Finally took my kayak out. The wind was 15 mph., normally would
not go fishing in that kind of wind but I wanted to test it out to
see how it handled. This kayak actually did what I expected, it
handled very well in small waves and a lot of wind. Was able to
stand up in it, and paddle fairly easy. Didn't have any trouble
keeping in on course however with that wind it was a slow paddle,
however I didn't expect it to be fast which is fine for me. I love the
seat, very comfortable, however I will have to get used to
lowering the seat. They make it look a lot easier on the video, but
I am sure with practice it will get easier. The seat in the highest
position is awesome for casting, and you can still paddle without
feeling like your going to tip over. Can't wait for my next outing in
calmer conditions. I would recommend this to anyone.
Just got the kayak, received it within 4 day's. ACK prepared this
kayak for shipping very well. No damage. I can't wait to take it
out. My wife liked it so much she sold her old town fishing
kayak and ordered one for herself. when I take it out next
week I will write another review on how it handle. I know a few
reviews state it is hard to keep it running true. However I have
been fishing out of a 16ft canoe, usually by myself. So this unit
ought to be a breeze for me. Especially in the wind. Can not
wait to try it out. The Gravity seat is amazing, very heavy duty.
Will let you know how it is in the water in 1 week.
5-star because it does what it was meant to do very well and
meets my particular needs. I had my new Lure 10 out for the
1st time this past weekend in the FL Keys and I can say it's a
fabulous fishing platform. This is the 4th kayak that I have
owned and it is different from the others. It is not a fast, good
tracking, touring kayak. It doesn't try to be that. It is a very
wide stable fishing platform. Fishing in it is not like fishing in a
kayak. It's like fishing in a small skiff. I paddled to a location,
raised the seat, anchored and fished in comfort with great
ability to see down into the water. I would fish a spot, pull the
anchor up, paddle or drift to a new spot, and drop the hook
again without lowering the seat. Later I was in the shallow stuff
and I stood and used a pole to push myself around and work
on sight fishing. Fantastic. You see so much more from a
standing position. I am 5'9" and weigh 178lbs, and standing up
is a piece of cake. I have a 34ft trawler style boat, so I am
mothershipping the kayak and 10 ft was a limit for me. I would
suggest the 11.5 for anyone not having that limitation. The
extra length should help a bit with speed and tracking. A rudder
is an option on the 11.5 also. Heading to the Bahamas soon
and can't wait to try it out bonefishing!
The feel free lure 10 is a great boat, I've had it out 3 times this month.
Very stable and comfortable. The seat is amazing and is what sold me.
It is a little slow so for those hard chargers, and big water you might
not be happy with it. But other than that for my needs if been great. I
give it for stars because of it's slow tracking.
I was looking for a kayak with stability since I have a condition
where balance can be an issue. The wide track and the wheel in
the keel is what made me land on the lure. I ordered it in the new
orange camo color. I love this color. I took it to the river the very
next day after I got it. It handles great. It can be heavy to put on
the top of my wrangler. But the gravity seat does come out very
easily and then it is easier to car top. I did have trouble with the
gravity seat not wanting to go back down once raised up. I called
the ACK team and was told to put some elbow grease on it. It
loosened up and works great now. The delivery was less than a
week to Alabama. It also came 18 wheeler to my house. Great
guys to order from. This is my first kayak although I did test drive
many. The seat is very comfy. Now I just need for it to quit
raining so I can get back on the water.
This is my first Kayak.
I have yet to use it on the river.
but this thing is amazing!!
I kind of feel like i should of gotten the 11.5 footer.
but i do like the weight of this.
very, very stable!!
i can see where the other reviewer was saying it paddles like a
doughnut, from being as short as it is.
but thats when you powerhouse your strokes.
i believe the triple hull and wheel also cause drag.
but you cant win in all categories. when you have something this
stable and 100% perfectly made.
good job guys!!
will be buying products during the winter to gear up for summer.
First Let me say, as everyone
else has, ACK customer
service is TOP NOTCH!
The Feelfree Lure 10 is a
I was concerned with it being
difficult to paddle due to it's
width but I was wrong, it
paddles easily, its not super
fast but a joy to paddle to and
fro your next spot to stand and
The gravity seat is also very
comfortable and easy to adjust
on the fly. Paddling all day with
this boat is a pleasure, the
roomy cockpit is a joy to fish
from providing room to stand
and cast as well as plenty of
leg room. The boat is a bit
heavy to lift for me with the
seat installed, but with the seat
removed it is a breeze to load
on top of my car. I am in love
with this boat and would
recommend to anyone looking
for a super stable well made
kayak to fish from. And as I
mentioned earlier ACK
customer service is the best.
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
my friend bought one for his daughter and i
was curious about trying it out. well it was not
was i expected at all. this is most comparable
to a donut. it tracks like you would think a
donut tracks. its paddles as fast as you would
believe a donut would. if you are not
constantly paddling it will turn one way or the
other. so if you want a rather large slow donut
to paddle around this is the kayak for you. ive
owned a tarpon 120, a tribe 11.5, a old town
vapor 10. currently own a pa14 and a slayer
12 all of which track 10 times better then this
lure 10. i hope this review will save someone
the disappointment that my friends daughter
had on her kayak purchase.
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
I received my Lure 10 from
Austim Kayak and it was well
packaged. The fit and finish of
the kayak was excellent, I
happened to have an Ascend
D10T with me to compare the
lure to and their was no
comparison, it is clear to see
where the extra money goes.
It goes without saying at this
point but the seat is excellent.
I really wanted this kayak for
stand up fishing and I did but I
found myself fishing primarily
in the low position. The kayak
is very stable and tracks well
enough for bass fishing. There
are some nice features, the
front hatch is very nice and the
side handles allow me to car
top my kayak solo. The wheel
in the keel is a nice feature
and saves you $70 on a cart,
however when using is, the
yak acts like a wheel barrow
and is tippy but it does the job.
I have taken it out twice now
and I couldn't be happier. I
highly recommend this kayak
to anyone wanting to kayak
fish, you won't be
I've had the Lure 10 out a few times now and
absolutely love it! It has all the features I was
looking for- elevated seat, built in rod holders,
wheel in the keel, etc. Very stable kayak and easy