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 Post subject: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:07 pm 
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Looking to get a new Yak by Oct 1st. I believe these are my two favorites. Have not test paddle/stand in them yet but will be shortly. Looking for pros and cons from owners of these Yaks.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:19 pm 
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my choice was exactly yours when i bought the cuda. The deciding factor was the speed and the seat of the cuda.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:54 pm 
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I test paddled the "old" Ride 135 and Cuda at BCO. The Ride 135 was stable but couldn't handle my weight without water coming in through the scuppers. I'm told the new one wouldn't have that issue. Both were stable enough for me to stand and pole in but the Cuda seemed to track and glide better. The seat in the Ride doesn't compare to the comfort of the Cuda's seat. That thing is amazing!!!!!

If I was picking a traditional paddle rig it would be between the Jackson Cuda and the Diablo Adios. I put comfort above many other factors and Native, Jackson, Diablo, and Hobie have the market in that respect. Native lacks scuppers and Hobie's are considered too expensive to get one with the comfortable seats (ie PA14 & PA12). That leaves me the Cuda and Adios.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:43 pm 
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The cuda being almost 2" narrower wasn't that noticeable?

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:15 pm 
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I didn't notice it but then again I grew up fishing and hunting out of Louisiana pirogues and they're only 22" wide on the bottom. I stand in them all the time so both the Cuda and Ride felt like floating docks compared to a pirogue!

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Either way there no way as slow as a Malibu (Backwater Bound)

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:14 pm 
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Don't know what your budget is...but I know that new native Slayer is awesome looking!

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:22 pm 
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I was trying to decide between these two also. The cuda was stable dry and the seat is awesome. You will not regret it. There is a cuda 12 and the native slayer coming this fall.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:32 pm 
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That seat is more comfortable than the one in my Pro Angler 14 and I can pedal all day with no discomfort. I could probably nap in the Cuda!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
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How about the big Tuna? Might be to much space (useless space)

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:22 am 
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Never been in the Big Tuna. Drew Gregory paddled one for the JKF Classic this year and managed it by himself. Of course anything would be stable with that little guy on it. He can't weigh more than 150lbs soaking wet. Looked like a really nice boat with good storage, the comfortable seat, and the ability to configure it for one, two, or three people.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
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Baronvonfatt wrote:
Either way there no way as slow as a Malibu (Backwater Bound)


I didn't know we were racing! I saw a nice 18ft touring kayak on craigslist going pretty cheap.

Stability and layout along with a great deal is how I ended up with my Stealth 14. If I had the money to have more options theres a good chance I would have tested a Cuda. After fishing tournaments I think my next yak with be pedal power but since I want to keep my Stealth it could be a while unless my interview Thursday lands me a healthy raise. Wish me luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:37 am 
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Just having fun with ya Jim and as always good luck. How many interviews does it take to get that position? What is this like interview 5 already?

PS its not a race but for example if you are gonna paddle say 3 or 4 miles in a tournament to get to your fav spot and it takes you 20mins longer to get there then another yak that's 40 mins total fishing time the faster yak has to fish. Just saying.

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
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Backwater Bound wrote:
[ I think my next yak with be pedal power ...... it could be a while unless my interview Thursday lands me a healthy raise. Wish me luck!


Better hurry up and get that raise :thumbleft: Hobie is having some huge pricing increases on their 2013 models :( Good Luck Thursday :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Ride 135 vs Cuda
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:48 pm 
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So mostly what I'm hearing is the seat is the deciding factor. I saw the video that jsuber posted about the new ride seat that has a high position. So if both yaks are the same stability wise I just need to decide if a seat is worth 250 dollars.

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