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Pyranha Machno Small – Review

I was lucky enough to get hold of a medium Machno for a demo not long after it came out. I was hopeful that maybe I could get away with a medium as it looked awesome and I really wanted to paddle one. I paddled it and enjoyed it, it was fun but I knew (although I tried to ignore the fact) that it was too big for me, (I’m 5’5″ and 58kg). So the waiting for the small to be ready began.

Pyranha Machno Small - Review

I had planned a demo day through work and was hopeful that a small Machno would be ready to make an appearance for this and it did not disappoint!

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Ninja Plastic Welding

Corran Addison has some serious Ninja Plastic Welding skills. Here is what he did to a Soul Main Squeeze. A very impressive cut and shut.

Ninja Plastic Welding skills

One of my favorite boats of all time is the Dragorossi Squashtail. But it has some issues. First off – footroom. Ouch.

Ninja Plastic Welding skills

That inside rail is just in the wrong place and hurts like hell. Then the knees are too low, and the concave sidewall while awesome on a glassy wave, is hell on anything bouncy and bubbly.

So I took a Main Squeeze that didn’t mold properly, and turned it into a new squashtail!!! I cut 5.5″ off the tail, and then pushed the tail volume considerably before welding it up.

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TRAK

How about a super lightweight packable sea kayak? TRAK has launched a campain on Kickstarter to fund the TRAK 2.0 kayak.

TRAK

The TRAK 2.0 is billed as the Ultimate Touring Kayak.

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Liquidlogic Delta V – Closer Look

We have these great new images of the Liquidlogic Delta V from Trevor Conrad.

Liquidlogic Delta V

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Shane’s First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V

Shane's First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V

Shane’s First Paddle In The Liquidlogic Delta V – We just made the first prototypes of the Delta V. The Green River is running high. Let’s go!!

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Jackson Kayak Nirvana

Jackson Kayak have released the new Nirvana kayak. The boat has taken the last year or so to design/test/develop. The first production mold was completed last month with production kayaks landing this month. It has been designed as a “Creek Boat for Rapid Decent”.

The Nirvana is a fast 9ft racer creek boat that will be available in three sizes.

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Liquidlogic Delta V 88 – First Impressions

Initial impressions of the new LL Delta V 88 after 1 Green lap at 7.5″ for those of you that care and have contacted me about it…if you don’t know me really quickly stats that might affect boat performance 6’0″ 170ish paddling a Stomper 90 as a creek boat for the last 6 years (I’ve been through 6 of them) and a Braaap for the last year.

Liquidlogic Delta V 88 - First Impressions

I’ve been reluctant to give up the Stomper because it’s my go to class 5 SE creeker but I’ve been having a blast in the Braaap. I’m just not comfortable enough in the Braaap to really get into the class 5 realm in it.

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Liquidlogic Delta V – New Kayak

We’ve posted quite a bit on this new kayak (and here) having seen it appear in number of videos lately. We now have more detail following the official announcement from Liquidlogic today. The boat has been designed by Pat Keller and has a number of new features including the turbo boosters!

Liquidlogic Delta V - New Kayak

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Spade Kayaks UK – New Distribution

Daz Clarkson-King and his company Pure Land Expeditions are now distributing Spade Kayaks in the UK. System X will also continue to bring Kayaks into the UK. 

If you didn’t know, Spade Kayaks brought out the Ace of Spades creek boat a few years ago. I own one of the earlier boats off the production line and absolutely love it.

Spade Kayaks UK - New Distribution

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Dagger Kayaks – Another Phantom

Brendan Wells posted this image of a new Dagger kayak. It’s another Phantom. The Phantom name is given to most if not all Dagger prototype boats.

Dagger Kayaks - Another Phantom

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Titan Kayaks Rival Walkthrough

Titan Kayaks Rival Walkthrough

A walk through of Titan Kayaks latest 9ft Creeker the RIVAL with video, music and editing by Sam Ricketts (NZ).

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Soca Katarakt In The Prijon Curve 3.5 Creek

I am a huge fan of the Prijon kayaks of old. I have owned and paddled many from the T-Canyon to the Delirium. So it’s great to see the whitewater range of Prijon kayaks expanding with the release of the Prijon Curve 3.5 Creek.

Soca Katarakt In The Prijon Curve 3.5 Creek

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