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Kayak Skid Plates Explained

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s true that kayaks are pretty tough pieces of gear. Rotomolded polyethylene plastic kayaks are sometimes even referred to as indestructible but this is not quite the case.

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Life Jacket Facts From The Safe Boating Campaign

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keep these Life Jacket Facts in Mind Whatever kind of paddling you like to do, it’s important to always wear your life jacket (or PFD) while you’re out on the water. Think of it like wearing a seat belt in your car – you probably won’t find yourself in a situation where you need it, but it’s a precaution that can be live saving should the worst happen.

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CamelBak Paddle Collection Updated for 2014

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stay Hydrated on the Water with the CamelBak Paddle Collection It’s important to bring water with you on any outdoor adventure and paddling is no exception. That’s why we were thrilled when the Camelbak Paddle Collection was released in 2013 with an assortment of hydration packs designed specifically for paddlers.

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10 Of Your Biggest Paddling Accomplishments from 2013

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

With 2013 behind us, many paddlers are looking back at their paddling accomplishments from 2013 and feeling good about what they were able to do with their kayak, canoe or paddleboard. I wanted to get a sense for exactly what people had accomplished over the past year so I started asking around.

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3 Videos With a Unique Spin on Winter Paddling

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winter Paddling Looks a Little Like This… Winter paddling has different meanings to different people.

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Getting Started Snowshoeing

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the snow starts to fall and the water turns solid, what’s a paddler to do? Strap on a pair of snowshoes and take a hike!

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FeelFree Lure Comes to ACK in Jan. 2014!

| January 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

We got our first look at the new Feelfree Lure last weekend when it arrived at our booth for the Houston Boat Show and we can’t be more excited to finally get these in stock! We expect to have them later this month.

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5 Most Common Paddling Goals for 2014

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a new year comes new adventure and paddlers everywhere are looking ahead to what they want 2014 to hold for them and their kayak, canoe or paddle board. I decided to find out what types of paddling goals were being set by asking our ACK social pages.

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5 Tailgating Essentials

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

No matter what team you root for, one thing every football fan can agree on is tailgating. Filling up the parking lot outside the stadium with good food, drinks and close friends to celebrate a mutual obsession for your favorite team has become a pregame ritual that is just as much a part of football Sundays as the games themselves.

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A Look Back at 2013

| January 2, 2014 | 4 Comments

Wow, it’s hard to believe that 2013 is already over! It was a big year for us at ACK, thanks to all the support from readers and customers like you.

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