Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just Released: Jackson Kayak Villain Prototype Photos

Thanks to the crew at Jackson Kayak for showing us photos of their brand new river-running creeker, the Villain. Along the same lines as the Pyranha Burn and Dagger Mamba, the Villain will be super beginner-friendly but able to drop big falls in a single bound (when leaving the scene of a villianous incident). The flatish hull should be easy to steer and control, but the rounded, recessed chines should provide good secondary stability. The waist-high side line helps stiffen the walls of the boat, giving you a solid, tough sidewall.

We think it may become easiest roller in our fleet, and it looks like it'll be pretty speedy, but we won't know for sure until we get it on the water. Luckily, we'll be doing just that tomorrow with the JK crew. Expect to see photos from the test run on the Cascades tomorrow both on this blog and on EJ's blog.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pyranha's New Playboat

Wayner's First Impressions of the Molan

I had a chance to take Pyranha's new playboat for a spin at the NOC wave today and wanted to give some my first impressions of the boat. In the past the Pyranha playboats have been a little on the aggressive side so I was excited to try this new boat that promised to be more user friendly.

After playing around for a few minutes doing spins, blunts and front surfing, the boat lived up to that promise. It is very user friendly and was comfortable in the water whether it was pointed upstream, downstream or sideways in the hole. Spins on the corner were very smooth and easy. What would have been a tentative move for me now happened with ease.

If you're into cartwheels, it is smooth on both ends and feels very well balanced. Other vertical moves were easily controlled. Chan and Casey Jones took the boat to Eternity Hole and have some great shots of stout air in the boat on their Facebook pages.

Watch Chan and Casey going big in Chan's video:

First Impressions of the Pyranha Molan from Chan Jones on Vimeo.

If you paddle this boat, you just might have to get one of your very own.

I definitely give this boat a Big Boomin' Fun!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

December 10th- 21-31% off IR Drytops (Men's Session Short Sleeve, Women's Session Short Sleeve)

December 11th- 13% off NRS Farmer John Wetsuit

December 12th- 25% off Astral PFD's (Willis & Bella)

December 13th- 25% Kokatat Meridian Dry Suit

December 14th- 13-25% Select Helmets (Shred Ready Super Scrappy & Standard, Sweet Rocker & Strutter)

December 15th- 30% off Down Jackets (Patagonia Down Sweater & Micro Puff, Outdoor Research Transcendent)

December 16th- 30% off Mountain Hardwear Mecurial Jacket

December 17th- 30% off Mountain Hardwear Micro Grid Zip T

December 18th- 20% off Peak UK Creek Jacket

December 19th- 25% off Mountain Hardwear Women's Printed Magical Longsleeve Tee Shirt

December 20th- 45% off Specialized P.1 All Mountain Rim Mountain Bike (Used Rental Bike- In stock items only)

December 21st- 18% off Pyranha Z.One Kayak (Connect 30 Outfitting)

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