Inflatable / February 11, 2019 / Zurie Chandonnet
Inflatables came very much into the public eye as architectural and domestic object when synthetic material became commonplace. Iconic structures like the US Pavillion on the 1970 Osaka Expo by Davis and Brody and Victor Lundys travelling pavillion for that Atomic Energy Commission popularized the idea that inflatables can be a way to build large structures with very extendend interior spans without pillars. These nice hopes for inflatable structures would later be dashed by the many practical difficulties faced by inflatable buildings such as climatization safety sensitivity to wind and fire proofing that currently restrict their use to very particular circumstances.
A manufacturing company that is known to have a very detailed and helpful owners manual is Magic Jump Inc. located out of Burbank CA USA. Once you are educated in the setup and takedown process you should now focus on the product and how to operate it for a real party occasion. First and foremost before you take the inflatable to any party it must be thoroughly checked to see if there are any damages that should be patched or repaired. Damaged products should NEVER be rented out since they can easily cause damage to participants. Now it is time to deliver and actually setup the moonwalk.
Inflatables should also never be used during rain or thunderstorm. Playing in an inflatable during a rain or when it is wet can create the surface to be extremely slippery and thus lead to a participant injury. Also you dont want to use the inflatables when the weather is extremely hot. Inflatables can get pretty hot especially during the summer heat and thus cause heat stroke or worse. Since inflatables take a lot of energy out of participants it is vital to keep participants hydrated so they do not experience dehydration or heat stroke. The person renting the inflatable should ALWAYS be trained and instructed how the inflatable works so there is no confusion about the functionality and how its supposed to perform.