Inflatable / October 10, 2018 / 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.
These are a step above the event rentals but with the same basic concept. Instead of renting inflatables and choosing some employees to man them this company targets specific carnivals fairs and public events like the California State Fair. They set up a permanent location at these events pop up a large inflatable and people purchase tickets to enjoy the inflatable area for a certain period of time. For this company the wear and tear on the inflatables is less sporadic and more of a full time concern. However they make a constant stream of money during the events unlike the one-day rental options.