Get A Close-Up Look At How Kids React To "The Blob"
You mostly see videos of adults attempting records with the WaterBlob. Invented in 1985 by Springfield Special Products, a canvas tarp manufacturer, the WaterBlob became famous after being featured in the 1995 summer-camp movie, "Heavyweights." The physics behind the WaterBlob are simple. Energy from the falling person is transferred into the other end and sends the rider flying into the air and eventually into the water. Many people have devised ways to increase their altitude, jumping down onto the airbag from higher platforms, using multiple jumpers, etc.
This video from GoPro isn't concerned with going higher. In fact, the platform is only a few feet higher than the WaterBlob itself. What this video does focus on is the sheer joy (and occasional terror) of wingless flight. With cameras turned toward the rider, these airborne, video selfies capture the expressions of kids as they have about as much fun as science has ever managed to allow.