Feelfree Kayaks is taking kayak fishing to a new level with the Lure 11.5 kayak. It still has all the stability, comfort, and versatility as the original Lure 11.5 and now the addition of the sonar pod makes electronics management a breeze. Fishfinders and transducers can be directly mounted to the pod so that drilling into the kayak is unnecessary. The pod is completely removable for storage and transportation. 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:||11 ft 6 in / 3.51 m|
|Width:||36 in / 91.44 cm|
|Weight:||74 lb / 33.57 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 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|
Finally, I feel I've put enough paddle time in to write an honest review. I've had my Lure for over a year now, and have put it on the water over 40 times. I've spent hundreds of hours in that comfy seat, so here we go. I give it an honest 4.8 stars!!! First off, this is a fishing kayak... Not a touring kayak. This thing is slow, but extremely stable. You can't have both!!! I bought this yak knowing where and what it would be used for. FISHING!!! And a bunch of it. Literally the only gripe I have is the cup holders. They are useless. Remedy, put your can in a coozi and sit it on the deck right in front of you. It won't spill. It's so stable, I can do jumping jacks in this thing. The seat could not be any better. Comfy, storage pouches, multiple height settings, and it reclines!!! The front hatch is molded with reinforcements, so I stand on it all the time (165 lbs.). The molded handles are super beefy. No hardware to break or come loose. The deck pad has held up and still looks new after a good wash. No peeling off. The wheel in the keel makes the other guys at the ramp stare with envy. Tons of room for an 11.5 foot yak. The plastic seems to be very durable. (But it is plastic, so I don't drag it) The rear compartment has plenty of room for a crate and my cooler. The rod holders are excellent for trolling. (Angled) The console has always kept my snacks, phone, and wallet dry. The accessory rails are great for moving around rod holders. So the big question... Would I buy this thing again. ABSOLUTELY!!!
well i recently purchased i've been kayak fishing for about 3 years and I've owned many kayaks. This is the kayak I've been looking at for about a year and finally went ahead and got it. Before this kayak I owned a jackson cuda 12 and I got to say out of all the kayaks i've owned so far the cuda was my favorite. This kayak is great in many ways, but it also dissappointed me in many ways. One thing I did not like was that on the cuda 12 the bow of the kayak had a thing that you could just slip your paddle into and it would hold your paddle, you could also slip the tips of your rods in it to keep them from leaning over the kayak, I feel like if this kayak had something like that it would be alot better. Another thing I did not like about this kayak is that its extremely slow, now trust me I did my reviews before buying this and knew it was gonna be slow but I did not realize it was gonna be this slow, you got to put in a ton of work to paddle this thing. Now for the things I love about the kayak. One of the best things about this kayak as most of you already know is it's seat, out of all the yaks I've tried this seat is definetley the best. I also love the stability of the kayak I can stand on this kayak and throw a fly rod all day long, but the stability comes with the kayk being so wide which in turn is what makes this yak extremely slow and hard to get around. overall im going to give this kayak 3 stars and this is mainly based on me comparing it to my previous kayak the jackson cuda 12. I would highly reccomend this kayak to anyone fishing small bodies of water where you dont have to paddle much.
My experience with my Feel Free Lure 11.5 has been absolutely fantastic. From the customer service with Austin Kayak to the actually taking it out on the water I am impressed. As soon as I submitted my order I received a phone call from ACK to confirm my shipping address, they explained to me . . we're shipping something this big and expensive we're not just gonna mail it out and hope it went to the right place. Right there I had that warm feeling of, awesome it wasn't a scam. Anyway I received my kayak in the mail 8 days later and I took it out on the lake the next day. It was great, very well balanced, slow (but I knew that going into it) but very comfortable to spend the 4 or 5 hours out on the lake with. The next week was the real test, river float trip/camping over night. I was sittin' pretty on the river compared to everyone else, hanging out in my kayak recliner (FeelFree Gravity adjustable seat) dangling my feet off the side, standing up when I wanted to. The back storage area had room to fit a milk crate which held some of my gear plus a cooler with a 30pk of ...soda, plus 3 pks of hot dogs and 2 subway sandwiches. The front dry-well had enough room to store my hammock, sleeping bag, change of clothes, a lantern, 3pks of hot buns, trash bags and paper towels. Needless to say I had more room than I needed for the weekend. Another cool note - - the kayak is so balanced that I was able to sit my soda on the standing pad and it never fell over, even when I was paddling and going through small rapids. I've taken it out on another lake the following weekend and we're trying it out on the Chesapeake Bay this weekend, all in all I am thoroughly satisfied with my purchase. Thank you Austin Kayak for your fine customer service, free shipping and existence in general. And thank you FeelFree for creating such a masterpiece of a watercraft.
Very stable. Tracks good without rudder. Not very fast, but it does what it was designed for very good. Very easy to stand and cast from. Can fit large tackle bag and cooler in back well easily.