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Pyranha Ripper – Review

I’ve been boating for well over 30 years so have been well placed to see the development of the sport and particularly the design of kayaks. Kayak manufacturers are now looking back to the longer slicey kayaks that were around in the late 1990s and early 2000s and I for one am really happy that longer slicey kayaks are back. I will say now that if you have only ever paddled poppy high volume short boats or super stable creekers then you need to find yourself a slicey kayak to try. At 9ft long (medium) the Pyranha Ripper could be a contender.

Pyranha Ripper - Review

The Pyranha Ripper is one of the first modern slicey kayaks to come from one of the major players in the game that has also been widely available here in the UK. At 6ft 2″ and 200lbs I am above the recommended weight limit for the medium Ripper (145-190lbs). Nevertheless, that is the kayak I am reviewing here. In addition to the medium the Ripper is also available in small with a weight guide of 88 – 165lbs with a large sized Ripper available very soon.

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Prijon Cocaine

Prijon have just released their newest creeker. The Cocaine takes some of the features found in it’s previous creekers such as the Pure XL and Cali and have brought it right up to date to make it competitive against the newer designs that have hit the market in recent years.

Prijon Cocaine

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Dagger Phantom – First look

So after many years of images grabbed from videos and the odd image caught of the mysterious Dagger Phantom at certain paddling spots around the world we have got two here at Unsponsored HQ.

Dagger Phantom

These two are part of the first batch into the UK. Even though the image above appears to show two differently sized Phantoms they are in fact the same.

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Liquidlogic Homeslice

The Liquidlogic Homeslice is now on the Liquidlogic site. Take a jump back to the late 1990s.

Liquidlogic Homeslice

Check it out.

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Dagger Kayaks RPM 2018

Dagger Kayaks have announced a limited release of the RPM and RPM Max.

Dagger Kayaks RPM 2018

Check out this edit of the Dagger Kayaks RPM 2018.

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Soul Waterman 303

This new Soul Waterman 303 kayak looks like you would need wear safety gloves when you picked it up. This thing looks razor sharp.

Soul Waterman 303

Could this be my slicey boat for 2018? It reminds me a great deal of the Riot Glide/Slice with a modern twist.

Soul Waterman 303

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DIY SOS: The Bodger’s Guide To Lightening A Dagger Jitsu

I own a Dagger Jitsu. I like it, although like many playboats it has its fans and its detractors. Generally though it is regarded to have a good hull shape, and, frankly, I find it hard to fit into other models simply because I’m one of those awkward people who has long legs for their weight.

Image: Eagles Nest Photography

I’m not going to be world champion any time soon, and if I was to buy a ‘dream’ playboat I’d likely be buying a carbon one. But there’s one thing about the Jitsu that most who know it can agree on. It is a lot heavier than it needs to be. In fact this very same criticism can be levelled at pretty much any modern boat on the market today.

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Pyranha Ripper – Large Specs

The specs for the large Pyranha Ripper are now live and the boat is now in production.

Pyranha Ripper - In Action

Specifications:

Pyranha Ripper - Large Specs

Mixmaster Walkthrough

Check out this Mixmaster Walkthrough with Eric Jackson.

Mixmaster Walkthrough

We’ll have one here at Unsponsored HQ very shortly for review.

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Pyranha 12R

It started as a joke and is now a reality. The Pyranha 12R has completed its journey through the virtual world and is now in the physical world with plastic prototypes hitting the water in the next few weeks.

Pyranha 12R

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Guigui-Prod Helixir 2018 In Plastic

For 2018 Guigui-Prod have announced that the Helixir will be available in plastic. The plastic medium Helixir will be produced by EXO Kayaks of Italy.

Guigui-Prod Helixir Plastic

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Prijon 2B – More Images

Prijon have recently released some images of the new Prijon 2B Duo/Tandem kayak. As with all Prijon kayaks the 2B is blow moulded and starts life as a tube.

Prijon 2B

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