One of the most important factors for the care and maintenance of your hurl is where it is stored. Hurls are crafted from Ash, a natural porous material, which is susceptible to atmospheric conditions and changes. Storing your hurl in a place that is too hot or too wet can have an affect on the quality, condition and longevity of your hurl.
When a hurl is over-exposed to heat, the moisture content in the hurl decreases. This can affect the strength of the wood, the hurl may become more brittle, prone to cracks and breaks.
Hurls that are over-exposed to damp also affect the natural moisture content of the wood. This can result in warping and weakening the hurl. In addition, the balance of the hurl may be compromised.
The best place to store your hurl is in a cool, dry area with plenty of ventilation. Do not store your hurl in direct sunlight, the boot of your car, beside a radiator, outside or in a damp area.
Protect your hurl with two coats of boiled linseed oil before use. Repair your hurl if it breaks.
Remember your hurl is made from a natural material and is more liable to break if not taken care of.