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WHAT'S ON

The Teddington River Festival and Teddington Lifeboat Station Open Day is a family fun day enjoyed by thousands of visitors with a variety of activities across the river including live music, boat rides, river rescue demonstrations, skiffing, rowing and kayaking taster sessions, craft & community stalls, fairground rides and inflatables and so much more.

With the theme ‘Leisure and pleasure on the Thames’, the 2014 festival provided an ideal platform for the, Teddington Lifeboat Station and RNLI Fundraisers, the River Thames Boat Project and its specially adapted Dutch barge ‘Thames Venturer’, the Twickenham Sea Cadets and many other charitable organisations to recruit new members, raise awareness and funds for their cause. More than £6,000 was raised throughout the day for all the charities and not for profit organisations involved. Watch the highlights of the festival via our short video taken throughout the day.

Festival Dragon

We are also very grateful to all the individuals and organisations who support the event through sponsorship and benefit in kind.

The festival simply cannot take place without this level of support. Visit our sponsors page to find out who supported the event this year.

GET INVOLVED

Get Involved

The Teddington River Festival is a charitable community event raising the profile of the River Thames and those who use and serve the river as well as Teddington and its community.

Sponsorship

The Teddington River Festival is grateful to the support of community and local sponsors to enable this event to take place. It is not possible to hold this event without this support.

Book a Stand

Craft & community stands are available in the Manor Road Recreation Ground and on the Ham Tow Path at £50 for a 3mx3m pitch. There is a minimum of 4 stands of any one kind, for example, jewellery and only 2 stands.

Donate a Prize

The Teddington River Festival Prize Draw raises funds for the chosen festival charities, which this year include:

  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  • River Thames Boat Project
  • Sea Cadets Twickenham

Provide an Activity

The success of the Teddington River Festival is measured by the enjoyment received by visitors throughout the day. We are always looking for events and activities that add value and enjoyment to the day. If you would like to add to the fun.

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We are currently looking for support sponsors. Support sponsors will benefit from branding on the day, an advertisement in the official programme that will be distributed before and during the festival as well as optional stand space on the day.

FROM OUR BLOG

Buy the Number of Followers and Likes on Instagram to Get Hold of your Business

Buy the Number of Followers and Likes on Instagram to Get Hold of your Business

The promotion of your business is one of the most important things. Promotion means marketing of your business and marketing means more number of people visiting your shop, resulting in more profit from your business. The number of people over the internet is much more than that present in your town and that is a fact. So it must also be taken care off. You need to promote your business online through giving ads to the various websites. There are too many websites for you where you can show your ads.

How to promote your business over the internet?

The promotion of business through the internet is very essential and necessary these days. The market is getting tough these days and you need to properly promote your business. All you need to do is to create a website, containing all the details of your business, with the pictures. You can also sell the products online. But there are many websites of similar types, so you need to increase the popularity of your website so that the people will find it when they search the internet. Suppose people are searching, but they don’t find your website, you will loseyour business, if this constantly happens. The website must have a good popularity among the people and must be regularly visited by the people. You can use the social networks to promote the website and your business. If you directly post an add on the social networking websites, they will charge you some money. You can use the social media by creating a page on their website. You can create your own page for your business and website to promote them. Once you have done making the page, you can share the photographs and other details about the website you have created and your business. You can take the pictures of products available at your shop and post them on the social networking website along with their prices. There are many social networking websites available on the internet, where you can post the images and other details.

Use Instagram for the purpose

Use Instagram for the purpose

Instagram is new social networking website and is emerging very fast these days. If you have an android or IOS device, you can use Instagram. Download the application present on the app store and you will be able to use the services of Instagram. Instagram is powerful and there are millions of people using Instagram. You can buy the followers for the page which you have made and the likes for the photos you have posted on the Instagram. You can assign this task to the people who are professional in the field of getting the likes and followers. They will charge you some money, but if you really want to increase the popularity of your website you need to pay for the likes and the followers. The charges are $2 for 100 likes and so on.

Rheem RTE-9 Electric Tankless Water Heater Review — Electric Water Heaters

Electric Water Heaters

If you are in the market for a small, efficient water heater you should take a look at the Rheem RHMNRTE-9 Electric Tankless Water Heater – 9 kW. There are quite a few of this kind of small-size electric water heater around but, to be fair, few of them offer such a great combination of low cost and rugged construction as this Rheem model.

The Rheem RTE-9 is designed for installation anywhere where there exists a requirement for hot water “on-demand”. This could be for a wash basin in a public restroom at a restaurant or bar, or in similar facilities provided for employees at business premises. The product is also equally suitable for providing piping hot water for a kitchen sink, or for a shower in a bathroom.

The chief benefit of the RTE-9 is the small size of the unit. This makes it an excellent choice for any locations where there are space restrictions that would prevent installation of a larger tank-based water heat system. Furthermore, the RTE-9 is simple to set up. The usual procedure is to mount it on a wall adjacent to the sink requiring the heated water. No major adjustment to the plumbing is required. Instead, it is a straightforward matter of hooking up the cold water line into the unit, and in turn feeding the output of hot water to the appropriate faucet, or shower head if it is intended to use the unit as a shower.

Water Heaters

In use, the Rheem RTE-9 has a lot in its favor, especially in comparison to water heaters that incorporate storage tanks. The drawback of a tank system is that there may be energy waste. If the water that has been heated is not used, or only partially used, it will soon cool down, which means that a further heating cycle is necessary if someone tries to turn on the hot faucet at a later time. None of this happens with an “on-demand” unit like the RTE-9. Upon activation of the unit when a visitor to the washroom uses the basin, hot water is swiftly generated and dispensed to the faucet. Immediately the faucet is turned off, the RTE-9 stops working, which means wastage is cut to the minimum, find more about this.

Also highly convenient from the user’s point of view is the temperature control dial fitted to the exterior of the RTE-9 unit. This makes it possible to adjust the water temperature to particular taste or to take account of seasonal changes. Having the ability to reduce water temperature in the winter months is a great boon to users not only from the point of view of user comfort, but also in cutting energy costs to the bone.

Large numbers of customers have reported their high satisfaction with the Rheem RHMNRTE-9 Electric Tankless Water Heater – 9 kW. According to most buyers, it certainly does the job as regards serving up hot water just when it’s needed, and without wasting precious energy. And, moreover, it is a solidly built, very reliable unit that can be expected to enjoy a long, untroubled service life.

Pain: A Laughing Matter

Pain

Just about everyone has heard the expression “Laughter is the best medicine”. It’s true. Although humor cannot cure everything that ails us it relieves stress, reduces pain, lowers blood pressure and boosts the immune system – those are medical facts. And, even the Bible states “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine”.

Nervousness, fear, anxiety and pain all take energy but when humor is added the energy can be channeled into a more positive force. Hospitals and doctors have come to realize just how beneficial humor really is. Because of that many hospitals now have a clown that visits various patients, particularly kids. In addition, some hospitals now distribute humorous books and magazines to in-house patients, check more details here.

Although humor itself is not a medical treatment it works hand-in-hand with the patient’s treatments to keep the patient feeling well. People who feel well heal quicker and with less pain. The humor technique is most notably suitable for children, who seem to always be open to fun and laughs, no matter how they feel.

Because of the growing knowledge of the healing powers of humor some organizations, within the medical field, are rapidly growing. The American Association For Therapeutic Humor and The Humor Project, Inc are two such groups. The organizations focus on informing doctors in all fields to use humor as part of their patients’ treatment plans.

Although humor has little effect on seriously depressed or psychotic individuals it’s extremely useful for others, before and after surgery, when treating kids for any number of ailments, or even for treating adults in marriage counseling.

Humor can help us feel better in our day-to-day lives even if we aren’t sick or having surgery. Since humor helps with the immune system and lowering of blood pressure it’s somewhat like taking a dietary supplement. We should partake for the overall health benefits it provides.

We live in a serious world where work, kids, bills and other issues often push humor aside. But, a little humor every day is beneficial to our health. Make an effort to put humor back into your life by checking out a humorous book from the library and reading a little of it each day. Or, before bedtime, watch a funny movie. One weekend a month go to a comedy club or get together with friends who always make you laugh. Put out the effort to put humor back into your life and you’ll be happy you did.

Elecampane: One of the Best Bronchitis Remedies

One of the Best Bronchitis Remedies

Bronchitis is the term used to indicate inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes and it is a most miserable ailment. It often starts with sneezing and the symptoms of the common cold: headache, sore throat, fever, and the chills. However, in many cases no relief can be obtained with over-the-counter medications. Unfortunately, only after several days of suffering does the average person realize that he has something more serious than a cold or the flu. It’s dangerous to allow bronchitis to go untreated due to the fact that it can lead to the development of pneumonia.

Most everyone believes there’s no natural remedy for this bronchitis. However, the author of this article is an eye witness to the power of elecampane in the treatment of bronchitis leading to full recovery. The patient consulted a medical doctor and was diagnosed with bronchitis. She was also given a prescription of Sulfameth, an antibiotic commonly prescribed in cases of this inflammation. The label of the antibiotic warned against exposure to sunlight which caused the patient to inquire further of the doctor regarding the precaution. The physician explained that, “Sulfameth, like most all prescription medications is a form of poison.” He proceeded to say that it’s better to be exposed to the poison for a period of time than to remain with the sickness. The doctor of internal medicine with whom she spoke was an experienced physician and member of the American Medical Association.

Afraid to totally rely on natural medicine in the case of bronchitis, the patient took the Sulfameth as prescribed and recovered. Less than a year later, she was diagnosed again with bronchitis and again she was prescribed Sulfameth. This time she decided to put into practice what she had learned about the herb elecampane.

Best Bronchitis Remedies

Elecampane is less commonly known under the names: scabwort, elfwort, horseheal, and horse-elder. The root is the part that’s used and that has important medicinal properties: diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, aromatic, stimulant, stomachic, astringent, and tonic (Jethro Kloss, Back To Eden[Loma Linda, CA: Back To Eden Publishing Co., 1988], 144-145).

A decoction of Elecampane root was prepared and consumed in the morning, afternoon and evening for 3 consecutive days before any signs of recovery were visible. A decoction of any herb is made by gently simmering a teaspoon of the plant material in water for at least twenty minutes. Decoctions are required to extract medicinal substances from hard plant material such as bark, roots, and seeds. Distilled water should not be used unless the quality of municipal water is extremely poor.

A decoction of elecampane may be sweetened with a natural sweetener such as honey or stevia extract. However, it is preferable to drink it without any additive and to drink it while it is still hot, sipping it while it is very hot. Although results may take as long as 3 days and 3 nights to be seen, the decoction should be drank for a full week before discontinuing use. The strong expectorant properties of elecampane will be the first to be manifested.

Smoking definitely should be discontinued during recovery. It’s also best to avoid dairy products, especially whole milk as they tend to aggravate any kind of respiratory problems. White sugar should be avoided as much as possible and the consumption of meat should be greatly reduced during the week of recovery, read this post here. Sickness and disease are usually the consequences of wrong diet and health destroying habits such as smoking which harms not only the smoker, but also those around him. There’s no prescription drug or all natural remedy that will cure health problems that continue to be invited by unhealthy life styles. Nature requires the patient’s cooperation.

Elecampane used in this manner has proven to be extremely effective and safe, producing no harmful or uncomfortable side effects. One of the most important lessons learned from this experience is the need to remember that ancient peoples lived well into old age eating wholesome all natural foods and depending on the powerful herbal remedies God abundantly provided.

Keep, Toss, or Store–The Art of Decorating Compromise

The Art of Decorating Compromise

He has a black leather love seat with a glass-topped coffee table in the living room of his ultra-modern condo; you have a velvet Chesterfield sofa and an antique trunk in your cozy classic bungalow—when you marry the love of your life and move in together, how do you merge your décor, and more importantly, your tastes? Although it might be difficult to agree on how to create a home that easily melds both your style and his, avoid the inevitable fights and follow these tips to peacefully co-exist in the home of your dreams.

Purchasing a new home together

Purchasing a new home together
  • If you have purchased a new home to move into together, first make an assessment of how much furniture you each have in your respective homes and consider how many rooms you have to furnish. If you’ve bought a home larger than either of your current homes, such circumstances make it easier to combine items from both homes, more info.
  • After you’ve made your assessment, decide individually what you are willing to part with and what you absolutely can’t live without.
  • Discuss with your spouse-to-be how you plan to decorate overall—will you choose his contemporary style, your traditional one, or artfully combine elements of both?
  • Once you’ve decided on a style, peruse decorating magazines for ideas on how to create the look you want. To make things equitable, choose the rooms you want to be responsible for decorating, and but try to stick to a coordinated theme.
  • If you don’t mind a more eclectic style for your home, choose different styles (one per room) that reflect your individual tastes. For example, your zebra print chair would be great in your family room/den, and his larger-than-life Trojan horse painting is the perfect addition to his home office.

Moving into your spouse’s current home

  • If you are moving into your spouse’s home, or vice versa, it will be harder to relocate one fully furnished home into another. This will require more compromise (and diplomacy) then starting over in a new home.
  • Decide what rooms you will refurnish fully or partially refurnish (most women probably want to completely redo their husband’s formerly “single” bedroom—that’s usually non-negotiable). You may agree to keep some rooms as is, or make minor changes to suit both your tastes; i.e., fresh paint color, new window treatments, etc.
  • Discuss what pieces will stay and what will be given away, or stored if you are planning eventually to purchase a new home together.
  • If you are combining furniture for any room, try to blend items so that the décor appears seamless; for example, don’t put blond-wood furniture in the same room as espresso-colored furniture.
  • Use things like slip covers to help blend fabric-covered furniture in rooms such as the living room. If you have a floral armchair that you love and want to keep, but your husband has a striped sofa that you also like, buy slip covers in solid colors for each, or one print and one solid cover. This is a great way to change the look of your living room occasionally, if you want.

These ideas will help you both keep your sense of style and your marriage blissful.

How to Lose Weight in College: Tricks of the Trade for Beginning Dealers

How to Lose Weight in College

Sticking to any healthy regimen can be difficult when you live in the dorms. Dining hall food is not renowned as healthy and who has time to exercise when there is so much studying to be done? While difficult, it is possible. I’ve currently lost 50 lbs on Weight Watchers while being at school and am still losing. Many people have asked me how I’ve done it, so I’ve gathered all my tips into this article.

I’m busy so I don’t have time to attend Weight Watcher meetings. I’m also broke-as most college students are-so couldn’t afford it anyway. So, I’m using the At Home Kit. It means being accountable to myself, but I want this bad enough that personal accountability is enough. When I find my desire waning, I’ll write down why I started Weight Watchers in the first place and that usually helps to re-motivate me.

How to Lose Weight

I’m an athlete so I get my workouts from softball practice and weight lifting. But I do have a meal plan and my school doesn’t post their weekly menus that I’ve been able to find. So when I go in, I look at each station to see what’s being served and pick what looks best to me. Sometimes I’ll take two or three laps around the dining hall while I think about it. If nothing looks healthy, I’ll usually just get a big plate of salad.

In my room, I keep my mini fridge stocked with water bottles, Diet Coke, fruit, veggies, Laughing Cow cheese, and milk. Then I keep 100 calorie bags of popcorn, cereal, WW bread, Soup At Hands, Fiber One bars, and so on. And I have the number of POINTS written on each container. I also keep gum on hand to chew on when I get a craving I don’t need to give into.

Also, I miss dinner most nights because softball practice goes until after the dining hall is closed so I keep Smart Ones, Lean Cuisines, and Healthy Choice meals in the hall freezer. They’re easy because I can just pop them in the microwave and they already have POINTS on them. It’s a matter of finding which ones you like, and there are some very good ones.

Lose Weight

To keep myself motivated, I set small goals for myself. For example, I bought jeans and shoes at my 10% and I got a haircut for 50 lbs. When I reach goal, my mom is taking me on a shopping spree for a wardrobe in my new, smaller size, which is a huge motivation to me.

And the final piece of advice I have is to get outside support. My parents are really supportive. My softball team also knows about me doing Weight Watchers and compliment me often, which keeps me going. It helps me to stay on track when I know other people know about what I’m doing. It helps keep me accountable. I also use the Weight Watchers message boards. Getting and giving advice and support from other people in the same place as you is invaluable.

Dance Class on Using Proper Breathing Techniques: Dancing Lesson on How to Breathe Properly Whilst Performing Routines

Dance Class on Using Proper Breathing Techniques: Dancing Lesson on How to Breathe Properly Whilst Performing Routines

Students in dance schools may practice breathing exercises as directed by the dance teacher in order to increase their flexibility in breathing rate and correct placement of the breath.

Lesson Plan on Breathing in Harmony With Dance Steps

Dance Class on Using Proper Breathing Techniques

The dance instructor may begin by explaining that correct breathing forms an important element of dance along with gravity, rhythm, centring and posture. Indeed the word “breath” implies meaning in itself. Dancing with breath implies freedom of movement, expression, fluency and control. “Without breath” sounds stilted and mechanical. The students’ correct use of breath whilst dancing is to use it in harmony with the dance steps, check more details here.

Proper Breathing Control Whilst Dancing

Difficulties may often stem from the following factors:

  • Inability to alter one’s breath rate without discomfort during the dance routine
  • Not breathing correctly into the chest

The first step to increasing one’s breath control is getting to know one’s natural breathing rate. The teacher may direct the students to take part in the following exercise:

Walk briskly and count the number of steps it takes to inhale, and count again to exhale. Ask one’s self are the two the same? Is one longer than the other? And finally the average number of steps it takes to inhale and to exhale.

The teacher may then direct the students to alter the tempo of their breath. For instance, if the ratio were four steps inhale, six steps exhale, to raise it six and eight, and then to decrease it to three and four. The students may at first find difficulty in concentrating upon moving and counting the breath at the same time, but such multi-tasking is featured in dance. Students who find this particularly difficult may practice counting the breath during aerobic exercise such as cycling and swimming. With practice, the students may find that altering the breath rate will become easier.

Deep Breathing Exercises for Beginners in Dance

Students must also learn to breathe more deeply by expanding the ribcage more than normal, concentrating on the ribs at the back. The following exercise will encourage maximum use of lung capacity.

  • Stand upright and fold the arms across the back so that each palm holds the opposite elbow.
  • Try to breathe into the back rather than the front. The arms should try to pull apart.

Another exercise is to:

  • Lean forward, palms flat on a chair seat
  • Breathe into the chest and allow the back to expand

By placing the hands across the ribcage and breathing deeply, the students should feel minimum movement in the front and lower part of the ribs and lots of movement in the upper chest and the back.

Dancing Lesson Plan on Breathing Exercises

Learning how to dance also entails proper breathing techniques. This means being able to alter the tempo of the breath with the dance without feeling discomfort. The dance instructor should encourage the students to practice various tempos of breath during movement in order to increase breathing control and concentration. Breathing into the upper chest and back uses maximum lung capacity, which will prove invaluable during a rigorous dance routine.

Drink to Lose Weight Fast

Drink to Lose Weight Fast

Many people are finding it hard to lose weight because they are concentrating on the wrong thing, which is food. In order to lose weight you also have to find the right drinks to help you accelerate the process. Keeping your body hydrated is very important when you are trying to lose weight and choosing the right drinks to do that are important. The drinks will provide you with the nutrients, antioxidants and protein during the weight loss and keep you focused and healthy also.

We all have trouble picking the right drinks to have. We always crave high sugar and high calorie drinks such as soda pop and Starbucks. The reason we are putting on this extra weight is because of the high calorie drinks that we are always having. Next time you are out and get thirsty, try choosing one of the following drinks which are healthier for you.

Lose Weight Fast

Water is a very important part of losing weight successfully. Don’t buy flavored energy drinks or bottled water which are expensive. The water that comes out of your kitchen tap is free and we all have grown up drinking that without getting unhealthy. If you are worried about the chemicals they are putting into the water then invest in a water filter or a purifying pitcher. Water is a healthier option in comparison to any energy drinks or diet soda that you buy. Try drinking up to 8 glasses of water a day and you will notice that you are losing weight faster.

Another drink which is a healthy option is concentrated pomegranate juice. This drink reduces your cholesterol and blood pressure and slows down LDS cholesterol oxidation. Pomegranate drinks contain beneficial antioxidant that gets rid of the harmful free radicals which slow down your weight loss process. You need your body to be healthy in order to perform better.

Pomegranate juices are great drinks but just like anything else don’t over indulge. Research has shown that drinking 1.5 oz daily will benefit you. These antioxidants are also found in mostly bring colored fruits such as red grapes, but you have to be careful when you drink grape juice as manufacturers put a lot of sugar in it.

Green tea is another drink with antioxidants in it. It is a great drink because it gives you natural energy which will last all day unlike energy drinks and coffee which contain a lot of sugar. Having energy is very important in weight loss as the more you move around, the more calories you will burn. You should drink a cup in the morning to get you going throughout the day. And the best part is that green comes in a lot of flavors also, so there is a variety to choose from.

Besides these drinks, soy-based protein shakes are good too. They only contain 200 calories per smoothie drink but have the boost of 2000 calories. They are a good drink to replace meals with. Because they have so many nutrients our body needs, it is the best drink for meal replacement. So if you are trying to lose weight try replacing two meals a day with these and see the changes in your body. If you want to main your weight you can replace one meal per day with the shake, find more info.

In order to lose or maintain weight you have to watch what you are eating and also drinking. You will see the change in your body once you start replacing what you drink now with one of these suggestions. You have to live a healthy lifestyle in order to reach your healthy weight goal.

How to Protect Your USB Stick Using Software

How to Protect Your USB Stick Using Software

Small, Practical and quality. That’s three words that represent one of the USB stick as file storage media. USB stick will of course continue to survive until the next few years because it is very practical and can store data up to the size of GB. One of the things that might annoy you is when you switch the USB stick into the hands of others, can borrow a friend or even disappear. What makes a headache and feeling a loss instead of the USB stick, but from the data stored in the USB stick. Because the existing data in USB stick is an important data and privacy, such as the coursework, or thesis office data.

In order for your existing data in the USB stick does not read anyone else, we recommend you first to protect with a password set. I will explain two applications for protection on a USB stick using USB stick Security and Master Voyager.

USB Flash Security

USB Flash Security
  1. Prepare USB stick Maximum capacity 4 GB. (If you have more capacity than 4 GB, please use the version above).
  2. Download Software USB Flash Security.
  3. Once you format the USB stick using the FAT File System.
  4. When finished formatting, keep your USB Flash Application Security, check here www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/01/18/2160154/0/en/xtra-pc-reviews-best-linux-usb-stick-product-review-by-rick-finn.html.
  5. Then click the Install button, and then click the OK button.
  6. Enter the desired password, continue to confirm the password, and fill in the hint. Then click OK button.
  7. Wait until the process ends, so it will display a screen similar to below.

Master Voyager

If you have important data (such as a list account & password) stored in the USB stick and do not want to read someone else (for example if you borrowed a friend USB stick), you can protect data with passwords. This method uses the help of Master Voyager software download here http://www.4shared.com/file/mlz5imtb/Master_Voyager.htm.

The steps for partitioning and provide a password on a USB stick that are as follows:

  1. On the menu click the icon USB stick storage.
  2. Click on the icon on the tab of the Secure Partition Manager Media Partitions.
  3. Click New Partition
  4. Give the name and label on the partition you just created. After that Apply. Fill in the password in a new window that appears. At trial version can only be filled in the password 123. If you want to fill in the password as you wish, you must buy a license first.
  5. After filling passwords partitioning process will begin. Wait until finished.
  6. Once completed you Close and Exit the program.

The measures for protection are as follows:

Master Voyager
  1. Open Windows Explorer. Right-click the icon USB sticks. Select Manage Secure Partitions (Master Voyager) or double-clicking the icon mvoyager.exe on the right side window of Windows Explorer.
  2. After that came the window to fill in the password. You input the password (123).
  3. After that a new disk drive will appear on the list to the left of Windows Explorer and also appeared in the systray icon Master Voyager.
  4. That is where your place to store the files you want protected. Live copy paste as usual. When finished, unmount the disk via a Master Voyager icon in systray.

Car Product Reviews: Razo Short Throw Shifter for the Mitsubishi Eclipse

Razo Short Throw Shifter for the Mitsubishi Eclipse

Fits the 2000-2005 Model Years

No matter what type of vehicle fits your personal preference, there are certain things that we all enjoy about our particular cars. From the exterior styling to the shape of the gauges, no matter what, we can find something to like about the car that we drive. Of course, sometimes we wish to improve those certain aspects that we find so attractive. With that in mind, an entire business has grown up around modifying and improving various aspects of vehicles. For those of us who happen to drive a manual car, the way in which the vehicle glides into gear is one of the most enjoyable aspects. However, for those who want to get a little more performance from their car, a short shift may just be the perfect modification.

A short throw shifter works by reducing the length that the shifter itself has to travel in order to get the car in gear. This then makes it possible to get between gears faster, meaning you can spend more time accelerating and less time shifting. However, like all car products, not all short throw shifters are created equally. This can be found in point with the Razo short throw shifter offered for the Mitsubishi Eclipse.

The test vehicle for this product is a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. While the vehicle already has a fairly short throw from the factory, there is always room for improvement. The first thing that one notices upon deciding on the Razo shifter is the lower price for the product. Although it is not the cheapest on the market, it clocks in at about sixty dollars, which is a far cry from the B&M model, which costs around one hundred and twenty.

However, while the B&M costs more, it could easily be the better choice. The Razo is fairly easy to install, and although it might take a while if one has never done this sort of work, it is quite possible to do it without hiring a mechanic or taking the car to the shop. However, while the B&M shifter tested went in almost perfectly, the Razo requires a little more persuasion. It does fit fine in the end, but it take a little more effort to get it there.

After the shifter is in, and everything is put back together, the real test comes from how the car drives. The short answer is that the Razo does reduce the throw length (and the shifter sits a little lower too – an added bonus). However, performance is not really the issue with the Razo shifter. It works fine in doing what it was advertised to do. But something just feels like its missing.

Razo Short Throw Shifter

With both the stock shifter, and the B&M unit, the shift lever itself felt firm and controlled, and one could feel the quality of the product when moving it from gear to gear. The Razo just feels a little looser, and at higher speeds or higher RPM’s, the shifter rattles in place, which is definitely an annoyance. While it may not feel as nice as the B&M unit, the Razo definitely performs comparably, and the difference in throw reduction is minimal if it even exists.

When it comes down to it, the choice for the Razo shifter is about what one is looking for in their car. If performance and a throw reduction is all that really matters, than saving about fifty or sixty dollars and going with the Razo unit is definitely recommended. However, for an overall quality product, the best bet would be the B&M unit, even though it costs more. No matter what choice one makes though, the result is sure to be a more enjoyable driving experience and plenty of fun to be had changing gears.

History of the festival

The Teddington River Festival is a community event encompassing the Annual Teddington RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day.

OUR CHARITIES

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service throughout the UK. With 236 stations and an active fleet of 330 lifeboats the RNLI rescues around 22 people per day. The Teddington Lifeboat Station, manned entirely by volunteers, is one of 4 stations along the Thames which collectively launched their lifeboats a total of 884 times last year rescuing 270 people. Teddington was ranked the 21st busiest station out of the 236 stations.

Thames Boat Project (TBP)

The River Thames Boat Project is a registered charity that gives people of all ages the chance to access the Thames, to discover this fascinating river, and to learn more about its environment. The specially adapted community barge, the Thames Venturer, provides day and residential cruises for people of all ages and abilities from its berth in Kingston upon Thames, and is also used as a floating classroom by local schools. The River Thames Boat Project runs five programmes including: day and residential cruises for people with physical disabilities.

Twickenham Sea Cadets (TSC)

The Twickenham Sea Cadets are part of the UK’s oldest nautical youth charity. Established in 1854 the first Sea Cadet unit at Whitstable in Kent, gave young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters.

The tradition of community-based Sea Cadet Units continues today with 400 across the UK each with charitable status enabling them to raise funds to meet their running costs.

'A Thames View'

‘A Thames View’ Photography Competition sponsored by MAA Architects, Outerspace Limited and The Flying Cloud Café

Thank you to everyone who took part and our congratulations to the winning entries.

FIND US

How to find us

From Teddington:

  • By rail: From Teddington Station turn left onto Station Road. At Teddington High Street turn right and continue through to the end of Ferry Road
  • By bus: The bus routes 281, 285, R33 and R68 stop at the Teddington Lock stop which is 200m walk from Teddington Lock
  • By car: There is limited street parking available in the residential roads north of the Kingston and Twickenham Roads

 

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