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#11808570 - 09/01/16 07:27 PM Stability Question
craigfish Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 185
Loc: West Tx.
Looking to upgrade from my pescidor. Every higher end brand has one they boast as "very" or "the most" stable platform on the market. If you had to choose 1 based solely on stability, and I mean not tipping the &$%! over what would you choose? I'm a big guy 235#. I fish rivers and lakes equally. Thanks for your opinion

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#11808585 - 09/01/16 07:39 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1217
Loc: Bedford
Try a feel free for the price in 6'5 320 and it's pretty stable for me!! I'm in a 11.5!! Head out to lake grapevine for the demo day by mariner sails and try one out!! You'll like it a lot!
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#11808601 - 09/01/16 07:53 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
craigfish Offline
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Loc: West Tx.
I don't think I've ever paddled a feel free. I was looking at the Diablo and the Nucanoe. But I haven't been in either of those either, just web research. I should have signed this "tippy tired".

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#11808793 - 09/01/16 09:52 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Bedford
Come out to the demo day next weekend and I'll have mine out there decked out for ya to try!! Or shoot me a pm and we can get together for ya to try it out
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#11808825 - 09/01/16 10:19 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
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Do you want to stand up in the kayak?

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#11808914 - 09/02/16 03:52 AM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
HERROUTDOORS Offline
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Registered: 06/12/02
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Loc: Richardson, Texas
Diablo, just bought one. Super stable and easy to stand.

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#11808953 - 09/02/16 06:35 AM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
Catfish_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/04
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Loc: Converse, TX
I've got a Jackson bigrig that's really stable. I'm 350 and the only way I can flip it is to step on the edge. While sitting in the high position, if I lean over far enough to fall off the kayak itself is still relatively flat (edge is still above water), and when I go over, it stays upright. I think the newest models are even a couple inches wider yet.
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#11809015 - 09/02/16 07:55 AM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
kickingback Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 895
Loc: Texas
Hobie. Period.
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#11809062 - 09/02/16 08:28 AM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
craigfish Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 185
Loc: West Tx.
Yes I would standing some if possible. All the Diablo reviews vids say it is damn stable. And the Hobies are just awesome I know. They might be a little out of my price range though. HERROUTDOORS which model Diablo did you get?

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#11809374 - 09/02/16 11:34 AM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
bert Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 2156
Loc: Garland, TX, USA
The list is long, paddle as many as you can before you pull the trigger IMO,

Wilderness Ride
Wilderness ATAK
Hobie Pro Angler
Native Watercraft Ultimate
Native Watercraft Slayer
Feel Free
Jackson
Ocean Kayaks
Old Town Kayaks
Viking
Ascend
Diablo
Nucanoe
Santa Cruz
Malibu
Cobra

and there are more I am forgetting.
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#11809448 - 09/02/16 12:26 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
Jimbo Online   content
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15874
Loc: South Texas
Wilderness systems Commander series.
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#11809709 - 09/02/16 03:14 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
craigfish Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 185
Loc: West Tx.
The only W.S. I've tried is the ride 115. Not the most stable platform - really not much better than my cheap Academy Pescidor in that regard. I'm looking for a superior anti-tip hull.

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#11809940 - 09/02/16 07:11 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
HERROUTDOORS Offline
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Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 2522
Loc: Richardson, Texas
Craigfish, I have the Adios. I.left the ride 135 for it. I could barely stand in the ride, the Diablo is no problem. There is a very nice used one decked out on DFW KAYAK section on Facebook for $1800 and has marine mat on it, very nice.


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#11810204 - 09/02/16 09:50 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
FWBanger Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 808
Get a Hobie pro-angler. You can break dance on that thing and not tip over.

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#11810262 - 09/02/16 10:27 PM Re: Stability Question [Re: craigfish]
txninja Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1431
Loc: the panhandle
Diablo.
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