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Does anyone have any experience with these kayaks? I have a friend offering me his 2016 model for $600 and I haven't heard much from feelfree kayaks. 

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7 minutes ago, AllTerrainAngler said:

Does anyone have any experience with these kayaks? I have a friend offering me his 2016 model for $600 and I haven't heard much from feelfree kayaks. 

They are excellent kayaks. I'd strongly consider one if
I were in the market today.

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I just sold my ATAK and got a fs128t but for the price i'm probably going to pick the lure up also/ 

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I was planning on buying one but after paddling it I changed my mind.  It was a barge to paddle and it tracked poorly in my opinion.  If I had the money and was able to get a deal like that and had the room, I might consider it as a second kayak. It was very stable and the seat was great. Seemed well made and solid. For something to stand up and fish or something for use with a little current where you're not constantly paddling I think it is a great kayak.  Not trying to knock it, just my experience.  That's a heck of a price so I'm sure if it wasn't for you you could easily recoup your money.

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15 minutes ago, venom said:

I was planning on buying one but after paddling it I changed my mind.  It was a barge to paddle and it tracked poorly in my opinion.  If I had the money and was able to get a deal like that and had the room, I might consider it as a second kayak. It was very stable and the seat was great. Seemed well made and solid. For something to stand up and fish or something for use with a little current where you're not constantly paddling I think it is a great kayak.  Not trying to knock it, just my experience.  That's a heck of a price so I'm sure if it wasn't for you you could easily recoup your money.

I plan to add the rudder to help with the maneuverability. Not sure if that'll make a huge difference but we will see.  

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I'm sure that would help.....I think it was pretty expensive if I remember correct, think they told me it was another $250 or so.  Not sure if there are other options besides theirs that would fit??

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49 minutes ago, venom said:

I'm sure that would help.....I think it was pretty expensive if I remember correct, think they told me it was another $250 or so.  Not sure if there are other options besides theirs that would fit??

Its $239. Kinda sucks because they're made to only accept their rudder system

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For $600 I'd buy it in a heartbeat

 

Full retail probably not again.  It is comfy as heck, lots of sexy bits and a wheel, but I must say the hull pirouettes like a flippin ballerina.  When they released the paddle/motor console thing I was like "of course!" because why else design a hull that pivots on center?  

 

If you get it buy a hand paddle for sure, otherwise you're going to set the boat on fire lol

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8 hours ago, AllTerrainAngler said:

Does anyone have any experience with these kayaks? I have a friend offering me his 2016 model for $600 and I haven't heard much from feelfree kayaks. 

Don't pass it it up buy it before he changes his mind.

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3 hours ago, Cheesefrank said:

Don't pass it it up buy it before he changes his mind.

 

Hahaha this!!  Don't forget that (insert his next desired boat here) has gotten awesome reviews and looks really cool too.  :lol:

 

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yeah at $600 i'd buy it myself and see how you like it.  i'd say you'd have zero problems getting your money back if you decide it's not for you.

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Picking it up Wednesday. If I don't like it I already have a coworker interested. Haha

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600 is a steal! I actually work at a Feel Free Dealer, I've paddled all the feel free kayaks and love them! The Lure is a heck of a kayak for the money and the 16' model has the detachable sonar pod! This is a big deal because feel free is coming out with their own pedal/motor drive next year that will drop right into this slot. As a avid kayak fisherman myself, I loved the feel free, but its speed and tracking wasn't my favorite. The wheel in the keel and the seat, are the best parts about this kayak! Let me know if you have any other questions, just DM me. I have many hours behind feel free kayaks.

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$600?!  No question, that's a good deal. But let me get this right, you sold an ATAK, and picked up an Ascend 128t, really?!

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I have a lure 11.5

 

At 600 you are stealing it.

 

Yeah its a bit of a pig to paddle sometimes and doesnt track the best and with a good breeze you will struggle.

 

But its very comfortable and has great storage and ive no problem standing and fishing in it all day to the amazement of anyone nearby.

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I have a 11.5 And a 128T. Buy the Lure. 

Too bad you're in Georgia or else I'd buy it.

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6 hours ago, Dogmatic said:

$600?!  No question, that's a good deal. But let me get this right, you sold an ATAK, and picked up an Ascend 128t, really?!

I was thinking the same thing when I read it.  I love my ATAK and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon.

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It's a barge, but I fish standing up so stability was important, and this was a no brainer for me. At 600 bucks I would buy it again. Ill eventually will add a trolling motor to mine anyway so I'm not worried about its so called "bad tracking".

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On 8/1/2016 at 0:20 PM, boostr said:

It's a barge, but I fish standing up so stability was important, and this was a no brainer for me. At 600 bucks I would buy it again. Ill eventually will add a trolling motor to mine anyway so I'm not worried about its so called "bad tracking".

No doubt, the Ascend is an excellent value for the money, and completely under-rated (and crapped on by a lot of snobs), but a replacement for an ATAK, probably top 3 or 4 fishing yaks ever designed? You have to admit, to most, it seems like a step backwards. 

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16 hours ago, Dogmatic said:

No doubt, the Ascend is an excellent value for the money, and completely under-rated (and crapped on by a lot of snobs), but a replacement for an ATAK, probably top 3 or 4 fishing yaks ever designed? You have to admit, to most, it seems like a step backwards. 

I was talking about the Lure 11.5, but yeah getting rid of the ATAK to get the Ascend definetly questionable.

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On 8/3/2016 at 1:15 PM, boostr said:

I was talking about the Lure 11.5, but yeah getting rid of the ATAK to get the Ascend definetly questionable.

What i got for my ATAK was well over enough tto purchase both and deck them out to an extent... I had the ATAK fully decked out. combined i only spent about 1k combined on the 128t and the lure. 

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