Tag: whitewater

How to Choose the Perfect Whitewater or Touring Kayak Paddle

| March 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Danny Mongno, Werner Paddles Marketing Manager Selecting the perfect kayak paddle is probably the most important decision you will make as a boater. That’s because the paddle is your engine, your tool to transfer energy to the water. Choosing the proper blade shape will allow you to perform at the highest level for your […]

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Werner Paddles Team Update

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Werner Paddles has added two big names to their whitewater paddling teams including the multi-talented Haley Mills and world renowned white water paddler Rush Sturges. These are some exciting additions and I encourage you to check out a little more about each paddler on the Werner blog for Haley and for Rush. Werner is known for it’s […]

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Walk on Water

| March 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Video Update from NRS: Cascada

| March 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

You may have caught our blog a while back about the new NRS film Cascada being announced. Well here it is! This very well made short film takes viewers to a remote Mexican jungle on the hunt for the perfect waterfall with a slew of professional whitewater paddlers. Take a 10 minute break when you […]

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The Grand Inga Project

| January 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

A team of four very talented whitewater paddlers including Steve Fisher, Tyler Brandt, Ben Marr and Rush Sturges band together to take on the world’s largest rapids, the Inga rapids of the Lower Congo River  - twice as steep and 100 times the average volume of those found on the Colorado River in the Grand […]

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Video Update: Balance, At Ease

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

How should paddling fit into your life? What about the outdoors in general? Striking the right balance between outdoor fun and work is a reality most of us have to face. A new online video series called “Balance” aims addresses this topic and their first episode, At Ease, focuses on kayaker Blair Trotman. Balance Ep.1- At […]

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Watch the Teva Mountain Games on NBC this Sunday!

| October 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

NBC Sports’ World of Adventure Sports (WoAS) returns this Sunday with coverage from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games earlier this year. This event called athletes from around the world including paddlers (kayaks & SUPs), cyclists, runners and more from a total of 23 different disciplines. Sadly, ACK was not in attendance, but we kept up […]

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Of Souls + Water, The Warrior – NRS Video

| August 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

NRS doesn’t skimp when it comes to their short films. You might’ve caught our updates recently on the Remains of a River Series, but they’ve just released the next installment of their equally impressive Of Souls + Water and we couldn’t help but share. The fourth persona of their five part series which tell the […]

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Know Before You Go: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource

| July 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a retailer that sells paddlesports and other outdoor products based in Central Texas, we anxiously await any chance for rain; gazing at the sky for dark clouds, eyeing weather radars online, and turning up the volume on the TV when the forecaster makes an appearance, all for even the slightest chance of rain to […]

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Hello Luke…Welcome to ACK San Marcos!

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

We’d like to take a quick moment to introduce Luke Patranella, ACK San Marcos Store Manager. Luke was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and attended school at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches where he majored in business. Soon after graduating he moved to the mountains of Colorado where eventually he ended up […]

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