Tag: Go Play

Go Play Watch DOGS!

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

At ACK we have what we call “Go Play” days, which are days where employees can take a paid day off to go and play. There is also something in there for non-paddlers that I actually did for my Go Play day, not because I didn’t want to go paddling but rather because it was […]

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Sailing with the Hobie Adventure Island

Sailing with the Hobie Adventure Island

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

I had never sailed anything yet but it has been something I have yearned to do. So, for my birthday I decided to take out the Hobie Adventure Island and fulfill this lifelong goal. After only have been shown once how to rig the kayak up with the sail, akas and amas, I set out […]

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Raccoon the Biggest Pitfall of Winter Camping in Texas

Raccoon the Biggest Pitfall of Winter Camping in Texas

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The other day I took an opportunity to “go play” at Huntsville State Park with a couple of my good friends. The weather was typical of a winter day in east Texas, a bit cool with some precipitation. However, I wasn’t going to let some weather stop me from going camping! I find that winter camping can […]

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Sharing The River Life w/ Family

Sharing The River Life w/ Family

| January 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most fulfilling things about a life spent on the water is introducing family and friends to the joys of watersports. For my recent ACK employee perk of “Go Play For A Day,” I took my 13 year old niece on a kayak trip on the San Marcos River. My niece has a […]

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Paddling the Ride 115 with Some New Toys

Paddling the Ride 115 with Some New Toys

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

I recently had the chance to take out my Ride 115 on the Colorado River (Little Webberville, Texas). It’s always a pleasure to take this kayak out, I truly love it. First off, at only 11.5’, it doesn’t stick out the back of my truck far enough to need a bed extender, which makes it […]

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Go Play Day with the Remix and Commander

Go Play Day with the Remix and Commander

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Working at an outdoor gear company does mean that I spend a lot of my time outdoors and being active. However, some days, us outdoorsy folks do enjoy a day inside and reaping the benefits of the city life. For my latest Go Play Day (a quarterly perk of working at ACK) I decided to […]

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SUPs, Always a Hit

SUPs, Always a Hit

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently a few friends and I rented a house in Gun Barrel, Texas on Cedar Creek Lake. I decided to bring along a few kayaks as well as a couple stand up paddleboard’s (SUP’s) and needless to say, they were hit throughout the weekend. For many of my friends, it was their first time on […]

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Mud and Mosquitos

Mud and Mosquitos

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a kayaker, I am fortunate when I see new water but it never seems to come often enough. When you do find yourself somewhere new, it forces, and teaches, you to focus on finding a new technique or a different rhythm to the way you kayak or more importantly the way you fish. This is […]

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Quest for a Kayak Ends at Tarpon 120

Quest for a Kayak Ends at Tarpon 120

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been on a quest the past few months. No, not for hunting dragons, but for a kayak. I have tried out tons of different models from sit insides to sit on tops and have even had a chance in the Hobie Adventure Island. I was being somewhat picky on the model of kayak […]

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