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2016 Spring Demo Days: Another One for the Books!

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

We recently wrapped up the 2016 ACK Spring Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Demo Days and man were they one for the books! We had a record number of boats on the water as well as vendor representatives present and we hope y’all were able to take advantage of the great clinics they hosted.

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Why You Need to Catch a Screening of the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

When it comes to fishing, the majority of my personal experience is with a conventional rod, not fly fishing. However, hanging out with fly fishing aficionados like Ryan Schaper and Nate Wilson from our Austin store has certainly sparked an interest in getting more involved with the fly fishing scene.

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Meet Summit Sports

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chances are if you’ve shopped with us, you’re a fan of going on adventures outside. At ACK, we work hard to provide you with all the gear you’d need for all enjoying the outdoors and your favorite paddlesports.

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ACK Visual Diaries: Running in The Sahara Desert

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jacob, on our Customer Service team, was lucky enough to visit Morocco earlier this month. On this trip, he fell in love with the unique culture, locals’ hospitality, and delicious cuisine.

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Chacos “Challenge”: San Diego Beaches

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before I got my Chacos, I was jumping around from brand to brand of men’s sandals. Columbia’s would slip off in even the smallest of currents, Tevas were better but they didn’t fit my feet comfortably, and water shoes would get rocks and sand in them when porting my kayak.

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National Park Week Kicks Off with Free Park Admission!

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visit the National Park of your dreams for free this week! Starting tomorrow, April 16th National Park Week kicks off offering National Park visitors free admission

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ACK Visual Diaries: Kayak Fishing on the San Marcos River

| April 8, 2016 | 6 Comments

About an hour away from ACK headquarters, is the laid back college town, San Marcos, TX home of  one of our stores and the beautiful San Marcos River. A balmy 72°, this stretch of water is home to Sunfish, Large Mouth Bass, Long-Nose Gar, Small Mouth Bass, and Guadalupe Bass (Texas’ state fish!).

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Car Camping Guide for Beginners

| April 5, 2016 | 6 Comments

So, you’re still pretty new to this whole outdoorsy thing and have been fixing to give camping a try now that winter is (finally) moving on and beautiful spring days are begging you to indulge in a nature-fueled retreat – but where to begin? Enter car camping.

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5 Quick Tips When Shopping In Our Stores

| April 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Here at ACK, we want to make your shopping experience the best it can be whether it be online or in our 5 store locations. To make your trip as easy and fluid as possible, we asked our Austin Store Manager, Ryan Schaper (read more about him here), to put together a list of questions every ACK shopper should come prepared with.

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Yakety_Yak BTB Report: Tandem Island Fun Part 3

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

While cruising along about half way back, guess what I see.  I see the Marie Teresa out there trying to catch whatever it is that it’s trying to catch.

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