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November 2008 Issue 11 Vol 2
In This Issue
:: ACK Opens In Houston - SAVE!
:: Happy Thanksgiving
:: Holiday Buyer Guide
:: ACK Fishing Challenge
:: Bending Branches Paddles
:: Old Town Vapor 10
:: New Products From ACK
Canoesport's Grand Re-Opening Celebration and SAVINGS! 
November 8th-16th

You may have heard our recent exciting announcement!  We have purchased Canoesport in Houston, Texas.  This acquisition gives us the opportunity to work with a name brand in Houston, while providing the outstanding customer service, selection, and expertise that ACK customers have grown to know and expect.

For over 25 years Canoesport has provided Houston and the Gulf Coast region with the best in kayaks, canoes, fishing and outdoor equipment.  ACK purchased Canoesport on October 13th. Since then Peter, Steve and Chris have spent a great deal of time remodeling the store. 

We will be celebrating our grand re-opening Nov. 8th-16th.  Come see all the changes we've made to make the store even more customer friendly.

Grand Celebration

You can visit anyone of our stores or order online to get the savings.  Use coupon code GRAND for online orders.

Stop by and say hello and make a note of our new store hours!  The store is located at:

5822 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77081


New Store Hours (Now 7 days a week):
Monday-Friday 10am- 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Happy Thanksgiving. 
The Pilgrims would have had a lot more fun if they were kayaking instead of being stuck on the Mayflower

The holiday season is finally upon us.  For those of us who love to eat, it does not get any better than Thanksgiving!  This is the time of the year when we get together with family and friends, eat as much turkey and stuffing as possible, watch some afternoon football, and then quietly fall into a long winter's nap, courtesy of tryptophan.

This year instead of slipping into a couch coma, head out to your favorite paddling spot and work off some of those extra Thanksgiving calories.  Happy Thanksgiving and happy kayaking!

Your Friends at ACK
Holiday Buyers Guide and Gift Cards
Shop for your favorite paddler right from your computer

The ACK website will once again undergo a holiday transformation when the 3rd annual Holiday Buyers Guide returns making on-line shopping a breeze.  Need gift ideas?  The ACK staff will have plenty of suggestions to help you find the perfect gift.

Look for the Holiday Gift Guide next week.

Still don't know what to get?  ACK eGift Cards are the way to go.  Absolutely the best way to make sure the right gift gets in the right hands.
Gift Card
ACK Fishing Challenge - A Big Hit
Mike Bayer wins 1st Fishing Challenge 

The temperature was hot and the wind was blowing hard, but that did not stop anglers from all around Texas from getting in their kayaks and having a great time at Decker Lake. 

"ACK put on a great event", said Tanner Shepard of Austin.  "I'm going to tell all my fishing buddies about it!"

In the Competitive Division Mike Bayer took 1st place, Trey Webb came in 2nd place and Steve Garcia came in 3rd Place.  Steve Garcia also won the Big Bass Prize for the tournament's biggest fish.  The participants in the other three divisions had a great time as well spending the day kayaking and fishing.

The afternoon was topped off with a delicious BBQ dinner, and every participant walked away with a fabulous door prize.  Nobody went home empty handed!

Keep your eyes posted for the next Austin Canoe & Kayak event.
ACK Bending Branches Paddles
Full Catalog On-Line

ACK now offers the full assortment of Bending Branches paddles online.

Check out the ACK exclusive Sunrise GS Special Edition Pink Paddle!

Pink Paddle

If you are shopping for a new paddle visit ACK online or your nearest store, and get set up with one of our exceptional products from Bending Branches.
Old Town Vapor 10
A Great Sit Inside Kayak

If you have been looking for a comfortable, versatile sit-inside kayak,  then the Old Town Vapor 10 is just for you.  Whether your are a newcomer or an experienced kayaker, this is one kayak that you can get in and go!

The two things that stand out for me are the stability and the comfort.  The Vapor is very stable, and at 10' it is very maneuverable no matter what tight spots you get yourself into.  With the Comfort Flex seat, which is padded and adjustable, you will find it easy to sit in this kayak for hours at a time.  I am also impressed with the Vapor's versatility.  The Vapor is perfect whether you are using it for a workout or a lazy paddle down the river.  The Vapor also makes an excellent fishing kayak for those who still want a sit inside.

At under $400 the Vapor comes with a ton of features.  The Vapor offers a molded in cockpit dash board, a cup holder, thigh pads, a stern day well for storage, built in carry handles, a mold-in paddle rest, and adjustable foot pegs. 

The Vapor is a great all around recreational kayak and also comes in a money saving package.  Check one out soon.

Vapor Kayak
New Products From ACK
Pilot KnifeNRS Pilot Knife
The NRS Pilot Knife is one piece of gear that I never leave home without.  The blade offers a variety of options.  One side is smooth for cutting, the other is serrated and has a rope cutting hook.  The knife comes with a sheath that locks the blade into place.  An additional safety feature is the blunt tip, which protects against punctures.  The rubberized grip also gives you complete control over the knife.
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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