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by ChrisBainbridge
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Painful Neck
Replies: 26
Views: 887

Re: Painful Neck

This is a classic description of sudden onset neck pain. It was a very low energy problem, you turned your head. You cannot tear a muscle with such an injury, fullstop. The most likely thing is that your facet joints on a couple of vertebra rubbed in slightly the wrong way. All of us over the age of...
by ChrisBainbridge
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hep B for Uganda
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: Hep B for Uganda

This is a no brainer, get it. Even if you take a medical kit with you are you going to take it with you every time you go on a motor bike into town. Hep B kills people worldwide.

Chris
by ChrisBainbridge
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Learn to boat again or eat more pies?
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Learn to boat again or eat more pies?

I suspect your paddling will be fine. If you have lost 3 stone your centre of gravity will be more nearly in the boat and your aerobic fitness will have gone way up. In addition climbing is really good for lat dorsi which is a prime paddling muscle. You are probably spot on for the satr in terms of ...
by ChrisBainbridge
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stash/Uni Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Stash/Uni Kit

Hi Run and Jump are really good. I have to declare an interest as they provide some kit to my son but I know of non paddling people who have used them and are delighted. Derbyshire youth sailing squad got their kit from them and were really pleased with the quality of the clothing and the service. R...
by ChrisBainbridge
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP hydro - could it kill Nottingham's whitewater course?
Replies: 39
Views: 2815

Re: HPP hydro - could it kill Nottingham's whitewater course?

Hi This is the website of the company applying for the permission http://www.benecoenergy.co.uk/. it may be worth dropping them a line as well to let them know how important this is to the paddling community.
by ChrisBainbridge
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which boat... or boats !
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Which boat... or boats !

Hi, welcome back. My suggestion would be sell all your old boats on ebay describing them as suitable for beginners. At this time of year you can usually get massive amounts of money. This will then fund all your new boats and kit. I would highly reccomend Jackson boats. The Fun series is a great boa...
by ChrisBainbridge
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Members' Directory based spam
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: BCU Members' Directory based spam

I am not sure what the problem is. An enterprising coach goes through the BCU members book or copies addresses off the web and then sends you one email offering his services and letting you know that he is available. Good for him. he has not wasted paper with junk mail. You have a simple option of d...
by ChrisBainbridge
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River access terminology
Replies: 139
Views: 3687

Re: River access terminology

1. Access as a generality - specified main river stretches only - no tribs - no straying 1.1 Outside fishing season only - (say 18/10 - 31/3 on this river) 1.2. Daylight - outside civil twilight 2. Location Specifics 2.1. Subject to any SSSI/SAC restrictions, any EAW requirements. 2.2. Flow levels ...
by ChrisBainbridge
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water Photography
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: White Water Photography

Firstly you need to understand that a camera is a cheap version of a human eye. Traditional film photos have a dynamic light range of about 300:1 while the human eye has a dynamic light range of about 1,000,000:1. This is why photos can be over and underexposed compared what you saw with your eyes. ...
by ChrisBainbridge
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wave vs Hole ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1301

Re: Wave vs Hole ?

Surely it has to do with what the water is doing. A wave has the water coming up against an underwater obstruction, rearing up into a wave face but the water continues down stream. If the wave face is steep enough and the top of the wave breaks then the water will fall back on top of itself but it i...
by ChrisBainbridge
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi at 50???
Replies: 18
Views: 1271

Re: Zambezi at 50???

Hi I paddled it at the age of 47 and then the Nile the next year. Looking back on it my pointers would be: Go on a course teaching dynamic paddling. The lesson i learnt was always have a paddle in the water!!!!!!!!! it is too easy to look at the wave at the bottom of the tongue and automatically lif...
by ChrisBainbridge
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: TomTom POI files for the Lake District
Replies: 21
Views: 2080

Re: TomTom POI files for the Lake District

Hi, Slim posted here that he has done them all. http://ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21224&p=267488&hilit=tomtom&sid=2f127208c3ee643b8a2d7247c71598ab&sid=69a53e22e838ec32ff091ccfea453f0c#p267488 This takes you to the HPPCC web site and there is a drop down box at top left. Chris
by ChrisBainbridge
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chicago whitewater guides
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Chicago whitewater guides

I have visited Chicago 3 times recently and been unable to find any whitewater. Illinois is as flat as a pancake. Seakayaking on the lake is possible but they may still have snow in march! This is central USA and they have cold winters. Best thing I found in Chicago in september was the ladies beach...
by ChrisBainbridge
Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What happened next..
Replies: 32
Views: 2230

Re: What happened next..

If he hadn't been wearing his kayak he would have been lower in the water and the dinosaur would have missed. Just goes to show how dangerous wearing a kayak is. I bet wildswimmer Pete has never been attacked by a dinosaur!

Chris
by ChrisBainbridge
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 230
Views: 9501

Re: New Forum

Hi, Please could we have a previous thread button at the top and bottom of the screen as we used to do. I tend to look at the forum once or twice a day. I will start at the newest thread and then simply work backwards until i have quickly read through all the new posts since my previous visit. havin...
by ChrisBainbridge
Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What happens if you are trapped????
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: What happens if you are trapped????

This is a worrying problem for all of us. Having had a friend caught on low force and recirculated, as well as several rinse cycles myself in various places I too have studied the various thoughts. Firstly of course don't get in the situation, ie learn to read the river work out the retentive stoppe...
by ChrisBainbridge
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zero Feather Paddles Campaign
Replies: 152
Views: 9604

Re: Zero Feather Paddles Campaign

I have been using 0 feather for several years having picked up a pair that were originally ordered for somebody else. I wouldn't go back for whitewater, etc. However wings are different and I have mine set at about 30 deg which seems comfortable. 90 degree are of course easiest in a head wind but tr...
by ChrisBainbridge
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha I3
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Dave

I think as well that people need to know that you have paddled for many years with a lot of very high level C1 slalom. What is an exciting boat that keeps you on your toes and paddling well may not be what the original poster wants.

Chris
by ChrisBainbridge
Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyranha I3
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

The downside is that this is achieved by a flat hull and super hard chines which mean that the boat will trip you up if you aren't keeping on top of things. The other way of putting this is that the boat is an absolute sod which is totally unforgiving. You will get no warning, one minute you are up...
by ChrisBainbridge
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The sweetest video camera in the world. FACT.
Replies: 20
Views: 3097

£7k

you must be joking. body +lens+battery charger and two batteries+hard drive =$26K

Uk money £17500!!!

Also you can see every mistake, I don't want that!

chris
by ChrisBainbridge
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The ubiquitous 'What Boat' question - Grade 2 onwards
Replies: 35
Views: 2318

What was it about the RPM that you did not like. Whilst I am the biggest fan of "choose the right boat for you", blaming the rpm on grade 2 water is a bit like saying you didn't like a mini for driving to the shops. People have paddled much harder water in this boat. I would not be in a hurry to get...
by ChrisBainbridge
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps Trip - Suitable For All Levels?
Replies: 26
Views: 2613

Go to the Alps Briancon is great. Depending on numbers stay at Chalet berwyn. lovely people, a superb chalet and 2 minutes walk from a supermarket. lies south of Briancon and is almost perfectly situated. Start off with the sunshine run, St Clement to Embrun. This is a nice loosening up and is so pr...
by ChrisBainbridge
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Speccy four eyes
Replies: 38
Views: 3461

I would have the surgery. there are two types Lasik and Lasek. If you have astigmatism you may need to have Lasek but if you have the Lasik you will never look back. You will have a half day of a gritty sensation in your eye and 2 weeks of putting drops in your eyes a few times a day. Then you will ...
by ChrisBainbridge
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats?
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Paddle 4/5 most of the time
I am sorry at that level of paddling, I do not expect somebody to be seeking advice on which boat to buy on this forum. I assumed you were a complete beginner!
by ChrisBainbridge
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats?
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Why limit yourself to just those? Jackson Hero is another possibility which I mention as I have one and love it. A few questions? Is it your only boat? If you have another boat do you want a similar feel to it on the water or a different feel? Are you doing mainly flat water witha bit of white water...
by ChrisBainbridge
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats?
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Why limit yourself to just those? Jackson Hero is another possibility which I mention as I have one and love it. A few questions? Is it your only boat? If you have another boat do you want a similar feel to it on the water or a different feel? Are you doing mainly flat water witha bit of white water...
by ChrisBainbridge
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Surf kayak on Easyjet
Replies: 2
Views: 324

The safest answer is to book 2 pieces of sports equipment. I know this is expensive but it is safe. The alternative is to strap it to the boat bag and hope.
by ChrisBainbridge
Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to use jackson happy feet?
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Hi I note that you aree at burton canoe club. I live in derby. if you pm me we could probably meet ans show you how to use them. Do you paddle HPP? I will hopefully be htere on Sunday am. I have paddled old and new fun and now have an AllStaar so have some practise with the foot bag. It is a great p...
by ChrisBainbridge
Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to use jackson happy feet?
Replies: 13
Views: 929

Hi I note that you aree at burton canoe club. I live in derby. if you pm me we could probably meet ans show you how to use them. Do you paddle HPP? I will hopefully be htere on Sunday am. I have paddled old and new fun and now have an AllStaar so have some practise with the foot bag. It is a great p...
by ChrisBainbridge
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: transport from Walsall to Derby
Replies: 0
Views: 146

transport from Walsall to Derby

Hi, now this has been changed to include job seekers and job offers, I thought I would post. I have bought a paddle ergometer from Marsport and it is awaitng collection at the factory in Walsall. I was planning to go down tomorrow and collect it. However for anumber of complicated reasons my life ha...