Tag: canoe

How to Choose a Paddle That’s Right For You

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blade shape and paddling style – From a Fisherman’s perspective Simply put, if you focus on a paddle that fits you it will means less fatigue, more time on the water and more fish in your boat.  A lot goes into a great paddling paddle and each manufacture will happily tell their story, so do your […]

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You Saw What?! 10 Interesting On The Water Finds

| February 28, 2014 | 4 Comments

We asked our Facebook fans, “What’s the strangest thing you’ve found while out on the water?” As you might imagine, there were some interesting responses. Here were 10 of our favorites on the water finds: 1. A canoe which had been lost in a tornado and floated 30 miles down river. (It was returned to […]

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10 Of Your Biggest Paddling Accomplishments from 2013

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

With 2013 behind us, many paddlers are looking back at their paddling accomplishments from 2013 and feeling good about what they were able to do with their kayak, canoe or paddleboard. I wanted to get a sense for exactly what people had accomplished over the past year so I started asking around. Here were the […]

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ACK Now on Instagram

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Check Out ACK on Instagram! ACK is starting off the new year with a newly minted Instagram account! With all of our fun kayaking events, plus our entertaining behind-the-scenes shenanigans, we needed a good way to show off our photos. Give us a follow, @Austin_Kayak. Tag your paddling/fishing/outdoors related photos with #ACK, or #austinkayak and […]

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5 Ways Passionate Paddlers are Celebrating Halloween

| October 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

With Halloween on the horizon, here are 5 unique ways paddlers are celebrating Halloween: 1. Spooky Kayak Decorations, because nothing says scary like a skeleton in a kayak. 2. Dressing Up Like Mr. CanoeHead, this insurance salesman turned super hero is a reference no one will probably get. 3. Paddling a..Pumpkin? It’s a farmer thing.  4. Paddling in […]

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[Inspiring Adventure]: Two Girls and a Tree Named Makeba

| March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to build something with your own hands? Have you ever wanted to go on adventure that might leave you feeling like you’re living in a bygone era? Well here’s an inspiring story for those with a bit of old-fashioned wanderlust: Packed only with essential camping and boating supplies (plus documentation tools […]

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Announcing the 2013 Spring Kayak Demo Days!

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s that time again! The 2013 Spring Demo Days are almost here and we hope you are as excited as us to experience one of the most sought after events in the paddling community. This year, we will offer two days of full out on the water action for all three demos! Expect to see […]

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Boat Pinned? Learn the Z-Drag

| December 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Boat pinned in fast moving water? Learn the Z-Drag System. With a length of rope, a few carabiners, and a couple of slings you can quickly set up a simple system to free a pinned canoe, kayak or raft. Tie a loop in the end of your throw bag and attach this to a central […]

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Holiday Shipping Schedule

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re planning on gifting a kayak this year (whether for friend, family member or…ahem, yourself), and you want it to arrive by the 24th, time is running out! Take a look at our Holiday Shipping Schedule and you’ll see that Friday, December 14th, is the last day to order to ensure your kayak gets […]

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In the News: Man Calls 14-Foot Canoe on Boston Harbor Home

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Next time you visit Boston, look out into the Harbor and see if you spot an older gentleman paddling a very loaded 14 foot aluminum canoe with patches of duct tape decorating it’s hull. If you do, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted Michael Richard Smith, who has been calling the canoe his home for […]

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