Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5 out of 5 by FRANKTHETANK89 BIG GUY, BIGGER KAYAK!
My very first attempt to pilot a kayak was a miserable mistake and possibly the best youtube video ever uploaded. I refused to ever get on one again. Then a family member purchased the D10 by Ascend. I decided to give it another try, this time without camera phones all around, AND on a calm lake cove in Northeastern Oklahoma. Not only did I not ROLL the kayak, I did NOT take on water getting in or out of the kayak. After a few months of borrowing the D10 I decided to purchase the FS10 model. After one use I became instantly addicted to Kayaking. At 6'7" and just over 300lbs (on a good day) I am comfortable and not restricted in anyway using this craft. I have not done any fishing yet, just a trial run and a very long and intensive river float. She is sturdy and very easy to maneuver. I would recommend this model to any one who is on the bigger side of life. As a former athlete i can haul this thing around in a truck bed and carry to the bank from any reasonable distance. I thought the price was a little high at first but after I got out on the water and used her i can see the FS10 is very well built and I cannot wait until the next day I can get to the water!!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ohio1234 great kayak
I will first state that i have never owned a kayak before so this review is on the fs-10 with no other comparisons.
I researched over and over on kayaks in this price range, i originally wanted a sit on top, but the reviews and overall design of this kayak had me convinced. We purchased two of these models, and I have no regrets with this purchase,
The kayak is very stable. i wouldn't stand up in it, but was able to get in and out of the boat on less than ideal shore conditions. I would think you have to try to tip this thing to get it to flip. i dont know how the kayak tracks compared to others, however, it went as fast as i expected/ needed it to go and tracked fairly straight (enough for me)
the only downsides i have with the kayak is lack of accessories. i wish it was equipped with a couple eyes for a trolly anchor and perhaps a few straps inside the hull for fishing boxes, gear etc.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by migreg1230 Ascend® FS10 Sit-In Angler Kayak
I have just purchased this kayak and have already used it several times. Nice rig! I'm 6'3" and 275 lbs. and it's very comfortable and stable. Will take moderate choppy water with my weight/size combo. I mostly use it on hard to access small lakes. Nice features on this kayak not found on comparable kayaks that cost more money. Seat is very comfortable. I have had back surgery previously and have no problem fishing for hours from this seat/kayak. I added a couple of extra 4-1/2" cleats to the outside/front end of cockpit, for more anchoring options. Only problem I've found so far is, the flush mount rod holders have no small holes in bottom, so when it rains, rod holders will fill with water. I had an extra long 3/16" drill bit, so I just put a couple of holes in each holder to drain the water out. Works fine now. You could probably take a heavy wire clothes hanger and straighten it and heat one end and melt a small hole down in the bottom, if you don't have a long drill bit. I would've also liked to see the molded recess for the milk crate to be a bit deeper, but it does work okay as it is. It would've created a little easier access to contents in crate while seated. Other than those two things...this is a great kayak with a great price! Highly reccomend.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WCHA Best Kayak Yet
Awesome Kayake, esp for those who are thinking about starting kayak fishing. Very comfortable, and easy to maneuver. Took it out many times, and it works flawlessly. Looking forward to taking this baby to the bay and do some salt water fishing.
April 7, 2014