Ascend® FS10 Sit-In Angler Kayak - Camo
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- Custom-crafted hydrodynamically shaped hull
- Large, open 37-3/4'' x 22'' cockpit
- Comfortable padded steel-frame seat
- Seat removes for use on land
- Screw Out Deck Plate Weathertight Storage System
- Fully adjustable full-tackle rod tender
- Dual flush mount rod holders
- Hands-free adjustable foot braces
- Two cleats
- Bungee-secured storage in multipurpose sternwell and on bow
- Dual-position quick-hold paddle holders
- Left and right bungee paddle keepers
- Deep molded dual cup holders
- Two molded-over rubber grip carry handles
- Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.
Our Ascend kayaks are so popular, we can hardly keep them in stock! And now, the FS10, our 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. The screw out deck plate with integrated weathertight storage keeps smaller items high and dry. Dual flush mount rod holders make transporting rod and reel combos easy, while the fully adjustable, light tackle rod tender holds your rod while fishing with 360º of horizontal adjustment and vertical rod tip adjustment. Two 4'' cleats provide an easy anchor for a minnow bucket or fish stringer. Dual bungee paddle keepers hold your paddle securely while fishing. Bungees over the built-in multipurpose sternwell and bow help lock down your fishing gear while moving from spot to spot. Deep molded dual cup holders and two large catch all trays in the cockpit make it easier to keep the gear you use often close at hand. The threaded and sealed drain plug allows you to quickly drain excess water. Molded-over rubber grip handles at the front and rear make carrying the FS10 easier. Made from the highest quality virgin high density linear polyethylene. Length: 10'2". Width: 31''. Cockpit: 37-3/4'' x 22''. Weight: 57 lbs. Weight: 62 lbs. Made in USA.Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.Advanced Hull Design:
Incorporates an extended keel with performance rocker and strakes for maximum maneuvering, tracking, stability, and ease of paddling.Removable Seating System:
Advanced ergonomic design with upgraded adjustment and comfort. Deluxe seating can be utilized while ashore. Delivers maximum comfort for a full day on the water.Foot Braces:
Hands-free adjustable foot braces allow a comfortable fit for anyone approximately 5'2" to 6'6" in height.Drybag Dash Storage System:
Watertight removable deck plate with integrated watertight PVC soft storage bag.Multipurpose Sternwell:
Includes recess for 12V sealed battery, 5 gallon bucket, baitwell, milk crate, cooler, or doubles as a general space for a dry bag.Rod Tender:
A light tackle, fully adjustable rod holder with 360º horizontal movement and vertical rod tip adjustment.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 49
Rated 4 out of 5 by WomanAngler60 Great Kayak, no accessories incl.
I purchased mine in FL. The 10ft comes with no accessories and only a small watertight well, while the 12ft includes the anchor and trolley and watertight wells. The difference for me is the weight: 54 lbs for the 10ft, which I can manage by myself, versus 80+ lbs for the 12 ft.
The seats are extremely comfortable, especially compared to yak's with molded plastic seats. All my kayaking friends would be complaining of sore backs and bottoms while I was very comfortable throughout our voyages!
The 10ft is very stable but is a bit of a barge to paddle longer distances. It was built for stability as a fishing platform versus a long-distance vessel, so this is the trade-off. The rod holders are well placed. To add a GPS, fishfinder or other accessories (anchor and trolley), is a bit of a do-it-yourself chore. Ascend should consider this in the design and perhaps even put plugs that can easily be removed for installation rather than having to drill the boat at home.
In waves, the kayak is also quite stable, however, my experience is that the water splashes over the bow and into the cockpit where it collects, so ensure everything is in watertight bags.
I would have liked the kayak to weigh less, although I would not trade weight for the obvious durability of the product. Also it would be extremely useful if Ascend would put a changeable pad on the back keel like other brands do. The keel often gets scratched up because of transport and beaching.
Overall, for the price, the product is great. As an angling product, however, it should include the anchor and trollley system like the 12 ft. It should also include at least a forward watertight well.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hlb99 great kayak
i was 12 when i got mine iv had it for over a year it is very fun and great for fishing
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by carvingjmj New Family Hobby
Excellent kayak. The only thing to improve on would be the rod holder, it pops out too easily, luckily I had gotten some dummy straps. One of the best invesetments for relaxation fun. Started a new family hobby...I'm in the 50yr age bracket. This will last a long time!
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nashdog Great Kayak for the Money!
Hands down, best kayak for the money! Been fishing this yak several times since the ice has melted and can say it tracks well and is very stable. The dashboard and rod holder are conveniently within reach and the storage tub / rod holders behind the seat are also very easy to reach. The seat is high quality and extremely comfortable. I have modified mine with a Scotty Triple Rod Holder, a Lowrance Elite 4x fish finder and a Scotty Power Lock Rod Holder and Extender. I recommend the 240cm paddle. Very light weight and fits easily in the bed of my truck. My only gripe is that Ascend (Bass Pro) doesn't offer the accessories the Scotty offers and the parts are not interchangeable.
April 2, 2013
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