Search found 82 matches

by jaq
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyne Brianne - kayakers views
Replies: 62
Views: 5990

Llyne Brianne - kayakers views

<r>A friend at the BBC has asked me if I can get some kayakers views (and in particular any 'expert' views) on the spillway.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Generally, why people do it, what the challenge is, what the risks and dangers to it are, what experiance you'd need to do it, that kinda thing.<br/> <b...
by jaq
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You Know Your A Paddler If... (Now with 100 Reasons)
Replies: 148
Views: 11646

When travelling in convoy the use of river signals out the window is the preferred method of communicating with the other cars.
by jaq
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tendonitis
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Cheers Ando, I've also spoken a bit more with Chris Bainbridge and I'm going back to the doctor to ask for a referral, I'm starting to question the initial diagnosis, but maybe I'm just hopeful that if it's something else it can get better. (Atm I've not been able to get any straight answers whether...
by jaq
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tendonitis
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Hi, I'd appreciate any advice! A friends boyfriend who is a physio was of the opinion it was nerve related rather than tendonitus, but everyone else I've seen has said it was the tendons. I tried googling for information about nerves when he said this but didn't really find anything helpful or to su...
by jaq
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tendonitis
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Not quite the same but I have an ongoing issue with tendons in my wrist. It's been over a year and I've not found anything that helps other than rest (the effect of which wears off very quickly, once I try using the wrist again!), I've tried physio, some sort of ultrasound treatment, again xrays and...
by jaq
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Removing Stickers
Replies: 38
Views: 3007

Hamster1 wrote:If there is just the glue there after just steal your mums/ sisters nail varnish remover. Gets rid of the sticky bits like a dream! (That sounds a bit dodgy!, lol)
I have fingerprints melted into my keyboard by nail varnish remover, I don't think it does plastic much good!
by jaq
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uni minibuses
Replies: 71
Views: 9505

We drive 17 seater minibuses at Birmingham, as far as I'm aware legally. Transport services has pointed out to me some new minibuses they got that are too heavy for me to drive (to their annoyance), suggesting that the older 17 seater I was about to drive away with at the time was within the permit-...
by jaq
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Colours
Replies: 55
Views: 5148

I would love a pink boat. It would go with my pink paddles. Which I'd be lying if I said the colour wasn't a reason for buying them, especially as they matched the colour of my hair at the time. Unfortunately they clash a bit with my red boat and ba, but oh well. A glow in the dark boat would also b...
by jaq
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 16 Hour First Aid
Replies: 35
Views: 3999

I didn't say there was an easy answer, just that that's how I'd choose to act if help was only an hour away. If help is 12 or more hours away then I don't really think there is anything you can do. Also if you were in an environment where help was 12 hours away, it's likely you wouldn't be in a posi...
by jaq
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 16 Hour First Aid
Replies: 35
Views: 3999

- If help is over an hour away and there's no pulse or breathing- CPR/ EAR is probably going to be a waste of time- so on remote multi days you've had it. The key word there is 'probably'. Do it. I do a 16 hour FA course every 2 or 3 years, although more aimed at climbing and mountaineering than pa...
by jaq
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confiscation reactions
Replies: 40
Views: 4587

I've just asked a lawyer friend, who tells me that under no circumstances can the landowner confiscate your boat or any other equipment just because you are trespassing, if they attempted to use any force to confiscate it it would be common assult. RE the theft thing, he says even if there is an int...
by jaq
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Interesting line
Replies: 44
Views: 4217

Randy Fandango wrote:Interesting. Was this one of those moves that to the uneducated may simply have seemed like young Mr Laws simply fell off a drop onto his face with no grace or skill whatsoever
I fell off Pen y Cae falls once and landed on my face. Everyone just laughed at me.
by jaq
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where can I get kayaking posters?
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Write off to manufacturers. I remember writing one stock email and forwarding it off to every manufacturer I could think of, and I got everything from stickers, posters, t shirts, dvds, massive banners, and even two boats! We had the best clubs' day stand that year I tell ya. We tried this with Ben...
by jaq
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Wales Accommodation
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

The UKC database might be a bit more helpful than the BMC one http://www.ukclimbing.com/databases/listings/campsites/ Although it lists campsites aswell as huts. If you can navigate through the Scout website to find their hut and site database they have some suitable huts on there (it's not just sco...
by jaq
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to get over it...
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Lol, no, I didn't have a nanny, but I do seem to have a completely irrational fear of it along with associated panic attacks and occasional screaming. Not the same, I know, but I figure what's helpful to me may also be helpful to her. And yes what I said all sounds bleeding obvious, but in my experi...
by jaq
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to get over it...
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

It's a hard one.... I have a similar problem lead climbing, what helps me is doing so with people who are really supportive and understanding. I'd say make sure you are so - she's obviously wanting to get over it and enjoys paddling so the best thing to do is probably go paddling - make sure that yo...
by jaq
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CT Access Policy - A WCA contradiction
Replies: 237
Views: 25802

Haha! I never thought of it like that.... But it's ok, I maintain I'm paying for the water release in order to prevent my head from becoming confused.

Here it is: http://www.welsh-canoeing.org.uk/access ... rocess.htm
by jaq
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DAM Watersports.
Replies: 25
Views: 3069

Poke wrote: - DamX dry trousers = fit really badly, massively baggy ar$e on the two sets I've seen.
Oooh, that sounds great - my arse is too big to get a comfortable/proper fit in my gear!
by jaq
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CT Access Policy - A WCA contradiction
Replies: 237
Views: 25802

I have always been on the opinon that I am paying for the water release and facilities, even if I don't use the facilities I can't justifiably avoid the fee as I thought it covered the release too. CT obviously do put work and money into securing the release dates - so would it not be easier just to...
by jaq
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweren
Replies: 25
Views: 2662

If you head up to Llanberis Pass or Ogwen Valley there is loads of fantastic multipitch climbing up there, it's well worth a visit, if you've not got the gear there's some bouldering to be found in the pass, and another indoor wall just outside of llanberis, there's few/no problems with access as it...
by jaq
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats in cars - is it safe?
Replies: 93
Views: 8850

Am I correct in thinking that if I have got a 80kg passenger sitting beside me when I get hit in the passenger side then that person will end up doing 4 times more damage to me than a 20kg boat that has been strapped into the passenger seat? Surely it depends on the person. If it where me putting e...
by jaq
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak theft
Replies: 42
Views: 4455

I think a database of stolen boats could be really useful and make it much easier for people to check any boats they are buying or see others selling. If we can do everything we can to make them harder to sell, with any luck they might become less attractive targets. Rape alarms can usually be picke...
by jaq
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My eyes are now fixed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

I'm jealous :(

If only I had a job, then I could buy working eyes. I wonder if someone will trade me the ability to see for a kidney.
by jaq
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which head torch?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

I'd highly recomend Petzl. I used to have a black diamond torch, vectra IQ I think, but it broke caving, as far as we can tell due to the humidity, experiance of their just LED ones has been good, but I'd be reluctant to use them again. My experiance of Petzl has been really reliable, I know plenty ...
by jaq
Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yellow knee straps on decks......
Replies: 57
Views: 5432

When I got my first deck as a fresher, Rhod recomended I removed the yellow strap (this was the cheapest one in the shop), I didn't straight away, but one of the first times I used it was the busa wwr, where I swam, and when someone was trying to pull me out it got threaded on a big tree root underw...
by jaq
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating car
Replies: 33
Views: 3117

Focuses are really popular in our club, I think there is 4 of us with the estate version. All in blue. We are so cool. I've got the 1.8 diesel, low insurance (group 5 I think) and economical (slightly better than my old 1L micra). You can easily fit a couple of inazones in the back and still have sp...
by jaq
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shops near HPP
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

The Peak shop have always been nice to me, they even looked up my camera on the internet to find the dimensions when I didn't know which peli case to buy.
by jaq
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Discounts in canoe shops?
Replies: 138
Views: 12516

I used to work in an little outdoory-climberingy shop, it's since closed down and a close-to-identical shop has opened up in it's place, the staff there blame the discounts we used to give everyone as a key reason why it closed down. Mark up before discount was around 50%, although remember that nea...
by jaq
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Logos and tshirts
Replies: 28
Views: 2666

Wait a minute, there is a pink option? Surely you can use this as a bargining tool with the girls, and Nat, James?

I have considered trying to stencil the design, but it's a bit too complicated for that I think.
by jaq
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Kit options?
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Hello :), yeah I love it, thank you very much.