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by ChrisMac
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big boat advice please
Replies: 57
Views: 7058

Small cockpit. Footrests that slip under pressure. Badly fitted rear hatch. Grab loops too small to grab. Etc. I have been using mine for a year now and have not experienced any of these problems. I find it as easy to exit as my old boat, a Huka which had the most enormous cockpit, and can put my h...
by ChrisMac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big boat advice please
Replies: 57
Views: 7058

Try a DR Mafia, I love it as its so manoverable and easy to place on the river. Plus given that is designer is small and light suits the lighter paddler.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What paddle for junior
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Have a look at the Kober range. They cover all prices but importantly for you they use a slightly narrower shaft which maybe more comfortable for your son.
http://www.highnmighty.co.uk/ and select the products button for more details.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Firefox 2 and automatic log-in
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

I am also using FF2 and have not had this problem since switching. Not being that technically minded I did the standard install and then selected the auto login on this site and the remember passwords when prompted by FF the first time I used the site after the install.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Address Books
Replies: 38
Views: 5043

They don't have to tell you and normally we paddle with a group of friends so I don't think the DPA is relevant in a practical sense even if technically it is. Personally I would start looking for their partners or parents name in their phones address book.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norway Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Do any of the more technically gifted have any suggestions as to why I cant get the sound from this site to work but I can from most others. Is there a setting Im missing somewhere?

Thanks

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do canoe and Kayaking Magazines give you what you want?
Replies: 34
Views: 3840

I used to subscribe to Playboating. Since its demise my subscription was transfered to Canoe Kayak magazine. I have been disappointed with the content of CK as I have no real interest in sea kayaking or open boating, both of which seem to feature quite strongly at the moment. Nor do the gear reviews...
by ChrisMac
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Green Dagger Mamba 8.0
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Green Dagger Mamba 8.0

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by ChrisMac
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flooding in Oxford: good for Hurley?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Ed Hopper wrote:Obviously, the Freestyle Selection Event has just been moved to Nottingham for this Sat and Sun so sods law dictates that it should be a peachy three gater by Friday afternoon.


Laters,



Ed.
Enjoy it without the selection crowds then Ed :-)
by ChrisMac
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Small Island
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Much of the Upper Dart is in pretty wild and untouched surroundings. OK it starts and ends at roadbridges, but I can only recall one house visible in between, and little sign of human hand on the landscape - and the footpaths are pretty tenuous even if you try to walk them, let alone in terms of vi...
by ChrisMac
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Small Island
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

I would agree with the excpetion of some of the more remote scotlish ones. Certainly the landscape around rivers for both urban and agricultural reasons means there are very few 100% natural drainage basins left I would have thought

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: IR X-jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 3651

palm are rubbish. Ive got a switch and all the colour has run on the inside the jip on the front has seized up and it seems to be more like a wetsuit than dry cag. I know people with sidewinders who have taken them back because they are rubbish. Also palm spraydecks fall apart all the seams crack, ...
by ChrisMac
Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rip off price for a Demo at Brookbank?
Replies: 135
Views: 17023

I wouldnt and havent paid to demo a boat. Fortunately my local dealer doesnt charge me (I dont know what their policy is) and thats where I buy my boats and have done for several years. Where dealers have suggested I pay to demo I refuse and wont demo from them, equally I wont buy from them either. ...
by ChrisMac
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who's good to post paddles with?
Replies: 4
Views: 880

I took mine to the post office wrapped and they sent them for me.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scratch removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

If you really want to bother then firstly jet wash the thing at the local car wash to get all the dirt out of the scratches. This turns them almost white. You can then use a hot air gun to melt them back into the boat.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP
Replies: 3
Views: 825

As far as I am aware there isnt one. There used to be 1 run by an individual rather than the organisation, but it hasnt been updated for so long it is irrelevant.

The club one already suggested is probably your best bet

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mountain Equipment Wet & Dry Kit Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 3449

I put all the wet stuff in the main compartment and the dry in the yellow inner bag. Superb bit of kit, I would recommend one to all.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Message from BCO Communications Officer
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

adrian cooper wrote:So you got one for the Slalom. Did you get one for the European Freestyle where Britain got more medals than anyone country has ever before. If not, do I detect a conspiracy or complacency?
Probably both :-)
by ChrisMac
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jack
Replies: 20
Views: 2943

I believe they were on the Kituna (sp) N Island NZ
by ChrisMac
Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheers for the Cadbury's chocolate roll.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

I always have glucose tablets available as the sugar gets into my system very quickly.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat choice for nepal
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

From your list I would probably go for the gliss as a reasonable compromise between looking after you and letting you play followed by an inazone. I would suggest you see if you can sit in any of them before deciding. Having paddled some of your intended reasons you will be sat in what ever you choo...
by ChrisMac
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Our friends at Pyranha
Replies: 18
Views: 3785

Like nearly all boats with a bar type end grab I suspect that the strength of the bar is considerably stronger than the insert that attatches it to the boat.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gear porn
Replies: 114
Views: 14919

It sounds to me that slope style is just the reinvention of the pyranha line "play the river" using modern language from other extreeme sports. The advent of new boats and styles of paddling certainly open up new moves and lines but at its heart it is all about playing the river.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: England to host 2009 European Canoe Slalom Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 2439

Id like to see what they manage to spend it all on

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Backrests - just a thought...
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

I dont think I could get in our out of playboat if either the backrest or footblock didnt move. The Dagger system is good as once you have spent the time getting it right then the flip system will always put it in exactly the same position. I also like the adjustable footblock solution that DR use a...
by ChrisMac
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gear porn
Replies: 114
Views: 14919

The new Dagger boat looks like a cross between a Crazy and a Kingpin to me. Still good to see snowy working hard.
by ChrisMac
Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weight ranges for boats?
Replies: 7
Views: 892

I would take them with a fair degree of skeptism personally and only use them as a very rough guide. I suspect that the ranges are stretched by some to broaden the boats appeal. As ever it the old try before you buy mantra.

ChrisMac
by ChrisMac
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: O.R. Predictions : What is new for 2006/2007
Replies: 27
Views: 4063

I think EJ will show a Star replacement given that its a couple of years old and playboats appear to be switching to 2 year cycles for many manufactures at the moment. Dagger a new playboat as the 88 will be replaced for the same reasons as Jackson and because wavesport did a playboat last year and ...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: For dodgy hips: what's the world's most comfortable kayak?
Replies: 24
Views: 3447

Surely the down river designs have full plate, anyway? THey do indeed. As for the heel block I have a squahstail with the system in it and never had a problem with my heels slipping. What does feel odd at first is being able to have a solid point to push on but still be able to waggle your toes abo...
by ChrisMac
Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: For dodgy hips: what's the world's most comfortable kayak?
Replies: 24
Views: 3447

Surely the down river designs have full plate, anyway? THey do indeed. As for the heel block I have a squahstail with the system in it and never had a problem with my heels slipping. What does feel odd at first is being able to have a solid point to push on but still be able to waggle your toes abo...