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by LucyLou19
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 41214

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Hey Why don't you try half-rolls at first (i.e. rolling from a set up position on one side) It is demonstrated at this point: 0:56 in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJ67kLcsDc It may solve your issues with set ups, and from watching your video you have a good hip flick to recover that m...
by LucyLou19
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has anyone managed to retrofit decent outfitting into a
Replies: 8
Views: 1890

Re: Has anyone managed to retrofit decent outfitting into a

Hey Having used a jackson playboat with a retrofitted IR backband, and now owned several jackson boats with their proper outfitting, stick with the proper outfitting. Its amazing- it just takes some getting used too. After some reservation I have gone from nomad to jackson karma and love it, in part...
by LucyLou19
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 41214

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

http://pyb.co.uk/courses-detail.php?coursecode=KCC16 cant argue with that price either!
by LucyLou19
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 41214

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Have you considered the 'bombproof roll' course as Plas Y Brenin. When I was first working there as a center assistant I went on the course and was non-roller (had a 2-3 year pool roll which I could never translate into a moving water roll) to bombproof in 3 days (I had 2 stores shifts on the other ...
by LucyLou19
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uganda Dec- Feb
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: Uganda Dec- Feb

Could be any time soon really unfortunatley , i dont think anyone actually knows. I am super keen for februrary and we have one other person interested so far if you could make it work with work?
by LucyLou19
Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uganda Dec- Feb
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Uganda Dec- Feb

Hi all,

I have dec-feb off, really keen to paddle in Uganda before it gets dammed (or potentially Zambezi for some of that period of time as well). Is anyone keen to make a big trip?

Lucy
by LucyLou19
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Mitchell blades £50 per set
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: FS: Mitchell blades £50 per set

Have you still got the 0 degree set?
by LucyLou19
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Paddle advice

Careful which 5"2 20ish year old females you claim to be stronger than...

(Meanwhile, back at the climbing wall) ;)

Buy a paddle before you buy a boat, but make sure you have enough warm kit too :) Werner Paddles are crap, I'd recommend Select/ VE/ Nomad something like that :)
by LucyLou19
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: OT... jobs for the girls
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: OT... jobs for the girls

A job with Looked After Children would be the natural progression- pick your company: New Reflexions, Bryn Melyn, Keys Care/ Activ8, Afon Goch- all recruiting.
by LucyLou19
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: jackson happy seat and thruster combo
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: jackson happy seat and thruster combo

brand new it costs £53... will you accept £27 plus postage?
by LucyLou19
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nomad comfort problems/WW boats for big paddlers
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Nomad comfort problems/WW boats for big paddlers

5 foot 3, 60kg and 28 inch inseam. I used to get about 15 minutes in my 8.1 nomad before the sciatica and the numb legs began. Shame because it was such a good boat, but it either fits you or it doest I think. I tried for about 18 months with various amounts of foam to make it fit me better. No luck!
by LucyLou19
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How to save your back while creeking?
Replies: 21
Views: 2440

How to save your back while creeking?

Hi all. I have recently sold my Nomad 8.1 due to it weighing 24kg and me strugging to lift it when full of leader kit (reckon brought it up to 26 or 27kg). I am looking at buying a Jackson Karma or Zen as replacement in part due to their lightweight, but am still interested in ideas to reduce or eli...
by LucyLou19
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommendations for small women's paddle?
Replies: 21
Views: 1907

Re: Recommendations for small women's paddle?

Unless you have really conditioned shoulders i'd steer away from any werner paddle on a glass shaft, all I found was that they fluttered. I've gone round and round in circles, but eventually having now got a lot stronger through lots of kayaking and climbing, I now have select w1's in large for rive...
by LucyLou19
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dealing with loss of ability and drive
Replies: 38
Views: 4711

Re: Dealing with loss of ability and drive

Best Quote- 'best paddler on the water is the one with the biggest smile on their face :) ' If kayaking still makes you smile, go and do it. But before jumping on the big stuff, I'd give a go at having just a good day on the river with your friends. Go to the treweryn or the washburn or something in...
by LucyLou19
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Having to do 2* canoe
Replies: 100
Views: 6910

Re: Having to do 2* canoe

Can you use SUP as the single bladed discipline? (I probably should know this!)
by LucyLou19
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 30 or 45 degree feather??
Replies: 23
Views: 3430

Re: 30 or 45 degree feather??

12 degrees for freestyle, 30 degree for river running. 30 felt way more natural, and that's given that id used 45's for 3 years of kayaking- I just tried 30 degree on a 6cm longer paddle (I had 194's at 45 degrees, I did own a set of 30 degree 191cm paddles which I hated as well, and promptly sold, ...
by LucyLou19
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Having to do 2* canoe
Replies: 100
Views: 6910

Re: Having to do 2* canoe

I disagree with the above poster, if you are sensible, both kayaking and canoeing are both perfectly accessible to those with a long term back problem. IF I was the OP, I would go kayaking in some easy surf to get over my fear of capsizing. Playing in the nice fluffy bit by the shore, where its easy...
by LucyLou19
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Having to do 2* canoe
Replies: 100
Views: 6910

Re: Having to do 2* canoe

I disagree with the above poster, if you are sensible, both kayaking and canoeing are both perfectly accessible to those with a long term back problem. IF I was the OP, I would go kayaking in some easy surf to get over my fear of capsizing. Playing in the nice fluffy bit by the shore, where its easy...
by LucyLou19
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Absurdly large head looking for helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 4250

Re: Absurdly large head looking for helmet

Gath XXL one goes to 64cm i think, i have a 61-62cm head using a sweet strutter
by LucyLou19
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best dry cag for a women
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Best dry cag for a women

I use the Naiya, I'd steer away from new palm material, looks beautiful but in truth is not really that durable. I'd buy this http://www.whitewaterthecanoecentre.co.uk/kokatat-womens-helix-jacket-5160-p.asp or this http://www.kayakingkit.com/product.php?productid=18498 to replace mine when it breaks.
by LucyLou19
Sun May 18, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why is this boat going so cheap...Varuns
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Re: Why is this boat going so cheap...Varuns

I dont think thats really cheap. I couldn't shift my 09 star for anything above £280. Second hand boat market is flooded... Boats really just aren't worth that much.
by LucyLou19
Sun May 04, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone Paddling the Lettman Granate Medium?
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Anyone Paddling the Lettman Granate Medium?

Is anyone on here paddling the lettman granate medium? Any good?
by LucyLou19
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Shorty Cag
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Wanted: Shorty Cag

Peak had some brand new 2012 model ones in lime green for sale a couple weeks back, full seals on arms neo cone on next, £75 i'd reccomend there!
by LucyLou19
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Learning to brace
Replies: 40
Views: 3469

Re: Learning to brace

The better concept than brace is active blade . 'Bracing' on an active blade is far more effective than any form of reactive dab the water stroke. For example, In breaking in and out, this is using a stern squeeze as opposed to the old school low brace turn. To be honest, If I were you I'd spend the...
by LucyLou19
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Learning to brace
Replies: 40
Views: 3469

Re: Learning to brace

Improve your forward paddling instead, a good forward paddling stroke and setting up for moves early virtually eliminates the need to brace in my opinion.
by LucyLou19
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: WTD: 197cm Paddles 30 degree RH Feather, Cranked, Not Werner
Replies: 2
Views: 376

WTD: 197cm Paddles 30 degree RH Feather, Cranked, Not Werner

As in the title, just wondered if anyone was selling 30 degree RH cranks at 197 cm. My only stipulation is non-werner.

Cheers
by LucyLou19
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner level paddles - £100-£150
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Beginner level paddles - £100-£150

Nomad paddles are slalom paddles produced in llangollen at the nomad factory. Factory seconds often for sale. Will be the best buy you ever make.
by LucyLou19
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beginner level paddles - £100-£150
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Beginner level paddles - £100-£150

Nomad paddles-
by LucyLou19
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Has T got the hump
Replies: 18
Views: 2713

Re: Has T got the hump

If they can succesfully move rocks around to prevent bank erosion, I wonder if they can move rocks out of the top hole eddy to create better eddy service ?? Hears to dreams eh!!