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by Digimeister
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mawddach Pictures Needed, Beery Reward
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/canoe/photos/galleries/2006/easter/patrickfalls21.jpg Date: Easter 2006. Photo: Andy Buckley. http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/canoe/photos/galleries/2004/Wales1/FallOnMawddach.jpg And just cos it features Poke pre-mullet: http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/canoe/photos/galler...
by Digimeister
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wanted: Right end - Werner Double Diamonds
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

I can do you one end of a set of H20s, Watersticks, or Robson Flexibles (anyone remember those...)
by Digimeister
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Contact for Tim Trew
Replies: 3
Views: 707

PMd you.
by Digimeister
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Real-time river level data - A RESULT!!
Replies: 33
Views: 5829

I'm sure I can drum up a team of IC kayaking web geeks to get you a nice interface etc. Sounds like a good project, and one which it might even be possible to unite with my long-running 'kayaking guide-maps' idea.
by Digimeister
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GuiGui-Prod
Replies: 30
Views: 3222

Yep, you can enter in the open (i.e. non-student) class.
by Digimeister
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Potential for an urban first descent...
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

It does say up to 37m. More fun than the Diana Memorial Fountain anyway.
by Digimeister
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: H20 Teams (Who Stocks Them?)
Replies: 5
Views: 853

I got mine from Totnes Kayaks. That was a while ago now though. If they don't have them they can probably get them for you.
by Digimeister
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling shops in New York
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Try boatertalk.com?
by Digimeister
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where next?
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

The possibilities are endless. Canada? Turkey? Depends how much you want to spend.
by Digimeister
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Potential for an urban first descent...
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Potential for an urban first descent...

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... when they get round to building it. See article.
by Digimeister
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Riot Decks
Replies: 3
Views: 484

This has just reminded me that I've got a Peak Riot deck that's been sitting in a cupboard for ages. It's never really been used - maybe half a dozen times on a lake. My Riot boat died shortly after I bought it.

If you're interested in buying it PM me.
by Digimeister
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Rocker Damage
Replies: 24
Views: 3574

A few of these points have come up before, but I think it's worth mentioning them again. Kayaking helmets are not motorcycle helmets or bike helmets. Both of the latter are designed to take one hit. They do this by breaking. Kayaking helmets are designed to take more than one hit. They do this by de...
by Digimeister
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nothing much happens in Swindon ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

I used to deliver the Swindon Advertiser. Never saw anything this interesting in it though.

Although, Steve is not as unique as the paper implies... Theo Petre lives in Swindon and has been expedition boating in India.
by Digimeister
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teenagers
Replies: 20
Views: 2732

So has all this changed now that 4* includes leadership stuff? Cos I'm sure I was under 16 when I did my 4*...
by Digimeister
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free calendar from Rainchasers
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: Free calendar from Rainchasers

Poke wrote:(without looking at the text on each and cheating :-)

January - The Runt
April - Chilli-Vodka-Fuelled-Dirty-Old-(Super)man
October - Poke

Edit to stop Jim feeling left out.
by Digimeister
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low water
Replies: 31
Views: 3020

"scrapping down a river is like having sex with a sleeping woman". In that case then, not kayaking is like wanking yourself to sleep Does that make CT/HPP like a bunch of cheap hookers?! You are paying for the loving when you can't get in anywhere else. Any river with kerbs is an inflatable doll.
by Digimeister
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 1 car rivers
Replies: 28
Views: 3654

Pretty much any river in Europe. OK, maybe not quite, but I've done fly-drives to the Pyrenees and Corsica, and in both cases have found that locals, even little old ladies, will pick up hitchers in paddling kit. Tip: keep your paddling stuff on. Although you may be tempted to avoid dripping on thei...
by Digimeister
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Style advice please!
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Those pink WRSI ones are pretty cool though...
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by Digimeister
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video camera's?
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Mini-DV is the way to go if you want to do it properly. I've used memory card ones for playing around (head-cam, boat-cam etc) but for any kind of affordable price you lack any control, the quality is dubious, and the memory cards are pricey so you realy have to take a laptop and offload every eveni...
by Digimeister
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moving water?
Replies: 28
Views: 2562

Gerris does 3D. And U-RANS. And adaptive meshing. If I wasn't too busy running sims that I'm actually paid to do, I'd set something up. (I might one day be bored enough to do so. Must abuse the expensive hardware and software I've got).
by Digimeister
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moving water?
Replies: 28
Views: 2562

I'm on the first time, know I don't understand it, and am now teaching myself the pure maths skills to explain the derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations instead, an enterprise which is, in all seriousness far simpler! If you think an ability to solve nonlinear partial differential equations is ...
by Digimeister
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What paddleable 5m+ falls are there in the UK?
Replies: 70
Views: 12335

I know this is the only reason you started this thread Tim...

River: Pattack
Fall: Falls of Pattack
Height: ~10m
Paddler: Poke
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by Digimeister
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moving water?
Replies: 28
Views: 2562

Ooh a geeky topic! In summary... it's insanely complicated. For my sins I spend all day doing fluid dynamics, and I think wonny j has summed it up best. But to delve further (avoiding the temptation to throw systems of differential equations at you): There will be friction between the "upper layer" ...
by Digimeister
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Historic Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 1666

Dave Manby, Mike Jones, John Liddell, et al, first descent of the Dhud Kosi in the early 70's to name but a few. I believe they even cut their boats in half to get them on a plane and stuck them back together again!!! These pioneering paddlers deserve our respect. Yep. Most certainly. And way more ...
by Digimeister
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Touring.....
Replies: 5
Views: 607

How about the Thames? Up the top end wildcamping it entirely possible. One day I'm going to get round to doing a source-to-sea trip, cos I've lived about 10 miles from the source and now live about 2 miles from it near the sea.
by Digimeister
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Touring.....
Replies: 5
Views: 607

The Spey is supposed to be nice.
by Digimeister
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Calling all burn owners past and present....comments please.
Replies: 21
Views: 2566

Great boats. My only thought would be whether you might be better off with a Large? I'm considering upgrading.
by Digimeister
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tickets for the Dart?
Replies: 69
Views: 5975

TheKrikkitWars wrote:... I have a collapsable pocket high horse
I do believe you're unintentionally quoting Mendip_Mammoth. Surely that shows it's time to cool off a bit.
I can still choose to be very immature at points
Keep kidding yourself it's a choice Josh.[/quote]
by Digimeister
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tickets for the Dart?
Replies: 69
Views: 5975

Not Really; only information anyone needs on rivers access is directions to the put-in and get-out :D I would add the grade too, nothing worse than driving to a river, paddling it and then finding out that it wasn't as challenging as you'd hoped! ... whereas we all love paddling over horizon lines ...
by Digimeister
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tickets for the Dart?
Replies: 69
Views: 5975

Wouldn't people rather escape the crowds and paddle somewhere else? It's pretty much the only good strech of water of that grade within a 3 hour drive of more than half the population. Are you high? I should probably add: That still runs if it hasn't pissed down the night before; That is of a reaso...