Emotion Renegade XT
Posted by: old_user on Apr-19-12 11:24 AM (EST)
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I'm new to kayaking altogether but not fishing. I know this the question everyone asks and no one can answer but I'm just looking for thoughts on a particular kayak as my first not a recommendation for a first.
I'm looking at the Emotion Renegade XT. I'm 6'1" 270lbs 32" inseam. I'm mostly going to be using it on smaller lakes for Bass/Crappie/trout Fishing.
Gedi Convertible Helmet
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Posted by: old_user on Apr-21-12 6:11 PM (EST)
At 10' long and 3' wide, it won't handle like a Tarpon 160. But, if you simply want to safely and comfortably get some time on the water, looks like it'd be a slick trick. I just watched the video on the Emotion site - slick indeed.
Posted by: mickeys4 on Apr-21-12 8:42 PM (EST)
it has some nice features. Here's some good advice. Take it out for demo run before you buy,especially someone your and my size. A lot of shops will let you rent for a day with rental price going toward the purchase. There are soooo many pros and cons for every kayak. There's no way to know whether you'll like the boat until you get in the water with it. Good luck!
It'll be slow.|
Posted by: Big_D on Apr-23-12 5:57 PM (EST)
Slow when bass fishing can be good, but don't think you'll be able to make long runs to 'better' spots.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-24-12 2:52 PM (EST)
Thanks guys. Your thoughts are the same as mine with it.
Posted by: old_user on May-06-12 9:20 AM (EST)
I just bought one of these yaks. I am 5'11 220lbs. It is very stable while sitting. I can rock side to side and not tip. has a big tankwell. I was just looking for something easy to fish in and handle and this is it. easy to get in a truck. I think it is a great entry yak for the price.