pumping Archives - Sipa Boards

Whether you’re gliding across serene lakes or riding waves in the open ocean, having the right SUP setup is crucial for an enjoyable experience. One often overlooked aspect is the proper inflation of your board. Let’s explore why getting the pressure just right matters and how SipaBoards e-SUP takes the hassle out of manual pumping.

The manual pumping challenge (why it’s okay to hate pumping your SUP manually)

It’s time-consuming
When manually inflating a SUP, it can be a time-consuming process. Imagine standing by the water’s edge, repeatedly pumping air into your board while your excitement wanes. The family’s waiting (or perhaps your friends are faster than you) and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize this is not the most thrilling part of the adventure.

Sometimes, paddlers just don’t inflate their boards to the optimal pressure because they simply don’t want to spend any more time on it.

It’s not a proper workout (really!)
You might hear the story about manual pumping being part of the exercise. In reality, it can strain your lower back and shoulders. As a paddler, you’d need to stretch your shoulder girdle. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do that and just let the e-SUP handle the inflation?

The more PSI is better myth
In the past, top-quality SUPs were inflated to pressures exceeding 20 PSI (pounds per square inch). However, times have changed. Advances in materials and technology have led to a reevaluation of the ideal pressure. At SipaBoards, through extensive lab and on-water testing, we have determined that a well-constructed board actually performs optimally at 15 PSI. The materials we use for our boards are top-quality. SipaBoards utilizes x-woven dropstitch, a cutting-edge material that maintains rigidity and stability even at 15 PSI. This ensures a premium ride without the need to overinflate.

Improper Inflation equals worse overall paddling experience
Picture this: You’re out on the water, and your SUP feels sluggish. It’s like riding a mountain bike with a flat tire or driving your car on a spare tire. An underinflated board compromises maneuverability, speed, and overall enjoyment. Don’t let your adventure be marred by subpar performance due to inadequate inflation.

    So, how is SipaBoards e-SUP different?
    Enter another SipaBoards game-changer: the integrated pressure sensor.

    SipaBoards e-SUP takes the guesswork out of inflation. Each board comes equipped with a built-in pressure sensor.

    SipaBoards e-SUPs are self inflatable. When you turn on your SipaDrive to charge the e-SUP, the pressure sensor detects the current inflation level. If it’s not at the optimal pressure (15 PSI), the board automatically adjusts itself until it reaches the sweet spot. It always inflates itself right to the optimum pressure! No manual pumping required at all.

      The benefits of SipaBoards self-inflating e-SUP

        • Efficiency: Say goodbye to tedious pumping sessions. With SipaBoards e-SUP, you’ll spend less time inflating and more time paddling. (We’re not promoting drinking alcohol, but we’ve heard stories about people actually enjoying a beer while their e-SUP was being inlfated. You could try that with a can or bottle of your favorite 0.0% lager.)
        • Consistent Performance: The pressure sensor ensures that your board is always at its best. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, you’ll appreciate the consistent ride quality.

        So, next time you hit the water, remember that proper inflation is key to unlocking your SUP’s full potential. SipaBoards e-SUP offers a smart solution, allowing you to focus on the adventure rather than the pump. So, stay under pressure—the right pressure—and enjoy the ride!

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