Bren Orton and David Fusilli get competitive in the battle for the Pyranha Ripper
There is only one Pyranha ripper available on the West coast of America right now, all of the other ones have already been sold or taken by kayak shops. Myself and Dave Fusilli have been arguing about who should become the rightful owner of this kayak for the past two weeks, finally we decided to settle it like men. By battling through three / four highly serious challenges.
Welcome to Movie Monday 26 February 2018 here at Unsponsored.
The Pyranha US Tour 2017 dates have been released and are as follows:
Team Pyranha is back on the road! I (David Fusilli) will be rocking the West while D Eric Dill (Big D) and company will be holding it down on the East coast. I know this is a bit cocky, but right now we have the best boats in the business and NEW OUTFITTING! Softer/bigger hip pads and stout new thigh braces to go with it. The year of the Angry Fish is upon us! Thanks for all your love and support.
David Fusilli and team are on Border Patrol.
Boundary Creek is a little bit of a mission. You have to paddle about 6K down a lake, then do a 3K hike up Boundary Creek to then paddle down the beautiful limestone gorge. The creeks path cuts in and out of the Montana, USA and Alberta, Canada hence the name Boundary Creek.
I can pretty much guarantee that you have seen one of David Fusilli’s edits online or have heard of Demshitz. If you haven’t you are definitely missing out. Take a read and check out some of David’s social media links at the bottom of this interview.
I don’t think a week goes by without me watching one of David’s edits. I love his work and I am stoked that David has agreed to take part in the Unsponsored Q&A series.
Photo: Bren Orton
How did you first get into kayaking? Who introduced you to the sport?
I first got into kayaking at the age of 7. My Dad taught me to roll in the Clarion University swimming pool.
What was your first kayak?
1st kayak was a home made??? I don’t think it had a name, but it was red with sparkles and had a sticker the back that said “red hot red” so I guess that was the name of the boat hahaha.
After weeks of great freestyle paddling in Colorado and Idaho demshitz where all fired up to get back into our creek boats. Everyone was ready to charge! Our first stop was the Leavenworth area where we tackled Exit rapid at good flow. Pretty stout rapid, but all went well expect for Bren blowing his skirt and swimming for a quarter mile. Next on the hit list was Log Choke falls on the Top Tye.