Ascend D10 Sit-In Kayak - Red
Packed with many features of higher priced kayaks, the Ascend® D10 Sit-In Kayak delivers increased performance out on the water at an improved value. Designed to meet the needs of all kayakers, the D10 starts with an advanced tunnel hull design for maximum stability and ease of paddling. The upgraded Deluxe Removable Seating system delivers all day comfort on the water plus offers the option of using the comfortable padded steel-frame seat on land. The large open cockpit gives you greater flexibility in cargo management as well as offering easy entry and exit at the shore with little restriction of movement out on the water. Adjustable foot braces allow for maximum flexibility and comfort regardless of water types or conditions. The Cooler Hold Down System in the stern cockpit allows for quick access and proper storage of a cooler up to 36 quarts in size. The quick rest paddle holders let you set your paddle down momentarily without having to secure it away in the paddle keeper. Bow bungee allows you to lock down gear on the bow of the boat. A deep molded cup holder and two large catch all trays provide storage right in the cockpit. At the end of the day, the threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water, while the molded-over rubber grip handles at the front and rear make carrying the D10 a breeze. Length: 9'10". Width: 29''. Cockpit: 68'' x 23''. Weight: 45 lbs. Weight with seat: 50 lbs. Made in USA. Maximum weight capacity: 300 lbs.
- Custom-crafted tunnel hull design
- Comfortable padded steel-frame seat
- Seat removes for use on land
- Large, open 68"L x 23''W cockpit
- Covered sternwell holds 36 quart cooler
- Bungee-secured storage in bow and stern
- Hands-free adjustable foot braces
- Dual position paddle holders
- Two large catch all utility trays
- Deep molded cup holder
- Two molded-over rubber grip carry handles
Tunnel Hull Design:
Custom crafted for increased primary and secondary stability. Solid directional tracking for increased speed and stability. Excellent load carrying ability with great wave penetration. Improved longitudinal dampening with great reserve buoyancy.
Removable Seating System:
Advanced ergonomic seat design with upgraded adjustment and comfort. Removable seating system can be utilized while ashore. Customized design delivers comfort for a full day on the water.
Hands-free adjustable foot braces allow a comfortable fit for anyone approximately 5'2" to 6'2" in height.
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The FS10 hull had lots of warping in the 3 showroom examples I looked at. Some of the D10s also had bulges but not as bad as the FS10.
The D10 and the FS12's "Tunnel Hull" seems a little more rigid due to the engineering geometry of the double arches (tunnel hull) on ether side of the keel line on the bottom of the plastic yak. The thickness of the plastic seems the same just a difference in design. I wanted to get the FS10 but $100 difference and the hull made me choose the D10 design. QA/QC your yak before you take it home!
I will be testing mine out on the Current River next week downstream of Montauk State Park in Missouri.
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