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by dpround
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What feather for scouts paddles
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

Re: What feather for scouts paddles

I understand the concern when I say I am only going to buy RH paddles. In an ideal world I would buy lots of paddles so that I have a good range of sizes in both hands. What I have actually got so far is less than half the money I need to buy two thirds the number of paddles I think I need to cover ...
by dpround
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What feather for scouts paddles
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

Re: What feather for scouts paddles

Just to throw a spanner in the works....... I teach/coach school kids at my school. Last year we had about 45 do tasters for two hours in canoe and kayak. And I now have a development group to build skills up. I think that paddle shaft Length is more important than feather. Especially with smaller ...
by dpround
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What feather for scouts paddles
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

Re: What feather for scouts paddles

MikeB wrote:Is there any reason why you cant get them as splits, set with 0 and 45 degrees?
About £10 per paddle reason I am afraid :(

David
by dpround
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What feather for scouts paddles
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

Re: What feather for scouts paddles

So we have no votes for 60 degree at all, a few for forty five and at least two for zero! I must admit going for zero is tempting, but I think I will probably not be doing the scouts a favour there as the next time they go kayaking the chances are they will be presented with a feathered paddle. It l...
by dpround
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What feather for scouts paddles
Replies: 35
Views: 1211

What feather for scouts paddles

I was going to buy paddles from Ainsworth with a 45 degree feather. I have been offered some from another supplier and now have free choice of the feather angle. Do I go with 45 degrees as the trend seems to be for reducing the feather angle, or do I opt for a more standard 60 degree? Many thanks Da...
by dpround
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best CHEAP junior paddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Best CHEAP junior paddles

Thanks Yew, but I am really looking for much shorter paddles for Junior use. Probably more like 180 - 190cm rather than 220cm +

Many thanks

David
by dpround
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best CHEAP junior paddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Best CHEAP junior paddles

I think I would prefer to get junior size paddles Mark, though short WW adult paddles might be OK. What length paddles do you have?

All the best

David
by dpround
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best CHEAP junior paddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: Best CHEAP junior paddles

I am hoping to buy eight, if I can afford it! Possibly split between two sizes. (The scouts vary between about 1.4 and 1.6m tall)

All the best

David
by dpround
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best CHEAP junior paddles
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Best CHEAP junior paddles

I am looking at buying a bunch of cheap junior paddles for the scouts. They have to be cheap as funds are very limited. TNP do a junior paddle 602 or 603 which seems to be about £30 each. Is there any other options worth considering? The 602.0 is a symmetric paddle and the 603.0 is asymmetric. They ...
by dpround
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Saws - where do you carry yours?
Replies: 33
Views: 1750

Re: Saws - where do you carry yours?

On this topic, are these saws generally stainless, or do you need to care for them after every trip?

Many thanks

David
by dpround
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Reasonable sail area for canoe
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Reasonable sail area for canoe

I need to rig a sail for my 3* and thought it would be fun to do a bit more than improvise. I have loads of old windsurfing stuff and fancy cutting down a mast and sail to sensible proportions and knocking together a basic clip on lea board. What sort of sail area is sensible to a canoe? I should th...
by dpround
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trade in your WW kayak for a Sit on Top, Do it now!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1562

Re: Trade in your WW kayak for a Sit on Top, Do it now!!

I think that they are on to a winner with centres and clubs, not sure about private individuals. I think the next step in the evolution will be to get rid of the thigh straps. Providing the same contact points as a sit in is perfectly possible, but it would require a more complex moulding. If I ever...
by dpround
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Lomo Rengade Drysuit Large
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Lomo Rengade Drysuit Large

You have a PM
by dpround
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Level 5 dissertations
Replies: 33
Views: 1603

Re: Level 5 dissertations

Has anyone ever received a "Certificate of Competency?" I still beg for mine occasionally, but am very glad I went down the regular coach route rather than waiting!

David
by dpround
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SOT versus SINK
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: SOT versus SINK

Perhaps it might be worth considering something like the Epic V8? Sea kayak performance with SOT simplicity allegedly. I have no personal experience of them though.

All the best

David
by dpround
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: SOT versus SINK
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: SOT versus SINK

I started out with SOT and then moved to SINKs. (I have a OC Prowler elite and SKUK Explorer HV.) Going out on your own in a SINK is a serious undertaking, not only must you be certain of your ability to do a re-enter and roll (not just roll), but you will also need a reliable pump system that will ...
by dpround
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which kit - scouts grant application
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Which kit - scouts grant application

Well, the grant application is in. In a few weeks time I should know if we got lucky. Thanks everyone for the hints, they have been very helpful.

All the best

David
by dpround
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which kit - scouts grant application
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Which kit - scouts grant application

The maximum grant is £1500 and I am looking to get 12 sets of helmets, buoyancy aids, wetsuits and cags so that hopefully I can equip any 8 Scouts.

Sadly paddles, boats etc will have to wait. I'm £600 over as it stands! Luckily I have a few boats personally...

All the best

David
by dpround
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which kit - scouts grant application
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Which kit - scouts grant application

Which kit should I put on the grant application? I need kit that is tough, easily adjustable to a wide range of sizes, mainly small and that does its job properly. Helmets are usually a pain, a faf to adjust and then they rarely fit as well as I would like. Shred ready standard and WRSi were recomme...
by dpround
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Slalom gates (for X stream challenge)
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Slalom gates (for X stream challenge)

From the USA rules: The gates consist of two suspended poles painted with five green and five white rings for downstream gates, and five red and five white rings for upstream gates, with the bottom rings always being white. Gates flush to the current may be either red or green, whichever seems more ...
by dpround
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Slalom gates (for X stream challenge)
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Slalom gates (for X stream challenge)

I'm trying to make some Slalom gates to try out some of the BCU X stream challenge with the kids in the pool. I have 10m of 40mm white waste pipe, which I think will make the poles, provided it is long enough. It seems I need 10 poles, so that makes them 1m. I need to make stretchers, but there is n...
by dpround
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Open Boating North Wales
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

Re: Open Boating North Wales

The little estuary from Malltraeth is a nice run, and if it is calm perhaps even on to Llanddwyn. The Cymyran strait and the inland sea is another place you could consider.

David
by dpround
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242

Now sold. Thanks for all the interest.

David
by dpround
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242

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by dpround
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242

Les, the boat is still available at the moment. You could collect on Wednesday between 4:00 and 6:00PM, or after 9:00PM (school concert in between), or I could take it to Bangor if during the day would suit you. Alternatively Saturday after 1:00PM up to about 6:00PM would be fine. We have a lot on a...
by dpround
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Pool Sessions and/or rolling lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: Pool Sessions and/or rolling lessons

The Uni club have a session in Bangor pool, but I don't know which night or if they will let you join. SCC have Plas Menai's pool on Monday evenings. Cybi have Holyhead on a Friday? There are usually coaches hanging around at the SCC pool sessions. SCC are also doing a rolling clinic at Plas y Breni...
by dpround
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242

Too expensive? What is it worth?

David
by dpround
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242
Replies: 7
Views: 501

For sale: Pyranha Inazone 242

For Sale - Pyranha Inazone 242 in blue, £225. Ideal for beginners and intermediates on whitewater, moderate grade river running, playboating and even instructing, the Ina Zone's forgiving shape and loose hull offers a great value route into white water paddling. The Inazone gets great reviews, see: ...
by dpround
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Dry suit for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Dry suit for sale

Where are you?

All the best

David
by dpround
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: ROLL UP, ROLL UP, GREEN TOPO FS
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: ROLL UP, ROLL UP, GREEN TOPO FS

I may be interested in the open boat...

All the best

David