Why Kayak Polo is like Narnia – ACK Profiles: Austin Aquabats

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

In The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Lucy discovers the magical world of Narnia when she’s poking around in a wardrobe. After chancing upon this unknown Narnia she becomes obsessed, there is a similar mindset when it comes to kayak polo .

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Why I Woke Up Early on a Saturday to Hang Out With a Group of Strangers

| October 8, 2015 | 4 Comments

Last weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer with Explore Austin. As I rolled into the parking lot of Kipp Austin Collegiate, the mood was a lot sleepier than I was expecting.

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Thank You For Another Awesome Demo Days!

| October 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

This past Fall Demo Days had to be one of my favorite Demos to date. As ACK’s Marketing Event Manager, the four Demo Days in Austin, San Marcos, Mississippi City and Conroe, Texas are some of the largest events of my year.

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Resolve to Get Outside and Play in 2015

| January 2, 2015 | 7 Comments

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more. – Lord Byron The beginning of a new year brings about new ideas, promises, and resolutions for everyone.

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Gear Up for Cold Weather Paddling

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because winter is approaching does not mean you have to hang up your yak and paddle until spring. Of course it’s your choice if you want to hunker down this winter with a cup of hot chocolate and a Charles Dickens classic because, (and if that is your decision then might I suggest our recent post on storing your kayak?

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Winter is Coming: Kayak Storage Solutions

| October 29, 2014 | 11 Comments

With winter on its way it is time to think about storage solutions to keep your outdoor gear warm and cozy during its cold weather hibernation.

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Save the Date- Fall ACK Demo Days is in Two Months!

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

ACK Demo Days – Fall 2014 Save the date- The ACK Fall 2014 Demo Days are only two months out! As always  this FREE event will feature a gigantic selection of paddlecraft for you to check out as well as paddling & outdoor clinics from our vendors and other experts.

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Wanderlust: Takachiho Gorge

| June 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

As the second installment in our Wanderlust series,we thought it would be fitting to write a post on one of our most popular Facebook destinations, Takachiho Gorge. The photo of paddlers beneath the canopy of foliage amongst a waterfall has garnered quite a bit of attention so without further ado we would like to take you on a trip to Takachiho Gorge.

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How to Choose a Paddle That’s Right For You

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blade shape and paddling style – From a Fisherman’s perspective Simply put, if you focus on a paddle that fits you it will means less fatigue, more time on the water and more fish in your boat.  A lot goes into a great paddling paddle and each manufacture will happily tell their story, so do your research, try stuff out and make an informed decision.

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10 Reasons To Go Paddling

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

At ACK we love paddling for a number of reasons- but we don’t want to focus on why we are obsessed! We took to our Facebook page and asked all of our customers what makes them want  to go out paddling and got some great answers.

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