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by Pyro
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Biscuit 55 and Supersonic
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Biscuit 55 and Supersonic

Perception Super Sonic. Orange/Yellow colour way really good condition. Excellent starter boat. £225 Boats based in Leeds but can meet at usual paddling venues and can get pictures for anyone who is intrested. Hey up - don't suppose the SuperSonic's still lurking around is it? I'm after a cheap riv...
by Pyro
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: WTD: Cheap river runner
Replies: 3
Views: 389

WTD: Cheap river runner

I'm after a cheapish river runner for playing around in on easier stuff over the summer, to make me think more about my 'body english' than I have to in my nice, big, comfortable, safe creek boat. I'm not looking to spend a lot (probably £200-250 max), and am probably only going to be playing around...
by Pyro
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Anyone seen...
Replies: 33
Views: 9255

Anyone seen...

This, able to work out what the hell it is? I think it's a squirty, and could be a bargain for someone to get started with if it works out, but can't figure what the hell... http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/short-kayak/1021336822 http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$T2eC16VHJH8E9qSEWJoKBRtHdVRrL...
by Pyro
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dagger GTX FS
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Dagger GTX FS

Can I have some details (and any other pics if you've got'em) as well please?!
Carrickarmer (at) gmail (dot) com
by Pyro
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15341

Re: Alps conditions

Update on the tree on the Upper Guisane: the nice lady at the SND Kayak Shop at St Clément tells me it is being removed this week. It's gone now - we'd chopped half of it out of the way (£4.99 Aldi folding saw for the win!) a fortnight ago to create a channel down the right - after a wonderfully fu...
by Pyro
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confidence on the river
Replies: 29
Views: 2443

Re: Confidence on the river

To the OP, I asked about something very similar a fair while back, and got some great advice off a lot of people on here. I've noticed the same thing, but try to keep it out of my mind when i'm paddling, as it's not other people's performance on the river that matters to me, it's my own! Confidence ...
by Pyro
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You know you're an outdoors enthusiast when...
Replies: 114
Views: 6666

Re: You know you're an outdoors enthusiast when...

You get very excited when a mate gives you a french press/cafetiere press thing to go in one of the numerous Nalgene bottles you own.
by Pyro
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Local Paddle shops
Replies: 31
Views: 3754

Re: Local Paddle shops

Robin Hood Watersports

152 Leeds Rd
Heckmondwike
WF16 9BJ
http://roho.co.uk/


Kayaking and canoeing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, diving, surfing, waterskiing and various other gear.

Boats: Yes
Kit: Yes
Demo: Yes

And a great bunch of guys to boot.
by Pyro
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good deals on dry suit? anyone
Replies: 18
Views: 1724

Re: Good deals on dry suit? anyone

Another DamX vote from here, awesome suits, bomber construction and fantastic value
by Pyro
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Matt Parker
Replies: 61
Views: 14790

Re: Matt Parker

Running probe for the rest of us into the next life. Run hard, Matt. Pyro
by Pyro
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What Lens?
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: What Lens?

Take three lenses. two for focus length and one 50mm f1.8 for darker situations. Personally for a river I use 10-20, 70-300 and the bright 50mm. To ask 'what lens' is the same as asking 'what bike'... Yip, very similar. I have Tokina 12-24 f4, 50-135 f2.8 and a nifty 50 f1.8 with my Nikon D80. Cove...
by Pyro
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best of the snow!
Replies: 20
Views: 2761

Re: The best of the snow!

One of the Leeds Uni guys getting it a wee bit wrong...

by Pyro
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Spy With My Little Eye
Replies: 400
Views: 43105

Re: I Spy With My Little Eye

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Oh, and it was never BUSA Rodeo, BUSA have never been involved.

I spy, with my little eye: something beginning with "Well that didn't quite work, did it..."
by Pyro
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry bag for Creeker
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Dry bag for Creeker

I often have an Ocoee sat across behind the backband of my boat, it's fit in most creekers I've paddled over the years, M3, Salto, Karnali, Huck. The only boat I've used that it wouldn't fit in was a Hoss. It's normally packed, with camera, a couple of lenses, small first aid kit, paktowl and a prim...
by Pyro
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Will it fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Will it fit?

Anyone out there know if a Lendal 4-piece split will fit in the Palm Infinity Airstore drybag/airbag combo thingy? I need a second airbag anyway, and was thinking that if it works, the Palm thingy might be a good solution for keeping grit out of my splits as well as making it easier for people to fi...
by Pyro
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Guidebooks - 1st descent info
Replies: 34
Views: 3842

Re: Guidebooks - 1st descent info

...It would add a huge amount to the interest and not a little to the information value of any guidebook. Would it? I debated this with a friend around the climber's SPA award, where (if it still applies) you were asked about first ascents and historic climbs. To me, while it's a nice bit of trivia...
by Pyro
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Block Flow
Replies: 16
Views: 2020

Re: Block Flow

ion wrote:No Lego brown claw?...what's the world coming to.
Its senses?
by Pyro
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Brookbank and Pyranha
Replies: 25
Views: 7661

Re: Brookbank and Pyranha

Brookbank Carlisle in now closed. Closed for relocation, re-opening in 2013 according to the Brookbank Carlisle webpage. That's what it says for Lancaster as well - I hope they are just relocating but it looks odd closing both shops in the Lake District < mode = "Cumbrian pedant" > Why, which of th...
by Pyro
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: why pay for holme pierrepont
Replies: 32
Views: 2091

Re: why pay for holme pierrepont

just because the river now has 2 channels, I don't think the PRN can only be applied to one of them I think it does. The lock system provides the main navigation of the river, accessible to all craft. You're also talking about the "right of navigation on un-regulated waters", and i'm not sure that ...
by Pyro
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: why pay for holme pierrepont
Replies: 32
Views: 2091

Re: why pay for holme pierrepont

I'd agree with BaldockBabe, a navigation still exists via the locks in the main channel.

While it's a semantic issue, there may also be an argument that the river has not "changed it's course" (which implies a natural movement), it has "had it's course changed".
by Pyro
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoes with drysuit socks
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Shoes with drysuit socks

I've worn various shoes over my drysuit socks over the years. Walking boots would probably be overly heavy, especially when they're full of water, but cheapy walking shoes or grippy trainers (I've used Inov8 and Salomon trainers at various intervals) work fine. I put a thin normal sock over the late...
by Pyro
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out
Replies: 40
Views: 4983

Re: Ferry Gliding - Bad form - Let's stamp it out

The ferry from Seil to Luing definitely ferry glides, I remember it feeling very, very disconcerting when we went over there when I was a kid.

And when did the term 'brace' come in anyway? They were 'slap support' strokes when I did my 1*, way back in the mists of nineteen eighty-something...
by Pyro
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where next?
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: Where next?

If you head up to the Lakes, a lot of the Derwent is within your grade and absolutely beautiful. The section from Seathwaite down to Grange was a regular run for us when I was a kid (back in the days of Dancers and Invaders and a single black Stuntbat...), nothing too taxing but a gorgeous section o...
by Pyro
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: H.I.P.S DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Wanted: H.I.P.S DVD

Anyone got a copy of Olaf Obsommer's H.I.P.S DVD they wouldn't mind parting with?

Pyro
by Pyro
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Spigot!
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Wanted: Spigot!

I'm after a spigot to reduce the feather on my old faithful Lendal Kinetics. Anyone got one or a good idea of where to source one from? They're the XPS shaft, about 8 years old, no idea on internal and external diameters, though...

Cheers!

Pyro
by Pyro
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A great kayaking helmet- just to put it out there...:)
Replies: 63
Views: 8237

Re: A great kayaking helmet- just to put it out there...:)

How does that add more spice, Wil? Giro have been doing ski lids for quite a while, but they're a very seperate range from their bike lids. The Shiv/Surface/Revolver use a similar shell to their potty-bonce BMX lids, but that's about it. They're still not a kayaking helmet!
by Pyro
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A great kayaking helmet- just to put it out there...:)
Replies: 63
Views: 8237

Re: A great kayaking helmet- just to put it out there...:)

Mass market bike riders just wouldn't pay £100 for a lid, Maybe not, but the vast majority I know who ride every weekend (ie, committed to biking to the same degree as you seem to be saying for paddling) happily spend £50-75. Which, funnily enough, is about the same as you can get a good paddling l...
by Pyro
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Cags & Strides
Replies: 26
Views: 1699

Re: Cags & Strides

I'll take the large Strides if they're not gone already. PM or email me on carrickarmer (at) gmail.com and we'll sort cash out.
Cheers!
Pyro.
by Pyro
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: ~~ How NOT to pay for your paypal transactions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: ~~ How NOT to pay for your paypal transactions!!

There's one big problem with that, and it's been exploited a lot recently: If it turns out that the person you've bought from is, shall we say, somewhat less than honest, you have absolutely NO COMEBACK. Paypal won't get involved, because according to their system, this was a personal payment or gif...
by Pyro
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Boats for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Boats for Sale

I'd be interested in pics of the squirt boat as well if it's still available.
Carrickarmer (at) gmail.com