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Old 03-04-2015, 11:16 AM
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Any tall people using Hobie Kayaks? I am thinking about buying one but I am tall 6' 8" and wasn't sure how well the peddles will work at my height. Trying one isn't really an option at this point.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:55 AM
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I'm 6'6 and would also like to hear an answer to this as I am looking at getting one.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:57 AM
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I had a tandem Oasis. The pedals are adjustable. I think you would be okay. I'd go to a dealer and ask for a demo ride to make sure.
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Call and ask these guys http://www.nauticalventures.com/



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Old 03-04-2015, 05:02 PM
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Not as tall as you guys (almost 6'4") but I have a 36" inseam so I have long legs for my height. I have an outback and it's not bad. You can adjust the peddles and I wouldn't mind another inch or so but it's not uncomfortable. Maybe demo one and see how they feel.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:09 AM
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I am 6'1 and My pedals are adjusted all the way out and the seat is as far back as possible and it is just about right for me. At 6'8, I would think you would not be able to adjust enough to accommodate your legs. I think you could definitely pedal and maneuver in the kayak, but long term comfort would be sacrificed as your legs would likely be crammed in there and you would not be able to extend them fully,

Perhaps a Pro Angler would be better, but I have never been in one.

Both of my Hobie's are Outbacks, one tandem and one single. The single is even tighter. Good luck.

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Have you looked at the Native peddle kayaks? I'm 6'4" and need to move the seat forward some from the all the way back position on a Native Mariner. I've never used a Hobie though.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:06 PM
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Default Not a great fit for a 6’2” or taller person

Originally Posted by chad13 View Post
Any tall people using Hobie Kayaks? I am thinking about buying one but I am tall 6' 8" and wasn't sure how well the peddles will work at my height. Trying one isn't really an option at this point.
My boyfriend is 6’5” and we just bought a 2012 Hobie outback to try. With the pedals at the longest or all the way forward (position “7”) his knees are still in his chest! I would NOT recommend the Hobie Outback mirage drive in the older models especially for a person over 6’2. I am not sure with the newer seat design in their newer models if this issue has been addressed. I am 5’3 and have the pedals almost all the way back (position “3”) and it’s perfect for me!
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:09 PM
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At 6'8" Only the pro angler 14 will work for you. But it will work perfectly!!!!!! Ive sold many of every model over 25 years. I sold a pa14 to a retired pro wrestler. He was 6'8" 400 pounds and not fat.
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