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by newkid
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Slambezi september, who's gonna be there?
Replies: 22
Views: 4159

Zam

Is anyone planning to be out there in October?

Phil
by newkid
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: In North Wales for next 2 weeks, looking to paddle 3,4 or 5
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

You are not Rupert King-Evans of PGL guitar fame are you?

Phil
by newkid
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pentax optio waterproof problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Pentax

Mine was always carried in a pelicase and still has stopped working or working unreliably after a couple of years. I think maybe the seals wear out or condensation gets in when you are handling it on the river. I think it is the WP30.

Phil
by newkid
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Can we afford to lose Nottingham's HPP whitewater course?
Replies: 75
Views: 17856

HPP

Thanks for publicising this Pete, I heard something about this a while back and discounted it as speculation about what might happen. I didn't realise things were starting to happen so quickly. Let me know if I can do anything to help, I have already sent an email. I am sure you will be collating a ...
by newkid
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Heading to Montreal, Canada - Need boating info/buddies
Replies: 3
Views: 398

If you like playboating one of the best waves in the world is in the city centre (Lachine). It is probably working now. There is a boat shop in town that can sort you out. Like the man said try boaterwerks website or maybe boatertalk for more info. In terms of rivers the rouge will still be going an...
by newkid
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting to norway after the 1st of september, (EXPENSIVE)
Replies: 18
Views: 1904

Rob, what were the hire car costs like? How was the roof after you were finished?

See you at the weekend.

Phil
by newkid
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU it is time to make a public comment please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

bcu

The problem is lots of people have to join to keep up coaching quals or enter competions so they are always going to have lots of members even though they are generally rubbish.

I left years ago.

Phil
by newkid
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Courses abroad
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Courses

I would recommend the Gene17 courses in Italy and Norway. They are marketed as Steep Creeking but both would suit someone who wants to develop positive confident skills on Grade 4(+) water. I am sure Mr Westagarth can provide lots more info if required.

Phil
by newkid
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: COPA Airlines to Costa Rica
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

If you are stuck speak to John Miller at boqueteoutdooradventures.com Check on the website for contact details. He is an American guide who has moved to Panama to guide full time. He has organised many trips from the US to Panama so will have a good idea about airlines flying to that area. Also if y...
by newkid
Wed May 28, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do I really need two decks?
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Large nomad deck is not that big, it is smaller than my jackson superstar deck so I would say no. You don't need two decks.
by newkid
Sun May 25, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Campbell Walsh in MyFreeSport
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Good to see Campbell getting some exposure.

Also it's great that he mentioned kayaks and British Airways being a problem. nice one mate, you've done us a favour there.

Good luck getting the gold this time!!!

Phil
by newkid
Thu May 15, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jackson Plastic - Why do they use it?
Replies: 45
Views: 4189

They claim it it most expensive for them to buy. It is stronger, but only in some circumstances and difficult to weld. The boats are much cheaper in the states in the area of 500 pounds new, and so one of the cheaper proper ww boats to buy over there. They are more expensive in the UK because we are...
by newkid
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Slambezi september, who's gonna be there?
Replies: 22
Views: 4159

FJF

Did you ever get a guarantee that you could take your boat with KLM, do they mention it in their literature. I was always told they were a no kayak airline.

However that is way cheaper than any other prices I've seen for SA. Let us know how you get on!

Phil
by newkid
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: One stop shop, recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Or call Danny at Desperate Measures. He does a lot of this kind of thing and normally can give great quotes

www.desperate-measures.co.uk
by newkid
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jackson Super Hero - Any Opinions ?
Replies: 6
Views: 813

If you are set on getting a boat that will allow some surfing in the sea I wouldn't get a river/creek boat. I would look at something like the Stretch or Dagger GT. If you just want to paddle rivers then look at Mamba, Burn etc. I think the hero will be amazing if it is a good as the fun for what it...
by newkid
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Allt Camgharaidh
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Hi Johnny! Steve and I went to look at it, we wasted a lot of time driving, paddling across the lake. We got there and it was far too low so we spent a while inspecting it and then paddled back. It was a bit dissapointing to be honest. Unless you have paddled almost everything else in the area prob ...
by newkid
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Demoing a Burn: Am I being a numpty or is it the boat?
Replies: 16
Views: 3357

I have paddled the large burn for a week in Val Sesia. On the contrary I found the boat very easy to place where I wanted it. It is different to paddling a slicy boat, though and this takes a while to get used to, there are certain things you can't do, but then you have the advatages of volume and s...
by newkid
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Calling Ed Smith
Replies: 2
Views: 995

He is on Facebook, if you use it you could try and contact him there!
by newkid
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Erbistock wave
Replies: 20
Views: 4201

Cheers, that's interesting.
by newkid
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Erbistock wave
Replies: 20
Views: 4201

Re: Erbistock wave

What sort of level would this correspond to on the dee guage at mile end mill. Presumably the Dee is only medium high at best at the moment? Phil [quote="paul sab"]This lovely little wave is on the river Dee at Erbistock, just before Overton. It is the scource of the Dee telephone gauge (Manley Hall...
by newkid
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer Camps in England
Replies: 9
Views: 1425

Why don't you still go to France and just fly back for the weekend of the wedding. I will be impressed if you manage to surf your kayak every day while working at PGL. When I was there you were up doing stuff from about 8am-8pm and got one day off a week. You'd have to be fairly keen or get a really...
by newkid
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Itunda....
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

ITS BIG!

I got to watch Allan Ellard run it well and then some guys I was with run it not so well. It was quite an experience, even just watching from the side!

Phil
by newkid
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee Access
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

We paddled it on Sunday, at an excellent level parking at the car park above the chain bridge hotel one. Not sure exactly what the level was as we didn't look at the guage, but it seemed to be still high. There were only a few other paddlers and mile end mill was completely empty of boaters (despite...
by newkid
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sunday's Jollies?
Replies: 73
Views: 8504

Cray Ghyll, Upper Wharfedale. Got the info from the boys at Design Crisis. Some excellent fun - heres the vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoAC03jqqqg This looks like great fun! What's the grid ref and how high does the Wharfe need to be to paddle it? Is there a guide for it on here, I see two o...
by newkid
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sunday's Jollies?
Replies: 73
Views: 8504

Lucy?

Hope she is feeling better soon! Did she go to hospital in the end or just home for tea and medals?

Was a good run on the ditch, shame about the trees on the last bit.

Phil
by newkid
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grade 2/3 in the Midlands
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Rich,

Have a look at the Don nr sheffield in the English Whitewater guide.

Phil
by newkid
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Opinions on the Jackson 4/Superfun 2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

I am 6'4 and generally struggle to fit in boats. I have the old superstar which is massive, I have lots of room, but I have removed the bean bag. The new funs are bigger. The old 4 fun I found comfy, but I can now just about squeeze into the new 3 fun (just called the fun). So you should be able to ...
by newkid
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee high water playboating options
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

There are some waves at the top of Serpent's tail which are surfable most of the time, but better towards the top of the guage. At really high levels I think the weirs above town falls create decent waves. I don't think either of these have great eddy access, but again it might depend on the level. ...
by newkid
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Argentina Info.
Replies: 2
Views: 654

If you don't get any sensible replies try Ben at kayakchile.com and rodrigo at kayakpucon.com. Both good guys and they paddle in Argentina on their way from Pucon to the Fu all the time.

Phil
by newkid
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Decisions, Decisions - Play Safe Boys & Girls!
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Thanks Chris, This kind of confirms what Simon has said. It seems like the upper MAY be at a pleasant medium early tomorrow, but depending on when the rain starts it might be much higher. I'll check the level and forecast at first light and then decide what to run. Also it's good to see how the leve...