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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.
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!).
If you’ve been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter these past few days you’ve probably seen hundreds of new product posts hyping the latest and greatest from this years ICAST convention in Orlando, Florida. Brands such as Hobie, Diablo Paddle sports, and Native all showed off new gear we can’t wait to get our hands on.
While at the 2013 Austin Boat Show, we took the time to make a couple of videos showcasing some new products and upgraded features on a couple of boats. Thomas Flemons from Diablo Paddlesports was kind enough to take a few minutes to show off their new features for 2013 on both the Adios and the Chupacabra.
There is no doubt that Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) are the latest craze in the paddling world but it’s easy to see why — the boards look slick, are easy to lug around and offer both a unique workout and a new perspective on paddling. In fact, SUPs have gained so much popularity over the last few years that they have been turning the heads of some top kayak manufacturers.
We wanted to officially welcome Diablo Paddlesports to ACK. Diablo Paddlesports is an Austin, Texas based company that was founded in 2009 with the purpose of creating a boat that offered the benefits of both stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.