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#11147661 - 10/05/15 10:51 PM Looking for kids kayak
HERROUTDOORS Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 2513
Loc: Richardson, Texas
I'm looking for a kayak for my 8 year old son. Prefer a sit on top but will entertain all options. He is tall and has a long wingspan for his age. While I don't want a POS it does not have to be in new condition. You can text me pics at 469.235.2045.

Thanks,
Bryan

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#11147669 - 10/05/15 11:12 PM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
charlief1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/20/15
Posts: 298
Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
Wally world here in Hillsnowhere has a 10' yak that's $259 right now. Very green but it's a sit in style. Wide enough so he should be fairly stable in it.
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#11147671 - 10/05/15 11:13 PM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
CADD Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/02/03
Posts: 179
Loc: Spring Branch, TX USA
I got one of these for my 7 yo and he loves it and can even stand on it...
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#11147798 - 10/06/15 07:17 AM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
christian myrick Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3038
Loc: little elm
Check out the ocean kayak scrambler or spec. They are both the same yak. They are reasonably fast, kind of narrow and a "real" adult size kayak. My son uses one from time to time and can easily paddle it. Its light too. The advantage is you can also use it or sell it better than a kids yak. I think they run about 250-300.
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#11147959 - 10/06/15 08:38 AM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
LSM Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 236
Second the Scrambler or the Ocean Kayak Frenzy 8 footer, which is bulletproof and stable.

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#11148041 - 10/06/15 09:15 AM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9782
Scrambler
Frenzy
Mini-X
Pescador 12
Redfish 12
Wilderness 100
Tarpon 12 Ultra
Native Tegris
Ride 11.5

My 8yr old has the Mini-X. We found his at Mariner Sails in Dallas. Both the
Mini-X & Frenzy are bullet proof yaks for small anglers.
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#11148714 - 10/06/15 02:35 PM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1039
Loc: McKinney, TX
My daughter has the Future Beach 120 Spirit kayak in Green. It is a super stable 10' kayak. I upgraded the seat. She is looking to sell it so she can upgrade. I will text you photos. If you want the specs, feel free to go to the Dicks webpage.

$250

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#11151340 - 10/07/15 09:34 PM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: Fish ZoMbiE]
UrsusVeritas Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/11
Posts: 1022
Loc: Plano, TX
Originally Posted By: Fish ZoMbiE
Scrambler
Frenzy
Mini-X
Pescador 12
Redfish 12
Wilderness 100
Tarpon 12 Ultra
Native Tegris
Ride 11.5

My 8yr old has the Mini-X. We found his at Mariner Sails in Dallas. Both the
Mini-X & Frenzy are bullet proof yaks for small anglers.


12 ft yaks may be a bit much for an 8 year old. I know that my ride 115 would be really tough for an 8 year old.

Personally, i would look at the tarpon 100. My wife has one and loves it. Ive used it as a buddy kayak for 250 lb guys as well.

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#11151479 - 10/08/15 12:04 AM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
charlief1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/20/15
Posts: 298
Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
Do a search for kid kayak on evilbay. I was looking at some today and found several 8' ones that were less than $170 with free shipping. Just an inexpensive SOT but they're new and the free shipping is a nice price break.
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#11151525 - 10/08/15 04:34 AM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
HERROUTDOORS Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 2513
Loc: Richardson, Texas
Thanks y'all

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#11151851 - 10/08/15 09:40 AM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
J Barlow Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 294
Loc: Richardson
I have the Mini X. The are only 9 feet long, very stable and are not heavy. Plus they are tuff as s@#$!
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#11153158 - 10/08/15 08:41 PM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
Mark Ray Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 14419
Loc: Arlington, TX
Don't get me wrong, I've had several specs and all of my kids have used them, but they don't track well and require some paddling skill to maintain a course, but this is true of a great many smaller kayaks. Just FYI.
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#11155513 - 10/10/15 08:12 AM Re: Looking for kids kayak [Re: HERROUTDOORS]
CrappieTX Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 631
Loc: Frisco, TX.
Wilderness System 115X I bought for my 11 yo.
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