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by jmmoxon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing on the River Dart
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Canoeing on the River Dart

That has always been their opinion.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corsica 22nd - 28th April - anyone about?
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Corsica 22nd - 28th April - anyone about?

Could be a bad year for water levels:
https://www.snow-forecast.com/countries ... ca/resorts

Webcam pic from today, if you click on it the other piste is even worse:
https://www.onthesnow.co.uk/corse/webcams.html

Andy Holt will have finished his guided trips by then.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How do you break a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: How do you break a boat?

Just seen a video of the back end of a kayak "exploding" off whilst running a steep slide / waterfall, but it was a prototype...
by jmmoxon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cheesy makes a brief appearance
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Cheesy makes a brief appearance

With Palm's recycled sit on top:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-1

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: testing a plb
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: testing a plb

You have to deploy the antenna to access the test & activation buttons. I guess that if lots of people were testing them throughout the hour it might obscure a real emergency signal, so better to concentrate that into a short, easily remembered, period.
by jmmoxon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

Another problem is you can't tell how deep the pool is from above (or possibly even if there is one!) & the stream may well smash you against the far wall at the level where it does back up... But, assuming you survived that, it might be possible to paddle around to where there are other ways out, w...
by jmmoxon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

Gaping Gill may have been possible over the weekend, which would be a contender for the WORLD record, as Hull Pot, which is 3OOft long x 6O wide x 6O deep, filled to the top. GG gets a plunge pool when the chamber starts to fill - obviously this reduces the height of the drop from 3OOft...
by jmmoxon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Long weekend in Norway
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Long weekend in Norway

Not Norway, but the islands around Stockholm have a lot of options.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Werner splits - grease for easier splitting?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Werner splits - grease for easier splitting?

They should be rinsed & dried after every outing. Top of Werner's FAQs:
http://www.wernerpaddles.com/customer-service/faq
by jmmoxon
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cockpit identification
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Cockpit identification

The seat position & narrower front would suggest it was for a smaller paddler. It may be a one-off from the manufacturer, built for a particular customer, or testing an alternative shape, as looks too good a job for a replacement...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Searching for the Finmen
Replies: 21
Views: 4935

Re: Searching for the Finmen

In "The People of the Sea" (1954), David Thomson conducted a series of interviews during the 1940s & 50s with Celtic people about selkies (grey seals), which included this discussion on North Ronaldsay, Orkney: I said, 'In Shetland they told me the seals were Norway Finns.' But they all denied this ...
by jmmoxon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2510

Re: White Water Consultancy - Technical Problems ?

Notification: https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3182656 New registered address is the Insolvency Practitioners: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03480222/filing-history Unfortunately, they were struggling before the flooding: https://companycheck.co.uk/company/03480222/WHITE-WATER-CONSULTA...
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1635

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

Some guides already do - if this suits try this, if too hard how about this, if too easy then...
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Re: Church Beck

chicklechives wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Pioneered by lakes paddling legend Richard Evans. Certainly ran everything he published. Mostly in prijon probe or latterly an RPM.
Anyone ticked all his becks?
The probe was from eurokayak.
by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lofoten - the drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Lofoten - the drive

Unfortunately hasn't been even a rumour since 2015, cheap flights pretty much did for any profit they could make.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Lofoten - the drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Lofoten - the drive

Viamichelin gives you a good idea of costs & times, based on your vehicle, but you seem to need to register to use it now. Obviously need to add rest breaks to the calculation.
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1635

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

I guess not many paddlers actually do stuff as a first (to them) descent, they are following someone who has done the river before, so the grade is literally unimportant, as long as the "expert" is correct in their belief that they can do it...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1635

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

As Jim says, you can't view every river on film to see if it's sensible, you'll still need a grading system to decide which ones are worth looking at...

& how do you know a video actually shows all the features or even in the right order?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rhondda river
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Rhondda river

by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mosel touring
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Mosel touring

Jim wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 am
I'm not sure that the last link really agrees with the penultimate link?
Both suggest you're not going to get much help from the current, one presumably an experienced paddler, the other not...
by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mosel touring
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Mosel touring

https://ripe-tomato.org/2012/06/23/canoeing-the-middle-mosel/ https://ripe-tomato.org/2013/06/23/mosel-canoeing/ Although: http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/28353-Paddling-on-the-River-Mosel-Germany & This review seems to agree: https://www.stripes.com/travel/moselle-canoeists-ge...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Mississippi on BBC
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Mississippi on BBC

by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nile on BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Nile on BBC

by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sticker extreme sports
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Sticker extreme sports

Includes white water rafting on the cover:
https://usborne.com/browse-books/catalo ... me-sports/

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Paddle Roll Call

I got a call about going paddling...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on TV tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: Kayaking on TV tonight

Repeated on iplayer, available for 2 weeks:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... -episode-3

According to wikipedia it's 18ft, guess that includes both drops (& also lists a claimed first descent by SUP!)

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: First descent of Fairy Glen

Dee, teifi & Usk had recorded descents well before the 1960s / fibreglass revolution (see above link).

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: First descent of Fairy Glen

This thread mentions 4 groups of paddlers who think they may have been the first, but the Welsh rivers claims it was 1982:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=98163

Mike