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 Post subject: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:48 am 
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Ok, I am not sure if I have even got this on the correct Area / Forum, but here goes.... :oops:

I would appreciate (and take on board) constructive views on the best Apron / Bag to buy (prob from you Graham ;) ) - I have lots of stock of 160, 260, 360s and 5" rounds, that continually get passed around searching for the balloon / colour I want, I am not a "Pro Twister" so cannot justify the new bags shown on the Home page (although I have seen them / drooled for a while.. :mrgreen: )... I think my mains points would be -

1. Be able to see the balloon size and colour
2. Simple access
3. When I do go out and do a little advertising (practising in front of an audience) be able to transport what I require and be able to maintain the two points above.
4. Cost: £100.00 max

Looking forward to any and all suggestions, thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:58 pm 
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I know you said 100 budget but check this out www.bagchunas..its made by rob balchunas (rob the balloon guy ) its awesome

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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:36 am 
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Thanks, I have seen (drooled over) the Bachunas bags.. :mrgreen: am sorely tempted on the smaller one... :twisted: . but they are still way over my budget and with P&P even more so...... may look at selling off some training DVD's to help justify costs... :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:10 am 
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Bag V Apron, it depends if you like to wear the apron and the weight involved, I prefer the busking bag myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Thanks Graham, now you mention it I am not sure that an apron is "fitting"(scuse any pun), its not that I am wandering around making models, mainly stood in one place / position making them, so the bag may be more of an option to be able to see what I have available at a glance and transport stock in a more organised manner to the "venue".

So without more ado... The Bag has it... now which one and another question if I may...

How do you "set them" up in the bag. (ie are there any velcro holders etc.):?: .. :oops:

I have managed to get "Time out" at the end of March for the Blackpool weekend / jam, so hopefully I will have one by then and be a little more organised.

Really looking forward to getting more ideas/advice from others... I cant wait!!!. :D

Only wish I had the time to get to more of them :cry:

BTW - for those of you that don't yet know it.. This Site Rocks!

Thanks in advance...

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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:47 pm 
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This is how I do it, set-for-busking-bag-t313.html?hilit=busking
You might get a few more ideas if you hit the search button as there are other threads here on bags and aprons.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:15 pm 
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I set my bag up like Graham has shown in the link. It's painful at first but works perfectly.


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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:41 pm 
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Thanks Graham , Rob,

As always, a great explanation, much appreciated. Now I understand how they fit in and are set up and am definitely on a mission to buy one!

Thanks again! :)

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 Post subject: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
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I have had both an apron and a bag. I no longer use the apron. At times I miss the apron but the bag gives me more variety. The apron is good if you're able to move and twist. Most of the time once I start twisting I stand in one spot and the people come to me. It's easier just to have my balloons next to me on a table. I have also found that an apron puts your balloons right at eye level for kids who want to touch them. So I say go with a balloon bag.

I use plastic portfolio covers and roll my balloons up in them. The first time you set up your balloon bag is painful. It took me hours, but it's worth it in the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Balloon Apron Vs Busking Bag
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:53 pm 
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I used to have an apron and I found that I was refilling it every other event (2 hours each), plus the kids do tend to grab at it. I was in the same position and did look at busking bags but ended up getting a roller 'tote' off Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... z_bw_c_x_1).

It is only a cheap one and after using it a few months I have been pretty impressed with it. I put it on a high lightweight table and it's been fantastic. I roll the balloons in their 100's in the original bag with a couple of elastic bands. there are plenty of side pockets for all your rounds/printed/321/etc.

The only complaint I would say that after a 3 or 4 months of having it, it shows signs of use, I probably would expect to replace it once a year but at that price it could be still more cost effective than the more expensive ones. I'll get you a picture tomorrow as I have an event.


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