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by EdC
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Fisheries/Colne Valley/Harefield pollution
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Fisheries/Colne Valley/Harefield pollution

Anyone paddling at the Fisheries (the sluice on the canal at Harefield NW London/Rickmansworth, by the Coy Carp pub) where there are slalom gates set up - please note that following two of our paddlers being very ill for a few days (after 25 Feb), discussion with EA elicited the response that they h...
by EdC
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: StoneWeasels Old School Photo Competition
Replies: 125
Views: 26656

Some more vintage stuff: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/398646270_aa443dbb24.jpg Dr Mike on the Town - the birth of freestyle? As for embarrassing kit, what can I say: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/398646273_8582826473_m.jpg And in action at Chester weir slalom: http://farm1.static.flickr.c...
by EdC
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: StoneWeasels Old School Photo Competition
Replies: 125
Views: 26656

yes, the boat survived.
thanks for the tip.
by EdC
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: StoneWeasels Old School Photo Competition
Replies: 125
Views: 26656

from the days of yore - pre old-skool

Image

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11589382@N00/398646269/

Dobbs Weir sometime in the 1970's. Boat P&H Phazer?.
by EdC
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FREE boats for boatsitters
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Interesting idea - I'll pass the details around our club, someone may be up for this and we are London based.
cheers
Ed
by EdC
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spotted on Google Earth-is this you?
Replies: 15
Views: 3373

Thought at first it might have been us on one of our jaunts down through the City (for a pub lunch while the tide turns) and then back, but don't recall a yellow boat on our last trip.

Ed
by EdC
Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Squirt on the Rhone in Geneva
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Squirt on the Rhone in Geneva

Every time I walk across the Rhone river bridges in Geneva I wonder if anyone has used the eddy lines behind the bridge pillars to squirt? Deep clear blue water moving at pace and with power, creates what look like a perfect mystery move environment, with great spectator potential from the bridge ab...
by EdC
Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Update: Paddle blades with holes project
Replies: 51
Views: 7350

Re: patent

Beware that if you publish details before getting the patent, it will be invalid. This probably includes sending anyone the hole pattern, if that's what you're patenting, so I guess you're doing that by PM so that you can get people to agree to non-disclosure? If you want to patent the principle of...
by EdC
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: How things used to be!
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Brilliant - proper boating ! And Ray C was robbed - he never hit that pole! (Frenchies gave him 10 sec penalty moving him down to 4th) although this film brought back nostalgic memories (especially the banana C2s) I think I still prefer my new plastic boat - dry, no constant repairs and performance ...
by EdC
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ancient right of navigation
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

it's a bit difficult to put a gate across a river to "impede access" and since I've paddled numerous rivers regularly for over 30 years - do we have a case?

Ed
by EdC
Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted kayak for larger person e.g. Supersonic, Wavesport Y
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Wanted kayak for larger person e.g. Supersonic, Wavesport Y

Anything suitable considered for club boat to suit larger, long legged people starting out in the sport (are people getting bigger or boats smaller? - we have 4 or 5 new people too big to fit our current stock of boats). We have recently successfuly tried: Perception Supersonic Wavesport Y Wavesport...
by EdC
Sat May 27, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is the best car for kayaking?
Replies: 90
Views: 18758

I may be a sad old ****** but the need for speed is fulfilled by the mid-life crisis machine. Find it works fine as paddling transport for 2 and I no longer have to be the club chauffeur, which I now leave to those with big cars! previously snapped on Fuzzi's campsite in Landeck: http://www.batterse...
by EdC
Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: *New Locking Kayak Carrier*
Replies: 27
Views: 3747

They have been tested at shall we say (over) the legal speed limit with no problem. is that the legal limit in the US (really slow) or the UK or in Germany, where they have a slightly more accommodating attitude to speed? Currently I tend to keep below about 130 mph on the autobhan due to excessive...
by EdC
Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Clubs in Central/North London
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Battersea CC has members from all over London and some of us have extensive experience (OK, you could say I'm getting on a bit!!). We use the beginners sessions at Clapham Pool on Sunday evenings which is on the Northern Line as well as canoe Polo at Putney and river sessions also at Putney - but pl...
by EdC
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Compensation Culture"
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

not forgetting various mountain leaders/expedition leaders being sued by ambulance chasing lawyers because someone died on Everest - if climbing Everest isn't an "assumed risk sport with a high probability of death", what hope have us kayakers got if the ambulance chasers sniff a fee.

Ed
by EdC
Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating Music
Replies: 18
Views: 2637

Re: Boating Music

What do you all listen to on the way the river, and is it different to what you listen to on the way home? Does it help? Why stop when you get to the river? Have waterproof walkman (plus aquapac case to be really sure!) so the music continues........ Being of the old skool type (and age) heavy rock...
by EdC
Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation Briancon area?
Replies: 14
Views: 2194

Mark has just sent me their new website address
http://www.english.hautes-alpes.biz/

they know about the problems with alpineplayground site.

Ed
by EdC
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak Speed research
Replies: 70
Views: 14094

see http://www.hydrofoilsurfing.com for more foil based craft. although some pix look like photoshop ensembles, I have seen the film (still got on VHS) of the guys who developed foil surfboards a few years ago. Developed to get over the lumpy wave problem on really big surf in Hawaii. They use a jet...
by EdC
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accommodation Briancon area?
Replies: 14
Views: 2194

Re: Accomodation near Briancon

Take a look at Kate and Mark Banks web site www.alpineplayground.com They have a number Gites and apartment in and around the Briancon Vallouise area. Anything from large groups to two people. We have used their property for many years, good value for money. Stuart I was just about to make the same...
by EdC
Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: instructors in london?
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

If anyone London based wants to play Canoe Polo, then the Batterseacc Tuesday evening session at Putney Leisure Centre is short of paddlers.

First Tuesday of the month is an intro to Polo session, otherwise it is geared towards polo games.

see www.batterseacc.org for details

cheers
Ed
by EdC
Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddling Partners in london area or the south
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Us folks over in Battersea can often do with some help coaching as we've got lots of new people joining.
see www.batterseacc.org
or you can just join in on our trips.

cheers
Ed
by EdC
Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bunkhouse in the South West of Breacons
Replies: 4
Views: 780

http://www.hostelswales.com/ lists most bunkhouses in that region

cheers
Ed