How do I deflate the paddle board?
Open the valve cover, press on the pushpin inside the valve with your finger tip and turn it in either direction, until it locks itself in the lower position. Turn the board fins up. Start rolling the board from the rear with the fins inside the roll. You can use a rubber bungee cord to wrap around the board to keep it from unrolling.
Why is air escaping from the valve as soon as the valve adaptor is disconnected?
Make sure that the pushpin inside the valve is locked in the upper position before you start pumping up air inside the board. When the valve pushpin is in the upper position, it means that the valve is locked, and no air will escape when the valve adaptor is disengaged.
How do I know when the paddle board is fully inflated?
SATURN paddle boards can take up to 10 psi air pressure. It is suggested that you use our high-pressure electric pump that automatically shuts off once full pressure is achieved. If you use a hand pump and the air pressure gauge is not available, youll need to pump until you feel board surface become as hard as a rock. Knock on the paddle board surface with the palm of your hand to feel if board is hard enough. If the board is fully inflated, it will not bend under your weight when you are stand up paddling. If you are using the HDSUP330W board as a sit-on-top kayak, high pressure is not as important as when standing on it. Just inflate the board until it is moderately hard and does not feel soft when you press it with fingers.
How do I carry my inflated paddle board to the beach?
Get over the shoulder straps from any old bag. Attach them to the D-rings on one side of the board. Hold the other side of the board under your underarm, and grab the strap attached to the D-rings with the palm of that same hand. Adjust the shoulder strap length if necessary for convenient operation. Or you can just carry the strap over your shoulder.
My paddleboard seems to be a little bit tipsy, why?
First of all make sure that paddleboard is fully inflated to be as hard as a plastic board. Inflatable paddleboard can take up to 10 psi air pressure. While it can be achieved with regular hand pump, electric high pressure pump is highly recommended for quick and complete inflation. Also, try using sandals or other footwear while stand up paddling instead of barefoot. That seems to help a lot.
How do I use the SATURN SUP board as a surf kayak?
Once you see a relatively high tidal wave rolling down toward you, quickly start paddling alongside the wave's direction. Once wave is behind you, the board will start sliding along the waves slope. Use a paddle as a rudder to steer yourself in a straight line. Be aware of your surroundings because its very possible that you will overturn. Make sure there are no sharp rocks close to you. If you do fall in water, swim to the paddle board first and then use the board to swim back to the paddles.