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Meet the Team: Ryan Schaper, Austin Store Manager

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

For our first installment in the brand new “Meet the Team” series we’d like to introduce Ryan Schaper, Austin Store Manager and KATS Tournament Director! He’s our resident kayak fly fishing junky and lover of all Texas rivers.

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Iggy Takes on Santa’s River Race

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 was the inaugural Santa’s River Race on the San Marcos River. Sights and Sounds of Christmas hosted it and proceeds went to the 2015 Blanco/San Marcos River flood victims.

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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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The San Gabriel River: Texas’ Last Untouched Hill Country Gem

| September 24, 2015 | 7 Comments

Last week our regional manager was able to fill in for me for a half day and three of my guys from the shop were already planning on kayak fishing the San Gabriel River. I had never had the opportunity to fish it and being manager I never get a chance to fish with my guys so I seized the opportunity(especially since my Diablo and gear were already loaded in the truck!

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A Field Test with the Diablo Chupacabra

| September 23, 2015 | 8 Comments

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.

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Foul Weather Fan

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

We were grateful for the rain. It has been very dry since Christmas. Raindrops bounced off the windshield in big thuds before the wipers could push them away. We were driving down a winding road to the lake after leaving the highway.

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The Kayak Adventure You’ve Been Missing Out On

| March 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

Full Moon paddle sessions are lesser known excursions for those interested in taking their kayak experience to the next level. Historically, doing much of anything under the glow of a full moon has had mystic connotations associated to it.

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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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Boondoggle 2014

| October 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boondoggle… What is it?

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