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MYSTIC (A) www.bliss-stick.ca $1,175 CAD


Bliss-Stick’s ever popular creeker. It’s no surprise that this boat has spent plenty of time on the podium at extreme races around the world. The hybrid hull has the forgiveness of a displacement hull blended with enough rail to keep you on line through the mank or surf your favorite wave while out on a run. Incredibly easy to paddle, fast and durable, meaning this kayak is ready for anything the medium- to large-sized paddler wants to put it through and more.


Length: 8’ | Width: 26” | Volume: 73 gal | Weight: 47 lbs | Paddler Weight Range: 130–200 lbs


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MINI MYSTIC (B) www.bliss-stick.ca $1,175 CAD


A small version of Bliss-Stick’s bomber Mystic creeker. The hybrid hull has the forgiveness of a displacement hull blended with enough rail to keep you on line through the mank or surf your favorite wave while out on a run. The Mini Mystic is easy to paddle, maintains good speed and is forgiving. When combined with ultra-comfortable outfitting and durable construction, these qualities work together to create the perfect kayak for the small- to mid-sized paddler.


Length: 7’6” | Width: 24.5” | Volume: 64 gal | Weight: 41 lbs | Paddler Weight Range: 90–145 lbs


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BURN (A) www.pyranha.com $1,199


The Burn is a proven performer. Precise edges, generous volume and solid stability help to make the Burn the choice of pros and novices alike. Whether you’re eddy hopping down remote gorges, firing up the stout or learning to play on your local run, the Burn is the benchmark.


SM Length: 7’9”; Width: 25”; Volume 63 gal; Weight 37.5 lbs; Paddler Weight Range: 100–210 lbs | M Length: 8’; Width: 25.5”; Volume: 72.4 gal; Weight: 41.8 lbs; Paddler Weight Range: 120–230 lbs | LG Length: 8’3”; Width: 27”; Volume: 80.3 gal; Weight: 46 lbs; Paddler Weight Range: 165–275 lbs


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FUSION (B) www.pyranha.com • $899–$999


The Fusion is equally at home punching holes and adventuring down riffles on your local class II river. Drop the skeg for flatwater paddling and load-up the rear compartment for multi-day adventures. Now available in three sizes so that everyone can join in the fun.


SM Length: 9’8”; Width: 25”; Volume: 66 gal; Weight: 40.7 lbs; Paddler Weight Range: 90–220 lbs | M Length: 10’2”; Width: 26”; Volume 81.5 gal; Weight 45.8 lbs; Paddler Weight Range: 120–285 lbs | LG Length: 10’2”; Width: 27”; Volume: n/a; Weight: n/a; Paddler Weight Range: n/a | River Tour Outfitted: $899 | Connect 30 Outfitted: $999


DAGGER


2012 MAMBA (C) www.dagger.com $1,049


Completely redesigned for 2012 with a team- tested, paddler-proven heritage that’s trusted by the most renowned instructors and paddlers in the world, the new Mamba Series offers serious refinements that will make it a top river runner in its class. It features a larger-sized lineup with improved volume distribution, increased speed and crisper control, with added safety features and even more durability. It’s a true wonder boat.


M Length: 8.1’ | Width: 26.75” | Volume: 77 gal | Weight: 44 lbs | Paddler Weight Range: 150–220 lbs


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TUNA (C) www.bliss-stick.ca $1,175 CAD


Bliss-Stick is proud to present the all-new Tuna creeker. Bigger and faster than the Mystic, this boat is meant for larger, strong paddlers who appreciate a bit more displacement or those who need additional room for gear on expeditions. Designed with plenty of rail, ultra-comfortable outfitting and durable construction this boat is in line to become yet another unstoppable force from New Zealand. Available in Canada Spring 2012.


Length: 8’5” | Width: 26.5” | Volume: 78 gal | Weight: 51 lbs | Paddler Weight Range: 150–220 lbs


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SHIVA (D) www.pyranha.com $1,199


The new Shiva is designed to give paddlers maximum confidence to push their limits. Progressive rocker and width towards the stern give speed and stability. Its raised bow rocker deflects rocks and softens landings. The peaked deck resurfaces quickly and soft stern chines let you carve into micro- eddies. The Shiva is all about the stout. Available in SM, M, LG.


M Length: 8’2”; Width: 25.57”; Volume: 78 gal; Paddler Weight Range: 130–240 lbs | LG Length: 8’5”; Width: 26.5”; Volume: 88 gal; Paddler Weight Range: 175–285 lbs


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