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by CptBorg
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using a nomad on grade 2?
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: Using a nomad on grade 2?

You've hit the nail on the head there Harry. But, and there is a tiny but, if you sneak out into the garage at night very quietly and listen, you might hear the occasional sob as your boat gently weeps at what it is missing after waking from a dream about cherry bomb gorge. Don't feel too guilty abo...
by CptBorg
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things to do around Lyon
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Things to do around Lyon

There's a top notch view point on the obvious hill overlooking Lyon centre-ville. Definitely worth spending an hour. They have a coin slot operated bike hire park&ride kinda thing going on so it's pretty easy and fun to have a cycle around exploring. Quite a few interesting old buildings too.
by CptBorg
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Slovenia

There were at least two shops in Bovec town centre (walk around a little) that dealt in kayaks. The one opposite the town centre where you can source your river tickets (cheap) was definitely hiring. The smaller shop had some 2nd hand boats for sale and was the kinda guy you could come to some arran...
by CptBorg
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of kayak do you reccomend as an all-rounder?
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Re: What sort of kayak do you reccomend as an all-rounder?

Thanks for the sarcasm guys, always makes taking the time to make a constructive post feel worth while. So which kayak would you recommend for a variety of other all round uses? I'm looking for a kayak which doubles as an ironing board for interviews mid trip, whilst I also must be able to store a 1...
by CptBorg
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger redline legend Like new
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: FS: Dagger redline legend Like new

Got a Redline full white water spec with retro fitted IR backband I'm considering selling, fine river runner, not suited for serious creeks though.

NW England £250 plus 20p mile round trip delivery costs (within reason).
by CptBorg
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: found a boat, thanks.
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: river runner / creek boat wanted under £350

Got a Redline full white water spec with retro fitted IR backband I'm considering selling, fine river runner, not suited for serious creeks though. NW England £250 plus 20p mile round trip delivery costs (within reason).
by CptBorg
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Eskimo Kendo, or Dagger RPM
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: WANTED: Eskimo Kendo, or Dagger RPM

Got a Redline full white water spec with retro fitted IR backband i'm considering selling, basically a better RPM. NW England £250 plus 20p mile round trip delivery costs (within reason).
by CptBorg
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of kayak do you reccomend as an all-rounder?
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Re: What sort of kayak do you reccomend as an all-rounder?

When you say all-rounder you need to be specific about which uses you intend the kayak for. A shorter boat with be much slower and harder to drive on flat water, which is an issue if you wish to make journeys of any distance. It will however be more manoeuvrable (and tippy) than a larger, longer hul...
by CptBorg
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ost Tirol / Lofer recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Ost Tirol / Lofer recommendations?

I would have to say that at this time of year the Lienz area will definitely have a greater number of runs with reliable flows compared to the Kitzbuhel area which is more reliant on the (common) evening thunderstorms once the snow has melted. The mountains (Hohen Tauern(sp)) around the Isel are muc...
by CptBorg
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Freak weather possible this weekend
Replies: 68
Views: 2890

Re: Freak weather possible this weekend

Rawthey or Rothay? Two quite different propositions!

Has this rain begun to fall?
by CptBorg
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alternative Alps?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Alternative Alps?

Re: Dora Baltea We paddled this late June last year. One section was graded 3+, it was big, fast and bouncy but technically easy (until you're trying to rescue boats). The gorge section below canyon del Inferno was very high, it was not very continuous although there were some very large holes to be...
by CptBorg
Thu May 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: North Wales water leavel
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: North Wales water leavel

Any news on the levels in Snowdonia would be appreciated? Same for Coed-y-Brenin. Thanks in advance.
by CptBorg
Wed May 20, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Martin Salter MP
Replies: 62
Views: 2195

River Access Issues

I have to wholeheartedly agree with any advocate of an 'stealth approach' to kayaking rivers in sensitive areas. I personally adopt this method whenever possible and during my relatively long and varied experience have encountered very few problems. To consider individual sites is perhaps not constr...
by CptBorg
Wed May 20, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Martin Salter MP
Replies: 62
Views: 2195

Re: Martin Salter MP

I suppose the hikers under the right to roam act are just "walking all over peoples land" too are they? I consider the the short track around the weir on the Leven an established right of way, which neither damages the land at the bottom of that 'garden' nor due to it's location has much of an impac...
by CptBorg
Tue May 19, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Martin Salter MP
Replies: 62
Views: 2195

Re: Martin Salter MP

I think we should stick to the voluntary agreements Mr Salter advocates. I mean surely it makes sense to volunteer to get off the river when the local landowners can make a reasonable argument to support this action. For the rest of the time, i'm sure, voluntary agreements being their policy, that t...
by CptBorg
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Levels in North Wales.
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: River Levels in North Wales.

Thanks for the heads up Voodoo. Apparently subterranean springs only function when spelled correctly. Sub-terra-nean.

It looks like i'll be staying home 8-(
by CptBorg
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Levels in North Wales.
Replies: 7
Views: 441

River Levels in North Wales.

Due to some miraculous combination of melting snow and sub-terranian springs, aquifers(?) and cartesian wells or other equally surprising sources, does there happen to be enough water to go boating this weekend in North Wales? Having pondering a number of forecasts, I do realise that water will not ...
by CptBorg
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do i put my name on black paddles?
Replies: 26
Views: 1268

Re: How do I put my name on black paddles?

I lost my Carbon Werners in the Sesia Gorge and am still in mourning. I had wrapped grey gaffer tape around them and written my name and email address on it but contact with rocks had damaged this somewhat. I'm considering the same process, but in the centre of the paddle (furthest from rock - paddl...
by CptBorg
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I would give up now if I was you!
Replies: 60
Views: 2777

Re: I would give up now if I was you!

Fiume Noce, Italia?
by CptBorg
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Winter Paddling Gloves
Replies: 50
Views: 3553

The real solution is to wear an extra thermal, keep your core warm, then use your well evolved circulatory system to send warm blood from your core to warm your fingers. Genius - just avoid bloody leaks from collisions with rocks. 8-p IF you fail to do this properly, Use pogies when the cold is due ...
by CptBorg
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Great Canion(Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 509

That's a great creek, more slides than you can shake a stick at! Where was it located? From the youtube links it sounds like it's around Oetztal somewhere. I guess I should check out your site.
by CptBorg
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GAPS IN THE MARKET
Replies: 83
Views: 6258

@geyrfugl A puncture repair works fine for even 3 inch tears, you simply need larger patches, cut from an old innertube. My girlfriend repaired my cag this way and it endured the remainder of an alps trip! It would delay your trip by a good 15minutes though. Oh, for best results, you need to align b...
by CptBorg
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ed Case on TV
Replies: 29
Views: 2250

He did quite well, though obviously nervous, in a brief segment. Did he mention that the boats were different during the 'kit' question? The most interesting thing about the show was all the talk of Blue Peter badgers even though we didn't see even one of the loveable black and white critters all th...
by CptBorg
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: wezzit
Replies: 36
Views: 4132

Hinterrhein?
by CptBorg
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BUKE '09 - Selections open!
Replies: 59
Views: 6761

I think there is a lot to be done in Gabon, Western Africa, mountains and lots of water there. The other place I'm always surprised to hear a lack of paddling talk about is Alaska. Now I realise Alaska is relatively well developed in some coastal areas and around mineral resources, but with all thos...
by CptBorg
Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best rapid in Britain is...
Replies: 72
Views: 12004

Surely the Rhiw Goch gorge on the Lledr is theoretically more appealing, longer, gnarly, more impressive looking etc (I haven't run it and unlikely to in future tbh). I like the Fisherman's Gorge section on the Ogwen with perfect levels, it's long, exciting but without serious risk of a rinsing. Con...
by CptBorg
Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photos from WWPF?
Replies: 41
Views: 5138

The main problem with scouting all unknown rapids on the AJ weekend, is that there are so many people new to the river, that the eddy space within easy access of the rapid they wish to view will soon fill up.If everyone is being as safety conscious as is ideal then the queue will soon be back to and...
by CptBorg
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I paddle my best when ..."
Replies: 62
Views: 4248

You know when it's on and when it isn't, you must just listen. Some days it goes and some days there's a disturbance in the force. You can't really force it, relax, walk when you must, sometimes it takes half a river before you feel it, but you'll know when you do. I think it's more about a well-bei...
by CptBorg
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: wezzit
Replies: 36
Views: 4132

Is it some way up the Uchea (sp) the trickier trib of the Soca? Or perhaps a section of the Pitzbach?
by CptBorg
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Crazy Ruskies in their homemade boats...
Replies: 18
Views: 2362

Russians..

That pixelated river looked pretty high and pretty mean. I got the old russian translator out and the title translates something along the lines of "Zis da only way make em boy scouts take building raft competition serious!". Pretty extreme, still the ones that survived can all tie a clove hitch now.