Tag: SUP

Versa Paddle Great Tool for Diablo Kayaks – Customer Review

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The hybrid kayak/paddleboards from Diablo Paddlesports have been making a big splash here at ACK and especially among our local kayak fishing customers who like to fish calm fresh water & saltwater flats. That’s why we were very excited when we picked up Sawyer’s new 3-in-1 Versa paddle, which functions as a kayak paddle, SUP paddle & […]

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[Photos] : ACK’s 2013 Austin Demo Days

| April 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

We had an absolute blast at this past weekend’s Austin Demo Days at the Hyde Park Quarry and hope you did too. If you missed out, don’t fret! Not only can you check out the photo recap in this blog but you still have the chance to participate in Demo Days this coming weekend in San […]

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SUP Bracing with Werner Paddles

| March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Werner Paddles continues to roll out the SUP instructional videos (see the first three here) with a new one that talks about bracing strokes – a stroke that utilizes your paddle for extra stability. Check it out! Joseph @ACK

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SUP Surfing 101 w/ BIC SUP

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before you take your stand up paddleboard (SUP) to the surf for the first time,  check out the video below from BIC SUP. This 101 video will help you master the basics for catching your first wave on a paddleboard. Take our word for it – learning these techniques can help prevent injury and ensure you have […]

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What Is West

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

A number of some ACK favorite brands like Werner Paddles, Surftech SUP and SealLine have teamed up to sponsor two friends on a 1,000+ mile journey to discover California’s other half – Baja. The pair will not use any type of motorized transportation whatsoever and instead only travel by foot and stand up paddleboard for […]

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Video Lessons: SUP Strokes w/ Werner Paddles

| March 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Get started on your SUP adventures with these great instructional videos from Werner Paddles. This 3 part series covers all the fundamentals to get you ready for your first time on a SUP or just help you refine the basic technique! Joseph @ACK

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Choosing a SUP

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. If you’ve thought about getting in to stand up paddleboarding (SUP) now is great time to buy a board so that you don’t miss any of those early warm days. One of your first considerations when choosing a board is your primary activity. Stand up […]

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SUP Safety: Life Jacket or Leash?

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the American Canoe Association (ACA) released their 2012 SUP Survey asking for paddlers to share opinions on lifejackets, leashes & legislation, we were a bit surprised by the data. The survey took into account responses from over 550 SUP paddlers from beginners to certified instructors. As a paddlesports company, we always recommend that paddlers wear a PFD […]

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In Focus: SUP Suction

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have come to the realization there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to rigging and accessorizing your stand-up paddleboard (SUP). The main thing people will notice with almost any traditional SUP is the lack of cargo space. The good news, is that we offer several  options to fit this […]

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