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by Jay Oram
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed
Replies: 19
Views: 5664

Re: Twitter feed??

Ok, well i'll just watch the weather really closely and build up a bunch of people around south wales who live near rivers lol.

How about EA gauges, any useful ones?
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed
Replies: 19
Views: 5664

Twitter feed??

Is it possible to get a twitter feed going for south wales??

I've used the lakes and north wales one and think they are useful, now im moving to south Wales so would be nice to have this again.

:-)
by Jay Oram
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coach award prices??
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Coach award prices??

Wow this is quite a lively subject; From reading the PYB notes on their website, new level 3 coacches with 4* in one discipline and 5* in another after becoming a WWS&R provider can become an AWWS&R provider. I don't disagree with the costs, as I have said earlier, just comparing to other discipline...
by Jay Oram
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coach award prices??
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Coach award prices??

Thanks for the reply Simon, I didn't realise why they were so much, that was the concern. The point I tried to make with the MIC was that in order to gain that level of award they would pay out less than the equivalent Level 5 or that's what I assumed. Have you noticed any difference in the number o...
by Jay Oram
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coach award prices??
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Coach award prices??

It is true that the PYB costs include food and accomodation but wherever you go you would have to pay somewhat towards food and accomodation. Unfortunately in this country in order to coach you do need the bits of paper, and I think that the amount it costs is just too much for a 'volunteer' coach. ...
by Jay Oram
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coach award prices??
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Coach award prices??

I was just looking through PYB's website to try and figure out what I need to do to be able to get to the magic level 5 coach. So at the moment you can only get to Level 3 so thought I would price that up, plus AWWS&R assessor. I'm currently old Level 2 with 16hr first aid and 3* in canoe and kayak....
by Jay Oram
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: EA Levels Calibration Topic
Replies: 42
Views: 10450

Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

The eden today at wetheral read 0.56m and 0.26m at Temple Sowerby; we ran from Lazonby to Armathwaite and it was possibly the lowest you could run it. Armathwaite weir was possibe by a central line skirting the hole, the rest of the river was very low with every rapid possible, and you didn't come a...
by Jay Oram
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: symonds yat safety concern........
Replies: 29
Views: 2248

Re: symonds yat safety concern........

Dont hire companies supply BA's???

Own stupid fault if people are supplied wth them but dont use them.
by Jay Oram
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ure - BCU STATEMENT
Replies: 205
Views: 16673

Re: River Ure - BCU STATEMENT

This website outlines the wales agreement - http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/learningproviders/providers_health_and_safety/educationalvisits/?lang=en The document link is at the bottom of the page, after reading it through, section I 7 (pg. 55), under fieldwork, before the visit; Before...
by Jay Oram
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big kayak Posters
Replies: 18
Views: 1756

Big kayak Posters

Hey, a housemate just moved out of my girlfriends house and took a large photo with him, now theres a massive gap above the fireplace begging for a massive kayak poster or framed picture. Any ideas on where to get one, willing to pay for it and postage, wondered if there was a site for stuff like th...
by Jay Oram
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Ure - BCU STATEMENT
Replies: 205
Views: 16673

Re: River Ure - BCU STATEMENT

As a coach about to start work in a centre full-time (south wales) should I now be worried that if I go on a river and then a landowner says he has a problem that I will get an earful from the BCU or worse some sort of ban/disqualification? Even if there is an agreement? Does anyone know who to cont...
by Jay Oram
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water in the Lakes
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Water in the Lakes

I had no idea it was there, sorry, it's been a while since I used the site, thankyou for the link.

(embaressed) Jay :-)
by Jay Oram
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water in the Lakes
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Water in the Lakes

Just so people know, there has been rain in the lakes for atleast two weeks and today a warning for 20mm of rain in cumbria was on the news. Paddled the middle derwent, caldew and eamont in the last few days and all are a good level, lots of trees on the eamont. Check out http://www.rainchasers.com ...
by Jay Oram
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3* WW & sculling for Support
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: 3* WW & sculling for Support

I see what your saying, but are they not constantly moving through that 'point of no return' as they pass they low brace, or hold for a short time then use the hips to flick up. Or in a roll pass it on the way under and on the return up. For recovery in a hole you need to learn to hold at just the r...
by Jay Oram
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken B/A pocket zip Astral Aquavest
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Broken B/A pocket zip Astral Aquavest

I called DM and they have said I can send it to them, great service, they aren't too sure of the cost, but if it is less than a new B/A then I'm happy!! Also called Carlisle, they suggested sending them pictures to see what they could do, didn't suggest sending it off though, as they thought they wo...
by Jay Oram
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Broken B/A pocket zip Astral Aquavest
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Broken B/A pocket zip Astral Aquavest

I've had my Astral Aquavest for around two years and it gets used more than twice a week, in all situations. The foam is fine, no other signs of wear and no other problems. Simply pulled on the zip to shut the pocket and the actual zip body, not the handle/zip teeth, the part which slides along the ...
by Jay Oram
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 3* WW & sculling for Support
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: 3* WW & sculling for Support

Firstly, I am just a low level coach, and more of a paddler than coach, secondly, i spend more time paddling other types of boat than whitewater. But, when coaching for 2* I enjoy using sculling for support as a tool for getting people more confident using edging in paddling, teaching the user to ho...
by Jay Oram
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Astral throwlines and tow tethers.
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Astral throwlines and tow tethers.

In regard to the ropes strength, the throwline strength meets the minimum it needs for it to be safety gear and a bit more. I would agree it's not the best rope, a bit thin, the pocket becomes useless and such an odd shape. But I have been in the situation where a throwline of someone else who was o...
by Jay Oram
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Universities: Bangor vs York
Replies: 26
Views: 1557

Re: Universities: Bangor vs York

Thinking of going for the PGCE course 2010 Bangor, if anyone else is around - really interested in the paddling club too. I'm at university of Cumbria Penrith, wouldn't suggest this uni at all, no money, building works, bad SU, just everyting you dont want, unfortunately the change happened half way...
by Jay Oram
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environmental impact - clearing trees
Replies: 44
Views: 8673

Re: Environmental impact - clearing trees

Me and my family and local paddling club have been paddling in the lakes since I was little and I have paddled the Caldew for about 5 years and true, i have always run the right line and still can, it just so happens that i came to university in cumbria and paddle the same rivers. No one has had tro...
by Jay Oram
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environmental impact - clearing trees
Replies: 44
Views: 8673

Re: Environmental impact - clearing trees

Hey, you criticised our paddling first. It was only ever a risk to those not in control of their paddling Overall, I agree with everyone here, it should be looked at on a case by case study. We have run the river with the tree and found it to be a large unnecessary risk, with different groups of pad...
by Jay Oram
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Environmental impact - clearing trees
Replies: 44
Views: 8673

Re: Environmental impact - clearing trees

To reply to the post above, all the paddlers who paddle it can control their boats and have been paddling in the lakes for years, yes we are students but we paddle the river most often, will continue paddling the river and we all hav paddled the line on the left successfully without landing on rocks...
by Jay Oram
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Uni club looking for topo-duo
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Uni club looking for topo-duo

<r>Wanted:<br/> <br/> Eskimo topo-duo, any price, we can get a new one for around £750, just wondered if there was a cheaper one out there??<br/> <br/> We are at university of Cumbria, penrith campus, can probably get anywhere, or meet at NSR or other student event.<br/> <br/> Jay<br/> <EMAIL email=...
by Jay Oram
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)
Replies: 9
Views: 5512

Re: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)

The river was normal level when i ran it, the tree was an obvious strainer and the flow was straight into it. I posted that was going to do it ages ago and all the paddlers i was with said it was the right thing to do - it's a whole other argument and i'm not getting into it. The tree's gone now, to...
by Jay Oram
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)
Replies: 9
Views: 5512

Re: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)

The tree which was on the second drop I described above has been removed and can be run anywhere now - just got to wait for the water to get to a runnable level and will take some pictures and a video or two.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)
Replies: 9
Views: 5512

Re: RIVER CALDEW (Grainsgill Beck to Mosedale)

The get in for this is just after the bridge turn left, down a steep grassy bank, an obvious path through the heather. I have run this in all levels, a bit of a scrape in the summer months and dry season but always runs. The second drop - 4/5 foot with as boulder mid-left side, on the left hand side...
by Jay Oram
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Stolen Canoe from the canoe symposium
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Stolen Canoe from the canoe symposium

Still no sign - it was quite an individual boat, any news at all would be great,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Stolen Canoe from the canoe symposium
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Bump
by Jay Oram
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Stolen Canoe from the canoe symposium
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

It is a common type of canoe and colour and we can understand if it was a mistake. Any news will help,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Stolen Canoe from the canoe symposium
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Stolen Canoe from the canoe symposium

<r>Hi, this message was sent to me and all the other students from the university of cumbria. We believe it was stolen but if it was taken by mistake then just give me a call and we can sort it out.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Sometime during Saturday night (15th November) a University of Cumbria canoe w...