Training Tuesday: Introduction to ASTM

What’s the deal with being a part of ASTM?

1) ASTM F24: Amusement Rides and Devices is made up of approximately 800 members who work together to make everything related to inflatables and the industry safe and all-inclusive.

2) ASTM designation F2374-19 is dedicated specifically to the design, manufacture, operation, and maintenance of inflatables.

3) ASTM requires the manufacturer to provide a user’s manual to the owner (F2374-19: and it requires the owner or operator of the inflatable to be responsible for (F2374-19:7):

  • Training staff (F2374-19:7.8)
  • Inspecting the inflatable and documenting date, time, and relevant information (F2374-19:7.7)
  • Maintenance program (F2374-19:7.6)
  • Emergency response situation plan (F2374-19:10.3)

4) ASTM gives our customers 7-Days to notify us of any incident the results in an injury. (F2374-19:7.10.3)

5) ASTM F2374-19:6 requires that your manufacturer follow the quality, manufacture, and construction guidelines when designing and making the inflatable.

This is a huge field of information. We are always available to talk, answer questions, and continue dialogue on all things ASTM related. We want you to know we value you and your business – not just for doing business with us, but for continuing to develop the industry.

#ASTM #ASTMSafetyFirst #MagicJumpSafety #MagicJumpQualityManufacturer #MagicJumpInflatables

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How to Properly use Hashtags to benefit your Business and Brand

Social media and your business should be best friends. Using your social media platforms as your very own PR Reps is the best thing to do for your business.

It’s important to implement your brand onto your social media platforms, and hashtags are a great tool. It’s crucial to first get a good understanding of what your brand is, what you want to convey through your social media platforms, and what your ultimate goal is for your users. (go to your website, subscribe, buy, etc.) You want followers to remember your company, whether it be for your slogan, the types of photos post to promote your company, or even something as simple as your company logo— all these link back to your brand.

Hashtags are just another easy way for you to incorporate brand onto your posts. Companies who have utilized this and can be recognized without even saying their brand name are “#Justdoit” or “#Imlovinit.” (Nike & McDonalds) Simple, easy, memorable.

There are so many applications that can help you determine which hashtag works for you and which hashtag brings in followers. Hashtagify, Ritetag and Influencer Marketing Hub are just a couple of online tools you can use to optimize your hashtags, so that they benefit your post. Many people can be discouraged by hashtags because they don’t know how to use them or they are afraid it might make their post look like a “spam” post. Utilizing online tools can put you in the right direction.

Another important step in using hashtags is testing. Testing is a key component in figuring out which sequence of hashtags works best, as well as the number of hashtags that work for your social posts. 

Brand, brand, brand, never lose sight of your brand when using hashtags and always keep it in mind when posting to your social platforms. Your social medias are a representation of your company and or your product.

Things to keep in mind when using #Hashtags

  • There is a hashtag limit. You can use up to 30 hashtags in one post. (This is more than enough) Posting too many hashtags come across unauthentic and impersonal. 
  • Keep your hashtags short. If your hashtag is hard to read then it’s probably too long. Short and sweet is the best way to go (ex. #bouncehouse #fun #inflatable)
  • Be mindful of banned hashtags, if you used a hashtag that has been censored or banned by Instagram nothing will appear under that hashtag . 

Remember that practice makes perfect. It will take a couple of posts and testing to come up with a great formula that represents your business while maintaining authenticity. 

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What to Consider when Purchasing a Commercial Bounce House

Purchasing a commercial bounce house can be beneficial financially, health-wise, and great for any party event. Whether you are buying a bounce house for residential use or commercial use, there might be a lot of questions on the purchase of a commercial bounce house. At Magic Jump Inc., we want to make sure you feel comfortable with your purchase. We know what it takes in making a safe, creative bounce house that everyone will love. Here are a couple of things to consider when purchasing your commercial bounce house. 

Safety is Always First 

When purchasing a bounce house, safety is a priority. At Magic Jump Inc., we pride ourselves on the fact that we pay close attention to safety and being up to date with any new safety regulations. The bounce house should clearly display all safety rules for participants to read before entering to play. 

Is it for commercial use or residential? 

Commercial or residential use determines the price, size, and how long the bounce house will last. A bounce house for residential will be a lot smaller than a commercial bounce house, and is generally made for fewer participants. The lifespan of a bounce house for residential use is a lot less compared to a commercial bounce house that is several years. The main factor is the material used in manufacturing.

What is the Bounce House made of? 

It’s essential to educate yourself on the materials that make up the bounce house. When buying your bounce, make sure to ask questions about how it was made and what material was used to make the bounce house. The material the bounce house is made of will determine the safety and durability of the inflatable. 

How much are you willing to spend? 

Think about how much money you are willing to spend. Consider whether you want to buy a used bounce house or brand new. Depending on the price you want to pay, look at the pros and cons of buying a used bounce house or a new one. If you are looking into buying a brand new one, compare prices but also take into account quality, material, and safety. These factors can also reflect on the price, which is sometimes a good thing. Am I willing to pay a reasonable amount for a jumper that is well made with good quality from a well-rated company? Am I okay to spend less money on a jumper that is made decently from okay quality from an okay rated company? The decision is ultimately yours, but you must consider several things when looking at the price of a bounce house. 

Good Warranty 

A good warranty is crucial when purchasing a bounce house. At least 1-3 years warranty is recommended for a commercial bounce house. Magic Jump Inc. offers a 1.5-year warranty for our wet units and a three-year warranty for our dry units. 

Magic Jump, Inc. 

Magic Jump offers a wide selection of bounce houses and inflatables. Since 2018 Magic Jump Inc. has become home to the licensed inflatables offering great bounce houses with the newest characters, shows, and movies in today’s pop culture. 

We provide excellent quality jumpers, and we are always here to help. Questions regarding inflatables and purchase, you can visit us online or call us at (877) 847-1313. 

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Magic Jump has the Hottest Licenses!

Magic Jump, the new “Home of Licensed Inflatables,” has the hottest licenses around.  Based on data from The Licensing Letter’s annual list of entertainment/character brands that generated over $100 million in licensed retail sales in the U.S./Canada for 2017, Magic Jump is licensing many of the top-performing licensed entertainment properties (including 5 of Top 10 spots):  Mickey/Minnie & Friends is #1, Star Wars is #2, PAW Patrol is #3, Disney Princess is #5, Disney’s Frozen is #6, Marvel Avengers is #10, Spider-Man is #12, Batman is #13, Superman is #19, Despicable Me/Minions is #33.

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Mickey Mouse is the #1 character franchise in the world per Forbes and the #2 license across all ages and industries per NPD Research.

Disney Princess is a top girl property and a Top 5 license across all ages and industries per NPD Research.

Disney Frozen is the #1 highest-grossing animated movie of all time per The Numbers and the #3 license across all ages and industries per NPD Research.

Toy Story is one of the Top 5 animated film franchises of all time based on worldwide box office compiled by Wikipedia and The Numbers.

Incredibles 2 is the #1 highest-grossing animated film of all time in the U.S. per The Numbers and the #2 highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide (directly behind Frozen) per The Numbers.

Star Wars is one of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises, with 5 of the Top 15 highest-grossing films of all time (U.S.) per Box Office Mojo; the #1 global toy property per NPD Research; and a Top 5 license across all ages and industries per NPD Research.

Marvel Avengers is the #1 superhero property in the U.S. based on 2017 retail sales per The Licensing Letter and the #1 highest-grossing film franchise of all time per The Numbers.

Spider-Man is the #1 superhero property in the world based on 2017 retail sales per The Licensing Letter.

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PAW Patrol is the #1 license in the U.S. across all ages and industries per NPD Research.

Justice League is DC’s iconic Super Hero team of the “World’s Greatest Super Heroes.”

Despicable Me is the #1 highest-grossing animated film franchise of all time worldwide per The Numbers and Wikipedia.

Per NPD Research, one-quarter of all kid’s products (across all industries) feature a licensed property. However, no one has had a license to manufacture licensed inflatable attractions in years.  For Official Licensed inflatables in the U.S., there’s only one place to go…MAGIC JUMP, the new “Home of Licensed Inflatables.”  Call Steve or Arsen at 877.847.1313 if you either want official licensed product or need to replace old licensed product from Ninja Jump.

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New ASTM standards: A Work In Progress

Magic Jump is dedicated to delivering safe high-quality inflatables. All of our inflatables adhere to safety measures set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and comply with standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International. As for the state laws in the inflatables industry, the majority of our inflatables conform to the standards of New Jersey, which has pioneered strict, mandatory production and safety guidelines for manufacturers of inflatable games.

There are no mandatory national safety standards for U.S. amusement rides, but the amusement ride industry has developed an extensive suite of consensus safety standards through the ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices, which is responsible for standards related to amusement rides and devices including inflatables. In an effort to toughen safety standards and reduce injury rates, a group of manufacturers, operators and regulators in the amusement industry are updating industry guidelines to be more specific and to reinforce the importance of proper setup, supervision and training. The guidelines will be finalized by ASTM International.

ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices is revising an important standard on inflatable amusement rides. The responsible subcommittee, F24.61 on Adventure Attractions, invites all interested parties to contribute to the revision of standard F2374, Practice for Design, Manufacture, Operation and Maintenance of Inflatable Amusement Rides. Within the subcommittee, three task groups have been formed to develop requirements and test methods for key areas: design and manufacturing group; operations and patron education; and testing and inflatable impact requirements.

Revisions include:

  • Drafting manufacturing requirements to mitigate fall hazards;
  • Adding a section on anchoring, including diagrams showing correct positioning and depth of anchor stakes;
  • Creating a provision for professional certification of wind load calculations; and
  • Expanding sections on procedures and rules for installation of air inflatables, supervision by trained attendants and safe use by patrons.

At Magic Jump, we’ll always make sure that your customers bounce around on the best — and safest — inflatable equipment available. We love inflatables™

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Magic Jump Now Has Warranties That Can’t Be Beat!

Magic Jump is the leading manufacturer of high-quality inflatable attractions.  All of their product is MadeinUSAentirely “Made in the USA” where quality and safety standards are high, substantially higher than anything produced out of China.

Not only does Magic Jump make the HIGHEST-QUALITY inflatables in the business, they also have the BEST WARRANTIES. You won’t find a better/longer warranty offered by any of their competitors.

Magic Jump recently extended all their warranties on new items sold:

A.  All Dry Inflatables (excluding indoor center ones) are now covered for 3 years (instead of 2 years).

B.  All Water Ride Inflatables are now covered for 1-1/2 years (instead of 1 year).

C.  All inflatables used in Indoor Centers are now covered for 1 year (instead of not being covered).

D.  All inflatables used in Indoor Centers and manufactured with Indoor Party Center (IPC) quality are now covered for 2 years (instead of 1 year).

E.  All inflatables used in Indoor Centers and manufactured with Indoor Party Center (IPC) quality and DuraBounce™ fabric are covered for 3 years.

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Magic Jump’s New DuraBounce Is The Most Durable Fabric in the Inflatable Industry!

At IAAPA Expo 2017, Magic Jump just announced the launch of their all-new “super premium” fabric called DuraBounce. It’s the “most durable” fabric in the inflatable industry.

Since a typical Family Entertainment Center (FEC) is open 5 to 7 days per week for 10 hours per day, their inflatables undergo very heavy traffic which reduces their product life expectancy considerably.

Magic Jump offers two FEC Solutions to this problem:
1. Magic Jump developed their own line of Indoor Party Center (IPC) Inflatables, specially made for high-traffic use in FECs. These IPC inflatables are reinforced with double-layered vinyl in high areas of wear & tear.

2. Magic Jump is introducing DuraBounce, a new “super premium” fabric that will add a higher level of durability to Magic Jump’s IPC inflatables and further extend their product life expectancy.

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It’s All In The Details At Magic Jump

At Magic Jump, we make some of the highest-quality inflatable amusement rides in the business! In part, this is because we only use premium materials and expert craftsman (artisans) to make them. Plus, our products are entirely made in the USA where quality and safety standards are higher than other countries. However, our superior product quality is also due to our attention to detail.

At Magic Jump, we wholly subscribe to legendary artist and ultimate Renaissance man Michelangelo’s belief that “Small details make perfection, but perfection is no small detail.” After all, our inflatables are handmade, and we all know that anything handmade is better and more special.  For more information on Magic Jump’s attention to detail, check out the webpage linked here on our special features.


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Magic Jump product featured in new CHIPS Movie

Magic Jump, Inc. and Magic Jump Rentals are proud to be a part of the big screen release of CHIPS based on the 1970s-1980s television series of the same name created by Rick Rosner. This action comedy buddy cop film stars Dax Shepard as Officer Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. CHIPS comes to theaters on March 24th.

Around :21 into the trailer here, you can see multiple inflatables manufactured by Magic Jump, Inc. and rented through Magic Jump Rentals that were used for filming in this movie.  As you can see, our product is featured in a chase scene where 2 CHIPS police on motorcycle are chasing someone and basically “hitting the bouncers” at a carnival.

Due to our proximity to major Hollywood studios and our reputation for high-quality product, Magic Jump Inc. and Magic Jump Rentals are the preferred provider for the entertainment industry.


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Magic Jump Products are Made in the USA

“Buy American and hire American” is a mantra that we constantly hear in the press from the Trump Administration. At Magic Jump, we take great pride that our high-quality inflatable products are entirely made in the USA in our factory in Southern California, from the design to the entire manufacturing process. When you buy a Magic Jump inflatable, you are getting a higher-quality product than something from overseas that sells for a cheaper price.   As a result, our inflatables are the better choice because our higher quality translates to a safer and more durable product with a longer-life span. This means Magic Jump products can generate sales revenue for you for more years.

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We hope you enjoy this infographic on Why Buy Made in the USA?


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