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Recoil L
 
Recoil L 2011-11-10 14:32:56 Ironbutt
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Design 
 
3.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0
Ironbutt Reviewed by Ironbutt    November 10, 2011
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An allround River-Runner with a lot of freestyle-potential built in. The Recoil L will not help you win the air-superiority over your local spot, but it will let you spin and turn in style. I personally am a bit too heavy for the boat and my feet suffer badly under the very small foredeck, but that's not really Pyranha's fault.

The Recoil lets you surf every wrinkle on the water and the sharp edges and flat bottom provide solid "grip" when curving into eddies. On top of that, the boat rolls like a dream; because there is not a lot of volume behind the seat, you can actually lie on the water and "hip-kick" the stern of the boat under your back. Very, very assuring and an extra helping hand for those, who still improve their rolling skills.

It's not a beginner's kayak, but any club-boater can take tihe Recoil series into class III rivers and/or sections. Above this, the boat simply lacks volume and you might find yourself fighting in a hole, that you would have boofed without problems in a creeker. Since the Varun is out, a lot of shops sell their Recoil stock for incredibly low prices - I got mine for half of the Varun's list price - a bargain!

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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. 1,96m (6'6") and 115kg (260 lbs) with size 49 (GB 13, US 15) feet.
Pros / The Good
- connect 30 outfitting
- Pyranha plastic
- very loose bottom
- everyday boat for light to medium white water (cl I - III)
Cons / The Bad
- front too flat (big feet hurt)
- drain bung only on one side (sorry leftie's)
Recommend
Yes
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