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by Pyro
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: FS: English White Water 2nd edition
Replies: 2
Views: 360

FS: English White Water 2nd edition

Got a spare copy of the new version of EWW for sale, bought one before receiving a free copy for a photo contribution. Pristine condition.

£12 posted.
by Pyro
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ooops!
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: Ooops!

Suggested new names for the drop:

How about 'Lost in Transit' ? ;)
by Pyro
Fri May 30, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ideas Saw-t
Replies: 14
Views: 1985

Re: Ideas Saw-t

Key points I reckon are that it should be small and light but still substantial enough to do the job, cheapish (say sub £30) and rust proof. Does anyone have any recommendations for something that fits the bill? I bought a £3.99 folding pruning saw from Asda to carry with me after our Alps trip las...
by Pyro
Wed May 28, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Boats paddles dry kit helmet outdoor kit everything and More
Replies: 18
Views: 2495

Re: Boats paddles dry kit helmet outdoor kit everything and

Hi Michael
I'll take the Level 6 dry pants if they haven't gone already?
PM me with payment details.
Cheers!
by Pyro
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5420

Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Cheers. We'll keep an eye out then.
by Pyro
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5420

Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Just checking - is this from the suspension bridge at Whorlton?

We might be heading that way with a group on Sunday (if there's any water), would rather we didn't neck any of them on a cable...
by Pyro
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone remember the Alien?
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Anyone remember the Alien?

Leeds Uni still own one.

It doesn't get paddled very often.
by Pyro
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Eric Boomer final tour dates
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: Eric Boomer final tour dates

I had the privilege of introducing Eric Boomer and Sarah Mcnair-Landry at Kendal Mountain Festival on Saturday. Everyone who spoke to me afterwards said what a brilliant talk it was. As one who has spent a lifetime seeing such presentations I would sum it up as "THE BEST PADDLE TALK OF 2013" and hi...
by Pyro
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Chain
Replies: 107
Views: 12848

Re: The Chain

Evil Gnomes are creepy, wives are women that men are married to, the people in that photo are in a boat, and snow is cold. Here is an occasionally creepy, unmarried man, not in a boat, on a warm(ish) day at Teesside. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377623_10152581046195511_207...
by Pyro
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Eric Boomer final tour dates
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: Eric Boomer final tour dates

Hi All The Leeds University show will be 8pm (doors from 7:30) at the Leeds University Union - We're not exactly sure which lecture theatre yet but we'll escort people from the Union to the venue. Tickets will be £8 for our show, either in advance from Robin Hood Watersports or reserved by email to ...
by Pyro
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Crash detector and emergency contact device.
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Crash detector and emergency contact device.

Not one that'll alert loved ones/emergency contacts if you have a prang, Dave. Sticker on the helmet counts on you being found, IceDot increases the chances of that happening. Only problem to me is that it currently only works with iPhone, and like most of these things except SPOT, counts on you hav...
by Pyro
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free kayak to a good home
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Re: Free kayak to a good home

Cheers Sara, I've posted it over to the club forum, if anyone's interested they'll get in touch.

A PS for everyone else: Sara isn't nice, but she's also not quite as evil as she tries to make out...
by Pyro
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free kayak to a good home
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Re: Free kayak to a good home

I know a Uni club that could babysit it for you ;)
by Pyro
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's downright Plain Lazy!
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

Re: It's downright Plain Lazy!

Not going to attempt artwork (I'm useless at it) but:

Image: PlainLazy bed character mid-stream, surrounded by boulders
Slogan: Rock, don't roll.

or

Image: Bed character in a dry river bed
Slogan: Only happy when it rains.
by Pyro
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of?
Replies: 70
Views: 7050

Re: Being Politically Correct what changes have you heard of

While I don't disagree with you, gents, this is getting off-topic (as things so often do when Morsey gets involved...) Back on topic, I laughed quite hard at being told in a management meeting that we weren't allowed to use the term "brainstorm" any more. It's apparently a term used to describe the ...
by Pyro
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Have artificial whitewater courses taken a step backwards?
Replies: 21
Views: 3158

Re: Have artificial whitewater courses taken a step backward

There are only a couple of places that you might call playspots, the entry wave which is very messy, and a small stopper at the end of the course which is OK for spins but too shallow for anything else. The eddies recirculate madly making it very difficult to stop and take a breather, and the speed...
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam x 3000 cags
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Dam x 3000 cags

That's the payoff, I guess! The DamX may mean waiting, but I'd bet on it lasting a darn sight longer!
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam x 3000 cags
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Dam x 3000 cags

Mine sits close, it's not like a second seal and I wouldn't want use it without the latex, but it's close on my neck. Best pic I can give you to illustrate is the one below - the latex seal is just (and I mean just, a couple of mm) visible above the top of the neoprene. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.aka...
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam x 3000 cags
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Dam x 3000 cags

Lots of pics of me sat in a boat in my drysuit, not many of just the suit!
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Analysing your performance - one for the statisticians
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Analysing your performance - one for the statisticians

My 'log', as far as it goes, is a spreadsheet that I note day, river, section, level and the normal bits, but also what I reckoned I did well and what I need to work on. If I spot anything that's coming up recurringly, I force myself to work on it the next time I'm out or whenever I can get a sessio...
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam x 3000 cags
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Dam x 3000 cags

Yeah, the neoprene extras are over-cuffs and collars to protect the latex seals. They're worth it, in my opinion.
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dam x 3000 cags
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Dam x 3000 cags

They're cracking. Not as fashionable as Palm etc kit, but great value and bombproof. My full suit has been on the go 4 years without a problem, my old one has lasted well over 12 and is still drier than the average set of separates. They were experimenting with some new fabrics last I heard, not sur...
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Yorkshire Dales - Appletini
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: Yorkshire Dales - Appletini

Cheers gents. I've a few repairs to finish off on my Shred first, but I'd be up for a bimble if we can sort a day or evening out.
by Pyro
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Yorkshire Dales - Appletini
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Yorkshire Dales - Appletini

There's a spot on SquirtSpots marked just outside of Appletreewick. Anyone been who can tell me where to park to have a look/play?
by Pyro
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Dagger Nomad 8.5, Palm, IR
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: FS Dagger Nomad 8.5, Palm, IR

YGM Re the IR suit.
by Pyro
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bouyancy Aids - Which one?
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Bouyancy Aids - Which one?

Whatever fits you best. Features are pretty much-of-a-muchness across the top spec BAs, some have a touch more pocket space, but keeping you afloat and having a rescue harness are universal across the board. Try a bunch on and buy what feels most comfortable.
by Pyro
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Re: Repairs

Cheers for the response! For the cockpit repair, taping right round might not be a bad idea. Difficult to describe but it's the vertical portion of the rim/lip that's pulling away, there's no damage onto the hull itself but it's a 4-5" horizontal crack. I think drilling, a horizontal tape on the out...
by Pyro
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Repairs

Right, bit of a 'how to' thread if I may. I bought a secondhand Shred from a mate a while back and I love it - I'm not exactly very good in it, but it's fun to play around with in the pool and a couple of nicer outdoors places. However, there's a few running repairs need doing and I'm wondering abou...
by Pyro
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Anyone seen...
Replies: 33
Views: 9127

Re: Anyone seen...

I'm really glad I posted this now. Awesome response :)