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10 Of Your Biggest Paddling Accomplishments from 2013

10 Of Your Biggest Paddling Accomplishments from 2013

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

With 2013 behind us, many paddlers are looking back at their paddling accomplishments from 2013 and feeling good about what they were able to do with their kayak, canoe or paddleboard. I wanted to get a sense for exactly what people had accomplished over the past year so I started asking around. Here were the […]

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3 Videos With a Unique Spin on Winter Paddling

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winter Paddling Looks a Little Like This… Winter paddling has different meanings to different people. For some, it means layering up with different apparel options for cold weather paddling and continuing on with their kayaking as usual. For others, it means putting the ‘yak into hibernation for a period of kayak storage. For a few […]

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Getting Started Snowshoeing

Getting Started Snowshoeing

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the snow starts to fall and the water turns solid, what’s a paddler to do? Strap on a pair of snowshoes and take a hike! Snowshoeing is a fun wintertime activity that can be either exhilarating or relaxing (and sometimes both), depending on how you approach it and definitely worth giving a try! Why […]

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FeelFree Lure Comes to ACK in Jan. 2014!

FeelFree Lure Comes to ACK in Jan. 2014!

| January 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

We got our first look at the new Feelfree Lure last weekend when it arrived at our booth for the Houston Boat Show and we can’t be more excited to finally get these in stock! We expect to have them later this month. For those that haven’t heard, the new Lure is Feelfree’s latest kayak […]

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5 Most Common Paddling Goals for 2014

5 Most Common Paddling Goals for 2014

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a new year comes new adventure and paddlers everywhere are looking ahead to what they want 2014 to hold for them and their kayak, canoe or paddle board. I decided to find out what types of paddling goals were being set by asking our ACK social pages. Here were the 5 most common paddling […]

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5 Tailgating Essentials

5 Tailgating Essentials

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

No matter what team you root for, one thing every football fan can agree on is tailgating. Filling up the parking lot outside the stadium with good food, drinks and close friends to celebrate a mutual obsession for your favorite team has become a pregame ritual that is just as much a part of football Sundays […]

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A Look Back at 2013

A Look Back at 2013

| January 2, 2014 | 4 Comments

Wow, it’s hard to believe that 2013 is already over! It was a big year for us at ACK, thanks to all the support from readers and customers like you. As we get geared up and excited for another great year, I thought I would take this opportunity to look back at all the things […]

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Austin Canoe and Kayak Raises $2,250 For Local Outdoor Organizations Through Kayak Fishing, Looks To 2014

Austin Canoe and Kayak Raises $2,250 For Local Outdoor Organizations Through Kayak Fishing, Looks To 2014

| December 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Austin, Texas – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC made donations totaling $2,250 to the Kids Outdoor Zone and Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center using money raised by their Kayak Angler Tournament Series (KATS) in 2013. In addition, a total of 24 fishing rods were donated to Brown Santa […]

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You Might Be A Kayaker If…

You Might Be A Kayaker If…

| December 27, 2013 | 17 Comments

So how do you know when you’re officially a kayaker? Here’s a few ways you can tell: You Might Be a Kayaker If… You can’t drive by a body of water without looking for a put-in. You can identify make and model of a car topped kayak from a quarter mile away. You divide your […]

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2014 ACK Winter Boat Show Season

2014 ACK Winter Boat Show Season

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The holidays are over, but the fun is just beginning. That’s right, it’s nearly time for the 2014 Winter Boat Shows! Each year we join these Houston, Austin and San Antonio based events with our huge assortment of kayaks. For the most part the shows revolve around powerboats but we at ACK have taken it […]

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