Feelfree Kayaks is taking kayak fishing to a new level in stability, comfort, and versatility with the Lure 10 Kayak. It is ideal for shorter trips on rivers and lakes and has all the features of the Lure 11.5. It comes standard with a variety of unique features including a removable multi-level, multi-position extra wide Gravity Seat, Feelfree's wheel in the keel, and Uni-Track system. The patent pending Feelfree Gravity Seat offers the widest range of seat heights which is adjusted with the simple function of a lever and is removable - the Feelfree Gravity Seat is the new high. The Lure's super-stable 36" wide hull paired with a padded standing platform gives you the option to paddle or cast in either the sitting or standing position whether fishing inland waters or wide open oceans - this kayak fears no water.
|Length:||10 ft / 3.05 m|
|Width:||36 in / 91.44 cm|
|Weight:||69 lb / 31.3 kg|
|Capacity:||375 lb / 170.1 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||37.5|
|Leg Room - Total:||44|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Rod Holders Included:||2|
Really nice Kayak and an excellent fishing platform. Only two things I can give a less than ideal rating for is the gravity seat and the weight of the vessel. The gravity seat is VERY sketchy operating and I don't recommend sitting on it at any of the supposedly 10 positions other than flush. I can't count how many times I've sat down and the seat disengaged unexpectedly. Also the kayak is VERY heavy and awkward to lift and if you are planning on transporting it via car-top you will need to build up your strength or have a friend assist. The gravity seat will usually fully extend while trying to lift it and this makes it even more difficult. Feel Free needs to completely scrap the gravity seat and offer perhaps a hydraulic seat instead considering the high price point and perhaps consider some lighter weight materials for a 5 star review.
this kayak is horrible. it doesn't track good at all. if your not constantly paddling it will do 360s. its slow and wide and feel like your paddling a bathtub. this is coming from a experienced kayak fisherman whos owned a old town vapor, a tarpon 120, a perception tribe 11.5 and 13.5, a hobie mirage sport. currently i own a slayer 12 and a pa14. for close to the same money go for the slayer, moken 12.5 ,or ride 115
Just received my 2nd Lure 10 from ACK. Arrived in 4 days from order in perfect condition. These are great fishing kayaks but you are not going to win any speed races with one. I hear some people are having trouble adjusting the seat down to the low position. The trick is to slightly lift up on the seat while pulling the release cord, then lower seat. I also noticed in the question section someone asked about scupper plugs and were told that they do not come with the yak. Both of mine came with 4 plugs which I put in the front deck area and under the seat. I don't use any on the two scup holes on the rear deck. The only thing I would change in the design is I wish the front console was slightly larger and had some type of gasket to make it water tight. I love the forward hatch as it is water tight and very easy to open and lock. As many have said this is a very stable and comfortable fishing platform and I have used my first one many times on the lakes and rivers of north Alabama. Good fishing everybody!!!!
Before I begin my review on the product itself, let me do a little mini review for the shipping. The Kayak was shipped out 2 days after clicking the "confirm order" (or whatever it says) button, which is acceptable. However, It took 9 days from the status of "shipped" until it was delivered. The FAQ on the Austin Kayak website says it 'generally' takes 4-5 days for delivery, and a couple reviews have said it also took 4-5 days to deliver. I was disappointed that it took almost double the estimated delivery time, but I suppose that is just how it goes sometimes. I also had to drive to my local Home Depot to pick the Kayak up as the driver could not find my house for some reason. The packaging however had no tears/dings, it seemed to have been well taken care of during the shipment process. Now, on to the kayak itself. 1. Pre testing - before actually getting it out in the water to test it out, I went over the kayak physically. There were no scratches or dings or anything, nothing was missing, was in great condition. HOWEVER, the seat was as screwed up as it could be without being defective (which I am not 100% sure of yet). I spent 1-2 hours having to adjust, tighten/loosen and all around tweak every part of the seat to get the teeth (the gears that click and hold in place) to properly fit into the grooves on both sides of the seat. It did not, in any way shape or form, come ready to be sat in and used. It was a 2 hour job of realigning, adjusting, not only the bolts but also the wires that actually pull to lower the seat had to be re-tied by me. I had to do the job of the people who are supposed to make sure everything works before sending it off. A simple "let's try to raise/lower the seat a couple times to make sure it works before shipping it" would have saved me 2 hours of my free time at home fixing it. After taking it out for about 4 total hours of using it, the seat has not had any issues. The tweaks/adjustments I made seem to be working well and it seems that the seat was completely out of alignment/not adjusted at all, rather than it being "broken/defective". I will update this review if the seat breaks soon or starts screwing up again, but as of writing this review it is working great after putting my hard earned time into making it work properly and after hours of use, is holding up well. I do not expect anymore issues, but I will update this review if there are any. The first test - I took it out for about 25 minutes. It was not a fishing test, I didn't even have a pole with me, I just wanted to test the balance/seat/how well it controlled in the water. I have absolutely no issue whatsoever in how this Kayak handles/its balance/the seat (after working on it, as said above). It moves well (for being as wide as it is) and on my lake (which isn't a big lake, not small but not big by any means) it is fast enough to get me where I want to go without any headache or feeling of it being too slow. There are faster Kayaks on the market for sure, but you are buying this for stability/the ability to stand up and fish, and the comfortable seat, and all of that is fantastic. The second (and main) test - I spent 4 hours in it today, going up and down the local lake, fishing both sitting flush, sitting at the highest setting, and flipping jigs into heavy cover while standing. Every single position/cast felt right, appropriate, and after an hour or two I could not tell I was even on a Kayak while standing up, I could have been sitting in a nice flat bottom boat or some other larger craft where standing is simple and easy. As I said in the first test portion of the review, I had no issue with the speed/tracking on my lake, you might have an issue if you have huge lake or in an ocean, but on a medium sized lake it felt right as rain. Features - The rail system works as advertised, it's useful and when attatched with the Unibar Deluxe (which is just the unibar with 3 plates), It felt "full". What I mean by "full" is, if I were to go out without the unibar attatchment now, I will feel as if something is missing and that I am not getting the whole experience. Mounting two rod holders and my GOPRO mount to it (rods on the sides, GoPro in the middle), it felt perfectly balanced and right where I would want them. The bar (while the seat is up or if I am standing) does not get in the way of my casting, and I have more than enough leg room when sitting/paddling. The straps on the boat, the stand up strap, the padded floor, all the features you have probably seen many times while checking this Kayak out, are all very functional and very useful and intelligently designed/implemented. Overall, the kayak itself is a fantastic piece of equipment for anyone looking to go kayak fishing in a medium/small lake, who intends to stand up a lot and make use of its features. However, the shipping speed was slightly disappointing and having to work on the seat for 2 hours to get it to function properly was absolute nonsense. What I want to give it is a 4.5/5, to take off .5 of the review for the nonsense regarding the seat. However, there is no .5 system that I can tell. I cannot just let the seat go, that is absolutely ridiculous, a consumer should not under any circumstance have to do the job of the comapny that sends it. I should not have had to put 2 hours of maintenance into the kayak before even being able to put it in water. So, it will be 4/5 stars as I cannot do 4.5.