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Old 09-01-2011   #1
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Pyranha Burn S or M

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a creekboat right now and have heard a lot of positives about the Pyranha Burn. I've found a small one and think that that would be a good size but am looking for some more perspectives. I'm in the weight range at about 155/160 lbs. I've only ever paddled a playboat (right now an Allstar) and have been paddling for about 7 years. I'm thinking a smaller creekboat will be more comfortable for me and I'll have more control.

Anyway, thanks for feedback!

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Old 09-01-2011   #2
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This all depends on what you are planning to run, but at 155 you are just right for the Medium Burn on serious creeks. If you are looking for low water entertainment, the small might be a good time, but a small boat on waterfalls, ledges and big wave trains is going to be a handful.

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Old 09-01-2011   #3
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Might want to sit in it as well. I'm in the weight range, but couldn't get into the dang thing (I'm too tall).
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Old 09-01-2011   #4
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"We're gonna need a bigger boat"
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Old 09-01-2011   #5
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I am 165 and I chose the med.
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Old 09-01-2011   #6
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go bigger. in the end you will be better off.

when i first bought my burn i was considering the medium because i thought the medium one would be easier to paddle. i took some advice and decided on the large. it wasn't harder to paddle at all... in fact it was easier. and now i am happier because i have more volume to keep me on the surface of the water - which equates to less trippy stern edges, easier to make moves because the water line is above the surface instead of half submerged, quicker resurfacing after drops. plus when i decide to pack it full of gear for overnighters i have the extra volume and space.

go with the medium... you won't be sorry.
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Old 09-04-2011   #7
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Thanks for the feedback

Looks like I'm going to have to keep looking for a medium. Seems like bigger is better for creekboats.

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