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by Darren
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Multisport with packraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3340

Re: Multisport with packraft

Remember this old chestnut lads?

I'll be entering the senior citizen class by the time I get around to it. :)
by Darren
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting Presentation in Sydney; 8 October 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: Packrafting Presentation in Sydney; 8 October 2015

Should be a great night.

Ok Gus, Steve, Micky B, Sharon and all the other freaks....Forget work, family commitments and the fact you may have to drive a long way to make it.....Be nice to catch up.

Hope you make it too Jules.
by Darren
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report

A fine example of the progression of Packrafting in OZ. Well played lads.
by Darren
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Leven Canyon
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: Leven Canyon

Cool trip and awesome looking river! Well done as always.
by Darren
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m

Sweet Jeremy.

Level looks awesome and after exploring a bit of the Shoalie, I'd have to say it was my favourite too.
by Darren
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepean River - Bents Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: Nepean River - Bents Basin

Nice one Lizzy! Brings back some good memories. That last rapid is a real pinball machine at lower levels. :-)
by Darren
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepean River - Bents Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: Nepean River - Bents Basin

Nice one Duncan and Co. Cool vid!

The first grade 3 with the boulders can be tricky river left. I ran it at .23 and .34 down the left side (not the tight chute) and found it a little marginal and probably should have portaged as you guys did. It really is a fun little trip.
by Darren
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: Franklin River, 1981: my first packrafting trip.

Awesome read and great vids John, thanks for posting them up.
by Darren
Fri May 16, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Poulter, Waimakariri, Hurunui & Maruia Rivers NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Poulter, Waimakariri, Hurunui & Maruia Rivers NZ

Rad trip! Nice edits. D800....like

Spewing about the bags Mick!
by Darren
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Idol packrafters
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Idol packrafters

My Coccyx hurts just watching that Steve....Hope all you guys are well.
by Darren
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Penrith Whitewater Centre?
Replies: 37
Views: 9616

Re: Penrith Whitewater Centre?

Hi Sharon,

I was out there in late December and a guy turned up ready to paddle when they pulled the pin on him. Interesting.

They must have had some close ties at the Centre to be paddling a packraft. I wonder if things may change if/when the Diva (new boat) comes out.
by Darren
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: New WW boat? Diva?
Replies: 11
Views: 5905

Re: New WW boat? Diva?

Hey Mike,
Thanks for the reply mate, cheers. No point rushing a good thing.
by Darren
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: New WW boat? Diva?
Replies: 11
Views: 5905

Re: New WW boat? Diva?

Hey Jeremy,
Thanks for the heads up mate. Very interesting design and something that looks to have a different feel from a paddling perspective. I'll shoot Mike a pm.
Catch up soon, cheers D.
by Darren
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: New WW boat? Diva?
Replies: 11
Views: 5905

New WW boat? Diva?

Hey all, I've been out of the loop for a while now so apologies if this has been done already (couldn't find anything with the search). I have heard the good folks at Alpacka are working on/testing a new boat for white water. Have I missed an obvious post somewhere or are we still testing/experiment...
by Darren
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: If anyone is bored...
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: If anyone is bored...

Well played as always mate!

Thanks for posting, cheers.
by Darren
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rafters rescued in Tassie.
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Rafters rescued in Tassie.

Thanks Mark. It's always good to read debriefs when things become marginal. Cheers.
by Darren
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rafters rescued in Tassie.
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Rafters rescued in Tassie.

Any more on this Steve?
PM if its easier.
by Darren
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven trip
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Re: Shoalhaven trip

Looks like your quota of awesomeness has been reached!
Hope you are well.
by Darren
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven trip
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Re: Shoalhaven trip

Pics or it didn't happen Chris.....
:-)
by Darren
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tuross River vid from Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 3812

Re: Tuross River vid from Sunday

Fishdejour wrote:And I yours Darren, I'm guessing your busy in the snow?
This Sunday was supposed to be the start of my season but work and life shit keeps getting in the way! :) You know how it is.... I'll be into it soon enough though.

You must know every inch of the Tuross by now! Great vid.
by Darren
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tuross River vid from Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 3812

Re: Tuross River vid from Sunday

Love your work Steve!
by Darren
Wed May 01, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven - Greater Horsehoe bend to Badgeries lookout
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Re: Shoalhaven - Greater Horsehoe bend to Badgeries lookout

Great work Gus, very jealous mate. Did you catch much?
by Darren
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The Franklin
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: The Franklin

Well done Mark & Co.

Its always a pleasure seeing what you guys get up to....and the AAWT....Mental! It's hard for most to fathom the concept let alone understand what it takes to achieve in winter. Again well done on both accounts.

Cheers Darren.
by Darren
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo Trip this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: Colo Trip this weekend

jeremy089786 wrote: Darren: you keen to head out for some colo action?
I'd love to Jeremy but things are pretty busy at my end at the moment mate. I'll make it happen eventually. Cheers.
by Darren
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: who's up 4a trip down Colo this wend?
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: who's up 4a trip down Colo this wend?

Bumped you back up Sharon!

I wanna hear some travel stories soon!

D.
by Darren
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Yo Darren....sent you a PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Yo Darren....sent you a PM

Back at ya Chris!

PMed.
by Darren
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Yo Darren....sent you a PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Yo Darren....sent you a PM

Hey Chris, hope you hold out until Monday mate, I'm about to lose reception. Got a date with the Opera house hut via the Sentinel.... Get back to you ASAP. Cheers
by Darren
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

Yep, calculated risk. Few really ever get to understand it but I find climbers just get stuff. Last big rain event, I headed up to see what the gorge looked like at 10metres but never made it beyond Upper colo and paddled from there down instead. Next big event I'll head up to one of the passes and ...
by Darren
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Wanted - Adventurous Volunteers - Lower Snowy River
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: Wanted - Adventurous Volunteers - Lower Snowy River

I'm interested in this kind of thing Rob. I've been off the water for a while but hoping to get back into it soon. I'll get in contact when I'm sorted at my end and I'm looking forward to learning more.

Cheers Darren.
by Darren
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

Hi Dave, I wasn't having a go mate, just stoked to see others going for it. Yep the gauge takes a little longer to register so if you didn't see rock on the last one then definitely well over 2 metres! Probably the highest it's been packrafted so far.

Long day hey! Again well done!
by Darren
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

Nice work. By the look of the gauge you guys got out just in time. It rose extremely fast in a short period and I think you may have been in real trouble if you didn't get through in a day!
by Darren
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

Very keen to hear about this one Dave! Please tell me you took a camera....

You were pretty lucky to be able to portage in the gorge actually!
by Darren
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Rain on the Way - possible day trip Sunday

It never rains, but it pours hey Gus!
I was thinking of you and where you might end up! Would have been an interesting paddle from the Upper Colo bridge back down.

Image
by Darren
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Pelorus River Loop
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: Pelorus River Loop

Great work Steve, and nice vid!

Love a good solo mission.
by Darren
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The Franklin
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: The Franklin

Jeez....forums are slow these days!

The Franklin! Lovely work lads, well done.
by Darren
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2901

Re: Sydney Rivers are pumping!!!

Great video boys! Looks like a good level for that section and the rolling practice has paid off hey Jeremy.
by Darren
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Desperate....please help meeeeeeeeeee!
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Desperate....please help meeeeeeeeeee!

A bit late to the party....I put in at Welcome reef 10am and made Sewells by 2.30pm the following day.
I had a reasonable load (10 days worth of shit) and portaged the big ones. I paddled everything I could to make distance and the level hovered around a meter on the Hillview gauge.
by Darren
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting trips of late!
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

Re: Packrafting trips of late!

Great pics Chris! I've been hanging to see some more trip reports. Was it a first packraft descent of Jacobs? Or have you guys run it in kayaks before?
(Sorry, not familiar with Jacobs)
by Darren
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Weird packrafting experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Weird packrafting experience

Dreams......packrafts.......Steve......

Technically that's a wet dream.
by Darren
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

Re: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !

Hey Jeremy, thanks for the kind offer mate. I probably won't be out until sometime in the new year at this stage but I'm stoked with all the offers.
You've come a long way since the Kmart job out on the nepean! Good to hear you made the course. Cheers D.
by Darren
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

Re: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !

Funny shit! Good on you for making it happen Dale and I'm disappointed that I've missed so many trips including Jim's visit. Hopefully things will settle down here and I can get back into it.
Video?
by Darren
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

Re: Packraft Training in Oz with Jim Gonski !

Looking forward to seeing what went down at Penriff.....
by Darren
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting Shoalhaven in January
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Packrafting Shoalhaven in January

Hi Bree, Your biggest danger will be getting hooked on Packrafting! I've done a couple of sections, but they would probably be best left until you have paddled the tamer bits first. Problem is, I haven't paddled the easier bits so hopefully some of the other crew around here will catch your message ...
by Darren
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Eucumbene...perrrrrrfect.
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Eucumbene...perrrrrrfect.

chrisp wrote: PS - no photos...lost my camera :(
It never happened then Chris.... :-)

Hope it wasn't an expensive one.
by Darren
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: 4 SALE 2010 Llama SOLD.
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: 4 SALE 2010 Llama

:-) Sounds familiar!
by Darren
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: 4 SALE 2010 Llama SOLD.
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: 4 SALE 2010 Llama

Thanks Steve, you know I love my inflatable toys....
by Darren
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: 4 SALE 2010 Llama SOLD.
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: 4 SALE 2010 Llama

You were in 1st Jeremy so I'll pm you all back later tonight. Just temporarily out for the moment.

PM's to those who inquired. I'll post up when the raft & gear is sold. Cheers.
by Darren
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: 4 SALE 2010 Llama SOLD.
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

4 SALE 2010 Llama SOLD.

$400 the lot. 2010 Denali Llama (No spraydeck) Splat carbon fibre 4 piece paddle (1 inch custom extension) Macpac rescue vest (Large) New Bax Gear Throwbag My 2010 Denali Llama and gear some gear is up for sale! I'll start by saying that the raft is very well used and has numerous dodgy field repair...