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by Poke
Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Release Dates
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Kayak Release Dates

My guess would be:
Eskimo Topo - an early version of...
Perception Dancer
Micro bat (230)
Glide (early version at '97 worlds)
Mr. Clean (sh!te boat)
xxx
Pyranha Ina Zone (the 220 was first)
Dagger G Force
by Poke
Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BDH found on the Roy
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: BDH found on the Roy

If I knew what a BDH was I might be able to comment!

Don't think we lost anything mind you...
by Poke
Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 35m Waterfall Record
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: 35m Waterfall Record

And a link in English...
Somewhat easier to understand!
www.epicocity.com/EP/upda...Falls.html
by Poke
Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 35m Waterfall Record
Replies: 11
Views: 811

35m Waterfall Record

I read about this in Decembers Kayak Session mag. I know the link is in german, but apparantly the guy was ripped out of his boat at the bottom of the fall and swam to the side himself... www.soulboater.com/soulbo...le&sid=392 I don't think it was officially verified and so is an unofficial world re...
by Poke
Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees River Level
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Tees River Level

The Barnard Castle to Winston Bridge (Or Wholerton Lido) section of the tees goes at any pretty much any level... Sometimes quite a scrape when its low mind you... Don't think there'll be that problem this weekend!
by Poke
Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterfalls - required reading
Replies: 22
Views: 2147

Re: boof

On the subject of boofs.. And letterbox on the etive.. Check out this picture.. Classic Non-boof! www.thepet.info/kayak/Sco...ofDoh.html Jim - You might recognise this boat after helping to rescue it from the Roy the day before this photo was taken (thanks by the way!) Edited by: Poke at: 1/13/04 6:...
by Poke
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterfalls - required reading
Replies: 22
Views: 2147

Re: Re:lakes

<t>The only time I've ever done that drop on the clough it was dark and only one person in our group had done the river before... He mentioned there was a little fall somewhere near the end of the river... It wasn't that scary as we couldn't really see what was going on until we were 'looking' back ...
by Poke
Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bad swims
Replies: 19
Views: 1874

Re: Ultimate Bad Swims

<t>Yeah... I was in scotland easter '99 too... Didn't hear anything about it at the time but a few months later heard that someone had run the falls (intentionally) as the rescue was being carried out (the level was dropping to a 'good' level as the pipes were shut off??) Is this true?<br/> <br/> Al...
by Poke
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Tees Level
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Upper Swale

On the subject of levels in the north east, does anyone know what levels are needed for the upper swale? We're planning to head there tomorrow and would be disappointed to drive all that way to find it dry!
Cheers
Tim
by Poke
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suggestions for a trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1903

Re: peru

check out this peru thread for more info... pub97.ezboard.com/fukrive...=119.topic

My friends managed to paddle down to macchu Picchu... km 82 of the urubamba is apparantly one of the best rivers they did in peru...

Certainly a novel take-out!
by Poke
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: peru 2004 july / aug
Replies: 18
Views: 3141

Re: what we did

<t>Yep, re-iterating what Rob said, the Colca was awesome. A super remote canyon (once you're in there the only way out is down the river) with some great quality white water. You probably don't want to be the first trip of the season down the river since the high waters in Jan/Feb change the river-...
by Poke
Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: peru 2004 july / aug
Replies: 18
Views: 3141

Re: peru 2004 july / aug

Yeah, did the colca and cotahuasi this summer. Cotahuasi in late Aug and Colca in early Sept. There was enough water to do both and they were amazing trips! The earlier you go the higher the water would be and the more pushy the rivers would become. Gian Marco Vellutino [ gvellutino (at) terra (dot)...
by Poke
Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suggestions for a trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1903

Re: Suggestions for a trip

Go to Peru. that was our destination last summer and it really was awesome! Theres two really great 3/4 day multiday trips on the cotahuasi and colca canyons (apparantly two of the deepest canyons in the world), not to mention a number of other shorter trips if you can organise it. I was there for 6...
by Poke
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Name the river?
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Name the river?

<t>A non paddling friend was walking up in scotland a few weeks ago and told me about a river that flows into the loch that the orchy comes from.<br/> <br/> Apparantly it had a pretty nice looking gorge, though it did involve quite a trek with boat on shoulder to the put in. Anyone know if its worth...
by Poke
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Signals?
Replies: 22
Views: 1333

Tapping head!

<t>Well, not managed to read all of the above, but a bad mis-understanding I've come across is tapping your helmet with your hand...<br/> <br/> To some people it means 'come to me' - i.e. break out where I am or follow me or whatever. Alternatively it means 'Im OK'.<br/> <br/> If you have just blind...
by Poke
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Typical cost of flying boat to Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

£180 each way!

If you find anything less than £180 each way at that time of the year let me know and I'll be well impressed! :D BA seem to be about £350 each way (though admittedly) will fly boats for free)!

Tim
by Poke
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with boats in December
Replies: 6
Views: 614

AA

<t>I had problems with American Airlines not wanting to take boats... Admittedly I phoned up beforehand and tried for ages to get through to someone who'd give me an answer... the said yes, but that it would be $400...<br/> <br/> each way... :eek <br/> <br/> Sod that! May as well have bought a new b...
by Poke
Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Two weeks off
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Good choice!

Nice to see you made the right choice on paddling destinations! Make sure you see the Hypoxia and Itunda videos before you go! Take the shortest sillyest playboat possible, check out the other channels round Bujugali, and if you've got balls of steel try the centre line down the middle of Buj! HAVE ...
by Poke
Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Heavy Rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Re: Colwyn/ Tim's Swim

<t>The swim stemmed from a backloop about 50m into the really continous section of the glasyn gorge. I attempted to roll, hit rocks and failed, tried again, hit more rocks with the same result (this surprised me as I didn't think there'd be too many rocks to hit at this level). At this point I stupi...
by Poke
Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Two weeks off
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Nile

Well, if you liked the Zambezi you should love the White Nile too... Big water at a guaranteed level all year round! Loads of nice playwaves, warm water, excessively cheap weed :smokin (so I'm told), with the odd scary rapid thrown in for good measure, makes the nile a great destination... Only 'til...
by Poke
Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Heavy Rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1121

Colwyn

<t>In north wales with Uni for the weekend. Saturday night it p***ed it down for the whole night then cleared up for the morning...<br/> <br/> A cheeky zip down the colwyn (6/7 on gauge) and glasyn gorge was done first thing before speeding back to the hut to wake up the freshers and do something a ...
by Poke
Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accomodation Fort William
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Bank Street Lodge

<t>We're booked in to stay here for a week over new year... Mainly chose it because of the location... bang slap in the middle of town (or so I've been led to believe)... Noone has to drive to the pub!<br/> No idea what it like though... If anyone has any comments I'd be interested to hear them?! :)...
by Poke
Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying Kayaks again...
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Delta... no no no

<r>From previous research into the same sorta thing Delta, Continental and KLM are all BIIIIG no no's...<br/> Look at <URL url="http://www.thepoly.co.uk">http://www.thepoly.co.uk</URL> when it comes back online as that has prob the best good-bad airline listing I've come across...<br/> Good luck and...
by Poke
Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP changes
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Changes

<t>Well, changes certainly have been made to HP...<br/> Drove all the way down there on thurs only to find it closed... <br/> grrrrr...<br/> couldn't comment on what the changes are...<br/> other than they are made with things that are meant to look a bit more like rocks than the previous changes......
by Poke
Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi - Getting there?
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Visa

<t>I went in 2000 and things no doubt might have changed, but if you're crossing from Vic Falls to Livingstone and want to avoid the Visa charge, go to "backpackers bazar"(?) behind the wimpy in vic falls and book yourself into Fawlty Towers (or another hostel - I can't remember the name)... Their s...
by Poke
Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No Dee Tour?? What!
Replies: 107
Views: 9208

No Dee Tour?? What!

So there's gonna be no dee tours this year???www.thamesweirproject.co.uk/dee.htm

Whats going to happen to the legendary megabash for us alcohol depraved students?? :eek

Whats changed with the landowners to bring this on? :-(
by Poke
Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grading - the topic which won't die
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Common Sense

<t>Not sure I'd agree with the fact that the 1-6 grading system is to do with not only difficulty but exposure aswell...<br/> <br/> Surely one rapid that is grade 5 and right next to a hospital is still the same grade as an identical one in the middle of the chilean mountains??<br/> <br/> Having sai...
by Poke
Mon Dec 02, 2002 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's not fair.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Rich's nutter friend

<t>"Yep, who are you? not Rich's nutter friend who pulls freewheels off Eas a Chataidh?"<br/> <br/> Yep, got it in one!<br/> But I ain't a nutter...<br/> honest guv!<br/> You guys are the nutters... if I remember rightly you guys sent about 90% of your club down Eas a Chataidh that day... I figured ...
by Poke
Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's not fair.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Sod the coursework

<t>I'm a student and I'm still getting out paddling...<br/> <br/> Off to Wales this weekend infact...<br/> <br/> I find that putting the cwk in your bag intending to do some whilst off the water at least eases your conscience somewhat... At least you can tell yourself that the intention was there......
by Poke
Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost on the Dee !
Replies: 23
Views: 1842

Town Wier

Town wier can be run quite successfully without having to take the obvious left hand channel. Theres a jet of water coming right out the middle through the nasty stuff...
Hit that and you don't even get your hair wet...
Don't hit it mind you and thats another story...
;)