Hall of Shame

We’ve all done it.  We need to do a quick repair on an inflatable just to get it through the next event.  We patch, tape, sew, or do whatever we have to do to get it through.

Below are some images of repair attempts that probably should not have been.

Take a look at some of the repairs we have seen over the past 10 years and laugh with us.  If you have any pictures of failed repair attempts please send them to us and we will post them here.


Velcro to patch a hole?  Yep.  This person decided the best way to temporarily patch their inflatable was to stick velcro all over it.  Needless to say, like most of these repairs, it didn’t work too well.


Now this is original.  I guess they wanted to set out the welcome mat.  Duct tape and carpeting is obviously not the way to go.


I am sure Tear aid loved these guys.  They probably spent thousands on repair tape to keep this thing patched together.


Sewing job gone awry.  They just kept sewing, and sewing, and sewing, and then, just to make sure, they glued it together.


I guess these guys just did not want to miss a rental.  EVERY baffle in this inflatable was blown!


This is pretty screwed up, literally!  This guy uses a rubber washer screwed together with a bolt and an expandable butterfly nut.