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September 2008 Issue 9,Vol 2
In This Issue
:: Fall Demo Days
:: ACKs Newest Member
:: ACK Hats and Visors
:: ACK Fishing Challenge
:: Wilderness Systems Tarpons Facelift
:: New Products From ACK
Demo Days Just Around The Corner

The summer is drawing to a close and you've been thinking about how much fun it would have been to have had a family kayak story or to brag about all the fish you caught in those places the big boats couldn't get to.

There's still time and the perfect place to find that new kayak is the weekend extravaganzas put on by Austin Canoe and Kayak. If you are looking for the chance to test paddle over 45 different models then this is it! Also you will find some of the best deals of the year with discounts up to 30% off select kayaks and discounts on all accessories!

Bring the family and come check us out! Be the first to try out some of the brand new 2009 models.  Save these dates and join in the fun:
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Austin Demo Days
Dates: September 20th - 21st
Times: Sat. 11am-4pm; Sun. Noon-4pm
Location: Hyde Park Quarry Lake

San Marcos Demo Days 
Dates: September 27th - 28th 
Times: Sat. 11am-4pm; Sun. Noon-4pm
Location: Texas Ski Ranch
ACKs Newest Member
Finally Here

Baby JakeACK's newest member finally decided to join the party and just in time.  With the temps high and rivers and lakes to paddle ACK welcomes the need the extra help.  Jake was born August 6th and Chris and Kara are thrilled.  Jake should make an appearance at Demo Days, he has a 1 boat quota.  Thanks to all the San Marcos customers who passed along there well wishes and advice.
 ACK Headgear Is Here
Get Your ACK Hats Today

HatsAustin Canoe and Kayak recently added hats and visors to our already staggering lineup of products.  Check out the new colors - now featuring camo!
ACK Fishing Challenge
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Austin Canoe and Kayak will be hosting a kayak fishing challenge for kayak anglers of all type.  The one-day event will take place October 18th at Decker Lake launching from Walter E. Long State Park. 

Fishing, Food and Fun is the theme of the event and anglers of all ages are welcome.  The challenge will include 4 divisions; children, fun, competitive and a fly division.  Each division will have prizes and trophies for the top anglers. 

Bring your family and friends to participate in the event as well.  There will be live music, kayaks to demo and BBQ. 
A New Look For An Old Friend
Wilderness Systems Tarpon Series

One of the most exciting developments of the new kayak season appears to be the face-lift that the Wilderness Systems Tarpon series received.  The Tarpon 100, 120, 140 and 160 will have a distinctively new look and major upgrades this fall. 

All of the Tarpon models have been outfitted with the Phase 3 seating system previously only available with their high-end sit inside models.  The Phase 3 seating system will give you the highest level of comfort and fit, allowing you to paddle and fish for hours without fatigue.

Wildy didn't stop with the seat system, they also increased the tankwell size and added Orbix hatches.  The new hatch system allows easy access and stays tightly secured on the water or during transport.  The molded mesh pockets are certainly not a new idea but are a welcome addition.  If you were looking for more areas to customize, the Slidetrax accessory rail will allow you to clip-on and easily adjust some really cool accessories. 

The new Tarpons will be available mid-September and early October so make sure you make your pre-orders now.  With the re-design and all of the new features you will notice that the prices are going up on the new models, so don't miss out on your chance to get a 2008 model at a savings.  We still have some 2008 stock of 120, 140 and 160's.


New Products from ACK

bowdownYakima Bowdown
The Yakima BowDown with its locking option allows me to leave the racks on my vehicle and it folds down when not in use.  Another great feature is that the BowDown fits round, square, and most factory crossbars right out of the box.

BigstackYakima Big Stack
The Big stack allows me to carry up to 4 boats at one time, safely and securely.  The upgrades in material and security are a welcome improvement.  Like the BowDown, the locking mechanism allows me to leave the racks in place with no worries. 
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 make the newsletters better and more informative, please let us know.
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