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The Angry Fish Documentary

The Angry Fish Documentary is great little edit created by Matt Cooke at Endless Summer Productions. If you ever wanted to know about the history of UK based Pyranha Kayaks then set aside 10 minutes and check this out.

The Angry Fish Documentary

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Pyranha Fusion Duo

Pyranha related their Fusion kayak a number of years ago for those who wished to use a kayak for both whitewater and touring (hence the name). We shared the image of one these prior to launch and received a slap on the wrist.

Pyranha Fusion Duo

They have now made the Fusion twice as fun by adding another seat.

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Pyranha Machno (Small) – Review

Brian Vermillion recently got his hands on the new Pyranha Machno (small) and took it down the Cheoah.

Cheoah release was last Saturday, and I was lucky enough to get a full lap in while testing out the Pyranha Machno. I chose to use the Machno small, which ended up being the perfect size for me. At 5’5” and 150lbs the small Machno at 73 gallons was perfect for this gem of a run.

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9R L: Not Just A Big 9R

Last year we had a chance to test a preproduction large 9R and loved it. It seems that almost every other boat that you see on the river is a 9R variant. I can certainly understand why.

9R L: Not Just A Big 9R

“The Large 9R is my favourite boat for expeditions; I have room for all my gear and food and still plenty of volume left to stay on top of the water. The 9R L is extremely fast and stays nice and dry really well, it’s stable and manoeuvrable when heavily loaded and makes kayaking a lot of fun!” – Gerd Serrasolses

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Pyranha 2015-16 Colour Range

Pyranha 2015-16 Colour Range

In addition to last year’s popular Red/White/Grey and Yellow/Jaffa/White colour schemes, we’re happy to introduce the vibrant new Turquoise/Purple/White colour scheme to the line up! That’s right, a new mix with not one, but TWO new colours!

Which one will you choose?

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Dave Swims – Upper Cherry Creek

We are all in between swims. Dave Fusilli takes a swim on the Upper Cherry Creek. Some great throw line work can be seen in this edit.

Dave Swims

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Cheakamus Chillin’

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Louise Fingleton traveled out to BC earlier this year for some sweet whitewater action. This short edit gives just a little bit of insight into summer 2014 in BC. Continue reading

Old School Series – Pyranha S6f

Review by James Bebbington – Team Pyranha

Obviously I will be biased towards Pyranha boats as Pyranha sponsor me but these are my actual opinions and thoughts of the boat and how I have found it over the time I have been paddling it.

Outfitting

I weigh about 10 stone and am 6ft tall with long legs. I managed to fit comfortably in the boat and could even move the seat 3 quarters of the way forward if I wanted (without the shock block in).

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Old School Series – Pyranha M3

The Micro series of boats, first released in 1994, have been popular creek boats ever since. However, creeking has evolved along with creekboat design. Loads of manufacturers have released more modern designs like the c.f.s, Java and the Huck. Now Pyranha have decided to retire the trusty micro in favour of a new machine – the M3. Here’s what I reckon…

The Look:

Fresh ‘n’ new! The M3 really looks the business, with the new “Syncro 4” outfitting and clip in points made by DMM. The “Syncro 4” outfitting works really well. The boat needs minimal time spent messing around with glue and sandpaper getting it right as it comes with pre-padded seat and hip pads. The hooker thigh grips give the control of quad straps combined with the easy access needed for rivers and creeks and the backrest was great, providing positive support from the moment I got into the cockpit. The M3 features a full plate footrest, rather than the “shoc-bloc” system favoured in Pyranha’s playboats, giving adjustability, control and safety. Anyone taking big hits can layer the footrest up with thick foam. There’s no peli case holder as standard anymore, although these can be ordered from Pyranha. The boat comes supplied with a bag of foam fittings as standard, along with the ubiquitous Pyranha sponge. Continue reading

Pyranha S6 – Review

I managed to get hold of a Pyranha S6 200 a few weeks ago and manged to squeeze myself into it for a quick spin out on my local wave. I’m 6ft 1inch tall and managed to get in the boat with no hassle at all. The S6 comes in two flavours the 190 and 200 versions.

Outfitting:

The outfitting will be familiar to anyone who has used any of the other boats in the recent Pyranha range. The quick and easy adjustment of the seat and thigh braces allow you to trim the S6 quickly and the now obligatory ratchet backrest make getting comfortable a breeze.

Pyranha S6 - Review

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