Monthly Archives: September 2007

Testing Testing…

I’ve been playing with one of the final prototypes of Pyranha’s forthcoming new playboat, the Rev.

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First impressions are good – it seems both loose and fast, which is nice.

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This is the final stage of testing with potentially more tweaks to be made before it gets let loose on the world, so it won’t be about for a month or so. In my opinion, though, the Rev certainly hits the spot in terms of performance.

Images by Tom Laws.

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ChChChChip and Dale…

After an intensive 3 days with 8 fellows from the RNLI, under the watchful gaze of Skinny and Matt, I am now a Non-Provisional Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue Instructor (blimey, what a mouthful). This process was in no way hampered by driving to Birmingham on the Saturday night to wish Max ‘farewell’, Nick ‘welcome home’ and Adam and Sara ‘hmmm, nice flat’ over curry and beers.

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Image by Sarah Nash

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All that glitters…

August Bank Holiday weekend saw probably the first Nottingham Squirtfest (for the uninitiated, this is not as iffy as it sounds – ed.) The event, put together by Cheshire gentleman scholar Pete Cornes, saw about 40 odd denizens of the deep gather at Holme Pierrepont, near Nottingham.

European Champion Greg Nicks enjoying the Magic Roundabout
European Champion Greg Nicks enjoying the Magic Roundabout.

The whole event went off rather well, with excellent weather, a smashing curry, an ‘Old School’ Reunion and the inaugural Downtime ‘King of the Concrete’ competition, won, convincingly yet controversially by Mr Cornes himself.

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Mr Cornes looking rather pleased with himself.

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Old School Warriors.

Tom Bailey of Custardshire sinking with aplomb

Tom Bailey of Custardshire sinking with aplomb.

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It’s not all about sinking, you know.

All images by Sarah Nash.

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