Originally Posted by otter
Can anyone give me feedback on the pyranha i-4 medium? I'm looking for a versatile play boat mainly for running class 3-4, front,back surf, spin, cartwheel-basic play, steep wave surfing is it too fast? Thanks
I would say that your question is dependent on your weight and how the boat sits in the water. I paddle an I-3 222, I weight ~205lbs. The difference between the 3 & 4 is that the I-4 has ~5 gallons more volume rhight behind the cockpit. For me the I-3 has plenty of speed to catch the fast waves, yet is not so fast that I get blown off steep waves. The boat is not as easy to cartwheel as a spud boat, but with good technique can be cartwheeled with ease. The hull is pretty loose making it easy to side surf and spin.
If you are relatively light, the boat could be too fast on steep waves.