How to maintain your wing?
You have started wing foiling and you want to know how to maintain your wing? You’ve come to the right place!
So let’s talk about maintenance and give you some tips on how to take care of your equipment.
Discover the video at the end of the article!
Drying your wing
Inflate your wing
Ideally, after your session, to dry your wing we advise you to leave it inflated. If for some reason you can’t do this, don’t hang it by its handle.
Indeed, when the wing is deflated, if you let it hang too long by the handle, the deflated central bladder may twist on itself and bring some complications when re-inflating the wing. We explain how to avoid this scenario.
If you inflate your wing with maximum pressure in one go, a fold or hernia may develop and burst. To prevent this phenomenon, when you reinflate, before putting on maximum pressure, take care to check that the bladders are well in place.
So when you inflate, start to send a little bit of pressure into the bladders to give the wing its shape. Then, before applying more pressure, lightly tap the socks so that they fit back into their sheath. And only then can you put the proper pressure on.
At AFS Foils we mentioned 6 PSI on the bladder, in reality we have taken a little margin and the ideal inflation is 7 PSI on our wings.
Tidy up your wing
The last step is to put the wing in its bag. It’s simple, unscrew the valve and let the air out. Then roll up one ear, then the other, to the middle curl.
By doing so, you take care to keep your central coil well in place in its sheath. Depending on the size of the wing, you will make 2 or 3 folds before putting it in your bag.