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Old 11-23-2006, 07:10 AM
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Thumbs up Hobie Mirage Revolution photos

I had a few photos of one of Hobie Kayaks latest models sent to us, and I would like to share the pics with you. I have not tried this model out yet, but future plans to try out the Hobie Kayaks fleet are underway here by myself and Robert. If you would like to see the page for the Hobie Kayaks Revolution, please follow the link http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaking/models_revolution.html

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Old 11-24-2006, 07:49 AM
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Default Re: Hobie Mirage Revolution photos

The revolution looks like a great boat. Shorter than the adventure but a little bit longer than the outback. It looks like a great all around boat.

If anybody has one I would like to try it out. Would like to do a trade for a day, you could use my adventure or outback with turbo fins and Ill use your revolution.

Take it easy!

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Old 11-24-2006, 09:43 AM
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I tried the Revolution out. It was a nice kayak. A bit faster than the '07 Outback. In my opinion it would be better suited to a person under 200 lbs.
I weigh 250 and bring the kitchen sink with me when I go out of La Jolla. The '07
Outback is more suited to my fishing style. I would encourage everyone to try the Hobie kayaks out. They are awesome!

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Old 11-24-2006, 07:27 PM
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Having your feet raised to pedal like that looks a little oncomfy and tipsy to me...am I mistaken? (Though I quite understand the hands free benefit of pedaling.)
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:09 AM
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Default Re: Hobie Mirage Revolution photos

Robert - I weigh in same range and have all the heavy gear with me including bait tank. Wny is the O7 better for us than the 06? I am down on the wide flat area all the time anyway so I don't see the advantage that the new bottom gives except for a lightweight.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:15 PM
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I'm headed to Southwind Kayak Center in a couple of weeks to rent and fish the Revolution for a day. I called to verify they had it in stock for rental. Maybe you can try it there.

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:52 PM
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I picked up a Rev on loan from Hobie for a couple weeks and spent some time in it last weekend; I normally fish the Hobie Adventure.

The Revolution is a bit more stable than the Adventure and has the same carrying capacity, they accomplished this by adding some depth and building in some bouyancy. It's most noticeable in the "bubble butt" shape on the rear. This boat is much drier than the Adventure and I loved it! It has a nice long cockpit and myself (215#), an 8 gallon bait tank, 5 rods sat comfortably above the waterline.

Getting it on and off the car was a lot easier given the shorter length. Honestly, I'm going to try and trade in my Adventure for one of these. The Adventure might get an edge in open water and long paddles but not by much.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:08 PM
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Thanks for the review Drew Can't wait to give it a run. I was at a Baytubers tournament last month and the Hobie owners felt that the Revolution is the best overall fishing kayak in Hobies arsenal. Thank God I didn't invest much in my first yak. Now I can go after one that I want and won't mind dropping a few buck$ on.


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