Tag: houston

Attention! ACK’s Spring Location Grand Opening Details

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

We will be opening a fourth store at the beginning of December and we couldn’t be more excited to share some new details about the grand opening weekend! Click on over to Facebook and check out our new Spring Store page and check out the event posting for more details. We will be updating the […]

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ACK Houston Beginning to Rebuild

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

As most of our Houstonian customers are aware, we had a fire that severely damaged part of our Houston location and in doing so we lost over 80 kayaks that night. Houston Firefighters fought hard to extinguish the flames to minimize the damage, however, the entire building was significantly damaged. Finally, almost 6 months since the fire […]

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A Unique Paddling Location

| July 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, while out riding on my bike, I noticed several kids gathered around the edge of the local bayou. At first I thought they were just fishing but as I got closer I noticed that they were actually launching a canoe into the water! This took me off guard quite a bit […]

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Thule Regional Dealer Conference Dual Report

| April 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chris: I got to attend the Thule Regional Conference in Houston recently and it was very informative. The majority of the information and knowledge was geared towards dealers servicing customers better but I also took away some interesting tidbits of information. Did you know that Thule has a 5-day shake test on products? They take a new product […]

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Paddles and Paddling Seminar Recap

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kristian Kolflat, Assistant Austin Store Manager, and Andrew Moczygemba, Store Manager in the Houston Store, report on the recent Paddles and Paddling guest seminar. Danny Mongno of Werner paddles visited our Houston and Austin stores last week and shared his 22 years of paddling expertise in a special seminar titled “Paddles and Paddling”.  He discussed paddling […]

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Jerron ACK’s Very Own “BTB” Expert Goes Big Time!

| March 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Houston Store Manager, Jerron, conducted his first big time seminar at the Houston Fishing Show this past weekend. He spent an hour discussing the basics of offshore Kayak (“BTB”) fishing. Jerron covered safety equipment, websites and other resources to find the most accurate weather info, tips on rigging a kayak for BTB fishing, what type […]

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Paddling Expert Danny Mongno to Visit Austin and Houston Stores

| March 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Every once in a while our stores are visited by expert guests who come to share their knowledge with our customers and staff. This time, we have experienced paddler and Werner Paddles Regional Sales Manager/Field Marketing Coordinator Danny Mongno coming to both our Austin and Houston locations to present his in-store Paddles and Paddling seminar. […]

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ACK’s In-Store Seminar Series Nearing End of 1st Year!

| March 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

It’s coming close to a year now since ACK launched its in-store seminar series. For those that live near one of our stores, hopefully you’ve had a chance to attend one by now. For those of you who are not familiar with our in-store seminars, ACK’s expert store staff has been putting on local, educational […]

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Can’t Wait for My Fried Alligator on a Stick!

| March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Each year we participate in the Houston Fishing Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This event, although small in the grand scheme of shows, is an overall cool event put on in the Houston area. There is a large diversity of booths (including ACK) available for the public to go visit and almost […]

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Drive By Paddler

| February 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’ve been making the drive to Houston to visit our store for so long now that I’ve begun to develop stories and relationships with the towns and sites I see. It’s funny the things I notice and don’t notice while I drive. I get to cross the Brazos river when I take the 290 route. […]

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