WELCOME TO THE NEXT STEP IN CREEK BOAT EVOLUTION...
9R MEDIUM - If you weigh 90kg or less and prefer extra speed over added volume
9R LARGE - If you weigh 75kg+ and prefer a little more volume for taking on multi-day expeditions and steeper rivers, but don't want to miss out on the #FastIsFun experience
Narrow width not only increases the dynamic speed of the Pyranha 9R MEDIUM, but also offers immense connectivity, effortless rolling, and lightning fast edge to edge transitions, even for smaller and shorter paddlers.
The 9R MEDIUM 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 and unparalleled speed are 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.
Best suited to a driven paddling style with control strokes around the bow to middle of the boat, the 9R MEDIUM has the agility of a much shorter kayak thanks to the tailored rocker profile, and rewards power strokes with explosive velocity thanks to its narrow width and maximum waterline.
Extreme bow rocker and innovative wave deflectors are part of the secret to the 9R MEDIUM'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 MEDIUM's edges are soft at the bow to be 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.
The 9R LARGE is for larger paddlers and those who are pushing the limits of the sport, but it's far more than just a big 9R MEDIUM.
As the name suggests, the 9R LARGE is still just shy of 9' in length, but additional volume has been carefully distributed to carry more gear, larger paddlers or blast through bigger volume features and steeper rivers.
The rear grab handle has been moved to the stern edge to allow comfortable lowering of the boat, easier access in bow pin situations and improved swimmer rescue capabilities. The key thinking behind this move though was to remove the scoop created by most stern handles and prevent you looking at the sky at the bottom of bigger drops; it definitely worked!
To maintain the effortless manoeuvrability and forgiving nature of the 9R LARGE hull, the sidewalls have been softened at the stern to remove any pressure build up when the 9R LARGE is fully loaded and sitting lower in the water, so you can literally nudge the boat with your knees for ultra-precise course corrections.
The stern rocker on the 9R LARGE has been revised to maintain lateral speed when travelling through features and a slight V has been added in the rear of hull to improve tracking during the forward power phase and loosen up the stern during turning stokes.
The 9R LARGE's drain bung has been relocated to the side of the stern to allow efficient drainage whilst shoulder carrying and put it further out of harm's way.
As it's anticipated that the 9R LARGE will be used in more demanding and adventurous locations, a security point has been added to the bow of boat for increased rescue options and added haulage possibilities during extreme portaging.
DIMENSIONS, VOLUME & WEIGHT (MEDIUM)
Length 271cm / 8' 11"
Width 64cm / 25.2"
External Cockpit Length 95cm / 37.4"
External Cockpit Width 50cm / 19.5"
Volume 295lts / 78gals (US)
DIMENSIONS, VOLUME & WEIGHT (LARGE)
Length 272cm / 8' 11"
Width 68cm / 26.7"
External Cockpit Length 95cm / 37.4"
External Cockpit Width 52.5cm / 20.7"
Volume 340lts / 90gals (US)Hatch Volume
Weight 22.7kgs / 50lbs
Optimum Paddler Weight 75 - 125kgs / 165 - 275lbs
System Stout 2
Seat Padded Stout Seat
Hip Pads New Stout 2 Adjustable
Backband Adjustable Ratchet Backband
Thigh Grips New Stout 2 Adjustable with Hooker Option
Footrest Full Plate
Grab Handles Aluminium x2
Security Points Aluminium x2