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#11165468 - 10/14/15 09:22 PM Blades or talons?
LunkersTV Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/09/15
Posts: 285
I'll be getting a new boat this week and I have the choice of either blades or talons. So the question I am asking yall is which would you prefer?


Edited by LunkersTV (10/14/15 09:28 PM)
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#11165475 - 10/14/15 09:25 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1666
Loc: ft.worth
Blades hands down customer service bar none. You won't be disappointed.
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#11165492 - 10/14/15 09:30 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
21XS Online   embarrased
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 606
Loc: . Denver City
I have blades on my boat, son has talon's on his. I have to say the talon's , faster, longer, all consealed innthe the unit, they are great.

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#11165494 - 10/14/15 09:30 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: B.Hollingshead]
Stew Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 353
Loc: Flint, TX
Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
Blades hands down customer service bar none. You won't be disappointed.
plus one on customer service, the power poles are also lighter.
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#11165509 - 10/14/15 09:36 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
Epic backlash Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Both are very good, talons are quicker and go straight down... Bonus to me

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#11165511 - 10/14/15 09:36 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
21XS Online   embarrased
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 606
Loc: . Denver City
They arent any lighter if you add in the pumps you have to moint in the battery compartment, then when you pop a hose and soak everything with oil it sucks

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#11165516 - 10/14/15 09:38 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
LunkersTV Offline
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Registered: 08/09/15
Posts: 285
I just watched a video on how the talon works exactly. What happens if you're dealing with a completely rock bottom...
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#11165520 - 10/14/15 09:39 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
Epic backlash Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: LunkersTV
I just watched a video on how the talon works exactly. What happens if you're dealing with a completely rock bottom...


I have used mine on rock and while it doesn't hold as tight as a muddy bottom they didn't cause me any problems.

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#11165543 - 10/14/15 09:46 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
CJ.Skeeter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 129
Loc: Flower Mound
Are there any major differences in maintenance costs for replacement parts like bushings and hoses?

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#11165635 - 10/14/15 10:32 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Talons are straight out noisy! Also they do rob performance worst that powerpoles. The weight is past the fulcrum. Main reason I love blades.

5min till you HAVE TO LEAVE for weigh in. You catch a 6pounder. Drop your poles or talons. Cull fish, pick up trolling motor, strap down for a hard run. Bump your shallow water anchor button and nothing. At all. No worky or one out of the 2 will not come up. Talons equals finding the wrench and trying to crank it back up. You are on second of time. Power pole - cut the hose and pull it up. Hog tie it and we are off. This is why I chose powerpole. Over time spend in a boat simplicity is nice!

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#11165646 - 10/14/15 10:41 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
Danny L. Weems Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1156
Loc: Como, Texas
Blades for me.
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#11165851 - 10/15/15 06:12 AM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
papamark Offline
Mini Tractor

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
What boat you getting, and Blades for me all the way

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#11165869 - 10/15/15 06:29 AM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: papamark]
Ranger1 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5104
Loc: Allen, Texas
Ford vs. Chevy
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#11165916 - 10/15/15 07:04 AM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: LunkersTV]
lipjerk Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1676
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Blades

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#11167424 - 10/15/15 06:36 PM Re: Blades or talons? [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Mike Zachary Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 1029
Loc: ada, ok
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Talons are straight out noisy! Also they do rob performance worst that powerpoles. The weight is past the fulcrum. Main reason I love blades.

5min till you HAVE TO LEAVE for weigh in. You catch a 6pounder. Drop your poles or talons. Cull fish, pick up trolling motor, strap down for a hard run. Bump your shallow water anchor button and nothing. At all. No worky or one out of the 2 will not come up. Talons equals finding the wrench and trying to crank it back up. You are on second of time. Power pole - cut the hose and pull it up. Hog tie it and we are off. This is why I chose powerpole. Over time spend in a boat simplicity is nice!


....or you can hit a release button on the Talon and lay the bad unit on the deck.

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