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Power Pole or Talon? #12801220
06/22/18 03:08 AM
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Trying to decide which is best. Need your input..

Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801235
06/22/18 03:28 AM
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Mineral Wells, Texas
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Ultrex

Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801255
06/22/18 04:07 AM
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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.

Last edited by barbarian; 06/22/18 11:29 AM.
Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801259
06/22/18 04:17 AM
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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

Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801320
06/22/18 10:46 AM
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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.


Thanks, Billy
Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI] #12801347
06/22/18 11:31 AM
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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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Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI] #12801376
06/22/18 12:25 PM
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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.

Last edited by BMCD; 06/22/18 12:25 PM.
Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: aggieangler03] #12801405
06/22/18 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: aggieangler03
Ultrex


That is what I am going with. cheers


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Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801419
06/22/18 01:19 PM
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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.

Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801435
06/22/18 01:36 PM
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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.

Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801440
06/22/18 01:41 PM
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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.

Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: aggieangler03] #12801449
06/22/18 01:48 PM
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This.
I'm going to sell my 12' Talon now.

Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801485
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I prefer Power Poles. They hold better and are incredibly durable.


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Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801493
06/22/18 02:11 PM
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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.

Last edited by BMCD; 06/22/18 02:15 PM.
Re: Power Pole or Talon? [Re: OKC Dave] #12801501
06/22/18 02:17 PM
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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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