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by jmmoxon
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

Corran Addison produced a boat with breathing tube, it wasn't a commercial success...
by jmmoxon
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

River kayakers have tried it for underwater pin situations, but it proved almost impossible to get the tube in their mouths in violently turbulent situations. Anyway, you have enough oxygen to be submerged for quite a long time, it is your body trying to get rid of CO2 that makes you want to breath...
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Falls of lora whirlpool charactistics

The waves did stop forming as well for several years, but seem to be back in form more recently.

Bren Orton & co on the Ottawa:
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Dart – Why is it infamous?
Replies: 75
Views: 9137

Re: Upper Dart – Why is it infamous?

It's infamy was due to the higher levels required to get down it originally in fibreglass boats.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: 'Goolie' thongs
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: 'Goolie' thongs

by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BBC filler
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: BBC filler

I know some of the cavers who did another of the idents & they still took 30 takes just to walk in & out again...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

What did they say on them?
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

It's only the law in London, although Scotland will be enforcing it from 2021 apparently - who issued the tickets?
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: RIVER OGWEN (Ogwen Bank Falls to A55 Bridge)
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Re: RIVER OGWEN (Ogwen Bank Falls to A55 Bridge)

& thanks to Mitch there has been a gauge for last couple of years:
http://www.hightidehole.com/wp/

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is the Bitches in wales working this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Is the Bitches in wales working this weekend

Calendar with suggested launch times:
http://www.hightidehole.com/wp/
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: STANLEY EMBANKMENT (Tidal playspot)
Replies: 3
Views: 2753

Re: STANLEY EMBANKMENT (Tidal playspot)

Calendar with suggested launch times:
http://www.hightidehole.com/wp/
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: Life jackets

Think it would most likely make rescue more difficult in a pin situation.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Life jackets
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: Life jackets

Are you using a wetsuit? As that is what provides surfers with buoyancy - along with being attached to their board...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk blockage
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: River Usk blockage

It regularly collects debris & is cleared by the relevant authorities - as it also threatens the integrity of the road bridge!

Another bridge further down is a potential hazard as it is falling apart, but that is on a private estate...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk blockage
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: River Usk blockage

It was only just possible to paddle over at c.0.9m on Trallong gauge Friday.
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Descent Races
Replies: 25
Views: 2683

Re: Descent Races

There certainly was a marathon run on the Tay back then, but don't think it was sold as a Descent Race (even though it actually was):
http://www.kirkcaldycanoeclub.co.uk/kcc ... ress-cuts/
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BBC filler
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: BBC filler

If yuo haven't seen it:



Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 6225

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

Although they seem to have (sort of) reappeared...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Descent Races
Replies: 25
Views: 2683

Re: Descent Races

Marathon now has a website similar to the WWR one (listed above): http://canoeracing.org.uk/marathon/ It includes the Weaver Descent in March, Conwy Ascent in June & Wye Descent in August There was supposed to be a Tryweryn Descent during the summer, but it was cancelled as there was too much water ...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Swansea Canal on TV
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Swansea Canal on TV

Gareth Edwards has a go, from 11 mins:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-4

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Descent Races
Replies: 25
Views: 2683

Re: Descent Races

Unfortunately the Exe (last run 2006?) & Avon (2017) no longer happen, but the Stour will be on 1st Dec this year:
https://stourvalleycanoe.club/stour-descent/

Anyone know about the others (apart from Liffey, which just had it's 60th running)?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Usk blockage
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: River Usk blockage

On the Sennybridge to Aberbran section.
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^
Replies: 23
Views: 6225

Re: Converting to a 3-piece Kayak - PART I^

It's because they were on photobucket...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me resurrect a trip to India
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: Help me resurrect a trip to India

Birgit Fischer retired from Olympic sprint kayaking at age 42 after winning K4 gold (she also won K1 at age of 18 & another 6 gold / 4 silver over 6 games, making her the oldest & youngest canoe champion)!
by jmmoxon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Over a 500% increase on the cost of boating on the Soca.
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Over a 500% increase on the cost of boating on the Soca.

More clearly explained on here (10 euros next year, increasing 2.50 each subsequent year):
https://www.kayaksession.com/soca-for-a ... -oct-26th/
by jmmoxon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's the rain going to be?
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Where's the rain going to be?

This looks very useful for planning trips, expected rain in next 12, 24, 72, 120 & 240 hours: https://www.windy.com/-Rain-accumulation-rainAccu?rainAccu,51.260,-2.206,8 Can zoom & scroll around map, or search somewhere such as Bristol, City of Bristol (for Dartmoor, Exmoor & south Wales), Lancaster,...
by jmmoxon
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Montgomery triathlon
Replies: 0
Views: 535

Montgomery triathlon

Programme finishes with the canoe section (not that it seems a particularly serious event):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-2

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddlers on TV at Llangollen
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Paddlers on TV at Llangollen

Yep, somewhat limited, but thought smeone might recognise them(selves). Episode 2 was filmed back in May & includes canoes in the triathlon:
http://www.mywelshpool.co.uk/viewerfeat ... leId/16807