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Category Archive: Paddler Lifestyle Articles

Reports on what the Pyranha World Team has been up to

21
Dec

Keep the Noli Wild & Free

In modern times of urban sprawl and increasing development, natural places are becoming more valuable than ever. As outdoor enthusiasts, we must stand up and do what we can to protect these areas before they are changed forever. The Nolichucky River gorge and its diverse ecosystem is the epitome of what should be preserved for generations …

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19
Dec

Rio Claro, A Dream Come True

The Rio Claro is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Claro is in the Maule Region and is based in the Siete Tazas National Park in the heart of Chile. I have always dreamed of running this river and I got my chance to paddle this glorious canyon. During my stay in …

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02
Nov

Dialling In Moves In The 12R

It’s the Eve of the 23rd Annual Green Race; what better time than to hear from some of the members of Team Pyranha who’ll be piloting the Pyranha 12R down the course for the first time… Dylan McKinney When I first heard of the Green Race some ten years ago, I remember thinking how insane …

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02
Oct

Three weeks in the Canadian Arctic in the Fusion

The Barrenlands region in Arctic Canada is an amazing place. Big skies over green tundra, Canadian shield granite ledges, 24-hour daylight, amazing wildlife, and blue rivers. We paddled the Hood River in Nunavut, Canada for 21 days over 250 miles from the source to the mouth at Arctic Sound. The Hood is a classic Barrenlands …

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31
Aug

The Stikine~A Full First Person Account

This summer was full of traveling to amazing places but with one end goal in mind. The Stikine. Whitewater of the southeast where I grew up paddling is of a different kind than the Stikine. All summer I pushed myself to focus on paddling big volume rivers unlike the kind found in NC to hopefully …

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29
Jun

Two Legends and a Big Green Truck

The image below of our founder and MD, Graham Mackereth getting his first taste of driving a big rig from John Regan encapsulates the Pyranha family spirit perfectly, but there are few understated things about its three subjects that you might not know; allow us to explain…   John Regan Words alone aren’t enough to …

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26
Jan

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

In November of 2017 several friends and I headed down to San Luis Potosi, Mexico to forget about winter and live the good-life for a while. It was my 10th time traveling to the region to paddle over the previous 13 years, but the warm water, clean waterfalls, and awesome food in San Luis Potosi …

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08
Dec

Pyranha Machno: The Creeking Machine

Pyranha Kayaks came out with a new creek boat this year and its called the Machno. When I first saw this boat, I knew it was going to be awesome. I then ordered one and took it up to Northern Canada and paddle some of the rivers there. I jumped in it and the first …

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06
Dec

Machno Adventuring in Montenegro

A kayak can be a lot of things: it can be a toy, for surfing and playing; it can be transportation, covering long distances by freshwater or saltwater; it can be a school, an opportunity for constant learning and development. A kayak is also an incredible tool for discovery. From the seat of a kayak, …

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14
Nov

How to Load your Kayak for a Multi-Day River Trip

Multi-day trips are one of the best ways to enjoy the river. Kayaking all day with friends, camping, and then doing it all over again—what’s not to love! Although river trips are exciting and amazingly fun, preparing for your trip and loading a kayak with days worth of gear can sometimes be a little overwhelming. …

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