Bouncers, Bols, and Ground Spinners

Pieces Shown Below:
Garden or Beach Art: Eyeballs | Porche Spyder | Balloons or Petals Line Bouncers: Spikey Bird
Baskets and Parachutes: Zig-Zag Baskets | Parachutes | Bol Racing
Giant Crowns and Bols: Diamond Crowns | Spiral Crowns | Striped Bols | Madonna Bols
Big Bouncers: Giant Spikey Balls | Spikey Fish | Soccer Balls
Bouncing Balls and Ground Toys: Bugs | Beach Balls | Bouncy Turtles

Frequently Asked Questions
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"EyeBalls:

Check out these eerie, edgy, and definitely very exciting EyeBalls!

Designed by Donna and Fred Taylor, the EyeBall Bouncers are about 5 feet tall. They inflate easily though an open pupil and come complete with a bright colored iris and loose dangling lashes. Fun. No wonder everyone loves them!

Set up a bouncing Eye, or inflate a pair. Display several for an eyeful of fun! Click here for another view.

Each big Eyeball is $199. Get two for $350.

EyeBall

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by Donna & Fred Taylor

Porsche in a Bag:

Ever wanted a sports car but don't have extra room in the garage? Check out this delightful ground bouncer from New Zealand.

Designed by Jan O'Loughlin of Australia, these beach cars are based on a Spyder convertible. The shape is ultra cool. But the best part is the tube running from the top thru to the base allowing someone to 'get in'. There is no steering wheel built into the design, but as you can see, you don't need one to have fun.

Sypder

Sypder

This 'cruising' machine will add extra dimension to your field displays. And people will be lined up for a chance to take a drive.

Stock colors are red or blue. And if you are patient, we can get special colors, customize the plates and even add logos to the side.

Each Spyder is full sized at 12 x 7 feet. They go for $400 each - -which is much easier to explain to your wife than a real one...

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by Jan O'Loughlin

Bouncy Turtles: :

Anchor a few to the ground and you have a swam of baby Turtles crawling across the field. Or you can lift the nose slightly with a spar and it looks like a race!

Our ground Turtles were designed by Sonja and Dirk Kruger of Germany. They measure about four feet from snout-to-tail. We stock standard colors but can make up special designs too.

Turtles are $30 each. Buy three and save 20%

Bouncy Turtle

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by D Kruger

Beach Balloons

Beach Balloons: Set a batch out on the sand (or lawn or anyplace else!). Beach Balloons - also called Petals - sway back and fourth in bright colors.

Here's what one of our customers wrote back:

"Great attention getters! They are great for field boundrys. They are great on the beach to remind the kids where they should be after they wander off. They are great on the beach so the family reunion in the house next door don't set all their stuff up in our space while we are in the house eating lunch."

Beach Balloons are just great fun! Each piece is about five feet tall on a flexible rod. The balloons are 9 inches wide and 15 inches tall. You get a batch of ten balloons for $60. There are ten different colors in each bundle. Order several clusters or join together with friends who also have bundles and start a mass display.

Balloons were designed by JeanPaul Richon of France where they are called "Petals" or "Ovalescence"

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Spikey Birds!!

Here is the coolest attention-getter on the beach!

Spikey Birds attach to your flying line. The wind fills them up and then the long legs dance across the sand.

Turn a herd loose on your kite field!

Spikey Bird

They have two bubble eyes and a dozen large spikes. Each foot is zippered so you can add a handful of sand to make them stand up straight.

There are two line connection points - one on the top of the head, and another at the front of the mouth. Each bird stands eight feet tall on a ball about three feet in diameter.

Buy one for $80 or three for $200. Available in your choice of colors.

Spikey Bird
Spikey Bird

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S Oswald

Ladybugs!!

It's a Bug Invasion!! These irresistible ground bouncers inflate through side flaps and then quiver as the wind blows around them. Heavier bottom panels keep them from rolling over dead.

We have five sizes - so you can bug people as much as you want!
  • 2 foot - $30
  • 4 foot - $45
  • 6 foot - $75
  • 8 foot - $160
  • 10 foot - $240

Bouncing Bugs

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Choose any colors you like and release a swarm onto your beach or lawn. Steady winds are needed to maintain shape, although the flaps self-seal to hold air in. The bugs are child-tolerant but are not designed to be kicked or jumped on....

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by G. Campbell.

Spiked Madonna Bols

Spiked "Madonna" Bols:

We now make Madonnas in 4, 13, and a huge 28 foot size. We can order any colors you like, but we recommend solids with black spikes or the striking Rainbow Madonna.

Why call them "Madonnas"??

The Germans who first designed them called these spinning bols "pickels" and "pimple wheels". But we didn't think acne references sounded too good, so we named them "Madonnas" in reference to the wild outfits the singer was wearing at the time. Fashions have changed but our spinning Spiked Bols are still definite show-stoppers.

Spiked Madonna Bols

Each bol comes with three rows of spikes. The heavy fabric takes a beating, and an elastic trailing edge helps maintain inflation in gusts. Use them as line laundry, drogues on a big lifter, or as ground bouncers. Singles look great, a matched pair looks better, and a string of half a dozen are awesome...

Big Madonnas are great for making an impact on the flying field. Four footers are $175 each or $300 a pair. Medium 13 footers are $499 each or $899 a pair. And the Big Ones are $999 each.

Let us know what colors we can make up for you.

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S. Oswald

Spinning Baskets:

Big baskets are great fun! Anchor them for a bouncing display, or tie them low under a large lifter. You can even organize "Bol Races" by having contestants pull them upwind.

Two Baskets

We have three sizes available:

  • The 10 foot model is $200
  • The 6 foot model is $95
  • The 3 foot model is $55

The ten foot works best for racing. In most winds, one adult can pull it or two smaller kids.

And remember, we can produce custom baskets in your favorite colors at no extra charge.

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S Oswald

"Saw Tooth" Parachutes:

Attach them to a flying line or stake them on the ground with a ten foot tether. What you get is a great show!

Each Parachute is made in a distinctive "saw-tooth" pattern. The trailing edge is vented to reduce pull. So what you get is a big, colorful, rotating bol. And if you like, you can even choose the colors. Click here for a review.

Parachutes are priced at $200 for popular ten foot, $450 each for seventeen foot, or $95 for the six foot.

By-the-way, just because we call them Parachutes, please don't jump off anything with them!

RW&B Parachutes
Parachute

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S Oswald

Striped Parachutes:

We also have Parachutes in a striped design. They are also $200 each. Or consider a double size Giant Parachute. It's nearly 20 feet in diameter and comes in a rainbow pattern with striped accents for $450.

We find that the Parachutes are excellent light-wind bouncers. This photo was taken in less than 2 m.p.h. of wind at sunset. Licensed & Protected Design by S. Oswald

Giant Parachute

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S Oswald

We've seen all kinds of tricks used to attach laundry to a flying line. Most involve knots which cause abrasion and weaken line strength. Our approach is a lot more simple.

We wrap small carabiners into the main flying line. Normally, three twists work just fine. When the line is slack, you can slide the "biner" anywhere you want. But when the kite goes up and tension builds on the line, the "biner" is locked in place.

It's quick, easy, and doesn't reduce line strength.

Attaching Line Laundry

Flying Crown

Gomberg Crowns:

You have seen GKPI's exclusive "Flying Crowns" at festivals an on the covers of your kite magazines. They are fantastic!! And they're big too -- a full 8 meters tall. (That's more than 26 feet to those of you metrically challenged.) Click the photo for a different view.

Big round spinning pieces were originally called "bols". They were actually named after a French coffee mug. We call our versions "Crowns" because they are covered in diamonds.

Choose the popular big one, 27 feet, for $1100. We also have a medium 14 foot model for $550 and a small 8 footer for $400. Choose warm, cool, rainbow, or your own color combination.

We are also making the new Spiral or Swirl Crown in custom colors. Click here fora closer view of the Swirl.

Flying Crown

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S Oswald

Gomberg Bols:

What we have here is a straight-forward, traditional striped Bol. This is the same kind of piece made famous by Mischelle Gressier in France or Team No Limit from Germany.

Striped Bols are more then 25 feet tall. The are very similar in construction to our Crowns but with a different fabric pattern. The other big difference is that they are priced lower -- $950 each.

Striped Bol

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S Oswald

Spikey Bouncers:

If you have seen us at any events lately, you may have seen us flying these large spikey ground bouncers. They are weird, exotic, and very cool.

The basic design is a solid color with black spikes and a black and white striped opening. We'll make them in any color you like at no extra charge.

Spikey Bouncers

Spikey Bouncers

You can get your Spikey Bouncers in the giant, 18 foot size for $1100 or the convenient 7.5 foot diameter for just $250. Like our other ground bouncers, they do not fly. Instead you anchor them on a ten foot a tether line and leave them down where people can get a good, close look.

And please note that our spikey ground bouncers are different from our Spikey Ball *tubes* which are smaller and designed to hang from a kite or line.

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by S Oswald

Giant Soccer Balls

These biG bouncers are 12 feet in diameter and designed for 'rough play". Of course, that doesn't mean you can hit them with a stick. But there are no extended edges, spikes or other extremities for kids to take hold of. So in a brisk breeze, Soccer Balls should be pretty child tolerant.

Big Balls
Big Balls

We're making Soccer Balls now in three sizes.

  • 18 inch - designed for display on banner poles - $15
  • 27 inch - a larger windsock or line decoration - $29
  • 12 foot - the big ground bouncer - $400

And of course, we can make them in any colors you like.

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Spikey Fish:

We call him Spikey Fish. He's 12 feet in diameter which is plenty big enough to draw attention. Based on an original design by Phil Womack of England.

Bounce him on the ground or use a lifter to get him up out of reach. We'll make any color combination you like for $550. Licensed & Protected Design.

Spikey Fish Spikey Fish Spikey Fish

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Beach Balls

Beach Balls

Beach Balls:

Beach Balls are cool! The standard tri-color GKPI Beach Balls are two-and-a-half feet in diameter and priced at only $35. Buy five at the regular price, and we'll give you the sixth one free!

They inflate through vents rather than an up-wind opening. This means they stay inflated and can take a real beating from the kids. Anchor a set on the ground and watch them bounce. Or tie a few to your kite and listen to them "whomp" together.

Want something bigger? Larger balls use a *lot* more fabric, but we have the five foot model for $135 and the seven-and-a-half "big globe" for $249. All are available in the six primary colors. We can also do custom color combinations on request.

Beach balls are manufactured exclusively by GKPI. We received our prototype from one of the German kite clubs, but our research indicates that the original design was developed by Alain Robillard of Athis-Mons, France.

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Copyright Gomberg Kite Productions International Inc. Licensed & Protected Design by K Shannon

All of this fabric needs a big bag.
But you don't want to spend a bunch of money on bags so check this out.

We've got top quality duffel bags, made of black Cordura with tough metal zippers (double opening), Velcro handle attachment, carrying strap and a waterproof lining. They measure 40 inches long and 18 inches wide. Stuff in a giant octopus or fill them with a festival full of foils and laundry. They are the biggest bags the airlines allow.

Your price?? Get this -- $25!

Spend your money on kites. Then stuff them in our bags...


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Please Note: Special care is required when flying large and heavy pulling kites or ground devices.

Such care includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Be sure your flying area is clear of people and obstructions.
  • Be sure you are properly anchored.
  • Be sure your flying line is sufficient for the load it is carrying.
  • Be sure you have the ability to retreive your kite after it is launched.

Large kites can be dangerous: When you fly them, you accept responsibility for any accidents that may result. GKPI assumes no liability for injury or damage.