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Anyone care to chime in on this already abused topic lol. I’m at the crossroads of the two. I fish in a lot of water depth in that 7-8ft range where my old pro series would struggle to anchor up. I have a 18ft redfisher. I would like to know y’all opinions between the 10ft blade or the 12ft talon. Pictures would greatly be appreciated so I can see the heights. Thanks!

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based upon years of customer service, and they ability to DIY fixes 90% of the time with the tech on the phone or via email...there is no choice to me - Powerpole.

I have owned 1 six footer, and 4 8 footers, wish I had bought the 10's for MA17.

With a Talon, from what I've heard, almost anything needs to be diagnosed and repaired by a OEM representative.

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I can't speak on the depth you are looking at but one vs the other it's Powerpole...hands down.  I had one of the original 8ft Talons on my 2000v and it was very sporadic whether it wanted to work or not.  I don't know if it was a battery issue or something mechanical but it left me cussing more than once.  I have an 8 ft powerpole now and have no issues with it working and holding the boat in place. Unless they've improved the Talon, I wouldn't have another one...

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POWERPOLE   100% the best customer service of any marine product you’ll ever buy.  I’ve owned several 24 v 80 lb and now a 36 v 112 lb ... every once in a while you’ll have a glitch....call them....no questions asked except what your address is to send you a replacement part. They are in League of their own with Customer Service.

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I’d throw an anchor or find shallower fishing spots before I chose a Talon over a Power Pole. Have you ever had to have warranty work done on your MinnKota trolling motor? If not, trust me it’s quite the process, even with a good service center you’re gonna be without it for a week or two. I couldn’t imagine having to service one of the Talons, I guess you’d have to drop the boat off and hope they get to it sooner rather than later. 
 

To me the best attribute that rarely gets talked about is the simplicity of the PowerPole design, for instance I had a circuit board fail on the water, swapped it with no tools. Or you can go this direction...

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What Jason says ☝️

I run dual power poles and have run 10's and 8's. Their customer service is absolutely amazing. Literally just last week I broke a knuckle when I didn't double check both were up and jumped it up. . Way out of warranty. 200+ in parts which I tried to pay for but they shipped at no charge because (their words)  "could have been the remote." They talked me through remote reset too. Parts at my door little over 24 hours after I broke it. So many issues with my Minn Kota motors and stinky service.

You didn't mention bottom your anchoring in but our NE Florida mud is mucky and soft and I suspect thats not what the Talon was designed for. The PP works flawlessly in the muck as there is not place for it to accumulate. I went back to 8's as the 10's don't hold as well in shallow water due to their "grasshopper leg" effect when trying to anchor in say 5 feet or less. Too much felt. Hope this helps...

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If you fish a lot of mud talons are a disaster. 

Ive had every powerpole made and ran dual 12 foot and 8 foot talons for a while. Powerpole is by far simpler and more reliable. If you buy a talon get the tilt bracket so you can routinely tilt it up and lubricate the whole thing.

I went with talons because I used to travel a lot bass fishing and the extra depth was a huge advantage. Now that I don't do it that much I went with powerpoles and no way id take them off. 

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