Pyranha Burn
The Specs: Small:
Length cm / ft
Width cm / ft
Volume Litres / US Gal.
External Cockpit Length cm / ft
External Cockpit Width cm / ft
Weight kg / lbs
Suggested optimum load weight range (inc. paddler)
238cm 7' 9''
64cm 25''
238 / 63
93.5cm / 36 3/4"
48.5cm / 19.5"
17kgs 37.4lbs
From 45 - 95 kg
From 99 - 209 lbs
Medium:
Length cm / ft
Width cm / ft
Volume Litres / US Gal.
External Cockpit Length cm / ft
External Cockpit Width cm / ft
Weight kg / lbs
Suggested optimum load weight range (inc. paddler)
245 / 8'
65.5 / 25¾''
275 / 72.6
93.5 / 36¾''
48.5 / 19½''
18 / 39.6
From 55 - 105 kg
From 121 - 231 lbs
Large:
Length cm / ft
Width cm / ft
Volume Litres / US Gal.
External Cockpit Length cm / ft
External Cockpit Width cm / ft
Weight kg / lbs
Suggested optimum load weight range (inc. paddler)
252 / 8' 3''
66.5 / 26 ¼''
301 / 80
93.5 / 36¾''
48.5 / 19½''
20 / 44
From 75 - 127 kg
From 165 - 279 lbs

Outfitting:

The Burn series comes equipped with their Connect 30 outfitting. There is a movable bulkhead in the front of the boat, and foam pads that stick to the foot wall. The hip pads are very comfortable, and and come with extra shims to fine tune everything. The back band works with a ratchet system that is durable and easy to use. It is also very easy to fold the back band down when putting gear in the stern of the boat. The water bottle area can also act as a throw bag holder, a nice feature for class V missions. The Burn also comes with a roll of thin foam with adhesive on the back. The foam can be applied to the area of the boat above the knees, feet or anywhere that needs some padding. Nice feature! Overall the cockpit of the boat is very comfortable and supportive.

Performance:

Pros: CKS Squad members have been using the Burn and enjoy it on class V runs. It is very stable, and sticks tight moves very well because of the edges. The sidewall gives the boat great secondary stability. The extra rocker and volume (compared to the Ammo) helps it boof better and resurface more easily from waterfalls. The Burn would also make a great cruiser for multi day trips. This boat is also a great choice for beginner paddlers who want to learn to kayak on a flat bottomed boat, with forgiving edges (as opposed to a displacement hull). The burn would have great primary stability for beginning paddlers, and also will introduce them to edging the boat. The edges are noticeable, but non-threatening. Cons: Similar to the Ammo, the Burn has edges that can get in the way if the paddler "forgets" that they are there. They can be helpful for carving in and out of micro eddies, but can also trip the boat up if the paddler is not aware that they are there.

The Verdict:

The Burn is one of the most popular creek, river running boats on the market for a reason. It is stable, comfortable, easy to paddle in a multitude of situations and sized to fit all types of people. It has some edges on it, which may appeal to the newer generation of boaters more than old schoolers used to boofing their Overflow's or Freefalls.

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