Originally Posted by gh
Sorry, should have read your entire post. I just wasnt as quick to discredit their opinions based on experience.
No worries. Wasn't trying to diss ya, or necessarily trash talk the 'reviewers' either. I just had a really good friend who used to work at Paddler, and he was always really cynical when we talked about how their "boat reviews" were truly carried out and how unrealistic the feedback could be. I mean, if I worked at Paddler and had the opportunity to truly review boats for publication, I'd damn well take 'em out and pound the crap out of 'em. I'd take new creek/expedition boats down the Big South, the Popo Agie, the NF Payette, and the Clark's Fork Yellowstone, then I'd write a review
I'd take a playboat down the Snake when Lunch Counter is going off, then drop down to Big Sur, then out to Skook, and get my final impression with a couple of days on the Ottawa
Hey, that's what they're getting paid to do, right? Paddle boats and write reviews and stories......
There is a very short review on BoaterTalk from a guy who took one to India/Nepal. Again, sounds promising, but no one is talking about how they are holding up to the typical abuse paddlers here in CO/WY/ID/CA can give a good creek boat. That is what worries me about Pyranha: not a good durability track record among me and my friends at all.....