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Re: any ww kayakers out there?

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I was in the shop at Schmerikon-Kustersport- last tuesday and saw some childrens kayaks. I just bought a diesel 65 by wavesport, the ultimate suv of ww kayaks. Tonight i saw some crazy man kayaking the limmatt just before Central; the limmatt at the moment is not a good idea. I will have to read the paper tomorrow to see where he ended up. The rivers are big at the moment hence the photo of a guy surfing on the title page of 20mins.
Thanks for this, Blowfish.
Had a look on the website (Kustersport) and not sure if they show the children's Kayaks. (Are they the inflatables?) I may drive up and take a look on Saturday. I don't suppose you remember the approx price do you? Did they look pretty good?

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Old 25.04.2008, 12:30
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Re: any white water kayakers out there?

I would AVOID inflatables. I had one and gave it away. Fine if you live by a lake and can leave it inflated. Gave it to a friend who's garden goes down to the local lake.
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Re: any white water kayakers out there?

.....just had another look on the website, Blowfish, and can see it's the Prijon Flipper - 690CHF.
I might hold off a while - I'm in the states in the summer, maybe its worth a look there...
Thanks again
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Old 25.04.2008, 13:10
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Re: any white water kayakers out there?

There was a 'dagger' on Ricado.ch

Not sure if this is something to bring back from the US. Not exactly going to fit in the suitcase.
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There was a 'dagger' on Ricado.ch

Not sure if this is something to bring back from the US. Not exactly going to fit in the suitcase.
Wrap it up in a bag and call it a "surfboard", I've heard that can work.
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Wrap it up in a bag and call it a "surfboard", I've heard that can work.
Why not just call it a Kayak?
I'm not being funny - but (assuming you've paid the excess baggage and are prepared to pay any taxes) why can't you buy something like this from overseas?
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Old 25.04.2008, 15:23
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Why not just call it a Kayak?
I'm not being funny - but (assuming you've paid the excess baggage and are prepared to pay any taxes) why can't you buy something like this from overseas?
In the past a few airlines have been willing to take surfboards as regular checked luggage, no excess baggage fees.
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White Water Kayaking

Hello everyone,

We will be visiting family in Switzerland this July for 2 weeks near Geneva.

I am an avid white water kayaker and am looking for an oportunity to do some white water paddeling during that time.

If anyone has any information about local paddling clubs or outfitters that run trips on streams and or rivers in the area that would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

KD
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Re: any ww[whitewater] kayakers out there?

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I have not heard of a kayak shop in zürich. There is a shop in Schmerikon on the other side of the lake. A new shop just opened up in zürich oberland. I belong to a great club in zürich called Kanu club zürich. The club is totally into ww kayaking. We also do weekend trips. We have a bush telephone so that members can post an email organizing day trips. Our training is on wed and fri. You are very welcome to come and take a look. We could meet up at the club boat house before hand if you want.
Hi, I'm new to Zug, have never been kyaking, but am a fast learner with a lot of ambition to get into the sport. I did a search into Kanu club website, but I've yet to learn German; so, if you have any advice, or opportunities for someone wanting to get into the sport, I would greatly appreciate it Thanks! ~Megan~
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Old 24.06.2008, 15:48
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Hi i know that Zug has a club. Sorry i have no idea where or what the site is. At our club in Zürich anyone is welcome to check us out at 7pm on wednesday or friday nights. P.m me if anyone is interested. We are all nice and do not bite.
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

I would love to join on a Friday, and would greatly appreciate directions on how to get there from the Zurich HB-Thanks!
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Old 27.06.2008, 18:46
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Sorry all i have no computer at work. Take the tram number 7 or 13 or 6 or 11 from Hb to parade platz. Then walk in the direction of the trams 7, 13 ,6 direction Enge. Walk until you get to a river take a right and walk along the river until you gat to another road with cars on it, cross the road , the boat house is on the lefthand side down the stairs. Please be there at 6.45. We leave at 7 no matter what, any late comers will be standing in front of locked doors.
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Old 27.06.2008, 19:29
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

I might be interested in meeting up with you guys some Friday evening. Do ye have boats, spraydecks etc for people to come and try? Is there a membership fee where people can use club boats etc... or do you have to have your own boat?

I did quite a bit of paddling at one time in my life but that was long ago. I wouldn't mind doing a water sport once in a while here in Switzerland though.
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Old 30.06.2008, 12:12
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Sorry. Our club has different sorts of kayaks, dry skirts, life jackets and paddels for people to use on wed or fri. Like i said before i have no computer at work so i can no longer answer during the day as a go staight from to training. Please take some shoes along that are allowed to get wet; If you fall in you do not want to cut your feet on rocks or glass. Other than that just shorts and a shirt is just fine.
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Just logged into englishforum and was interested to see whether there were any kayakers around Geneva. I used to do a lot but haven't been doing very much for about 10 years now (focussing more on mountain biking) but would be interested in getting back into it. Have my own boat and gear. My e-mail address is [PM me] (which I check much more frequently).

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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Hello, I have just been reading this thread, but cant figure out if it is all recent ( as per the notes as to wehn people last logged on) or old stuff.

Anyway, I am Basel based, have a feathercraft K1 with me, which I use for paddling flat water by myself in various places around the the world ( I have paddled ver 4000 km across EUrope on the Rhine and the Danube) and for "puddling "around the Rhine between the BOdensee and Basel .

But I was a ww paddler in NZ. Towards the end of last summer, I hired boats to play around o the HUningue site a bit, but do not have any contacts here for doing regular ww trips , where compnay is advisable. I would be keen to make contact with other ENglish speakers for this ( having had a nasty fright once when paddling with people where we had no common language and there was a differing perspective and understanding about what was around the next corner........). BIg oops!

I worked for a kayak company, fulltime, for 8 years.

THere is a kayak shop here in Basel, about ten minutes bike ride from where I live, and on the way to the Huningue french border post. I intend buying a ww boat again in spring time, to at least use at the slalom site.

ONe query: Kayak polo. Where is it played in Switz? Pools throughout the year? Or canals and lakes in summer only? I used to manage and ref in a league that had 58 teams playing weekly and would like to play/ ref here.

Smiles, biffy
PS: I am good at teaching people to eskimo roll :-) (though I dont like to be upside down myself, outside a swimming pool.
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Hi Biff, Basel is a bit of a hike from Geneva (particularly in winter) but would be interested in meeting up somewhere for a paddle in spring. At the moment focussing on mountain biking and telemarking around Geneva and up near Chamonix. Let me know if you swing through this part of the world and good luck finding out about the kayak polo (too cold for me at this time of year!).

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Hello, I have just been reading this thread, but cant figure out if it is all recent ( as per the notes as to wehn people last logged on) or old stuff.

Anyway, I am Basel based, have a feathercraft K1 with me, which I use for paddling flat water by myself in various places around the the world ( I have paddled ver 4000 km across EUrope on the Rhine and the Danube) and for "puddling "around the Rhine between the BOdensee and Basel .

But I was a ww paddler in NZ. Towards the end of last summer, I hired boats to play around o the HUningue site a bit, but do not have any contacts here for doing regular ww trips , where compnay is advisable. I would be keen to make contact with other ENglish speakers for this ( having had a nasty fright once when paddling with people where we had no common language and there was a differing perspective and understanding about what was around the next corner........). BIg oops!

I worked for a kayak company, fulltime, for 8 years.

THere is a kayak shop here in Basel, about ten minutes bike ride from where I live, and on the way to the Huningue french border post. I intend buying a ww boat again in spring time, to at least use at the slalom site.

ONe query: Kayak polo. Where is it played in Switz? Pools throughout the year? Or canals and lakes in summer only? I used to manage and ref in a league that had 58 teams playing weekly and would like to play/ ref here.

Smiles, biffy
PS: I am good at teaching people to eskimo roll :-) (though I dont like to be upside down myself, outside a swimming pool.
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Blowfish, I am interested in learning Kayaking. Can I have more details on Club in Zurich etc.? Thanks.
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THere is a kayak shop here in Basel, about ten minutes bike ride from where I live, and on the way to the Huningue french border post.
do you have the address?
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Re: any whitewater kayakers out there?

Google is AMAZING:

Kanu Club Zürich, Andreas Keller


Beulweg 58
8853 Lachen SZ

079 614 54 05*‎

They meet near 2AKT and used to go to Bremgarten every Wednesday. Not sure if they still do that. Bremgarten is NOT for beginners btw.
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