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by ChrisMac
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: To Discount or not to discount that is the question....?
Replies: 106
Views: 9426

I used work for a high street electrical retailer and people would invariably come in and expect a discount because they were spending £200 on a new telly or whatever, some would get one some would not depending on the deal and the margins they had to play with. Asking for a discount is not restrict...
by ChrisMac
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 52021

I have had the terminal 5 excuse in their third reply. Do they really expect me to believe that a major corportation has bought or leased a multi millon pound terminal that cant transport 2m long objects from checking to aircraft. One can only presume that the GB Olympic team are traveling with a di...
by ChrisMac
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 52021

Well it seems a more personalised response but they are not changing their mind. Dear Mr Couchman Thank you for coming back to us. I can certainly understand how disappointed you must have been when you heard that our sporting equipment policy was changing. Please be assured that we have not gone i...
by ChrisMac
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 52021

I got the same standard response which as far as I can see says 'you are confusing us with someone who cares' I have relied with this to see what response I get ChrisMac Thank you for your email response. I was hoping for a more positive response from you rather than just a standard cut and paste re...
by ChrisMac
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to stay in Slovenia?
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

steveparry wrote:Hi, we had a great time in Bovec. Lovely little village, friendly local bars and places to eat and a supermarket and cheap hassle free snowboarding if there's snow. We stayed at the apartments here.

Really cheap, really helpful and really clean.
Is there an english version?

Thanks

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low water
Replies: 57
Views: 7415

Biking is definitely the best no water alternative

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 52021

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by ChrisMac
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Makes me angry
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

kendomat wrote:This is the americans we are talking about..

they sue Mcdonalds for getting burnt because the coffe was hot.!!
Yeah buts whats really stupid is that the educated Judges agreed and they won!!!

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who here keeps a logbook?
Replies: 12
Views: 1748

All I tend to do is write the date and any comments in the margin of the guide book by the rivers entry so I can refer to them next time.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anybody noticed on an Astral B Aid?
Replies: 16
Views: 2619

I would have thought that given the force of water likely to be involved that the Karabiner would very quickly settle into a position forming a triangle with the 2 loops on the BA. Once this had happened I wouldnt have thought it would be able to move until the forces acting on it were small enough ...
by ChrisMac
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some Potentially Interesting TV Viewing Tue BBC1 9PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8856

I agree that there is no way that she was on her own just as there was no way she swam from the main flow of the bitches into the eddy by the bitches rock with the boat and paddle and emptied the thing on her own. She also managed to change from a wetsuit as she started the kayaking section to a dry...
by ChrisMac
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dog Tag Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 2999

Or Direct Line. My policy was less than £100 for the year and explicitly includes all grades of kayaking, snowboarding and surfing as covered sports on the policy. When I bought it I told them the sports I was going to be doing and they are written into the policy documents. No idea what claiming is...
by ChrisMac
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holme Pierrepont
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Now the levels have dropped back to more or less normal I would assume that most of the wash off has been and gone. Certainly there is not the smell associated with high levels of wash off from the land etc.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hip-Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

I really like the liquid logic ones. They seem to fi my hips very well.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keeping water out of ears
Replies: 29
Views: 2510

The hospital option is by far the best solution IMHO. Round here (Nottingham) you can book yourself an appointment with hearing services with out going to ENT or your GP. Once the mould is done they will post them to you so no real hassle involved.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport project
Replies: 14
Views: 1482

Mine came with a big chunk of foam that you cut to shape

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kit Recycling....
Replies: 16
Views: 1992

I recycle all my kit that is still useable via ebay :-)

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Digitial SLR buying advice
Replies: 39
Views: 3854

Have a good look on ebay. I picked up a brand new nikon d70 body for £250 a few months ago with a 1Gb card and then got a sigma 28-135mm lens for £45. It has made getting into DSLR affordable apart from wanting another longer lens!!!


ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying solo...with a boat! How do I do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1871

Hi Use the airport shuttle bus. I have put a playboat on the bus at Stansted to fly to Lyon before and the driver didn't even notice and certainly didn't care. A few of the other passengers were inquisitive as to what was in my odd shaped bag. Once at Lyon airport the bus driver made room in the bus...
by ChrisMac
Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More change in the fast moving World of kayaking magazines
Replies: 34
Views: 3547

trickywhu wrote:kayak session is the way to go. Bit more expensive and less frequent but stunning photography, good articles .
I agree by far the best of the magazines IMHO

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UNSTICKING PADDLES
Replies: 15
Views: 1998

It can be done with care but be careful not to over heat it or the blade or shaft will collapse. An alternative way is to chop the shaft in half and put a spigot in the shaft and glue is all back together at your preferred feather. My local shop Des Meas will do it for a small fee.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More change in the fast moving World of kayaking magazines
Replies: 34
Views: 3547

I still miss the loss of Playboating Magazine. I know that CKUK have a small section at the back but I sometimes find it hard to justify buying the magazine for just the 7 or 8 pages that I am truly interested in. I know that I have complained in the past about the bias in the magazine towards sea ...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

I have an annual policy with direct line. It offers more than enough cover inc whitewater all at a reasonable price. Fortunately I have not had to make a claim which is the ultimate test.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon May 28, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River helmet.... suggestions please
Replies: 24
Views: 2914

Anyone seen the Voz evolution helmet? The Blurb: This unique helmet is designed to outperform all other water sports helmets. Period. Designed by athletes for athletes, the Evolution™ is sure to exceed all of your performance needs. Born of pure performance with an eye on cutting edge design, the E...
by ChrisMac
Sun May 27, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River helmet.... suggestions please
Replies: 24
Views: 2914

Thanks for the suggestions. It looks like I have a bit of retail research to be doing.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat May 26, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River helmet.... suggestions please
Replies: 24
Views: 2914

I tried the l/xl as the next size down were to short front to back.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat May 26, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River helmet.... suggestions please
Replies: 24
Views: 2914

River helmet.... suggestions please

Hi I have decide its about time I had a decent helmet for river running/creeking as my Shred Ready, whilst great for playing, isnt really upto the job for the rivers. I have tried the sweet rocker but it moves too much on my head, even with the extra padding shims fitted, exposing my forehead. The h...
by ChrisMac
Thu May 24, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How far will you go?
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

I did a 2 week kayak trip to the S island of new Zealand. That was allot of traveling as we drove round most of the island during the trip to paddle all the rivers. Definitely worth it though


ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu May 24, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydeck Repairs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

I find cycle puncture repair glue and patches work well.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon May 07, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks to USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1943

Me and some friends got 4 playboats on a virgin atlantic flight to New York for free as "surf equipment but no a surf board". They insisted that we stayed under the 32kg limit which was no problem. The boats were in bags. If we hadn't pre-booked them on there would have been problems coming back as ...