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Michael
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Joined: 09 Mar 2014
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Location: Portishead

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Hi there,

I'm new to the sport and also new to the club.

I'm looking for advice please where to get gear from.
Are there some tried and tested decent on-line retailers that anyone can recommend?
Also a shop for more bespoke items - I've recently moved to Portishead - is there a shop nearby?

Many thanks,

Michael
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:40 pm View user's profile Send private message
Fisherman
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Joined: 27 Mar 2007
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Location: Blackford, Wedmore

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Hi Michael
There was a shop nearby (Uphill) but sadly no more. I would use either AS Watersports http://www.aswatersports.co.uk/ in Exeter or Outdoor Active between Thornbury & Berkley, Gloucs. http://www.canoeandkayakstore.co.uk/ they should give you a discount if you ask.
On-line pretty much anyone, I've used a few for various bits and pieces and they've all been fine.
John

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Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:40 am View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Michael
Rubber Ducky


Joined: 09 Mar 2014
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Location: Portishead

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Hi John,

Thanks for that response - really helpful - I'll be over to Outdoor Active soon I think Smile

Cheers,

Michael
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:05 pm View user's profile Send private message
hardy
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Joined: 27 Mar 2007
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Location: south bristol

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Michael ,

John is correct . Generally prices don't vary much .

However , talk to members in the club , ask on here if you like , about what kit to get . Outlets obviously like to get your money , but in this activity take it slower . People often help by allowing you to use their stuff , give it a test , before you go out and buy.
I have seen many new paddlers buy stuff that is not appropriate for what they want to do .

Also , look to buy second hand . On here , Ebay and on UKRGB.

Good luck ,

Hardy

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