The 9R is just shy of 9′ in length, so it’s race legal at events all over the globe. Whether you’re entering to win or just for the thrill, and its ground-breaking design. Its unparalleled speed is just as much fun to wield during your everyday missions too, opening up new moves and whole new possibilities such as mid-rapid line changes and easy attainments. Narrow width not only increases the dynamic speed of the Pyranha 9R, but also offers immense connectivity, effortless rolling, and lightning fast edge to edge transitions, even for smaller and shorter paddlers.
Best suited to a driven paddling style with control strokes around the bow to middle of the boat. The 9R’s agility if similar to a much shorter kayak thanks to the tailored rocker profile, and rewards power strokes with explosive speed thanks to its narrow width and maximum waterline.
Extreme bow rocker and innovative wave deflectors are part of the secret to the 9R’s easily sustained speed, directing water under the kayak’s fast planing hull and accelerating the boat through holes and other features whilst you remain dry and focused on the next move.
The 9R’s edges are soft at the bow making the 9R forgiving, but become more pronounced towards the stern, allowing you to carve smoothly on edge with your weight back and aiding tracking during power strokes, whilst a squared-off stern allows the clean release of surface tension.
Swede Form Hull // Asymmetric Swede form hull with narrow width for speed.
Continuous Rocker // For speed.
Wave Deflector // The latest Pyranha innovative feature, deflects most waves away from the kayak, generating dynamic lift and stopping surface tension, so it doesn’t load the kayak with massive weight and slow the kayak down.
High, Rounded, Flatter Bow // High bow to lift over obstacles, punch through holes and resurface quickly. Rounded edges for forgiveness help to keep you on-line. Flatter bow hull directs water under hull for quick bursts to hull speed.
Slight Edge // Starting in the center running to stern for control.
Release Off Stern // Clean release off stern with edge.
Aluminium Grab Handles // Aluminium grab handles are stronger and more durable. Attached with captive inserts for a drier ride.
Stout Seat // Longer, more ergonomically shaped seat pan provides a 3 way adjustable system that gives a bomb proof seating position.