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Offline ChrisG

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Cardiff White Water Course
« on: December 09, 2015, 12:29:43 PM »
Any one interested in going to Cardiff International White Water Course this Sunday?

I'm going with Sam to demo some boats, aiming to get there for ~10.00 - 10.30 am. Sorry for short notice they have only confirmed today that the boats are available.

Slight complication is that we are then going home via Bristol on the way back for a concert that Emily is playing in so anyone else going will need to sort out their own transport.

Pump times on Sunday:

10:30 - 12:15 - 4 cumecs
12:15 - 13:15 - 6 cumecs
13:30 - 15:00 - 8 cumecs

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 05:53:54 AM »
I would like to go if anyone wants to share travel costs bearing in mind my van will be expensive on the bridge.

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 01:12:43 PM »
I would love to go but have family staying... >:(
What are you demo'ing?

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 02:46:34 PM »
I would love to go but have family staying... >:(
What are you demo'ing?

I'm trying the Zet Director and Sam has a Raptor and we've borrowed Daz's medium mamba.


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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 10:57:56 PM »
Team ZET  :D
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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2015, 04:39:50 AM »
Unfortunately its Scout Post weekend and I'm booked in for indoor football at 5pm!

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 11:29:14 AM »
Team ZET  :D

Probably only a team of 2 though, Sam very keen on the Raptor, I didn't get on with the Director!

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 12:15:01 PM »
Why didn't you like the Director? I keep looking at them.

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 12:46:20 PM »
Why didn't you like the Director? I keep looking at them.

Uncomfortable (but that could possibly be solved with some serious outfitting) but mainly felt too big, slow to turn and not as easy to surf/play in as my Burn. Possibly slightly better once the flow went up to 8 cumecs but still not convinced.

Cardiff was a great place to try boats - £10 and you could chop and change boats from the demo fleet all day (and you get the £10 back if you buy a boat within 30 days). They had a good selection of boats from Pyranha, Jackson and Zet there.

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2015, 02:32:39 PM »
Would have liked to join you but not worth it on my own. Did you try anything else or has it just convinced you to stay team BURN.

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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2015, 10:52:45 PM »
Chris, definitely the wrong place to try a ZET. It wont surf or turn as quick as a burn, they're built for straight line speed and like to play on bigger volume rivers. You may find for those reasons its not the right boat for what like to do in a kayak?

My Raptor was very un-comfortable as well. It took me a long time to get the outfitting right but once I did it was fine.
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Re: Cardiff White Water Course
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2015, 12:02:26 AM »
Chris, definitely the wrong place to try a ZET. It wont surf or turn as quick as a burn, they're built for straight line speed and like to play on bigger volume rivers. You may find for those reasons its not the right boat for what like to do in a kayak?

My Raptor was very un-comfortable as well. It took me a long time to get the outfitting right but once I did it was fine.

Agree, not sure we do enough on big volume rivers to make it work (it was definitely better at 8 cumecs), would say though that the Director is a very different boat to the Raptor in hull design which I think also impacted too. Sam did well in the Raptor at Cardiff - enjoyed it and had a good play in lots of the drops!

Mamba 8.6 is the preferred option at the moment so probably not staying on Team Burn!!!!!!

Quite liked the Jackson 4 fun, but not sure I'd get away with buying two boats!!!!!!

« Last Edit: December 16, 2015, 12:06:39 AM by ChrisG »

 

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