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Category Archive: History

13
Jul

Colorado Dealer Spotlight: Golden River Sports

In the heart of historic downtown Golden Colorado, right on the banks of the Clear Creek Whitewater Park sits a local full service fly fishing shop and whitewater kayak store, run by longtime whitewater couple Bart and Patty Pinkham.

06
Jul

Colorado Dealer Spotlight: CKS Main Street

Delivering knowledge, building enthusiasm, and converting people into paddlers, CKS is truly a shop run by passionate members of the whitewater community.

29
Jun

Colorado Dealer Spotlight: 4Corners Riversports

Tucked into the Southwest desert mountains of Colorado, only miles from the infamous ‘Four Corners’ of the United States where Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico come together to form a perfect intersection, 4Corners Riversports has been in business since 1983.

19
Feb

Pyranha Memories: The Whitewater Warriors take on the rock slides and launch ramps of Flatekval Elva

With the extra protection of a motocross top borrowed from Arnt Schaftlein, I went first. I sensed quite early that I struggled to get the boat to track early to the left and flew straight on to the kicker and started flying…

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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21
Nov

The Legend of Starrk Moon

31 years ago, Brad Nelson created Starrk Moon Kayaks, which would quickly become an east coast staple for Pyranha Kayaks. With his endless knowledge about the world of whitewater, Brad has created countless whitewater kayakers. Starrk Moon is located in Delta, Pennsylvania and prides itself on introducing new paddlers to the world of whitewater. Brad believes …

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25
Sep

A Boat That Can Hold Both Books AND Beer

Like plenty of stories, this one begins with winning a launch date for the Grand Canyon. Where this story maybe takes a sharp turn was finding a kayak that I could cram a bunch of books inside… Several years ago, I was sitting with friends on a rental cabin porch in the Appalachians of Tennessee …

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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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13
Nov

High Water Raven Forking

The Oconaluftee gauge is at 340cfs and +100cfs an hour when I checked it before my last class of the day. Excited, I messaged a few people who I knew would be interested in going. Some people for their first time. “It won’t be over 15 inches,” I thought. Throughout my class period, dreams of …

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23
Mar

Pyranha Memories: Albert Kerr Wins Gold at the 1977 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, Spittal

In July, it will be 40 years since Albert Kerr from Carlisle Canoe Club, won the World Slalom Championships in Spittal Austria, using a Pyranha Elite Equipe. Albert’s super-human performance was a surprise to many, though not to those of us who knew him; the local paper the next day was headlined, ‘Mr. Nobody Wins …

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