Malone Pro Stax 2
Posted by: old_user on Sep-25-13 9:36 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
I currently have one Kayak and I am looking for a second. I've been trying to find a rack that will transport two kayaks. I keep looking at the Malone Pro Stax 2. Does anyone have any experience with this product? Also, I am open to other suggestions for transporting kayaks.
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If you are talking WW boats...|
Posted by: JackL on Sep-25-13 9:55 AM (EST)
thanks for the responses|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-25-13 11:28 AM (EST)
I currently have a 10' Native Redfish Angler and I am guessing my second one will be similar. 14'ft or less I am guessing.
Malone J-Pro 2|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-25-13 3:38 PM (EST)
I recently acquired two sets of these and was a bit disappointed. They don't fit any of my three high end sea kayaks very well, nor two others that I have carried. I have added to the padding, top and bottom, and will deal with it, but it does make me wonder what they were designed to carry. The 16" top portion is padded by only 12" pads, the bottom 5" by 3" pads. Maybe I'll glue some carpet material to the hard rubber base. Check to see if they fit your boats before buying. Ken
Your current setup?|
Posted by: suiram on Sep-25-13 11:31 AM (EST)
How do you transport your kayak now?
Posted by: old_user on Sep-25-13 11:38 AM (EST)
Well...I've only had it for two weeks now. I got interested in kayaking over the Labor Day weekend. I found one on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago. The only time I have transported it was when I brought it home. I just put it in the bed of my truck and tied it down.
I have an older Malone version.|
Posted by: capefear on Sep-25-13 12:20 PM (EST)
My Thule saddles were good for about 6 years. I would remove them when not in use, but I kayak all year, used them at least several days a week, and paddle saltwater. They rusted away. I used them until the tubes were so rusted through that they gave out and folded. I found that disappointing given the price. At $40, I'd figure I got a lot of good use out of them. But at the $140 per pair I paid, they should be specifically suited to the purpose and not slowly melt away due to exposure to moisture. Especially given the "lifetime guarantee" stamped on the boxes. And don't try to explain to me that "lifetime of the product" play on words BS. I understand the play. That play lacks all integrity.
Posted by: old_user on Sep-25-13 1:06 PM (EST)
best place to buy|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-25-13 3:23 PM (EST)
Also, what is the best place to make a purchase? The best price I have found so far is ORS racks since they offer a 10% discount.