are required on all lines over 6 feet in length to keep your shipping costs as
low as possible while delivering a quality product. Straighten the line between
the white tags. The bend will roll out by following these few steps. Large bends
do not stress the lines, so the tube will become completely straight.
A shipping bend is about the radius of a 5 gallon bucket.
Position the tube on the floor keeping the bend perpendicular while using
the floor as a straight edge. Roll the tube flat against the floor working out
most of the bend.
Roll the tube against the floor or desktop making it as straight as
After most of the bend is straightened, the remaining bow can be removed
using your knee.
The remaining minor waves are removed by hand straightening. Use a straight
surface or desk edge to assess the straightened section and make any final
Once you have straightened the line, you are
ready to install your Inline Tubes. Be sure to remove the straightening
tags at this time. If any tag adhesive remains, it may be removed with nail
polish remover or lighter fluid.
Quick Tip: Removing Shipping Bends
When removing shipping bends, DO NOT use a tubing bender. The bender has a
small wheel that will kink the tube when bending in the opposite direction.
Always remove shipping bends BY HAND.