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The Foil Zone => Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP => Topic started by: SCruz Carter on July 15, 2021, 01:07:07 PM

Title: Gong Shipping
Post by: SCruz Carter on July 15, 2021, 01:07:07 PM
Hi all-

I am considering getting a Gong wing, foil and board because their package deals are pretty insane and the stuff seems like it will be perfect for a beginner like me. But my one issue is shipping of a rigid board. Gong isn't shipping them to the US and the companies they recommend are not either. I sent them an email, but no response so far.

My question then for everyone is has anyone had success getting a Gong rigid board shipped into the US and how did you pull that off? The boards look pretty decent too! 
Title: Re: Gong Shipping
Post by: p06781 on July 17, 2021, 06:59:22 PM
Same wondering about this ? 
Title: Re: Gong Shipping
Post by: Fishman on July 17, 2021, 07:55:00 PM
When I looked at private shippers for a gong rigid board it was stupid expensive irrc it was like $700. I don't know anybody who's done it.

Funny thing is Takoon does ship thier foilboards from the same place and it's reasonably priced.
 Personally I like the look of that Takoon Comet wing board a lot.
Title: Re: Gong Shipping
Post by: Vancouver_foiler on July 17, 2021, 09:54:44 PM
Gong? All facts considering, there really is better gear for the money no?
Title: Re: Gong Shipping
Post by: surfcowboy on July 18, 2021, 08:16:59 AM
Buy the foil. Find a used wing and board here. Donít mess with international board shipping.
Title: Re: Gong Shipping
Post by: SurfIC on July 18, 2021, 01:40:35 PM
Buy the inflatable Hipe package. The Hipe is a cracking board. Once you are up and running sell it and get a nice keeper. I had the 5'1 85L as my intermediate board and it was great.
Title: Re: Gong Shipping
Post by: surfcowboy on July 25, 2021, 08:49:28 AM
This is the idea is the idea right here. Great advice.
Title: Re: Gong Shipping
Post by: Wetstuff on July 25, 2021, 01:59:16 PM
More than a few years ago, I brought in some randomly spaced boards from OZ.  I had a couple of customers there who were very helpful.  The $700. Fishman mentioned is probably low if it has to come by boat.  Well before COVID, it took 6-7wks and as soon as my last one (a 12-6) hit New Jersey ...the hands came out and four more people got paid incl. the US Gvmt.  (given the $USD to $AU a the time...it was still worth it!)  Most of the time, air freight included the extras, but two were dinged. (Who you gonna call? NOBODY.)

Follow Cowboy - find used or get Dwight to make you one that will not discount so much when you are ready for his 5-3.

Jim
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