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by Poke
Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free IR LVM Vid
Replies: 51
Views: 4946

DVD Guidebooks

<t>Theres a group of 12 of us going out to BC this summer for a month. Managed to get £3000 from the "expedition fund" at uni towards this!! Bonus!<br/> <br/> One of the plans was to make a DVD guidebook of 'the region'... i.e. the rivers we paddle. We've got a range of paddlers so the DVD should po...
by Poke
Thu May 27, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst places to paddle
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Jordan River

Met some israeli raft guides out in peru last summer. Apparantly the Jordan is quite good when its in season. Having said that, they said it is the only river around there thats worth doing. As for tanzania, not too sure about that, but if its neighbouring kenya is anything to go by theres some good...
by Poke
Fri May 14, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free IR LVM Vid
Replies: 51
Views: 4946

Nope...

I haven't either... but I did instruct my flatmates to hijack any LVM like parcel that landed on our doormat, and hide it somewhere until my exams are over...

Should really get them to do that with my modem too...
by Poke
Thu May 06, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: hitch hiking with kayaks (or canoes)
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Hitchhiking

<t>Tried hitchhiking shuttles in the UK a few times (i.e. without kayaks, but in kayaking kit)... Very limited success here..<br/> <br/> Some friends went to the pyranees opver easter and only had one car.. They didn't seem to have much of a problem hitching shuttles - even in wet kayaking kit.<br/>...
by Poke
Sun May 02, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spraydeck issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Spraydeck issues

<t>After my recent (yesterday) purhase of a nice new Bliss Stick Huka :D I've tried to get my current spraydeck (Playboater Workdeck, circa 2001) on it and have had a few difficulties... :( <br/> <br/> Firstly, it fits (just) but a small proportion of the rubbery stuff on the underside remains stuck...
by Poke
Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How much paddling do people actually do?
Replies: 19
Views: 1532

Spill the beans?!!

SteddyJames:
"Also my first swim in 5 years."
Go-on... Sounds interesting... What happened?
by Poke
Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air Bag Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Drainbung issue

I had an airbag problem, but this time caused by the boat rather than the airbag...

The screws holding in the drainbung were not rounded off or protected in anyway on the inside of the boat... When I put my airbag in and blew it up... pop went the airbag...

Grrrr...
by Poke
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White Nile for softies
Replies: 39
Views: 2365

All she needs...

All she needs for the nile is big balls...
(and a good roll)

Theres nothing difficult that can't be portaged...
Have fun!
by Poke
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks on trains
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

Gatwick express

<t>You mention the gatwick express is OK... What are the options of getting to Stanstead? I'm getting a flight from there at the end of may and it would be nice to have a kayak to paddle on hawaii-sur-rhone!<br/> <br/> GNER don't have a problem so long as you reserve a space in the guards van (booki...
by Poke
Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Easy multiday trips for kayaks/canoes in Europe??
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Easy multiday trips for kayaks/canoes in Europe??

Just got this e-mail from a friend asking advice on potential summer paddling trips to do, I'm guessing somewhere warm, but thats probably not essential... Hello, (and happy birthday again) just wanted to tap your font of caneoing knowledge :) A few of my mates and I are thinking of doing some canoe...
by Poke
Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ICE
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Talks

<t>Have to say the show in general was disappointing... It would have been a good idea having it with the outdoor show had any of the kayaking shops/manufacturers actually turned up! Outdoor show was certainly more interesting than the camping/caravanning/boat show of previous years.<br/> <br/> The ...
by Poke
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Creek boat wanted Huka/H2/H3/CFS etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Even Better

Even better... stick with the creeker and hire a real playboat from one of the local shops in vancouver... Then you get an ideal boat for both environments! Ever seen anyone get big air in a Prozone??? :)
by Poke
Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to buy a used boat in France?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Fly youself

If you fly yourself then a return ticket can be as little as £15, getting the boat on the plane (last time I tried on a ryan air flight) was about £15 per boat (classed as sporting equipment)...

Not only cheaper than £200, you get a day in the UK aswell! :-) Bargin!
by Poke
Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to buy a used boat in France?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Dom???

Hi, Carrying on the thread of the previous post, I am trying to sell this Dom 47 . Although in London at the moment I'm coming over to Lyon/St Etienne in May for a few days and may be able to bring it over with me. Even if not, flights to london from Montpellier (thats on the med isn't it) are going...
by Poke
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free Outdoor Show Tickets
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Not completely

<t>Admittedly I wasn't too impressed with the lack of stands... Barely anyone seemed to be there... I remember previous years the kayaking area being MUCH bigger...<br/> <br/> Highlight for me was the Franco Ferrero and Charlie Munsey lectures... Both fantastic and inspiring.. Did the Colca and Cota...
by Poke
Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Afon Glaslyn and Colwyn
Replies: 17
Views: 1838

Re: Glaslyn Egress

<t>Actually the easiest place to egress if you're wanting another run or two is river right about 50m upstream of the bridge, where there is a huge eddy. You miss out a short stretch of WW, but then don't need to scramble up a steep bank... and its a much shorter walk back to the top for round 2. :D...
by Poke
Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Afon Glaslyn and Colwyn
Replies: 17
Views: 1838

Colwyn/Glaslyn

Notably on the colwyn is a diagonal 2m drop about 3/4 of the way down which can form a very retentive hole in some levels. Safety recommended here on left bank to drag out floundering paddling buddies. The biggest rapid (dragons tail??) is visible from the gauge bridge - though beware, it is actuall...
by Poke
Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paying for facilities
Replies: 28
Views: 2091

Student paddling days

<t>As a student in London (no car) its pretty difficult to get much paddling done, but managed to get an average of 70+ days on the water 2 years ago (of which less than 5 were thames weir based)... Have managed about half that this year, but BC for a month this summer should make up for it.<br/> <b...
by Poke
Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Student Discount for ICE entry
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

London

wwb - "I don't have a car"
I've got a few mates coming up from london en voiture... I'll ask them if they've space if you want!
Tim
:)
by Poke
Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Student Discount for ICE entry
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

6 hours?

Six hours?? :eek
On what form of transport?
A scooter? :rollin
by Poke
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Student Discount for ICE entry
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Scam?!

You aint trying to pull a fast one are you?! :hat
A few members of our club just got a load free :D !!!
by Poke
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confused journalist?
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Maybe?

Perhaps this isn't as far from the truth as you think?!
Crazy yanks!
:)
by Poke
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Mint Riot Dominatrix For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

A bigger version

Or if anyones after a bigger version for the same price, try this:
pub97.ezboard.com/fukrive...=947.topic
:)
by Poke
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Bliss-stick Huka Creeker
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Interested

I'm off out to BC this summer and am looking for a creeker... Not heard great things about the Huka, but that was in playboating mag and it aint always spot on is it. A mate tried one out in Nepal and said it rocked! Where are you based? Could potentially meet at the ICE this year, I think I'm going...
by Poke
Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flight to Uganda
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Flights

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by Poke
Wed Mar 10, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: CFS, Blunt, Java, H2, H3, Kendo, Whipit, Disco
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Dom 47

I know it not been speciically requested, but I've got a Dom 47 for sale, £350, great for lighter paddlers to get into playboating.
by Poke
Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sexy green Dom 47 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Ze dom is still for sale

I've obviously not been trying hard enough to sell this one...

Its still going for 350 and the student rodeo is coming up which means free delivery to HPP! (could probably deliver on the main train route from London to the Lakes aswell??)
by Poke
Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dzzz....over and out....
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Radios in ze alps

<t>Rob,<br/> Went to the alps a few years back with my local canoeclub and someone had a set of three or four waterproof two way radios. They didn't get used for anything serious, but it was entertaining when someone f**ked up and came up cursing since the radios were voice activated.<br/> <br/> Per...
by Poke
Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Clubs up North
Replies: 1
Views: 341

BCC

I'm from Doncaster (though now at uni in london) but used to paddle quite a bit with Broomhall Canoeclub who are based in Sheffield. They're pretty active (unlike their website ) and have quite a few weekend trips, weekly pool sesions and an annual Alps trip in May half term. Their website does have...
by Poke
Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Sexy green Dom 47 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Sexy green Dom 47 for sale

<t>Jimbo is on a world tour at the moment, currently suspected to be in Nepal. Lucky git. However, lack of funds means ze Dom must go.<br/> <br/> I have been put in charge of making sure it does just that. Its in good condition, vol 47gal, a nice green :hat colour, and is an ex team boat apparantly ...