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by Mission
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pyrahna Burn, weak bows?
Replies: 25
Views: 1744

Re: Pyrahna Burn, weak bows?

My dagger agent is made from cheese. What an amazing coincidence! So is mine. When I got the boat first it was actually possible to scratch the plastic using your fingernail, it has hardened up a bit over time but still is incredibly easy to scratch or dent. I've used pretty much nothing but dagger...
by Mission
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 4/20 kayak into C1
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: 4/20 kayak into C1

Hi Glad to see another buttboater seeing the light ;) Never paddled a 4/20 but know a few people who do and they seem to do ok in them. I've had 2 or 3 pyhrana conversions now and they seem to work pretty well apart from the splits in the plastic that seem pretty much inevitable! You will need to lo...
by Mission
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for High end DRY L/S or S/S Cag-Any Recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: Looking for High end DRY L/S or S/S Cag-Any Recommendations?

Where did you pick up your Drytop, are there any decent dealers in the UK? They only sell from their site, no dealers at all. Well worth a look though, i've never worn a cag I like more. IMO it definitely lives up to all their hype! My only criticism is the inner is very very light which i think is...
by Mission
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for High end DRY L/S or S/S Cag-Any Recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: Looking for High end DRY L/S or S/S Cag-Any Recommendations?

Bomber gear drytop! http://www.bombergear.com/10//images/drytop_blue_spin.gif I've had mine for just over a year now, same price as a sidewinder but looks better and certainly on me is much drier. Great customer service, latex gaskets guaranteed for 12 months (palm refuse to guarantee theirs at all)...
by Mission
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Buffalo / Montane smock any good
Replies: 31
Views: 5079

Re: Buffalo / Montane smock any good

edit @ niall: buffallo say it's expensive because it's made in sheffield, but I seem to recall montane is made just outside newcastle... so I'm puzzled too. Yep I really don't understand this at all, both UK companies selling a very similar product. However on the point of the hood, I bought one al...
by Mission
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Buffalo / Montane smock any good
Replies: 31
Views: 5079

Re: Buffalo / Montane smock any good

Absolutely lovely! Not a purchase you will ever regret. Showerproof for the first wee while but will require reproofing after a while. Very warm and unlike a down jacket they stay warm when wet through. I've a buffalo and am well happy with it, but i really cant see much reason why it is more expens...
by Mission
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet advice
Replies: 37
Views: 1517

Re: Helmet advice

The Black Gold, meanwhile, gives you a Rocker for odd-shaped heads with carbon. It looks very nice (having checked one out when buying my own helmet) but the colour may be an issue if you're concerned about visiblity. It doesn't come in a fullcut version, however, and SR have told me that they're n...
by Mission
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm Yukon
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Palm Yukon

That would explain a lot! The shops local to me only have them in medium or extra fat.
Thanks Mark
by Mission
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Palm Yukon
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Palm Yukon

Anyone know where I can get one? Proving difficult to find one in Large size
by Mission
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stopping Jackson Backband falling?
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Stopping Jackson Backband falling?

change the bungee cord from backrest to the cockpit rim with tougher bungee or something stronger
by Mission
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wavesport Fuse or Jackson Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Wavesport Fuse or Jackson Fun

havent paddled the fuse but had a fun on a trip before. Love the boat though i found it a little hard to throw around, didnt like the outfitting too much. Could never get the jam cleats to work properly.
by Mission
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterfall picture on GCSE Geography paper 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Waterfall picture on GCSE Geography paper 2

c.blyth wrote:In paper one we had one of a lovely clean double drop in Ireland!
oh? now where was this then?
by Mission
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which Dry Cag???
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Which Dry Cag???

I bought a bomber gear one last year and have given it quite a bit of use since. In or around the same price as a sidewinder but far better in my opinion! Seals are better and are easier replaced, the neoprene cuffs are far nicer and the material seems more robust.
by Mission
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: G-force vs. Agent
Replies: 22
Views: 1800

Re: G-force vs. Agent

depends on what youre looking for! Ive owned all 3 (though agent only as C1) G-force is cheap and in my opinion pretty much the perfect beginners playboat! Easy to cartwheel on the flat and pretty forgiving though it performs poorly in comparison to modern boats in a feature. Kingpin- didnt like it ...
by Mission
Tue May 04, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ear Protection for Youths
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: Ear Protection for Youths

another vote for the proplugs! I had a whole series of ear infections till I bought a set.
Should be able to get a set to fit her
by Mission
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spray deck for liquid logic remix 69 C1
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Spray deck for liquid logic remix 69 C1

yep you're better off getting a custom made deck! There is plenty of companies make spraydecks to order and it isn't too difficult to get them to make one with the tube slightly further forward. Using a normal deck can work but you will stretch it out of shape, it will leak and you will need a hand ...
by Mission
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Carbon Blade Paddles Worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 2040

Re: Carbon Blade Paddles Worth it?

I was under the impression that carbon blades were tougher and would take more of a knocking before they damaged but by the looks of things I was wrong on that one Nope, common misconception. Carbon fibre is STIFFER it has a higher stiffness to weight ratio. This does not translate to tougher unfor...
by Mission
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Fortbill 26th-28th
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Fortbill 26th-28th

A couple of Irish boaters heading across for a few days, however we are currently stuck for a shuttle. Anyone about and interested? We are in playboats so thinking sort of etive, gloy, loy kind of stuff, maybe a bit harder.
by Mission
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Short Sleeve Cags. Recommendations
Replies: 31
Views: 2972

Re: Short Sleeve Cags. Recommendations

I've used IR shorty cags for the last few years and am very happy with them, not too expensive and very dry/breathable for a neoprene seal cag. However after using a bomber gear LS cag for the last while I think my next shorty is gonna be the bomber gear one!
by Mission
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: H2o C1 paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: H2o C1 paddle

Bump
by Mission
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP Water Quality
Replies: 64
Views: 7040

Re: HPP Water Quality

Just on the Question of Leptospirosis (I realise this is a bit of an aside) But has anyone ever tried getting tested? I came down with a real bad flu before about a week after paddling and tried to get a blood test off the doctor. He first told me that the blood test couldn't possibly show anything ...
by Mission
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: H2o C1 paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: H2o C1 paddle

Bump

Any more offers?
by Mission
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: H2o C1 paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: H2o C1 paddle

Hi andy Looking about 100 including postage but will accept offers. By the way this is a little on the short side for using in an open boat. Had a few enquiries about that. It is more suited for a C1 as 140 Cm is very short. Can be lenghtened easily though and I have enough spare paddle shaft to do ...
by Mission
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Books for paddlers
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Books for paddlers

Simon Westgarth wrote: - Synder The Squirt Book Equally as important a contribution as Nealy's "Kayak" to the development of paddling from the flat Earth society to our modern 3D Dynamic style.
Yea also squirt boating and beyond! Amazing books to read even if you arent a squirt boater.
by Mission
Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The best whitewater paddlers (2)....
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: The best whitewater paddlers (2)....

C1/OC1 clearly!
by Mission
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: H2o C1 paddle
Replies: 4
Views: 370

H2o C1 paddle

Paddle is a H20 C1 blade on a team shaft (140cm) it was a custom order job as they don't make the normal blade shape with the crank shaft. The lower 2/3 of the shaft are carbon fibre, the top 1/3 is glass. Wierd but all of the H20 shafts are like that for some reason. Seems to work anyway, I was alw...
by Mission
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Spy With My Little Eye
Replies: 400
Views: 43556

Re: I Spy With My Little Eye

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I spy with my little eye- freestyle in a creeker, preferrably accidental :p
by Mission
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River access - where do we stand morally?
Replies: 39
Views: 1137

Re: River access - where do we stand morally?

I guess you could distill my points down to a problem with a) significant numbers of kayakers (4+) leaving their boats to watch/film others in their group, carry out seal launches, or carrying out repeated runs of rapids/waterfalls (YouTube). And b) Paddlers carrying out management on river systems...
by Mission
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I Spy With My Little Eye
Replies: 400
Views: 43556

Re: I Spy With My Little Eye

Garb from the bubble street cartoons has to be the best stereotypical paddler ever!
Yes I know it isnt a photo but it fits the bill perfectly.
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I spy with my little eye, an almost made it but not quite moment.
by Mission
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drysuit help again
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Drysuit help again

I patched my palm suit with an iron on goretex patch.
worked pretty well.

http://www.jackson-sports.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=2080