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03
May

Pyranha Partners with the Free Rivers Fund

Protecting Free Flowing Whitewater as a Paddlesports Community Dams threaten the playgrounds we love the most. When constructed by parties with purely financial motives, dams threaten the environment, wildlife, and local communities as well. Free Rivers Fund (FRF) was set up by kayakers in an effort to get the entire international kayaking community together to …

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05
Apr

Dude, Where’s My 12R?

You made it happen, so we’re committed to keeping you in the loop every step of the way in the 12R’s development process. Pyranha’s design guru, Robert Peerson digested the mountain of information we collected from team athletes and came up with some really inspiring early concepts for the 12R. After letting those designs gestate …

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04
Apr

Chris & Lydia Wing Join Team Pyranha

Pyranha is pumped to welcome H2O Dreams‘ Chris & Lydia Wing to the Team. The pair officially kicked off the dream of being full-time river professionals back in 2011, but the roots of this dream go back further; from going against the grain in a small town in Ohio, to chasing a passion for play, …

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12
Mar

Bren Orton’s Top Three Rapids of 2017

As the snow melts and the rivers begin to be filled with possibilities, I am thinking forwards to the goals, projects, and descents that I want to accomplish over the coming year; 2017 was a ridiculous year on the water for me, Here are the top three rapids that I ran. 1: Little White at …

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03
Jan

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”; whilst this is often merely a clichéd, pretentious antimetabole that is used to ill-effect to motivate people of larger and softer proportions to stay on the treadmill for a few minutes longer, it is also what I wrote down in my journal during my last trip, …

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22
Nov

Congratulations, We Did It!!

We’ve got some awesome news; the Pyranha 12R is officially going ahead, and will enter production in 2018! Just a few weeks ago, we announced that we were opening speculative pre-orders for the long-awaited Pyranha Longboat, the 12R, and that if enough interest was expressed, development would begin; We knew we wanted it to happen… …

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01
Nov

The Mythical Unicorn of Longboats

You’ve been asking for it for years… We even pranked you with it on April Fool’s Day… This time though, we’re serious; with your help, we can make the Pyranha 12R a reality! The hugely successful 9R has taught us a lot about going fast, so why not take all that knowledge and make an …

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12
Jun

2017 GoPro Mountain Games – Steep Creek Challenge (Homestake Creek Class V)

Safety Meeting ARGH!

Well, I finally got my butt in gear and confronted a run that while I have ran most of it in the past, I finally raced it in my new Machno. You can see a small indentation in the bow. That happened on my second run, I had a piton on “Leap of Faith”. It …

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31
May

Help Save Our Rivers!

Kayaking has given me so much. From friendships cemented with epics in far-flung places, to a way out of inner city London as a youngster to experience a different way and pace of life in the French Alps. It’s provided me with a sport I am good at (I definitely didn’t excel at football at …

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14
Dec

British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2017 – Selection Event

The British Universities Kayaking Expeditions have been running every other year since 2005, and the teams selected have chosen all manner of interesting destinations to explore, from Siberia in the north, to Madagascar in south. Venezuela in the west to Vietnam in the east. Students from around the country are invited to submit paper applications which …

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