Category Archives: Tutorial

Pyranha Burn Modifications

Recently I’ve switched from a Medium to a Large Pyranha Burn. I’m always fascinated to see what people have done to improve their boats when I buy second hand and thought I’d share these two modifications on my blog. Modified … Continue reading

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Leaky paddles

Last year I ended up having one of my paddles repaired as water had entered the shaft, making the paddle strokes feel heavy and off balance. The paddle wasn’t damaged, it’s more likely that the glue around the joints had … Continue reading

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Mounting a river knife on a buoyancy aid

Externally mounted river knives are a little frowned upon in the UK, mostly because they look quite aggressive and our rivers are usually fairly close to urban areas. In the past, I have carried a folding knife in the pocket … Continue reading

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Caring For Your Drysuit

For the recreational paddler, equipment should last a decent amount of time. However, the more you paddle, the more wear and tear your equipment will accumulate. It’s not unheard of for those who are involved with coaching or guiding to … Continue reading

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What’s in a grade?

I’ve had some conversations with people focused on going up the grades recently, especially concerning grade 4. In my mind grade 4 is a bench mark grade. It’s the level where the consequences of “getting it wrong” increase, meaning that

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More Comfortable Portaging

I’m a big fan of Pyranha kayaks – the hull shapes and outfitting just seem to suit me and my style of paddling. However, one thing that I’ve noticed is that they can be pretty painful to carry long distances … Continue reading

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Rescue For River Runners

A bit of a re-blog here from Unsponsored¬†on river rescue techniques. There is a brilliant series of videos on throw-bagging, live-baiting, mechanical advantage and much more to be found over at: http://www.rescueforriverrunners.com/ I’m impressed that someone has taken the time … Continue reading

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