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Owner’s Manual

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Date Purchased: __________________________
Purchased from: __________________________
Serial Number: ___________________________
(Serial # is located next to the inflation valve on the tube.)

Parts Included:

Qty 1- Water Whoosh™ 20’ or Whoosh 15’
Qty 1- Double Action Hand Pump
Qty 1- Repair Kit, owner manual, warranty card

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ products. This Owner’s Manual is presented to enhance your enjoyment of the sport and is intended to alert you to some of the potentially dangerous conditions that can arise in all water sports. It also contains important safety instructions and information about how to assemble, use and care for your product.

Please take a few minutes to read this manual before assembling and using the product. Although the product is simple to use, this manual contains important safety information that you and all users must understand to safely enjoy the RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ products.

Make sure that everyone who uses the product also receives proper education and supervision and understands the safety instructions and warnings presented in this manual. Be sure to save this manual for future reference.

IMPORTANT: RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ products are designed to be used stand-alone or as an attachment to other RAVE products described in this manual. Do not attempt to attach or use it in any other manner than its designed and intended use as described herein.

If you have any questions regarding this product, please call RAVE Sports at 1-800-659-0790 or visit  www.ravesports.com. Please have your serial number available.

Warning

UNSAFE USE OF THE WATER WHOOSH™ CAN
RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL.  DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISK OF INJURY INVOLVED WITH THIS

Safety Rules and Information

  • Read and understand all of the information contained in this owner’s manual before assembling and using your product.
  • Make sure that everyone who uses the product is provided with and understands these safety rules and information.
  • RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ products are designed to be used on large bodies of water with a depth of at least 5 feet (1.5m) of water. Do not use or allow anyone else to use the product on land or any other hard surface, in recreational swimming pools within 10ft (3m) of commercial pool edge or other hard obstructions.
  •  Choose a location for your product that is most protected from wind, of sufficient water depth, and free of obstructions in all directions.
  • Always anchor RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ products securely before it is used.
  • Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type III personal flotation device (PFD) when using the Water Whoosh™.
  • Never use the product after sunset, before dawn, or any other time in poor lighting conditions.
  • Never use the product in rough surface water conditions, during storms, or when there is lightning. If an unexpected storm arises while using the product, seek shelter onshore. Do not stay on the product.
  • Never use the product under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not connect directly to docks, piers or other hard objects.
  • Always use the protective adaptor apron and proper connection straps when connecting to other RAVE  inflatables.
  • Never tow from a boat or other motorized vehicle.
  • To avoid the possibility of a collision, make sure the area around the Water Whoosh™ is clear of obstructions and other swimmers before each use.
  • Drowning Hazard: Never swim or play under a RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ product.
  • Never use the product while tired or fatigued. Use extreme caution while swimming between the shore and the product. Do not attempt to swim this distance if you are tired or fatigued.
  • Always inspect the areas around and under the product before each use to ensure the water is deep enough and free of all rocks, logs, sand bars, and underwater obstructions and that the product is a safe distance from above water-hard objects.
  • Ask about local water conditions before using the product in unfamiliar water.
  • Inspect your product for any worn, defective, or missing parts. Do not use if there are any signs of damage, wear, or deterioration. Replace or repair before use.
  • Never dive off the product head first. If jumping off the product, always enter the water feet first.
  • Not recommended for children under the age of six. Use the Water Whoosh™ only under mature,  knowledgeable adult supervision. RAVE WATER WHOOSH surfaces
  • RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ surfaces will get wet and slippery. Always exercise caution and common sense while using a RAVE Sports® Whoosh™ product. Reckless behavior may result in serious injury.
  • Do not attempt or allow flips, somersaults, or other acrobatic maneuvers. Landing on the head or neck can cause serious injury, paralysis, or death.
  • When not in use, secure the product against unauthorized or unsupervised use.

Liability
While every attempt is made to embody the highest degree of protection in all equipment, we cannot guarantee freedom from injury. The user assumes all risk of injury due to use. All merchandise is sold on this condition, which no representative of the company can waiver or change.

Assembling your Water Whoosh 

Inflation
Roll out the Whoosh™ on flat ground. Make sure the area is free of rocks, sticks or other sharp objects that could puncture or damage the product.
We highly recommend using the RAVE High-Speed Inflator/Deflator. It will provide rapid inflation and deflation. (Item #01083, not included) To lock the open valve, depress the stem and rotate ¼ turn clockwise. To close the valve, depress the stem and rotate ¼ turn counter-clockwise. The valve stem should be in the depressed position while inflating. Replace cap on valve after inflation to ensure an air-tight seal.

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If you are using the RAVE Sports High-Speed Inflator (Item #01083), simply lock the adaptor onto the end of the inflation hose and insert it into the valve body. Turn ¼ turn to lock in place.

RAVE WATER WHOOSHigh Speed Inflator

NOTE: This inflation adaptor will automatically open the valve when inserted and will close the valve when removed. You do not need to manually open/close the valve when using this special adaptor.

To Deflate:
Rapid deflation can be achieved using the “deflate” side of the motor housing. Attach the hose to the deflate side of the motor housing and lock the valve adaptor into the valve.
Inflate until firm. The RAVE high-speed inflator will inflate the mat to approx. 2.0-2.5psi (.14-.17 bar). This is a good inflation pressure for 1-3 users. Increasing the air pressure beyond this will provide a more rigid unit capable of supporting the weight of more users. Use the enclosed hand pump to top off to the desired air pressure. If you first inflated with the RAVE High-Speed Inflator, adding approx. 50 strokes of the hand pump will increase the air pressure to 5psi (.34 bar) which is sufficient for a large number of users.
DO NOT INFLATE BEYOND 10PSI (.69 bar) to avoid damage.

Move to Water
Use 2 or more people to carry the product to the water.

CAUTION: To avoid risk of puncture or damage to the product, DO NOT DRAG the product. Always carry  it to the water. Float the Whoosh™ mat to the desired location for anchoring.

Anchoring
There are two anchor attachment points (one at each end on the bottom) of the Water Whoosh. Attach anchors to those points to prevent the wind from swinging the product to an undesirable direction.

RAVE WATER WHOOSH Anchor Point

The Whoosh™ mat is now ready for use!

Using the Whoosh™
CAUTION! The surface of the Water Whoosh can become wet and slippery. Refrain from horseplay or other activity that could cause collisions and falls, resulting in injury.

WarningDROWNING HAZARD

NEVER ATTEMPT TO SWIM UNDER THE WATER WHOOSH.
THE WATER WHOOSH IS A LARGE OBJECT ON THE WATER WITH NO PLACE TO COME UP FOR AIR IF YOU ARE BENEATH IT.

The Whoosh™ 20 & Whoosh™ 15 is designed to be used as a stand-alone product or can be attached to various other RAVE products. If you intend to connect the Water Whoosh to other RAVE products, then it is necessary to purchase the proper connection kit (item #02475, not included).

Connecting to a RAVE Activity Island:

Use Activity Island Attachment Kit item #02475, purchased separately.

One kit is needed to attach one end of the Water Whoosh to the Activity Island.
Contents of this kit:
1- Adaptor Apron
2- Connection Straps

RAVE WATER WHOOSHighr RAVE inflatableStep 1
Attach the long side of the adaptor apron to the underside Velcro® flap of the Whoosh™.

RAVE WATER WHOOSH Attach the long side

Step 2
Float the Whoosh™ mat up to one of the four sides of Activity Island containing the connection rings and flap.

Step 3
Using the two buckle straps provided, attach the Whoosh™ mat to Activity Island. Loosely attach both straps to the underside rings of the Water Whoosh and Activity Island (feed the strap through the rings and then through the ladder buckle) Repeat for both straps.

Step 4
Make sure the adaptor apron anthe Velcro straps (smaller straps)are folded over the top of the Water Whoosh surface.

RAVE WATER WHOOSHigh Make sure the adaptorStep 5
Pull both Velcro straps (smaller fixed straps on the bottom of Whoosh™) through both of the outside rings on the edge of Activity Island and affix the Velcro strap on itself by folding the strap together. Close the Velcro side flaps to lock it in place.

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Step 6
Pull the Whoosh™ mat tight to the Activity Island by tightening the bottom two buckles straps.

RAVE WATER WHOOSHigh Pull the WhooshStep 7
Open the long-Velcro flap on the edge of Activity Island.
Attach the adaptor apron to the Activity Island and fold the top flap down over the adaptor apron. Run hand across entire flap to ensure it is securely fastened and smooth.
Anchor far end of Whoosh™ mat and enjoy! RAVE WATER WHOOSHighPull the Whoosh

Connecting to RAVE Aqua Jump Eclipse/Bongo products:

NOTE: The Water Whoosh™ 20 and Whoosh 15™ can be attached to two sizes of RAVE water trampoline &  bouncer products.
26” high products- Includes AJ120, Bongo10, Bongo13 & Aqua Deck Use #26 Adaptor Kit, item #02473,  sold separately (one kit is needed to attach one end of Water Whoosh).
Contents of this kit:
1. – 1, #26 Adaptor strap assembly
2. – 1, Adaptor apron

RAVE WATER WHOOSHighattach one end

36” high products- Includes AJ150, AJ200 units manufactured before 2014, AJ15 Classic, AJ20 Classic,  Bongo15, Bongo20 
Use #36 Adaptor Kit, item #02474, soldseparately (one kit is needed to attach one end of Water Whoosh).
Contents of this kit:
1. – 1, #36 Adaptor strap assembly
2. – 1, Adaptor apron

RAVE WATER WHOOSHighattach one end

NOTE: AJ200 & Odyssey products manufactured in 2014 or later have mounting provisions build into the product. A special adaptor kit is not needed.
*Make sure that you use the right adaptor kit that corresponds to the size of the product you want to connect to.RAVE WATER WHOOSHigh product you want Step 1
Inflate your Aqua Jump or Bongo product(s).

Step 2
Attach Adaptor Strap to your product. Position adaptor straps on the desired section of your Aqua  Jump/Bongo and orient so the Velcro flap is facing downward (arrow will be facing up).RAVE WATER WHOOSH facing downward

Position all three ladder buckles so they are directly over the inside seam line of your RAVE product as shown.  NOTE: This is critical for the secure/safe mounting of the Whoosh to your RAVE inflatable.

RAVE WATER WHOOSH Adaptor ApronStep 3
Attach the long edge of the adaptor apron to the underside Velcro flap of the Whoosh. RAVE WATER WHOOSHighr RAVE long edge

Step 4
Lift and carry to shallow water and position both products so that the end of the Whoosh mat (the edge that has the adaptor flap attached to it) is facing the panel of your AJ/Bongo with the adaptor straps connected to it.diagramRAVE WATER WHOOSHighr RAVE shallow water Step 5
Run the two pigtail straps (located down low on the outer two straps) through the bottom rings of the Whoosh mat and back through the adaptor strap buckles. Do not tighten these straps at this point.RAVE WATER WHOOSHighr RAVE strap buckles Step 6
Insert the two Velcro straps coming from the underside of the Whoosh mat through both rings on the adaptor strap on the tube. Fold it over and fasten to the mating Velcro surface. Fold in the side flaps to lock it in place.

RAVE WATER WHOOSHighr RAVE mating Velcro

Step 7
Pull the lower buckle straps tight until the Whoosh mat is tight against the other RAVE inflatable.

Step 8
Open the Velcro flap on the adaptor straps. Attach the short edge of the adaptor apron onto the exposed  Velcro strip and fold the flap of the backer plate back down over the top. RAVE WATER WHOOSH the backer

Connecting multiple units together to create a continuous running track 
In order to daisy chain whooshes together, an additional purchase of the #20872 Splash Trax to Aqua Jump  Adaptor Apron is needed.

IMPORTANT: This safety apron MUST be used to prevent entrapment hazards between mat sections. Never connect & use multiple units together without this safety apron in position.

RAVE WATER WHOOSHighr RAVEAdaptor ApronRAVE WATER WHOOSHigh appropriate side

Only one pair of straps is required for connection. The other side can hang free. 

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NOTE: Make sure to anchor the product securely before use.

Folding Instructions

After using your Whoosh, it is best to deflate and fold for storage. This helps prevent damage and extends the  life of your product.

RAVE WATER WHOOSHighr RAVEprevent damage

Step 1
Carry the Whoosh mat to land and deflate. Be extremely careful not to drag the product.

Step 2
Let the mat dry for 15 minutes in the sun and then flip over and repeat for the other side. (Dry with a towel, if necessary, to ensure it is completely dry before folding).

Step 3
Lay the mat on a flat surface and fold the mat (longways) into thirds.

RAVE WATER WHOOSHigLay the matStep 4
Starting at the end opposite the inflation valve, begin folding approx. 10-12”. Continue folding (DO NOT  ROLL) down the length of the mat.

Step 5
Secure the folded mat with the buckle strap provided.

Cleaning and Storage

  • When the inflatable product is not being used, store it in a covered, shaded area. This will help protect it against ultraviolet (UV) rays and extend the life of the product.
  •  Clean the inflatable completely with mild soap and fresh water.
    NEVER USE PETROLEUM-BASED PRODUCTS OR SOLVENTS FOR CLEANING. NEVER USE  A POWER WASHER SINCE THE HIGH-PRESSURE WATER JET WILL DAMAGE THE TUBE  BEYOND REPAIR.
  •  The product should be completely dry and remain dry while stored.
  • Roll the product loosely and place in a container, preferably one that rodents can’t chew through.
  •  Secure against unauthorized or unsupervised use.
  •  Store in a cool, dry location. Do not store product directly on the concrete surface. Place mothballs around stored inflatables to keep mice and insects away.

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Rodents like muskrats may be attracted to the PVC vinyl of your product. When your product is on the water,  maintaining full air pressure during periods of non-use will discourage them from chewing the vinyl. Another way to ease the problem of nuisance rodents is to remove the temptation by taking the product out of the water  at night. You can also make the whole area unattractive to rodents by changing the environment, making the area less hospitable for rodents. Removing any food source from the shoreline can also be a good deterrent. Check with your local DNR for additional guidance or possible restrictions

Repairs

For large holes, tears or seam failures, contact RAVE Sports at 1-800-6590790.
Additional repair patches can be found online at www.ravesports.com.

For minor holes and tears:

  •  Inflate the product and locate the leak by spraying the tube with mild soapy water.
  • Determine the hole size and cut a patch 1-2 inches wider than the diameter of the hole. Make sure all corners of the patch are rounded.
  • Deflate the product and clean the patch and area around the hole with rubbing alcohol. Let dry completely.
  • READ AND UNDERSTAND THE WARNINGS ON THE GLUE CONTAINER.
  • Apply glue to the patch and the area around the hole. Let the glue dry until it is tacky to the touch. (About  30 seconds).
  • Lay the product on a flat, hard surface and apply the patch. Working from the center to the outer edge,  rub out any air bubbles between the patch and the product.
  • Let the patch dry for 24 hours before attempting to inflate the product.

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3325 Labore Road
Saint Paul, Minn 55110
November 2014

Documents / Resources

RAVE WATER WHOOSH [pdf] Owner's Manual
WATER WHOOSH

References

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