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by Pyro
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Hydraulics River Pro BA
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: FS: Hydraulics River Pro BA

Pics on their way Rob. Cheers!
by Pyro
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Hydraulics River Pro BA
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: FS: Hydraulics River Pro BA

It's about 4 years old, but I've only used it very occasionally for the past 2 years since I got a Green Jacket. It's been stored indoors, dried after its occasional uses and generally well looked after. Happy to send some pics through if you PM me an email address. I dunno about postage costs - I'l...
by Pyro
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Hydraulics River Pro BA
Replies: 4
Views: 211

FS: Hydraulics River Pro BA

Hiya I'm selling off my older BA since I mainly use a newer one, and frankly I've put on a bit of weight since I bought the Hydraulics... Product link to the Hydraulics site is HERE so you can see all the tech spiel about it. It's a size Medium in 'Mango' colour (pretty accurate description - yellow...
by Pyro
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha M3 243
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: FS: Pyranha M3 243

Come on folks, someone make me an offer! £150?
by Pyro
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Your boats - cash waiting
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Wanted - Your boats - cash waiting

Pyranha M3 - as advertised HERE

Would accept £150, based in Leeds.
by Pyro
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha M3 243
Replies: 2
Views: 243

FS: Pyranha M3 243

Selling off my old M3 to fund a road bike for some adventure races later in the year (plus, I don't paddle over the 'summer' much!) M3 243, raggy round the edges, but intact. One weld on the nose (on a crack that never leaked, but looked like it might if it took another really hard knock) plus some ...
by Pyro
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit Thermals - One Piece or Two?
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Drysuit Thermals - One Piece or Two?

I have a one-piece Reed transpire fleece suit, and before that I used a powerfleece salopette, simply because I hate having a cold patch on my lower back - thermals ride up or down and always the area on your backband exposed. To me, one-piece is the way forward
by Pyro
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SLR Camera Protection
Replies: 71
Views: 2291

Re: SLR Camera Protection

I use a Watershed bag for my D80 with an 18-135 because the Peli I'd need (1300) won't fit in the back of my boat, and I don't fancy an expensive suicide block. The Watershed's been fantastic, sits nicely across the back of my seat and, with a little extra padding inside the foam and fleece liner, s...
by Pyro
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ice on the Findhorn
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Ice on the Findhorn

I have to say, the Leeds guys sliding around on the ice had a massive amount of fun doing it. :)

We drove all the way up, there was no way that we (at least some of us - I opted to take pictures instead) weren't going to go and have a play. You make your own fun, I guess.
by Pyro
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A new dry suit
Replies: 37
Views: 2285

Re: A new dry suit

I paddle in a very aged DamX Hybrid suit, and I love it. It's starting to leak a little but has taken 7 years of regular and heavy abuse. The custom cut is perfect on me, I can do up the metal zip across the shoulders without help and the latex socks make standing in the water instructing absolutely...
by Pyro
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A salute to those of much determination!
Replies: 26
Views: 3435

Re: A salute to those of much determination!

Mark R wrote:Don't look at us for sympathy pal, you've only yourself to blame ...
That's why I was the other side of the lens ;)
by Pyro
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Multisporting?
Replies: 45
Views: 1912

Re: Multisporting?

All of this is the reason I got into Adventure Racing! I grew up in orienteering, got into kayaking (flatwater first, then rivers) and mountain biking because I lived in the Lakes (and biking helped me to get through to the next village where the girl I fancied lived. She just thought I was wierd th...
by Pyro
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: In to the world of SLR
Replies: 122
Views: 4993

Re: In to the world of SLR

I've shot on a film SLR for quite a while, but only went digital recently. My reasoning was that I had good film cameras and the DSLRs I could afford wouldn't match the quality I could get on film. When I thought that technology had caught up I looked around, mainly at Sony and Nikon as on the Canon...
by Pyro
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who's going to be in Fort Willaim over new years?
Replies: 36
Views: 1615

Re: Who's going to be in Fort Willaim over new years?

If you stayed just in Fort Bill, you probably didn't have the best time of it, but if you travelled around there was water in most of the right places! Our accomodation was 1 night in Crianlarich, 2 in Fort Bill, 3 in Inverness then 2 near Crieff and with a mixed-ability group we paddled Leny, Docha...
by Pyro
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A salute to those of much determination!
Replies: 26
Views: 3435

Re: A salute to those of much determination!

Some of us did give it a miss - myself and Steve (+ a couple of others) were the photographers! Has been a brilliant week up north - the people who headed home early 'because there was no water' were looking in the wrong places. There wasn't a lot, but we still got in 2 sections most days. Awesome f...
by Pyro
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who's going to be in Fort Willaim over new years?
Replies: 36
Views: 1615

Re: Who's going to be in Fort Willaim over new years?

smokey wrote:21 of us (Leeds Uni, York Uni and Mr. Laurent!) will be travelling around the Highlands (Crianlarich - Fort Bill - Inverness) 27th Dec - 4th Jan.
Aye, I'll be with that lot. The old (non-French) guy quietly cacking himself while paddling an M3...
by Pyro
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confidence loss - Any advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 2266

Re: Confidence loss - Any advice?

I'm still there too! Had a bit of a nasty on a very high Etive last New Year - spent a lot longer than I would have liked being recirculated in the bottom of #3 on Triple Step. I got out going "yeah, I'm okay" but the truth is I was far from it. I walked off the river, feeling in no state to run it,...
by Pyro
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Photo Editing - Opinions and Advice
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

I got a lot of pics like that at one of the Alpkit PFAKS rounds, but concluded that, being HPP, the water actually WAS that colour.
by Pyro
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: zip entry buoyancy aids?
Replies: 21
Views: 1344

Yak Descent does too.

Or you could go to New Zealand and buy a Hydraulics River Pro. I did, and it's fantastic.
by Pyro
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cameras------Canon 50D
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Mark - cheers for the tip. I opted for the same kit (D80 and 18-135) since I got it cheap secondhand, but have been trying to work out what lense to go for next. I think that VR lense and the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 might be a good combo to cover most of the stuff I do (and the 'nifty fifty's only £80!)
by Pyro
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yet another Wezzit!! tricky one!
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Gelt?
by Pyro
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Turbines
Replies: 27
Views: 1798

I've got experience of making small streams power other people's houses, Tom.
by Pyro
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thoughts on teaching The Palata Roll?
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

I often teach Pawlata at pool sessions as a stepping stone to a normal (screw) roll. My reasoning is that it's the same paddle motion, but you've more leverage and less issues with the back blade being in the wrong place/getting in the way. I do stress that it's not an ideal technique for on the riv...
by Pyro
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where was this taken from?
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

capsized8 wrote:pork pies and bottles of bud
Sod that!! Cornish pasties and bottles of Jennings, yes. But I wouldn't thank you for either of the above...

And yes, hearing Matt Durham named as 'Reynolds' is quite odd. But then again, so's Matt...
by Pyro
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WWPF injuries?
Replies: 14
Views: 2037

OHD wrote:...the fallcoh...
Didn't he do 'Rock me Amadeus?'...








...I'll get me coat...
by Pyro
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: my minced boat
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Only place I can see web-wise is in Cornwall

Linky http://www.salixonline.co.uk/cck/prices.html
by Pyro
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "I paddle my best when ..."
Replies: 62
Views: 4235

When I have to, and when I'm feeling good physically and mentally.
by Pyro
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is the weirdest comment you have heard whilst paddling
Replies: 47
Views: 5088

At the bottom of Warden Gorge on the Tyne Tour

Robyn: "So which way do we go now?"

Me: "Erm. Downstream, perhaps?"
by Pyro
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very Large Boat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Hasn't had any significant impacts, but I never tried fitting it in a Nova to check. Fits in a Cavalier though.
by Pyro
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam dry trousers
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

It's huuuuge. Unlike anything else about you ;o)