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by ChrisMac
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Name That Move (still not really inland)
Replies: 33
Views: 4597

To me its more a reflection of the speed of the boat through the bottom turn to carry enough speed to get that high.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing a Paddle Length
Replies: 25
Views: 3104

I have realtivley short paddles at 190 more because I find the blades are more manoverable because my hands are closer to the blades, than and I am happy to sacrific a bit of speed for this. 1 option could be to experiment with your old paddle and have them chopped down to a length you are consideri...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Time for them to find some new friends...?
Replies: 75
Views: 12232

What interests me in this is the reponse from the guy who has clearly just joined the forum, said his piece and seems to be refusing to debate the matter further. Why not? Perhaps the questions should be turned round and why should he? 1 person has made an allegation which he wishes to refute. I ha...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Time for them to find some new friends...?
Replies: 75
Views: 12232

What interests me in this is the reponse from the guy who has clearly just joined the forum, said his piece and seems to be refusing to debate the matter further. Why not? Perhaps the questions should be turned round and why should he? 1 person has said 1 thing, he felt a need to put his side of th...
by ChrisMac
Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Liquid Logic - Ronin - New Freestyle design
Replies: 26
Views: 5419

From memory most boats come in single solid colours, DR, Dagger, Robson, Jackson, Wavesport. Pyranha are about the only ones who do multi as standard and Dagger have the optional extra camo patterns.

Personally I prefer single solid colour boats but each to their own preference.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another scam?
Replies: 24
Views: 4390

Surley ebays lack of action would suggest that they disagree with you.
by ChrisMac
Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Glimmer of Hope?
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Its also considerably easier to predict a general forecast for a number of months than the next few days especially in the UK.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha s6 190 , LL Skip ,LL vision 44
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Of the boats you have listed I would go for the S6 190 as it has the best hull.
by ChrisMac
Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Does our sport need promoting?
Replies: 18
Views: 2872

I think the decline in events is also down to who wants to organise them. As far as I can tell they seem to involve and awful lot of time and effort for very little reward or thanks. Unless this changes then I see little chance of the number of events growing. Publicity seems to be very hard to gner...
by ChrisMac
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Get a head, get a Gath.....?
Replies: 84
Views: 13973

Given that you cant legally sell a helmet in Europe that hasnt passed the test or not makes the issue rather academic. No pass certificate no sales so if Gath or anyone else for that matter want to sell then certification it is. Whether the standard of the test is sufficent or should be higher is an...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access petition
Replies: 31
Views: 10427

done
by ChrisMac
Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: City Olympic canoe plans approved
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Unless politics gets in the way which it frequently does I would be suprised if HPP closed because its actual running costs must be very small given that no pumps are involved.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Get a head, get a Gath.....?
Replies: 84
Views: 13973

skip wrote:That's a bit harsh guys. From what I can see, in terms of safety it compliments the mafia quite nicely...
...so pretty safe then :-)
by ChrisMac
Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dragorossi at Lyon...
Replies: 29
Views: 4648

I think its an airblunt where the bounce you land on is used to initiate a back air blunt

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dragorossi at Lyon...
Replies: 29
Views: 4648

Tim

What you mean you couldnt come up with a good enough excuse for your new employer to send you :-)

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

Although I am no expert I would hazzard a guess that some of the BCU requirements can be traced back to the underwriters of the liability insurance that membership includes

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

But this isnt about recreational paddling. This is part of a process to gain a professional qualification to enable you to earn a living. Compared with alot of professional qualifiactions it doesnt strike me as expensive.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU HQ Competition
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Although I have no photos I have paddled in Austria with Mike Devlin in the late 90's.

Chris
by ChrisMac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Whitewater Centre Monopolises
Replies: 61
Views: 7574

Afterall it is being run as a commercial enterprise. Ah, now that seems to be the real bone of contention in this discussion; should the National Whitewater Centre be run as a commercial operation? I would agree. But as has already being stated in this thread only the members can do anything about ...
by ChrisMac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Whitewater Centre Monopolises
Replies: 61
Views: 7574

I would still like to know what would happen if 9 of us paid the paddling fees to paddle like normal and took a raft down instead? As it would be non commercial would it be allowed? Not a chance I'm afraid, they would come running, all guns blazing! People have tried before, even with a qualified g...
by ChrisMac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB magazine reading habits...
Replies: 31
Views: 4544

Magazine reviews are presented as independant reviews so where the reviewer is not completely independant of the product IMHO it should be declared. That's a worrying comment - could you point to a specific example please? I'm betting that you can't... A specific example of what? All I said was tha...
by ChrisMac
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seven2
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

I had a go with a set recently and really didn't get on with them. Compared to my Kobers they are very heavy and have a heavy swing. They also didnt seem to offer much power especially off the back of the blade. On the positive the grips are very comfy.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Retrofitting a ww kayak footrest
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

The easiest way to seal the existing holes is to put the bolts back in once the footrests have been removed having put some silicon sealant in the hole first. The main thing to make sure of is that this doesnt leave any nasty bits of metal sticking out in the boat that you could catch your legs on. ...
by ChrisMac
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Whitewater Centre Monopolises
Replies: 61
Views: 7574

Thing is, the only people who are affected by this are the raft operators, not the whitewater users themselves.? A little, yes. But now the bigger picture could involve CT now being in the position to increase rafting prices at their will with no healthy competition to ensure sensible pricing! Is t...
by ChrisMac
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Whitewater Centre Monopolises
Replies: 61
Views: 7574

JamesF is on the button. The members are effectively the shareholders and therefore the only people who can do anything about it and then only if enough of them want to.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: National Whitewater Centre Monopolises
Replies: 61
Views: 7574

This seems to me to be more about who makes the profit rather than rafting per se. The way I see it is that the centre owns the asset. It has decided that it can make more money for the WCA by rafting itself rather than selling the slots to commercial operators who if we are honest are in it to make...
by ChrisMac
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB magazine reading habits...
Replies: 31
Views: 4544

The only thing with the reviews I would mention is that I think the reviewers should declare any connection, if one exists, between themselves and the product they are reviewing be that employment, sponsorship or cheap kit etc. Magazine reviews are presented as independant reviews so where the revie...
by ChrisMac
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One broken arm 6 weeks off kayaking back for my first video
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

You are supposed to land on the edge and carry on cartwheeling. Thats the hard bit.
by ChrisMac
Tue May 30, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tendonitis?
Replies: 18
Views: 2913

I found reducing the feather on the paddles helped alot as you dont rotate your wrist as much. Depending on your paddling style you will find that a feather of somewhere between 30 and 45 degrees will mean that for the forward stroke you wont have to move your wrist at all, the blades will drop in t...
by ChrisMac
Tue May 30, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps - Student Boatercross?
Replies: 54
Views: 8998

How about a team race on the the gusiane, upper and lower, as a tag race. Start at the upper with the weaker members of the group and finish on the durance by the supermarket with the more experienced.

Just my 2p

ChrisMac