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It’s Here! Why I Love Live Watersports’ L2Fish Fishing SUP

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Confession: My first time on a SUP was a bit of a disaster – I was on the ocean, got knocked off by a wave and lost my paddle.

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Top 5 Things You Need to Survive ACL This Weekend

| October 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

omg you guys, in case you live under rock and didn’t know, ACL kicks off today! This is one of the biggest music festivals in Austin with approximately 75,000 people heading to Zilker each day to soak up the sun and rock out to their favorite musicians.

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From Trailer Parks to ACK Glam

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of my earliest memories is waking up in a tent and discovering the freshly fallen snow on the ground. Since I grew up in San Diego this experience was such a shock—I don’t think I even really knew snow was a real thing at that point.

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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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ACK Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Month “Pink” Campaign

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Austin, Texas (October 1st, 2015) – Paddlesports and outdoor gear retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, announced the launch of its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month “Pink” campaign supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in an effort to aid in the fight against breast cancer. For the second year in a row, ACK is pledging to donate 5% of all sales from select outdoor adventure gear both online at ACK.

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ACK to Open Physical Store on Mars

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (October 1, 2015) – Paddlesports and outdoor gear retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC is thrilled to announce the opening of another physical retail location on Mars. In light of NASA’s recent announcement of flowing water on Mars, ACK has decided to be on the forefront of establishing residency on Mars.

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ACK Earns Bizrate’s Highest Customer Service Award

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

For the 7th year in a row, ACK accepts the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Award and this year, at the highest level awarded – Platinum. Austin, Texas (September 29, 2015) – Paddlesports and outdoor gear retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC is honored to have received the Bizrate® Circle of Excellence award for the 7th year in a row.

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Jacob’s Well Retreat

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jacob’s Well was one of many on my never-ending list of natural wonders to visit. But somehow, in my 25 years of life so far, I hadn’t been out to Wimberly to see it with my own eyes.

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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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