A blown baffle on an inflatable moonwalk is a common problem. Most of the jumpers that are brought to US Inflatables for this repair have not been neglected or misused, but instead have problems caused by the baffle material ripping or the stitching coming loose.
What does a blown baffle on an inflatable moonwalk look like?
As you can see in these pictures, a blown baffle is fairly easy to diagnose. Where a baffle has given way, you will notice a “hump” in the inflatable moonwalk. Often this is in the floor or mattress of the jumper, but it is also common to find these on a slide or slip and slide. It is, however, possible to have blown baffles in other areas of the unit as baffle are used to give shape and direct air in various areas of an inflatable moonwalk.
How do you repair a blown baffle on an inflatable moonwalk?
Once diagnosed and a repair is approved by the customer, we begin by locating the nearest entry point on a unit. Sometimes, this can be done through a vent hole, but often a portion of the jumper must be disassembled in order to gain access to the damaged area. This is the most time consuming part as it requires existing stitching to be taken apart one stitch at a time. Once the damaged area is accessed, the repair can begin. If the baffle or jumper material has torn, a patch will be sewn in to give the moonwalk its structural integrity. The baffle and jumper material will then be sewn back together and the moonwalk will be reassembled by stitching the material previously taken apart to gain access to the damaged area of the jumper.
How much does this repair cost?
There is no way to give a quote for any repair without seeing the unit. At US Inflatables, we always give an estimate to our customers and get their approval prior to beginning any work. Repair costs vary depending on the damaged area, but all work is charged based on an hourly rate and materials used. Feel free to contact us to arrange a time to drop your unit off at our warehouse or ship it to us. We also offer an on-site repair service to our customers.