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by Mr Hoppy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you are rubbish when....
Replies: 46
Views: 4000

Re: You know you are rubbish when....

You breathe in whilst being tacked in polo training.....you mess up your hand roll.....you bail..... You tear your shin muscle catching it on the cockpit rim.

You don't go paddling the one weekend there's any water because you have to mind the baby coz your wife's ill and end up doing DIY instead.
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Mamba
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: New Mamba

I demo'd the 8.6 at CIWW and, whilst not the most testing of water, it was a fantastic boat. I am currently paddling an Axiom after several years in a Nomad, the Mamba offers a great mix of the 2 boats but with an extra chunk of volume. As much as I love my Axiom I suspect a Mamba will be replacing ...
by Mr Hoppy
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Preferred River Munchies?
Replies: 44
Views: 1748

Re: Preferred River Munchies?

Bill Maisey wrote:Ok ... Porridge with sliced banana and golden syrup - Double Decker bars on the river - Chips and Gravy apres paddle.
And that's why you're in a Grande now not a Jefe.
by Mr Hoppy
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Welsh Rivers GuideBook
Replies: 79
Views: 3737

Re: The Welsh Rivers GuideBook

Tongue in cheek obviously. ;-). I'll book a trip down to Cardiff for August.
by Mr Hoppy
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Welsh Rivers GuideBook
Replies: 79
Views: 3737

Re: The Welsh Rivers GuideBook

I hadn't realised there was a documentary on the rewrite.http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0017U0 ... 990&sr=8-1
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stern Squirts - Anyone still do them?
Replies: 30
Views: 2341

Re: Stern Squirts - Anyone still do them?

Hell yeah, I got an Axiom because surfing, pop-outs and stern squirts are the limit of my playboating.
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir

siwiles wrote:Any pictures of the weir in action. Missed out on it this time again....
Image

At about 3.0m on the gauge.
by Mr Hoppy
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Filmed on Location? Obviously.
Replies: 97
Views: 4903

Re: Filmed on Location? Obviously.

When I'm Prime Minister, all of these paddling-film-related things will be punishable by death; *Air punches. *Calling yourself any of the following: team/ squad/ elite/ massive/ etc etc. *Not naming rivers shown in films. *Talking to the camera with your hood up, or whilst wearing a stupid hat. *C...
by Mr Hoppy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir

Shrewsbury weir is now working, tree has gone. Should stay in condition most of the daylight today by the looks of it.
by Mr Hoppy
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Kayaking is not a crime campaign..
Replies: 71
Views: 5899

Re: The Kayaking is not a crime campaign..

Mark R wrote:I'd buy another, old one has worn out.

I'd pay double for one with the CE logo on it.
Given how much they charge to use the logo I'd be surprised if it was only double ;-)
by Mr Hoppy
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK wide kayakers meeting
Replies: 40
Views: 2454

Re: UK wide kayakers meeting

Did the area council manage to get an exception granted to the access code for Loch Lomond for wild camping? If so can you show me the document stating this? I know there are seasonal camping restrictions in place there. If we did decide to go you would not even know we had been the next day. There...
by Mr Hoppy
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir

Thanks Nigel and Hoppy. Any idea if its running today? I live the other side of Bridgnorth, saw the river was bank-full this morning. I'd love to get over to surf it, but only if there's someone else on the water too, any takers? I havent been down today but i would think so. Not able to play today...
by Mr Hoppy
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir

Needs another 30cm yet I reckon, it's at the unpleasant but not death on a stick stage. The trees ok.
by Mr Hoppy
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Surfing at Shrewsbury Weir

I suspect it should be working soon. I might be tempted out but jr Hoppy restricts things a bit.
by Mr Hoppy
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New rivers
Replies: 12
Views: 859

Re: New rivers

84 in 14 years river paddling, average of 6 a year, it's not too bad I don't think.
by Mr Hoppy
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel insurance for medical problems
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Travel insurance for medical problems

Dog tag covered my wife who is a heart patient it cost a bit more than standard but they do provide cover.
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Swale - Melte et el.
Replies: 41
Views: 1842

Re: Swale - Melte et el.

I've not run the Swale but have done the Mellte, I wouldn't say it's grade 3 faffing with proper water ( that'd make the Etive gd 2 at best). However it does seem that it's being run more frequently by more people, it's 10 years since I was at Swansea and not that many people were doing it (or so it...
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accident on Fowey
Replies: 19
Views: 5434

Re: Accident on Fowey

Awful news.

Dave was always a great guy to be around both in the boat and on the bank. He will be sorely missed.

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best paddle of 2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2469

Re: Best paddle of 2011

Due to the arrival of Mr Hoppy Jr I've not done much but finally getting on Chateau Queyras and the Middle Guil this year is probably the best river paddling of the year, been out in the alps for the last few years without the people to do them with, this year with some gentle cajoling we did and i...
by Mr Hoppy
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best paddle of 2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2469

Re: Best paddle of 2011

Due to the arrival of Mr Hoppy Jr I've not done much but finally getting on Chateau Queyras and the Middle Guil this year is probably the best river paddling of the year, been out in the alps for the last few years without the people to do them with, this year with some gentle cajoling we did and it...
by Mr Hoppy
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: books
Replies: 0
Views: 163

FS: books

I'm having a bit of a clearout before I move so I've got the following available:

Scottish WW 1st edition, reasonably well thumbed. £7.50 posted.

Playboating moves and training - Eric Jackson. £5.00 posted.

The kayakers playbook - Kent Ford. £3.00 posted.

PM me if you're interested.

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Recommend a tour/guide for Falls of Lora/Etive
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: Recommend a tour/guide for Falls of Lora/Etive

I will probably do it in my Carolina 14, not quite a sea kayak but a bit bigger than a playboat, although I would not be against trying other boats either. I'd like to have a little of both, a good play in the falls then a little touring around but could tour around on my own I will go with Tony, H...
by Mr Hoppy
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beautiful rivers
Replies: 31
Views: 3039

Re: Beautiful rivers

The middle Findhorn when the trees are autumnal. Peaty water, golden leaves, sun shining down and a bit for mist rising off the water. Magic.

Obviously my camera battery was dead.
by Mr Hoppy
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddled something recently? - EA Gauge Calibrations
Replies: 217
Views: 22928

Re: Paddled something recently? - EA Gauge Calibrations

Poke wrote:
Mr Hoppy wrote:River: Lledr, Pont-y-pant to Betws-y-coed
EA gauge level at the time on the river: 0.74 - low but everything would go.
Assume that you mean the Pont Gethingauge? That seems to tally with what we have already. Thanks for the update!
That's the one.
by Mr Hoppy
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddled something recently? - EA Gauge Calibrations
Replies: 217
Views: 22928

Re: Anyone get out at the weekend - EA Gauge Calibrations

River: Lledr
Section: Pont-y-pant to Betws-y-coed
Date: 18/12/11
Get on time: 12.15
Get off time: 13.45
EA gauge level at the time on the river: 0.74 - low but everything would go.

Chris
by Mr Hoppy
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DOUBLE PIN
Replies: 20
Views: 1615

Re: DOUBLE PIN

Halox,

If there's 5 of you then speak to a coach and you'll get a day rate that is much better as you guarantee the course would run and be full. It's a very good and worthwhile course you will get something from.
by Mr Hoppy
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetical Rescue Scenario
Replies: 90
Views: 12652

Re: Hypothetical Rescue Scenario

Get a paddler on above, run the same line and dislodge them by boofing the pinned paddler.

What do I win?
by Mr Hoppy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing me a playboat
Replies: 36
Views: 2209

Re: Choosing me a playboat

Yew wrote:Thanks, Im seriously Considering the Big dog now, Could you suggest any additions to the outfitting?
Minicell foam, sandpaper, contact adhesive and time.
by Mr Hoppy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing me a playboat
Replies: 36
Views: 2209

Re: Choosing me a playboat

The Astro is a very capable boat, the fittings can be a little marmite and Riots can be a little grabby on the edges (you need to concentrate). I've not paddled the Kaos but have tried the Havoc, the fittings are OK the hulls seemed to be fine, nothing too extreme, which is probably a good thing for...
by Mr Hoppy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing me a playboat
Replies: 36
Views: 2209

Re: Choosing me a playboat

58panel wrote:Whats your views on a dagger agent mr hoppy ?
I've only had a little time in an agent and I didn't really fit the sizes properly. It felt a little disconnected to me , I actually prefer the kingpin, a little faster on the waves.