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Christopher Lyle
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I just got my new Swifty Bag from Allen Stay (AKA as Swifty the Clown) and since there is not an online demo of this bag, I thought I'd stick on up real quick. If you were ever on the fence about buying this bag, BUY IT! Trust me...you won't be disappointed. I have just over 10,000 balloons loaded up and everything fits nicely and doesn't feel to tightly packed in. The best $300 that I have ever spent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCxv7Q9mjd4

To buy one of these, go to http://www.swiftybags.com

Christopher
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Very nice!

How heavy is that thing? I can see where you save a lot of time by not needing to resest you bag as often between events.
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Hey thought you didn't want to nozzle to end????
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Christopher Lyle
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I didn't...I took your advice and I paid my neighbor's kid $20 and had it done for me. Best $20 I ever spent! Smile
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Ok,I've got a question-maybe a silly question,but a question none the less...

So how are the balloons standing end to end-as in upright? I'm so use to the twist em up strips, how are the center sections loaded?

You've really got me interested in one of these bags! Just need to understand how it works.

Thanks :0)
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On 2011-10-07 19:50, pslaughter wrote:
Ok,I've got a question-maybe a silly question,but a question none the less...

So how are the balloons standing end to end-as in upright? I'm so use to the twist em up strips, how are the center sections loaded?

You've really got me interested in one of these bags! Just need to understand how it works.

Thanks :0)


I owe both Mark Byrne and Stretch a LOAD of thanks for their ideas. I had the pleasure of playing a 5 day festival with Stretch about 3 weeks ago. Stretch had a cool idea of wrapping the straps in "fun foam" which is available from Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

Mark gave me the idea of having a neighbor's kid do all the dirty work that I hate doing. So gave 10,000 balloons (260s mostly) to my neighbor's kid along with $20 (which is a TON OF MONEY in his mind) and after a week he delivered this to my front door:

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I took them out of the box and laid them all out to take a quick inventory check to make sure that all balloons I gave him were accounted for and banded correctly. This is what it looks like out of the box:

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Each strap is 100 balloons and then rolled up in a "fun foam" sheet. There are 100 straps of balloons here x 100 balloons per strap = 10,000 balloons.

This is the inside of the swifty bag when it's empty:

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The black dividers are held in place with the strongest velcro that I've ever seen. You can take them out if you desire, but I have all of the dividers in as it helps sturdy the balloons. So when the balloons are wrapped up in the fun foam, they will stand sturdy inside of the bag.

So find a kid who you can trust and pay him to do the crap work that we all hate and you'll be left with a great set up. I owe Mark a beer at some point!

Used the bag for the first time tonight! Man it was nice!

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Thanks Christopher! I'm thinking I just may have to get me one of these!

Your description really helped. The thing I think I like most is not having to deal with those little velcro strips!

Thanks again!
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On 2011-10-07 07:28, Leland wrote:
Very nice!

How heavy is that thing? I can see where you save a lot of time by not needing to resest you bag as often between events.


QUITE Heavy! I haven't put it on a scale, but it makes me groan when I lift it up. Stretch also had an idea for a rig up with it where I could use this for strolling. Office Depot sells folding file cards that have a retractable handle and is on casters. It would take up a very small footprint and then I could use this while strolling...

I may check that out..
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On 2011-10-08 09:25, pslaughter wrote:
The thing I think I like most is not having to deal with those little velcro strips!

Thanks again!


Indeed!
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I have to say, it looks nice!
THANK YOU for helping us carry on our laughter ministry in hospitals to kids of ALL ages. Our visits are ALWAYS free. We NEED & DEEPLY appreciate your gifts of magic so that we can do what we do. Please PM me with questions.

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Hey Mark,

On your dvd, Bad to the Ballon I, you wear dark glasses throughout, and if I remember right, even though the directions are exquisitely transferred to the watcher, you don't talk at all or very little.
In your avatar pic, you seem to have some gray in you beard, and it looks like, as my wife would say, you're built more for cuddling than for speed. But after visiting your web site I see a new version of you or your younger brother. I'm just saying, if that IZzzzz a new version of you, what kind of meds are you taking and can you get them from a Dr., or do you you pick them up after midnight from an cuban owned cigarette boat?
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Hey Mark,

On your dvd, Bad to the Ballon I, you wear dark glasses throughout, and if I remember right, even though the directions are exquisitely transferred to the watcher, you don't talk at all or very little.
In your avatar pic, you seem to have some gray in you beard, and it looks like, as my wife would say, you're built more for cuddling than for speed. But after visiting your web site I see a new version of you or your younger brother. I'm just saying, if that IZzzzz a new version of you, what kind of meds are you taking and can you get them from a Dr., or do you you pick them up after midnight from an cuban owned cigarette boat?


Haaaa thanks David for noticing.

2007 when BTTB was filmed I weighed in at 240 lbs.

My wife and I went on a doctors weight loss program my lowest weight was 180 lbs. Since then I have tried to maintain my weight best I can. I currently bounce between 190 - 210 lbs.

Vitamins, high protein diet, lots of water ( I drink at least a gallon per day) sugar substitutes and I try to do some sort of physical activity other than balloon twisting.

The diet plan is administered by Dr Lara here in Florida...you want to find a doctor that follows Dr. Barry Sears plan.
http://www.zonediet.com

As far as looking younger a little dye goes a long way.....

My original intent wasn't for vanity but for stage presence. A fellow performer told me that my face washed out on stage with gray hair.
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DATMagic
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Wow, great job! I guess I better get off my hind end and see what I can do for myself. I don't want to be the balloon guy that has to go get a balloon job at the emergency room.
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Having a heart attack at 40 helped me to lose too
Mark Byrne
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DATMagic
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WOW, scary. I'm 49 and my doctor just told me I was in great shape for a 60 year old. Bas*rd put me on a diet, and told me I needed to do the "E" word. Your an inspiration.

David
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I do a lot of fair work and my bag always runs out, it’s a pain to reload, so much so that I just take the plastic bags of balloons to avoid having to reload my balloon bag. Not very professional!

Thanks for the info you've improved my life!
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I still think that lining up nozzles is not a good use of my life or my money to pay someone to do it for me. To each his own but I don't think not having them lined up is a problem. Just my thoughts on what has worked for me.
THANK YOU for helping us carry on our laughter ministry in hospitals to kids of ALL ages. Our visits are ALWAYS free. We NEED & DEEPLY appreciate your gifts of magic so that we can do what we do. Please PM me with questions.

https://youtu.be/2DbAdXKIf-A
https://youtu.be/sXXXyk6LJgE
Christopher Lyle
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I still think that lining up nozzles is not a good use of my life or my money to pay someone to do it for me. To each his own but I don't think not having them lined up is a problem. Just my thoughts on what has worked for me.


Carl...

To each their own I guess...

For me...$20 is a small drop in the bucket. For a young teenager...it's date money, or a night out with his friends, and like I said, it's not "ME" having to do it. lol!
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I hear you my friend! It's all good!
THANK YOU for helping us carry on our laughter ministry in hospitals to kids of ALL ages. Our visits are ALWAYS free. We NEED & DEEPLY appreciate your gifts of magic so that we can do what we do. Please PM me with questions.

https://youtu.be/2DbAdXKIf-A
https://youtu.be/sXXXyk6LJgE
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Interesting using craft foam. I have been using laminate or clear shelf liner so it slides very easy against the slick surface. I like the colors of the foam though. Let me know how you like it after a bit.
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