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The Rise of Demo Days

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) Demo Days are ACK’s pride and joy. Since 2005, the Demo Days have been a favorite bi-annual tradition where vendors, customers and employees alike get together and get on the water.

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From One to Five: The Story of the ACK Stores

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

What do you see when you find a small, locally owned kayak shop in Austin, Texas?  Steve and Peter Messana, owners of Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), saw potential.

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The Birth of ACK – An Interview with Steve Messana

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently sat down with ACK President & Co-Owner Steve Messanna to talk about the development of Austin Canoe and Kayak, his passion for the outdoors, and the path less traveled that brought him to collaborating with his brother on their biggest project yet as they prepare to celebrate ten years at ACK. How did you and Peter decide to purchase ACK?

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ACK’s Ten Year Anniversary Sign Up!

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here at ACK we are getting ready to mark our 10th anniversary and we figured – why not extend the celebration to our biggest fans and supporters?! So, starting this Thursday, after signing up to be a part of our Ten Year Anniversary, we will be sending out one email a day containing ACK fun facts, staff videos, interviews, and best of all a hand selected discounted item of the day!

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Victorious Trail Running with Anthony Jacobs

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

While Austin Kayak is known for our canoe and kayak offerings, we also carry gear for a variety of activities, including trail running. I decided to put a few of our running products to the test on my most recent trail race.

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Let Our 3 Day Thule Promotion Get Your Car Racked Up for Summer!

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Starting this Friday, March 27 up until Monday, March 30th get discounts

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Buffalo Bayou Regatta

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past Saturday was the 43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta. It was a cool and cloudy day in Houston on the Buffalo Bayou at the San Felipe Launch.

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2015 Spring Demo Days: What’s New?!

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

New boats that will definitely be there: Lure 13.

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Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) Announces 10th Annual Spring Demo Days

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (March 10, 2015) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, announces its 10th Annual Spring Demo Days & Outdoor Exposition. A total of four events will be held in locations based around ACK’s physical store locations with Houston and San Marcos/San Antonio on April 11th and 12th and Austin and North Houston (Spring) on the 18th and 19th.

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Buffalo Bayou Regatta 2015

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen of all ages and walks of life; we encourage you to come out for the 43d annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta! The 15 mile ACA sanctioned race along the beautiful Buffalo Bayou is Texas’ largest canoe and Kayak race.

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