Our customers, feedback, photos, team action and coverage.
and board testing last winter on the North Shore:-
We are lucky enough to get some excellent feedback from our customers many of whom have been with us for years. From the weekend warriors and soul surfers to the competition riders including Toby Donachie, Eugene Tollemache, Liam Murray-Strout, Rhys Barfield and Kathleen Spears who have all become winners riding Fluid Juice boards.
Thank you all for sending your feedback & photos a selection of which you will find below. We would still love more, so if you currently own a Fluid Juice board please feel free to e-mail us your photos and thoughts.
The advancement of young riders with Fluid Juice Boards is a real buzz.
Congratulations to Ollie Grayling the new Bantham Surf Academy U16's Champion.
Triple congratulations to team rider Rhys Barfield;-the new Quiksilver King of the Groms UK Champion, the new Welsh U16 Champion and the new Welsh U18 Champion.
Toby nails yet another cover....
This time Fluid Juice team rider Toby Donachie is putting his 6'5" Pro Step Up model through its paces in the worlds ultimate testing ground, at speed, in the barrel, just inches above the reef at Backdoor Pipeline.
At the Billabong British Juniors, Fluid Juice boards took 8 out of a possible 24 podium places led by our team rider, Toby Donachie who competed with his FJ squash tail flyer, he’s once again been carving up the competition scene winning amongst other titles the coveted UK PRO TOUR Champion U16 2008 & Quiksilver King of the Groms 2008.
FJ team rider Toby has traveled to some new waves in Portugal Hawaii Australia and Bali both for fun and competitions. Congratulations for getting 7th @ the European Championships U16 in November representing England and on making the GB team for the 3rd time.
A great season at home and away coming 4th @ the European Final of the Quiksilver King of the Groms in Capreton, France this summer - Well Done Toby!
Here is a photo of me and my lovely surfboard! Don't no if it will be useful for the website? Thank you Adrian, it is a pic of me in Hawaii. Also some feedback, i love the last board u made me, and the 6'0 defiantly the best one I've had, its fast and it turns something lovely. Thank you so much, i'm proud to be riding your boards.
Sent: 14 May To: email@example.com Subject: sofa surfing
Adrian, On my next trip to Croyde I will make a better attempt to get an 'action shot' of the new board... For the record, and bare in mind that I'm pretty much a novice, the board worked just great. Up on it on the first attempt, was still able to ride the smallish surf that Croyde produced last weekend, while all those around me stuck with their Mals and longboards. Felt that I'd 'almost' joined the secret club - those who have pointy boards and nod knowingly at one another... I even spied another FluidJuice creation and struck up a nice conversation with it's very happy owner. So once again, thanks for the time that you put into ensuring that I would get the right kind of board for my abilities (or rather lack of). It is just the right balance of challenging vs enjoyable. It is as stable as the big 8ft plus learner boards from the surf school, yet turns beautifully. It is now sat in Croyde (at a top secret location) awaiting my return next month for the second installment of my surf epic. As for the graphics, top marks to Simon who did a great job. Someone even approached me in the pub one evening to ask about the board, so it must stand out from the Croyde Crowds. And of course the target on it gives the lifeguards something to 'aim' for.
Cheers, Ian Gilmour
Sent: 15 August To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Quad fin feedback
Just a quick email to let you know that the quaddie is going really well. I took it up North for our annual cold water pilgrimage and spent a week surfing it in a variety of different conditions. Have to say that it rides brilliantly and I am stoked with the way it has come out. Superb speed down the line and a nice easy take-off as well. It's going to be tough choosing between the twinny and the new quaddie now I'm back in oz but that's a nice problem to have! We've just returned to Victoria and I've brought the boards back with me. The day we got back we went down the road to check out Bells and it was pumping with a 15ft swell at a 16 second period. Naturally I was safely tucked away in the car watching the experts but it was pretty spectacular! Anyhoo, I've attached a photo of the new board in action up North. Thanks again for another great board and hope to catch you next time we are over in the UK :-)
Sent: 02 July To: email@example.com Subject: NEW BOARD
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW TRIED THE BOARD OUT AT THE WEEKEND.....WHAT CAN I SAY YOU ARE THE GOD OF SHAPERS CANT EVEN PUT IT INTO WORDS IT IS THAT GOOD......IT HAS EVERY THING I NEED TO IMPROVE MY SURFING AND I THOUGHT IT COULDNT GET ANY BETTER AFTER MY LONGBOARD YOU MADE FOR ME.....ITS NOT JUST THE BOARD ITS EVERY THNG ABOUT FLUID JUICE CUSTOMER SERVICE I COULD GO ON FOR HOURS....ON THAT NOTE JUST ONE BIG THANK YOU DID TRY LOOKING SO I COULD GET THIS ON YOUR CUSTOMER FEED BACK ON THE WEB SITE BUT MAYBE YOU CAN PUT IT ON AND LET EVERYBODY READ IT.....AND THANKS AGAIN
Sorry for the late reply. Thanks so much for my new 6'6", it gets into the wave so early and has got so much speed and hold through turns, the spray job isn't half bad either... can't wait for the autumn swells to start arriving and get it into the bigger stuff! Here's a pick of me having a play at Puts last week, my friends really into photography and editing so I've got quite a few shots if you want any more.I'm heading down to Aggie this week and am off to Hossegor in September before Uni, I'll be sure to get some more pics and to email back with some proper feedback.
Thanks again, David
Sent: 28 August To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: received board
received board and it looks the dogs bollocks, damn good work fella. swells not looking so good this week however lunan bays lookin not to bad for the end of next week ill get a few surfs in and will let you know how i get on. thanks again for what looks like a shit hot board my friend
bye the noo
Sent: 16 April To: email@example.com Subject: Your board
What I didn't tell you is what happened to the board when the snow fell. After too many beers I took the fins off both my boards and we scooted down the slopes in the snow in Feb I think. These are all gap years from the school I work at - they're from NZ, South Africa and Australia. I'm taking the picture. So I guess I'm sending you a photo of your board in unexpected conditions. It was hard to turn by the way, but managed a 10 metre drop down the slope. The board is fine by the way!
Sent: 31 July To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Stoked
Thanks again for the new board, I've taken it out a few times now and have to say regardless of the conditions it just glides across the waves, even when its lumpy out there it just seems to iron out the bumps. Keeping the magic carpet to 7 foot has given me the best of both, manouverable yet it picks up waves like its a long board. Attached is photo of me using this at st'andrews. Say hello to Burt and thanks again for eveything.
Sent: 24 September To: email@example.com Subject: thanks
board arrived this morning GREAT ! one very happy boy.
Again thanks for all your help Mark & Jack
Sent: 20 August To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Shes arrived!! PHEW!
Well the boards finally arrived. WOW! shes beautiful exactly what I wanted. Even just the feel of it under the arm says its going to go so well! Lovely rails spot on tail and those wingers are just beautiful and the spray well that’s just out of this world!. Will let you know how she goes I think she may get christened tonight!.
Ezra here... Been meaning to give you some feedback. Loving the board - looking forward to ordering the next one already! Have attached a pic - North devon on a good day.
All the best
Sent: 08 October To: email@example.com Subject: Lilo
Well my man you have done it again. Had an amazing few days in Polzeath with lovely clean waves riding a board that looks fantastic and cruises down the line like a dream. I forsee many small wave days being turned into sheer bliss, and it's all thanks to you. Didn't get any pics I'm afraid but when I do I'll send them across.
Sent: 05 June To: Adrian Subject: StIves Longboard Success!
Just a note to say many thanks for doing everything you said you would, shaping, spraying and sending the board on time! Although still in my early stages of surfing I'm picking up waves and this board has brought me on ten fold. Hopefully one day i'll get ten toes over the nose lol! Have attached a pic taken on our apartment balcony overlooking Porthmeor Beach.
Jake getting ready for a big carve.
Lee Livingston racing down the line on his 7'2" round pin at Padang Padang, Bali.
Hi adrian, its connor, yeh i have been away, had 4 weeks in South Africa, loads of waves and barrels and sharks. The board went amazing, the rail changes in my cutbacks was alot better than my old board. The board got barreled alot aswell, rides well in the barrel. ive put the new plastic kelly slater fins in it and its really loose but also it holds in turns if you want it to, the board and fins make a magic combo. Best board ive ever ridden, thank you sooo much. Hope to hear back from you and i might be in contact soonish to buy another board!
Sent: 22 October To: adrian Subject: Charlotte 's board
Just wanted to say thanks very much really. i met charlotte up in newquay for the weekend and we had a great time surfing. The board is awesome, you've done a brilliant job. Charlotte really loves the board and i could see improvements in her surfing from just a couple hours surf! i am really jealous and i think i'm going to try and save up a bit for one of your boards myself!
hope all is going well, and hope to speak to you soon!
Sent: 20 October To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: feather fastback
Hi Adrian - it was good to see you on saturday... I have to say i'm really, really pleased with the new board. I was a little bit underwhelmed by it when i picked it up as it just looked so simple... I didn't take it out at Mawgan Porth after i left you as it was really lacklustre (i actually ended up going in for an hour on the fish and actually had a couple of really nice rides on it!!) So, i waxed it up on saturday evening and once i'd had a chance to have a proper look at the resin tint and the glasswork i started to realise what a corker it is (big thanks to burt as its really stunning, the tint is really vivid but subtle as well which is great and the glassing is absolutely flawless) i went upto polzeath to check out the jesus classic on the sunday had a few waves on my longboard before it started getting a bit choppy as the wind kept changing direction - so i got the new one out and was just gobsmacked by how it feels in the water... It paddles better than my old magic carpet, is duckdiveable and - and this has never happened to me before - it picked up the first wave i went for with ease and i couldn't believe how quick and lively it was... it really flies down the line but you can cutback on it so easily.... Really really chuffed - i was actually laughing out loud... the waves went to cack pretty soon after but i was still picking up the mush and taking off with ease... Its really buoyant but still h as that bite that gives it a real feeling of drive. The forecast is pretty good here for the rest of the week so i hope it'll get plenty of use... I have to say its the most stoked i've ever been about a board after its first session as it usually takes me ages to even begin to get it dialled... a bloke stopped me when i was getting out the water to ask who'd made it as he thought it was a 'beauty' he commented that i'd never ride anything else now, I have to say i think he's right.
So.. Many many thanks!!
Many many thanks for all this Adrian ... This new one has worked out brilliantly!
Just thought I would drop you a quick note to say thanks and let you know how the new board was going. I drove all the way up to N.Devon and scored perfect shoulder high Saunton for its first outing and it went really well. I always find I need about three or four surfs in different conditions to really make up my mind up and get really dialed into a board. Having surfed it few more times it wasn't until a tiny day at Watergate (knee- waisthigh) that it really came alive. I was out with Chris Thompson, and he was commenting ( with amazement ) on the way the fin was completely hanging out of the back of the wave when I was up on the nose with the entire deck of the board and inside rail locked in to the wave, allowing me to stand with little effort getting ten right in the pocket, it felt like the most positive and controlled noseriding I have done in the 16 years I've been riding a mal. Awesome board, this ones a keeper for sure.
Thanks again Adrian,
Sent: 21 October To: email@example.com Subject: Fluid Juice Web Site Enquiry
just wanted to thank you for the 6 4 swallow tail flyer you shapped for me. ive been on the sunshine and gold coast and the board was sick, worked amazing in the more powerful gold coast waves and even rode well at noosa on smaller days, managed to get waves in amoungst the log boarders!! its sick!! unfortunately my friend decided to run over it with his fins in bigger surf and the rail and deck got pretty smashed up, absolutely gutted. i had it fixed and they did a good job but was soul destroying as id only been on the board 5 times!!! ah well. still surfs sick!!! was gonna enquire about the retro fishes you shape, i had a go on a twin fin out here in the smaller surf and fell in love!! ill be back in the uk in 2 weeks, would be great to chat again!!
Sent: 15 September To: firstname.lastname@example.org
sorry for the slow reply but been getting some ridiculous waves and difficult to get on email as you might imagine.....i can't explain how good the waves have been and how well the board has performed...i have attached 3 pics, please let me know if they come through....it paddles so well and is extremely versatile, i really couldn't be happier with it. thanks so much adrian and let me know what you think of the pictures.