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A Unique Paddling Location

A Unique Paddling Location

| July 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, while out riding on my bike, I noticed several kids gathered around the edge of the local bayou. At first I thought they were just fishing but as I got closer I noticed that they were actually launching a canoe into the water! This took me off guard quite a bit […]

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Thule Regional Dealer Conference Dual Report

Thule Regional Dealer Conference Dual Report

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chris: I got to attend the Thule Regional Conference in Houston recently and it was very informative. The majority of the information and knowledge was geared towards dealers servicing customers better but I also took away some interesting tidbits of information. Did you know that Thule has a 5-day shake test on products? They take a new product […]

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Paddles and Paddling Seminar Recap

Paddles and Paddling Seminar Recap

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kristian Kolflat, Assistant Austin Store Manager, and Andrew Moczygemba, Store Manager in the Houston Store, report on the recent Paddles and Paddling guest seminar. Danny Mongno of Werner paddles visited our Houston and Austin stores last week and shared his 22 years of paddling expertise in a special seminar titled “Paddles and Paddling”.  He discussed paddling […]

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Jerron ACK’s Very Own “BTB” Expert Goes Big Time!

Jerron ACK’s Very Own “BTB” Expert Goes Big Time!

| March 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Houston Store Manager, Jerron, conducted his first big time seminar at the Houston Fishing Show this past weekend. He spent an hour discussing the basics of offshore Kayak (“BTB”) fishing. Jerron covered safety equipment, websites and other resources to find the most accurate weather info, tips on rigging a kayak for BTB fishing, what type […]

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Paddling Expert Danny Mongno to Visit Austin and Houston Stores

Paddling Expert Danny Mongno to Visit Austin and Houston Stores

| March 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Every once in a while our stores are visited by expert guests who come to share their knowledge with our customers and staff. This time, we have experienced paddler and Werner Paddles Regional Sales Manager/Field Marketing Coordinator Danny Mongno coming to both our Austin and Houston locations to present his in-store Paddles and Paddling seminar. […]

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ACK’s In-Store Seminar Series Nearing End of 1st Year!

ACK’s In-Store Seminar Series Nearing End of 1st Year!

| March 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

It’s coming close to a year now since ACK launched its in-store seminar series. For those that live near one of our stores, hopefully you’ve had a chance to attend one by now. For those of you who are not familiar with our in-store seminars, ACK’s expert store staff has been putting on local, educational […]

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Can’t Wait for My Fried Alligator on a Stick!

Can’t Wait for My Fried Alligator on a Stick!

| March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Each year we participate in the Houston Fishing Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This event, although small in the grand scheme of shows, is an overall cool event put on in the Houston area. There is a large diversity of booths (including ACK) available for the public to go visit and almost […]

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Drive By Paddler

Drive By Paddler

| February 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’ve been making the drive to Houston to visit our store for so long now that I’ve begun to develop stories and relationships with the towns and sites I see. It’s funny the things I notice and don’t notice while I drive. I get to cross the Brazos river when I take the 290 route. […]

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2011 Fall Kayak Demo Day Recap

2011 Fall Kayak Demo Day Recap

| October 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ahh, demo days, a paddler’s dream come true. It’s not often one gets the opportunity to demo over 75 kayaks and attend a variety of outdoor educational clinics in one day and in one place. It’s no wonder we get huge crowds of eager paddlers, curious bystanders and general outdoor enthusiasts year after year. This […]

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Reside in Houston and Enjoy Adventure Racing?

Reside in Houston and Enjoy Adventure Racing?

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Join us this evening in welcoming Houston Fit Adventure Racing to the ACK Houston store. Houston Fit Adventure Racing is conducting a free  summer season informational session to help you learn more about training programs that will prepare you for adventure racing. Houston Fit Adventure Racing offers specialized training for aspiring and experienced adventure racers […]

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