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- About me
- Grew up in the UK in Kent (no whitewater). Worked in the french alps as a raft guide & got hooked on the big volume boating. Got a job guiding in Austria. Travelled to various parts of the world lugging a large plastic object with me just so that I could get lots of stress off airlines. Have made Austria my home and come to the conclusion that most places have better boating than in the UK. However only the states have better boating shops!
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- Boating type
- Big water, then playboating (or together) and then rocky ditches
- Boat brands
- Liquid logic
- Paddle Brands
- Only Werner
- Gear brands
- PeakUK, Astral, Sweet, Palm
- Home spot
- The Inn (all of it)
- Dream spot
- Nile Special
- Boating philosophy
- We're all between swims. Some are just longer than others.
- Favorite move
- Airial kick turn
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- River Guide; Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
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neilnt replied to the topic Re: How close should you get to the max weight recommendation? in the forums.
neilnt replied to the topic Re: Looking for partners in Germany, Austria, & Switzerland this summer in the forums.
- Re: How close should you get to the max weight recommendation? » I would say as long as you don't go over the recommendations then you will be fine. More important is to check out if you fit into the boat with the seat in the correct position (normally not all the way back) so that the boat is trim (level in the water). If you have long legs or big feet (or both)... (Whitewater)
- Re: Liquidlogic: old seat <-> BadAss seat » First of all why would you want to? As the new seat is way better than the old one! Second those boats may not be the same width, in which case it would not fit. Yours, Neil Newton Taylor www.swiftwaterrescue.at... (Whitewater)
- Re: Drysuit layering? » Well if it's warm, then "not too much" is the quick answer. If it's colder then it depends on whether i'm going to be very active or not, going to be out all day or if i'll be able to stop and add a layer. Generally I use a one piece fleece suit from IR which has a fly (Palm also make one). Th... (Whitewater)
- Re: LL Stomper » Hi Matt, I tried the Jefe Grande one day and then the Stomper the next on the same run and they are both very nice boats. The stomper is definitely much bigger in the front and handles a bit different with the flat hull, but not that much. They are both very nice boats and in the end I liked the ...
- Re: Carbon Paddles on Whitewater? » I have used a Werner Sidekick Carbon Paddle for the last 5 years or so and it works great. Before that I had a Werner Double Diamond paddle which is also Carbon but has foam filled blades. Paddles very nicely but every time I hit a rock it sounded like I had broken something, I hadn't as it was way... (Whitewater)
- Re: Looking for partners in Germany, Austria, & Switzerland this summer » Hi Mike, I live in Tirol, small place called Prutz which is on the river Inn. Give me a ring if your going to be in my neck of the woods. During the week I quite often have time to boat, weekends not so often. Mobile number +43 664 73594383 Neil Newton Taylor www.swiftwaterrescue.at... (Europe)
- Re:Kayaking in Austria » If you have never been on big water then turning up mid May or June can be a bit of an experience. Most UK boaters turn up in July or August when it is nice, warm & sunny and most rivers have a good level. Most of the classic runs in Tirol are grade 4 big volume and continuous. So when it says 9 ... (Europe)
- Re:A little bit of help please. » I would agree in getting something mid range is better to start off with, especially if you are not sure what shaft length you like. For playboating you generally go a bit shorter than for whitewater and if you have had a shoulder problem then a smaller blade size is also a good idea. Be aware thoug...
- Re:Teaching materials for a WW kayak course » the BCU has a lot of downloads on it's website, maybe they have what you're looking for. www.bcu.org.uk Yours, Neil Newton Taylor www.swiftwaterrescue.at...
- Re:WetSuit or Dry Top? » I would always say that it depends on both the water and air temperature of where you paddle and to some extent how much you swim whilst doing what you love and how much cash you have to spare. I think the American is pretty warm in the summer but can be a bit cooler in the Spring? If you end up sw...
Date Event Relation 2012-04-28 Whitewater Rescue Race