The Pyranha Machno L’s design was inspired by feedback from Team Pyranha members worldwide. This kayak features a formidable bow rocker profile that keeps you on top of things. While a wide planing hull with soft chines is both stable and predictable. When you’re in the Machno, you’ll almost feel as though you have slowed time down as you glide into the rapids. This allows you to wait for the perfect moment to plant those key paddle strokes and nail that boof, flair, or kickflip. The Machno is also a great stable boat for beginners and easy to roll.
Pyranha Machno L Features
Parallel Bow Handle // Bow handle orientated parallel to the kayak’s centreline. This maintains a uniform deck peak and allows for the use of a smaller recess, reducing water-loading.
Second, Full-Sized Bow Handle // A full-sized, drop-forged aluminium handle in place of the bow security point offers increased handling possibilities both on and off the water.
Curved Deck Peak // Bow and stern decks feature a rounded peak with a light concave gradient. Creating positive pressure during resurfacing for stability and control, as well as facilitating easier rolling.
Open Stern Handle Recess // Extended recess remains open to the stern edge for efficient drainage and comfortable access, whilst also providing a well-guarded drain bung location.
High Volume Design // Carefully tailored volume provides ample buoyancy through large features. With a pointed bow splitting water efficiently and a rounded stern smoothly deflecting it at the base of drops.
Wave Deflectors // Wave deflectors generate dynamic lift through features and break surface tension acting on the kayak’s bow, all whilst deflecting spray so you can stay focused.
Balanced Rocker Profile // Extreme bow rocker lifts the kayak over features efficiently directing water under the hull for speed. Combined with the steep rocker in the stern facilitates almost effortless boofing.
Softened Side Walls // Deflects water under the hull during turning or when encountering strong cross-currents. This feature helps to avoid a build-up of pressure that could hinder maneuverability or lead to a capsize.
Moderate Edge // Developing smoothly from the paddler’s feet to the stern. The edge offers a grip on big water and controlled carving performance, yet is high enough to prevent tripping on cross-currents or shallow rock slides.
Wide, Curved Planing Hull // The stable platform of a wide planing hull gives highly agile, predictable performance and features moderate curvature. Enabling soft landings, easy edge transitions and improved tracking.
Stout 2 Outfitting // Pyranha’s second generation Stout system, featuring robust, adjustable thigh grips with optional hooker attachment and over-sized, deep-fill padded hip pads.
Pyranha Machno L Specs:
- Length: 107 inches
- Width: 26.4 inches
- Height: 15 inches
- Kayak Weight: 51 pounds
- Recommended Paddler Weight: 165 – 287 pounds
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