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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. They took a tiny specialty paddling shop and developed it into the booming business it is today. Starting with the flagship store in Austin, TX and then growing across Central Texas, ACK has developed into one of Texas’s largest kayak fishing and outdoor retailer while maintaining its mom-and-pop shop feel in each of its brick and mortar locations.

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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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The 3 Rules of Warmth

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most northerners know what it takes to stay warm on those cold winter nights, and Im not talking about that magical liquid in the flask. Im talking about the gear you will need to hang out in the cold and not even notice its -30 degrees.

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Austin Canoe and Kayak culminates ‘Pink Campaign’ with donation to Breast Cancer Research Foundation

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, will donate $1,435.72 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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Thank You For Another Fantastic Fall Demo Days!

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our 2014 Fall Kayak Demo Days took place earlier this month and as usual we had a great time putting them on! Our demo days are a company wide favorite not only because it give us the opportunity to interact with customers and manufacturer representatives twice a year, but we also get to do a little paddling of our own!

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Farewell Warehouse, Hello Marketing!

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking back, no one told me it would be easy.  I suppose the young naive man I was just assumed that would be the case.

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Bethany Wine Scholarship Fund Tournament

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The weekend of July 19th I had the opportunity to fish the Bethany Wine Scholarship Fund Tournament. Bethany was a young lady that unfortunately passed away last year from a rare form of cancer.

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My Experience with KATS

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by guest blogger and KATS participant, ACK & Wilderness Systems Ambassador Eugene Mora  III. First, let me begin by thanking the ACK and KATS tournament personnel and sponsors.

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ICast Showcases New Hobie, Wilderness, and Old Town Kayaks

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

The 2014 ICAST Trade Show showcased a plethora of brand new kayaks that are a true advancement in the industry. Between Hobie’s Pro Angler 17T, Old Town’s Predator XL and Wilderness System’s Thresher 140, the innovation at this years ICAST was at an all time high.

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