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Review Detail

I4 L
Boats & Boards
(Updated: September 30, 2008)
Overall rating 
Value / Money 

i4 A great Allrounder!

About the reviewer

I've been paddling two years and this is the first boat I bought - I'm now a 3-star and paddle mainly grade2/3 whitewater when the chance arises

Test environment

nene WW course, lower Tryweryn, river Teifi, local playspots, anywhere with a wave...


The Pyranha i4 is no longer in production but can still be found on ebay for around £250-£350. The boat is attractive to look at and still quite modern in design. It is sold as the only boat you will ever need but I find it is way too heavy and big to be a playboat (not that I have the skills) but it is an excellent river-runner! I initially had a problem with broken fittings but pyranha did send replacement parts for free (sent the wrong ones several times but at least I now have some extra free spares). This boat is a river runner par excellence and has handled everything I have put it through and still comes back for more - very stable and very easy to roll - also good in the sea (but the fittings will rust so wash it down properly)


I would recommend this kayak to anyone looking for a good allrounder but especially for running whitewater grades 2-4


About Me
Location: Bedford, england
Age: 45
Weight: 95 kgs
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