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ACK Fall Demo Days are right around the corner and we hope you plan to come spend the day with us! We’ve been hosting our demos for 10+ years and it’s always great to see everyone come and enjoy a day on the water.
One after another, cold fronts keep knocking on our front doors. For many, the doors are already wide open but don’t let the cooler temperatures keep you from kayaking this Fall – but do it with care.
Many of our ACK Customers love paddling with their dogs. I mean, how can you say no to that waggin’ tail when they see you packing up your paddling gear!? Need a little encouragement and inspiration? We asked fellow paddlers to share their adventure pup photos and these are some of our favorites!
Thank you all for coming out to our 2017 Fall ACK Kayak Demo Days! We had some incredible vendor reps and employees out on the water, and we hope you were able to take advantage of the great clinics they hosted.
One of the best activities at the ACK Demo Days are the free clinics, taught by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the industry. Before heading out to the Demo Days this year, head to our Demo Page to see the full clinic schedule to mark and schedule those you want to attend (it’s like ACL Festival for paddlers).
ACK customers won’t stop sharing their creative DIY projects with us, and we definitely don’t mind. Keep ’em coming, and we’ll keep featuring them on our blog! Recently, we had a couple submissions describing quick fixes to add stability to tippy canoes (or just calm fears about the possibility of tipping) using foam floats purchased from our online store.
The plan was to put in around 10 am, paddle until we reached the island we’d camp on, spend the night, then pack up and paddle until we reached our take-out point under a bridge around mid-afternoon the next day, where Rising Phoenix would pick us up and take us back to Bastrop.
A self-proclaimed “Huck Finn wannabe,” Mark Vlaskamp has been paddling a canoe since he was a kid. After serving as YakGear’s marketing director for four years, he left the position at the beginning to 2016 to spend a significant part of the year on the road.
If you caught my earlier blog about why I woke up early on a Saturday to hang out with a group of strangers, then you’re familiar with how amazing Explore Austin is. This Austin, Texas based nonprofit is on a mission to empower underprivileged youth of Austin through outdoor exploration.