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Was that picture by any chance endorsed by Palm!!! Anyway great photo and a good advert for Palm with all that kit they had on show!
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It was hillarious! Tom pulls on a shiny new dry suit only for Rich and Mark to whip out identical set ups, including BAs and almost decks!! Rich currently being held by North Wales police pending charges of stalking and harrasment, which came about after he tried to buy a yellow Sweet Rocker!

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I've tried on a Palm Sidewinder, and decided it was a top quality bit of kit at a great price. Mrs R declared that the colours were unmanly, though.


BTW I bought a Stikine, slightly harder wearing.
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Going for the Guantanmo bay look??!


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I did consider the Stikine but decided, on second thoughts, that I didn't want to look like a devotee of Hare Krishna, along with every other Level 5 Coach in North Wales.
Incidentally, the safe house that North Wales Constabulary have moved me to is really rather pleasant...

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All the gear, no i... ;-)

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Tea Boy Tom wrote: along with every other Level 5 Coach in North Wales.
Aah, the old ones are the best ones:
How do you know when someone is a level 5 coach?
Because they'll tell you!

Sorry Tom lad......

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I'd watch the fella on the right. He isn't towing the party line.

Nice deck, I've one for sale if you look elsewhere on the forum...... ;-) Good price to you my friend.....

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As I'm sure you will too Randy. Next year...

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Tea Boy Tom wrote:As I'm sure you will too Randy. Next year...
Quiet, modest fellow like me?
I should be so lucky.....

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Matching helmets please - spoils the effect otherwise.

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V. amusing photo...sorry I missed it, but if you want to talk about good advertisments for kit, check this out.

The CI of the outdoor ed. department where I'm currently on teaching prac. was rescued from the sea by the big yellow taxi having run into trouble trying to paddle to Ireland...However during the rescue his GPS was dropped into the sea. It has just been returned to him five months later having washed up on the Isle of Mann, still dry and in working order (same batteries and everything)...now if anyone is questioning whether it's worth getting and aquapac...?!

It doesn't end there folks...whilst up in the slate mines up at Cwm Penmachno last week we fished out a Petzl Myo headtourch still on (!) from at least 5m down in a pool where it had been dropped by a group from Oaklands OEC some days before...so if you are wandering what waterproof headtourch to buy!

Phew...that was an essay and a half!

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While in the States I bought a sea kayak magazine which had a brief article in it that amazed me. I'll try to dig it out and post it verbatim.

A Nigel Denis sea kayak was lost off the coast of Oregon during a rescue. It was washed up six months later, covered in barnacles, but with both hatch lids still attched and both compartments still bone dry.

The more amazing thing is that it was picked up in France and returned to its owner who still paddles it.

Now thats an advertisment.


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Found on LUUCC. (sorry adam!)

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There were at least two other blue Sidewinders on that trip... almost as ubiquitous as the Palm XT Combi dry trousers and blue fleece Crewsaver thermal bear suits! Shocking.

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My sidewinder will be of the orange variety, that blue is too embarassing :o
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Grumpy Fisherman wrote:There were at least two other blue Sidewinders on that trip... almost as ubiquitous as the Palm XT Combi dry trousers and blue fleece Crewsaver thermal bear suits! Shocking.

Owen
Nice to see the love of Gammas spreading as well. :)

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mendipmammoth wrote:
Grumpy Fisherman wrote:There were at least two other blue Sidewinders on that trip... almost as ubiquitous as the Palm XT Combi dry trousers and blue fleece Crewsaver thermal bear suits! Shocking.

Owen
Nice to see the love of Gammas spreading as well. :)

Tom
They haven't spread quite as far yet, but there are a few pairs around. Like owen said, the dry trousers are becoming a bit common in the club, think there must be almost 10 people with them! Incidently, i saw someone slip on wet rock this weekend wearing a pair of canyoneers.

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meatballs wrote:My sidewinder will be of the orange variety, that blue is too embarassing :o
Just make like the lizard and have both colours!

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Randy Fandango wrote:
Tea Boy Tom wrote:As I'm sure you will too Randy. Next year...
Quiet, modest fellow like me?
I should be so lucky.....
Quite? Hardly!

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Re: Spotted: The 3 musketeers

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mendipmammoth wrote:Image
Palm calls on Level 5 coaches to universally adopt latest dry suit...

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MarkR wrote:I've tried on a Palm Sidewinder, and decided it was a top quality bit of kit at a great price. Mrs R declared that the colours were unmanly, though.
Unmanly? It's blue not pink!!! And since the alternative is looking like the lollypop lady...

...I guess I have to 'fess up to falling victim to the blue plague recently - dry cag and trousers. In my defence I can only say that I didn't realise I was buying a kayaking uniform. No pic to hand fortunately.
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Its great kit! Why not buy it just because other people have it too? Surely that's a sign that lots of people have bought it and recommended it to their friends :)

If its good enough for level 5 coaches, its good enough for me. I also notice I have the same BA as them (Palm RT Whitewater, although mine is in a lovely red)!

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I'm gonna ebay my rt ww, and get one of the astral rescuevests now they're being imported :)
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