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video Balloon Surfing
Stand on several balloons without making them pop! Try this EASY science experiment at home!
Joeduke5453 years ago
Im gonna out 8 balloons on it and see it it works when in jump.
Aar000n3y6 years ago
Please include a written version along with the video.
johnnyrockstah (author)  Aar000n3y6 years ago
I just found this website last week, and I signed up for an account a few days ago. I'm just curious to know why you like written instructions when I included the instructions on the video. When I uploaded this video to the VIDEO section it didn't give me an option to post detailed instructions . That option (to post detailed instructions) is only available on the INSTRUCTABLE section.
This might be hard to believe, but some of us out here still have dial-up, so the videos are nearly impossible to watch. Not that you should tailor your info to the minority, and this IS in the video section... :)
Personally, as long as the video clearly shows the steps of a process, it's fine to me. I think you did a good job here. Though I do generally prefer a written instructable, but that is simply my learning style. A lot of our early video posters were posting videos of something they did without any clear explanation as to how they came to the results. Perhaps that is why some of our members are biased against them. You're doing fine, keep up the good work.
Some people prefer the Instructable format as that's what they are used to. I just think everyone is getting used to our new additions of video and slideshows.
It's not just because I'm used to that format. It's just better all around. Don't get me wrong, I love having a video to clarify things. But I like to be able to read over the instructions too. Having both formats is much more helpful than just one.
I fully agree with you, we're just trying to make it a little easier for people to participate. Some of the video posters have actually started adding full Instructables, because people are interested.
besides in most schools, hostels, colleges, and some offices and home networks, videos are banned. Sad I know but I can't help it, I can only watch the video at home and I am rarely here.
crayzclown15 years ago
kool :P
oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh colorful balloons :)
WOWIE U AH LIKE 13 U LUCKY WEDER IN LA IS GOOOD HERE IS FREEZY U GO OUTSIDE MAKE A FREIND NOT STAY BOTTLE UP IN HOME U HAVE NO LIFE
We have a 'be nice' policy here. Telling someone they have no life because they take the time to demonstrate a physics trick does not fall within that category. Also, posting in all caps is not considered very polite either.
uh.... okay.....
ya but why is this "Surfing?" cause your not moving ;-\?
johnnyrockstah (author)  !Andrew_Modder!6 years ago
I didn't know what else to call it. I thought about calling the video "Balloon Balancing", but I thought it didn't sound good. "Balloon Surfing" just sounds cooler :)
balloon balancing, I like the alliteration.
beautiful babes balloon balancing
jeradhoy4246 years ago
this would be fun on a trampoline
gizmomaster6 years ago
my balloons popped! = (
johnnyrockstah (author)  gizmomaster6 years ago
Did you inflate them all the way? You're only supposed to half-inflate the balloons.
pingeee6 years ago
I prefer the old fashioned written instructables too. This is because: 1. Sometimes it takes a while to load the video 2. Depends on the video maker's skill, the video can be very cumbersome and lengthy. 3. Written instructions are very clear and you get the idea immediately. 4. I can't help but wonder those video are just here to make money (the metacafe stuffs), the contributors are not just sincerely want to share a instructables. 5. And it is the unique photos+written instructions design makes this site special.