ULI – ULTRA LIGHT INFLATABLES
The fact that you are reading this already shows that you have incredibly good judgement because you are the owner of an ULI stand up paddle board. From here on the biggest problem you are going to have is not grinning like a fool every time you use or think of using this board.
ULI Corp have been designing, manufacturing, and refining the ULI inflatable concept for 10+ years – You are now in possession of the very latest – high performance board that ULI manufacture – Please read this Manual for instructions on how to get the best from it.
ULI Manufactures and sell a complete range of Inflatable, functional, lightweight and packable surfboards which are constructed from the same sturdy materials that are used in military/commercial inflatable boats, making them durable and UV resistant. We have even ‘Steamroller’ tested them so that you can be assured of their usability and durability.
Whether for headache-free travel with no additional baggage costs or everyday practical use simply deflate the board and it fits easily into a backpack. Once you reach your destination, you can quickly inflate it with its small hand pump.
ULI boards are soft and the fins are flexible, but inflate to 15psi and the entire structure becomes more than rigid enough to hold well in a wave and yet still paddle easily on your favorite flat water.
The complete line of ULI surfing and water sports gear was designed for travel, safety, portability and usability without compromise.
The fabric of the board is exactly like the material that IRB’s (Inflatable rescue boats) are constructed from- it’s tough. In fact when pumped to the recommended pressure you should be hard pressed to tell that it’s an inflatable.
The pump supplied with the ULI is a two stage (pumps both ways) stirrup pump that has three outlets, an inflation outlet, a deflation inlet and a clever little cap that when removed it changes the pumps function from two stage, fast inflation at lower pressures to single stage higher pressure pumping on the down stroke for ‘topping the board off’. The pump hose has a bayonet fitting on both ends one of which has a rubber seal that fits the board with a simple twist to fit action. The valve on the board has a push – push system. Push to open releasing the air, push to close to inflate – simple and foolproof. From taking the board out of it’s carry bag to full inflation pressure of 15psi should take about 5 minutes.
The deck of the board is covered with a full length blue and white EVA deck grip. No need for wax. . There are also two heavy, fabric stowing eyes with cord loops that allow for the paddle to be attached down the centre of the board, making for easy carrying.
The hull has three fiberglass stringers to stiffen the board and three moulded thruster style fins set into the rear fabric.
Remove the ULI from its storage bag and unclip the restraining strap. Unroll the board (The fins should be on the inside and the deck grip should be on the outside). Turn the board over onto it’s hull (fin side down) and locate the inflation valve at the front of the board on the deck.
Remove valve cover to locate inflation port. Attatch the pump hose to the boards’ valve. The valve on the board has a push – push system. Push to open releasing the air, push to close to inflate – simple and foolproof, the end of the hose that fits the board is the end with the rubber seal – the hose is a bayonet fit both to the board and the pump. If the pump is a dual action pump (pumps both ways) use the top outlet initially and top off the board.
Replace the Valve.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Sometimes when unrolling your ULI you will notice that the centre fin may have taken a ‘set’ to one side or the other – this is nothing to worry about. The fin will straighten itself if left in a warm room for a while, failing this immerse the fin in warm water.
Always attach and use the ankle leash to your ULI when in use.
You can clean your ULI using a mild detergent and warm water.
Your ULI is a very capable wave riding board – you may have to modify your style slightly to accommodate it’s unique design features. We always suggest getting used to your board in flat water, low wind conditions before attempting any wave riding which is always at the risk and discretion of the owner.
The ULI board turns best from the tail with the riders weight on the back foot over the fins. This helps prevent the nose of the board getting ‘bogged down’ in a wave. When flat water paddling a parallel stance or a slight surf stance is best.
GREAT CARE should be taken in windy conditions – should wind conditions increase during a session the owner should exercise their discretion and judgement before continuing to use the ULI.