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A descendent of the legendary InaZone, the Z.One has newly developed features that have been modernized for today`s paddling styles.
The paddler gets a substantially greater control over the movement of the kayak on the water, improved balance and a lifted knee position for more efficient paddling strokes.
Aspiring kayakers will benefit from the Z.Ones stability and manoeuvrability whilst surfing a wave or on any river features you want to play or run, whilst those returning from a few years off will find a kayak that feels familiar enough for them to engage with and get back into the sport.
"The Z.One is a very fun boat, it is also very forgiving and I had a blast in the bigger holes with it. It felt very balanced from bow to stern, it was comfortable and was fast. I was able to carve plenty, but more importantly I could spin this boat on like a one foot wave, the hull is very loose. "
•-Dave Fusilli, Team Pyranha US
Raised Bow Rocker
To give extra lift over boils and eddylines.
with lower back cockpit and smoother hull cross section increases ease of rolling.
Modern Seating Position
Ergonomic design with raised knees for increased comfort and better edge control.
Smoother Hull Profile
For increased speed and dynamic manoeuvrability around river and surf features.
Re-profiled Rear Hull and Gunwales
For improved control and surfing.
Connect 30 Outfitting
Fully adjustable for comfort and control.
Latest HDPE Metallocene
Increased rigidity, durability and weight saving giving huge quality and performance benefits.
The Z.One (I pronounce it "Zee One", others say just "zone") is a classic river runner and/or river playboat. It turns the smallest 6" waves into a "Nile Special" and lets you surf in places where you haven't actually SEEN any wave at all. The sharp rails and long, thin tail make for a slalom-boat like handling, allowing stern-stalls and dive-turns à gogo. About the same applies to the sharp, low-volume nose, made for bow-stalls and ultra-slow cartwheels (a slow super-clean cartwheel looks so much more classy than those quick turns in modern rodeo-boats).
The boat offers substantially more volume around the paddler than the legendary InAzones of old, resulting in a more relax, high-knee position and some added safety when going through waves. I would not use this boat in anything above WW III+, though. When piercing the foamy part behind a hole, the bow will cut in easily, but the big volume around the cockpit will - all of a sudden - slow the boat violently down. And then the roll grabs the low-volume tail!.
Now I am not the best paddler in the world, and when it comes to holes, I prefer a full-creeker every time. With the Z.One, I get stuck in holes that I can pass without even boofing in my Karnali. This makes the Z.One a WW I - III boat for me and I wouldn't use it in "big volume". But up to class III, you can do everything in style and "old school".
The boat seems to be made of thinner PE than my other two Pyranhas. It feels weaker and suffers more from torsion - but maybe it just feels that way.
• easy to roll
• lightweight for its size (2,65 * 0,68!)
• excellent Pyranha outfitting
• old-school playboat for old-school moves
• lots of legroom
• allows slalom-like maneuvers
• a bit unstable
• thinnish plastic by Pyranha standards