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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #210 on: Sep 03, 2021, 02:04 PM »
Sounds like your bird has an electrical flaw then. I used my 35 on a 4 day trip and didn't charge it once, I'd say it averaged 6 hours of use per day. I bought it speficially for this trip and was very happy with the unit, for anyone looking for a cheap but quality unit.

Errbody is so defensive of amped/energized outdoors on this site, it's almost comical! For the record, I have nothing against amped besides their false claims of having better generic MKE/Dewalt drill batteries, which it looks like they stopped selling, thus justifying my complaint.

This is the downfall of sponsorships/pro-staffers/brand ambassadors. People become too committed to one brand they can't acknowledge flaws.
Nobody here is being “defensive” with the energized outdoor brand, we are simply stating we haven’t had issues with them is all. I could care less what brand it is, the price was right and I got a good deal on it. Not saying it’s better than any other brand, just stating that for the price it was a great deal and I’ve been happy with it. If I need a new one, I would go with whoever has the best deal.

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #211 on: Sep 03, 2021, 07:33 PM »
When I buy something, I look at price, quality and customer service.  Since most stuff is made in china, quality is almost out the window these days.  Amped outdoors has a good price, but their customer service is second to none.  I know personally because I did have one battery go bad.  Buy what you like, I'm not saying what to do, but Matt at Amped is outstanding and have my business for batteries.... every time I had a question or issue, I had an answer within an hour.  That is good enough for me.
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #212 on: Sep 04, 2021, 11:43 PM »
So when is Capsule Corp gonna release their instant pop up ice shelter?  ;D  comes with ice holes all drilled for ya when deployed.
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #215 on: Sep 06, 2021, 11:37 AM »
Is the full size door new for otter this year? I still don't understand the hype about the full size door, but apparently other consumers like it.

Yes ..Cabelas has/had a version as well . Less tripping going into/out of the tent .
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #216 on: Sep 06, 2021, 11:38 AM »
Yes ..Cabelas has/had a version as well . Less tripping going into/out of the tent .

So has Eskimo. I suppose for the 60+ or <2 year olds it makes sense.
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #217 on: Sep 06, 2021, 12:38 PM »
If we could get a bookie to set the line for how many times people ice fishing in a hub trip over the bottom of the door on their way out when somebody yelled flag or fish, I bet the line would be right around 1.5 to 2 million  ;D

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #218 on: Sep 07, 2021, 07:23 AM »
If we could get a bookie to set the line for how many times people ice fishing in a hub trip over the bottom of the door on their way out when somebody yelled flag or fish, I bet the line would be right around 1.5 to 2 million  ;D

I'd take the over on that. Otter actually did a good job keeping the price point of the full door hub comparable to the regular style hub, it looks like it is only ~$40 more. My gripe with Eskimo was that they were trying to get $100 extra just for the door (comparing the 949i to the 350XD) which seems a little ridiculous for the little bit of convenience.
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #219 on: Sep 07, 2021, 10:54 AM »
I think the full size door is a great idea.  Makes it easy just to pull my stuff in, where now I have to lift my sled over to get it in, if I take my sled in at all.  And anyone can trip on the current hub, especially at night.  :)

I have the Otter Cabin and since I pull my gear the weight is not too bad.  I would like to upgrade Pro Lodge, but I think the weight starts becoming border line when pulling your own sled/shanty.  Wish they had a lighter one.

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #220 on: Sep 07, 2021, 11:09 AM »
I love the full door and if looking to upgrade its going to be a consideration...my only concern is the zipper/zipper pull getting wet/frozen in the slushy conditions .
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #221 on: Sep 07, 2021, 03:51 PM »
Full size door on the big Eskimo required extra poles. Not worth the time Imo although it did work ok without them

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #222 on: Sep 08, 2021, 07:42 AM »
A good example of how everyone values features differently!

How have they not integrated LED lights into the hub designs yet? You'd think it'd be easy enough to run some wires between the fabric and have 5 small LED lights controlled by a switch with so many people always looking for DIY ways to add lights these days.
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #224 on: Sep 09, 2021, 10:47 AM »
Boy that new flex drill looks like it was made to be an ice auger!

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #225 on: Sep 09, 2021, 10:51 AM »
Junkie4Ice- It looks like one of the big differences (besides the door)  with the 949i vs the 350xd is the fabric. The XD's show that they have the Storm Shield Fabric and the 949i is IQ. Both are insulated, but the website says Stormshield is a 3 layer fabric with an extra 80g insulation factor.

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #226 on: Sep 10, 2021, 12:07 AM »
I have the 250XD and the 949i so I have a direct comparison.  The XD shelter has the Storm Shield fabric that is actually thinner than the IQ fabric on the Fatfish hubs.  In a way, that fabric folds just a tad bit easier and just a tad bit less volume.  It also reduces heat loss and doesn't frost up in that manner like the IQ fabric does.  Without the heat weld dimple/pin holes it does make a difference when the temps really starts to drop.  Now if they would just double pane the windows, it would also help reduce heat loss.

Overall it's a bit more trickier to set up the XD shelter and it also is more challenging to do so with one person and with moderate wind. 

 
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #227 on: Sep 10, 2021, 04:00 AM »
NEW OPTION ?

https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/24-volt-brushless-mud-mixer-battery-not-included-fx6151-z



as a drywall finisher by trade i say hum. lol it sure must be powerful!  wonder if it could keep up with my ridgid and 9a batt though?  never seen one before thanks for posting.
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #228 on: Sep 10, 2021, 06:15 AM »
as a drywall finisher by trade i say hum. lol it sure must be powerful!  wonder if it could keep up with my ridgid and 9a batt though?  never seen one before thanks for posting.

Some IS members have used the Milwaukee version of the mud mixer...I couldn't locate a torque rating for either mixer.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Specialty-Tools/Mixers/2810-22
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #229 on: Sep 10, 2021, 08:02 PM »
Some IS members have used the Milwaukee version of the mud mixer...I couldn't locate a torque rating for either mixer.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Specialty-Tools/Mixers/2810-22

I use the Milwaukee Mud Mixer just for ice fishing and it has never let me down.  Drills lots of holes with no issues in any weather.  If I am going for just a little while and going to drill just a few holes I will bring a regular Milwaukee drill, but if I am going all day and drilling a bunch, the Mud Mixer is a great option.

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #230 on: Sep 13, 2021, 08:01 PM »

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #231 on: Sep 13, 2021, 09:02 PM »
Rapala dropped their new SmartHub accessories:

https://www.rapala.com/rapala/all-new-arrivals/rapala-new-arrivals/fishing-tools/

Looks like a nice line….should compete with the catch over stuff….I wish catch cover would come out with a rattle reel that lights up like the northern lights rattle reels.

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #232 on: Sep 14, 2021, 06:52 AM »
Rapala dropped their new SmartHub accessories:

https://www.rapala.com/rapala/all-new-arrivals/rapala-new-arrivals/fishing-tools/

Bummer, I was hoping those were compatible with actual hubs. Still a nice lineup!
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #233 on: Sep 14, 2021, 08:06 AM »
Bummer, I was hoping those were compatible with actual hubs. Still a nice lineup!

I was wondering my self ..why have HUB in the name ..are those holes make for screwing into the permeant ice house walls ..are the at the width of a hub shelters hub socket ? Guess you could always zip tie them.

Thorn Bros has a better pic ..the Smarthub  detaches ..I am figuring those holes on eiher side aure for screwing to the Hub .

https://www.thornebros.com/products/rapala-smart-hub-rattle-reel
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #234 on: Sep 14, 2021, 10:30 AM »
I was wondering my self ..why have HUB in the name ..are those holes make for screwing into the permeant ice house walls ..are the at the with a a hub shelters hub socket ? Guess you could always zip tie them.

Thorn Bros has a better pic ..the Smarthub  detaches ..I am figuring those holes on eiher side aure for screwing to the Hub .

https://www.thornebros.com/products/rapala-smart-hub-rattle-reel

This is out of the description, I suppose you could probably modify it somehow to fit over the hub center points.

"Mount a single SmartHub independently on a flat surface in several locations around your wheelhouse to easily move accessories where convenient."
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #235 on: Sep 14, 2021, 10:49 AM »
This is out of the description, I suppose you could probably modify it somehow to fit over the hub center points.

"Mount a single SmartHub independently on a flat surface in several locations around your wheelhouse to easily move accessories where convenient."

This was what I was thinking

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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #236 on: Sep 14, 2021, 10:53 AM »
This was what I was thinking


Wow, how have I not watched that before? I love the idea. I'll definitely be giving that a try this season!
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #237 on: Sep 16, 2021, 01:09 AM »
For those of you that want rattle reels for your hub house check out the Clam Lock Rattle Reels. Also check out the other Clam Lock hub accessories too. The rod holder link is not working right as of now but it does shoe the four different models that are offered.

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/hub-rattle-reel.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/clamlock-gear-pocket.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/clamlock-cooler-bag.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/clamlock-accessory-base-plate.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/hub-rod-holder-2-position-and-4-position.html

https://shop.clamoutdoors.com/hub-shelf.html
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #238 on: Sep 16, 2021, 07:01 AM »
Some new boots, ice suits and base layers from Norfin https://norfinusa.com/collections/clothing
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Re: NEW ICE GEAR 2021/2022
« Reply #239 on: Sep 16, 2021, 10:37 PM »
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