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
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!
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!
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.
We came across this broken kayak prank on Youtube and after a few chuckles got to wondering if maybe this was the inspiration for the designed break apart Tequila! kayak from Point 65. What do you think?
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.
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!