Werner Paddles Southwest Sales Rep, Taylor Robertson, had the opportunity to attend both of Austin Canoe & Kayak’s demo events - 4/15-4/21. Below is Taylor’s report.
I was greeted by ACK’s wonderful staff the first day I arrived at Hyde Park located in north Austin. If you have ever been to Texas you know that Austin is the hotspot with plenty of water, friendly people, and great music. Over 350 participants showed up to try out boards, kayaks, and paddles. ACK’s friendly professional, staff, along with factory sales representatives, were on hand to answer any questions and assist in finding that perfect boat and paddle. Werner had a number of different models to choose from on the beach including the Kalliste, Camano, Athena, Skagit, Carve, Advantage, Fiji and Grand Prix to name a few. Werner product was very well received by all who tried. Throughout the weekend I was bombarded with positive feedback regarding our complete line of straight and bent shaft touring paddles. Paddlers commented on the efficiency and overall comfort that Werner has to offer. The fastest growing watersport (SUP) is making its way to the great state of Texas. According to Amy Leggit (ACK office manager), SUP demos were up considerably from the year before. The Houston demo the following weekend was also a big success. Lots of people, 80 degree temps, and plenty of products to try, made for an excellent day on the water.
A big thanks to Steve Messana, Amy Legget, and Roland Jimenez for welcoming Werner to the ACK demo events. ACK’s dedication to customer service is very apparent as their staff is very approachable, friendly, and well trained. Be sure to check out Austin Canoe and Kayak online at www.austinkayak.com for the complete line of Werner Paddles. I look forward to my next trip to the great state of Texas.