Yea, just spoke to a dealer and he told me they are long gone. Took their warehouse back to south africa and dont do buisiness here at all really. So whatever you find is basically all that's left. Sad too because he said he just got rid of a bazooka which is exactly what I was looking for.
this is Natalie and was on the team for a while. Fluid was struggling for a number of years and they have pulled out of the North American market and are now focusing on recreation boats and whitewater boats in South Africa.
A number of moves and changes in the last three years made it pretty tough for them to make it work financially. IT is too bad because just this last year I felt that they were starting to get a small piece of the market. It is still possible to get Fluid boats, but a shop or someone would have to order an entire shipping container. I could find out how many boats this is if someone is seriously interested in banding together.
Really we need more paddlers to be able to keep the diversity of boat companies alive (wavesport is now no longer making whitewater boats as well). Keep teaching new people to paddle!
They are cutting down on white water boat production to focus on sit on tops and fishing kayaks. This isn't a good year for white water with the shutting down of Wave Sport US (turning them into Dagger), and the end of Bomber Gear, we're set to have an ever decreasing choice of manufacturers from which to buy gear. For an already small sport it needs some reviving.
That is such a shame. The 'Bang' is such an awesome kayak...I wish ALL manufacturers recognized the storage potential of the aft section like Fluid did. (And no, don't say "The XP does!" because the Bang has great whitewater characteristics whereas the XP does not.)
Well if anyone wants to go in on some boats, keep me in mind. I'd probably be in for 3.
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