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Post #1 Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:08 pm 
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A friend is visting Taiwan next month. Does anyone know of an ing stone dealer in Taiwan? Or any source to order a set?

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Post #2 Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:56 pm 
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I found two links at Yutopian. You may want to call them and ask exactly how they are different to make sure you get the one you want. (I want to say their number is 1-800-YUTOGO3, but I haven't called in a very long time)

https://www.yutopian.com/yutop/cat?prod ... ategory=sb

https://www.yutopian.com/yutop/cat?prod ... ategory=sb

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Post #3 Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:00 pm 
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Yutopian no longer sells ing stones. I do not understand why they do not update their listings.

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Post #4 Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Ah I see. I had no idea they were so scarce. Good luck.

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Yutopian no longer sells ing stones.
Anyone knows if ING has stopped all together the manufacturing of the ING stones ?

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Post #6 Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:55 am 
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Yutopian no longer sells ing stones.
Anyone knows if ING has stopped all together the manufacturing of the ING stones ?


If that's true, that would mean they must keep stones for the ING Cup!

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Post #7 Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Elom wrote:
If that's true, that would mean they must keep stones for the ING Cup!


That would make them just like the AGA, which stores the stones in a warehouse somewhere and ships them across the country to each Go Congress. Year after year after year. Ing stones are ideally suited for occasional tournaments because they can be stacked without fear of breaking and put away when not in use. Otherwise really aren't that appealing in my opinion.

I just went to the Taiwan Go Association website. I can't read the language and the Google translator is annoying, but I did manage to drill down and see some pro tournaments where the players are using Ing clocks but are not using Ing bowls/stones. It wouldn't surprise me if they weren't being produced anymore.

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because they can be stacked without fear of breaking and put away when not in use. Otherwise really aren't that appealing in my opinion.
Precisely why they're superb and ideal for coffee shop use, year after year after year. :mrgreen:


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EdLee wrote:
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because they can be stacked without fear of breaking and put away when not in use. Otherwise really aren't that appealing in my opinion.
Precisely why they're superb and ideal for coffee shop use, year after year after year. :mrgreen:


Exactly why I would like to purchase a set, or maybe two for my club.

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