The Shiva – Ultimate Steep Creeker
The Shiva has a rounded hull, soft stern chines, a high bow rocker and loads of volume in the bow and stern.
These features give you softer landings on big drops, rear driving force when you want it, awesome boofability and resurfacing capability. The rounded and high deck, with a high centre of volume, counters a low centre of gravity for easy rollability.
If you are running big drops and pushing harder lines the Shiva is the one you want.
Forgiving rounded hull gives softer landings on big drops.
Smooth Chines & Edge
No rails to trip you up, but the chines give driving force when you need it. Stern release edge allows really fast lines for drive.
Easy to Boof and Flair over features.
High Volume Bow & Stern
Rides easily over features, resurfaces quickly.
Re-profiled deck and volume distribution makes the Shiva easy to roll.
Anodised Bow & Stern Rescue
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||254cm / 8' 4"|
|Width||66cm / 26"|
|External Cockpit Length||93.5cm / 36.8"|
|External Cockpit Width||48.5cm / 19"|
|Volume||280l / 74gal (US)|
|Weight||21kg / 46.3lb|
|Optimum Paddler Weight||45 - 80kg / 99 - 176lb|
|DIMENSIONS, VOLUME & WEIGHT|
|Length||254cm / 8' 4"||259cm / 8' 6"||264cm / 8' 8"|
|Width||66cm / 26"||67.3cm / 26.5"||68.6cm / 27"|
|External Cockpit Length||93.5cm / 36.8"||93.5cm / 36.8"||93.5cm / 36.8"|
|External Cockpit Width||48.5cm / 19"||48.5cm / 19"||48.5cm / 19"|
|Volume||280l / 74gal (US)||305l / 80gal (US)||348l / 92gal (US)|
|Weight||21kg / 46.3lb||22kg / 48.5lb||23kg / 50.7lb|
|Optimum Paddler Weight||45 - 80kg / 99 - 176lb||60 - 110kg / 132 - 243lb||80 - 130kg / 176 - 287lb|
|Orange Soda||Blue Crush|
First time in a creek boat, first time on the Upper Yough! Demshitz trainee Mike Magda paddles the new Pyranha Shiva. The boat proved to be very user friendly for Mike. By Dave Fusilli
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The combination of rocker, volume displacement and hull design create a predictable, forgiving ride that allows you to push your limits.
Forgiving, nimble, and ridiculously boofable, the Shiva is a fun river runner that excels at steep low volume creeking.
Pyranha hasn't produced a truly dedicated steep-creeker since the glory days of the Micro and M:3 series, but the Pyranha Shiva (named for the Hindu supreme god) does it exceedingly well. Good enough to make the Demshitz crew want to start hucking it all over the world at least..
After trying the Shiva out on a variety of different runs all over the UK, we'd be inclined to agree with Pyranha when they call it an 'all-out creeker.' This high-riding, displacement-hulled beefy boat is ideal for when you want to push yourself to make those really tricky lines, knowing that the forgiving hull shape will look after you, and when you want to start running some of those bigger drops knowing that you'll re-surface quickly and on-line ready for whatever you have to boof or flair next
The Shiva follows in the foot steps of true Pyranha heritage. It's a nimble, fast, large volume, rounded hull creeker, built to run the steepest and hardest whitewater on the planet.
How good is the Shiva? Well it was good enough for Scott to decide to get one after only paddling it half-way down the Cheoah. In summary, the Shiva is a design that gives you a boat that is stable and predictable allow you to make the moves you aim for without giving you surprising quirks to trip you up and in the event it gets pushed around, it is easy to correct and get back on line.