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by Brian
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: There is NO place in modern river running for sculling for s
Replies: 8
Views: 3308

Re: There is NO place in modern river running for sculling for s

Buuuut... (devil's advocate) if you were using your paddle to move yourself then you weren't sculling as such were you? You were just paddling on one side while keeping your boat on edge. Sculling for support keeps you stationary. Yup, sculling is pointless. How is sculling supposed get you out of ...
by Brian
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Getting started building a Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 4070

Re: Getting started building a Gauge

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Make_Your_Gadgets_Twitter

One of those microcontrollers along with a usb internet dongle would be savage. Real-time data.
Imagine a twitter feed that posts whenever a river rises to a runnable level
by Brian
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Good online kayaking Vids
Replies: 225
Views: 110643

Re: Good online kayaking Vids

Fantastic video. Best ive seen in a long time
by Brian
Fri May 22, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Upper Liffey Gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 7128

Re: Upper Liffey Gauge

Just wondering Seanie if youve considered putting a paypal donations button on the guages page or even ads to help fund further guages. Its a fantastic resource and im sure a lot of paddlers would be willing to help contribute regardless of what rivers theyre put on. Is there any chance you can diff...
by Brian
Fri May 01, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Upper Liffey Gauge
Replies: 21
Views: 7128

Re: Upper Liffey Gauge

Great stuuf guys. Well done!
by Brian
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Doug Ammons - Extreme Kayaking [Sat 28th 8pm, NUIG]
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Doug Ammons - Extreme Kayaking [Sat 28th 8pm, NUIG]

Cheers for organising it guys. It was well worth the 2 penalty points i got trying to get there in time :)
by Brian
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Doug Ammons lectures
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: Doug Ammons lectures

Fair play for getting in touch with him. I reckon i should be able to muster up a group from DCU to go. It would make it a lot easier to get members if it were in a more central location but its up to yourself.
by Brian
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Doug Ammons lectures
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Doug Ammons lectures

Doug Ammons is doing a European wide tour lecturing. Hes stopping off in the UK.
Wouldnt it be great if we were to organise to get him here to do a talk?

details here: http://www.davemanby.com/News.aspx
by Brian
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Anyone for a first desent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

Re: Anyone for a first desent?

Im based close to Aughrim so give me a shout if youre ever thinking of taking a look at it.
Theres a super steep river not too far from me near the wexford border than ive been meaning to take a look at the last age, could be worth lookin at too.

Brian 08six three821521
by Brian
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Kayaking books
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

Kayaking books

Im thinking of getting a few more kayaking related books. Not instruction related ones, just river stories etc Anybody got any reccommendations? I was reading the book "Running the Amazon" by Joe Kane a while back...good read Anybody know the name of the good book written about the ill-fated attempt...
by Brian
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: GPS kayaking locations (Playak)
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

Re: GPS kayaking locations (Playak)

you need to get your hands on a data cable to hook it up to your pc.
heres a nifty little program called gpsbabel thats useful for importing/exporting coordinates.

they are such a useful river tool
by Brian
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: BCU Student Safety Weekend - have you ever gone?
Replies: 10
Views: 3716

Re: BCU Student Safey Weekend - have you ever gone?

Whats stopping an ICU Student Saftey weekend?