Reply To: Hand pumping small vs large air reservoir
Hand pumping is as much about technique as it is mass. Yes, a larger person will have an easier time, but knowing the right technique is helpful, not only in the ease department, but also in keeping the pump from heating up. I’ve pumped up an FX Boss to 250 without needing to stop and let the pump cool down. That’s because I paused at the top and bottom of every stroke. Also, this reduces the number of strokes you need to have to fill a particular volume because it gives the air the time it needs to get into the tank.
If you guys that are pumping aren’t pausing at the top and bottom of each stroke, check it out, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
+ 1 for the Hill Pump