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by waverley610
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any thoughts on the pyrahna medieval?
Replies: 21
Views: 2605

I still have one (gathering dust) any offers? It'll fit a medium sized boater best, as the toe room is small due to it's slicey bow, is a little prone to getting tail whipped on ww, but very easy to roll, hull looks like it would be very good to take on the surf. Very well built (it's a bomb-proof D...
by waverley610
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB 2007 Tee
Replies: 23
Views: 5310

simon d westgarth wrote:The WW Kayaker will certainly be above the waist line, so have no fear about them being caught in your strainer!
Close shave!
by waverley610
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB 2007 Tee
Replies: 23
Views: 5310

The 'tucky-innie's' are very quiet this year?

Nobody is complaining that the bottom kayaker will be hidden inside their underpants or worse still...

trapped in the strainer!

Chas
by waverley610
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Park Conundrum
Replies: 184
Views: 51825

Wow, good on you, Simon! Simon, you have exceeding our expectations. Well done! So here is a golden opportunity for building bridges... I really hope to be there again as 2006 APWE was *the* highlight of the kayaking social calendar, a great party, great guests, great camaraderie not to mention gre...
by waverley610
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who's Who of British Paddling
Replies: 76
Views: 13956

Re: Who's Who of British Paddling

Jules wrote: Legends - Those who have achieved iconic status in our sport
Gino Watkins, who has no status iconic or otherwise.

Chas
by waverley610
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sweet Rocker LE
Replies: 13
Views: 1822

Think you will be very lucky if you manage to get one now. My understanding was there were just 100 LE Sweet helmets coming into the UK So just how limited are these editions, or is it simply clever marketing ploy? I'll start the ball rolling... I'm so 'limited' that the only other blaze orange I'v...
by waverley610
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Hurley
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

JohnV wrote:anyone able to predict if it will remain so (provided there is no rain) for tuesday?
An absolute peach of a late afternoon/early evening sunny session today,
some water lapping over gate 4 so it should stay on three for tomorrow.

Chas
by waverley610
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddling nr Crawley
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Try asking
http://www.southwatersports.co.uk/
Good Luck.

Chas
by waverley610
Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk at Crickhowell Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 505

No. But I have been berated by the farmer/landowner about 20m downstream of Crickhowell Bridge (river right) for getting off and stepping over a broken part of his barbed wire fence leading onto the road. The river was in spate at the time and I'd paddled past a horse box and over one of his fields ...
by waverley610
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Hurley Level
Replies: 3
Views: 852

A low but healthy 2 gates at Wednesday lunchtime and the sun was shining.


Chas
by waverley610
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers A-Z
Replies: 93
Views: 12092

X Factor

As no one has mentioned the X-factor so far, I had a look at the Rio Xallas in Galicia last summer, (Northern Europe's only waterfall into the sea apparantly), shame it's been dammed. It does get released for tourists and I gather the Upper sections do get paddled.... http://img338.imageshack.us/img...
by waverley610
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: paddling partners for trips around essex
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Black Water

Have pm'd.
by waverley610
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Hurley levels?
Replies: 16
Views: 2420

Was on three gates at 3pm Friday. So quite obviously dropping then.
by waverley610
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Thames Weirs
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Hurley

I'll be arriving at Hurley on Friday around midday, as it's POET's day;
anyone else heading over?
by waverley610
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Storing boats in cars - problem?
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: Storing boats in cars - problem?

Westy wrote:My question is: Does it matter that my kayak is sitting in a potentially very hot and sunny environment?
My sweet rocker helmet came with a warning to not leave it in a car for that very reason; so it's not just the kayak to worry about here.
by waverley610
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying solo...with a boat! How do I do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1909

stanstead local may help

Have PM'd you.
Chas
by waverley610
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Kayak Store...but the name sounds familiar???
Replies: 41
Views: 5021

Meanwhile

Meanwhile my local lidl shifted all of this weeks promotion stock in just one day;
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by waverley610
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access on Radio 4
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Were you being sad today like me then and listening about the postal strike!!? "Your cheque's in the post" Not that old chesnut! This is at least the third time this show has covered access issues in recent times, well done to who-ever keeps banging the R4 drum. Don't forget 'call you and yours' is...
by waverley610
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cheap Dry Bags!
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Picked up a Lidl dry bag today, these are 50litre...big! £6.99
by waverley610
Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hurley on 4
Replies: 12
Views: 1973

Hurley on three

T'was a lovely sticky four today, but down to three gates as of c 1pm (Saturday).
Think I got the very last ride on four gates this season... and a nice tan on my neck too!

Chas
by waverley610
Wed May 30, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: USA. Cheap Gear.Thats Service.
Replies: 32
Views: 4155

Wallace_7 wrote:I'm looking at buying some stuff from the USA - any ideas what I'll actually pay for this
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The only time I ever did this (I bought a lotus cag); I ended up paying just over 30% on top of the list price on the web-site.
UPS *always* declare, so you will pay import tax.
by waverley610
Mon May 28, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Cag
Replies: 149
Views: 13038

Randy Fandango wrote: the dodgy fellow in the rubber suit -- he was a google search for a "comical" picture featuring a guy in rubber fetish wear.
Giles
Yeah, Yeah...
So how come he (rubber-suit-boy) bears an uncanny resemblance to the bloke peering over your shoulder in your avatar...?
Fetisht.
by waverley610
Mon May 21, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Foot injury
Replies: 13
Views: 1655

Re: Foot injury

MarkR wrote: ... I'm hobbling around on a stick.
Any thoughts on the implications for paddling?
Thinking laterally, it would make a terrific front-cover for the impending SW Sea Kayaking Guide.
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by waverley610
Sat May 12, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Italy Levels
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Just back today from a fabulous week with Gene's; Think we really lucked out with the weather; snow had recently dumped, it had rained all the week before and we enjoyed clear blue skies, c28degs, and good levels each day. The Gronda was very low on our last day, the Sorba Slides had dropped a lot s...
by waverley610
Thu May 03, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The 99p krab
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

james fleming wrote: Anchor point...Hmmm I don't think so.
No problem; just use all ten.
by waverley610
Thu May 03, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The 99p krab
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

The 99p krab

I see Lidl's are having a 'water-theme' next Thursday
http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages ... .index.ar1

10 karabiners for under a tenner.. oooh. First aid kits, shortie wetsuits, rope and even ... spons*ns!

Chas
by waverley610
Wed May 02, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The silly season started... what are you going to do?
Replies: 61
Views: 7773

It's been hard work getting a 30kg loaded creek boat on the bathroom scales this afternoon! Flying out to Italy on Saturday.
by waverley610
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Extreme Ops
Replies: 19
Views: 2408

pictures

by waverley610
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Extreme Ops
Replies: 19
Views: 2408

Extreme Ops

Was anybody else unlucky enough to catch the all awful action-thriller Extreme Ops on E4 last night...? While filming an avalanche chase in the Alps, a group of extreme sports enthusiasts foil Serbian terrorists. America, hell yeah! In the opening five minutes they were filming an ad in Canada with ...
by waverley610
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pulborough - R. Arun or Shoreham R. Adur Playspot?
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Pulborough - R. Arun or Shoreham R. Adur Playspot?

apparently there is a small pourover near Pulborough Anyone got any ideas on how to get there or if it exists? Park/put in at Stopham Bridge, paddle under the bridge and down the Arun for about half a mile, turn sharp right up the Rother (small inlet just before an island) you will hear and see the...