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Ascend FS10 Sit In

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Ascend
Model:
FS10
MSRP ($):
499.99
Length (ft):
10

The Ascend "FS10 Sit In" is a feature-packed kayak designed for serious anglers, has been enhanced in multiple ways to make it an even better value. It starts with an advanced hull design that utilizes an extended keel with performance rocker and strakes to deliver the superior maneuverability, tracking, stability, and easy paddling when you want to get to that special spot quickly. The large open cockpit offers easy entry and exit at the shore with little restriction of movement while casting and retrieving considering the 31" width. The improved DLX removable seating system allows for all day comfort on the water or allows easy removal of the comfortable padded steel-frame seat for a quick rest ashore.

Features:
  • Feature packed kayak for anglers
  • Custom crafted tunnel hull design
  • Steel-frame, removable seating system
  • Heavy duty, full tackle rod tender
  • Built-in rod holders behind the seat

Specs:

  • Width: 31"
  • Weight: 57 lbs
  • Capacity: 325 lbs
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User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Speed 
 
4.3  (3)
Stability 
 
4.7  (3)
Durability 
 
5.0  (3)
Features 
 
3.7  (3)
Value 
 
4.7  (3)
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Durability
Features
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Overall rating 
 
4.2
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0

Excellent Starter Fishing Kayak

Just purchased this kayak in the Spring of 2014, and I love my Ascend FS10 so far. The hull design provides incredible control and maneuverability when in motion, but does get pushed around in the wind when you sit idle; easily fixed with a 3 lb. folding anchor. At it's peak, I paddled against two-three foot white caps on Cave Run and Green River Lakes, but was stable, fast, and confident. The dry storage (center console) leaves something to be desired, but what could you ask for on a 10 ft. kayak. I have beaten and bruised this thing in every way imaginable, including dragging over rock to get to a great spot on the South Fork of the Licking River. Being able to get to seldom reached areas offers a great advantage when in competition with $2000-3500 kayak owners. I also love the weight. Weighing in at a little over 50 lbs., this kayak is easy to lift, paddle, transport, and store. I need this with one slipped disk in my lower back and two torn (but healing) muscles in my upper back. I believe this sit-in provides a great beginner user experience with added stability, decent speed, and great handling, especially when learning to cast from such a low position as a kayak or canoe.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Incredibly Light (50-55 lbs.), excellent stability, great price.
Cons:
Easily pushed around in wind when idle, not much storage capacity.
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

Ascend FS10 - Great Cheap Mans Kayak

This kayak is pretty nice for the price. I am 6'3 and I fit pretty well in this kayak. It is pretty light and easy to carry if needed. I have had this kayak in some tight places and it sneaks through with no issues. The hull is pretty tough and doesn't puncture easily. The kayak offers some customization areas for additional things like a fish finder and other yak accessories. (see video). I have had my yak for about 2 yrs and it is still going strong.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Price, Comfortable Seat, Easy to Carry, Tracks Pretty Good
Cons:
Cheap Rod Holder
2014 Kayak Setup - Ascend  FS10
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Speed 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

Outstanding Sit-in Kayak

I have fished the Colorado River in rough waves from high speed boats and small lakes in the Sierras and have loved every bit of it. This is a very durable kayak and I have tried to tip it over a couple times testing and it handled great. It is a bit heavy for one person transporting so I purchased a kayak dolly to transport to the water which has made it much easier. Once in the water it maneuvers like a charm and is easy to control.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Cost, durability
Cons:
Heavy
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