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Time is running out! It’s time to join the weighted lottery for a chance to win a permit to go down the Grand Canyon on a non-commercial raft, canoe or kayak river trip.
I was recently reminded of how important it is to have the proper gear for a safe and enjoyable paddling adventure. A customer came into our San Marcos location with an amazing story of survival.
Being one of a handful of girls, in a largely male dominated company and in some ways industry, can be an interesting experience. It can feel like a “good-ole-boy” paradise at times, with all the goofing around and obsessing over the latest and greatest fishing gear to put on your kayak.
Editor’s Note: Several weeks ago, the Federation of Student Anglers (FSA), an organization that offers competitive fishing for kids and young anglers, held a fishing tournament in New Braunfels.
A few weeks ago I paddled with Doug, ACK San Marcos Store Manager, on the lower portion of the Guadalupe River here in central Texas. Despite the abnormally low water level, the amount of trash and litter that has accumulated just downstream of New Braunfels is flat out hideous.
Editor’s Note: Beginning this August, all 3 ACK stores will be hosting periodic “Ladies Night” seminars and special events.
ACK hosts a Kayak Outing for the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Convention
ACK San Marcos recently had the privilege of hosting an outing for the 2011 TAPHERD convention. TAPHERD (Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) is committed to the development of knowledge and programs that promote active, healthy lifestyles, enhance skilled and aesthetic motor performance for those employed in public or private education.
You may have been there once, that moment when you are standing in front of a display of paddles, debating between buying a lower or middle range paddle or the cool looking, super light and oh-so-pretty one on other side. You focus on standing in front of the lower end section trying to convince yourself to spend less.
This will most likely be one of my most confusing and somewhat controversial blogs yet, so please bear with me. Since we’re getting closer to the summer season, the question about the legality of river access here in Texas (and other states for that matter) has become a hot topic in our store.
Lately I’ve been on a binge of purchasing products THAT ACTUALLY WORK! For years, especially in this economy, I spent my money on bargain products only to discover that these products either didn’t work well or simply didn’t last.