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by Poke
Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flight to Uganda
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

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: 1834

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: 745

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: 2373

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: 343

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: 745

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 ...
by Poke
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Round the World
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Afrika!

I went to the Nile a couple of years back and there were similar government warnings.. If you're just sticking to the White Nile in Uganda there shouldn't be much of a problem. The majority of the problems I think are up north, and Bujugali Falls is a 'well established' destination used by many orga...
by Poke
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam Spillways
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Slides

<t>Si - think you're talkin about the Llyn Brianne spillway in wales. This one is in the pennines somewhere but next to a main raod (we were driving over to manchester hence the reason I noticed it). Hence its not so much 'out of the way'.<br/> <br/> I hopped out of the car for a quick inspection bu...
by Poke
Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam Spillways
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Dam Spillways

<t>Does anyone remember seeing peaks 1d10t10c video of a few years back??<br/> <br/> The opening bit was a couple of the guys doing a dam spillway 'up norf'...<br/> <br/> I know where said spillway is, but does anyone know how often it runs, and whether its allowed (ok, a more sensible question is t...
by Poke
Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Grading and Awarness
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Spotting river features

<t>Quote: "I was alarmed at not being able to find them in rapids where they are well documented"<br/> <br/> I've come across this too.. After many years of WW paddling I expect to be able to recognise the signs of a siphon. This summer I joined a rafting company in Peru for a few trips down the Apu...
by Poke
Mon Feb 23, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: This one is for kit junkies
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Sods Law

<t>Good idea...<br/> But...<br/> <br/> ... Sods law says you'll carry it round in your pocket for a few years...<br/> <br/> ... then eventually ...<br/> <br/> ... you decide you want some chocolate in your pocket which will actually get used instead of a big lump of metal containing some compressed ...
by Poke
Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SEPA level information
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: SEPA level information

Just out of interest, when people quote the level at, for example, 2, on the orchy, which gauge are they referring to? There are two gauges at the bridge of orchy, and I'm not sure which is the one that always gets referred to...
The older looking one or the newer one?
Cheers
by Poke
Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NZ flooding
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: NZ flooding

Back to work Mr Tuley...

That's what the lake district looked like last weekend (when I was up there without a boat >: )
by Poke
Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Release Dates
Replies: 8
Views: 892

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: 872

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: 816

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: 816

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: 404

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: 2178

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: 2178

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: 1903

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: 747

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: 1916

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: 3160

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: 3160

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: 1916

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: 269

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: 1337

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: 1308

£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: 624

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...