the group of us that are teenagers to be able to coach...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling, Access and the WCA - now ONLINE & EASY!
Replies: 28
Views: 6666

Done, will see what happens now.
by Jay Oram
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB magazine reading habits...
Replies: 31
Views: 4550

I subscribe to Playboating, but often buy C&K and Paddles. But thats only when i've got the money or i can find them in the shop. Normally the internet is what i use for reviews and articles. Just magazines i can read anywhere, at a paddle session, on the bus, in lessons or with mates at the canoe c...
by Jay Oram
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's your Canoe Club?
Replies: 114
Views: 20913

BADCC, Barking and Dagenham Canoe Club.

also Ilford east scout canoe club - think it's BCU affiliated -

Jay Oram