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Automatic for the People with Native Watercraft

Automatic for the People with Native Watercraft

| December 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Native Watercraft is a favorite brand in the kayaking industry. They constantly strive to create innovative designs that have resulted in things like their foot powered Propel Drive, easy to use Groove track system for accessory mounting and even the unique stand up paddleboard/kayak hybrid Versa Board Angler. So how do they keep the creative juices […]

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Top 10 Kayaks For Cold Weather Paddling

Top 10 Kayaks For Cold Weather Paddling

| December 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

A few months back, I wrote a short piece that caused a bit of a stir. Apparently “storing your kayak for the winter” didn’t resound well with many, especially those residing in more temperate regions (tongue in cheek of course). But the reality for many is that the idea of putting a kayak out of […]

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Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 2 of 5

Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 2 of 5

| October 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chris Hackerd, VP of Store Operations and one of three ACK co-owners, is an avid mountain biker, birder, ‘yak angler and all around outdoors-man. Recently, Chris traveled east to North Carolina to celebrate his grand mother’s 80th birthday and took the opportunity to visit many of the manufacturers based out of the area including Confluence, Legacy, Werner, Eno, Astral & Feel Free/Pyrahna. […]

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New for 2013 in Kayak Models and Features

New for 2013 in Kayak Models and Features

| October 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Even though 2013 isn’t quite here yet, many of our kayak vendors have already started delivering new kayaks, some never before seen models and others with updated features. Some of the most notable launches are the new Native Watercraft Slayer, Feel Free Moken 12.5 & 14 and the sharp looking Wave Sport Ethos Ten. Also, […]

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Drag Your Yak…on a Wheel

Drag Your Yak…on a Wheel

| August 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

Over the last several years, we’ve begun to see a new revolution in kayak design focused on customer convenience specifically the integration of a kayak wheel. At first I was skeptical but through multiple uses I have personally grown to appreciate their usefulness. I think this is a good step in the right direction for […]

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SUP + Kayak = SUPYak?

SUP + Kayak = SUPYak?

| June 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

There is no doubt that Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) are the latest craze in the paddling world but it’s easy to see why — the boards look slick, are easy to lug around and offer both a unique workout and a new perspective on paddling. In fact, SUPs have gained so much popularity over the […]

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Native Watercraft’s More Fish than a Motorboat

| February 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Native Watercraft featured this short video of Steve Gibson (of Florida’s South Drawl Kayak Fishing) explaining why he prefers fishing in kayaks to fishing in motor boats.  We liked what he said and wanted to know your reasons too! Add a comment to tell us why you like fishing in a kayak versus in a […]

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Press Release: Austin Canoe and Kayak Announces Video Contest Winner

Press Release: Austin Canoe and Kayak Announces Video Contest Winner

| January 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Austin, Texas (January 19th, 2012) – Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), today announced the official winner of the “Why I Deserve to Win a Kayak” video contest. The contest was designed to engage participants in convincing the viewing audience, by means of a short 3-minute video, why they deserve to win a kayak by Native […]

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A Good Day for a Good Cause

A Good Day for a Good Cause

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was a pleasure meeting up with TJ Greaney, Founder of the Kids Outdoor Zone, a youth ministry that provides mentorship and loving care to children through a variety of outdoor activities, to hand over a donation of just over a $1,000. We collected a portion of the proceeds through entry fees from the  2011 […]

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They Came, They Fished and They Conquered…

They Came, They Fished and They Conquered…

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Announcing the 2011 ACK Kayak Fishing Challenge Winners! Typically, when my alarm goes off anytime before 6am my hand always makes it’s way to the snooze button, on target and with no effort whatsoever. However this wasn’t the case on October 16th, 2011. It was 4:45am and I was out the door in less than […]

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