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Topic: Person inside Balloon
Message: Posted by: harris (Jul 28, 2005 01:12PM)
Does anyone know of a source for the huge balloons or book/manuscript about them.

F.Y.I.......Pressure inside can be very harmful to ones health.

Harris Deutsch
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jul 28, 2005 01:45PM)
One source for giant (5 and seven foot) latex balloons is:

These may not be suitable but if you give them a call they can probably find what you need.
Message: Posted by: Bohh (Jul 28, 2005 01:57PM)
I remember seeing what I think your talking about a long time ago. I did a quick search and couldn't find anything except this performer who uses it in his act according to his website. Mabye you could contact him.

Message: Posted by: KyletheGreat (Jul 29, 2005 11:02AM)
Better hope you are not allergic to latex...those bad boys would TEAR YOU UP!
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jul 29, 2005 02:01PM)
Allergic to latex, wow I thought I was alergic to my wife.

Perhaps you are talking about Fred Garbo "the inflatable theater" at http://www.fredgarbo.com, or John Cassidy the Ginnis Book world record balloon blower at http://www.johncassidy.com, but I'm sure both of them will be very tight lipped about their props, because many have tried to immitate both of them.
Message: Posted by: magicmanfrank (Oct 23, 2005 07:13PM)
You may want to take a jaunt over to see "The Balloon Guy"
Mr. Skip Banks do his routine at http://www.skipbanks.com

He's been doing this bit for years, and we have worked together many times!

Message: Posted by: knmagic (Oct 29, 2005 01:31AM)
This guy is the best, I have seen: http://www.mrballoonman.com/home.html
Check out the video clip: http://www.mrballoonman.com/video.html

I just can't believe that there are balloons that people can stay inside, he even lit a cigarette while inside the balloon.
Message: Posted by: rhinomax (Oct 29, 2005 12:37PM)
Message: Posted by: magicmanfrank (Oct 29, 2005 04:50PM)
That looks like them!

Message: Posted by: Skip Way (Oct 31, 2005 01:15PM)
You might also check with Brad Matchett at http://www.magicva.com. Brad does a bit for kids where he gets trapped inside a balloon and fights his way out with a balloon dog in his hand.

Message: Posted by: Eric Buss (Nov 8, 2005 07:25PM)
Hillel, from Los Angeles also does it... and so does Michel Lauziere from Quebec.
Message: Posted by: Wes Holly (Dec 19, 2005 08:59PM)
Kaboom Balloons has them at a good price. Service is good, too. http://www.kaboomballoons.com/StoreFront.bok Look for "climb inside" balloons.
Message: Posted by: Zakari Asiago (Dec 20, 2005 06:32AM)
I have tried the Sri Lanka balloons from Kaboom. I did not like them. There were small holes and imperfections in the side wall of the balloons. Yes, I was able to get inside but the balloon easily burst . The balloons from Italy were better. The service from Kaboom was good. The balloons I like to use are from Balloondealer.com. The lip of the balloon is much, much stronger so you might want to consider triming it off. Also these balloons are more less translucent, which I like for what I do.
Message: Posted by: magicsiow (Jan 24, 2006 10:11PM)
Zakari Asiago &

r you using 6Ft Sky Buster Latex Balloon from balloondealer? it seem Great for retail store and car dealership outdoor advertising. which type of balloon suitable for man in Balloon?

Wes Holly

How big size balloon r you using for climb inside balloons?
Message: Posted by: Zakari Asiago (Jan 26, 2006 12:48AM)
Yes, using 6ft. sky buster.
Message: Posted by: thegreatsantani (Feb 21, 2006 10:45PM)
Wes is acctually so small he can use a 3 footer.....and in a pinch has used a 16" diamond clear.

Message: Posted by: Fraser Gould (Mar 22, 2006 09:03PM)
I'm assuming that these guys must haul around an air compressor to blow these things up(?)

The skipbanks site includes a funny clip in which a muggle tries the "balloon challenge". The balloon ends up deflating with him inside, trapping him in a sort of fetal position. Might make a funny bit to end a routine with!
Message: Posted by: God-glorified (Mar 23, 2006 03:15PM)
John Cassidy does this bit where he climbs into the balloon and finds a chosen card.....if you ever get a chance to see this guy don't HESTITATE run don't walk and buy tickets to his show!
Message: Posted by: jondark445 (Mar 27, 2006 09:29AM)
HOW HOW HOW does one blow up the balloon while inside it????

Message: Posted by: rannie (Mar 27, 2006 11:30AM)
I have seen Hillel Gitter perform at the Castle and I thought he was fantastic. Great performance.
Message: Posted by: 8a22a (Nov 27, 2012 04:14AM)
On 2006-03-27 10:29, jondark445 wrote:
HOW HOW HOW does one blow up the balloon while inside it????


You don't, you blow it up first then climb into it. ;)

Thinking of getting one of these, looks like great fun. :)
Message: Posted by: madelaine (Dec 7, 2012 05:09PM)
You might want to appreciate the Canadian, Michel Lauziere, inside a balloon - outdoors:

here -

Message: Posted by: Karen Climer (Dec 8, 2012 06:33AM)
You need to get the book by Larry Moss before you climb inside the balloon. He explains EVERYTHING about it - from where to get balloons, how to do it, what clothes to wear, etc. Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: Bad to the Balloon (Dec 11, 2012 11:14AM)
Hmmm a discussion about climb in balloons .... yet it seems no one here has actually done it.


Key is the width of the neck of the balloon.... cloud bursters are too small, your mileage may vary.
Message: Posted by: Kevinr (Dec 11, 2012 07:22PM)
On 2012-12-07 18:09, madelaine wrote:
You might want to appreciate the Canadian, Michel Lauziere, inside a balloon - outdoors:

here -


I always thought 99 percent of the routines of "climbing inside of a balloon" are very dull and boring. I have yet to see ANYONE do a routine climbing in a balloon that is entertaining. You might think it looks cool but everyone else thinks it looks tacky like some dumb bar guy thing.

I always thought doing a snow globe inside a clear one mightbe a cool concept that could come up with a neat story line.
Message: Posted by: Kevinr (Dec 11, 2012 07:34PM)
Is it me or some guy who is half naked bouncing around to a song about sex and drinking just doesn't seem very funny.

Again, I am clearly in the minority since these people seem to like it a lot.

The end is cute with the costume change I will agree with that.

Message: Posted by: Danny The Idiot (Dec 12, 2012 04:28PM)
I climb in a balloon and maybe "99 percent of the routines of 'climbing inside of a balloon' are very dull and boring" for you Kevinr, but it works. And it works very well. Audiences, as you have seen from bruce airhead's video, love it. I liken it to the street performer juggling fire torches on a unicycle. It always works and is a crowd pleaser.

As a professional balloon entertainer my job is not to please other performers, magicians and the like, but to entertain the public, my clients and kids that watch my shows. Even though there are more than several performers climbing inside a balloon, its still a novel act for most people.
Message: Posted by: Bad to the Balloon (Dec 13, 2012 04:18PM)
Mambo number 5 is not seen as a sex song ....

Disney cut their own version f it.
Message: Posted by: Ed_Millis (Dec 25, 2012 10:47PM)
-- Use Rifco 72" from Continental.
-- Get Larry's book.
-- Be careful about sharp edges & corners on your clothes. It's a bad feeling to be inside looking at a quarter-size hole and realize this thing is slowly deflating around your face.
-- Start off the adventure with an entertaining routine in mind - something more than climbing in and bouncing around. After you master getting into the balloon in the costume you want to wear, re-write your routine.
-- Choose your leaf blower wisely. Double-verify your electric supply and/or spare battery. Wouldn't do to have such an important routine fail because you can't inflate the balloon.

Message: Posted by: danfreed (Dec 28, 2012 12:06AM)
I had that Larry Moss book, and I wasn't too impressed considering it's really a booklet and not a book and it costs $30 if I remember right. Also, if I remember right, it lacks a lot of info he could have put in there. To me, the balloon stunt is fairly safe if you use common sense. The biggest safety concern for me, because of the lack of visibility, (unless you use clear ones) you really need to be careful of not falling off a stage or bumping into stuff on the side of the performance area, etc. Also, they get really hot inside (I usually won't do it in hot weather) and it's harder to breath in there because of the humidity or whatever. Also they pop easy and that gets expensive. And if you havent seen the performance area in advance, you usually don't know for sure if it's a good space to perform in. For those reasons, I never promise to do the balloon thing, but I say I might do it. people love it, most people havent seen it where I am, or at least not in person.