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Michigan Based Outdoor Retailer Expands

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Summit Sports’ Brighton, MI location announces a grand re-opening to celebrate a larger paddlesports selection through a store-within-a-store concept. Bloomfield Hills, MI (May 13, 2016) – Outdoor adventure and action gear retailers Summit Sports and Texas based Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) announce the unveiling of a new store-within-a-store concept featuring an expanded selection of kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and related accessories inside the Brighton, MI store location.

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Kayak Fishing on the San Marcos River

| May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

I’m still learning the ways of the kayak fishing game and on my most recent adventure was reminded of the importance to not make any assumptions while you’re on the water. Our Graphic Designer Drew and I had the opportunity to join Ryan Schaper and Nate Wilson from our Austin store on a trip down the San Marcos River here in Texas.

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Longer Days means Longer ACK Store Hours!

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

In celebration of longer days and warmer weather we have extended our Austin, Houston, North Houston and San Antonio store hours for your shopping convenience.  This summer, select ACK locations, will be rocking extra hours during the week to help you shop until the sun drops!

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Top 5 Outdoor Activities You Should Do This Summer

| May 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

Hooray for summer! Growing up in San Diego, CA – a top summer vacation destination shaped me to be the ultimate summer person.

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ACK Visual Diaries: KATS Classic – Lake Naconiche

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In addition to serving as the fearless leader of our Marketing team, Roland Jimenez is an amazing amateur photographer. Last Fall, while at the KATS Classic, he had the opportunity to take some epic kayak fishing shots….

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Outdoor Gear Lab’s Top 3 Soft Coolers

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

When looking for new gear, one of my favorite parts is researching reviews. Depending on how much I’m investing and how technical my needs are, this can be a very involved process.

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A First Time For Everything

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently got hired on full-time at Austin Canoe & Kayak as a graphic designer on the marketing team. Among my first few weeks, I got the opportunity to take a “Go Play Day.

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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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