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by chrism
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We're at war, apparently
Replies: 44
Views: 4715

Re: We're at war, apparently

One interesting conclusion from this spate of publicity is that we need more of it - the reaction from those without a vested interest appears to be that the anglers' position is untenable. The thing is, I get the impression it's only even a minority of anglers who agree with the stance taken by ang...
by chrism
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Polo Paddles
Replies: 24
Views: 2809

Re: Polo Paddles

The issue then for other players is that they also have to block shots/passes, in which case the same issues can apply as with the goalie (personally having played as a specialist goalie for a while, when I was playing mainly as an outfield player I still expected to need to jump into goal when circ...
by chrism
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: PSA: Cockleshell Heroes
Replies: 6
Views: 856

PSA: Cockleshell Heroes

Tuesday 1/11/11, 22:00, BBC2. Set your videos (or whatever new-fangled thing you have).

Does this need crossposting for those who don't come on this sub-forum? Couldn't work out where else it fits, as it's clearly not just sea (and probably has across the board interest).
by chrism
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Polo Paddles
Replies: 24
Views: 2809

Re: Polo Paddles

I'd suggest that 0 degree feather certainly isn't ideal for the goalie!

Given you have to do more with your paddle in polo than just propel the boat - and frequently take your hands off - 0 degree actually seems non-ideal for any player for a variety of reasons.
by chrism
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Swellies Extreme Race
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Swellies Extreme Race

Can I paddle a ski? Fairly sure the rules say no - I was wondering where to get a decent sea kayak from (I've borrowed a homemade one before which being based on a 1950s K1 hull is fairly quick, but lack of a rudder means it's unlikely to be that competitive). Assuming of course that doubles aren't...
by chrism
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teifi Access - The Police View
Replies: 18
Views: 5378

Re: Teifi Access - The Police View

But as so often the letter from the police is being over enthusiastically interpreted. But you're interpreting it under enthusiastically. The relevant passage is: "Whilst, therefore, the Teifi Trout Association can own complete sections of the river bed, this is separate and distinct from the water...
by chrism
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

Try http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6387319.stm (Keith had got a stray '=' on the end of his).
by chrism
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is it worth tacking upwind with a Flat Earth sail?^
Replies: 43
Views: 5116

Re: Is it worth tacking upwind with a Flat Earth sail?

Here's a sailing canoe

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by chrism
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Name that stream
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

Re: Name that stream

It is on the OS map - you just have to look at the right scale (for some reason Bing seems to have lost 1:25k)
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=29 ... &A=Y&Z=115
by chrism
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A-personalised-reply-from-Richard-Benyon
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

Re: A-personalised-reply-from-Richard-Benyon

Dave Manby wrote:
Kev W wrote:WHAT A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS!!!!!!!!!! I can see why hes a politician!! utter crap!
A marvelous informed and reasoned addition to the discussion.
Your reply sounds sarcastic, but I can only assume it's not, given Kev's comments are far better reasoned than the letters from Mr Benyon.
by chrism
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

I know a london angling club has a stretch in Salisbury That would appear to be the London Anglers Association (their riverkeeper is quoted in the original press release, and mentions "their match") http://www.londonanglers.net/fisheries/h-ham_bridge.html No sign of any competition though http://ww...
by chrism
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teifi Access - The Police View
Replies: 18
Views: 5378

Re: Teifi Access - The Police View

chrism wrote:I'm guessing quite a few contributors to that thread are also members here!
Well that was clearly a good guess ;)
by chrism
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teifi Access - The Police View
Replies: 18
Views: 5378

Re: Teifi Access - The Police View

Dead easy to create an account - I'll paraphrase as I don't want to be accused of copying something I'm not supposed to - basically the post says this thread is an interesting read regarding access and the views of the police - a direct link to the police letter is also given. In the reply below, th...
by chrism
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

A (legally and factually flawed) update from the AT at the bottom of http://emarketing.blue-leaf.co.uk/t/r-71F76A85F567067D - interesting all the same.
by chrism
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Rhuddnant got big...
Replies: 22
Views: 2294

Re: The Rhuddnant got big...

Certainly doesn't look the most fun place to swim!
by chrism
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2623

Re: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?

So just to clarify the context of my input, we might have a hypothetical river where all of the land from the spring, down both sides of the river all the way to the sea is privately owned with no public footpaths, roads or other rights of access. Now we have a landowner who is 'allowing' access to...
by chrism
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teifi Access - The Police View
Replies: 18
Views: 5378

Re: Teifi Access - The Police View

Interesting to note that this thread is being referenced over on the anglers afloat forum (on the Hampshire Avon / Angling Trust thread!)
http://anglersafloat.proboards.com/inde ... e=4#241582
by chrism
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: New to Kayaking. What do I need?
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: New to Kayaking. What do I need?

If you're totally new to kayaking, then some training is quite a good thing to have.
by chrism
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Self rescue
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: Self rescue

johnb wrote:Ski paddlers don't use buoyancy aids either!
In this country most of us do most of the time - I think they've been compulsory in every race I've done.
by chrism
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

Personally, I see access agreements as the way forward where there’s conflict but it has to be on reasonable, responsible and mutually agreeable terms. Great idea if they worked. The trouble is, a lot of fisherman's idea of an access agreement is something which lets the paddlers on the river one o...
by chrism
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Self rescue
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: Self rescue

The only difference being that once your are upright the trick is to swing the innermost leg over so you are astride the kayak before trying to get your legs into the cockpit. I tend to do that when remounting a ski, given the two feet trailing in the water is a very stable position and allows you ...
by chrism
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New signs on the Wye
Replies: 77
Views: 7160

Re: New signs on the Wye

Wrong thread, chaps - the one you want is over here:
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... =3&t=82920
by chrism
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

Nice to see lots of anglers disagreeing with the Angling Trust at http://anglersafloat.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=politics&thread=18312&page=1 (you have to register, but it's quick and painless). Plenty of kayak anglers also on here, and they seem a very friendly bunch, but it's ni...
by chrism
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

Looking at that FB page, it's interesting to see we have some aims in common though.
http://emarketing.blue-leaf.co.uk/t/r-6FBE1F470E2A0F29
by chrism
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

As fun as it might be (I did think of writing something throwing their own points back at them, but then thought of http://xkcd.com/386/), you do know that it's completely pointless conversing with bodies like that? Doubtless they have heard of Caffyn - not least because you won't be the first canoe...
by chrism
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2623

Re: Upper Tees kayak permit. Should I pay ?

otherted wrote:I do not see what I am paying for.
John Vane's sherry by the looks of things.
by chrism
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire
Replies: 89
Views: 7429

Re: Call from the Angling Trust in Hampshire

I just love the fact that they're quoting Scottish law to try and support their case!
by chrism
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cornwall - now slightly smaller
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Cornwall - now slightly smaller

Wouldn't want to be riding along the cliff top path either
http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic ... uldve-died
by chrism
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: wobble factor
Replies: 13
Views: 4139

Re: wobble factor

The moulded glass fibre seats in wide boats wrap around the sides of your bum giving more feedback As mentioned above, I have a moulded wrap around seat in my narrow tippy boat (though it's carbon/kevlar ;) ) - I find it far more comfortable than the flat seats, and as you say better control, thoug...
by chrism
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: wobble factor
Replies: 13
Views: 4139

Re: wobble factor

Other factors especailly seat hight can have a massive effect on stability. The modern boats with platform seats all have fully adjustable seats, hight and angle. Though it's worth noting that all platform seats in racing boats (that I've come across) put you higher up than you can get with an old ...