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Category Archive: Tests and Reviews

Feedback on kayaks from around the world

23
Jun

Why I still love the Burn III

I have paddled the 9R and it is hands down a fantastic boat, but even though the 9R is great, I still paddle my Burn III. I like the size of the Burn III, the edges, and how it paddles loaded with gear. I live in Idaho and I mostly paddle big water, and I …

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05
May

Allow Me to Reintroduce the Z.One!

Owning just one kayak seems a thing of the past; in the days of kayaks becoming more and more specialised, many paddlers have multiple boats and a range of options depending on what kind of water they want to paddle. Having observed the transition from paddlers doing everything from rodeo to waterfalls in the same …

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27
Feb

Wairoa Extreme Race 2016

I have been out in New Zealand for 2 months now, getting excited for the arrival of my new 9R.  It turned up a day before the Wairoa Extreme Race so, needless to say, I was super excited to try it out. This annual race is the first in the NZ Extreme WW race; Wairoa, …

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06
Jan

The One and Only, Pyranha Shiva

Back in the summer of 2015 I got my first creek boat and it was a Pyranha Shiva Small. My first run in it was on the Upper Nantahala, after that I used it on the Upper Gauley, Tellico, and the South Sauty. The boat was perfect, every boof I hit, the boat just flew …

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03
Jan

9R – She Be Lovin’ It!

The 9R is without a doubt the most fun and dynamic kayak I’ve ever paddled. I am not great at looking at a kayak’s design and immediately understanding how it will behave in whitewater, so after seeing footage and hearing that the 9R was designed to be a fast boat, I assumed speed would come with a …

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19
Dec

River Leading or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Boat

Through our relationship with Pyranha it really shows how much they care about the grassroots of the sport and not just the big names out there winning races and pushing boundaries. Over the weekend a few universities from the southwest met up on Dartmoor for a 4* course going through river leadership, safety, and group …

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18
Dec

Burn III S Review by 10 Year Old Ripper, Matteo Williams

This summer I got a Small  Generation 3 Burn, it’s a great boat I love it, it is so easy to manoeuvre and catch eddies! My statistics: I am 10 years old, I weigh 94 pounds and I am 59 inches tall. The reason it is so great:  The Burn is super easy to boof. …

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20
Nov

9R L Review

This new white water kayak from Pyranha has just dominated the un-official Whitewater World Championships, Sickline! It truly is fast, it plains well but tracks like a dream, holding its line when driven. The 9R L carves across laterals like they’re not there. Turning whilst paddling, it also performs when cranked right over. The 9R …

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06
Nov

The 9R: So much more than a race boat.

When the 9R was released this spring, extreme racers flocked to the design to go big, go fast, and win races. The second I saw it, I knew I needed it, and when I sat in my friend’s, I immediately felt at home in the boat. I borrowed it for a run down my local …

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05
Nov

Pyranha Burn III L vs XL

Over the past few months, I have put a lot of seat time in the Burn III. I have paddled both the Large and the XL on a number of runs, from Class III to V. I have run rivers, creeked, surfed, and played in both sizes, and I have to say, they are two …

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