The Nano is a short river running boat with a playful nature. Influences from the Shiva, Jed and Burn make for a super maneuverable, compact boat with creek potential. It has the ability to run harder lines as well as open up play spots on your favourite river.
Aspiring paddlers will enjoy taking the Nano down their local run, eddy hopping and pushing the technical aspects of the river. The Nano is stable and easy to roll to inspire confidence and hull allows plenty of play opportunities.
More advanced paddlers might like to take it on steeper, more demanding rivers that they know to push themselves a bit harder, or explore parts of the river that a bigger boat can't reach. The flatter hull will also allow them to play on features on the way down, rock splat and spin.
For super manoeuvrability and soft boof landing.
Full Length Rails
Engage quick turns and snap into tight eddies.
Keeps you riding high over features.
Easy to transport, portage and walk in.
Anodised Bow & Stern Rescue Points
Pyranha Connect rescue points, made by UK climbing specialist DMM who manufacture our security bars with the same process that has held them at the forefront of the climbing market for years.
Connect Grab Handles
All our grab handles are made using climbing grade webbing, as we only want webbing that you could trust in a climbing harness in our kayaks.
Longer, more ergonomically shaped seat pan provides a 3 way adjustable system that gives a bomb proof seating position.
|DIMENSIONS, VOLUME & WEIGHT|
|Length||218cm / 7' 2"|
|Width||66cm / 26"|
|External Cockpit Length||93.5cm / 36.8"|
|External Cockpit Width||48.5cm / 19"|
|Volume||259l / 66gal (US)|
|Weight||19.6kg / 43.2lb|
|Optimum Paddler Weight||55 - 90kg / 121 - 198lb|
|Yellow / Red / Green|
|Turquoise / Lime / Fuchsia|
|Red / White / Grey|
|DIMENSIONS, VOLUME & WEIGHT|
|Length||218cm / 7' 2"||224cm / 7' 4"|
|Width||66cm / 26"||67cm / 26.3"|
|External Cockpit Length||93.5cm / 36.8"||93.5cm / 36.8"|
|External Cockpit Width||48.5cm / 19"||48.5cm / 19"|
|Volume||259l / 66gal (US)||302l / 80gal (US)|
|Weight||19.6kg / 43.2lb||21kg / 46.3lb|
|Optimum Paddler Weight||55 - 90kg / 121 - 198lb||80 - 110kg / 176 - 243lb|
|Yellow / Red / Green||Turquoise / Lime / Fuchsia||Red / White / Grey|
Chris Stafford and Jared Seiler jibbin' down the Green River in Saluda NC in the PYRANHA NANO
Joe Rea-Dickens, James Smith & Callum Strong headed north to Scotland to give the Nano a right good going over.
The Pyranha Nano, filmed and edited on location in Austria and the Czech Republic. Edit by Peter Woods
The Pyranha Nano has the perfect blend of the Jed's loose and explosive freestyle hull, with the solid predictable 'creekability' of the Shiva. It's like a kayaking mullet; business up top and party on the bottom. Add some Burn characteristics in the stern with some chine releasers to the edges, and you have a creeking, play boating, do-anything machine that will just about fit in your pocket.
The Nano isn't for all the usual moves, it's for the moves you hadn't even considered yet. It seems to do all the things that the marketing says it should; boof, hit tight eddies, spin on waves etc. The one thing that surprised me is that it seems to ride high over holes and accelerate away from drops faster than expected. It certainly responds best to an assertive paddling style, paddlers who sit back and expect the boat to do the work might get a few surprises.
I think that it is actually a little bit of both. The Nano is a blend of the best of both worlds, which shouldn't work, but somehow does.
As I began to paddle around to get accustomed to the Nano I found that it was very stable on edge and was easy to roll. There were no nasty surprises or strange behaviour to worry about. I suspect that any paddler on grade I to IV water will enjoy the comfort, stability and performance of the new Pyranha Nano.
If you are a casual grade 3-4 whitewater paddler who finds time and money limit you to mostly local runs, having one of these could be a great way to spice up your paddling life and improving your dynamic river running skills by going on tight eddy-hopping missions, and stopping to play on your way down.