1. INFLATE WITH RECOMMENDED PRESSURE
With inflatable SUP boards, it is advisable to have a sturdy base. The stiffer, the better..
However, if you're not following the recommended pressure, it might cause a catastrophic effect to your boards. This right amount of pressure is required to ensure your inflatable boards to be;
- Stable and able to hold a proper amount of weight.
- Sturdy and does not bend / deflect in the middle.
- Glide with Maximum Performance.
If you are putting less than the required pressure, your boat might resemble a 'floating banana' in which a part of your SUP area will sink below the water line and cause your whole experience to be underwhelming and not that enjoyable.
2. RINSE YOUR BOARD
It is important to always clean your board with a fresh water and dry it properly especially when you have used your board on a salt water. The salt could dry out your SUP and eat away the materials which may result to air leaks, deflation and other detrimental damages.
Besides that, if you're not cleaning your boards frequently, by time it may also develop a smell. You wouldn't want your SUPs to smell like 'old socks' especially if you're going to be standing on it the whole day.
3. STORE YOUR BOARD WELL
You may store your boards inflated or deflated. Never stack things or heavy object over an inflated board as it may cause a dent or leaks on the body. Also, if you’re storing your board inflated for the long-term, it’s best to release a few PSI just in case your storage area gets too warm. That helps to prevent any damage to the board from the air inside expanding beyond the desired PSI.
Always deflate and fold the board when you are storing it. It is advisable for you to keep it in a bag with a shaded and dry place to ex
here are a few points to remember. Resist the temptation to stack things or place heavy objects on it. Over time, storing heavy objects on your board could cause a divot or impact the rocker of your board. A
Store your deflated SUP lying flat.
When storing your board deflated, it’s a great idea to use your board bag to protect it from abrasions. Make sure it’s clean, dry and rolled or folded loosely. Then store your board in it’s backpack or bag so it’s laying on its side rather than upright or standing on the edges of the board where pressure points could form.
Although your board will have creases at the start of the season if stored deflated, they’ll go away once the board has been inflated again.
4. HANDLE WITH CARE
5. AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT
6. GET PROPER TRAINING