The various types of balloon are detailed below, each type has specific benefits and may be more or less suitable, for a particular project.
ABC has been involved in many design & build projects for Clients and has considerable experience in operating Round and Special Shape balloons. We use our expertise to ensure that our Clients get the best value from their investment. We work very closely with Bristol based Cameron Balloons, who are the largest hot air balloon manufacturer in the world, to ensure that your own balloon faithfully reproduces the product, image, or logo of your Company, offers the best value for money and gives the excellent operational benefits.
A Round hot air balloon with stunning artwork can be a show-stopper and has the ability to carry a number of passengers - TV, media, guests, personalities, prize-winners and staff. A Special Shape hot air balloon is more likely to grab the attention of the media, TV and the Public - a campaign messages should be limited to brand advertising and response mechanisms. It is possible, during a hot air balloon campaign, to change limited amounts of artwork on a balloon; especially through the use of tailor made banners, attached he'd by Velcro, which can be used to add #yourballoonmessage
Big and Bold hot air balloon branding, creates the best advertising impact.
Special shape hot air balloons are custom built balloons, that are designed grab attention on a scale greater than a standard Round hot air balloon. They do this by shaping the envelope (the fabric part of the balloon) to represent a specific product or brand.
Conventional Round, or teardrop shaped hot air balloons, offers a massive surface area for artwork, logos and brand messages and can carry 3+ passengers when free-flown. These balloons can also be tethered to suitable 4x4 vehicles, to act as a massive advertising hoarding or focal point.
Cloudhoppers are small volume hot air balloons, which carry just the pilot. As a result of their reduced size and therefore a need to reduce weight, the traditional wicket basket is replaced with a seat and harness. Cloudhoppers are most commonly used as a alternative 'back-up' to a larger balloon (normally a special shape) for when weather conditions require a smaller balloon.