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by ChrisMac
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Elbow pads - Advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2734

Elbow pads - Advice please

Hi I have decided that I need some elbow pads but have no real ideas as to what works well and what doesn't. Are hard shell ones better than fabric ones? What about restricting your elbows movement? Which are good and which are best avoided? Any words of wisdom on the subject would be gratefully rec...
by ChrisMac
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: London based paddlers - How do you cope?
Replies: 29
Views: 3682

Easy dont get a job in London. There are plenty of opportunities for gainfull employement in the other cities of this fair isle of ours
by ChrisMac
Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Blades?
Replies: 32
Views: 3367

Try the new kober range. I switched to their carbon ones after using watersticks and they are just as powerful, strong and even lighter
by ChrisMac
Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Playboat Needed...
Replies: 5
Views: 970

If you want a boat with some pop that will carve into the air and stil play on a river you only have 1 choice and that is a Dragorossi Fish. It has by far the fastest carviest hull on the market at the moment
by ChrisMac
Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Blissticks Huka
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Bump
by ChrisMac
Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Blissticks Huka
Replies: 1
Views: 420

FS: Blissticks Huka

Its only 1 year old with only light use so in very good condition. Solid orange colour and very strong. Only £450. For more details look at http://www.bliss-stick.com/kayaks/huka Or PM me and I can send you some photos Chris Mac 07710 400841 Ps the boat currently lives in Nottingham but could meet up.
by ChrisMac
Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dragorossi
Replies: 165
Views: 23407

I have never seen a copy of the article so cannot coment on its view or opinions in anyway but I think that if the magazine agreed with the article it should have just gone ahead and published it. The fact that it didn't to me suggests that it did not have confidence that the views and opinions in t...
by ChrisMac
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle length/feather, the old classic...
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

I would suggest trying some peoples paddles of a different length to see what suits you. Paddles do seem a very personal thing and what you want to do. I prefer the shorter length as it makes the paddles more nimble in that I can move them around quicker and accelerate quickerm the downside is that ...
by ChrisMac
Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riot flare?
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

I had heard that the new Riot for release at OR was an air with a bit stuck on the end. I didn't belive it but it appears to be true.
by ChrisMac
Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

I had a similar experience with Norwich Union and they said I had to take out a separate policy from them if I wanted to cover the boats. Needless to say I wnet elsewhere
by ChrisMac
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat bags when flying
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

I have flown several times with my boat in a Canyon Gear bag and never had any problems. Airlines seem to know what to do with a big bag and have, todate, never been charged for being over wieght. I find that getting to the airport early seems to do the trick. The bag itself is standing up to airlin...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Flex
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

IUn answer to the original question is no they dont seven2 are at the flexi end of the scale. Personally I prefer my paddles to be fairly stiff and light but its all down to personal preference.
by ChrisMac
Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Paddles - which ones?
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

I have recently got some Kober carvings and they are superb. Very light powerfull and appear well made. Have a look at this link

http://www.highnmighty.co.uk/ and look in the products section
by ChrisMac
Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Exostosis (Surfer's Ear)
Replies: 37
Views: 5547

I agree with Shep James and Simon. Proper prescription plugs are the way forward. I have surfers ear in both ears and my earplugs are currently preventing the need for an appointment with the drill. They cost about £20 on the NHS and are probably the best £20 you will ever spend on boating kit.
by ChrisMac
Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Director of Operations Works Wonders with BCU Database
Replies: 36
Views: 5358

Re: Noblocks

The easiest way to stop it is to not buy the stuff. That relies on EVERYBODY not buying the stuff. If one or two baffoons who recieve this unsolicited rubbish reply then I (for my trouble) will continue to recieve this rubbish and that's after I spend a lot of time ticking boxes saying "DO NOT SEND...
by ChrisMac
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle grip
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

A handfull of silt from the eddy when you get on rubbed over the shaft works wonders at improving the grip
by ChrisMac
Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Director of Operations Works Wonders with BCU Database
Replies: 36
Views: 5358

The easiest way to stop it is to not buy the stuff. Having worked for a company that did alot of this kind of thing it would, on average, get a reponse rate several times higher than the break even point for the promotion. So if you were them what would you do?
by ChrisMac
Wed Jun 29, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Next paddles
Replies: 12
Views: 1451

My new Kobers are 15 degrees and fantastic. You can use both blades simutaneously when vertical. Im not so sure of Sandy's point about blades getting caught. A blade can get caught what ever the feather. What I have found so far is with less feather it is alot easier to move the paddle around underw...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are we Good , Bad or just Ugly? Help Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

1. At the moment about twice a month in the winter
2. Mainly the snowdonia area
3. Go for the weekend
4. Usually 4 to 6
5. Fuel food accomodation probably £100 each per trip
6. B&B or youth hostel
by ChrisMac
Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trouble with Seven2 - What would you do?
Replies: 100
Views: 15939

I have always had good service from Pyranha in the past. Considerably better than some other major maufacturers I wont mention. They have resolved issues on bits when the boat had ran out of warranty that other manufacturers refused to resolved when their product was in warranty.
by ChrisMac
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PYB Creeking course
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

I think they are correct. If they are offering a course in the UK then they have to make sure its CE approved kit. As long as they make this clear when booking
by ChrisMac
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sport for no one!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2106

Elite passes are not free, they have to be paid for by the athletes, the last set cost about £70 per person.
by ChrisMac
Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blade size vs material - effect on shoulders
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

I found that with my watersticks. It went away after a while. I was never sure whether it was because I got used to the difference or my shoulders got stronger with using them.