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ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« on: February 26, 2019, 09:57:19 AM »
Got a great deal on a couple SIC Recon inflatables for my Caribbean home.  Bought them for my wife and friends and for my own leisurely paddles.

I had a ULI years ago, which I explained in another thread, but it imploded.

How do most of you store your inflatable SUPs for extended periods of time (3-4 months)?  Do you leave deflated or inflated?  Storing inflated seems to go against the whole idea of an iSUP .easy storage and taking up less space.

Thanks for any suggestions
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Re: ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 10:05:36 AM »
I've owned my Hala for 2yrs and just keep it rolled up in it's storage pack without issues so far. I will say this, I keep it indoors rather in my garage just due to heat buildup that occurs in the garage from my car.
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Re: ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 01:38:33 PM »
Greenwatersports can weigh in, but I think either way is acceptable.  I kept my Red inflated, but space wasn’t an issue.  Some people keep them partially inflated.

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Re: ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 04:53:04 AM »
From a recent inflatable paddle board post i wrote:

I store some boards fully inflated in an outdoor store room (tropical warm and humid climate) for months on end and only top up the boards once in a while. Other boards I store inside in AC rolled up.

A rolled up board will have some wrinkles but after a few hours inflated, they'll iron themselves out from the inside out with the pressure.

If you'll be leaving the board for months at a time and have space, I usually suggest unrolled on a flat surface at 1-2PSI, away from sources of extreme heat or cold, rodents and sharp objects, out of the elements (sun mostly). Otherwise, rolled up in the closet is fine too.
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Re: ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 06:23:51 AM »
Hey Julian, thanks so much for your suggestion/ recommendations on isup storage.
The climate there is similar to yours.
  I had kept the ULI rolled up over the years and didn t use it much in between. Finally after a couple of years I took it out and found the air chambers inside had rotted and the board was one giant sausage   An expensive one at that.
I hope these new isups last a little longer.
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Re: ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 06:51:19 AM »
Hey Julian, thanks so much for your suggestion/ recommendations on isup storage.
The climate there is similar to yours.
  I had kept the ULI rolled up over the years and didn t use it much in between. Finally after a couple of years I took it out and found the air chambers inside had rotted and the board was one giant sausage   An expensive one at that.
I hope these new isups last a little longer.

My guess is that it started as a small area and that as you inflated it grew. The strands around the snapped ones would be under a greater strain and snap, then the ones just beyond them and so on. But that's just a guess. I am not sure how they would all "rot" (quoted since the materials are anything but biodegradable).
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Re: ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 07:48:08 AM »
I've got a 2016 Red Paddle Co Ride 10'6" that has been inflated most of it's life, sitting in the outdoor closet. It's at about 18PSI and I just top it up every now and then as needed. Likewise my 2019 Starboard 14x28 All Star has been inflated since I got it in mid November.
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Re: ISUP storage... deflated or inflated?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 09:50:11 AM »
Good to know Julian, our other option is carry them back and forth in their backpacks each trip and use them here and in the U.S. 
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