Pyranha Scorch Whitewater Kayak
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LG / Fire Ant
An evolution of design to drive progression of the sport...
The Scorch is the boundary-smashing culmination of decades of evolution, combining and refining features from industry-leading designs like the Burn (uncompromisingly sharp rails), 9R (volume distribution and bow rocker), and Ripper (fast and nimble planing hull); the hybrid rocker profile adds to this with the progressive bow rocker being efficient on the move, planing over even the burliest of features, whilst the stern kick-rocker gets the back edge of the boat out of your way on the lip of drops and ensures you skip out over whatever lies in wait below; a fine balance of length and edge carries speed and maintains precise lines, even in boily, unpredictable water; and the generous but carefully tailored volume keeps you on top of the water and gives you the capacity to carry all your essentials without blocking your paddle strokes.
This is the boat for dry-hair days on local creeks, dialling in moves and lines, and packing those lessons up and carrying them through to the wildest missions and expeditions you can dream of.
There is nothing quite like the first time you boof a scorch and skip 2 boat lengths across a foamy hole, or the first time you miss that boof, and somehow still skip out a boat length. While the rails can be a little grabby for the unseasoned paddler, the control and carving ability they provide are well worth the trade off, and provide a beginner with enough edge to gain proper edge control. I have always loved paddling my scorch, and if I had to take any boat somewhere I was nervous, It would be the scorch.