How-To’s

Set-up, Use, Pack-up and Maintain your inflatable Stand-up Paddle board

Part 1
How to setup & inflate:

How to get started

Step 1: Close the Valve: Be sure to the valve is in the CLOSED (up) position before you connect the pump. Up = closed. Down = open. 

Step 2 and 3: Attach the pump & Inflate to 12 PSI.
The range is 10-15 PSI. Don’t inflate over 15 PSI.

1:45 Video setup tutorial:

Almost all iSUP’s come with a “Dual-Action” hand pump. They let you toggle between inflating on just the down-stroke, (single action) or both the up-and-down strokes (double action). High-end SUP’s may come with a pump with two chambers giving you three inflation setting – called a “triple action” pump. They let you inflate like a dual action pump but a third setting lets you inflate with both chambers. This is difficult when inflating at high-pressure, but helpful for the first 80% of the process.

Examples of manual and electric SUP pumps

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Part 2
How to paddle

To paddle straight:  Don’t just paddle parallel to the board,  but instead, put your paddle in about 2 feet away the board then pull down and toward the side of the board.

Your first few stroke will slightly turn your SUP because you have no momentum.

Keep your paddle as vertical as possible.

how to paddle straight 1

how to paddle turn

Part 3
How to deflate, fold up, & fit in the backpack:

View a step by step video guide, and up-close set of pictures of how to roll up you inflatable paddle board.

Step-by-step guide.

Rolling up a Paddle Board 2 SMALL

 

Part 4
Advanced use

Ready to up your game? Watch this tutorial of pivot turning, aka the “step back” turn.

How to pivot turn

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Part 5
Maintenance

If you puncture your SUP

 

If you damage the seam of your SUP