Welcome to Salsa!
We know you care about keeping your Salsa booth in perfect condition. To help you achieve just this, we've created this guide of our best practices on how to safely tear down, and travel with, your Salsa booth. Don't worry, if you ever need a refresh on these steps, simply scan (or take a picture using the camera app on your iPad) the QR code we've placed on your case
How to Safely Turn Off Salsa
After your event, the first step is to safely shut down your Salsa booth. You'll first want to disconnect Salsa from its power source by unplugging the DC extension cord from the power brick.
Then, you'll want to unplug the AC power adapter from your power source.
After Salsa is unplugged from the power source, your next step is to turn off the iPad. To do this while your iPad is still inside of Salsa, head into your iPad device settings and then into the General settings. Once there, scroll to the bottom and tap "Shut Down", then slide to power off. Your iPad will automatically turn on the next time Salsa is plugged into power.
Tearing Down Salsa
Now that your Salsa booth is safely unplugged from a power source, you are ready to continue tearing down the rest of the hardware.
To start, firmly hold onto the head of Salsa and begin to unscrew the top knobs. Once loose, lift the head of Salsa carefully with one hand while using the other hand to unscrew the DC extension cord from the bottom of the Salsa head.
Once unplugged, use two hands to carefully place the head of Salsa face down on the ground on top of the provided foam that comes with Salsa. This is a best practice to ensure that your Salsa head does not get scratched.
Now it's time to tear down the poles of Salsa. Starting with the top pole, loosen both knobs and then remove the top pole from the bottom pole. You'll want to place the pole directly into the case to avoid any scratching of the poles as well.
When placing the pole into the case, it is essential to make sure that the knobs are facing away from the wheels of the case. This is to protect the knobs during transit. Once the first pole is inside of the case, repeat the previous step with the last pole and place it into the case using the foam insert to separate the two poles from each other.
Now that both poles are inside of the case, place one of the foam inserts over the poles, and the baseplate facing up, with the nuts facing the top of the case to prevent scratching of the poles, carefully on top of the poles.
Next, firmly grab the head of Salsa by its shell using two hands. Do not grab Salsa by the hinge as this could cause damage. Then place the head and the last piece of foam inside of the case. It is very important to ensure that the lever on the top of the Salsa hinge is rotated LEFT as you face towards the front of the case.
All that is left is to wrangle up your cords and place them into the case along with Salsa. To avoid strain on your cables, we strongly suggest wrapping your cables carefully as seen here
Traveling with Salsa
We know Salsa will travel all around the world with you. For that reason, here are some best practices to use when traveling with Salsa.
While it is okay to keep your iPad inside of Salsa, we strongly suggest removing the iPad from Salsa when traveling long distances or any travel that may be unsafe (Such as airlines or shipping Salsa).
When shipping or traveling on an airline with Salsa, we also suggest using zip ties or locks on the front of the case to secure the case completely closed. Locks are also suggested to protect your property.
Lastly, please ensure there are no small loose items placed inside of the case with Salsa. That way these loose items can't fall out and scratch or get stuck inside of the Salsa head. Please place all the provided tools inside of the provided baggy.
Most users also travel with a roll of gaffer tape inside of their Salsa case to be ready for any event.
Now You're All Set!
Thank you for taking the time to learn our best practices for tearing down and traveling with Salsa. We hate hearing when accidents happen with Salsa booths, so by following these tips and tricks you will greatly reduce the chance of an accident happening.
If something does happen to your booth, or you have any further questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be more than happy to assist you :)