It's that time once again when we rely one very large
rodent to tell us whether or not we will have to endure six more weeks of
winter. Well I'm betting Ol'
Punxsutawney Phil will pull through with some good news that spring is
right around the corner. I'm sure we an all use some good news these days.
Honestly, I can't think of a better time of the year
than spring. We all begin to emerge from
our long winter naps, and look forward to getting back out in the fresh
air. There is nothing better then
heading out to your favorite paddling spot on a beautiful, cool spring morning,
putting your yak into the water and taking in all the beauty around you.
See you on the water soon!
Sincerely, Your Friends at ACK
ACK Holiday Party Golf Extravaganza How We Roll
We were so busy with work and travel during the holidays it took us a few extra weeks to get our holiday party in. Last years paintball war is still brought up on a weekly basis as the San Marcos and Austin locations wailed on each other for an afternoon.
This year we took to the links and had a 36 hole putt-putt challenge. The event was highly competitive and fun as we played in teams of 2 randomly drawn from a hat. The contest was won by Blake (San Marcos) and Jeff (Austin) who had holes in one on 2 of the last 3 holes to take the victory.
The victory was overshadowed though by one of the most amazing shots I have ever seen in my life. Tom from the Austin store decided to be a little unconventional on the 13th hole and attempted to chip his ball over the curb of a separated green. The group ahead of us had taken cover. Tom bounced it over the curb and 1-hoped it into the hole for an ace on what I would consider the most difficult hole on the course.
It was a great year and I was glad we got to have a fun day away from the stores with the team.
Knifes and Multi-Tools at ACK A Kayaking Necessity
ACK is pleased to announce that we now carry a
wide assortment of knives and multi-tools from NRS, Wenger, Gerber River and Tool Logic.
Check out the Tool Logic folding knife with fire starter. Every time I see this tool I think Tom Hanks should have had one of these bad boys in the movie "Cast Away".
The NRS Pilot Knife is just about the hottest item we have going right now. They are flying off the shelf so I would get your order in soon before everyone in your kayaking club has one but you!
Boat Show Fun
I think our very own Steve Messana said it best while we packed up from the San Antonio show..."I wish every day was the Boat Show!"
We just finished the boats shows, and did we have had a
great time. Our first experience at the Houston boat show was a fantastic one. Ten days of talking about
kayaking, catching up with some old friends, and making lots of new ones. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and helped to make these events such a great time.
Look for us soon at the Houston Fishing Show in March with a brand new deal for our great customers.
The Liquid Logic Remix XP 9 and XP 10 A Versatile Kayak
With spring in the air, those who prefer the faster
waters, begin hoping for a quick thaw to get the rivers running. Those who brave whitewater have been familiar
with Liquid Logic for years, and we are
excited to announce that they have designed an outstanding kayak that bridges the
gap between whitewater and a calmer water experience.
The Remix XP comes in two models, the Remix XP 9 and
the Remix XP 10. The XP is the perfect
boat if you are looking to run the rapids or take a more leisurely ride on a
lake or slow moving river. This sit
inside kayak has an easy entry and adjustment from both the form-fitting hip
pads, which take a second to retrofit, and a ratcheting backband, which can be
easily disengaged with the flip of a thumb.
The seat is made of quick drying, recyclable DVC material which acts as
an air cushion. This cockpit allows you
to sit in your kayak all day without experiencing discomfort.
While still whitewater friendly, this kayak was
designed with additional hull width to give it exceptional stability. Speed was achieved by extending the length
and waterline of the XP. In addition, by
dropping the rocker profile slightly it really helps it to cut through flat
water. They have also added a spring
loaded stainless steel skeg that keeps this boat going straight as an arrow
over long stretches of flat water.
The Remix XP also has a large stern hatch that can hold
enough gear for a week long trip. The
"backcess" hatch is easy to get on and off and keeps your gear dry.
If you are in the market for a crossover kayak, look no
further than the Remix XP.
New Products From ACK
Sea Dog Flush Mount Rod Holder with Cap
The Sea Dog Flush Mount Rod Holder. is a great rod
holder with the extra convenience of being able to seal off the top with a rubber
gasket with a cap when you are not using it.
It installs very easily with a drill, small saw, and a rivet gun. It is made of durable black plastic, and is
sealed at the bottom to prevent leaks.
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