Archive for 2012

In Focus: SUP Suction

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have come to the realization there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to rigging and accessorizing your stand-up paddleboard (SUP). The main thing people will notice with almost any traditional SUP is the lack of cargo space. The good news, is that we offer several  options to fit this […]

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Kayak Crabbing in California

| December 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The sport of kayak fishing is growing so much that off-shoots like kayak crabbing are starting to gain a foot hold as well. We came across a news article spotlighting a California kayak club called the Lost Coast Kayak Anglers who had put on an all-out kayak crabbing tournament. The tournament, called Crabbing for a Cause, sounds […]

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The Gift of Cast Iron

| December 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

When it comes to gift-giving, I tend to error on the side of practicality. I don’t want to give you another piece of junk to clutter up your precious, limited space so I try to get something that will see a lot of use and hopefully become something worth treasuring. With that in mind, I got […]

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Set Sail for the 2013 Winter Boat Shows

| December 28, 2012 | 4 Comments

The holidays are over, but for many that means it’s soon to be the best time of the year. That’s right, it’s nearly time for the 2013 Winter Boat Shows! Each year several Texas cities host these events and display the widest variety of boats on the market. For the most part the shows revolve […]

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Blog Spotlight: TrailCooking.com

| December 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Part of the camping experience is the food you eat while you’re in the outdoors. Maybe you’re a minimalist and only interested in bringing a few meal bars, or maybe you bring your Lodge Logic Dutch Ovens and cook a hearty meal around the fire. Whatever the case, we wanted to share a very in […]

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Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas!

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

ACK wishes everyone a happy holiday season and a very Merry Christmas. We hope you are amongst loved ones and for those that prefer to not be with loved ones, that you are at least one with nature. Sure, Thanksgiving is about being thankful but we can’t help but feel thankful today as well for […]

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Comparing Hobie’s Tandem and Adventure Islands by Daniel Pham

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of testing out the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island (TI) during the ACK demo days back in September. While I was testing the TI out on the lake, I could not help but compare it to the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island (AI) which I had paddled/sailed before. I have to say that operating the TI […]

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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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Moken 12.5 Review from Feel Free Pro Staffer Tony Hart

| December 22, 2012 | 7 Comments

Anglers everywhere are getting excited about the new Moken 12.5 from Feel Free and Pro Staffer Tony Hart had a first crack at it. Here’s what he had to say… The Moken 12.5 kayak is a perfect vessel for fishing. At first glance, you’ll notice that it’s a very well thought out design and the features […]

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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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