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07
Dec

Pyranha US Welcomes Epic Kayaks

Mike Patterson, Operations Director for Pyranha US, Inc. comments, “Our new location has been a perfect fit for Pyranha, so we’re thrilled that Epic will soon be sharing in the spoils.”

28
Nov

So Long, 2004 Riverside Drive…

The only thing constant is change, or so they say. By now, most have heard that Pyranha’s US distribution center is moving from Asheville NC to Erwin TN; well, that time has come, and after 15 years in Asheville, we now call Erwin home. Over the years, a lot of great memories have been made …

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18
Oct

The 12R Has Landed!

That’s right, the container has reached the shores of the USA, been unloaded, and the first production 12Rs have seen water! We really turned our ‘By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts’ ethos on its head for this one, and made something that is first and foremost For Enthusiasts, so let’s hear what just some of those enthusiasts …

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17
Oct

And the Winner Is…

We gave the judges at PADDLEexpo 2018 a hard time by showcasing a whole heap of newness, including the Fusion Duo and 12R, but fittingly it was the boat we’ve been humbled to see paddlers across the globe beaming from ear to ear in since we released it in early 2018, the Ripper, which claimed …

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27
Sep

12R: Off to a Good Start

We haven’t even officially released the 12R yet, and it’s already winning races…   Our US Sales Director, Chris Hipgrave stormed to the finish line in 1st place at “Animal” Upper Gauley Race on Monday; 8 miles of class 4+ whitewater including the infamous rapids like Pillow Rock (pictured), Lost Paddle, Iron Ring and Sweets …

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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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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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