Bridging the gap between the Ripper 2 and the Ozone, the Pyranha Firecracker is a do-it-all #HalfSizeHalfSlice
"More bow than the Ozone, more playable than the Ripper 2. Splat everything with the Firecracker" - Wade Harrison
We got a sneak peak of the prototype Firecracker at the Paddlesports 360 Show in Charlotte, NC last fall and a lot has changed with the production boat. Myself, Elliott Gougen and Wade Harrison have spent a good chunk of time in this thing and we are stoked to share the details!
Taking the bow rocker profile of the Scorch and Ripper 2, the Firecracker is shortened up enough to give you a dry ride up front and still be able to turn on a dime. Out back you've got an Ozone-like stern that has just enough width to keep you from getting backendered in your favorite pourover. Add a smidge more width than the Ripper 2 and you've got a short, stable, stern squirting and creek-able kayak to do just about anything with!
With a blended hull design taken from the Ozone and the Scorch, it has a subtle edge that is easy to engage but will not punish you. The stable planing hull is always there to provide stability in all but the sportiest boils. It is similar to the Antix 2.0 but has that Pyranha sharpness to it.
Due to the overwhelming feedback that Pyranha received during prototyping, they have committed to producing the Firecracker in three sizes: 232, 242, and 252 (versus the two that was originally announced). 242's are already in the US and available for presale. The smaller 232 will arrive next in the upcoming months, followed by the 252 which is slated for late this summer.
Don't take our word for it, hop in a demo and #setitoff yourself! Check out the all-new product here!
Pyranha Firecracker Specs
DIMENSIONS, VOLUME & WEIGHT
Sizes 232 242 252 Length 7'8" / 233cm 242cm / 7' 11" 8'3" / 252 Width
25" / 63cm 66cm / 26" 27.5" / 70cm External Cockpit Length 36" / 91 cm 91.5cm / 36" 36" / 91.5 External Cockpit Width 20.5" / 52 cm 52cm / 20.5" 20.5" / 52cm Volume 52 gal/ 235 L 235l / 62(us)gal 76 gal / 287 L Weight 40 lb / 18 kg 20kg / 40lb 46lb / 21kg Optimum Paddler Weight 90-146 lb / 40-65 kg 60-90kg / 135-200lb 176-287 lb / 80-130kg