About Zero G Rentals
Our mission is to provide Fun, Clean, Efficient and Safe amusements and entertainment
with Prompt, and Friendly service at a competitive price.
Zero G Rentals has sixteen years of experience in the inflatable party rental industry. We offer inflatable units known in the industry as Bounce Houses, Moonwalks, or Jump Castles and offer Disc Jockey Services for all occasions at a reasonable rate. With offices in Monroe, MI to serve our Michigan customers and in Temperance, MI to serve our Ohio customers, we have the ability to serve a wider area without delivery charges. We are fully insured and invite you to view our proof of insurance.
Our Rental Equipment
Our rental equipment is kept in the best possible condition at all times. Our standard Bounce House, is a 15x15 foot unit (the industry standard) and is manufactured by NFlatables (Cutting Edge Creations). They also have the added feature of an angled boot (blower attachment) in the rear, allowing for us to set up in tighter spaces without cutting off air flow from our blowers.
With mesh-netting instead of the standard netting, our bounce houses present fewer pinch points and therefore fewer injured fingers. To learn more about bounce house construction, watch this video.
The Blowers we use to inflate our bounce houses at Zero G are Zoom Blowers, from TentandTable. These blowers were specially selected because of their UL listing and the lower amount of electricity it takes to run them compared to other commonly used brands. Because the blower stays on for the entire duration of your rental period, our more efficient blowers act as an additional discount to you the customer, by using less of your electricity and thus lowering your electric bill.
The first inflatable structure was designed in 1959 by John Scurlock in Shreveport, Louisiana who was experimenting with inflatable covers for tennis courts when he noticed his employees enjoyed jumping on the covers. He was a mechanical engineer and liked physics. John was a pioneer of inflatable domes, inflatable tents, inflatable signs and his greatest achievement was the invention of the safety air cushion that is used by fire and rescue departments to catch people jumping from buildings or heights.
The first space walk manufacturing company was in New Orleans in a leased warehouse that also sewed horse pads. His wife Frances started the first inflatable rental company in 1968 and in 1976 they built a custom facility for the production and rental of the products. They marketed the space walks to children's events such as birthday parties, school fairs and company picnics.
Their son Frank Scurlock expanded their rental concept throughout the United States under the brand name Space Walk and Inflatable Zoo. Frank also founded the first all inflatable indoor play park called Fun Factory on Thanksgiving Day 1986 in Metairie, Louisiana. A second unit was opened in Memphis Tennessee called Fun Plex in 1987. Both locations closed after the value of the property become to great for the operations. The first inflatable was an open top mattress with no sides, called a Space Pillow. In 1967 a pressurized inflatable top was added, it required two fans and got hot in the Summer like a green house. That version was called Space Walk and adopted as the company name.
In 1974, to solve the heat problem, a new product line called Jupiter Jump was created that has inflated columns that supported netting walls which allowed the air to pass through. Further enhancements of this style were developed such as a line of castles and animals which are referred to as the Inflatable Zoo. In the early 1990s Frank created the first commercial inflatable water slide called the Aqua Tunnel. Space Walk was the first company to bring an inflatable to the IAAPA convention, Showmen's Club and the American Rental Association.
The Discovery Channel television series, "Some Assemble Required" documented the construction of an inflatable bounce house with US based manufacturer Magic Jump Inc. The surfaces are typically composed of thick, strong PVC or vinyl and nylon and the castle is inflated using an electric or petrol-powered blower. The principle is one of constant leakage, meaning small punctures are not a problem - a medium-size "bouncy castle" requires a fan with a mechanical output of about two horsepower (consuming around 2 kW electrical power, allowing for the efficiency of the motor).