Be sure the following items are included in this package before use:
|REPAIR KIT & STICKER PACK||
You're going to love your new GILI board, and we want to protect your investment for many years to come. Our inflatable boards are constructed from military grade PVC material and will hold up to most abuse, but certain environments can be hard on any item over extended periods of time, especially saltwater and direct sunlight. Our boards are made to be enjoyed outdoors, so here are some guidelines for your board when it's not in use.
Before inflating and using your GILI Paddle Board read these instructions and safety warnings.
Excessive sun exposure can potentially damage the non-slip traction pad of your board. When in use, the water has a cooling effect on the traction pad and helps regulate the surface temperature. When the traction pad is dry, heat absorption is amplified when exposed to direct sunlight. If you must expose your board to direct sunlight during transport or temporary storage, it is safest to keep the bottom of your board facing up.
When you aren't using your board, never leave the board exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
Keep your board in a shaded area when not in use.
Never leave the deck pad of your board exposed to the sun when not in use.
Dirt, sand, sun and saltwater will degrade any human made material over time. Rinse off any dirt, mud, sand and salt deposits with fresh water. When your board is completely dry, store in a cool, dry environment.
WARNING : Damage due to overheating is not covered by the manufacturer warranty.
To activate your 2 YEAR WARRANTY you must register at: WWW.GILISPORTS.COM/WARRANTY
WARNING : Disregarding any of the safety precautions and instructions in this manual may result in injury.
When inflating, start with the dial on Setting "1". This is the highest volume setting. Inflate the board until it becomes difficult to pump, and switch the dial to Setting "2". This is the mid range setting. When pumping gets difficult again, use the last Setting "3" to finish inflating the board from 14 to 18 PSI.
There is no way to over-inflate or damage your board using the GILI hand pump. Even though your board may look and feel rigid, pump your board up to the recommended pressure of 14-18 PSI. The closer you get to the recommended pressure the more resistance you will feel when pumping.
When you are deflating your board, clear any water, sand, dirt and debris out of the valve areas. Slowly, push down on the valve pin, and turn clockwise until the pin is locked in the DOWN position. There will be a loud, initial burst of air which will slow down very quickly. When your board is completely deflated, make sure the valve pin is in the closed (UP) position by turning the valve pin counter-clockwise and the valve pops up. Remove the fins before you roll up your board.
Experiment with different fin setups: Meno series boards come with 3 main fins: 9" Race fin, 4.5" Speed fin and a 3" River fin. The side fin aid in turning and maneuvering, but remove them if paddling in shallow water.
Our boards are constructed with strong PVC to provide protection from ultraviolet light. Store your board where it will not be exposed to weather and direct sunlight.
For travel and carrying, the paddle can be separated into 3 smaller sections.
When putting sections together, make sure paddle clasps are open. Once assembled, close clasps to lock in place. If paddle shafts still move, twist, or slide up and down, the clasps need to be tightened until secure. Use a Philips screwdriver to tighten.
Be careful not to pinch fingers when connecting the paddle shafts.
WARNING : RINSE PADDLE WITH FRESH WATER AFTER EVERY USE. REMOVE UPPER SHAFT TO DRY.
You'll find a repair kit with the SUP for small tears and/or leaks. Also includes a valve wrench for tightening the high pressure inflation valve.
Note: If you need repair glue, contact us and we will send you the glue free of charge.
(Use only when SUP is completely deflated)
The valve wrench should only be used if your air valve is leaking air.
ONLY use to tighten by turning clockwise. Use a reasonable amount of force. Only tighten the valve when the board is completely deflated. Valve wrench should NEVER be used to deflate the board. Improper Use of this tool will void the warranty and could cause serious injury.
WARNING : NEVER USE THE VALVE WRENCH TO DEFLATE YOUR BOARD OR WHEN YOUR BOARD IS INFLATED. IT CAN CAUSE BODILY HARM AND WILL VOID YOUR BOARD WARRANTY.
Always wear a PFD when riding your SUP. In addition, use your ankle leash unless riding in shallow, rocky rivers. Before paddling, attach your SUP leash to your board, following the instructions below. Remove your leash after you've finished paddling to prevent snagging. Wrapping your leash around the board and fins can result in damage to the leash.
There is a two-year Manufacturer Limited Warranty on all inflatable paddle boards from date of purchase. Abnormal defects in materials and workmanship are guaranteed. We reserve the right to replace or professionally repair the board, accessories or parts or replace with an equivalent product at no cost to you. This warranty does not cover the claims and/or conditions below:
Items not covered under warranty:
For warranty information or to make a claim on parts and accessories please visit our website: https://www.gilisports.com/pages/warranty-info
IN ORDER TO ACTIVATE YOUR WARRANTY YOU MUST REGISTER AT: WWW.GILISPORTS.COM/REGISTER
FOR YOUR WARRANTY TO BE VALID YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF PURCHASE. IF YOU PURCHASE YOUR BOARD SOMEWHERE ELSE OTHER THAN DIRECTLY FROM GILI SPORTS YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF PURCHASE.
If purchased directly from GILI Sports, your warranty is already activated and valid.