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by Pyro
Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ski helmets
Replies: 24
Views: 3685

Bertie.. wrote:My rocker will be making an appearance at Whistler this year - just need to work out how to keep the goggles attached.
Gaffa tape. You know it...
by Pyro
Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inflatable pool boats?
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

Best stick to the LUUCC forum eh! Then you at least can be king of spelling! ;) Meh, I only post there to annoy all these young 'uns and their 'txtspk' gubbins ;) Yes, I read it as 'there is no such thing'. There were some guys out on the Washburn a while back in an inflatable duo kayak with nylon ...
by Pyro
Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "You are trespassing by simply being on a river" -
Replies: 87
Views: 12195

Just googling Rev. Caffyn's name shows up a potentially interesting quote (hopefully not taken out of context) Leo H says that the problems with the Environment Agency are clear but asks if there are other problems? Rev’d Caffyn said that there can be disputes with riparian owners and anglers but th...
by Pyro
Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good read
Replies: 39
Views: 4599

Travels with a Kayak - Whit Deschner.

Very funny first chapter about how evil and smelly wetsuits are. :)
by Pyro
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inflatable pool boats?
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

My apologies James, I misread. No offence intended. (oops...)
by Pyro
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inflatable pool boats?
Replies: 13
Views: 1926

There is such a thing as an inflatable kayak. Sorry, there is - Innova Traveller There's a few that are available with a deck of some form, maily nylon, but they do exists. They're just not as common as the sit-on-top variety. I've rolled some of the Gumotex ones with knee straps on it, but it's di...
by Pyro
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Server
Replies: 26
Views: 11849

We can't prevent people using the IP address, and if you're techie enough to know how, it's easy to find it. But please don't publish links using anything other than www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk and www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk addresses Duly noted. Thanks Steve. Not quite sure how I found the IP (...
by Pyro
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kneel before Zod
Replies: 39
Views: 5658

Poke wrote:Maybe we could start a new caption competition...
"Mark's LVM debut of his 'backflip into boat' entry move was marred by the noted absence of a boat. "
by Pyro
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Server
Replies: 26
Views: 11849

I'm liking having the IP linked. Our office network blocks it if I use www.ukrgb/forum but not on IP...
by Pyro
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good winter thermals
Replies: 38
Views: 4146

I've been testing a few for an Adventure Race website, can highly recommend the new Helly SLX tops and the heavier weight Sub Zero tops. The SLX are super stretchy so you get a good close fit on them. I can also recommend Keela's ADS tops if you're after wicking base layer to go under a thermal. (I ...
by Pyro
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry Suit repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Yeah, Aquasure or something of that ilk. If you're worried about it ripping further put a patch of ripstop material on the inside and use a sealant as adhesive. Stick it on carefully and perss it well to get any air out of the seal and it should be fine.
by Pyro
Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Damn Good 'SPANKING'!
Replies: 81
Views: 9665

I've had a long standing affinity for laughing at people who've been ' communing with the Fishpeople . Comes from our New Year Scotland trip and reading the description of the Averon in the Scottish Whitewater guide after too many beers. (seriously, read the description, see what you think) It's bee...
by Pyro
Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Things you never want to hear on the river...
Replies: 175
Views: 37693

By a particular Leeds Uni paddler while sat in the eddy at the bottom of Warden Gorge:

"So which way do we go now?"

...erm... back upstream?
by Pyro
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Elbow Pads
Replies: 17
Views: 3946

No point flaking out cash on Dainese or even 661. The only big advantage of Dainese is better venting, which doesn't matter so much on a river. Chain Reaction have the Brand-X pads which are the same as the old Azonic pads for about £12 and will do just as good a job as the 661's. FWIW, I use TSG As...
by Pyro
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FAO:- Rebecca Horne (or anyone who knows her)
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Why did you have it, Pete?

Ryan - quite possibly... <blushes>
by Pyro
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why do we do it?
Replies: 23
Views: 2984

Ooh - a nice one. I've been paddling for 16 years on and off, first flatwater (sprint, mainly), then rivers, bits of playboating (although not too much 'cause I'm sh*t at it) and polo. I don't feel I have anything to prove any more. There are guys around me in the club who paddle bigger, harder scar...
by Pyro
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FAO:- Rebecca Horne (or anyone who knows her)
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Rebecca - Sorry on the delay, that throwline's been with me for ages, but I got the fax when i rang the number and hadn't thought of posting online. I can't remember how it came to me (possibly NSR last year?), but it's been very useful!! It's had many adventures in the meantime - a National Student...
by Pyro
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: NSR 2006
Replies: 74
Views: 9290

I'll second the 'cheers for coming' from Grumpy.
I may have met some of you - I was the guy anchoring Martin (Box) and later on in the weekend, Batman on the livebaits.

See you all anon - (since I don't really know you and you don't know me...)
Take it easy

Pyro
by Pyro
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PHONICS: k is for kayak
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Dunno about H&M, but:

S & M are for ChillCheater kit
(although M & S are for big pants)
by Pyro
Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PHONICS: k is for kayak
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

T is for mid-river stops
F 'n L are for waterfalls
The alphabet's in the wrong order as well: 'R' should come straight after the P. (then there'd be no Q...) ]:o)
by Pyro
Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alpkit Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Try CCC outdoors - I got a Rab Corrie eVent jacket for £100 from them - link's HERE

I prefer the eVent jackets to GoreTex for the stuff I do - a little less waterproof (but only very slightly) but more breathable, and I don't get the 'cold' feeling I did with older Gore jackets.

HTH

Pyro
by Pyro
Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "SUCC to close" LATEST UPDATE **** PLEASE READ ***
Replies: 8
Views: 4098

Good luck, guys. From reading other forums, most of the student paddling clubs are well behind you, and we all hope you come out on top. Also, in a wierd way, thanks for the advance warning, as it could happen to just about any Uni CC at any time. Hope it works out for you, see you on the river some...
by Pyro
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 4* Sea training and assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

4* Sea training and assessment

<r>Hiya folks - strange request time.<br/> <br/> I'm after getting my 4* sea, a pre-requisite for participation in the kayaking legs of the Hebridean Challenge ( <URL url="http://www.hebrideanchallenge.com">http://www.hebrideanchallenge.com</URL> ). I'm a 4* river paddler, but have no sea experience...
by Pyro
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Downgrading of A&E service at popular paddling destinati
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Fort Bill a+e

Been there more than once, not through paddling, but running and mountain biking.

E-mail's going... now.
by Pyro
Thu Apr 10, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Rooster
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Rooster....

I have to slightly diagree with Jim - a £30 helmet might not protect you as well as a £150 one. There can be a great difference in the venting on more expensive lids, but the cheaper lids, while they have to have the very basic BS standard, often don't have the SNELL standards which are the real cyc...
by Pyro
Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Will there be anything weird for the weekend sir?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Wierdness

Once got stuck on a (submerged) car roof while paddling the Derwent near Seaton. Beyond that, any students paddling Sunday morning of the Dee is usually quite amusing
by Pyro
Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scrounging scum
Replies: 27
Views: 3027

students

'Nother student here. Can't say I'm a scrounging one, haven't really got time to scrounge ('cept from me parents). Would also appear to have a part time job to pay for the neoprene and plastic fetish that is kayaking...
by Pyro
Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waste of time
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

pedantism

>> Not sure if Wavesports X.Y and Z should count<<

You could have a Wavesport XXX if you were being really pedantic...
by Pyro
Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Open boating and facial hair
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

Beards

Berad - preferably a full, very luxurious one
You also need a large, floppy brimmed hat eg. :hat (not sure about the cig, mind) and an ancient, badly faded orange ribbed PFD.

Stereotyping? Moi? Never... :rolleyes
by Pyro
Thu Jan 30, 2003 4:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Music
Replies: 29
Views: 2743

Tunes

<t>Canoeing or biking, I always find the Prodigy's 'Fat of the Land', particularly 'Diesel Power' and 'Mindfields' good for psyching up. Calmer stuff goes with Levellers, Oysterband or even Enya ('Boadicea' particularly.) Old Punk never goes astray much (Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Ramones etc.). At Lee...