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by mountain_bikerider
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Sweet Rocker
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: FS Sweet Rocker

I'll take it. Will PM you email address to sort out payment and postage

Chris
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nookie Rivermonster, Palm Amp, Artistic Orco Pro, or Sandili
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: Nookie Rivermonster, Palm Amp, Artistic Orco Pro, or San

Arby in reply to your question Sorry but no i don't think that kit will fit into the pocket of an old river monster. I fit two crabs, rolled up 2mtr sling, car key and phone in tiny dry bag and can just squeeze in a camera. The knife goes in the neoprene bit at the bottom normally reserved for 'dock...
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Go pro Won't turn on.
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Go pro Won't turn on.

Unfortunately that was about the only bit they did insist on. They took no proof of purchase from me I can only assume it was because they could see the history from the serial number and perhaps my camera was from a faulty batch identified from the serial number. Always worth an email though as the...
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Go pro Won't turn on.
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Go pro Won't turn on.

Great customer service from GoPro. I contacted them fully expecting no help as it was bought through ebay. However they couldn't have been more helpful. I now have a fully working HD2 ready to go for my next paddling trip with the only cost to me postage to the repair centre. and all within two week...
by mountain_bikerider
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Boat Advice Please

You have pretty much answered your own question there. My advice is to join a local club and paddle every boat they have that fits you and decide from there. At the club you may also be able to borrow other members boats to try them too. For £250 you will be looking at "older skool" boats so Dagger ...
by mountain_bikerider
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Go pro Won't turn on.
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Go pro Won't turn on.

Cheers all for the advice. Email has been sent to GoPro and I await their reply. Fingers crossed!!!
by mountain_bikerider
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Go pro Won't turn on.
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Go pro Won't turn on.

Hi all GoPro users I need help. I bought a Gopro HD2 recently. It was from a well known auction site and was allegedly tested and working fine. I got it the other day have put in a wasabi power battery and charged it up. The camera turned on but wouldn't record. I turned off to try again and it woul...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Playboat suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: Playboat suggestions

First time playboat you can't go wrong with a dagger g-force. Cheap second hand and great to learn in. The older model 2008 / 2009? Jackson star series are great too for learning and with new models out should be easier to pick up cheap second hand. Lastly a couple of people in our club bought club ...
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Female Specific BA with chest harness?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Female Specific BA with chest harness?

Astral green jacket says its unisex and my wife preferred it to all the other options including the palm. Try them all on at the shop and don't discount them just because it says mens on the label is my advice. This comes from a few hours in WWTCC with me wife trying on all the ones they had in stoc...
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS
Replies: 89
Views: 6781

Re: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS

Just to add another set of questions / thoughts to the pot. On the old scheme it was all discipline specific so am I right in thinking you would still need 3* in both canoe and kayak? Would you have also needed to do two sets of coach training and assessment? Thus for those that wanted to coach both...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats you owned, sort of loved, but just had to get rid of
Replies: 20
Views: 2014

Re: Boats you owned, sort of loved, but just had to get rid

Mine has to be my Bliss Stick Mystic. I loved that boat and managed to get it really comfy but it was never quite big enough. As soon as I put kit in it, it just didn't paddle right. Why oh why did they not make a proper big mystic???? They made a small one but forgot about us "bigger built" guys an...
by mountain_bikerider
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Buoyancy aid - essential features
Replies: 16
Views: 3228

Re: Buoyancy aid - essential features

I'm going to have to go against the flow. Never liked Palm BA's they never fit me properly. The extreme vest just seems too busy with all those clips straps and velcro. The YAK ones are a cheaper alternative and seem good and seem to fit me better. I have an NRS Ninja for playboating and the fit is ...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport outfitting quality?
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Wavesport outfitting quality?

Hi. I took the plastic over layer off when I fitted my second set of replacement outfitting and now 8 mths of heavy use later and it still looks good and it has not stated to peel yet. Fingers crossed it seems to be sorted.
by mountain_bikerider
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Palm Descender River Boot
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Palm Descender River Boot

The wife has a pair and loves them. Reasonably priced, sturdy soles and the velcro holds them on well. Go a size or two bigger if wearing with drysuit socks.
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: creeking shoe recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

Re: creeking shoe recommendations?

Just to put a spanner in the works, have you tried to fit in your boat with a pair of 5.10 canyoneers? They really are bulky and I can't fit in my boat with them. I use old 'adventure' trainers in my boat and they work really well. My wife on the other hand has bought the Palm descender boot. At £40...
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best whitewater for beginners (Aberdeenshire)
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Best whitewater for beginners (Aberdeenshire)

For your first trip on white water I would normally say join a club and go with more experienced people who will show you the way. However it depends on how long you spend in Scotland as to whether this would be practical. My other suggestion is find a local provider to guide you or take you on an i...
by mountain_bikerider
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cags for people with Latex Allergies?
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: Cags for people with Latex Allergies?

My wife has the same issue. She bought the Nookie latex free cag first off. The fit wasn't the greatest for ladies but it did the job of keeping her warm and dryish. It is still going and is used for spring / autumn paddling. We then had the issue that she wanted to paddle more in the winter and the...
by mountain_bikerider
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Small kayaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: Small kayaks

Hi I have coached kids in several different small boats and having the right size boat and paddle really helps progression. I think the most obvious small boat is the dagger dynamo which is what we have in our club. We also recently bought a dagger g-force 5'9 great for learning freestyle and fits s...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Walkham - Bedford bridge to Tavy Confluence
Replies: 118
Views: 26266

Re: River Walkham - Bedford bridge to Tavy Confluence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Deu62VTfO_w This is our video from the Slot a couple of weeks back. The whole river floated but I think it would be classed as a low level? It shows the tree in the second part of the slot. If you have chainsaws you could take and want to spend time there it could be ...
by mountain_bikerider
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Protection Bargains...
Replies: 27
Views: 4698

Re: Sweet Protection Bargains...

My sweet beanies arrived a couple of days ago. I didn't read the small print when I ordered. The bit that says delivery will take 4-6 weeks after sale ends or something like that. But they did arrive eventually and as ordered.

Chris
by mountain_bikerider
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Female Buoyancy aids
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Female Buoyancy aids

My wife tried loads of BA's on when she was looking for a new one. In the end she went for the Astral Green Jacket for river running and the Astral Bella for playboating and general paddling. I too can recommend the NRS Ninja but as a boy my opinion on fit and comfort probably isn't relevant!!!!
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Walkham - Bedford bridge to Tavy Confluence
Replies: 118
Views: 26266

Re: River Walkham - Bedford bridge to Tavy Confluence

Hi all we paddled the Walkham yesterday including the slot. There were at least three big trees across the river and a couple needed portaging. All could be spotted from a distance but would need extra care in bigger flows. We pulled two big branches out of the slot drop and it ran with care. There ...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Lomo Renegade Drysuit £180ono
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: FS: Lomo Renegade Drysuit £180ono

Sent you a PM about the suit. You are welcome to try on for size before you buy.

Chris
by mountain_bikerider
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Lomo Renegade Drysuit £180ono
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: FS: Lomo Renegade Drysuit £180ono

No worries mate. The full list of measurements are on the Lomo website www.ewetsuits.com if you want to make sure.


Chris
by mountain_bikerider
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Lomo Renegade Drysuit £180ono
Replies: 5
Views: 286

FS: Lomo Renegade Drysuit £180ono

Hi all I have a Lomo Renegade drysuit for sale that is only two years old (the new material) and has been worn only about 15 times. Rubberman recently replaced a latex sock after I holed one on my 4*. They also fully pressure tested it and re sealed some areas. It is now completely dry unlike some t...
by mountain_bikerider
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ian Beecroft - a tribute page
Replies: 60
Views: 16125

Re: Ian Beecroft - terrible news.

Such sad news and sincere condolences to his family. I met Ian in the Alps last summer whilst he was finishing off the latest guide book. He jumped in and assisted with a swimmer rescue and then gave me some great river ideas on the shuttle back up the Guisane. He will be hugely missed by the paddli...
by mountain_bikerider
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dagger g-ride backband
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: dagger g-ride backband

You are quite right no mods needed to the back rest. The thigh braces needed a hole drilling for the bolt to hold the buckle on and I did put an extra washer under the rear bolt that holds the thigh brace in just to make the webbing run smoother. Take the thigh brace out completely to do this makes ...
by mountain_bikerider
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dagger g-ride backband
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: dagger g-ride backband

I had a dagger g-force and tried to copy the jackson string system and couldnt get it to work. In the end I went for a cheaper system that is still working 3 years on and was copied by several others in my club. Below are a few pics of my converted roofrack strap system. If you go to Clas Ohlssen or...
by mountain_bikerider
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dagger g-ride backband
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: dagger g-ride backband

I had a dagger g-force and tried to copy the jackson string system and couldnt get it to work. In the end I went for a cheaper system that is still working 3 years on and was copied by several others in my club. Below are a few pics of my converted roofrack strap system. If you go to Clas Ohlssen or...