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Inflating a inflatable SUP

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Created by wat17 > 9 months ago, 22 Sep 2014
wat17
QLD, 7 posts
22 Sep 2014 1:18PM
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Have a couple of Red Paddleboards which are great. The only issue is inflating them. The hand pump can get a bit tough when you get up to higher PSI.

Looking for an compressor that I can connect to my car to pump up my SUPs asap. Any recommendations on units?

I already have gotten a connector which will work with it. One end is like a normal bike tyre and the other is the paddleboard connection.

HumanCartoon
VIC, 2097 posts
22 Sep 2014 1:31PM
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the heavier-duty 4WD ones work pretty well, we use them for the SUPVIC inflatable fleet.

or you could eat some spinach



wat17
QLD, 7 posts
23 Sep 2014 3:56PM
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HumanCartoon said..
the heavier-duty 4WD ones work pretty well, we use them for the SUPVIC inflatable fleet.

or you could eat some spinach



Thanks. I did get one but it doesn't seem to be doing a good enough job. What model compressor do you use?

And I never liked my greens!

HumanCartoon
VIC, 2097 posts
24 Sep 2014 1:09PM
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wat17 said..

HumanCartoon said..
the heavier-duty 4WD ones work pretty well, we use them for the SUPVIC inflatable fleet.

or you could eat some spinach




Thanks. I did get one but it doesn't seem to be doing a good enough job. What model compressor do you use?

And I never liked my greens!


Not sure what model exactly but looks a lot like this:



Our bloke went to ENZED and got it fitted up with a fatter hose to a standard SUP connector...I'm just guessing but maybe having a fatter hose makes some difference to how much volume it can push through? We take the SUPs up to about 14-15psi with the compressor and top them off with the hand pump.

PTWoody
VIC, 3981 posts
24 Sep 2014 1:34PM
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You want to make sure you have a pressure gauge that you can set to cut out before you over inflate and blow the seams on the SUP. Naish and Starboard sell an electric pump with a pressure gauge cut off. These pumps are nowhere near as robust as the 4WD units but at least the hoses and connectors don't need refitting to suit a SUP.

Markyb
NSW, 41 posts
24 Sep 2014 8:54PM
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wat17 said..
Have a couple of Red Paddleboards which are great. The only issue is inflating them. The hand pump can get a bit tough when you get up to higher PSI.

Looking for an compressor that I can connect to my car to pump up my SUPs asap. Any recommendations on units?

I already have gotten a connector which will work with it. One end is like a normal bike tyre and the other is the paddleboard connection.




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PTWoody said..
You want to make sure you have a pressure gauge that you can set to cut out before you over inflate and blow the seams on the SUP. Naish and Starboard sell an electric pump with a pressure gauge cut off. These pumps are nowhere near as robust as the 4WD units but at least the hoses and connectors don't need refitting to suit a SUP.


Have a look on the web site for airsup they have a pump for pumping up sups I think they pump them up quickly and up to 25psi if your board can handle that.
They are in Japan and US they ship to australia
they also make the best fins for inflatable boards to a lot of the major brands use there fins and fin box



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