The 6 steps to prepare your wing
In this article we will explain step by step how to prepare your wing before sailing: unfurl, secure and inflate.
Step 1: Get the wing out of the bag
Be sure to open the wing bag properly so that you don’t pull the wing and risk getting it stuck in the zipper.
Step 2: Unroll the wing
Put your wing on the ground and unroll it: first the central flange, then one ear after the other. Lay each part flat.
Step 3: wedge the wing leash under the pump
Once the wing is unrolled, a gust of wind is enough to make it fly away at the risk of damaging it. To avoid this, take the leash from the kite and jam it under the pump before inflating.
Step 4: Connect the pump to the wing
Take the tip of your pump and insert it into the valve provided on the bladder. For more security, if your pump has a leash, you can attach it to the handle of the kite.
Step 5: Inflate the wing
To inflate the wing effectively, give it a few pumps to shape it (do not inflate it all the way in). To place the sleeves properly, you can lightly tap the socks, this will allow them to inflate properly. Then finish inflating to 6-7 PSI.
Step 6: Disassociate the pump from the wing
Once the wing is well inflated, you can disconnect the pump and close the valve.