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by paddletastic2
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle-grip carabiner
Replies: 25
Views: 2462

Re: Paddle-grip carabiner

I though so too & have got one of those too but was subsequently told it wouldn't be up to the weight of a water filled boat - it's primary function is to allow the rope behind climbers to flow with less friction. The pin on the pulley is designed to break if too much load is applied & it then reve...
by paddletastic2
Sat May 31, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Footwear for drysuits?^
Replies: 24
Views: 5361

Re: Footwear for drysuits?^

I wear something like this:

http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-k2 ... e=18407790

Karrimour sandals that give good grip and support yet drain well.
by paddletastic2
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Physios in the Midlands
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Physios in the Midlands

Elite Therapy in Coventry. Highly recommended. Not sport specific but understand sports injury and know what can be done to make you right!
by paddletastic2
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tryweryn pay and play
Replies: 153
Views: 16520

Re: Tryweryn pay and play

"They" are not Canoe Wales (CW), but Canoe Wales Sales and Services. So they are attempting to justify position contrary to their views on access by saying that it is not Canoe Wales whom has decided to charge, but a body called 'Canoe Wales Sales and Services'? Canoe Wales Sales and Services - a w...
by paddletastic2
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keeping thieving hands away from your boats
Replies: 18
Views: 1777

Re: Keeping thieving hands away from your boats

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Padlock-Security-Detects-movement-vibration/dp/B002USI3MC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1393870259&sr=8-4&keywords=alarm+padlocks Just bought one of these which may put someone off nicking your boat! I tried one of those, the "ear-piercing" alarm was not much louder than a mouse......
by paddletastic2
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Keeping thieving hands away from your boats
Replies: 18
Views: 1777

Re: Keeping thieving hands away from your boats

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Padlock-Securit ... m+padlocks

Just bought one of these which may put someone off nicking your boat!
by paddletastic2
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn't..
Replies: 26
Views: 3260

Re: Apparently violence is fine, but paddling on a river isn

First thing, the paddler in question isn't me. Second the paddler who it concerns has been pretty much intimidated by potential risk to his job etc into not taking it any further. Third, never mind the access situation, what about the bloke threatening physical violence? Further to that why is the ...
by paddletastic2
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A message from paddlers to the board of Canoe Wales
Replies: 15
Views: 2769

Re: A message from paddlers to the board of Canoe Wales

This post has been viewed by 1300 times, yet only 600 signatures!! I am sure that more tan 600 paddlers will be effected!!
by paddletastic2
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Open letter to CW
Replies: 36
Views: 4854

Re: Open letter to CW

Chalky723 wrote:I've signed the petition and, as my new home insurance provider will cover my kayaks and paddles, I shall not be renewing my BCU Membership this year as I refuse to facilitate idiocy and will vote with my feet.

C
BCU and Canoe Wales are separate organisations.
by paddletastic2
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Gloy
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Re: River Gloy

You see a section of new fencing on river left as you come to one of the falls. This warns of the approaching action!!
by paddletastic2
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 14729

Re: RIVER IRWELL (Rawtenstall to the Burrs)

There is currently a tree blocking river left of middle arch under the restaurant at Summerseat. At least one other arch is passable.
by paddletastic2
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Skull Cap - Irwell
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Skull Cap - Irwell

Found at the Burrs today, one skull cap. Let me know if it's yours.
by paddletastic2
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !
Replies: 51
Views: 4611

Re: West Cumbria Canoe Club should know better !

There are level indicators now at Aberglaslyn gorge and the Tryweryn. Both based apparently on environmental reasons.
by paddletastic2
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "best" 18 to 20m throwbag out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 3065

Re: "best" 18 to 20m throwbag out there?

Slime wrote:
p.s. Always clip your bag into the boat by the funnel end and NOT by the bottom loop.

Why?
by paddletastic2
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: river levels
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

Re: river levels

Dave

All you need to know is here I think, follow the three links:

http://rainchasers.com/?q=irfon

http://rainchasers.com/?q=wye
by paddletastic2
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: River Fyne - access problems
Replies: 13
Views: 4885

Re: River Fyne - access problems

Has anyone paddled this recently?
by paddletastic2
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's
Replies: 24
Views: 5450

Re: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's

How much does it cost to park for the day in the town centre??
by paddletastic2
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4827

Re: Tyne tour is it possible to portage wardens gorge at all

It is funny that paddlers pay to do the Tyne Tour... if you are not using the camping facilities etc, just going for the day.. seems a bit strange that you have to pay to paddle a river that we can just paddle at any other time. Just saying! I may be wrong but I think there is a guaranteed water re...
by paddletastic2
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER DART (Waterworks Bridge to Buckfastleigh)
Replies: 13
Views: 7261

Re: RIVER DART (Waterworks Bridge to Buckfastleigh)

I'm not local, but if Canoe England or someone from the south west approached the butterfly farm they could establish why they have closed their car park off to paddlers. If it was suggested that a small fee for paddlers to park was introduced then maybe this would re-establish the egress there. It...
by paddletastic2
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alternative Etive runs
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Alternative Etive runs

http://www.redbull.com/uk/en/bike/stori ... ary-part-3

A few alternative uses for the Etive, beginning and end!
by paddletastic2
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Arkaig
Replies: 9
Views: 4925

Re: River Arkaig

Is there an email address for objections?
by paddletastic2
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Woah that looks fast! And the bridge looked low!
by paddletastic2
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Spean - The 'Spean Gorge'
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: River Spean - Spean Bridge to Lochy Confluence - The 'Spean Gorge'

Where are people getting on these days? I last paddled this 12 months ago and there were lots of no access signs in the car park at Spean Bridge Mill.
by paddletastic2
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish River Location?
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Scottish River Location?



Can anyone identify the river at approx. 1:38 please?
by paddletastic2
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you need to get out paddling more when.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2814

Re: You know you need to get out paddling more when.....

....you're wife starts planning DIY projects for you.
by paddletastic2
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Topo Duo
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Topo Duo

Where are you based and how much are you looking for?