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Post by jam bo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:13 pm

Anyone seen or heard anymore about pyranha's new boat?

Last reports I saw were for release in winter 2010. there isn't much of winter 2010 left...

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:28 pm

jam bo wrote:..there isn't much of winter 2010 left...
Only 2 and half more months of Winter to go

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Re: Loki

Post by jam bo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:09 pm

Yeah, but only half a month of 2010 to go...

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Re: Loki

Post by LizF@pyranha » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:47 am

Hi
We were planning to release it this year but after taking the prototype to Nepal for some extensive testing we decided a few tweeks were needed.
You should see the finished Loki in shops by Spring 2011.

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Re: Loki

Post by jam bo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:05 pm

Thanks.

I torn between a large varun or waiting for the Loki.

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Post by Pete » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:41 pm

If you're looking for instant gratification, the Large Varun is available now!!

We've got them in our shop...

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Re: Loki

Post by Alec Ferris » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:02 pm

What's the difference between the Loki and Z.One? I'll probably get a Varun in a couple of years anyway to use for light river-running, playing and surfing, but would it be the best choice for these duties?
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Post by purelandexpeditions.com » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:52 pm

The z.one will be faster and more directional for river running. The loki will play and will slice easier. The loki has the feel of a classic playboat, smooth ends and stern moves and the z.one has more river speed and is more suited to running rivers.

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Re: Loki

Post by Alec Ferris » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:13 pm

Yes thanks. I meant that in a couple of years I'll be selling on my Z and getting a creeker-player pair. On balance I'll probably demo the Varun and Loki; is there gonna be anywhere near Broxbourne that I can demo them from?
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Re: Loki

Post by Jimmer » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:43 pm

I have been waiting for a longer full on playboat.
In my opinion we have all lost a little with super short spud boats.

So will the new Loki be a revamped, full-on, prozone type toy, or more of an i3?
Any guesses on how long it will end up being?

If you make a full-on longer playboat I know few "old" fellas who will buy one.

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Post by purelandexpeditions.com » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:07 am

Seems you are in luck, LOKI is more like a prozone. In as much as it has classic lines and smooth end to end transition.

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Re: Loki

Post by justin-g » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:04 am

purelandexpeditions.com wrote:Seems you are in luck, LOKI is more like a prozone. In as much as it has classic lines and smooth end to end transition.

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Re: Loki

Post by andy i » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:17 pm

I'm sure the Loki will be a very nice boat, but if your after a longer play boat then there are years worth of designs to chose from, such maybe a prozone! Which was ok as far as playboats went, but got left dead in the water by the Necky Switch and Witch, two amazing boats. Off the top of my head here are a few other long playboats

Zip
Centrifuge
Ego
Super Ego
ID
Amp
Shock
Lucid (anyone got one)?
x
xxx
z
forplay
Ace
Siren
Score

There are so many classic boat designs out there.

However, there is a reason why we dont see many of these boats on the water and that is because boat design has improved in leaps and bounds in the last 10 years.

So if the Loki gives 2011 performance with a classic look then it could be a winner. I think it might be hard pushed to beat a Switch for long boat playboating!

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Re: Loki

Post by Jimmer » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:25 am

Your right of course, boat design has moved on loads. New boats seem to make the sweet spot bigger and many moves easier. And the switch was a lovely boat too.
But there are some things I can do on less steep waves and big holes that I can't do in newer slightly slower more tumbley designs. I also think blunts and cartwheels both look and feel better in a longer boat.

And your right there are years of designs to choose from already . I think we could make an improved old school boat now with what has been learned about hull design , outfitting etc over the last 10 years.

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