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by Rory W
Thu May 04, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Radio 2 Today Jeremy Vine Programme - 4/5/06
Replies: 109
Views: 16530

I can't find the accounts on the EA site anymore, it's changed, but in the Fishingmagic thread they were quoted as: EA Accounts 04/05 - If anyone wants to know actual sums given by the government and where it's spent. Environmental Protection: Payments – £263.1 Operating Receipts – £149.5 Grant-in-a...
by Rory W
Tue May 02, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tribord gear - any comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

I don't know about their cags and BAs but they are very good for cheap rashies and thermals and things.

Rory
by Rory W
Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why bicycles have gears (paddles & technique)^
Replies: 63
Views: 22969

Hm I'd just managed to convince myself I vaguely understood it. Never mind I give up.
by Rory W
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why bicycles have gears (paddles & technique)^
Replies: 63
Views: 22969

Thanks that makes far more sense now, there were some rather large chunks missing out of my reasoning.

Rory
by Rory W
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Why bicycles have gears (paddles & technique)^
Replies: 63
Views: 22969

I could be wrong and I probably am, but I had always assumed that the main reason for wanting a higher stroke rate was to maintain momentum, rather than anything to do with the human engine. Surely it is more efficient for the boat to be continually moving than for it to accelerate a lot with each s...
by Rory W
Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5 Star training Information
Replies: 30
Views: 3734

Yes there were about 20 of us there on the student safety course thing, but we were split into four groups each with a coach. There were loads of other people there as well though.
by Rory W
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on the Games
Replies: 82
Views: 12410

Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:Hi,


These are the 'cleebs'!

Peter Duncan
Goldie
...

Rick.
Apparently, Goldie broke his leg practising the waterskiing, so they've got Adam Ricketts(sp?) in at the last minute instead.
by Rory W
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on the Games
Replies: 82
Views: 12410

I was there today, pretending to be Michelle Gayle and doing runs for the cameramen to practice and getting interviewed by Kirsty Gallagher. ChrisMac is right they are doing the section he mentioned in inflatable thingies live on Friday night. They were trying different arrangements of gates, but th...
by Rory W
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You never need to high brace?
Replies: 28
Views: 4024

Heh, if you're in a WWR you shouldn't have to use a brace or in fact any sort of stroke that isn't a forward one. I agree though, if I'm racing I wouldn't ever really be able to get into position to support in time to do a low brace, so high bracing is the only option if you don't want to roll. Rory
by Rory W
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Learning styles
Replies: 31
Views: 3836

I agree with you that the idea of a single preferred learning style is probably nonsense, but surely the idea that if you can't get something across one way, you try another is perfectly sensible and nothing new. Take teaching someone to roll for example. You might start by explaining to them what t...
by Rory W
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rolling Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2876

Some very good technique articles with videos for back deck and hand rolls. No videos for normal rolls though.

http://www.chrisj.winisp.net/articles/Articles.htm
by Rory W
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Austria Info/Websites
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Soulboater has a good selection of guides. They're in German but they've got lots of pictures.

http://www.soulboater.com/de/rivers/guide/country/2/
by Rory W
Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slalom paddling is easy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Do slalom C2s not tend to be quite a lot more stable than C1s? Having said that, I've only ever paddled one of each and they were ancient so I don't really know.
by Rory W
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fisheries fight Back!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Fair enough, good point.

It does suggest there are slightly less than 4 million of them though.
by Rory W
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fisheries fight Back!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Um actually I was reading something on fishingmagic about this. How many on this forum have a current license? i bet there are quite a few who dont. Did you know there are approx 4 million anglers in the country yet the EA struggle to sell 1 million license's!!!! I doubt that there is 4 million 'act...
by Rory W
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fisheries fight Back!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Or there aren't 4 million at all and they are making it up.
by Rory W
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fisheries fight Back!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

it should be remembered that angling is a sport which has 4 million participants in England and Wales Interesting that they have 4 million participants and then only sell just over a million (compulsary?) licences. From the EA website: Year Sales Value 1995/96 1,000,646 £11,171,448 1996/97 1,171,91...
by Rory W
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Will I look stupid if I buy a topolino?
Replies: 71
Views: 8172

Heh, the author seems to feel quite strongly about people squashing down their spuds like Jim was talking about, check out the "TOPO-doping" article: http://www.topofahrer.de/topofun/doping_2.jpg http://www.topofahrer.de/topofun/doping_1.jpg Auf diesen Bilder ist deutlich zu sehen, mit welcher Bruta...
by Rory W
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Will I look stupid if I buy a topolino?
Replies: 71
Views: 8172

Just found this:

http://www.topofahrer.de

It must still have a reasonable following in Germany.
by Rory W
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tunnel and cave canoeing
Replies: 48
Views: 7210

The WWR course on the Tepla at Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic goes through a couple of tunnels under the town. One of them is a couple of hundred metres long, pitch dark, and you've got to paddle down the left to avoid a 70C jet of hot spring water that comes out on the right.
by Rory W
Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 4
Views: 642

If you want flat water, the Tees from Yarm to the barrage is nicer than you would think. There must also be plenty of touring possibility from Winston down, as far as I know it is mostly flat except for weirs. Also the the Wear from Croxdale to Durham is a nice trip or try below Chester-le-Street If...
by Rory W
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dry trousers
Replies: 36
Views: 5797

The Liquid Blue Gannet Trousers are available with Latex boots as an option and not too pricey.
The Liquid Blue site seems to give 2 different prices for these. Are they £80 or 130? Or am I just being thick?

Rory.
by Rory W
Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Allen this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

I don't know about levels but difficulty wise it'll be fine, it's not as hard as the Ubaye or the Onde though i've never paddled it when it's been really high.