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How to inflate a paddle Board?

Single Chamber Paddle

Depending on the type of valve, push-pull or quarter-turn valve, you must first check that the valve nipple is correctly fitted.

Then position the pump hose on the valve. This hose consists of a high pressure nozzle. It is necessary to push it in and turn it a quarter of a turn until it can hold itself.

Most of today’s pumps are “double action”, meaning that they inflate when you pull the handle, and when you push.
There is a mechanism to switch to “single action” mode for easier inflation.
This change occurs when it becomes difficult to inflate by pulling on the pump.
The double action mode is used at the beginning of inflation to send a lot of air quickly into the board, then the single action mode is used to reach the maximum pressure.

The pressure gauge must show a pressure of at least 15 PSI. This is the maximum pressure.
It is normally written on the contour of the valve.
However, you can go up to 21 psi on some mid and high end boards that allow it.
Note that the board will not be stiffer than 15 psi, but it will offer more sensations.

Once the maximum pressure is reached, remove the pipe by making a quarter turn.

Screw on the valve cap and the board is ready.

Double Chamber Paddle

We meet in this video to explain you how to inflate and deflate a double bedroom paddle.

This new technology, with its emphasis on safety, is still unknown to the general public.

The dual-chamber inflatable paddle Board has, as its name suggests, two inflatable chambers. It is therefore equipped with two valves.

The first chamber is located in the centre, inside the board.

The second chamber is located on the outside of the board, around the central chamber.

Very important: it is essential to respect the order of inflation of the chambers.

The inner central chamber must be inflated first.

Once inflated, the outer chamber must be inflated first.

Be careful, if the order is not respected, the board may suffer irreversible damage and punctures may occur between the wall that separates the two chambers.

Inflating Paddle Board

To inflate these chambers, depending on the type of valve, push-pull or quarter-turn valve, check that the valve nipple is correctly fitted.

Position the pump hose on the valve by pushing it in and turning it a quarter of a turn until it can hold itself.

Inflate the chamber to a maximum pressure of 15 psi.

Then remove the hose and screw on the valve cap.

Deflating Paddle Board

To deflate the board, proceed in the opposite direction :

Deflate the outer chamber by unscrewing the cap and pressing the valve pin.

Then deflate the inner chamber by unscrewing the cap and pressing the valve pin.

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