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 smileyman good boat/good float
This is not my first or only kayak, but it is one of my favorites. I have had this yak down the river several times and it does pretty well, as long as I don't get too shallow. I bought this one specifically for the lakes, however. I took this yak up to the U.P. to catch some pike...and loved it! This is a very comfortable boat and has is pretty much set up to go. I did discover an issue with the foot peg when I got it home, but BPS sent me a new peg at no $. I find that the wide open storage in the rear to be very useful, as well as the cleats and rod holders. I cut a piece of tinted lexand to cover the rear storage and use it as a live well for blue gills...works great! I have also added a removable anchor trolley. I have had this yak on the water for 8 hours at a time and it keeps me very comfortable as well as stable. I am 5'13" and 240lb (for you smart people). The only drawback that I have found is while portaging, even over grass, because of the shape of the hull it doesn't like to be drug. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this as a gift is you should really pick out your own boat.
June 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThisIsFred One week review, but hopefully not one weak review
This is my first kayak, purchased one week ago. I've taken it out twice now: once on Lake Lanier and the other at the Overlook Buford river dam in Georgia.
Lakeside, I paddled to one of the islands with my 12yo hitched 20 feet behind me in a raft. I was surprised at how easy that was. Once in, the fs10 was stable and I was totally surprised that this 50lb+ kayak was built like a tank at that weight. It was easy for me, 5'11 @ 250, to load on my jeep and take down with no help.
I attached a 30lb. thrust trolly motor on it and took it riverside. I wasn't quite sure what to expect with the weight of the battery the Mann Kota and me all bearing down on near the rear of the yak. It held up nicely.
With a little practice, I decided to drift down river 50 yards with my 12yo in tow and fight back up river. It worked out pretty well. We moved along nicely.
So we drifted down further, less than a quarter mile, to explore. Most parts were pretty easy for the trolly motor to get us back. I don't know the river too well so avoiding all the shallow areas was a bit challenging. Even though I raised my trolly as high as it would go I still scraped against the bottom, but not much. We had to take the shallow waters because the current in one area was too fast to get us upstream. Even with me assisting the motor by paddling only gave us little progress.
At one point we decided it was easier to just get out in the 1ft water and walk our gear up 25 yards before we got back in. Then it was smooth sailing again.
In hindsight, I'll only do the riverside thing again without towing anything or anybody. I'll be able to get to some great fishing locations that other anglers would not be able to get to. Lakeside, on the other hand, will be a much easier and relaxing towing experience and could easily add an adult in a raft to pull as well.
Even with all my experimental craziness, it's easy to forget that the FS10 was a battle lord in the whole process. It was money well spent and I look forward to years of enjoyment to come... and to think: I haven't even been fishing on it yet ;)
May 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by ChrisWNC FS10 fishing kayak
I bought my FS10 about a month ago at BPS and had it shipped to the store for pick up, ive been out on the lake about 10 times now with it and i really have no major complaints, it is very stable in the water and even comfortable when leaning out and grabing your fish or an object in the water, the foot rests have tons of adjustment and very nice when fishing for a long time, the seat is really nice in the fs10, lots of padding, ive been in my boat for a 5 hour fishin trip and was comfortable the whole trip.
May 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by lefloater Good & Bad purchase
I'm very excited to use the new kayak and there are many extras on it, rod holders, cleats, etc. But the workmanship could have been better. The styrofoam in the bow and stern were not glued down and fell out. Granted it's an easy fix but come on...it's a brand new product and should be more dependable when it's straight out of the wrappings.
May 7, 2012
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