Inflatable paddle board setup steps
Setup Steps of iSUP
Setting up an inflatable SUP is fast and simple, and everybody can do it in ten minutes. In this iSUP configuration guide, we will take you step by step through the entire configuration process to see how easy it is. Then we’ll also show you exactly what to do after you’ve finished paddling and are able to back up your board. It is also easier to get your board deflated and packed into the iSUP backpack!
Configure your iSUP
Phase 1: Unpack the iSUP and unroll it.
Then remove the compression strap from your iSUP backpack and loosen it and roll the board off on the ground with the deck pad facing up.
Phase 2: Valve cap unscrew
The inflation valve is located at the tail of your board. Valve cap unscrew.
Phase 3: CLOSED valve position
Make sure that the valve pin is able to shut the valve. It may seem confusing, but indeed, inflation happens after the valve is closed, so the pressure is not lost when the pump shaft is removed.
Phase 4: Connect the inflation hose of the pump
A dual action hand pump is included with your inflatable paddle board. Place the pump shaft on your board in the air valve and drag in a clockwise direction until secured. Also ensure that the other end of the hose is attached to the pump body inflation outlet.
Phase 5: Dual action mode of the pump
Your iSUP pump has two modes: one and two. When you begin inflating your board for the first time, turn the pump selector to dual action mode. The ultra efficient dual-action mode will swell your board quickly by pumping huge air volumes at a low pressure on both the up and down strokes.
Phase 6: Put your feet on the pump and start to pump.
Stabilize your iSUP pump with both feet on the rim. Keep your back straight and use your lower body mainly, start pumping to inflate your board.
Phase 7: Switch on single-action mode
When you begin to pump, as the board inflates, you can see increased resistance from the pump. When pumping in dual-action mode is too difficult, just turn to single-action mode and finish inflating your board to the recommended 12-15 psi pressure. In comparison to dual-action mode that inflates up and down strokes, single-action mode pumps air only on down strokes, which is easier to take advantage of the physical weight.
Phase 8: Stop pumping when 12-15 psi is reached
When the needle on the integrated pressure gauge reaches 12-15 psi, pumping will stop. With an inflation of 12 psi or 15 psi only a small difference can be made. Don’t go higher than 15 psi.
Phase 9: Disconnect your board’s pump hose
Your inflatable SUP is now fully inflated. Offer the pump shaft a swift counter-clockwise twist to detach it from the air valve of your board. You’re going to hear a short but loud blast of air as it breaks off.
Phase 10: Air Valve Cap Screw
Place the valve cap over the air valve of the board and screw it safely.
Phase 11: Add SUP leash SUP
Your board is supplied with a leash of SUP. In order to fasten the leash simply open the velcro folds at the end of the leash, cut the looped cord and slip through the D-ring at the tail of the board. Take the cord through the loop to tie it firmly to the D-ring. Next, just close the cord velcro.
Phase 12: Set the fins
Thanks to our Fast Lock toolless fining device, your iSUP includes a 2 + 1 fin package that is a breeze to connect. To set up the fins, simply line the notches with the plastic pins on the fin in the fin box, insert the fin, seat it firmly and then click on the locking register at the back of the fin box.
Phase 13: Assemble and change the carbon shaft paddle of three parts
Last but not least, the time has come to place your board in the 3-piece carbon shaft paddle. Next, take the paddle blade with the piece and turn the clasp on the opposite end. Next, take the middle part of the shaft of the paddle and insert the tape end with the blade into the end. Close the fastener to lock it. Finally, take the third part of the plastic handle and insert it into the end of the middle part after the locking clasp is opened. Standing straight over you with your arm, drag the handle to your wrist and secure the clasp. Your paddle is now ready for use, assembled and modified.
Phase 14: Clean your board and rinse it.
It is necessary to remove sand, dirt or other residues that remain on the board when you are finished paddling. Rinse your board with fresh water then. We would also recommend that you give it a quick wipe with a towel or chamois before it rolls up.
Phase 15: Accessories detached
You’re going to want to cut the three fins first. To do that, just turn the lock tab on each fine box and raise the fins up and out. Then flip back over your board and cut SUP leash by opening the velcro closure.
Phase 16: Failure the board
Discharge the valve cap at the end of the board, press down the inflation valve pin and ensure that it is OPen. When your board deflates, you can hear a powerful rush of air. After one or two minutes when most of the air has escaped, the included pump can be used to collect the remainder of the air. Using the deflate port on the pump this time. A total deflation decreases and helps you stack the board amount. Cover the air valve after deflation and screw the valve cap on.
Phase 17: Board roll up
You can now start rolling up your board. Using the fin boxes from the tail of the board to fold the board forward and ensure that it folds tightly. Finally, position the compression belt around the centre of your rolled-up board and tighten it tightly.
Phase 18: Paddle disassembly
Only open the two locking clasps and pull the three parts apart to take your paddle apart.
Phase 19: Pack up
The final move is to put all the stuff in the backpack, board, leash, fins, pump and everything else, and you’re all done!