Tag: Kayaking

Get Your Predator Kayak Moving with the Malone Scupper Cart

| February 27, 2014 | 5 Comments

by Mike Garcia, an avid kayak angler and paddling cinematographer who you can find on YouTube or at www.AdventureOnTheWater.com. Not too long ago I picked up a new Malone Scupper Cart and I’ve found it’s made it easy to transport my gear-loaded Predator kayak. Just a reminder that the Predator kayak is quite heavy at 82 lbs and that’s before […]

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Proper Kayak Maintenance

| February 3, 2014 | 10 Comments

If every paddler had their way, kayaks would glide through the years without a scratch or dent to it’s hull. But let’s be realistic here – a well used kayak takes a beating! The good news is that kayaks are very resilient and kayak maintenance requires minimal effort. There are a few basic things to […]

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Life Jacket Facts From The Safe Boating Campaign

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keep these Life Jacket Facts in Mind Whatever kind of paddling you like to do, it’s important to always wear your life jacket (or PFD) while you’re out on the water. Think of it like wearing a seat belt in your car – you probably won’t find yourself in a situation where you need it, […]

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CamelBak Paddle Collection Updated for 2014

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stay Hydrated on the Water with the CamelBak Paddle Collection It’s important to bring water with you on any outdoor adventure and paddling is no exception. That’s why we were thrilled when the Camelbak Paddle Collection was released in 2013 with an assortment of hydration packs designed specifically for paddlers. After spending the year receiving […]

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3 Videos With a Unique Spin on Winter Paddling

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winter Paddling Looks a Little Like This… Winter paddling has different meanings to different people. For some, it means layering up with different apparel options for cold weather paddling and continuing on with their kayaking as usual. For others, it means putting the ‘yak into hibernation for a period of kayak storage. For a few […]

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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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You Might Be A Kayaker If…

| December 27, 2013 | 17 Comments

So how do you know when you’re officially a kayaker? Here’s a few ways you can tell: You Might Be a Kayaker If… You can’t drive by a body of water without looking for a put-in. You can identify make and model of a car topped kayak from a quarter mile away. You divide your […]

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Fibers Smaller Than a Strand of Human Hair

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Austin Assistant Store Manager Bill Newberry A towel might not be the first thing that comes to mind when listing out favorite paddling accessories, but it is for me. When I hit the water, I almost always have a McNett Microfiber Towel with me. With fibers smaller than a strand of human hair, […]

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The ACK Survival Guide to Winter Kayaking

| December 8, 2013 | 7 Comments

As winter sets in and water starts to turn solid, many paddlers will be hanging up their paddling gear until spring. For others, the cold is just another challenge to overcome before getting on the water. I believe that winter time kayaking can actually be very enjoyable but it does pose some risks that you […]

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10 Ways to Surprise Them with a Kayak for the Holidays

| December 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Who wants to wake up to find a shiny new kayak sitting under their tree? Everyone! However, kayaks usually don’t fit under the trees and are tough to hide. To help with this problem, we’ve come up with 10 fun ways to surprise that special someone and create a memory that will last for years […]

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