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Unwrapping Your New AirBlades Paddle: A Step-by-Step Guide

Congratulations on acquiring your new AirBlades ping-pong paddle! Unwrapping the paddle correctly is the first step to enjoying the improved playing experience it offers. Here's a detailed guide to help you properly unwrap and prepare your paddle for its first game.

Step 1: Remove the Paddle from Its Case

Each AirBlades paddle comes securely packaged in a hard carry case designed to protect it during transit. Open the case and gently remove your new paddle. This case isn’t just for shipping; it’s perfect for storing and protecting your paddle between games.

Step 2: Remove the Wrapping

Your paddle will arrive wrapped in a protective material that keeps it in perfect condition while it waits to be played. Carefully remove this outer wrapping. It’s designed to be easily taken off without damaging the paddle or leaving any residue.

Step 3: Peel Off the Protective Foil

This step is crucial and often missed! Both sides of the paddle’s rubber surface are covered with a clear protective foil to guard against dust, dirt, and scratches during shipping. Gently peel this foil off from each side. Start from one edge and slowly pull towards the opposite edge, ensuring that the rubber surface beneath isn’t pulled up or damaged.

Step 4: Inspect Your Paddle

Once the protective materials are removed, give your paddle a quick inspection to ensure everything looks good. Check for any unexpected marks, residue from the protective foil, or other concerns. If everything seems fine, you’re ready to go!

Step 5: Get Ready to Play

Now that your paddle is unwrapped and inspected, it’s time to start playing. Remember, a new paddle might feel a bit different in the beginning. Give yourself some time to adjust to its weight, balance, and the feel of its strokes.

Maintenance Tips

To extend the life of your paddle and maintain its performance:

  • Regularly clean the rubber with a specialised paddle cleaner after play to keep it in top condition.
  • Store your paddle in its case when not in use to protect it from dust and accidental damage.
  • Avoid leaving your paddle in extreme temperatures or moist environments, as these can affect the rubber and wood.

For comprehensive maintenance tips and detailed care instructions, be sure to read our full guide on paddle usage and maintenance here.

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