3 Videos With a Unique Spin on Winter Paddling

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 people, it means something completely different and rather than try and explain it myself, I thought I would show you with three different videos. Enjoy!

1. Snow Kayaking by Warren Miller


2. Snow Kayak Race in Estonia – Red Bull Snow Kayak


3. Kayogganing and winter paddling at Lochaber Lake Dec. 2013


ACK Sponsors the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle 2013

Kayak fishing community unites for one great event

ACK.com was pleased to sponsor the Boondoggle this year and send our two-man team of Jerron Wosel, ACK.com Buyer, and Andrew Moczygemba, Houston Regional Operations Manager, to Florida to meet with the larger kayak fishing community. If you’re still trying to figure out what the Boondoggle is all about, give this video a watch:

If that just left you wanting more you can read Jerron’s full recap of the Boondoggle event. Of course, you can always join the kayak fishing community yourself with a quick stop at ACK.com and start making your own memories. Until then, thanks for reading!

Kayak Fishing with Bobby Clark of Wilderness Systems

Wilderness Systems pro-staffer Bobby Clark knows how to make kayak fishing look good!

Check it out as he hits up a private Mississippi Bass lake for a little kayak fishing in his Commander 140 where he not only came out with plenty of fish but caught some great footage as well.

See some older footage of Bobby Clark at Texas’ Lake Fayette.

Old Town’s New Kayak Fishing Predator Comes to Life

The Predator in action.
The Predator in action.

If you’ve been keeping up with Old Town’s unveiling of their new kayak fishing machine, the Predator, you’re probably like us and ready to see it hit the water. Well, your wish just came true! Old Town & their parent company, Johnson Outdoors, have brought together some of their top kayak anglers around to put this new ‘yak to the test.

Experience The Action

The video features Randy Vining, a Georgian pro-staffer who describes the Predator as being “like standing on the deck of a bass boat.” He proceeds to seamlessly transition between sitting & standing as he casts and catches. Check it out!

The Predator is currently available to pre-order in either the 13 Ft. Model or the Smaller Mixed Water Model.

It’s Getting Hot Out There! – Check Out H20 Options for Any Sized Adventure

The temperature are creeping up and it’s crucial you stay hydrated matter what you’re doing, whether it be a light run or a multi-day back country excursion.

There are a wide variety of ways for you to get the H2O you need. Check out these ACK videos as we give a break down of essential products for Hydration on Longer AdventuresHydration when Hiking & Running and Hydration at Basecamp then comment below and tell us how YOU stay hydrated outside!

Colorado River from Source to Sea in 3.5 Minutes

In 2011, friends Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore ventured from Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico. The adventure took them 113 days and over 1,700 miles of hiking and paddling. You might have caught tidbits of their adventure in our blog video updates from the NRS series Remains of a River which culminated in a 50 minute documentary that examined their “at turns inspiring and alarming” journey from source to sea of the Colorado River.

For those that can’t spend nearly an hour watching their journey, the’ve edited the footage of the entire 113 day trip into a short 3.5 minute clip. So are you ready to paddle the entire Colorado? Just click play.

Mirror River // source to sea in 3 minutes from Will Stauffer-Norris on Vimeo.

See more about these two adventures at their website, Down the Colorado.

Walk on Water

NRS films brings us another beautifully made paddling film that tells the amazing story of Greg Mallory who wound up paralyzed from the waist down after a terrible skiing accident and as a result turned to paddling. Today, he’s is a skilled Class V whitewater paddler who finds comfort, strength and kinship on the water. Enjoy his story.

Joseph @ACK

Walk on Water from NRS Films on Vimeo.

Google Hangout: Hatch Installation

Venus 11 Hatch Kit

Time: 6:00 PM CST

Date: Jan. 21st, 2012

How to View Broadcast:

Google+ Members: Click here to enter the Hangout

Non Google+ Members: View the broadcast below at the scheduled time

The Hangout will star ACK’s very own Chris Hackerd, co-owner and VP of store operations, who has offered to lend some of his time to demonstrate how to install a new hatch for your kayak.

Google+ members can view this broadcast either in Google+ or within this blog. Only the first ten Google + members to log in through Google+ will have the option to participate in the Q&A. If you are not a Google+ member you can still view the presentation here. The video will stream live below at the schedule time. Stay tuned!