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by jimkennedy
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Concept of Boofing
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: Concept of Boofing

The thing I see people getting wrong most often when boofing is the timing of the last pull stroke on the lip. Watch the above videos but bear in mind that often you'll need to 'interrupt' the cycles of your arm rotations to ensure that the pulling blade is engaged on the lip. When you're churning y...
by jimkennedy
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Wicklow water Levels?
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: Wicklow water Levels?

Annamoe at 0.8 on Friday evening...
by jimkennedy
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Everything is up!
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Re: Everything is up!

UCD types were getting on the Upper LIffey at about 11:30 AM, so that's up for sure.
by jimkennedy
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Manana Manana blogging again
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Manana Manana blogging again

Some new stuff on Manana Manana today. I've put up a blog post on a rafting trip we did on the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in the states last year. I've also added a photo gallery, initially with an album of photos from the Grand Canyon. I'll be adding more albums over the next few weeks. Later, Jim.
by jimkennedy
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Manana Manana blogging again
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Manana Manana blogging again

Hi guys, There's not much going on in the Irish kayaking scene right now, but I'm restarting my dormant blog so that'll keep you busy for, oh, five minutes. I've put up a quick explanation today on the blog, and I'll have a 'proper' post with photos and everything tomorrow. Manana Manana That is all...
by jimkennedy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Advertising on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 3822

Re: Advertising on the forum

Good work Seanie. Same as most people, so far I don't mind the odd kayaking-related commercial post, so long as it doesn't become constant spam. On the issue of sidebar ads, go ahead - I'm on Mozilla with Ad-block running so I never see them anyway. On a related issue, I thing it would be a good ide...
by jimkennedy
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Travel Insurance?
Replies: 10
Views: 3543

Re: Travel Insurance?

Hey Muirs,

I have BMC insurance, but I've never had to call upon it, so I don't know. Someone, possibly Cormac Lynch, recommended some Austrian version of the BMC but I can't remember the name.

Jim.
by jimkennedy
Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Water in Wicklow today?
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Water in Wicklow today?

Is there any? Looks like the Dargle gauge is stuck on Sunday...

Jim.
by jimkennedy
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Kerry Water levels
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Kerry Water levels

What's that Eoin? Something about you having to chase a boat? Did Dave lose his boat again? Folks, this is what Dave's boat looks like. Might be worth memorizing this, since he seems to make a habit of losing it, like this occasion in Corsica: http://www.mananamanana.com/temporary_junk/CIMG1599.jpg ...
by jimkennedy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Kerry Water levels
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Kerry Water levels

davepierse wrote:I'm totally kayak starved.....
You should have come to the French Alps with myself and Hurst; there was plenty of water to go around.

Jim.
by jimkennedy
Mon May 24, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Celtic Link Ferries - two thumbs up!
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Celtic Link Ferries - two thumbs up!

Yes, we were foot passengers, lugging our boats, so I don't know. Give them a call on the phone, I'd suggest. I can tell you for a fact that boats on their side on top of an Espace are over 2.2 metres. I can also tell you that when loading boats on a hire car in an airport carpack, you should check ...
by jimkennedy
Mon May 24, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Celtic Link Ferries - two thumbs up!
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Celtic Link Ferries - two thumbs up!

I've been meaning to post this for a while, so here goes. Celtic Link Ferries rocks! With the ash cloud shenanigans in April, we ended up taking the ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare to get home from Corsica. We travelled with Celtic Link Ferries and it was great. It's a newish ferry company (five ye...
by jimkennedy
Wed May 12, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Sweet Strutters, are they solid?
Replies: 23
Views: 6880

Re: Sweet Strutters, are they solid?

Well, you have to take your style where ever you can find it, and I certainly wasn't going to see anything stylish from you, off or on the river... Here's Dave in his stylish Strutter, after stylishly pinning his boat in a slot I had no difficult paddling through, stylish: http://web17.twitpic.com/i...