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Tumble Bubble

Multilingual presentation at the annual convention of the International Federation of Circus Acrobat Trainers
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“And now I am pleased to present and demonstrate the double-walled, inflatable Tumble Bubble. Its unique surround-round design makes learning and executing tricks from cartwheels to back flips as easy as a walk in the park, while eliminating injuries such as stubbed toes and broken spines.

Keine defekteren Dorne!

It’s basically a transparent globe with conical openings for limb movement and one for the head to allow breathing. The hands and feet stick out beyond the surface but not the head.

La cabeza respira.

While progressing from rolling to later bouncing between body parts, the beginning acrobat, gymnast, trapeze artist, tight rope walker, skater, free style skier or snowboarder, trampoline jumper, BMX rider or high diver feels confident in the air cocoon. Some even wear an eye-catching Tumble Bubble during shows or competition.

Portez le cocon d'air pour rouler alors rebondissent.”

FarmerJohn, Mar 07 2005

single frame animation clip of Tumble Bubble demo http://www.geocitie.../tumblebubble.html?
[FarmerJohn, Mar 07 2005]

(?) Orbitron http://members.trip...nival/3orbitron.jpg
If you don't want to go anywhere... [baconbrain, Mar 09 2005]

Just a Zorb with arm-holes? http://www.zorb.com/new.htm
My concern is what looks like a huge risk of breaking your wrists or ankles. [DrCurry, Mar 10 2005]


       Complete gibberish until you look at the illustration. Then it makes a lot of sense.
wagster, Mar 07 2005

       I need to be convinced about the BMX application.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 07 2005

       Well maybe I was fudging just a bit.
FarmerJohn, Mar 07 2005

       Perhaps this would inspire the spectacularly obese to try acrobatics?
Basepair, Mar 07 2005

       That's enough for me.
Worldgineer, Mar 08 2005

       I can really use this--not because I'm a beginner acrobat but because I'm always walking into walls, doors, etc.
Machiavelli, Mar 08 2005

       ...and when tender tumblers tumble on a table in a bubble, they call that...
ato_de, Mar 08 2005

       NEAT - I wants me one. What I really really want though is a giant hamster ball to get in and roll around...
submitinkmonkey, Mar 08 2005

       There used to be a metal-framework device kind of like this, but I've only seen it in one old video and in one Jacky Chan movie set in China. The person stands like that DaVinci drawing of a man in a circle, with two hoops for the circle, one a foot or so forward, the other a foot or so back. The person straps in, and then can roll sideways, or oscillate face-down on the front hoop like a spinning coin.
I couldn't google anything about these, but then, it took me a long time to find the Orbitron gyro-frame widgets that recently replaced them.
baconbrain, Mar 09 2005

       Looks like fun... in a limited movement sort of way. Also makes it hard to talk to other people. And I fear breaking wrists. But, my concerns aside, I would love to see a room full of eighth graders trying to stay on their feet in these things.   

       sp: coccoon
k_sra, Mar 09 2005

       No, cocoon in English and cocon in French.
FarmerJohn, Mar 09 2005

       Oh, my bad. Right on, my Swedish meatball.
k_sra, Mar 09 2005

       Spherical, check.
Looks like fun, check.
Your croissant is clear for take off.


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