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Hey beginners, I just noticed this boat in the swap: Pyranha S6 200. This is an admittedly old-school play boat, but is purely awesome for down-river play for a 175-200 lb paddler. Fair price too at $250. Former me would have picked this up in a heartbeat!

Why do I love this boat so much?

It's faster than a modern playboat, which is good for down-river confidence.
It surfs like a machine.
It's a rockered little monster and boofs quite well.
Low volume stern/bow initiates cartwheels very easily.
Low volume stern teaches you to keep aggressive forward paddling position or else, bitch-slap!
Rolls easy.

Where should you paddle this dream?
Ark baby! This is a down-river play machine. Wow your friends by splatting endo rock at high flows!

And no, I'm not the seller, I just have love for the S-6. She's like that hig hschool girlfriend that you tried all sorts of weird shit with. It was award and sloppy, but she was totally into it! That's the S-6. A dirty little girl that loves to have fun.

Dirty Girl
 

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HAHA! Awesome. My boyfriend has an S6x. It is a good boat, but I must say I'm still faster in my little G-force.
The really funny thing about this add is that his S6 is red AND he has a Seven2 paddle (also a fine piece of old school equipment)!
 

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Oh Snap

Oh Snap.

It is a good deal on a boat I'll give you that.

Still don't think most ACA instructors would run out and stock there school boats with S6s.

Good deal on a nimble play boat it is. Could be less than favorable for a beginner, looking for a boat that will shed water for them, has forgiving edges, and will resurface quickly for them.
 

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fun boat though. Had mine for years. I just can think of a ton of better beginner boats. I think i sold mine for 250 as well.
 

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I'm not gonna give up that easy.

One thing my S6 loved was to have hot plastic dripped on her tail.

See, those little bat-wing things always hit bottom at Golden when cartwheeling (only trick I know), so she'd start taking on water. You know, gettin' all wet. I'd be like, easy baby, time to lay you down next to the heat gun with a few strips of plastic. Man she squirmed.

Best beginner/intermediate boat ever. I stand by my word.
 

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You are totally making me feel insecure. Now I'm fairly certain that my boyfriend is having a love affair with his S6x. He probably loves his kayak more than me! :shock: I guess I don't blame him... She is, after all, into "aggressive freestyle." That's gotta be pretty exciting...
 

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I'm not gonna give up that easy.

One thing my S6 loved was to have hot plastic dripped on her tail.

See, those little bat-wing things always hit bottom at Golden when cartwheeling (only trick I know), so she'd start taking on water. You know, gettin' all wet. I'd be like, easy baby, time to lay you down next to the heat gun with a few strips of plastic. Man she squirmed.

Best beginner/intermediate boat ever. I stand by my word.
I guess you can spin it anyway you want. An S6 for 250 is a solid deal. Id much rather begin in a jackson fun or star series. Hell even the WS EZ series would be an appropriate beginner boat. Good luck. Enjoyed your pitch none-the-less.
 

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I'm going to have to agree with Dan-O, also since I was the one who talked him into selling the S:6 for a 4twenty.

It may be harder to roll but that allows you to learn a more powerful roll! It does surf faster waves then most "playboats". Its hard edges "learn you quickly" on what's too much edge when eddying in n out.

I think its a sweet boat, better than a forgiving Jackson; getting worked teaches you way more than being in a forgiving boat, because you ain't gonna want to get worked again...
 

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I'm going to have to agree with Dan-O, also since I was the one who talked him into selling the S:6 for a 4twenty.

It may be harder to roll but that allows you to learn a more powerful roll! It does surf faster waves then most "playboats". Its hard edges "learn you quickly" on what's too much edge when eddying in n out.

I think its a sweet boat, better than a forgiving Jackson; getting worked teaches you way more than being in a forgiving boat, because you ain't gonna want to get worked again...
I'm not a fan of this type of logic. If it is such an awesome boat why are boats of its type no longer in production? Technology has pushed design to favor rolling without giving up performance. I liked my S6. It performed well in big fast waves and holes. A beginner needs an easy boat so they can learn technique and then they can progress to intermediate to advanced boats. No reason to make boating any harder than it needs to me. Obviously this is my own opinion. I just think people should be made aware of the facts from an expert who has owned this boat for a long time. Not trying to "cockblock" a good deal because it is a good deal for the right person. Probably not a good deal for a beginner. I think I've made a good effort to make my point. I will not belabor it any longer. . .
 
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