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Two New Videos with Blake from Wilderness Systems!

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Not only is the Kayak Angler Tournament Series (KATS) a great place to kick back and enjoy the outdoors, fishing and camaraderie but it’s also a great place to learn from the experts in their field. Wilderness Systems representative Blake Bartlett took some time off from promoting his products at the Lake Bastrop event last weekend […]

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Outsider Perspective : KATS Fishing Tournament

Outsider Perspective : KATS Fishing Tournament

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of talk around the ACK offices and our stores about the Kayak Anglers Tournament Series (KATS) and if you aren’t an angler, that can leave you feeling a little left out at times. Case in point: Myself. While I do enjoy fishing for its relaxing, meditative and buddy-bonding aspects, I probably haven’t […]

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Pigs in a Tent…Well Almost

Pigs in a Tent…Well Almost

| March 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Back in January, I wrote a short article ranting about partaking in new adventure this year. Shame on me, two full months later and I had yet to do any of it, that is until just recently. I agreed to join a friend of mine on a 36 mile kayak camping trip on a stretch […]

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Update: ACKTVnetwork YouTube Channel

Update: ACKTVnetwork YouTube Channel

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Howdy! We’ll be shooting and releasing some awesome videos over the next couple of weeks and if you haven’t noticed, ACK recently moved to a new YouTube channel, ACKTVnetwork! While we’ve moved all of our old videos over to the new channel for your viewing pleasure, we’re also continuously updating the channel with new content […]

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New Video: How To Properly Secure a Kayak to a Roof Rack

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Transporting a kayak can be a little tricky. Trust us. We’ve seen or heard of improperly secured kayaks and canoes tumble to the road from a speeding car more times than we’d like to recount and it breaks our heart every single time. With that in mind, we went ahead and made a new video […]

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New Video: Kayaks 101 – Differences Between Kayak Designs

| February 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Are you looking for a kayak but overwhelmed by all the different choices? Well you’ve come to the right place! In our continuing “101″ video series, ACK’s Roland Jimenez walks you through the basics of choosing the right kayak by identifying the differences between sit-inside, sit-on-top, whitewater, touring and the canoe/kayak hybrid design types. Still […]

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KATS Report: Decker Lake Deals a Winter Hand

KATS Report: Decker Lake Deals a Winter Hand

| February 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

On January 23rd at 7:15am, 62 kayaks competing in KATS parted the morning mist, all with an angle to hook a Big Bass. All morning the boat dock at Decker Lake rumored the sun would warm up the cold conditions, and alas it did…at 2:30pm when the fishing had just about ended. Competitors arrived back on shore […]

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In Focus: the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK’s Steve Messana has taken quite a… shine… to the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp and wanted to show its unique features off in a new “In Focus:” video. This headlamp is pretty nifty with its different beams for different situations, its versatility and the convenient lock-out feature but the video is definitely the best way […]

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Press Release: Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) Surpasses Major Milestones in 2012

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (February 12, 2013) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, surpassed several milestones in 2012 with the expansion of staffing, business facilities, an additional storefront, as well as an increased online presence. ACK has experienced significant growth since brothers Steve and Peter Messana, along with friend […]

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Video Series: Rod Holders 101

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

We know one of our biggest requests for video topics has to do with kayak fishing and we are here to please! We filmed a new video series on Rod Holders and it covers the differences between styles of rod holders, the different types of mounts and the different methods for mounting the rod holder […]

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