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#12801220 - 06/21/18 10:08 PM Power Pole or Talon?
OKC Dave Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 22
Loc: Oklahoma City
Trying to decide which is best. Need your input..

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#12801235 - 06/21/18 10:28 PM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
aggieangler03 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 529
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Ultrex

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#12801255 - 06/21/18 11:07 PM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
barbarian Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/21/10
Posts: 758
Ive had both and if I was buying new, I have no idea which i would choose. Sorry, not any help except they’re both good and you’ll be happy no matter which one you get. If you are comparing price, keep this in mind - brackets for talons are way more expensive and I bet install on power poles are more expensive.


Edited by barbarian (06/22/18 06:29 AM)

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#12801259 - 06/21/18 11:17 PM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
fosterfence Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 251
Loc: Kingwood,TX
I have had both. Talons hold way better, and I have had 0 issues using 8, and 10’ Models. I will say Power Poles are more quiet

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#12801320 - 06/22/18 05:46 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 3482
Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
I told my fishing buddy Talons were going to be banned. He said why, I said well if you have your foot under them and push the remote they can stab your foot. He said you've go to be kidding. I said look at everything else that't getting banned in the world. He didn't buy it, but I got a good laugh.

Come to think of it, they could stab your foot!!! Maybe that's why I have power pole blades.
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#12801347 - 06/22/18 06:31 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI]
Chris B Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 8579
Loc: Prosper, TX
Originally Posted By: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
I told my fishing buddy Talons were going to be banned. He said why, I said well if you have your foot under them and push the remote they can stab your foot. He said you've go to be kidding. I said look at everything else that't getting banned in the world. He didn't buy it, but I got a good laugh.

Come to think of it, they could stab your foot!!! Maybe that's why I have power pole blades.

If you have a tilt bracket you can talon other boats that get too close.
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#12801376 - 06/22/18 07:25 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4294
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Originally Posted By: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
I told my fishing buddy Talons were going to be banned. He said why, I said well if you have your foot under them and push the remote they can stab your foot. He said you've go to be kidding. I said look at everything else that't getting banned in the world. He didn't buy it, but I got a good laugh.

Come to think of it, they could stab your foot!!! Maybe that's why I have power pole blades.


They need a sticker, like the lawn mower one, Don't stick your hand under the lawn mower when started.


Edited by BMCD (06/22/18 07:25 AM)

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#12801405 - 06/22/18 08:01 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: aggieangler03]
BigDozer66 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 1851
Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: aggieangler03
Ultrex


That is what I am going with. cheers
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#12801419 - 06/22/18 08:19 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 18160
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
This has got to be the first product comparison thread in which no one has a preference. I expected power poles suck, Talons rule and Talons suck, Power Poles rule. I've only had Power Poles, that's what was on the boat when I bought it. My next boat will be new and I would equip it and would be looking to see if the Talons were the better option ..... guess I'll flip a coin.

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#12801435 - 06/22/18 08:36 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
Outdoordude Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2247
They're both solid. If space is limiting in your battery compartment then Talons would be the better option since they have no hydraulic fluid reservoirs and pumps to mount. PowerPoles if you have the space. There are several low bridges over deep water on lakes I fish frequently so being able to drop the poles to clear the bridge is convenient. Talons have the folding mounts but you have to go fold them manually. Each has their little nuances but they're both good tools with good support.

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#12801440 - 06/22/18 08:41 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3617
Loc: Arlington
Also depends on the boat. Talon can cause more drag and weight on rear effecting the hole shot on some boats. PP requires more room inside the boat and won’t hold anywhere near as deep.

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#12801449 - 06/22/18 08:48 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: aggieangler03]
forkduc Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 12183
Loc: Plano,Texas
This.
I'm going to sell my 12' Talon now.

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#12801485 - 06/22/18 09:07 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4517
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I prefer Power Poles. They hold better and are incredibly durable.
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#12801493 - 06/22/18 09:11 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
BMCD Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4294
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Power poles have never let me down. I love that if they get stuck in the mud or rocks, I can just drive forward to un stick them. Great warranty, and Lighter.


Edited by BMCD (06/22/18 09:15 AM)

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#12801501 - 06/22/18 09:17 AM Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave]
G Rod Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 371
Loc: N. Richland Hills, TX
There is a reason Basscat wont install Talons at the factory. Leverage behind the transom is too high even for the short ones.
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