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Perception Striker on Clearance @ ACADEMY #10653960 02/28/15 12:05 AM
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I don't know much about this yak other than it's made by Perception thumb It's a 1 piece yak thumb 33" wide thumb 65lbs thumb empty, has high
weight capacity of 500lbs thumb The molded in foot rest do NOT look comfy frown but it has 10 scupper holes thumb built on measuring board smirk and looks like it might catch some wind frown

It does NOT appear to come with a seat at all frown but, it does look like a dry ride because the seat pan is elevated thumb The only bad thing about an elevated seat is it raises your center of gravity which MAY CAUSE this yak to be less stable than it's 33" width suggest smirk
It should hold its value if not abused when it comes time to resale it.

Unlike our local yak shops. U often have to ASK FOR A SEAT AT ACADEMY. Sometimes you get it & sometimes u don't. Being a clearance item, I also suggest you ask management about the warranty incase you need it. They will likely tell you that you'll need to take that up with the Manufacter after so many days smirk
If your looking for a SIT ON TOP (SIT) yak on a budget this may be it. Sorry, but there's just not a lot of reviews or additional info on this yak. But, here is the link to it on clearance. http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores...D=CRT:103210220

If anyone finds a decent review would you kindly post it here?





Re: The Stiker on Clearance at ACADEMY Sports [Re: Fish ZoMbiE] #10654054 02/28/15 12:28 AM
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If your not really liking the Striker & want to look at a NEW tricked out yak with all the bells n whistles,
need to get outfitted with the right paddle & or lifevest, want to set up a demo, get help by the professionals & see all the latest accessories/gear contact:

Mariner Sails - Kayaks in Dallas, TX
http://shop.mariner-sails.com/Kayaking
972-241-1498

or


Mountain Sports in Arlington, TX
http://www.mountainsports.com/MSmain
(817) 461-4503



Re: The Stiker on Clearance at ACADEMY Sports [Re: Fish ZoMbiE] #10654718 02/28/15 03:29 AM
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Jimbo actually posted this video on athread of mine yesterday, I bought the Striker at the Academy in Arlington on Wednesday. So far I really like it, obviously haven't had a chance to get it out on the water yet but I started rigging it today. Link for the Cayman, which is the Striker just made by West Marine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THZwLlhD4Dc

Pics of mine:


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Re: The Stiker on Clearance at ACADEMY Sports [Re: upchurch_k] #10655043 02/28/15 07:04 AM
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Thats a great looking yak! cheers
Keep us updated!


Re: The Stiker on Clearance at ACADEMY Sports [Re: Fish ZoMbiE] #10655285 02/28/15 02:17 PM
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upchurch,

Nice crate and rod leashes. Did you make them yourself?

The molded rod holders & it's overall length as well as weight
suggest it would work well for river & creek fishing.


The other yaks in the pics are not Perception Strikers.



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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Here is a video of the Caymen which is the same as the striker just different name... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THZwLlhD4Dc

OK, I found this vid in another thread. Thanks for posting Jimbo.

This yak is sold under different names? Maybe why we couldnt find much on it
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Here is a rigging/review video


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Yes sir made the leashes myself, little bit of paracord and carabiners. FishZombie, do you use the higher "fishing" seat very often? Here's a better picture of the crate with the leashes.


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Originally Posted By: upchurch_k
FishZombie, do you use the higher "fishing" seat very often?


I dont curently own a Striker upchurch. But, to answer your question, Yes.
My legs appriciate me moving to a higher position after many hrs of sitting low
in my current kayak. I can carefully stand up and sit on the highest portion of the yak
This gets tail up & my legs stretched out. Sometimes i'll sit on top of the cooler too. Just depends what the water temps r & how brave im feeling at the moment wink


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Upchurch, did u pay extra for the seat at west marine?


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No I actually picked that up at the Academy over by my house. Not sure if it was clearance or just in the wrong spot but I got it for $29.99.


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upchurch_k , when you post your review let us know how was the tracking.
On some reviews I found, the tracking was one of the cons.
The pictures I've seen on the video they showed the bottom and it is a precise molded tri hull design, and it should track well without a rudder in my opinion.
It's also a very deep sided kayak which means there is a lot of freeboard and it may catch a lot of wind.
It looks to have plenty of flat areas to add slide tracks allowing you to mount accesories and remove them easily.
Personally, I think it's positives outweigh the negatives, and it looks like a really solid kayak at a great price. thumb

Last edited by Jimbo; 03/01/15 02:55 AM.

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