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Old 07-12-2014, 08:25 PM
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Sooo im about to purchase my first fishing kayak. Im gonna start small so no Hobies or anything like that. Im basically at a stand still deciding between the Perception Pescador 12 from Academy for $529 or the Ascend FST12 from Bass Pro which is around $549. If anyone has experience with these kayaks or good advice on which one i should choose, PLEASE give me some insight. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:02 PM
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Pescador is same as wilderness ride. Half the price. Have one and like it. Still looking for used hobie.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:00 AM
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Thanks. I'd love a hobie but I can't fit even a used one in my budget. I'm pretty set on the pescador. The ascend seemed to have a few more bells and whistes but I've seen review of peoples being head over heels about the pescador.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:25 PM
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Bought the pescador 12 from academy couple weeks ago have 2 trip in her. Kind of a wet kayak but great overall.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:45 PM
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I bought a Pescador a couple months ago and really like it. If you're not in a huge rush, wait a little while cuz they'll go on sale for $450. The week after I bought mine they went on sale so I was able to get some money back.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:53 AM
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Thanks for the input guys.


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Old 07-14-2014, 08:55 AM
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just remember, shorter is harder to paddle and longer is easier to paddle. for the most part
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:55 AM
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Id say buy a used Jackson... the most important thing to me about a kayak is the seating! the seating in the Jacksons, hobies and natives are the best IMO
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:13 AM
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Yea I thought the pescador looked liked it seated you kinda low. That's why the ascend appealed to me. I've tried searching for used kayaks but there wasn't anything that caught my eye


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Old 07-14-2014, 09:20 AM
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This is the Ascend. Looks like a
Good buy for 549. Then again I don't know much about kayaks.


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I know a guy with that kayak and he likes it a lot...very stable and great seat.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:31 AM
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that does look like a good one and pretty good seating too. you dont wanna sit low, its annoying and isnt a good vantage point for seeing and casting.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:38 AM
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I have seen the Acend FS12 on sale for $399. I really like the look of them and would really consider one.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:43 AM
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dont buy a hobie!! they arent fireproof when struck by lightning! haha
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Guess I'll make the trip to bass pro tomorrow. Still haven't seen them in person. 499 would be pretty nice


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that's horrible. What are the odds of that happening haha


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dont buy a hobie!! they arent fireproof when struck by lightning! haha
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Went to pack and paddle today and they convinced me I need a Jackson or hobie. Think I'll have to just take the sting of the price tag and enjoy my kayak.


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Leaning toward the Jackson. Just don't want to get the Jackson and regret not having the mirage drive.


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I've got the Jackson Big Tuna....Love it!
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