News from Fluid Kayaks

Autor: Jan-Peter
15.05.2010
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The long awaited Detox is finally in production!

 - Fluid just started moulding the Medium Detox, the Small and Large versions will follow shortly.

For kayakers who want a creekboat with a playboat hull; for kayakers who want to run rivers and play on the way down; for kayakers who want an easy boat to learn to kayak with - there has never been a better-suited kayak than the Detox.

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The Detox hull incorporates the Nemesis rail system with super forgiving sidewalls and generous kick rocker to create an exciting but very stable ride.

The Detox has ample volume and peaked decks to ensure controllable surfacing when running drops. The deck profile and hull width make the Detox super easy to roll, inspiring confidence on difficult runs.

The Detox fills the gap between the Spice and the Solo series in the Fluid line-up. If the Spice is too playful for the type of rivers you want to run, and the Solo is too much of a full-on creeker to enjoy on easier runs, the Detox is the boat for you.

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Fluid`s new Dry bags

Fluid Kayaks recently launched their own series of dry bags.The new dry bags are made from 550gm PVC-coated nylon with thermo-welded seams and are extremely durable. The dry bags roll down and clip closed to form a watertight seal. A convenient carry handle is fixed to the back of the dry bag with two D-rings. An extra two D-rings are fitted closer to the bottom for extra security when fastening.

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• The dry bags are available in two colours, gray and orange.

• The dry bags are available in two sizes, 15 litre and 30 litre.

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Fluid`s international team of kayakers tested the new dry bags on a recent kayak expedition in the Transkei. The dry bags were used and abused during the 5-day kayak expedition of the main Umzimvubu gorge, and Fluid is very pleased to report that the dry bags received a convincing thumbs up.

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 New employees at Fluid kayaks

Fluid is very pleased to welcome Pierrevan Niekerk and Jan van der Walt to the team.

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Pierre is a mechanical engineer with 6 years of production experience, and he's been kayaking for four years. His enthusiasm for technical matters, for the Fluid brand, for kayaking, and for life in general makes him agreat addition to the team. Fluid takes pride in being a kayaking company owned and managed by paddlers, and Pierre fits perfectly into their team.

Pierre will be responsible for everything related to production, and Fluid is confident that the factory's productivity will increase substantially under his leadership. Pierre will also be responsible for improving the quality of their kayaks. Fluid has already built a solid reputation for producing kayaks of high quality, and they can only imagine what new standards will be set in the following months.

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Jan is a trained graphic designer and he's been paddling for 14 years, of which the past 3 years have been in a whitewater kayak. Like Pierre, he is passionate about the Fluid brand, and about the kayaking lifestyle. He rounds off the factory team perfectly.

 Jan will be responsible for customer relations and support as well as marketing. Count on him for speedy responses to any queries that you might have. He will also ensure that the marketing efforts are properly coordinated and perfectly styled.

 

For more information please contact www.fluidkayaks.co.za

 

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