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MCCONKS SUP BELIEVE

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GUIDE

2017


SUP SAFETY HAVING FUN IS IMPORTANT, BUT YOUR SAFETY IS THE PRIORITY

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that our kit complies with the highest safety standards, accidents happen and other water users can be unpredictable. Follow these simple rules to have fun safely: Be humble and aware of other water users Know your limits and know the forecast conditions before you get on the water Always wear an appropriate leash. The leash in the package is not appropriate for all paddling environments, for example surf or whitewater.  Wear appropriate protection for your ability and your environment.  It is highly recommended to use a Personal Flotation Device if you are intending to paddle on

Use of this product and any of its components involves

open water

certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards, which can result

Always paddle with a partner If paddling a new spot, get advice from

in serious personal injury and death. In using this product you freely agree to assume and accept any and all known and unknown risks of injury while using this equipment. The risks

locals

inherent in the sport can be greatly reduced by abiding to

If paddling in surf, know surf safety and

the Safety Precautions listed in this User Guide and using

follow surf etiquette

common sense.


WHAT'S IN THE BOX 1 x iSUP board 1 x 3pc paddle 1 x wheelie bag 1 x high pressure, high volume SUP pump 1 x US box centre fin If you think anything is missing, 2 x FCS click fit flexi fins or if you have concerns about 1 x repair kit your package, please contact us at andy@mcconks.com

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GETTING STARTED

Correct inflation pressure is critical for both your safety and your enjoyment. Our enclosed SUP pump will inflate to

High pressure = rigidity = performance, so

a maximum 25 PSI therefore is perfect

always aim for 25PSI .

for preventing over-inflation.

We do not recommend the use of air

Minimum inflation pressure: 15 PSI

compressors. to reduce the risk of over-

Maximum inflation pressure: 25 PSI

inflation.

Do not keep your board in direct

If the board has been over-inflated, it

sunlight and temperatures greater

should not be used and must be disposed

than 20 degrees centigrade.

of.

Looking for more advice? www.mcconks.com/blog - a collection of articles, some fun, some informative, written by mcconks and guest authors

facebook.com/groups/SUPhacks - great tips from the SUP community

facebook.com/SUPinsider - a view from the inside of the industry

Or contact mcconksUK on facebook, insta, twitter or pinterest


1. Roll out your board on a smooth and flat surface. 2.  Unscrew the valve cover located near the tail of the board.  3.  Make sure that the central valve pin is in the “up” position. If it is in the “down” position, press down on the valve pin and turn it counter-clockwise until it pops up. 4.  Connect the pump hose to the “inflate“ outlet of the pump. Make sure the black screw plug is inserted into the pump body.  This enables dual stroke high volume pump pumping. 5.  Connect the pump nozzle to the valve and start pumping.  When you find it too difficult to continue pumping, remove the orange plug and keep pumping.  This turns the pump into single action high pressure pump. 6.  Stop pumping when you reach your desired pressure (minimum 15PSI, maximum 25PSI) 8.  Remove the pump hose and replace the valve cover. 9.  Fit the fins (you can ride single fin, twin or 2+1.  Experiment and see what works for you 10.  Attach the leash (only use the enclosed coiled leash on flatwater)...

!!!! Before undertaking a long paddle, inflate the board for a full 24 hours to be sure the board is airtight.  If you are seeing a consistent decrease in air pressure,

...and get

paddling

follow the instructions for leak detection in the board repair section of this manual. !!!

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...packing up A. Unscrew the valve cover and push down and twist the valve head. This will lock the valve open and allow air to escape rapidly from the board. B.  If the valve doesn't lock open immediately, keep your finger on the valve for 2 - 3 seconds and then try to twist again. C.  Try to keep sand, mud and grit away from the valve when deflating and rolling the board up D.  While the board is deflating, give your paddle and fins a good rinse to wash off any grit and sand.  And if you don't have freshwater to hand, make sure you rinse them when you get home E.  When the board has fully deflated, roll up the board starting from the nose so the fins are on the outside of the rolled board.  Brush off sand and grit as you roll the board up. F.  Put the board back in the bag for ready for your next adventure.


..looking after your kit We have chosen UV stabilised PVC to provide superior protection from ultraviolet light. However, to ensure extra years of flexibility and bright colours, avoid storing the board where it will be exposed to weather or in direct sunlight.

Please review the following tips for storage and board care.

• Before storing, hose off the board to remove salt, sand, mud and grit, and let it dry completely to prevent mildew buildup.

• Do not use harsh chemicals for cleaning. Most dirt can be removed with a mild soap and fresh water.  

• You may store the board inflated or deflated. If you deflate the board, we recommend that you store it in the protective bag that came with the board.

• If storing the board outdoors, raise it up off the ground and cover it with a tarp to prevent exposure to the elements.

• We do not recommend hanging the board.

• Do not store in extreme conditions (i.e. above 25C or below 0C).

• Store in a clean, dry place away from animals.

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...if you're losing air pressure Your new stand up paddleboard is made from a durable PVC, and is highly resistant to leaks. However, if a tear or puncture does occur, PVC is very easy to repair, and repairs are easily done with your included patch kit.

Detecting leaks

If you are losing air pressure, not caused by colder temperatures, check the board for leaks, starting with the valves.

A leaking valve is rare, but if you do find a leak we can send you a replacement valve. To locate a leak we recommend mixing soap and water in a spray bottle. Spray around the valve. If you see bubbles forming check your valve seating and base and be sure the valve insert is screwed tight.

If you continue to have problems it’s probably time to order a new valve. Replacement of the whole valve can be done with a simple tool that comes with the replacement valve.

If the board is losing air and the valve is good you probably have a small puncture. Small punctures can be repaired easily and permanently. Spray around the top and bottom of the board until air bubbles become visible and mark the position of the leak. If you do not find air bubbles, inflate the board to 27PSI and try to listen to find the leak. If you can narrow the area down, return with a spray bottle to identify the source of the leak.


...How to repair a leak Small leaks

Punctures less than 1/8”in size can be repaired simply without a patch. Deflate your board, then clean and dry the area to be repaired. Apply a small drop of glue to cover the puncture, and let dry 12 hours.

Your board comes with a repair kit as standard equipment. If you no longer have your repair kit, you can order a new one from your dealer. Cut a piece of repair material large enough to overlap the damaged area by approximately 1/2”, and round off the edges.

Apply glue to the underside of the patch and around the area to be repaired.

Too much glue will interfere with a proper repair. Allow adhesive to become tacky for 24 minutes, and then place patch on the damaged area. Use a weight to apply 2kg of pressure for 12 hours.

After patch has dried apply glue around the edges for a complete seal (dry for 4 hours). Large or difficult leaks

If you have a difficult repair, we recommend taking your board to a Chandler for repair.

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for the centre fin can be found in your repair kit.

SNIF

The thumbscrew and platebolt

We recommend for future storage that you keep the screw and bolt attached to the fin.

The fins can be stored in the

NIF ERTNEC

front pocket.

Unscrew the square plate from the screw and slide into the centre fin box

Slide the fin lugs in to the box and push the fin back until the screw hole is directly above the bolt

Screw the bolt through the fin and into the bolt.

The fin can be pushed back for t a tighter tail, or brought forwards for a looser tail.


flexi fins.

Being flexible they're less likely to get damaged on rivers beds or reefs. But if they do, they can just be

TIF KCILC

replaced at low cost.

SETIB EDIS

Our FCS box side bites are

Click fit means that you just need to push the fins into the boxes, and then given them a sharp tap to slide them backwards. A sharp tap forwards releases them from the box

And if you do want to use standard FCS fins, ,these can be retrofitted with FCS grub screws available from all good Surf retailers.

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THE SMALL PRINT A

N E C E S S A R Y

DISREGARDING ANY OF THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND/OR ON THE PRODUCT MAY RESULT IN INJURY... INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF DEATH. NEVER GO PADDLE-BOARDING IN SEVERE WEATHER OR WATER CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO STEER THE BOARD OR RETURN TO SHORE. NEVER ALLOW MINORS TO USE THIS BOARD WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION. NEVER CONSUME ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE THAT MAY IMPAIR YOUR COORDINATION, JUDGEMENT OR ABILITY TO SAFELY PADDLE THE BOARD. NEVER USE THIS BOARD BEYOND YOUR SKILLS OR ABILITY. NEVER USE THIS PRODUCT AFTER SUNSET, BEFORE DAWN OR AT ANY TIME IN POOR LIGHTING. CHECK LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS REGARDING PROPER AND SAFE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. NEVER LEAVE BOARD EXPOSED TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT WHEN OUT OF THE WATER. NEVER LEAVE A DECK PAD EXPOSED TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT. DO NOT STORE PADDLE BOARD IN A BOARD BAG FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME. TIGHTEN AIR VALVE BEFORE TAKING BOARD INTO THE WATER. LOOSEN AIR VALVE AFTER USE TO RELEASE AIR PRESSURE. REGULARLY INSPECT AIR VALVE FOR TEARS AND/OR DAMAGE BEFORE USE.

E V I L .

S O R R Y !

McConks warrants its products to be free of defects in either materials or workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty covers only the original retail customer when the product is purchased directly from McConks or any authorised dealer, and may not be transferred. This warranty does not cover any damage that may be a result of normal wear and tear, misuse of the product, abuse, unauthorised modification or repairs, accidents, heat, excessive exposure to sunlight, improper handling, storage, maintenance or care, incorrect set-up, use in commercial, rental or teaching environments, or any other irresponsible use. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE, WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL, OR IMPLIED. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL MCCONKS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, STATUTORY OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE including, without limitation, loss to property other than this product, loss of use of said product, or other property or economic losses. McConks shall not be liable for contribution or indemnification, whatever the cause.  


How to contact McConks @McConksUK +44 7387 383243 andy@mcconks.com

www.mcconks.com

EN1496S U.S. ASTM F963-11 U.S. ASTM F963-11 EN71 Part 2 : 2011 EN71-3 2013

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