How the Native Watercraft Slayer was Born

2013 has brought on a new era of fishing kayaks in terms of comfort, stability and innovation as kayak manufacturers continue to get more and more involved with the growing sport. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you might’ve caught our post about how Native Watercraft has been taking advantage of social media to take customer input on new kayak designs through a process they call “Automatic for the People”.
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Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 2 of 5

Chris Hackerd, VP of Store Operations and one of three ACK co-owners, is an avid mountain biker, birder, ‘yak angler and all around outdoors-man. Recently, Chris traveled east to North Carolina to celebrate his grand mother’s 80th birthday and took the opportunity to visit many of the manufacturers based out of the area including Confluence, Legacy, Werner, Eno, Astral & Feel Free/Pyrahna.
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SUP + Kayak = SUPYak?

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.
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