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Category Archive: Tests and Reviews

Feedback on kayaks from around the world

03
Jul

This One Goes to 12: Prototyping the 12R

The Pyranha 12R met another milestone this week when plastic prototypes hit the river in the UK and USA on a variety of whitewater; testing like this gives us a chance to try ideas that may or may not make it into the final version, and we anticipate some things will bleed over into other …

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21
Jun

To Machno or to 9R? Tough Choices Creek Boat Review

While neither the 9R nor the Machno are new to the creek boating and river running scene, it wasn’t until just recently that I was able to use each of them extensively on various styles of whitewater. Overall, I would happily take either on any style of river run. They do have some fundamental differences and compliment …

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06
Jun

The Pyranha Ripper: A Modern Icon

When the concept of the Ripper started being discussed I was immediately very excited. A boat that paddled like a slalom boat, played like an old school playboat, and ran rivers like a creek boat. The key features had to add up to a boat that you could not only spend hours doing tailies looking …

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21
May

Pyranha Ripper: Smiles Beyond The River

When I heard Pyranha was going to produce a slicy kayak my interest was awakened straight away. I just love kayaks that make rivers more playful. What I am looking for in a slicy boat is the perfect mix between being playful and still being able to run harder rapids on the river. I was …

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17
Apr

To the Machno, “I’m Sorry!”: A Review by Bren Orton

You’ll have to forgive me for sounding elitist in the following few sentences, but when I hear a kayak described using words like ‘predictable’, ‘forgiving’, or ‘confidence inspiring’, my initial thoughts are, “boooooring… not for me!” View it as you will, but I love high performance, aggressive kayaks that require you to put in the …

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15
Mar

Medium Machno Review | Southern Hemisphere

Over the past decade South American has earned its reputation for possessing world-class whitewater and been marked as the top grounds for modern whitewater exploration. On the fence if I wanted to take my known and trusty 9R or the new Machno that I had paddled very little, I decided to give the Machno the …

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02
Feb

South Wales Ripper Loving

Every time our local rivers of South Wales have been up, I find myself chucking the Ripper onto the roof over anything else. The combination of its speed and nimbleness allows me the confidence to push bigger lines, whilst the low volume tail and playful edges keep me on my toes. The Ripper has changed …

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01
Feb

Machno Small: Reviewed in Chile

I’ll be honest, the first Machno I saw, I just plain wasn’t interested. I spotted a shiny, size medium boat sitting on a trailer and my first impression was that it looked boring, puffy and soft. Not that I had a lot to base that off of; at the time, I had been paddling for …

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04
Jan

Pyranha Ripper: Initial Thoughts

This boat has literally changed the way I look at the river. To have the ability to dip the stern and either get vertical, or do a quick pivot turn, has transformed the river into an entirely different playground; the Ripper‘s design takes on the #FastIsFun ethos of the 9R, with the lower stern rocker …

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20
Oct

A year in the Machno

In September 2016 I was fortunate enough to get the chance to borrow one of the final machno prototypes for a few weeks.  I had seen a version of the boat in the very early stages of development but that looked nothing like the final design that we now all know.  I was assured that …

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