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#12465447 - 10/14/17 11:05 AM Power Poles or Talons
slayer12 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/08
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I know this subject has probably been here before but what would you choose and why? I have been looking at the 8ft really don't think I need a 12.
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#12465474 - 10/14/17 11:33 AM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Poles (blades) for me. I like to go under bridges and be able to lower them real quick.

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#12465513 - 10/14/17 12:24 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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Had both brands and I like my 12' talons better.

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#12465535 - 10/14/17 12:43 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
squib Online   content
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12 foot Talons.

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#12465548 - 10/14/17 12:55 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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Talons can be lowered quickly with break over brackets. Talons can be removed or installed quickly, no fluid tank & hoses.


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#12465567 - 10/14/17 01:15 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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PP.
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#12465588 - 10/14/17 01:39 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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I have one 12' Talon on a tilt bracket and an Ultrex. Pretty much covered for any situation.
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#12465772 - 10/14/17 04:21 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
Jaret Latta Offline
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8ft poles

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#12465887 - 10/14/17 05:53 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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I'm happy with my Talons. I've never had an oil leak and they have always worked.
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#12466095 - 10/14/17 08:16 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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If I were to chose some, I'd pick PP. they are lighter and in a Skeeter 190 with 4 batteries and full fuel and livewells, the extra weight would sink the [censored] end. Haha
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#12466124 - 10/14/17 08:47 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
dk2429 Offline
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Loc: Pearland, TX
Powerpole for sure..

I fish down here on the Texas coast in the saltwaters a lot.. Almost all of us down here use Power Pole because Talon has not held up well at all in the saltwater. In other words, a PP will last you longer IMO
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#12466164 - 10/14/17 09:17 PM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
If I were to chose some, I'd pick PP. they are lighter and in a Skeeter 190 with 4 batteries and full fuel and livewells, the extra weight would sink the [censored] end. Haha


Those talon brackets are huge. I think 10lbs heavier at least per side over pp

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#12466393 - 10/15/17 08:09 AM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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Depends on your boat. If you're boat can handle it, then the talon 12 or even the upcoming 15. If your boat can handle a little more weight then the talon.

I had a talon 12 and it was just a little too much for my boat to handle with 2 people. I ended up selling it but I sure do miss it. Once you have the capability of 12' it kind of makes 8' not even worth the trouble of installing. Most of what I used mine at, 8 would never touch bottom.

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#12466419 - 10/15/17 08:33 AM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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Do you already have an ultrex? If not, get the ultrex first. Then if you have extra money burning a hole in your pocket go with poles.
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#12466467 - 10/15/17 09:27 AM Re: Power Poles or Talons [Re: slayer12]
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If your going to get an anchor, why not get the deepest one? That's pretty Mich how I see it. When I finally do get some it will be talons

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