HOW TO DEFLATE AND ROLL AN INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARD

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TL;DR

Begin at the nose of the board. Roll around the action mount. don't roll the fins up;  just roll around them. Whenever you get to the tail of the board and most of the air is pushed out of the board, close the inflation valve so that no air is going to come back into the board. Once you wrap the strap around the board, put the strap through the clip and tighten it back down.

Deflating your board can be a tedious task, however, it is a necessary thing to do and it’s highly important to do it properly in order to protect your sup.

Here you’ll find a thorough guide that will tell you and SHOW you (I’ll add a video at the bottom) how to deflate your board the correct way.

Before we start, I must mention that you should not use the valve wrench that’s in your repair kit to deflate the board; that’s very dangerous and could reuslt with voiding your warranty. And now that we got that out of the way, let’s begin:

Here are a few tips to deflate your board:

  • Open the valve cap and push down on the yellow button in the center of the valve.
  • Give it a slight twist to lock it into the open position.
  1. If you have an electric pump, you can use the electric pump to suck the air out.

  2. You can just let the board sit for a couple minutes and a lot of the air will push out on its own.
  1. If you don’t have an electric pump, you can just begin rolling and it will push the air out of the valve as long as it’s in the open position.

Deflating by rolling

  • Always begin at the nose of the board first because you need to push the air out of the board as you’re rolling.
  • Begin rolling around the action mount. You’re not going to be able to roll certain things of the board up, such as the action mount, so you’re just going to kind of roll over them.
  • As you get closer to the fins on the back of the board, roll those fins up within the roll of the board.
  • don’t roll the fins up;  just roll around them.
  • Whenever you get to the very tail of the board and all the air, or most of the air is pushed out of the board, close the inflation valve so that way no air is going to come back into the board.
  • Once you wrap the strap around the board, put the strap through the clip and tighten it back down.
  • Now, if the board is rolled up properly, it can very easily fit into its’ bag.

In summary, deflating your inflatable sup, rolling it up and putting it in the bag really is a pretty simple process. The main principle is to to get as much air out of the board as you can, and roll as tight as you can as well.

Here’s a video that shows how it should be done correctly:

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