PRODUCT CARE

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Introduction:

The use of this product exposes the user to many unavoidable and unexpected risks, dangers and hazards. The suppliers of this product are not responsible for any damage to property or any personal injury caused by any active negligence of the suppliers or by any use, misuse, abuse or irresponsible use of this product by the user.

Recommended Windsurfing Practice:

Windsurfing is a HAZARDOUS activity and the use of windsurfing equipment involves the risk of serious personal injury to any part of the user’s body or death.

Injuries are an INHERENT RISK of windsurfing and the participation in windsurfing implies the user’s express assumption of those risks.

Children should always be under adult supervision.

It is strongly recommended that beginners take lessons.

ALWAYS inspect your equipment for signs of wear and tear each time before sailing, particularly the universal or tendon joint.

IF any products are found to show signs of wear and tear these should be repaired or replaced immediately and before further use. If in doubt about any signs of wear and tear, please contact Phantom International.

NEVER place yourself in a situation where breakage of any one of the various windsurfing components would pose a risk to yourself or others, or make it impossible to return to the shore safely and unassisted.

Make sure you use properly designed and manufactured parts from reputable suppliers.

Take time to study the conditions including sea state, tides, currents and weather forecasts before you decide to go sailing. Beware of sailing in offshore winds.

Familiarize yourself with any new location before venturing onto the water. Ask the locals to tell you about any hazards.

Watch out for other beach users, especially swimmers and small children. Make sure you keep your board and rig under control at all times and that they don’t get blown about on the beach or in the water.

Always use appropriate safety and floatation devices. Wear the correct protective clothing for the conditions such as a wetsuit or a UV top.

Make sure someone knows where you’ve gone and when you are expected back  - always sail with a buddy.

Be aware of the conditions as they change. Always return to the beach if there is a significant change in the conditions. I.e. wind dropping or wind and waves increasing.

Do not alter, modify or change this product.

This product is designed and manufactured only for windsurfing on water.

FOILS

Windsurfing foils are subject to extreme loads and forces and should be regularly checked for any signs of wear and tear. The foil used in your board can be seriously damaged by hitting a solid object or the ground. This damage may not always be visible to the naked eye. Never place yourself in a position where the breakage of your foil would make it impossible to return to shore unaided and without assistance. The tip, trailing edge and leading edge of this foil are sharp and can cause cuts. Take care to avoid these sharp edges with your hands, legs or feet especially during water starting.

The different attachment systems provided with the Phantom Int foils, are designed to attach the Phantom Int foils to a windsurf, paddle, or surf board. Due to the fact that there are many different board brands, which have different construction standards which Phantom Int can´t control, by using the provided foil & base system, the user will not hold Phantom Int accountable for damages that could be caused to the board, or the rider himself, and will use the product at the user´s own risk.

The warranty does not cover damage resulting from accidents, misuse, accidental or intentional damage. Excluded from the warranty defects and / or damage caused by natural wear, negligence, poor storage conditions, misuse, faulty installation, or defects and / or damage caused by modification of the product not authorized by Phantom Int, made by the Customer or a third party.

Any intentional degradation leads to the immediate and definitive cancellation of the guarantee.

The components of the Phantom Int foils can have sharp edges. For users and any other personnel involved there is a danger of injury while the components are being assembled and while the foil is in use. The use of this product and participation in the sport involves inherent risk of injury or death. To reduce the risks:

  • Always wear a suitable helmet.

  • The use of a long leg wetsuit and protective boots is recommended.

  • The product is designed for use on water and by trained personnel (over 18 years) only.

  • This product is designed for use on water only.

  • Always rinse with clear water each parts after use to prevent corrosion.

  • Always disconnect the foil from the board after use to prevent corrosion (remove screws from foil base)

  • Sail under control and do not use at speeds that exceed the skills of the rider.

  • Do not use in shallow water or near the shore, docks, pylons, swimmers or other.

  • Use only original Phantom Int replacement parts.

  • It is the user’s responsibility to inspect equipment for wear before every use.

  • It is the user’s responsibility to repair and maintain this product.

  • The use of damaged products is not allowed.

  • Before riding ensure that the screws are tightened.

  • Phantom Int is not responsible for injuries or damage to the windfoil due to misuse or any use not consistent with these instructions.

  • Do not use this product under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Always wear an approved life and protection vest.

  • Disassemble all parts and rinse after use.

  • Exclusively use original Phantom Int screws. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of serious personal injury or death, damage to the product or both.

Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of serious personal injury or death, damage to the product or both.

SAILS

Windsurfing sails are subject to high exposure to sunlight, salt water and extreme tensions, so should be regularly checked for any signs of wear and tear. Be careful about any dents, wrinkles, imperfections or heavy scratches on the monofilm or X-Ply material, particularly around the boom, foot, clew, head and leech of the sail. Equally, check the downhaul pulley attachment point, the clew eyelets, and the mast plug attachment point.

To reduce the risks:

  • Be careful at the place you choose for rigging, favour grass in all types of soil.

  • Always keep an eye on your sail when you are not using it, such as when it dries and is not rigged nor under tension. It can easily be damaged.

  • Always protect your sail from the sun when not in use. Sun’s rays are really powerful and have a strong impact on the monofilm material of your sail, breaking it over time. Even if our membrane sails are more resistant, they still are sensible to sun’s rays. It is very important that after windsurfing you de-rig shortly or cover your sail to protect it.

  • Always de-rig your sail after use. Then rinse the sail in fresh water and roll it tightly from the head, and use the sail bag provided.

  • For storage, we recommend to lay flat on the ground & horizontal your sail. Do not bend it, avoid heavy objects on top of the sail. If you can not store it in a horizontal position, be sure that the luff pocket rests on the ground.

  • For persistent dirt, you can use warm water and mild detergent to remove it.

  • Do not use this product under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Exclusively use Phantom mast for rigging.