Outback or Revo?

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Outback or Revo?

#1 Post by spork » Thu May 01, 2014 8:51 pm

It's a question that gets asked every other day on here.
It's a question I was asking a couple of years ago.
It's a question that will continue to be asked.
I came accross this video that people asking that exact question might find helpful.
(No affilliation with video's producer / shop mentioned on it)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GSjq0mGFDY
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Re: Outback or Revo?

#2 Post by Steve R » Fri May 02, 2014 9:41 am

Barge :lol:

They didn't mention drawbacks like Outback wave slap noise or the Revo wet bum but it is a good video.
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Re: Outback or Revo?

#3 Post by jbonez » Sun May 04, 2014 11:02 pm

I am looking at a hobie mainly to hone my soft plastic fishing in rivers and do a bit of night fishing.

Offshore is covered with my evo 495 but I am sort of keen on a revo 13 for local trips when I cant afford to get to the coast.

I weigh 125-135kg and 6'3 though and realise I wont be able to take alot of extra weight but I really want some insight if anybody fishes a revo 13 with that sort of capacity.

If nobody talks me into it I might just get a new paddle and fishfinder for the evo.

I am sure I can go and test drive one but I generally get caught up in the moment and probably wouldn't make a good decision.

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Re: Outback or Revo?

#4 Post by Matt S » Sun May 04, 2014 11:41 pm

jbonez wrote:I am looking at a hobie mainly to hone my soft plastic fishing in rivers and do a bit of night fishing.

Offshore is covered with my evo 495 but I am sort of keen on a revo 13 for local trips when I cant afford to get to the coast.

I weigh 125-135kg and 6'3 though and realise I wont be able to take alot of extra weight but I really want some insight if anybody fishes a revo 13 with that sort of capacity.

If nobody talks me into it I might just get a new paddle and fishfinder for the evo.

I am sure I can go and test drive one but I generally get caught up in the moment and probably wouldn't make a good decision.
Just use the Evo. I'm putting a light on mine for night time.
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Ever since sitting on glass I just cant face plastic :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Outback or Revo?

#5 Post by Matt S » Sun May 04, 2014 11:49 pm

got the HB 597 HDDI awesome thing. Stick with the glass
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Re: Outback or Revo?

#6 Post by jbonez » Sun May 04, 2014 11:52 pm

Matt S wrote: Just use the Evo. I'm putting a light on mine for night time.
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Ever since sitting on glass I just cant face plastic :lol: :lol: :lol:
You make alot of sense. I want to start getting out before & after work some days but the evo is a chore on my high roof racks. I do love it so much tho. Hope she doesn't read this.

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Re: Outback or Revo?

#7 Post by Matt S » Sun May 04, 2014 11:57 pm

jbonez wrote:
Matt S wrote: Just use the Evo. I'm putting a light on mine for night time.
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Ever since sitting on glass I just cant face plastic :lol: :lol: :lol:
You make alot of sense. I want to start getting out before & after work some days but the evo is a chore on my high roof racks. I do love it so much tho. Hope she doesn't read this.
I drive a Landcruiser, whats your point????? A loading system (ANY STYLE) is cheaper than another yak. Geez even a trailer is cheaper than another yak (if you're looking Hobie).
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Re: Outback or Revo?

#8 Post by jbonez » Mon May 05, 2014 12:00 am

Good point I wouldn't sell my evo I would only add one to the fleet. I just sold my mx bike and was keen on burning some cash

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Re: Outback or Revo?

#9 Post by spork » Mon May 05, 2014 12:45 am

How much does the evo weigh? Is the Revo 13 lighter?
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Re: Outback or Revo?

#10 Post by jbonez » Mon May 05, 2014 8:49 am

Its not lighter no but I find because it sits so high out of the water its just seems to be made for the ocean not so good for drift fishing in rivers it glides so hard.

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