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by NPearce
Tue Dec 10, 2002 3:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Salt Rash and Raves
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Rash Prevention

<r>I find that it is the Helmet strap also that creates a nasty rash, usually promting calls of unusual 'bedroom' practices from workmates upon seeing the mark.<br/> <br/> Neoprene cags seem to eliminate this, but when I paddled with an old latex one, KY jelly used to work very well to stop rashes. ...
by NPearce
Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: microcell foam
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: microcell foam

<r>I have had the same problem with my Pop, Rather than buy expensive foam I have used the stuff that you find in swimming pools for foam floats and kick-boards.<br/> <br/> With only a slim block needed I found that this was ideal, as opposed to buying a huge block and cutting 80% away.<br/> <br/> V...
by NPearce
Mon Nov 18, 2002 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Need some advice.....
Replies: 11
Views: 873

Re: Another use

<r>My new POP has also just taken a beating on scottish rivers over the past 2 weeks.<br/> Admittedly I am a little worried about the plastic, but no more so than the pyrahna stuff, The resulting scratches seem to look worse, possibly due to the fact that the hull is nice and shiny, rather than slig...
by NPearce
Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 25
Views: 2017

re:scotland

<r>More than enough entertainment for the weekend methinksabout to set off, I can see arguments lasting the 6 hour journey being divided between rivers and more importantly, those aforementioned pubs!<br/> Have some definate ideas, and the persuasion skills are about to get tested!!<br/> <br/> Natha...
by NPearce
Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dee tour, 15th November
Replies: 40
Views: 2854

Re: Town Falls slot

<r>Been a couple of years since I last did the Dee tour, but it all sounds so familiar!<br/> I remember the first one I was at(93 ish) was in a downpour, wall to wall tupperware, tents washed away, sleeping in wet kit, paddling whilst hungover and almost sub zero temperatures.<br/> <br/> The followi...
by NPearce
Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 25
Views: 2017

Re: Scotland

<r>Its good to see Dave looking at the rivers, myself, I have been looking at the pubs to visit!<br/> <br/> Stirling as it is home to an old work colleague, with a lot more paddling friends, plus as Mike said it has good access to lots of water.<br/> <br/> Grantully and the Tummel were visited on ou...
by NPearce
Sat Oct 12, 2002 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well it finally seems to be raining...
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Well it finally seems to be raining...

<r>I got a voicemail last night telling me to head to Wales for 'a hell of a lot of rain', Sods law says that one of the few weekends I have booked up the rain actually appears!<br/> <br/> Lets hope it continues!!<br/> <br/> Nathan Pearce<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.paddletastic.co.uk">www.paddl...
by NPearce
Tue Jul 09, 2002 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Straw Poll
Replies: 25
Views: 3091

Re: Straw Poll

Still In Coventry! nothing wrong with that either :D !
by NPearce
Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Real paddlers
Replies: 32
Views: 2534

real paddlers.....

Because I have been reminded about it again:

Real paddlers . . . . The pile of kit in the corner of the Conservatory / Kitchen / Lounge never actually gets tidied, just moved to a different location after use (much to the dismay of the missus)
by NPearce
Fri May 24, 2002 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Weekend Water?
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Weekend Water?

Any predictions for weekend water levels in mid / north Wales?

Whilst the Nene and HPP are great fun, there is only so much concrete I can take!

Thanks in advance

Nathan


www.paddletastic.co.uk
by NPearce
Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GCSE Syllbi
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Re GCSE sylibi

<r>Basically I am aiming for the kid to be able to breeze the 1 and 2* stuff, and then he can basically get through whatever is needed for the schools 'assessment'.<br/> <br/> Probably better and will produce a more rounded paddler, than concentrating on specific skills needed for a schools test.<br...
by NPearce
Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GCSE Syllbi
Replies: 4
Views: 676

GCSE Syllbi

<r>With the summer coming its an idael time to get some of the younger and less experienced club members out onto the local rivers.<br/> I have one lad, who is studying GCSE's and has included kayaking in his chosen sports.<br/> From my brother doing it a couple of years ago I know that there was a ...
by NPearce
Thu Apr 04, 2002 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling and University's
Replies: 36
Views: 4397

Re: How to choose your University Canoe Club

<r>I think the group size argument goes both ways.<br/> Or club consists of a spread of occupations and possibly one student, yet we can quite regularly get a group of 12 onto a river.<br/> Management of the club on the water is usually done in two or three smaller groups, even so an impression of a...
by NPearce
Thu Apr 04, 2002 10:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Don't under-estimate the last fall on the Etive !
Replies: 34
Views: 5917

Re: Picturing Groups

<r>I was with a small group of 3, paddling behind the Lancashire Uni group, Purple Blade, Orange Redline and Blue Acrobat, hoping for a quiet paddle!<br/> We ran letterbox easily enough, yet did see a couple of 'misguided' landings.<br/> Guessing that Sunday would have been busier we chose the Frida...
by NPearce
Wed Apr 03, 2002 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Don't under-estimate the last fall on the Etive !
Replies: 34
Views: 5917

Etive good friday

<r>We also hit the Etive that friday, couldnt believe the number of paddlers there, was the first time we have been up and had to carefully pick a parking space!<br/> Other than one of our guys also landing too flat on the big drop I must have missed all the other excitement!<br/> Am trying to pictu...
by NPearce
Mon Mar 25, 2002 12:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Falls Of Lora
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Falls Of Lora

Does anybody have any idea / prediction what the falls of Lora will be doing Friday / Saturday or Sunday?

Any info would be appreciated.

Nathan


www.paddletastic.co.uk
by NPearce
Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scotland at Easter
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: Scotland at Easter

<r>Oh well, the Garry was on our list but we anre not there till the friday!<br/> <br/> Looking at the weather for next weekend it doesnt look particularly wet, and ideas for good rivers, grade 3 / 4 for dryer days?<br/> <br/> Also any ideas on what the Falls of Lora are going to be doing on the eas...
by NPearce
Sun Mar 17, 2002 12:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lendel splits
Replies: 13
Views: 1529

Re: Lendel splits

<r>We have been using a set of 4 way lendal splits for a little over a year. Paid for a tenner each by club members on a 'just in case' basis.<br/> Unfortunatly they have seen quite a bit of use, either through lost or broken paddles.<br/> When constructed they are excellent, very little movement in...
by NPearce
Mon Feb 18, 2002 12:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: This weekend?
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: This weekend

<r>Managed the Clewedog, only 6 of us there upon arrival, by the time we were ready to go another 20+ paddlers were also getting ready! so much for a quiet paddle.<br/> Releasing well over 1200, Bryn tail falls was giving the smaller boats some serious down time, one of our guys managing to completl...
by NPearce
Mon Feb 04, 2002 10:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FAO Mark ... River Ure update ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

River Ure paddlers???

So who was it filmed paddling on the Ure, shown in a report about the flooding, Central News on Sunday? Made me laugh as the mother in law stated 'oooh look at those silly poeple', regarding the paddlers on a rather swollen river ... how little does she know :D Nathan Edited by: NPearce at: 2/4/02 9...
by NPearce
Thu Jan 17, 2002 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Curse of the Mobile
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Curse of the Mobile

<t>I tend to use a small nookie drybag, more of a pouch, which has seen a good useage.<br/> The only reason I take my phone is because its small enough to slip in beside my wallet and keys. <br/> The only problem is that I tend to find the reception is not all that good on Orange in the valleys of N...