Archive for May, 2012

We SUP…do you SUP?

| May 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

They took the nation by storm and they’re here to stay. I realize that most of our readers are paddlers of the kayak kind, but before you skim this over and move on to the next article, take a moment to consider trying a stand up paddleboard — if even just to break your curiosity. […]

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Outdoor Summer Fun, Fun, Fun!

| May 31, 2012 | 3 Comments

School’s out, summer is here, let’s all get out and play. Whether you’ve got kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews…or not, you can’t deny that summer is a season of fun in the sun and if you don’t already have plans, why don’t ya just get up and go — outside that is! As a reader […]

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Camp Moken

| May 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’ve always wanted to camp out of our kayaks and promised ourselves that this year we would finally do it. Back in April, my good friend Jason and I set off down the Tennessee River Blueway for an overnight trip out of our kayaks. We had researched on the Internet and based on previous attempts […]

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Press Release: Outdoor Retailer ACK, Launches iPad® Optimized Online Store –

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (May, 29 2012) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC today announced the launch of an Apple® iPad® optimized version of their online store at enabling customers to quickly and easily purchase outdoor gear anytime and anywhere. Users who access the website via an iPad […]

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ACK Featured Brand: Feel Free

| May 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Feel Free is all about delivering boats to the customer that provide “the best feeling on water”. Their unique boats feature specific designs for specific paddlers. Their Moken 10 Angler kayak, for example, is made for the paddling angler. It includes features like a center mounting block, a wheel in the keel, rod holders already built in, and even a […]

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Inks Lake Trip Report – Texas

| May 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

About 2 months ago one of my closest friends, Ben, and I decided to encourage each other to lose weight and get in shape. Ben had already been at it for 4 or 5 months and I was just starting. A few weeks later we decided to sit down weekly to discuss our experiences and […]

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ACK Featured Brand: Danuu

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Danuu manufactures watersport accessories for kayaks, canoes and even SUPs! Their claim to fame are their boat covers which are a great way to protect your craft from the elements and extend their lives. They’ve got a cover that lets anglers avoid the hassle of breakdown, one with a open hull design for sea kayakers so […]

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Celebrate Outside this Memorial Day

| May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

We’ve put together a Memorial Day gear guide that we hope helps bring fun for the whole family, see it here. Memorial Day is only a few days away and its a great opportunity to honor and celebrate with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors. Not only is it a three day weekend but […]

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ACK Featured in SNEWS Magazine

| May 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

This article was originally published in SNEWS Magazine (online) back in March offering some insight into ACK’s commitment to customer service. Building trust is the key ingredient for online success at Austin Canoe and Kayak It was probably one of the biggest upsets in Retailer of the Year history. Picture it: The Red Door. Salt […]

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2012 Kayak Angler Tournament Series – Wildcard “Decker” Report

| May 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

The KATS Wildcard event was a battleground event as competitors took a chance at securing one of five spots for the 2012 Classic Championship. Thirty-two competitors lined the shores of Walter E. Long Lake also known as Decker Lake in Austin, Texas. Although the competition was tough and focused, when asked what about KATS keeps […]

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