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Emotion Stealth 10′ Angler

The Stealth™ 10 Angler Kayak is a versatile sit-on-top kayak designed for just about every water condition from lakes to slow moving rivers and creeks to beyond the surf. The ST Performance Hull provides outstanding stability, speed, and tracking in a convenient 10′ 3″ package to get to where the good fishing is. The Stealth™ is loaded with great features and is equipped with out Triple Threat Fishing Configuration and a contoured tankwell with New Cargo Lacing System to accommodate a milk crate, tackle box, or bait bucket.

Emotion Spitfire 9′

The Spitfire 9 Kayak has the stability and performance of a smaller kayak with added features and upgrades. The extra length adds speed and tracking while maintaining the excellent stability of the smaller Spitfire 8. We have added a new padded CRS + UltraLite Seat. Other features like our Solace Hatch and bungee bungee are sure to keep you looking sharp out on the water.

Emotion Envy 11

With dynamic styling and a concave “V-shaped” hull, the Envy™ 11 is designed to be incredibly stable and agile. Our CRS 2 + Next Generation seat system provides ultimate comfort for a full day on the water. Accessories like our Solace Hatch and Ledge Lock Paddle Keeper make this kayak perfect for either a relaxing day on the water or a full day excursion. The extraordinary attention to detail sets it apart from other kayaks. The graceful lines, inspired by jet watercraft, make no compromise when it comes to paddling efficiency and ergonomics.

Emotion Darter

The Darter is a versatile sit-inside kayak designed for just about every water condition from lakes to slow moving rivers and creeks to beyond the surf. The performance hull provides outstanding stability, speed, and tracking in a convenient 9′ package to get to where the adventure is. The Darter is loaded with great features and is equipped with Paddle Keepers, CRS + UltraLite XL Seat, a contoured tankwell, and bungee securing systems to accommodate for extra storage.

What’s up with Disc Golf?

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discgolf3We get asked a lot of questions about Disc Golf, now that we have a new 18 hole course at Feeney Park in Murphys, so we thought we’d shed some light on our favorite game. Usually people will see the row of discs in the store and ask about the Frisbees, or kids will cry when we tell them they’re not intended for catching. Discs Golf discs are made for throwing because you want to hit your target, a basket faraway and make par, just like in Golf. There are thousands of courses in the US and it’s a growing sport, so hundreds pop up each year. A group of forward thinking community members led by Rocky Bridges volunteered their time to build the Feeney Park Course. With the blessings of the School Board the Feeney Park Foundation, we now have a place to meet and have some fun!

What everyone we know loves about the sport is that it’s easy to learn, the equipment is inexpensive, it’s great for all ages, and it’s free! You can practically do it year round and it’s a social game, so invite your friends and get some exercise in the great outdoors! It’s so easy to get started because who hasn’t already thrown a Frisbee? Ideally you’d have couple of discs, a bag or pack and then just head on out to a course near you. In the case of Feeney Park, stop by SNAC Arnold or Murphys to get a free map and scorecard first.

discgolf2First thing you do after orienting yourself to the course is find your first Tee box, since you need to start at the designated Tee, which at Feeney is a clear patch of dirt with a railroad tie on it. Each hole begins with a drive and ends with a putt into an elevated basket target or a tone pole which can be a pole target, with or without a metal bell on it. The holes are given a par, and reducing the number of throws in between the holes is the challenge. Some disc golf holes can be 300 ft. long, so what you need is a Driver, just like in Golf, except for this gear is much more affordable. Discs are made out of high density, easy to grip plastic that weigh from 140 to 175 grams and the price ranges from $9.95 – $18.95. Each disc provides a unique flight based on their physical structure and the Driver is made for your distance throws. As you get closer to your basket, whip out your Mid-Range or Approach disc and see what it can do for you. When you hope to have just one short throw – use your Putter and note your score when you hear the basket chains jangle or the bell ring. A sweet sound indeed!

Some things to remember about playing Feeney Park: It’s a multi-use community park and it’s at a school, so be respectful. Obviously there is no use of alcohol, tobacco (or other smokeables) on the Feeney Park grounds. You need to give priority to school functions & organized sports. That may mean skipping a hole and using good judgment when the park is crowded. Disc Golf is a game that expects high standards of etiquette and courtesy, like concern for spectators, other players and plant life on the course. You are allowed to grimace when you miss a shot, but no profanity. There are little ears all around you and we all want to make nice so we can keep this gem of a course.

Keep those discs in motion!

Ocean Kayak Nalu 11 SUP

A sit-on-top you can stand up and paddle! At 11 feet, the Nalu 11 is at home in the ocean or on lakes -it’s highly maneuverable and much tougher than a composite board. For affordable stand up paddling the Nalu 11 is a great choice. Stand up or sit down, the Nalu is stable yet maneuverable. Most of all, the Nalu is fun!

2014 Update:  Padded foot wells and 2 handles.

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Ocean Kayak Nalu 12.5

A sit-on-top you can stand up and paddle! The Nalu 12.5 is longer and faster than its younger sister. It motors across the water putting long-distance voyages within reach. This recreational SUP provides a great full body workout and is perfect for the entry level to intermediate stand up paddler who is just getting into the sport. Stand up or sit down, the Nalu is stable yet maneuverable. Most of all, the Nalu is fun! Watch this YouTube Demo of the Nalu!

2014 Updates:  Padded foot wells, rear handle.

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Amundson 11’4″

Dedicated flat water touring/ racing for lighter riders. Little sister to the 12’6″ TR, the 11’4″ is designed for riders up to 150 pounds. This sleek craft is perfect for lighter riders who are not interested in racing, but also don’t want to paddle a surf-style board around the lake. They get the improved glide and speed that the TR boards offer, but without all the extra length, volume, and weight of a full 12’6″. The displacement bow slices through the water smoothly, and the flat-water rocker line keeps on track during sessions geared towards fitness and fun.

Ocean Kayak Malibu II XL

Longer than the original Malibu Two, the XL is perfect for larger paddlers or for two adults and a small child or pet. It’s a great all-around family fun boat! Stable and versatile, the XL can also be paddled as a solo. Includes two comfortable seats and deck rigging.

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The Stand-Up Paddleboard Revolution!

sup3SNAC has found the perfect brands of stand up paddleboards (SUP) to explore our high elevation lakes. For the past couple years we’ve been selling and renting the Ocean Kayak Nalu SUP because they’re stable, fun and affordable. There’s nothing like the workout you get, too! This summer, we’re introducing Tahoe SUP with models named appropriately after famous Tahoe destinations. Tahoe SUP offers boards that are not only beautiful, but light!

Here’s what we love about stand up paddling (SUP)

  • It’s easy! The learning curve is fast and within five minutes, you’re doing a new sport!
  • It’s an incredible whole-body exercise!
  • From the bottoms of your feet to the tops of your shoulders, you’re getting stronger fast. Thirty minutes of stand up paddling is a complete workout
  • It builds deep core strength. Your lower back, abdomen and hips are fully engaged and strengthened.
  • It’s relaxing & meditative.
  • It requires a minimal amount of equipment. You only need: Board, Paddle & Life Jacket – that’s it!
  • You don’t need a large body of water to enjoy SUP. Even small lakes are big enough for a complete workout.
  • It’s fun and addictive!

What we love about Tahoe SUP boards

  • They’re beautiful. Each board is unique and easy on the eyes.
  • They’re stable! No falling off these boards. You glide to your destination in no time!
  • They’re light and really durable. At 24-31 lbs, anyone can lift them by themselves so you can go whenever you want.

What we love about the Ocean Kayak Nalu

  • They’re versatile – you can stand up or sit and paddle them like a kayak
  • They’re incredibly stable
  • They’re made out of plastic – so they’re affordable and you can let your kid’s paddle them

Take a closer look at Tahoe SUP’s …

Tahoe SUP Rubicon

Tahoe SUP Bliss

Tahoe SUP Zephyr

Tahoe SUP Woody