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Austin Canoe and Kayak Newsletter
January 2011
New Year Resolution #1
Product Review
Employee Spotlight
News & Events
Boat Shows Are Here: It's cold outside but it's a great time to shop for a kayak in the comfort of an indoor environment. Click for complete schedule.
Featured Products
Stohlquist Splashdown ST Spray TopPaddling: Cold water, cold temps and people don't mix well. Protect yourself with the Stohlquist Splashdown ST Spray Top.

MSR Evo Snow ShoesHiking: Got a ski trip planned this winter? Explore the mountainside with these MSR Evo and Axis Snow Shoes.

Talic Seahorse Kayak StandRigging: Preparing your kayak for the 2011 paddling season? Use these Talic Seahorse Kayak Stands to support your kayak at a comfortable work level. 
What's New at
Kayak Owners Manual Directory - Many manufacturers do their part to help save the environment by publishing them electronically. We took the time to locate them for you and have posted them online. Click here.
Lower Expedited Shipping Charges - Overnight and 2-day shipping fees have been lowered up to 25%. Get your orders faster without having to spend a whole lot more. Of course, you can still enjoy FREE regular shipping for orders over $39 (some restrictions apply). Click here for details.
Contact Us
Have a question or need to place an online order? Call 888-828-3828 or email our customer service department.
Happy New Year!
New Year Resolution #1: Paddle More

Why you should paddle more in 2011

Happy New Year! We hope that 2010 was a great year for you and that 2011 welcomes you with an even better year. We can't complain here at ACK and are very thankful for that. We had another excellent year and contribute it all to you. As we quickly dive into 2011, we find ourselves surrounded with week after week of boat shows, Demo Day planning and of course preparing for another dynamic spring paddling season. Yep, things never slow down here at ACK. However, while we do love our work we also like to play and in 2011, it's going to be our goal to get out and paddle more...continue reading.

Product Review: Necky Vector 13

Performance, Stability & Style by Jeff Herman, Necky Pro Paddler

Necky - Click for details.At first glance, you can tell that this isn't your Dad's sit on top. The new Vector 13 from Necky Kayaks blends performance, stability and style into a stable sit on top platform that tours and performs like a sit inside kayak. Starting at the bow/top-side of the kayak, the new Vector is sleek and sharp but retains volume and wave punching ability. You will also notice the rounded style of the top deck of the bow instead of the stock flat top on top of a "v" shaped bottom. The front grab handle has a...continue reading.

Necky Vector 13 - Click for details.

Employee Spotlight:

Jeff Comstock – Director of Operations

JeffNew year, new employee — ACK would like to offer a warm welcome to Jeff Comstock as our Director of Operations. We asked Jeff to help us introduce himself and here is what he had to say:

Hello! I joined Austin Canoe & Kayak in December 2010 and I am fired up about working with a dynamic group of people motivated to get you the gear you want and need. My new role is Director of Operations for, which really means that I work along side our fantastic customer service and warehouse teams to exceed our promises to you. Click to continue reading about Jeff.

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ACK offers our sincere thanks for taking the time to read our monthly newsletter. We hope you find it valuable and informative. If you have any suggestions or requests to help us improve this newsletter, please let us know.

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