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#11584964 - 05/05/16 11:22 AM Ascend FS128T
txanlger Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 251
Loc: Lubbock, Texas
I'm wanting to purchase the FS128T, but am willing to wait for a good deal. Does anyone know of a good place to find demos?

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#11587390 - 05/06/16 02:59 PM Re: Ascend FS128T [Re: txanlger]
PayneFish Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 6744
Loc: Temple, TX
Bass Pro is the only place that sells the Ascend FS128T brand new. For a demo you might check out these guys http://www.westtexaskayakfishing.com/

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#11590926 - 05/09/16 06:25 AM Re: Ascend FS128T [Re: txanlger]
kickingback Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 898
Loc: Texas
The bass pro shop in Katy has a small pond on it and I think you can coordinate with them to try one out there. Not sure but I have seen them with boats and yaks in the water before.
If you are looking for stability and a good price the FS128T cannot be beat. But it is heavy and turns slow. It does not cut through the water like the faster hull designs but what it lacks in speed and turn-ability it makes up for in the amount of room on the yak and the convenience of being able to stand for long periods.
For the price you cannot beat it. I put a trolling motor on mine and it makes a difference.
Good luck.
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#11590998 - 05/09/16 07:30 AM Re: Ascend FS128T [Re: txanlger]
Mateo Clemente Offline
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Registered: 03/28/12
Posts: 261
Loc: Fort Worth
Make sure you are prepared to deal with the cumbersome loading and unloading of this boat. I had one when they first came out and I developed back and shoulder problems trying to deal with it. The dolly is a must. Best thing I ever did was sell that thing.

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#11599640 - 05/12/16 02:32 PM Re: Ascend FS128T [Re: txanlger]
BigBassB Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 347
Loc: Van Alstyne
Before I got into kayaking I borrowed my dads and took it down the Buffalo River on a 3 day float. Best trip of my life, but the yak left a lot to be desired. Its like an aircraft carrier. Big, stable, and lots of room but hard to maneuver. Like "Mateo" said, loading and unloading is very cumbersome.

Its not terrible, but once I got tried other styles and ultimately ended up with a Jackson, it was a night and day difference.
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#11602605 - 05/14/16 09:30 AM Re: Ascend FS128T [Re: txanlger]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 16043
Loc: South Texas
Loading and unloading your kayak is all part of the experience, and a lot of folks don't take that important fact into consideration before they buy.
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#11602721 - 05/14/16 11:17 AM Re: Ascend FS128T [Re: txanlger]
2REEL2BTRUE Offline
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Registered: 04/29/11
Posts: 24
i got a trolling motor for sale if you need one roflmao
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