HOW TO: PACK RESTUBE, CARE AND MAINTAIN CORRECTLY

Here you learn step by step how to pack Restube properly after triggering and what care and maintenance your Restube needs

Restube means freedom and safety in the water – for a long time! RESTUBE products are designed for a long service life and can be triggered 40 to 100 times, depending on the product type. In the following article you will learn how to properly pack your Restube after it has been triggered and what care and maintenance are necessary. The many tips and tricks will help you keep your Restube functional for a long time.

If you have any questions about your RESTUBE product, get in touch with us! Email: [email protected]

How do I make RESTUBE ready for its next use?

Once RESTUBE has been triggered, it must be made ready to be used again. You will need an original RESTUBE-CO2-Cartridge with a securing clip.

Warning! Only the original RESTUBE-CO2-Cartridges are 100% quality-certified, seawater resistant, rustproof, and the force is tailored to the RESTUBE trigger! Do not use comparable commercial CO2 cartridges! These will not guarantee inflation of RESTUBE in an emergency.

The CO2 cartridge

RESTUBE only guarantees functionality when using the original RESTUBE-CO2-Cartridge.

  • Remove any dirt (e.g. sand).
  • Remove protective black neoprene cover from the CO2 cartridge.
  • Unscrew the empty CO2 cartridge and dispose of with residual waste.
  • Fold away release lever to avoid piercing the new CO2 cartridge.
  • Place the new green securing clip on the red indentation on the trigger mechanism.
  • Screw the new original-RESTUBE-CO2 cartridge tightly and up to marking into the trigger mechanism.
  • Slide protective cover onto the CO2 cartridge.

The buoy

Notice: Pointed or sharp objects can damage the valve! The buoy can only be folded away correctly when there is no gas in it.

Empty the buoy completely

  • Open the cap of the mouthpiece.
  • To release the gas from the buoy, plug the back of the cap into the oral valve.
  • Fully release gas by folding or rolling the buoy.
  • Close the cap of the oral valve.

Longitudinal fold

  • Spread out the buoy so that the trigger mechanism is in the top left.
  • Fold up the bottom part of the buoy along the horizontal dotted line.
  • Tuck the folded part of the buoy under the CO2 cartridge so that the oral valve folds away to the left.

Zigzag fold

  • Turn the buoy so that the trigger mechanism is facing upward.
  • Fold over the bottom end of the buoy to the back along the first solid line.
  1. Notice: The words “Oben/Top/Haute” must be visible.
  • Fold over the next part to the front along the dotted line
  • Continue until you reach the trigger.
  • The buoy is correctly folded if the CO2 cartridge is on the outside.
  • The last fold must be to the back.

Wrapping the safety leash around the buoy

  • Hold the folded buoy firmly in one hand.

Use the free hand to wrap the safety leash exactly once around the buoy and the back end of the CO2 cartridge.

Notice: Do not wrap the remaining safety leash further around the buoy – store it behind the CO2 cartridge in the pocket.

  • Attach the safety leash to the white velcro.
  • Pack away the folded buoy into the pocket.

Warning: If the buoy is not positioned correctly in the pocket, correct release is not guaranteed!

  • Position the folded buoy in the pocket so that the nut on the trigger mechanism is facing the label with the nut symbol.
    >>> The trigger cord must hang out of the pocket.
  • Place the packing flap (6) in front of the buoy and align it along the seam.
  • Store the rest of the safety leash in the pocket next to the cartridge.
    >>> Do not store safety leash in the key compartment in the flap of the pocket!
  • Connect the triangular velcro on the trigger cord to the velcro on the flap.
  • Close the flap of the pocket.

Notice for Restube sport: Fasten the splint pin on the trigger cord alternating between the front and the back loops.

Troubleshooting

Below you find a list of possible problems and how to solve them!

ProblemCauseCorrective action
Buoy does not fit into the pocketBuoy is not fully emptiedEmpty buoy completely
Velcro does not closeBuoy is not folded correctly>Observe packaging instructions
>Nut on the trigger must face the label with the nut symbol
CO2 cartridge cannot be screwed in or only screwed in with much difficultyBuoy is not positioned correctly in the pocket>Close release lever and secure with securing clip. Then screw in new CO2 cartridge
RESTUBE moves around waist strapThe release lever was not closed before screwing in the CO2 cartridge>Insert waist strap correctly and position pocket >Fasten waist strap tightly
Trigger is not accessible or only with much difficultyWaist strap not inserted correctly into the strap positioner>Trigger must hang out from the pocket >Observe correct positioning and alignment of the pocket on the body: trigger must be easily accessible!

If you cannot find an answer to your question here, check the FAQ page on our homepage. There we provide more useful information for you.

Restube Care – What care does your Restube need?

Maintain your RESTUBE product after every use. Five minutes of your time will help to make sure that you carry on being able to enjoy the product.

  • Take the bladder out of its bag and check all parts for external damage: Bag, bladder, trigger, trigger cord and CO2 cartridge. None of the components should show signs of heavy use, significant rust or damage.
  • Following use in saltwater or chlorinated water: Remove the bladder from its bag, and rinse both in fresh water, ensuring that the oral valve is closed and that the car- tridge is screwed in first. If the product has become particularly dirty, wash it with mild detergent or a weak solution of lye and rinse it with fresh water afterwards. Do not use cleaning agents which contain alcohol or solvents.
  • The bladder and its bag should be opened and hung out to dry. Once dry, pack the system back up in accordance with the packing instructions.

Restube Maintenance – Which steps are necessary to maintain your Restube correctly?

With a little care, you will be able to maintain your undamaged RETUBE product your- self. If you are unsure about something, contact us by email: [email protected] We will be happy to carry out a check for you – all you will have to pay for is the costs of postage and for any replacement parts which may be needed. NOTE: Never carry out any repairs on your RESTUBE product yourself!

Maintenance intervals

At least every year, as well as before any longer periods of use. Additionally, maintenance should also be carried out following every inflation

Visual check

Check all components for damage, wear or deposits: Bag & stitching, waistband and buckle, bladder, trigger, trigger cord, CO2 cartridge and CO2 cartridge thread (to do this, unscrew the cartridge and screw it back in again)

Trigger test

We suggest that you trigger your RESTUBE product in the water, so that you can experience the buoyancy yourself. Once back on land, unscrew the cartridge and move the release lever as if triggering the device. The pin should move inside the fitting for the cartridge.

Oral valve test

Remove the cap from the valve and depress the oral valve in order to allow some CO2 to escape. Afterwards, the oral valve should be completely sealed again. Next, empty the float entirely via the oral valve. Next, inflate the float via the oral valve until it is firm, using only your breath to do so.

Air-tightness of the float

Having completely inflated the float by blowing into it, leave it somewhere where the temperature is stable for 24 hours. Should it lose a lot of air during this period, the product will need to be replaced. NOTE: Pure CO2 slowly diffuses through the material which the bladder is made of. It is therefore normal for the float to slowly empty over a period of 15- 30 hours if it has been filled with pure CO2 from the cartridge.

We hope these tips and tricks help you to keep your RESTUBE product up and running. For a good and safe time in the water!

If you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Your RESTUBE team

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