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I recently got hired on full-time at Austin Canoe & Kayak as a graphic designer on the marketing team. Among my first few weeks, I got the opportunity to take a “Go Play Day.
Before I got my Chacos, I was jumping around from brand to brand of men’s sandals. Columbia’s would slip off in even the smallest of currents, Tevas were better but they didn’t fit my feet comfortably, and water shoes would get rocks and sand in them when porting my kayak.
Whenever I hit the water the primary objective is always to have a safe, fun experience doing something that I enjoy. However, if I am paddling a boat for the first time or using new equipment, it is my responsibility as a kayak salesman to test our products for performance and usability and share my findings with our customers.
It is always good to go home. My home happens to be in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Boondoggle (noun): work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.
Jacob’s Well was one of many on my never-ending list of natural wonders to visit. But somehow, in my 25 years of life so far, I hadn’t been out to Wimberly to see it with my own eyes.
Chupacabra Field Test I want to offer our customers a quick review of an outstanding kayak that I paddled this year. The Chupacabra, or “Chupa” as it is commonly referred to, is a kayak I had paddled previously at our 2014 Demo Days but the true test came in early June of this year when my father and I paddled a nine mile stretch of the Medina River.