What’s it like to Pedal a Hobie Eclipse?

So, if you’re on top of your SUP news or follow us on our Facebook page you saw the big announcement Hobie made last month with the launch of the Eclipse – the stand up paddleboard (SUP) equipped with their mirage drive technology. This is the first pedal powered SUP on the market and the paddlesports community exploded with curiosity and eagerness to give it a spin.
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Gear for All! 5 Holiday Gift Ideas from ACK’s King of Christmas

Hands down, the Holidays are my favorite time of year.  While it’s a little tougher getting in the spirit in Texas without the white Christmases that my homeland of Vermont afforded me, once our Spotify playlist (link to your spotify blog here) starts blaring “All I Want For Christmas is You”, a huge Grinch-esque smile spreads across my face.
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It’s Here! YakAttack Track Mount Paddle Holder

Before our Austin store manager could even stock the YakAttack Track Mount Paddle Holders on our shelves, kayak anglers who had seen them on our website  were calling him up to see if they were available in the store too! These paddle holders are a game changer because you can easily place or retrieve your paddle in one motion single-handed – the wheels allow your paddle to slip right in place.
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A Field Test with the Diablo Chupacabra

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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