Inflatable / October 10, 2018 / Zurie Chandonnet
Many inflatables are made of material that does not stretch upon inflation; a notable exception of that is the balloon whose rubber stretches greatly when inflated. The airship is usually inflated with helium because it is lighter than air and doesnt burn unlike hydrogen airships such because the Hindenburg. Inflatables are extensively utilized for the construction of specific sports pitches military fast-assembly tents camping tent air beams and noise makers. Inflatable aircraft including the Goodyear Inflatoplane were used. Inflation by dynamic ram-air is providing wings for hang gliding and paragliding.
But as with most things in life things change. In the last five years most U.S. "manufacturers" have thrown in the towel and are no longer making their own Inflatables. Theyre now importing China made Inflatables and passing them off as "Made in the U.S.A." In addition a new breed of internet phonies are posing as "manufacturers" and selling "China made Inflatables" or acting as a distributor for some other inflatable company importing from China. The fact of the matter is there are only a few manufacturers left that still build their entire product line of Inflatables right here in the good old U.S.A. Its more expensive but far superior in durability. And yes in spite of what you have been told there is a big difference in Safety Quality Craftsmanship.
If you have purchased a used product you can still inquire about getting an owners manual from the bounce house manufacturer. Usually the owners manual will display a step-by-step instruction of how to setup and teardown an inflatable product. This will also cover where the tie downs are where the enter and exits ramps are located where and when to use the product what age group it is designed for and space requirements. The details covered in an owners manual will differ from company to company since one will be more thorough or precise with clearer images than the other.