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David Bain

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. The Pyranha Ripper: A Modern Icon — June 6, 2018
  2. Masters of Water- Dala Floda, Sweden- Pyranha Team Tour — July 22, 2014
  3. Pyranha Team Tour – On a mission – Lyon — May 28, 2014
  4. Pyranha Team Tour – On a mission – S2S Austria — May 18, 2014
  5. British University Creek Race 2014 — April 17, 2014

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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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Masters of Water- Dala Floda, Sweden- Pyranha Team Tour

We left Sjoa on Thursday morning, after attending the infamous Pimp and Hoe party run by Gene 17, and began the 5 hour drive over to Dala-Floda. Using some local knowledge from Anton we found a tiny road leading straight up over the mountain and along a huge plateau above the tree line, the views …

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Pyranha Team Tour – On a mission – Lyon

The Van arrived in Lyon at the Kayak Session HQ to see some of the latest magazines and have a chat with Phillipe Doux.  It was great to see how the content and layouts are put together before being read by the masses.  In the afternoon we took a visit to our local dealer, Bruno …

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Pyranha Team Tour – On a mission – S2S Austria

Arrival to the Mountains- Team Tour in Innsbruck   After the Markkleeberg festival we began the drive across to Innsbruck stopping in Augsburg for a good nights sleep.  We arrived at Source 2 Sea HQ late afternoon and left immediately for the river with our host Bernie and brother Dan.  We had been told it was a …

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British University Creek Race 2014

British Universities Creek Race 2014   Glen Etive was blessed with perfect mild conditions allowing snow melt to provide a really nice race level. This year the race consisted of races on both the Etive and Allt a Choanne with a 2 runs on each. The best run counted from each course. For all the …

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Team Tour Stage 2 – Slovenia and Croatia

We arrived at our next destination, Soca, still pouring rain, something we had been experiencing far too much of in Val Sesia. Blaž, owner of Positive Sport in Kobarid, a local rafting centre and outdoor equipment shop, greeted us.  We were shown to our fantastic accommodation before being invited down for a beer in the …

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Pyranha Team Tour 2013 – Italy

Pyranha Team Tour 2013   Italy – Stage One – Val Sessia – 21 – 29th May   We have all arrived safe in Italy after a gruelling but smooth drive down from the Pyranha factory in Runcorn.  We set out with a bunch of cash for fuel and tolls thinking we would have plenty …

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Teva Outdoor Games- Italy

Teva Outdoor Games – Valchiusella Week before last my self, Tom Wakling, Joe Morley and Jen Chrimes headed out to Northen Italy for the 2012 Teva Kayak Race. We went out a week in advance to train on the course and of course paddle some other rivers. On arrival we met up with the Pyranha …

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Its Shiva Time!

So after receiving my new Pyranha Shiva I’m pleased to say it is standing up to my expectations! I figured I have now paddled it enough times to give an accurate review so hear goes. My first impressions of the boat are the speed it carries threw waves and how the boat runs. I cant …

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Fast bikes, sick lines and a little gravy!

It always starts with a journey Our trip started in Nottingham, where Tom and I live. A kit list was made and we left at midday on Friday. A quick drive and we arrived in London at the White Water Canoe Centre where Pete Scutt works. After an afternoon in the shop we headed to …

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