Over 20 years ago, Hobie revolutionised kayak fishing with the introduction of the MirageDrive Pedal System. Through constant innovation the MirageDrive has evolved over the years continuing Hobie's dominance in the pedal kayak market. Announcing the new MirageDrive 360 with Kick-up Fins that is taking the future of kayaking in a new direction - forward, backward, sideways and every degree in between.
The 2020 Pro Angler 360 series is rugged and responsive, offering 4-Wheel Drive durability, precise control and the ability to turn on a dime. Anglers will love the feeling of pedalling over any obstacles with confidence and manoeuvring through narrow water with pinpoint accuracy. The 360 Drive is as nimble as it is powerful, making it exciting to weave through obstacles and easy to stay on top of fish.
- Dual Rudder Steering: Rudder control handles are located on both sides of the boat, for dual steering capability.
- The 360 Drive: A handle located above the left-side rudder control handle allows you to change the direction of your MirageDrive and fine tune your course to literally any degree of the compass, instantly. An arrow indicator on the Drive shows you which way the Drive is pointed. Ultimate boat control!
- Manoeuvrability: The fully rotational drive retains 360-degree manoeuvrability while in shallows even when the fins are completely up against the hull.
- MirageDrive 360 Weight: 9.5 pounds of pure performance and versatility!
- Fin Kick-up: The 360 Drive mast link system causes the turbo fins to kick-up on impact with underwater obstacles such as rocks, logs, kelp, etc., and they automatically redeploy when the obstacle has been cleared and pedalling has resumed. This feature will significantly reduce the chances of damage to the drive, such as bent masts.
- Rudder and Skeg: The Rudder and Skeg are designed to kick-up and also automatically redeploy. Injection-Molded Drive Well is specially designed to house the 360 steering mechanism. Because of the necessary well modification, the 360 drive is not retrofittable to the original Pro Anglers, or any other Mirage-driven product.
- Ergonomic Carrying Handle: Built into the 360 Drive makes it comfortable and easy to handle.
- 360 Drive Insertion/Removal: The steering system effortlessly engages with the Drive in the well upon insertion. The Click and Go is positioned at the rear of the well for easy removal of the Drive from the well.
- Pedal Crank Length Adjustment: Featuring eight adjustment points to allow even more fine-tuning for those in-between leg lengths.
- Exclusive Color: The 2020 Color Option is Arctic Blue Camo, a striking look that will have a strong appeal to outdoor sport enthusiasts no matter their chosen activity.
- Standard Equipment: All of the great features found on the MD 180 versions of the PA 12s and 14s, including the Guardian transducer mounting system, are standard on the PA 360 Series. Safety Flag Kit is included as standard equipment on the PA 360 Series.