How to change the flange of the central batten of a wing foil?
Have a clean and dry place
Remove the one pump
The first thing to do is to remove the so-called one pump. To do this, remove the ring, then the rubber end of the one pump and before removing the one pump completely.
Implementation of the guide
Take some thread and tie a knot at the end of the valve you just removed. When you remove the batten, the wire will follow and allow the new batten to be put back in place.
Retract the valve into the valve
Open the slat at the end and remove the
Go to the end of the batten to undo the scratch. The batten is caught in it. You can then shoot it quietly without forcing it.
Repair or change the batten
Repair the hole in the batten. You can then repair it with pieces of latex and neoprene glue or buy a new batten from our partners.
Replace the batten
The most risky thing here will be to make turns while putting the batten back into the sheath.
To do this, bend the slat that will unroll as you go. Tip: fold the end like a sock (this is what is between the tip of the one pump and the end of the batten that will be on the leading edge).
Attach the guide to the one pump end of the new batten. Pull the thread gently.
Replace the one pump
Put the valve of the one pump back through the hole. Reattach the connection to the leading edge.
Inflate the center batten without pressure
Inflate the slat a little to make sure there is no hernia. If everything is good, you can undo the guide.
Close the end of the batten
Fold the batten into its sleeve and scratch.
Tap gently during inflation so that everything falls into place nicely.