Tag: Kayaking

3 Easy Ways to Improve your Next Kayak Fishing Trip

| January 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

I chatted with Barrett Fine, ACK’s Regional Operations Manager about ways anglers can improve their kayak fishing experience. Always a wealth of information, Barrett had the wise comment that increasing comfort while on the water is the best bet for improving your next kayak fishing trip.

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What are Paddle Floats For?

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is a kayak paddle float? If you’ve never seen a kayak paddle float in action, it can be a bit confusing to know what paddle floats are for.

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Lured in by the Lure 11.5

| January 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

Whenever I hit the water the primary objective is always to have a safe, fun experience doing something that I enjoy. However, if I am paddling a boat for the first time or using new equipment, it is my responsibility as a kayak salesman to test our products for performance and usability and share my findings with our customers.

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What’s the Difference Between a Drysuit and a Wetsuit?

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been curious to know the differences between a drysuit and a wetsuit? It’s super easy – wetsuits get you wet and drysuits keep you dry.

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Why Kayak Polo is like Narnia – ACK Profiles: Austin Aquabats

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

In The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Lucy discovers the magical world of Narnia when she’s poking around in a wardrobe. After chancing upon this unknown Narnia she becomes obsessed, there is a similar mindset when it comes to kayak polo .

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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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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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8 Things to Consider When Buying a Paddle

| July 21, 2015 | 3 Comments

How do I know which length suits me best? If you hold the paddle straight up and down on the floor next to you the blade on the floor should be touching the ground and the top blade should be about six inches above your head from the bottom of the top blade.

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Growth of the Team

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Back in early 2005, when brothers Peter and Steve Messana purchased Austin Canoe & Kayak, the company totaled one small shop in North Austin.  After the purchase was completed, one store employee stayed on to help Peter and Steve, and they were also helped by a part-time worker when school was out in the summer.

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Houston Fire

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In March of 2012, ACK was thriving. Stores in Austin, San Marcos and Houston were outfitting more customers than ever before and ACK.com was turning out orders at a rate far beyond expectations. Everything was going the company’s way. Until the night of March 11, 2012.

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