I have read many good reviews of Bass Pro's sit on top FS12T kayak. I have not found info about whether the hull is durable enough for whitewater use, anybody out there know?
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I've heard too many negatives|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-05-10 9:31 AM (EST)
Lot's of people have complained that the bottom is too soft and flexible. When it deforms it will not return to original shape. That's what you get when kayaks are made in China.
It's a Tarpon|
Posted by: Big_D on Oct-05-10 1:35 PM (EST)
The BPS kayak uses the old Tarpon molds. As far as getting oil canning on a plastic kayak with a relatively flat bottom - that's pretty much universal whether made in the US or China. All plastic kayak bottoms are flexible.
Posted by: old_user on Oct-05-10 4:39 PM (EST)
The Ascend sit on tops are not Tarpons nor do they use the Tarpon mold. They are made by Tracker boats. And while all rotomolded kayaks will oil can to some degree, quite a few forums report that the Ascends have a much more serious degree of oil canning.