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by Jay Oram
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is anyone going to Uganda in the very near future?
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Me and a few guys from University of Cumbria in Penrith are going in February from the 23rd for about a week, PM m for details.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Username reminder
Replies: 73
Views: 6480

Thank you that was a very quick change.
by Jay Oram
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Username reminder
Replies: 73
Views: 6480

Hey Mark,

Could you change my username to Jay Oram

Thanks a lot,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Damn my big feet!!
Replies: 9
Views: 882

The granites are smaller and abit more flexible (I have a pair, but i have really small feet so can't compare - nice to walk in, done a few miles in them), if you take your boat down to the canoe shop, try the shoes on and get in the boats you are sorted, a lot of people i paddle with have done that...
by Jay Oram
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet strutter
Replies: 36
Views: 3214

I thought a composite (absorbing) was soft shell and plastic (WRSI/super scrappy) were stiff and hard, therefore hard shell??
by Jay Oram
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Student’s kayaking club insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 485

At our uni, we have the choice of BCU insurance (which we don't use) or the students union activity insurance. We don't bother with BCU because almost all of us are on an outdoor degree and have BCU membership and coaching qualifications, so are covered anyway. We joined the S.U insurance because it...
by Jay Oram
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet strutter
Replies: 36
Views: 3214

So, in theory, a kayaker would most likely get damage from: - falling onto rocks/while being under water floating into rocks - being hit by paddles/balls/boats on the head Less likely but still there: - rocks falling from height Therefore a helmet that is soft shell/foam liner (sweet strutter) and c...
by Jay Oram
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More fun on the Conwy with boat kicking local.
Replies: 285
Views: 31224

All I seem to be reading is that people are happy to 'trespass' on rivers, because then we will gain access - but then not wanting to trespass on the land at the get-in and get-out. Everyone wants to use the river when the water is at a suitable level but doesn't want to gain access to get on or off...
by Jay Oram
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet strutter
Replies: 36
Views: 3214

Cool, just wondered what peoples opinions are -

Basically, if it fits and is adjusted properly then all the rest doesn't matter.

The stories of it going wrong is due to not being fitted properly - it is okay for coaches and WWS&R instructors.

Thanks!!!

Jay
(about to buy a new strutter!)
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet strutter
Replies: 36
Views: 3214

I am thinking of buying one - just can't see me wanting to wear something like the Rocker. I believe that the fittings inside and the padding are sufficient enough to stop the peak ripping my head off or causing a neck injury. I think it does cover enough. Obviously this is the problem - any other h...
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet strutter
Replies: 36
Views: 3214

Sweet strutter

I am a coach, I want to become a Whitewater safety and rescue instructor and I paddle open canoe and in competitions. But can i get away with a sweet strutter - all I hear is the peak is dangerous (I havent experienced it) It hasn't got enough coverage - the ears and side of the head maybe It costs ...
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More fun on the Conwy with boat kicking local.
Replies: 285
Views: 31224

I agree with meatballs - Shortest route to public land area would be reasonable, unless the paddler agrees to a route across the river/downstream. But we need to establish these routes as public footpaths, otherwise we could paddle the river and not have anywhere to get off. Unfortunately because we...
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More fun on the Conwy with boat kicking local.
Replies: 285
Views: 31224

If the only get out/in is possible then you will have to change where you get out - i'm not saying just trespass through a garden. Most get outs from rivers can run along a fence which the farmer themself uses as a path so it would be a logical place to egress. If a garden is the only place then may...
by Jay Oram
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More fun on the Conwy with boat kicking local.
Replies: 285
Views: 31224

The problem with the access is right here in the thread - If everybody just does what the landowner says, they will believe they can do it constantly, only by disobeying them and using the most logical route can they be made to give access. In this case the right thing to do would be to look at the ...
by Jay Oram
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater safety and rescue
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Whitewater safety and rescue

I am a multi activity instructor and want to teach whitewater safety and rescue, I looked at the rescue 3 route and realised it would cost nearlly £2000 with all the extra costs involved, like travelling, food and so on. Whats the route as a BCU instructor - I've been a paddler for years and done WW...
by Jay Oram
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Like Big Butt(y)s
Replies: 36
Views: 3236

How about Petes Eats??
by Jay Oram
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Like Big Butt(y)s
Replies: 36
Views: 3236

The red rooster cafe in Penrith - on the way to any river in the Lakes - massive veggie breakfast for £4.50 and a huge cup of tea!!! cheap, well happy staff and enough room for all 60 in the paddling club.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: OT Fire eating, fire poi's boaters wanted!
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

I know somebody - will pm the number once i've asked him -

Jay
by Jay Oram
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do Jefe's love to break? Or Creek-boats, where to look?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3825

I am a student and study outdoor leadership, me and friends all paddle nearlly everyday in the lakes and none of us have a jefe after someones just split. most of us have Fluid Solos and we use the whole range of sizes from my small to a LARGE friends large solo, each have held up to day in day out ...
by Jay Oram
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: BUSA events details
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Cool, Competed and was safety at NSR '08 was also in the DVD!!

Will definitely be there again - thanks for all the info.

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: BUSA events details
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

BUSA events details

Hey, I'm on the committee for the Uni of Cumbria paddling club and we haven't ever been to any BUSA events, we want to do all of them, polo, slalom and Whitewater racing. Don't know where to get info. as the BUSA website is useless or i can't use it!! I am part of the river race facebook group but l...
by Jay Oram
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Fluid Spice - £400
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Well, i'm actually at uni in Penrith the lake district and will be back there on the 6th September if thats easier??

I've pm'd you,
by Jay Oram
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Fluid Spice - £400
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Hey where are you based, looking for this boat for a while!!!
by Jay Oram
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Catrafts
Replies: 1
Views: 454

there is an NGB for guides on rafts, not sure whether it covers catarafts though, try the IRF, the international rafting federation.


Jay
by Jay Oram
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Buying rafts in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2552

Yep they do sell rafts, thank you very much!!!!

Anyone know anywhere else/or where to get oar rigs from?

Thanks,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Buying rafts in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2552

Buying rafts in the UK

Hey, i've guided rafts all over the place. But i'm now studying outdoor leadership at the university of cumbria and we are thinking of buying a raft, just can't find anyone who sells them here?? Any ideas? Aire's dealer kayaks and paddles in the UK only sell the inflatable kayaks and none of the cen...
by Jay Oram
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Rooms available august 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Rooms available august 2008

<r>I'm an outdoor student at Uni of cumbria moving into a 5 bed house with my girlfriend and have three spare bedrooms, £265 a month not including heating, pets negotiable. Paddler preferably, or outdoorsy people, we are students so late nighs, drinking and wet n' dirty kit everywhere, as long as yo...
by Jay Oram
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry Suit recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

You could always get a normal dry suit and as a friend does when coaching, attaches the zip on the back to his roof rack and then turns round, therefore doing it up.

Works for him, then you could choose from any drysuit

Just a thought,

Jay
by Jay Oram
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where has no one paddled
Replies: 36
Views: 4425

Where has no one paddled

Want to go out and do some first descents, i don't want to nick anyones next big adventure, just looking for somewhere that no one wants to go to that hasn't been paddled.

Just interested thats all - Jay
by Jay Oram
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost: G-force on the Greta
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Lost: G-force on the Greta

Today the greta was massive, the bridge just after the keswick pencil museum had only a foot gap to get under and the get in was basically flooded fields. The boat that was lost was a G-Force 5.9 blue urban camo, it was lost at the small bridge with the hole on river right, it was seen floating here...