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Gawa race twintip

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Created by dachopper 3 months ago, 27 Nov 2023
dachopper
WA, 1783 posts
27 Nov 2023 2:39AM
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Anyone know anyone with one of the Upeksha Gawa racing twintip boards from a few years ago ?... or the chinese copy?

Trying to find one somewhere to buy.

Nick

riviere
WA, 74 posts
27 Nov 2023 3:45PM
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Nick, you might wanna have a look around PRANBURI HUA HIN thailand maybe, i m not too sure but Will and i met a nice chap during the 2018 oceania :/asia under 17 olympic qualifiers TT racing for argentina, i think this person was producing or sort of shaping those kinds of boards there...cause some of the TT riders were using that board for sure.
don t really know if he still does actually, but he might have a few left in his shed, if you manage to get his contact , i m pretty sure he WILL HELP you cause he s a real nice guy, he gave Will a sort of light trouser wet suit to avoid beiing stung by jellyfish, after a few ttipers got stung bad.
hope it helps...

riviere
WA, 74 posts
27 Nov 2023 3:54PM
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maybe try craig@upeksha.net

dachopper
WA, 1783 posts
28 Nov 2023 3:23AM
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Thanks for the tip, I've been.in contact and they are no longer manufactured, so second hand options only....... and not many ( any ) that I've seen advertised in a long while.

Jon
NSW, 80 posts
28 Nov 2023 7:22AM
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dachopper said..
Anyone know anyone with one of the Upeksha Gawa racing twintip boards from a few years ago ?... or the chinese copy?

Trying to find one somewhere to buy.

Nick


Hey Nick include a photo of what one looks like?

dachopper
WA, 1783 posts
28 Nov 2023 10:10PM
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They are an older board that was in when the course racing was twintips, but dropped out of vouge when formula boards, and eventually foil boards and ram air kites took over the elite racing scene. They stopped manufacturing them , but I'm sure someone must have one in the back shed somewhere they are willing to part with.





LePhasme
WA, 58 posts
29 Nov 2023 9:49PM
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I'm also looking for one in Australia but haven't seen anything.
Just saw this picture earlier today of a current t board that look somewhat similar to the gawa but looks like it's from ozone.


dachopper
WA, 1783 posts
30 Nov 2023 4:53AM
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Hahhaha..... I was at that race.... I came 3rd :)

It's not current, and it's not Ozone, it's about 3-4 years old.

LePhasme
WA, 58 posts
30 Nov 2023 6:26AM
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Yeah apparently it's custom made, maybe that's what you should do, get a custom board.

dachopper
WA, 1783 posts
1 Dec 2023 6:43PM
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That is on the list if I cannot find a second hand one, but I'm expecting a custom copy to be a lot more $$$...



I might have a lead so I'll see if it eventuates.



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