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Fluid

12 Shochet Street
Parys
9585
South Africa

Phone: +27 56-817-2951

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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 - there has never been a better-suited kayak than the Detox.


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 a too full-on creeker to enjoy on easier runs, the Detox is the boat for you.

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.4
Design 
 
3.5  (2)
Perfomance 
 
4.0  (2)
Quality 
 
5.0  (2)
Value / Money 
 
5.0  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
Design 
 
4.0
Perfomance 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

It's a blast to paddle! Not quite as fast as my 09' Burn but quick none-the-less. Tracks straight and will snap your neck when attempting a sharp eddy line. I found myself catching eddies that I would normally never been able to with my previous boats. Rolling is super easy and I was able to catch waves no one else in my group was in fast moving Class III's.

In comparison, the initial stability is not nearly that of the Burn but once I got used to the twitchiness it allowed me to play so much more whether catching waves or slicing rock gardens and catching micro eddy's for fun.

To say it's a beginner boat would mean it will teach you to paddle correctly from the go with the Nemesis edges grabbing anything in sight. That being said, it rolls easier than a Diesel since it has a "stopping point" on the planing hull, carves quickly with great secondary stability and launches boofs with less effort with the aggressive rocker and shorter length.

I've definitely found my go-to boat and I'm shutting the computer now so I can go paddle it AGAIN!

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New to WW as of the beginning of last season. I've paddled a LL Remix and two different sized Burns. Most of my paddling are Class III's with the occasional IV thrown in. 6' tall, 180lbs with a 34" waist and 32" inseam.
Pros / The Good
STOUT! This thing is bullet proof compared to any other boats I've paddled/checked out. After damaging my first boat with in weeks it's the most important aspect of choosing my vessel. The outfitting is as comfortable as the Bad Ass LL stuff but easier to adjust and mounted to that sick spine/back bone for the Mod30 set up. The hip pads are super large and comfortable, actually placed great for carrying the boat on your shoulder. The shims are pre-cut and just slide in with out the need for glue or tape. The foot rest comes with both size pads(large and small) and the thigh braces are a dream compared to past boats I've paddled. The back strap moves quickly for access to drybags and gear.

The shorter length to most Creekers and River runners combined with the massive rocker make this thing handle like a much lighter boat. The edges are "sharp"! Starting at the nose I found myself upside down in the first three eddies I attempted at speed. But no worries, it rolls with out trying. With speed just slightly lean to carve and it acts like it's on rails... it's taken the fun level up a notch in my local runs.
Cons / The Bad
The spine in the Mod3 retains water. After the run and dumping residual water you can hear it slosh inside the unit. Granted this was the first shipment but I think I'm going to add some drain holes.

To adjust the seat forward or backwards it looks like by the design that you can just unscrew the two hand nuts and adjust whereas you have to loosen/unstrap the hip pads since the straps go around the seat and the cradle.

Mind you, both of these are nit-picking and not huge issues for me.
Recommend
Yes
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Overall rating 
 
4.3
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4.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value / Money 
 
5.0

If you are like me and like having edges for carving in and out of eddies, making tight turns in the thick of things and playing here and there then the Detox is your beast. I would choose the Detox over the Solo as my creek boat because of the edges and the control that it gives me, just remember that the edges also make it a wee bit less forgiving than the rounded hull and sides of the Solo.
The choice is yours, test both and go with what feels best for you.

Review

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About Me
paddling since 1995. Currently I live on teh Blyde River and work as opperations manager for an adventure camp. On weekends I am either instructing novice kayakers on one of our various clinics or just spending time with the wife and friends on the water. I am not sponsored by Fluid but I do know the Fluid familia very well and test some of their toys every once in a while.
Pros / The Good
High volume, flat hull, edges good deck shape for resurfacing and lotsa speed.
I have always been a supporter of flatbottom boats, mainly becuase I like freestyle paddling and the performance that one gets from hard edges.
Cons / The Bad
This is in my opinion not a con as I like the design, but, becuase the hull is flat if you land of a big drop and you land flat there is a bigger impact compared to landing in a Solo that has a round displacement hull.
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