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by roo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: next step in when to go boating?

morsey wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 pm
My mother swears by thistle dew.
some fly-by-night web service - no doubt they are using Met Office data and puddle updates from the data lake......
by roo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: next step in when to go boating?

Now this is getting interesting!

Love this shiv.
by roo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1990s kayaker
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: 1990s kayaker

I had a bit of a break from paddling, then came back ~8 years ago. One of the young paddlers I was out with said: "I love your kit, it's really retro, where did you get it?" Bloody cheek. My stag do took place on the Trywerwyn back in 2002. I was decked out with some 1970's GP boat with a hull that...
by roo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1990s kayaker
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: 1990s kayaker

That's awesome - hope it stays on trend. It'll save me a fortune when I get back on the white water. It was once said to me back in 2002. "I've never seen anyone paddling soo nu-skool yet managing to look soo old-skool." I took pride in that compliment back then, even though I could only have been 5...
by roo
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faff
Replies: 19
Views: 1777

Re: Faff

You need access to a club trailer for this, be nominally responsible as the trip lead, and be paddling in a club where there is a variety of boats to choose from, in an era where boat design was starting to become radically different. 1) Endure a Saturday night social that ensures you and the minibu...
by roo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking.. but not as we used to know it!
Replies: 26
Views: 2040

Re: Kayaking.. but not as we used to know it!

Jim wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:02 pm
roo wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Jim wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:51 pm


Good luck wavewheeling your Braap....
Good luck carving your T-Canyon
Good luck finding your AQII
More interested in remembering where my RPM ended up - can't think who I sold it to......that was a mint boat.
by roo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French alps river levels
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: French alps river levels

That's an awesome little map.

Nice to see the Dora Baltea is delivering, along with the Rhone and the Inn. Haven't been for ages - but would love to be there now soaking up the waves.
by roo
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking.. but not as we used to know it!
Replies: 26
Views: 2040

Re: Kayaking.. but not as we used to know it!

Jim wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:51 pm
neonbowhawk wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:43 am
Good luck stern squirting your burn[emoji6]
Good luck wavewheeling your Braap....
Good luck carving your T-Canyon
by roo
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy
Replies: 41
Views: 4208

Re: British Canoeing - Trespass Policy

Trespass policy - you've got to be kidding? Why do we not have a 'right to paddle policy' Pete Ball As Adrian has posted we do have a policy document online covering the legal position, accessible from the link Adrian posted above. This is in the process of being reviewed with a view to how we furt...
by roo
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

This alleged restriction of access only occurs in England and Wales. Other countries do not have such restrictions, with some minor river-specific restrictions. Paddlers in Northern Ireland are not subject to these restrictions, apart from some minor cases. The access in Scotland is entrenched in l...
by roo
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

Thinking about this in a different way.

What intermediate white water runs currently have access problems for us?

By Intermediate I mean the honey pot runs such as: Dart Middle loop, or Dee Chainbridge to Town Falls
by roo
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

TM. wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:29 am
If 1.5 million of us paddle rivers, how many people fish rivers?
Well, it seems that isn't a easy figure to say for sure either.

Rather curiously the number I have found (by my exhaustive research) is 1.5million :-)

http://www.anglersmail.co.uk/blogs/61713-61713
by roo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

I found this - which is interesting but not the right doc I believe. http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/1692/1/UT-SNR-1755.pdf
by roo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

Adrian, do you have a link to those Brighton Reports online?
by roo
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can I use my Bliss Slick Blitz for river running?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Can I use my Bliss Slick Blitz for river running?

I've got one - it's great on everything!

Just be certain you will hit your line, what will happen when you hit your line, and what will happen if you don't hit your line!
by roo
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

DaveBland wrote:The anglers at the side of the road would soon get exhausted.
That's it Dave, drive the message home :-)
by roo
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

Roo, we aren't the only ones who use rivers. Doesn't matter if we are a minority, what about SUP, wild swimmers, picknickers, sailing dinghy people things, model boat enthusiasts, water doggi... umm yes, so the thing to take away from this is that access isn't just about white water or Whitewater r...
by roo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: Access for All

Thanks for playing with me in this game.

All good responses so far.

Adrian's road analogy kind of works for me...........but what if there were only 1.5 million car drivers?
by roo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access for All
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Access for All

Sometimes I have to crunch numbers, not in an especially detailed way, there's software for that. But I saw this on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Al_Humphreys/status/873254129912750080 "Only 2% open access" And I immediately retwat it. But then I thought, kayaking is a minority sport, what's our actu...
by roo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7505

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

C1pete wrote:Is that a prozone?
Yes - admittedly a 235.

Great boat - just a little bit too small and slicy sometimes
by roo
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best boat in the WORLD!
Replies: 67
Views: 7505

Re: The best boat in the WORLD!

Some mates paddle their playboats down rivers that I would only tackle in the Tuna because they're bored of doing it in an "easy" (to them) boat. That's why a lot of lower volume boats are coming along now - we'be done huge, now people want stuff that's fun to paddle on the grades they're most like...
by roo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Reallon
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Reallon

Adrian Cooper wrote:
I particularly liked:

Risques particuliers: Arbres, sangliers
Sangliers? Vraiment? Je dois prendre mon ami Obelix.
by roo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!

Jim wrote: I do hope our bullying doesn't drive you over the edge.
http://www.benefitsofkayaking.com/canoe ... anoe+Kayak
by roo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: Hypothetically.... river bed alterations!

Lets see if this link works.

A different but, probably not accessible approach to river bed modifications.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 750&type=3
by roo
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Comms make boating better
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Comms make boating better

It was obviously too subtle! I'm rubbish with your subtlety - and I couldn't find that #tag anywhere on Twitter - so I stole your thunder http://ctrlq.org/first/100158-chasewaterfallsnotpokemon/ :-) But if people were out and about with network connection then #UKRGBLevels could be useful - (Quicke...
by roo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Comms make boating better
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Comms make boating better

I refer you to this article: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/repo ... nd-figures

14 years on it is truly getting there!

May I suggest an edit?

5. It is much easier to have a laugh on social media
by roo
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slicey dicey
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Slicey dicey

These things seem to come in slycles (the premise for Star Wars, the resurgence of 90s music) - It's like there's been a Transition to the mid-90s - where you Kendo slicing and RPM is the key - next you'll have someone telling us that the Prozone is the ultimate creek boat....... Some silky skills i...