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by Lancs_lad
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Absurdly large head looking for helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 3892

Re: Absurdly large head looking for helmet

Sweet Wanderer XL is massive!! I wear an XL in the rocker but only a M/L in the wanderer. I know it only says up to 61cm but try one on.
by Lancs_lad
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New boof trend???
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: New boof trend???

I will never be convinced that it a worthwhile technique.

However, it does look good when done well by the big names but looks awful when tried by the weekend warrior.
by Lancs_lad
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who needs to launch new boats?
Replies: 29
Views: 3462

Re: Who needs to launch new boats?

Why do they need to produce new boats? Do you not like your current boat? Or do you collect boats?
by Lancs_lad
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks on trains in Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: Kayaks on trains in Norway

I have done the journey several times but only with a big kit back and paddle bag. There is room for a boat but you will be lucky to get a train quiet enough to actually have room for a boat if that makes sense? You could stand in the entrance way with it? Anyway, your main issue is your are flying ...
by Lancs_lad
Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chateau Q swim
Replies: 15
Views: 3198

Re: Chateau Q swim

Even the sponsored boys swim!! Scary place @4:00

by Lancs_lad
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps- Water Levels
Replies: 49
Views: 8511

Re: Alps- Water Levels

As Marmot said some groups have been having a few issues on the Gyronde and putting on just below the class 5 is for experienced boaters only who can handle the speed and grade at a high level. For a less dramatic start then get on about 800m down at the old campsite however even this requires resp...
by Lancs_lad
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chateau Q swim
Replies: 15
Views: 3198

Re: Chateau Q swim

It isnt me. Vid description says he climbed out.
by Lancs_lad
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chateau Q swim
Replies: 15
Views: 3198

Chateau Q swim

I don't see what all the fuss is about, people pay good money to swim the "rapids" at water parks!! ;-)

by Lancs_lad
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throwline length question
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Throwline length question

Haven't handled one but can see the 7.5mm rope turning into cheese wire under tension I use to think this and would only own palm throw bags. However, I inherited a Weasel and much prefer it to my palm bags. It is lighter, smaller and a lot easier to throw. Never experienced the cheese wire effect ...
by Lancs_lad
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throwline length question
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Throwline length question

18m hf weasel.
by Lancs_lad
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 8 ball ??!?!?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: 8 ball ??!?!?!?

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by Lancs_lad
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 8 ball ??!?!?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

8 ball ??!?!?!?

What on earth is it?

Is it basically Bulldog on a giant slalom course?
by Lancs_lad
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching Qualies
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Coaching Qualies

As a purely academic exercise (feel free to ignore this as I have no intention of following up with it) where would I stand if I wanted to get qualified to coach and lead on grade 3, maybe 4, water? Current 'qualifications': 1 star kayak 2 star kayak Inland proficiency kayak (yes, I did this before...
by Lancs_lad
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coaching Qualies
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Coaching Qualies

You can apply through APL but I doubt you will get anywhere. They want your money and they want to keep their providers happy so you will most likely have to start right at the bottom. Don't see it as a negative as the course can be enjoyable, unfortunately the money does add up to basically be insu...
by Lancs_lad
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New 3 Star
Replies: 52
Views: 3222

Re: New 3 Star

All this talk about the definition of an S-turn takes me back to the fact that we used to be hung up about performing certain strokes or moves - and the 2007 revision seemed to be moving away from that towards demonstrating desired outcomes..... So it is about getting from one eddy to another and a...
by Lancs_lad
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New 3 Star
Replies: 52
Views: 3222

Re: New 3 Star

The S-turn described by myself and Simon is a much harder skill than the one the BCU have described in the syllabus. Out of interest Simon how much influence did you have on the new 3 star? They obviously didn't listen to the modern coaches? Also a very useful skill. Could it be that the slalom sty...
by Lancs_lad
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New 3 Star
Replies: 52
Views: 3222

Re: New 3 Star

But ' A.8 S-turns' is not describing a mid stream eddy As someone who has been coached by Simon (vastly improving my paddling) you can see why I was confused. The S-turn described by myself and Simon is a much harder skill than the one the BCU have described in the syllabus. Out of interest Simon h...
by Lancs_lad
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New 3 Star
Replies: 52
Views: 3222

Re: New 3 Star

A.8 S-turns Often the eddies are not opposite each other and therefore the white water kayaker needs to link different turns together and complete an ‘S-turn’. Paddlers will be able to open up a ferry angle to allow the kayak to move across and down the river to gain the new eddy. As with ferry gli...
by Lancs_lad
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps- Water Levels
Replies: 49
Views: 8511

Re: Alps- Water Levels

So to sum up what should we have in our cars while in Austria? (officially and unofficially)
by Lancs_lad
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stikine documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: Stikine documentary

"You have to paddle the Stikine to understand why ....."

So no point in the documentary then?!?
by Lancs_lad
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throw bag olympics
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Throw bag olympics

Got a BBQ night at my club coming up (dry night). Can anyone who has had the privilege of attending this event at sjoa or val sesia festival tell me what was involved?

Any other ideas? I am thinking along the lines of target practice and relays but lacking any imaginative ideas.
by Lancs_lad
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Van Insurance
Replies: 20
Views: 2830

Re: Van Insurance

This is the issue some people have. With transporters it depends what it is registered as. Mine is a diesel car as it was originally a shuttle. I pay more tax but can insure it as a car.

My tax code is M1 where as a panel van would be N1.
by Lancs_lad
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Vecchio Corsica
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

Re: Upper Vecchio Corsica

Think this is the accompanying video to this thread. Made me laugh anyway, good work lads!!

by Lancs_lad
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Extreme edge whilst boofing
Replies: 19
Views: 2833

Re: Extreme edge whilst boofing

I get it when you are approaching the drop at an angle (so the lean helps open up a bigger area to place the paddle) and I also get it when the drop allows you to flare the boat. I think the arc you create on the lead in helps with the lean, a bit like leaning into a ski turn. I don't get it for whe...
by Lancs_lad
Sat May 31, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Harrison Beaumont insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Harrison Beaumont insurance

Memory that short Pete?!

That's who I was with in Chile. Did the Job despite the Chilean's health system trying to make us pay for it ourselves!! haha
by Lancs_lad
Wed May 28, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More proof that the RPM is the best boat ever
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: More proof that the RPM is the best boat ever

More impressive is his lack of gloves. Not a chance I could do that.
by Lancs_lad
Mon May 26, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: MRR - Results?
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Re: MRR - Results?

Heard from a competitor (junior) who believes he would of made the top 20 and challenge for best junior. He came 21st so missed out of the final.
by Lancs_lad
Mon May 26, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: MRR - Results?
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

MRR - Results?

Anyone got them online yet?
by Lancs_lad
Thu May 22, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big up your local run
Replies: 16
Views: 2476

Re: Big up your local run

Local is Kent and Leven (20-30 mins). Both not that demanding but plenty of moves to work on so that when the rain arrives properly you are sharp. I would guess that the Leven runs about 200+ days a year, cant argue with that.
by Lancs_lad
Sun May 18, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Kayak Insurance?

I understand that.

However, could they not argue a split boat is caused by wear and tear. Which 9 times out of 10 in reality it is.