Airtrack is a multifaceted product that can bring joy to your family for a long time. It is also ideal for cheerleaders, gymnasts, acrobats, and fitness enthusiasts to practice at home. But to guarantee its longevity, knowing how to store it is crucial. So, to protect your investment, please read these five quick facts carefully. Also, follow them because we know you will thank us later.
- Roll or Fold Your Airtrack
- Make Your Life Easier By Using a Carrying Bag or Case
- Indoor Storage Is Optimal for Airtracks
- Do This When Storing Airtrack Outside
- Deflation And Inflation Before and After Storing
- Maintenance: Check Your Airtrack Before Storing
1. Roll or Fold Your Airtrack
The main thing before storing is to check it’s dry and clean. The rest depends on the storage space. If there is enough space, roll your airtrack. That is the best option for longevity. Why? Because there won’t be any creases to damage your product. But if the space is smaller, then fold your airtrack. When folding, make it compact but avoid making too sharp creases. If the creases are too sharp, the risk of damaging your product increases.
The best way to roll or fold your airtrack is to do it the same way as it was when you bought it.
2. Make Your Life Easier By Using a Carrying Bag or Case
How much your airtrack weighs depends on its size, meaning how long, wide, and thick it is. Some airtracks have a specific weight if there is only one size option. If there are more options, it can be closer to 4 kg per square meter.
No matter the size, airtracks are still big enough to make carrying them hard. Luckily, you can make your life easier using the carrying bag or case, usually included in the package. And if the bag happens to have handles, that’s even better.
The recommended storage temperature is at least +5 °C.
3. Indoor Storage Is Optimal for Airtracks
If possible, always store airtracks indoors. Proper storage prevents all kinds of wear and tear caused by extreme weather, rain, snow, moisture, direct sunlight, temperature changes, and sharp objects that could puncture it. Always ensure the storage space is ideal: it needs to offer better conditions than storing your airtrack outside.
Always choose a dry and clean area. Keep it away from direct sunlight. It is also a good idea to keep the airtrack inside the carrying back or case when storing it.
4. Do This When Storing Airtrack Outside
Especially for long-term storage, it is always advisable to have your airtrack waiting for the next time inside rather than outside. In some cases, this is not possible as you might lack space for it indoors. That is more likely to happen when you have a bigger airtrack or own more than one.
If you need to store your airtrack outside, all the same basic rules apply to it as in indoor storage. A waterproof cover is a starting point. Also, try to find a clean place without any direct sunlight or anything sharp next to it. Precautions like protecting it with a tarp that lets enough air in or putting it into a shed, on top of using the carrying bag or case, is a good idea.
5. Deflation And Inflation Before nd After Storing
How much air you need to take out of your airtrack depends heavily on if you’re storing it long-term inside or using it regularly, leaving it for outside storage.
With the former, it is recommendable you deflate the product completely; prolonged inflation can cause unnecessary problems with valves and seams. And regarding the latter, meaning you’re going to use it the next day and choose to leave it outside, take out a good amount of air pressure away because as the weather gets warmer, it might lead to a situation where the pressure gets too high.
6. Maintenance: Check Your Airtrack Before Storing
Nothing lasts forever, and the same, unfortunately, applies to airtracks. At the same time, it is also up to you how long you get to enjoy it: the better you take care of your airtrack, the longer it lasts.
Before storing your airtrack, inspect it thoroughly to spot any possible punctures, cuts, or loose seams. And in case you spot something, always have a repair kit next to you to deal with the damage immediately. For example, you can similarly fix airtrack punctures to punctures on your bicycle’s tires.
The main rule of thumb is to follow the storing instructions mentioned in the airtrack manual. Sometimes they might not be as thorough as we’ve covered in this guide, so let’s go the main things through one more time:
- Use the rolling technique when possible; the second option is folding.
- Always store your airtrack indoors.
- If indoor storage is not possible, try to make the outdoor storage space as ideal as possible.
- Adhere to the inflation and deflation guidelines.
- Take good care of maintenance.