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by KevEgan
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: The Evolution of Kayaking Safety
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: The Evolution of Kayaking Safety

There was a good article in Kayak Session a while back about the Alpine Kayak Club (well at least I think that's its name). They talk about a lot of the changes that have been made in kayak safety and who made them.
by KevEgan
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: REC 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: REC 4

I've got a good few interested in this already

Pat Reid can run a course on 7th and 8th of March. I am thinking the UL boathouse for the location.

If you are interested in the course send me an email at [email protected]

If the date or location dont suit suggest a few alternatives.

Cheers
Kev
by KevEgan
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Slalom Gates on Castleconnell
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Slalom Gates on Castleconnell

Hey There are 2 ropes across the S-Bend rapid, on the Castleconnell section of the Shannon, holding up poles for slalom gates. They should be high enough above the water not to interfere with anyone. Give me a shout at [email protected].com if they cause any inconvenience. Feel free to use them if you ...
by KevEgan
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: REC 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

REC 4

Anyone interested in doing REC 4 course?
by KevEgan
Mon May 05, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 23479

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

Here is another school of thought on the issue: The low brace turn is one of the best ways to turn the kayak while in motion. One of the things you may find difficult when you're first learning how to kayak is turning the kayak. There are basically two things that you can always try when you're firs...
by KevEgan
Mon May 05, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 23479

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

L3 and L4 proficiency paddlers will undoubtedly be paddling on rivers where the Low brace turn is useless. We should identify why the LBT should be on the L3 and L4, on its own merits? totaly agree with you there...but I still think the low brace turn is a usefull teaching tool on flat water (the s...
by KevEgan
Mon May 05, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 23479

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

Seanie wrote:I think there are much better ways to introduce beginners to edge control and boat control.
Why not give us a few examples Seanie?
by KevEgan
Mon May 05, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 23479

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

Does anyone else think that using a low brace turn is a great way to introduce the concepts of looking where you want to go and that your boat can be controlled and turned by using your edge to beginners? And that getting a level 3 skills assessment candidate to demonstrate this skill can give give ...