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The Wingman’s sleeves are designed to be a snug fit so you need to insert the ribs with caution.
Whilst we have taken care to round the edges, some edges may remain, so be careful when handling and inserting (normal household scissors can be used to trim the ribs if you are worried).
Take particular care not to crease the ribs, rip the liner or stitching and make sure they are guided into the reinforced internal tarpaulin pouches at either end.
We recommend laying the Wingman flat on the floor. Insert the ribs in the top section first, and guide the ribs over the two horizontal struts. Ensure the ribs are pushed all the way home, into the reinforced pockets. Once the top section has been inserted, you need to insert the bottom section. This requires you to carefully bend and insert the bottom end of the rib, in a controlled manner, and ensure it reaches the reinforced pocket at the end. Once the batten is in place, velcro the liner flap in place to hide the rib.
Check out this video if you would like to see a demonstration.