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Karnali L

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Pyranha Mouldings Unit 1 Premier Point Aston Lane South
Whitehouse Industrial Estate
Runcorn, Cheshire

Phone: US +1 828.254.1101 UK +44 1928 716 666

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Yellow/Jaffa, Jaffa/White, Jaffa/Grey, Blue/White, Lime/White, Lime/Grey


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A truly forgiving, high volume river runner that has such a predictable ride it will keep you inspired to get back out on the water and progress from your very first days to long into your paddling life.

With a remarkably stable hull, soft, round edge profile and generous rocker, the Karnali puts your mind at ease and allows you to concentrate on the river ahead rather than whats happening underneath you.

Helping further with your peace of mind, the Karnali comes with the latest outfitting and safety innovations connecting you with the kayak whilst paddling your favourite run or tackling your first big mission abroad.

"The user-friendly lines of the boat make it perfect for the novice that hasn't learned how to handle their edges well but will give the class V-VI creeker the control and comfort they need for life on the edge."
Wayne Dickert
Paddling School Director,
Nantahala Outdoor Centre.

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The Karnali is a creeker - not an allrounder. If you search for a do-it-all boat, the Burn may be the better choice. But if you want a very confidence inspiring and easy to roll hi-volume boat, the Karnali will be the weapon of choice. I have taken mine to about twenty rivers so far, and as I own a smaller river-runner, too (Pyranha Recoil L), I can pass on the inexistant play-potential of this boat.

The Karnali feels more like a Prijon Pure, Wavesport Habitat or Fluid Big Bang, not so much like a Wavesport Diesel or Pyranha Burn. It's "slower" turns and reactions may turn the pros off, but help me to stay upright when the river becomes all of a sudden narrow, rocky and fast.


About Me
Mid-40s hobby paddler on whitewater (class III) and on the sea (mainly day-trips), about 120 days per year on the water.
Pros / The Good
- high volume
• long, wide and roomy for the taller and/or bigger paddler
• in-between bottom - I'd say "trapezoid"
• Connect 30 outfitting
• proven quality of Pyranha plastic
• surprisingly low price tag
Cons / The Bad
- not a surfer
• turns and spins slower than the Burn
• discontinued in Connect 30 outfit - only Rapid and Club available
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