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by twicezero
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Inflatable kayaks dangerous?
Replies: 22
Views: 6815

Re: Inflatable kayaks dangerous?

there is a much fuller worded report here: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-w ... er-7910196

In this case has the sub-editor cut out too much?
by twicezero
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKCC L2 coaching behaviours
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: UKCC L2 coaching behaviours

Incase you've not got it, the BCU coaching handbook is quite useful.
by twicezero
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tinned meat?
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: Tinned meat?

I emailed the editor and got myself removed: editor@kayakanglermag.com.
ric@rapidmedia.com might be the direct method.

HTH
by twicezero
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Shadwell Basin Paddle-fest, London, 20-21st Sept 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: Shadwell Basin Paddle-fest, London, 20-21st Sept 2014

https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/0/AACYUQO84tN_vjBQWXtKJj373clX_axDJYq8kSyqNGGGbA/12/40764224/jpeg/1024x768/3/1407006000/0/2/Paddlesport%20Poster%20Jpeg.jpg/cJousAnQ33zX5FlLF3F_kAf9aci6pvbhcHzKAIW1gW0 Here's the full details as a pdf: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4s5bak61nu3vmop/Paddlefest%20Poster%20PD...
by twicezero
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ladies paddling
Replies: 26
Views: 2066

Re: Ladies paddling

Equality is about being treated as an individual, nothing to do with gender. But of course if the particular circumstances of an individual are that they paddle better when not surrounded by testosterone fuelled men but instead by rather more cautious and thoughtful women then of course it does bec...
by twicezero
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: T-rescue
Replies: 94
Views: 10374

Re: T-rescue

On a slight tangent, does anyone actually rate a T-rescue as a seriously usable technique? It works OK when it's pre-planned, or in a pool session where you know that someone is a couple of paddle strokes away, but does it ever actually get used in anger on white water? I doubt that many people who...
by twicezero
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secret Society Canoe Clubs
Replies: 94
Views: 5765

Re: Secret Society Canoe Clubs

Clubs are so often discussed on the forum as some 'body corporate' ruled by some oligarchy bent on imposing their will against a strict regime of rules. Maybe there are some like that but I like to think our club is a collection of members with similar although not necessarily identical aims. Indee...
by twicezero
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 2 session plan
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Level 2 session plan

My lad is going through his level 2 session plans before assessment and asking me questions about it, 1 of points is "individual needs" can somebody clarify what he should be writing in this box please. Also hes just asked me about "Group equipment" I can't say what's correct, I'm no assessor. But ...
by twicezero
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January
Replies: 42
Views: 3407

Re: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January

Adrian Cooper wrote:Strange, I thought the BCU had a coaching newsletter. Now I'm not saying it is being used very well but it is there.
Apologies my sarcasm was obviously turned down too low.
by twicezero
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January
Replies: 42
Views: 3407

Re: Changes to Level 2 from 1st January

Personally I'm disappointed that I get to hear about this on here rather than through some Canoe England communication.
If only BCU had all the email addresses of their coaches, or considered some sort of newsletter.
by twicezero
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Session Plan/review template
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: Session Plan/review template

This the sort of thing? I made them up for my L2 - copying the ones in the L2 paperwork, so take them with a pinch of salt...

PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bc37txjev03p0 ... mplate.pdf
Word: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6h8je9uv0x1k0 ... mplate.doc
by twicezero
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2 star review
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: 2 star review

Those notes published tomorrow I see. This one seems to have an element of presumption: 3 Star - Updates......... The prerequisites have been revised, in most cases they include an element of previous experience, 2 Star standard in the craft being used at 3 Star, and the ability to swim confidently...
by twicezero
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Open Letter to Paul Owens
Replies: 73
Views: 8080

Re: An Open Letter to Paul Owens

Sorry, WWSR is an expense associated with moderate water coaching, I put it on the wrong list! For UKCCL2 you must either hold an alternative 3 Star (which exempts you from the CPD module) or, you must be of 3 Star standard in an alternative discipline... ie, canoe. And if you have no interest in t...
by twicezero
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Open Letter to Paul Owens
Replies: 73
Views: 8080

Re: An Open Letter to Paul Owens

Did you pay for it yourself? Do you have lots of time on your hands? If you had to pay commercial rates for every ticket, training and assessment that got you to L2 then you are looking at about 1.5k in courses, add to that fuel, accommodation and you are looking at about 2k. I looked in to it, the...
by twicezero
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: An Open Letter to Paul Owens
Replies: 73
Views: 8080

Re: An Open Letter to Paul Owens

However, its detractors and critics have the lion share of attention on forums and in public which is not giving the new scheme its due. This is most likely as they are in the vast majority. I do not know of one non fee charging coach or paddler who agree with the new scheme. Hi, I'm a volunteer UK...
by twicezero
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Guide book one word 'IMPRESSIVE' !!!!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3163

Re: New Guide book one word 'IMPRESSIVE' !!!!!!!!

Wadhamite wrote:Pre-ordered it from the Book Depository (they deliver free anywhere), cheaper than evil Amazon...
Amazon bought the book depository a few years ago, I'm afraid.
by twicezero
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Girls getting ideas?
Replies: 88
Views: 5688

Re: Girls getting ideas?

Psychologically we don't operate in the same way either. I'm sure I feel more afraid before getting on a river than my male paddle buddies do. Men generally are braver or at least don't feel the fear the way women do, hence they more commonly peruse combat jobs/police/firefighter roles etc and padd...
by twicezero
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS
Replies: 89
Views: 6603

Re: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS

To get to L2 coach you need to do: (Only required training included FSRT (1 day) 2* (1 day) L1 coach (3 days + 1 assessment) 3* WW (1 day) 3* Open boat (1 day) LTPD (self study - 0.5 day) Child protection (1 day now?) First aid (now 2 day?) L2 coach training (4 days) L2 coach assessment (1 day) I m...
by twicezero
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS
Replies: 89
Views: 6603

Re: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS

Twicezero, nothing wrong with UKCC awards but they do get rid of most volunteer coaches you say you love the award but did you love paying for it ? did you come in from the start or are you experienced? If you worked your way through from nothing it may be a good progression but it is a fact it cos...
by twicezero
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS
Replies: 89
Views: 6603

Re: BCU BRINGS BACK OLD AWARDS

Funny, 2 replies, one positive from a volunteer and one negative from a commercial coach, says it all to me. Personally I hope they bring this to CE, I may even start to coach with bits of paper rather than as friends again. UKCC was and is an expense most volunteers cannot afford. Not surprised it...
by twicezero
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: breakdown of coaches by level
Replies: 43
Views: 2480

Re: breakdown of coaches by level

Of course there is no separate award for specialist WW canoe at 3* or 4*, candidates are assessed in whichever craft they choose. Indeed, ad 3* the syllabus only refers to kayaking, not canoeing. 5* WW only refers to kayaking. Strange that these have not been 'regularisd'. The specific stats are re...
by twicezero
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe England brand awarness survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1482

Re: Canoe England brand awarness survey

PeterG wrote:Members special newsletter?, how do you sign up for it. CE have my email address, but I've never received one.
I asked on the CE facebook channel...

Or you could use this link:
http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry ... spx?m=4294
by twicezero
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoe England brand awarness survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1482

Re: Canoe England brand awarness survey

Why has this survey not been emailed out to every CE member? Janet I should have been - it was in the 'Member's Special Newsletter - December 2012'. However I (and a few others) had to point out the CE a few months that I wasn't receiving it, once I found out it existed. Perhaps you got missed from...
by twicezero
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Star Awards
Replies: 24
Views: 1870

Re: Star Awards

I'm a teacher and think qualified teachers should be able to show personal competence eg 3 star then get a coach award at the appropriate level. We do 4 years of a degree and teaching qualification etc so should know how to coach............. What's getting a degree got to do with being a coach? A ...
by twicezero
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hire company safety
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

Re: Hire company safety

Things like this do make me sad. Sending out someone on their own who clearly doesn't have a clue is just asking for trouble. I get frustrated that over on the Wye I see so much drinking on the water and using PFDs as cushions. I try to use hire companies that will give a safety briefing no matter h...
by twicezero
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Gilwell Park near Chingford - E4 7QW
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Gilwell Park near Chingford - E4 7QW

Does anyone have any recommendations of a good stretch of water we could paddle (slow running or flat) in this area. Hi there. Obviously the the Lee Navigation runs near to where you will be and there is easy access at most locks ( like this one for example ). I've did quote a few paddles on the lo...
by twicezero
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Olympic Gold and Silver
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Olympic Gold and Silver

Scots_Charles_River wrote:Yip, non-paddlers have been asking how they do it all with not speaking on the way down.
I want to know how they do it without stopping halfway down for an argument :)
by twicezero
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New by-law bans swimming
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: New by-law bans swimming

In fact his nice new little law might be unenforceable as there is a right to swim in tidal estuaries. But then of course in the Corporate State, might is right. The Thames through London is a Port and so has its own bylaws and port control via the Port of London Authority. A number of kayaking gro...
by twicezero
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames Diamond Jubbilee River Pageant
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Thames Diamond Jubbilee River Pageant

Incase anyone is interested... some photos can be found over ere