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Tag Archive: Downriver Freestyle

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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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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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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