How to inflate and deflate an inflatable paddle board

How to inflate and deflate your inflatable paddle board

Congratulations on your new paddle board. We will teach you the very basics of your new board: your board will be inflated and deflated. If it is your first inflatable sup, you should learn a few things BEFORE attempt to inflate your board or deflate it. Use our simple guide in no time to get you on the water.

Inflating Your inflatable Paddle Board

It takes less than 10 minutes for most people to unload and inflate your iSUP. You’ll definitely want to inflate your paddle board when you get to your destination-since our inflatables can be carried much safer in your travel bag. Of course you can opt to throw in a rack or a car, but we agree that you can move your board better in one of our GILI bags included.

Follow these seven easy steps in minutes to inflate your wall:

  1. Remove your iSUP and bag accessories first. Unroll the board on a smooth, rock-free surface and other loose materials. Grass is great. Grass is great. Valve cap unscrew. Important: Make sure that the valve pin is in the upright position before you start swelling – so that the valve seal is closed and the seal does not run away when the pump tube is removed.
  2. Insert the pump shaft and drag the shaft into the valve in the clockwise direction. Add the other end of the pump to the “Out” port. If using an electrical pump, make sure you stop at 12 PSI. The PSI calculation does not read until at least 7 PSI was reached.
  3. Disable the red cap on the hand pump when you hit the 9-10 PSI to make it easier to inflate the remaining 2-5 PSI. The pump is transformed from dual action to single action by removing the cap on the tube.
  4. Keep pumping until you hit 12-15 PSI on your monitor. Make sure you hit a maximum efficiency of at least 12 PSI.
  5. Twist the pump’s hose carefully. Replace your board’s valve cap.
  6. Attach the rear end snap-in and firmly with the thumb lever. You ‘re ready for paddling now!
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Deflating Your Paddle Board

Your paddle board is fast and easy to deflate. Do NOT use the valve bracket to deflate your paddle board in any situation. This can cause serious injury.

  1. Rinse your board with fresh water until deflation and dry it full. Remove the valve cap and click on the valve pin and drag and lock it in the open position to deflate. A big hiss of air is about to rush out of the board – don’t worry, that’s natural!
  2. When most of the air from your board has been deflated, roll the board up. Roll from the nose to the end of the board on the outside with the fin panel. Rolling from nose to tail makes it possible to get all the air out. To hold your board secure, use the included harness.
  3. Place your GILI Backpack with your rolled-up board, paddle, fine, pump and leash. It’s time to go home!
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