April 9, 2013
We buy our inflatables from a number of different inflatable manufacturers. There are about a dozen or so companies that we see at all of the inflatable trade shows, but we choose to only deal with a few. These few companies have better equipment that last longer and they tend to provide better customer service should something unexpected happen to the inflatable. Which company we buy from the most completely depends on the type of inflatable we are looking to purchase.
For example, we believe that E-Inflatables make the best inflatable waterslides. They have the widest selection to choose from, they tend to be the lightest, and Astro Jump has a solid working relationship with the company. E-Inflatables also manufacturers all of their products in the U.S. This is actually very helpful because if we need to exchange an inflatable water slide or other type of inflatable the exchange can happen fairly quickly. With many of the chinese manufacturers, if they don’t have one readily available in their warehouse, you might be waiting months for one to arrive from China. E-Inflatables is always coming up with new and fun waterslides and we always make sure to have their newest and best inflatable waterslides in stock. If you go to the inflatable waterslides section of our website, nearly all of the options you see come from E-inflatables.
We buy many of our non-water inflatables from Ninja Jump. While their equipment is manufactured in China, their vinyl is second to none in its durability and look. We have many Ninja Jump inflatables and always look for their newest inflatables at the trade shows. In recent years they have come out with a toddler line that has been very popular at Astro Jump. Our three toddler moon bounce combos, the Animal Kingdom, My Little Farm and the Mickey Mouse Park Learning Club all come from Ninja Jump. If you have ever rented one of these, I know that you were impressed.
The other inflatable manufacturer we deal with regularly is Bouncing Angels. While we do have several types of inflatables from Bouncing Angels, our favorites from them tend to be their inflatable obstacle courses. They have a wide selection of options and are always really easy to work with to design new pieces. If we have an idea we would like to try out, we can call them and they will try to make it for us. When you, our customers, give us feedback on any of our inflatables, we use that feedback to try and get something new and exciting built for your next rental. If you have ever rented our G-Roc Extreme obstacle course or Gauntlet Extreme obstacle course, these are both obstacle courses manufactured by Bouncing Angels.