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lopezwill

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Re: Can I buy a Gong SUP in the states? Unfortunately non...
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 02:46:07 PM »


  Gong really has some progressive sup's!  I love the look of their shorter and longer performance stand up paddle surfing boards.  I don't have anything to do with Gong but it appears to me they do a lot of testing with excellent riders and are constantly making fine tuned adjustments to their shapes. Gong seems to have worked out most of the bumps in shaping a poor surfing board.  Being a heavier rider 220 pounds I would love to surf one of their smaller sup's...that still look like they have some stability without loss of performance?

We used to have guy here named,"Colas" who would talk about his Gong boards.  Colas was very helpful here.   learned a lot about paddling small sup's from him.

I would think a major brand like Infinity, Sunova or Blue Planet would just copy Gong's designs and have the boards available in the US.

I guess I opened the can of worms about copying somebody's sup design.  Just seems Gong is really making some," State of the art" surfing sup's while some of the major brands are chasing the foil wave. 8)

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Re: Can I buy a Gong SUP in the states? Unfortunately non...
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2019, 04:03:13 PM »
I don't feel particularly bad about attempting to copy a board that you literally can't get. Its successfully making the copy that's hard. Shaping boards as thick as some of these Gong boards while maintaining a good rail is its own skill, and a lot of good shapers don't have the practice to do it well.

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Re: Can I buy a Gong SUP in the states? Unfortunately non...
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2019, 04:21:44 PM »
If anyone sorts out a method, let me know. I'd sure like one of their 8'1 Alley Pros and they are apparently the only ones on earth able to fit that much volume into a board that size.

I could build you that board. And Iíd do it for cost of materials and shipping only. And I could get those hard, thin rails it describes. At that thickness Iím pretty certain itís more of a domed deck, not flat. But IMO thatíd make for a more responsive board.