Dec 03

GET YOUR ROUSE ON! BalloonGrids / RouseAPPS Launch, Valentine Seminar

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THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST
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This Seminar is past, but

THERE ARE 11 MORE IN 2017


“DECORATING WITH
BALLOONS & GRIDS
made
SIMPLE – EASY – STRONG – FAST”

You learn 3 balloon grid systems hands-on:
(1) Pioneer stiff GRIDZ,
(2) Rouse flexible RMS
(3) DIY grids you make.

You go home more productive & profitable with all balloon grids no matter the brand or type balloon grids you use:
GUARANTEED!.

CHECK OUT THIS SERIES OF SEMINARS AT
http://JustRouseIt.com/RED

Choose the one with the dates that best fit your schedule.

I look forward to meeting you there.

Graham Rouse.





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January 4-5, 2017 

At Balloon Training Institute
350 New Center Rd.  Unit #54
Sevierville, TN, USA

Produced by Rouse Technologies
JustRouseIt@gmail.com
TEL: 1-864-654-4166

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IN  BRIEF
THE SEMINAR INCLUDES
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(1) NEW TOOLS       For  Your  Balloon  TOOL  BOX
(2) NEW TECHNIQUES For Your Balloon SKILL SET
(3) NEW DESIGNS   For  Your  Balloon  PORTFOLIO
(4) NEW SUPPORT  For Your BALLOON BUSINESS

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SEMINAR  INCLUDES
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(1) NEW TOOLS For Your Balloon TOOL BOX including all three basic balloon grids

(A) “GRIDZ” stiff grids from Pioneer Balloon Company
(B) ” RMS”   flexible grids by Rouse Technologies
(C)  “DIY”     stiff grids by (Do It Yourself) you.

RouseED BalloonGrids Seminars are the only training events designed to teach you, hands-on, the advantages of all three systems and how to leverage those advantages to increase your productivity and your profits.

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(2) NEW TECHNIQUES For Your Balloon SKILL SET including RouseAPPS™ proprietary techniques that enable all three grid systems to be especially

(A) SIMPLE (& significantly more efficient & secure)
(B) EASY (nearly anyone 8 to 88 can do this successfully),
(C) STRONG (up to 20 times stronger without reinforcement)
(D) FAST (2 to 8 times faster than standard techniques)

 Use these techniques to become more productive and to save significantly on labor costs.

We are so sure of your SUCCESS that we GUARANTEE your positive results! Check out the details of our tuition refund guarantee at RouseAPPS.com

(E) CUSTOM SHAPES. Learn techniques for making your own custom shapes with GRIDZ, RMS and DIY grids.

Custom shapes with flexible RMS™ are easy. Custom shapes with stiff Gridz and DIY grids require more skill. We will teach you techniques for all three.  These techniques will open a new world of opportunities for creativity and profit in your balloon business.

 

(3) NEW DESIGNS For Your Balloon PORTFOLIO.

Publish the Valentine designs you receive..

Use them online and in print to help attract, engage and sell potential customers on Valentine decorations by YOU

A special seminar session is included to review these designs and help you plan for their best use.

Here are samples of balloon grid decorations on a variety of themes by earlier students and customers to whet your appetite.

Student & Customer Pics #MadeWithBalloons™, #RouseMATRIX™ #BalloonGrids™ and licensed #RouseAPPS™ techniques.

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(4) NEW SUPPORT For Your BALLOON BUSINESS

ENJOY MONTHS OF LICENSE & SUPPORT AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

You get $60.00 credit toward RousePlus™ license and support as part of your seminar registration.

 

(1) Choose RousePlus™ Basic to receive basic license and services January through April 2017 at no additional charge ($60.00 value) including:

 

(A) RouseAPPS basic all grids license
(SIMPLE, EASY, STRONG & FAST techniques only)
(B) RouseAPPS basic training updates
(C) One System training updates
(Choose Gridz, RMS or DIY)
(D) One System Design Ideas
(Choose Gridz, RMS or DIY)
(E) One System RouseCIPES™
(Choose Gridz, RMS or DIY)
(F) Discounts at BVSMall.com
(G) Promo Credits
Earn free “stuff” when you help promote our “stuff”
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(2) Or Choose RousePLUS™ Premium to receive premium license and services January and February 2017 at no additional charge ($60.00 value)  including:

(A) RouseAPPS all techniques license 
(B) RouseAPPS advanced training updates
(C) 3 SYSTEMS training updates
(Gridz, RMS and DIY)
(D) 3 SYSTEMS Design Ideas
(Gridz, RMS and DIY)
(E) 3 SYSTEMS RouseCIPES™ balloon recipes
(Gridz, RMS and DIY)
(F) Discounts at BVSMall.com
(G) Promo Credits.
Earn free “stuff” when you help promote our “stuff”
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RousePLUS Membership includes the default option to continue membership each month after free month/s at the regular rate, payable by draft on the 25th of the preceding month. The regular rate is $15.00 per month for RousePLUS BASIC and $30.00 per month for RousePLUS PREMIUM. You may opt out at any time to end your membership benefits at the end of your last paid up or free month.

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EVENT TUITION:

INCLUDES 16 CLASS HOURS &

4  MONTHS OF RousePLUS BASIC Benefits
OR 2 MONTHS OF RousePLUS PREMIUM Benefits

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$364.00 paid Dec.25 – Jan. 4

A GREAT BARGAIN

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$289.00 paid Dec.3-24, 2016  

SAVE $75.00

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$214.00 paid by Dec. 2, 2016  

SAVE $150.00

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TOP  TEN  REASONS  TO   CHOOSE
RouseED™
BalloonGrids™ Seminars

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(1) RouseED™: Your training begins the day you register and continues for months after the on-site event.” GMRouse
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(2) RouseED™: “You learn the basics of top professional balloon grids.” GMRouse.
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(3) RouseED™: “You learn how to make your own balloon grids.” GMRouse
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(4) RouseED™: “You learn to make custom shapes from balloon grids.” GMRouse.
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(5) RouseED™: “You learn the world’s most advanced techniques for decorating with balloon grids direct from the inventor.” GMRouse.
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(6) RouseED™: “You learn how to get better results from YOUR balloon grids no matter the brand or type you use; GUARANTEED.” GMRouse

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(7) RouseED™: “You get new designs to show, sell and produce for your customers.” GMRouse
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(8) RouseED™: “You get discounts on Rouse Products and services.” GMRouse
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(9) RouseED™: “You get months of license and support after the training event.” GMRouse
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(10) RouseED™: “You get the opportunity to continue your license, RousEDucation and support indefinitely with RousePLUS™.” GMRouse

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS???

Give me a personal call at
1-864-654-4166 .

I would love to talk with you and figure the best way to advance your art and business with Awesome Resources For
Doing Fabulous Things MadeWithBalloons™.
or write me at JustRouseIt@gmail.com 

Jun 10

USA 12′ Flag – Easier, Faster & Stronger

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USA FLAGS MadeWithBalloons™ are especially profitable through June 30, 2015 while flag kits are on sale at Ballooniverse Mall.
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SAVE an extra 15% on flag kits through June 30, 2015 when you subscribe to the RouseABOUT Your Success emails.  Receive your extra 15% discount code immediately by email.
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Just like this USA flag, balloon flags of every nation can be made easier, faster and stronger when you “Just Rouse It”

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USA FLAG

This USA flag, like the flags of nations around the world, can be made easier, faster and stronger by using Rouse Original Tools and Techniques.  The added efficiency means you have more time to invest in the details that make the quality of your balloon art better.  It also means that you save on man hours so your overall costs go down .  These are great ways to advance your balloon art and business when you “Just Rouse It”.

Here are two of the patented, Rouse Original Technologies that can help make it happen.:

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(A)  RE-A-L™  BALLOON ART

The first technology to use is Rouse Expand AndLoad™ balloon frames (Rouse Matrix™). This single layer approach to balloon graphics takes half the balloons and less than half the time of standard “precision wall” techniques. RMS™ also gives you a balloon frame that costs less, weighs less and takes up much less storage space than other single layer grid frames.

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(B)  R.A.A.D.ical  BALLOON ART

The second technology to use is Rouse Advanced Aperture Display (RAAD) technology. It works with all balloon frames that hold balloons in openings. The patented RAAD technology applies when you
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  • Use something other than “balloon squeeze” (*see footnote#2) to hold the balloons in the frame or
  • Use something else in addition to “balloon squeeze” (*see footnote #2) to hold the balloons in the frame.
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There are many “RAADical” options available, but here are just two to get you started:
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  1. Treat the balloon frame and /or the balloon to make the two grip each other better. For instance, Rouse Matrix balloon frames already have an added coat of tacky adhesive to help hold balloons in place without permanently bonding the balloons to the frame.
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  2. “ROUSE SPEED GRAPHICS”  –  Use double ended balloons and tie them together end to end to make strings of balloons like strings of pearls.
      • Make one string for each of the 13 rows of balloons in the USA flag. Mark which end of the string is the starting end and give it a row number. It is much easier to plan and prepare 13 rows rows of nineteen or twenty balloons than it is to plan and prepare two hundred fifty four single balloons and keep them straight for loading into the frame.
      • Roll each balloon of the string into an adjacent aperture (opening). Each balloon helps to hold the adjacent two balloons in place. Plus, this approach makes it faster to arrange balloons since you connect two each time you tie.
      • Being connected makes it easier and faster to load balloons.   You do not reach for balloons as many times and the next balloon is right at your fingertips for loading into the next opening.
      • Also, as you roll balloons into place, you have an additional aid in determining when you have the balloon centered in the opening. Once the knot between balloons hits the strap you know you are very close to centering the balloon.
      • The combination of all these benefits makes it possible to achieve extraordinary speeds.  The  example in the video below is exceptional, but  it is common to double, triple or even quadruple your normal speed for loading balloons compared to other techniques.

Not only do you gain all these speed advantages, but with each balloon tied to the adjacent two balloons you have extra anchors to hold balloons in place.  The whole balloon display is more secure when you “Just Rouse It” with Rouse Speed Graphics.

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USA  12' balloon flag made with Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon frame

TIP:  If you curve your balloon display, whether it be a 12′ flag of the USA as shown here or something else,  the curve will make the display stiffer and stronger.

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C. RESOURCES

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Footnotes:

(1) Rouse Original Technologies featured here are patented in the USA and require the use of Rouse Authorized Components. Generally, this means the using Rouse authorized frames, Rouse authorized balloons and Rouse authorized accessories for the project. Currently (September 18, 2012) there are no restrictions on balloons or accessories. But, Rouse authorized balloon frames (Rouse Matrix Systems products and GRIDZ products) are required for the technologies featured in this article. This is subject to change. Return to this site for notices of changes in requirements.

(2) “Balloon Squeeze” refers here to balloons being held within a surrounding frame exclusively by the pneumatic pressure of the balloon expanding outward against the frame.

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YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

—  “TIGERS!” For Banner Business

 “HAPPY 50TH” MadeWithBalloons™

  WORLD FLAGS MadeWithBalloons™ For Profit & Practice.

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Thanks for joining me for “Balloonierse Blog” intended to help nurture your balloon success.  Do Drop in again.

Graham Rouse
Ballooniverse Blog
gmr@rousetech.com

copyright 2015    G. Rouse

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Google More Rouse:
MadeWithBalloons       JustRouseIt      Rouse Matrix

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Jun 10

FLAG IT FOR PROFIT!

Flag of USA made with Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon frames with illustration of frame being expanded and loaded with balloons

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.Ballooniverse Mall logoBalloon flags, like this  one, are always flying SOMEWHERE. “Just Rouse It” technologies , like “RMS” & “Speed Graphics”, help make them profitable EVERYWHERE.

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“FLAG  IT  FOR  PROFIT!”

USA FLAGS MadeWithBalloons™ are especially profitable through June 30, 2015 while flag kits are on sale at Ballooniverse Mall.
[Select the blue link to go there.]

SAVE an extra 15% on flag kits through June 30, 2015 when you subscribe to the RouseABOUT Your Success emails.  Receive your extra 15% discount code immediately by email.
[Select the red link to subscribe and receive your discount code].

—   When political campaigns are active or when Independence Day approaches in the USA  then national flags are fling all over the place. Special events like the Olympics and the World Cup in football (soccer) draw attention to flags from around the world. 

—   But, even in quieter times, flags of nations, of groups, of teams, of businesses, of clubs and other things are always there.  People love to see flags that remind them of their favorites. You can satisfy their love with balloon flags.

—   “Just Rouse It” Original Technologies make these flag creations easier, faster, more efficient and more profitable than with traditional balloon tools and techniques.

  1. Use Rouse Matrix (RMS) Expand-And-Load balloon frames for flexible, light weight, inexpensive structure to plan and hold your balloons together.
  2. Use Rouse Speed Graphics technique to assemble your flag 2 to 4 times as quickly as standard methods.

—  The combination of these 2 means your work goes more easily, more quickly, more securely and more profitably.

—   Learn more about “Just Rouse It” tools and techniques for your flag  in the article “USA 12′ FLAG – Easier, Faster, Stronger”.

 

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Thanks for joining me for these “Short Notes” intended to help nurture your balloon success.  Do Drop in again.

Graham Rouse
Ballooniverse Blog
gmr@rousetech.com

copyright 2015    G. Rouse

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Jul 08

R-E-A-L™ BALLOON ART IS FAST!

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R-E-A-L™ BALLOON ART IS “FAST”

—  by Graham Rouse  —

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JustRouseIt™ logoHere is how to decorate with balloons
faster, A LOT FASTER!

These tools and techniques do not apply to every job, of course. They do apply to many decorating projects .

Once you start using the R-E-A-L™ tools and techniques demonstrated here, you will find yourself using them more and more often, because as you gain experience they become easier and easier, faster and faster, more and more profitable, more and more  fun.

In the beginning, start with signs or banners of 100 to 300 balloons. Then, graduate to backdrops, walls and murals of 300 to 1000 balloons.

Next, stretch your imagination and skills. Take on entrances, tunnels, canopies and sculptures using the same basic “Speed Graphics” techniques you will see demonstrated here.

There is more after that. You will learn variations and more advanced techniques to add to your knowledge base and your skill set. They will all contribute to advance your art and business MadeWithBalloons™.

SPEED GRAPHICS

We begin here with and American flag of under 300 balloons. Projects of this scale can become routine and profitable for you at relatively low cost to the customer once you learn how to assemble them in 15 to 30 minutes instead of an hour or two. This video demonstrates how it can be done in 5 to 6 minutes 

Impressive, isn’t it? You saw loading speeds of over 3,000 balloons per hour! That is all the more impressive when you realize that someone using standard nested garland (precision wall) techniques would have to load balloons at over 6,000 balloons per hour in order to keep up. Nested garland techniques require twice as many balloons.

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A CLOSER LOOK

You saw above how fast Rouse Speed Graphics™ can be. Now, let’s take a closer look at how to handle those balloons to get such impressive results.

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WORLD RECORD WITH RMS™ BUILDERS

You might imagine that things slow down when you work with larger balloons. Maybe, but it definitely did not slow down Eduardo Seiti in his world record performance with RMS™ Builders shown below. 

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CAN YOU DO IT TOO?

The men in these videos have a head start on you. It will take good technique and practice to come close to their speeds.

It is normal, however, for relative beginners to improve their speed two to four times using Speed Graphics over speeds they are used to when loading single balloons or pairs into other grids.

Hands-on training with an expert will get you to those really high speeds faster. But, you should be able to make significant progress by observing these videos and emulating their example.

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GET STARTED

Use Rouse-Expand-And-Load (R-E-A-L™) balloon frames together with Rouse patented “Speed Graphics” techniques.

There is no licensing charge when you use the two together. 

If you like Rouse Speed Graphics™ and want to get started with other balloon frames, then contact me (gmr@rousetech.com) for a license.

I recommend you try Speed Graphics first with official Rouse Matrix systems™ (RMS™) Banner or Builder balloon frames. Once you do, I believe you will want to stick with the RE-A-L™ thing.

.Give me a call toll free in the USA if you have questions as you practice. 1-877-GO-ROUSE (1-877-467-6873). Or call from anywhere to 1-864-654-4166.

If you are interested in hands-on classes, let me know that as well.

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RESOURCES

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RMS™ Flag Matrix to build your own American flag

 

RMS™ Graph Paper to plan your designs

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RMS™ Banners & Builders to purchase’

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Google a host of additional Rouse Resources:

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 Write to  me directly at

  • info@rouseinternational.com

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YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

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—  2 STEPS TO EASIER & FASTER WALLS, MURALS & GRAPHICS MadeWithBalloons™

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— THREE FLAGS FOR THE FOURTH MadeWithBalloons™

—  “TIGERS!” For Banner Business

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Thanks for joining me here today. We would love to have you come again. And, do bring your friends. 

Graham Rouse
JustRouseIt.com/Blog
email: JustRouseIt@gmail.com
© 2015  by Graham Rouse

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May 10

GET STARTED WITH RMS™ – DOUBLE LAYERS

Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ Balloon Frame Shapes

Get Started in 15 minutes with the skills you need to make any and all of the Rouse Matrix™ Expand-And-Load™ Balloon Frame Shapes shown here.

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GET STARTED WITH RMS™ DOUBLE LAYERS

——  “JustRouseIt”  —— By Graham Rouse

“I’m new to the art of balloon work. I love your offerings, but  there are so many that I am overwhelmed. How do I get started?”

.Republished here with permission from the original on JustRouseIt.com/blog.

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NEW TO RMS™?

Here is a simple way to get started.

In less than 15 minutes you can learn the basic skills you need to make the air filled, Double Layer Star and the Double Layer Heart that we use for examples in the videos below.

The great thing is that once you learn these basic Double Layer Skills you will be able to immediately make the Double Layer version of any and all of the 19 RMS pre-cut, air filled, balloon decorator shapes available at the online RMS Store in Ballooniverse Mall.

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START WITH RMS™ STAR-6 (Six Pointed Star)

Rouse Matrix™ Six pointed star balloon frame

Rouse Matrix™ Six pointed star balloon frame – Two come in a package.

Lets get you started with a 2′, RMS™ Star-6 . It has some special benefits for RMS™ beginners.

  1. It has the same honeycomb (hexagon) grid as most  RMS™ balloon frames.
  2. It holds balloons of the most popular size for RMS™. (5″ round latex balloons)
  3. All the balloons for the star, and the other 18 balloon frame shapes in this blog, are air filled for lower cost and longer life.
  4. It is small enough (about 2′ in diameter) to handle easily in a small work space.
  5. It has been pre-cut into a popular and useful shape (a six pointed star).
  6. You need only one bag of (100) 5″, round, latex balloons to practice a variety of loading techniques. You may, however, prefer to get two or three bags so you can make designs with different colors.

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LOAD THEM UP – DOUBLE LAYER

The double layer, Rouse Matrix™, six pointed star

The double layer, Rouse Matrix™, six pointed star is easy for beginners and yet 20 times as strong as a single layer version.

Here is an eight minute video that shows you

  • How to prepare the balloons
  • How to prepare the Matrix and
  • How to load the balloons

If we can cover those basics in 8 minutes, it can’t be too hard, can it?

You will be using one of our easiest and strongest methods. You load balloons with a patented double layer technique. It produces a six pointed balloon star with twice the volume and 20 times the strength of a single layer version.

This loading method has the added advantage that it is tolerant of common beginner mistakes in balloon sizing and balloon placement.

That was not so hard; was it?

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RMS™ DOUBLE LAYER HEART

The Rouse Matrix™ 2′ Heart is another popular shape. It has most of the same advantages as the 2′ Star-6 for practice.  But, the openings are not all the same size and shape. That makes preparation of the balloons and loading of them a little more work. The double layer technique, however, is especially well suited to accommodate those variations..

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The balloons do not really load themselves, of course.  And, You will not be able to do it all in 36 seconds like this animation.  But, you should find it easy and you will get faster and faster with practice.

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THE GREAT THING

The great thing is that you have learned a lot more than you realize.

With just these three basic skills

  1. Expand the Matrix
  2. Inflate, size and tie balloons
  3. Load the balloons double layer

you can make ALL the Rouse Matrix™ shapes that you will find at the online RMS™ Store plus many more. There is no need to feel overwhelmed.  You can handle them all with the new skills you have learned.

Some are larger than others and will take longer, but you now know how to do all of them Double Layer. So, try some and then play with adding your own details and embellishments.

The RMS™ Store currently includes these shapes:

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Award Statue Candy Cane Football Seahorse
Bat Circle Football Player Star 5
Bath Tub Diamond Gingerbread Boy Star 6
Bell Donkey Heart Witch Hat
Camel Elephant Jack-O-Lantern

Select one of the RMS™ Shapes listed above to see more information about it and to purchase the ones you like best.

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IDEA STARTER

Here are a few pictures to get your brain thinking about possibilities. Some are much larger than our two examples above and some have add-on embellishments, but all the basic construction can be accomplished with the techniques you have learned here.

 

IDEA STARTERS - RMS™ Show of Double Layer Decorating Ideas

IDEA STARTERS – Rouse Matrix™ Show of Double Layer Decorating Ideas

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ONLINE RESOURCES

Here is a list of online resources for more information about Rouse Tools and Techniques that will Advance Your Balloon Art and Business.  Do not be overwhelmed by the long list. Check them out one at a time at your leisure.

Or, simply return here for more in our series on how to  ” Get Started with RMS™”.

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Find “Get Blog Updates” near the top of the right hand column. Enter your email in the blank space then select “EMAIL ME UPDATES”

Each one will take you one easy step further toward becoming an expert..

Sign up to be notified by email when a new article is posted here. See “Get Blog Updates” near the top of the right hand column on this page.

Also, bookmark this particular page so that you may easily return to access the links below.

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RMS™ BLOGS   RMS™ PHOTOS
 
     
RMS™ VIDEOS   SEARCH FOR ROUSE ONLINE
 
  • ROUSE MATRIX ………………….. Enter  “Rouse Matrix”
  • ROUSE TECHNOLOGIES..……… Enter  “JustRouseIt”
  • ROUSE TALK …………………….. Enter  “MadeWithBalloons”
     
RMS™SHOPPING   RMS™ INSTRUCTIONS
 
     
RMS™ BLOGS   RMS™ PHOTOS
 
     
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  • ROUSE MATRIX ………………….. Enter  “Rouse Matrix”
  • ROUSE TECHNOLOGIES..……… Enter  “JustRouseIt”
  • ROUSE TALK …………………….. Enter  “MadeWithBalloons”

LEGAL NOTES:

* Balloon displays that incorporate our overlapping cut expandable frame technology are covered by USA patent # 6,332,823.  Balloon displays that incorporate the Double Layer technique shown here are covered by USA patent #7,507,137. As of this writing (April 5, 2013) and wherever USA patents apply, that means you must use official Rouse Matrix Systems™ balloon frames rather than copies or imitations. You may currently (April 5, 2013) use your own choice of balloons and other components. That is subject to change without personal notification. Check back here and other official Rouse web sites for updates

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Thanks for joining me here today. Do come again soon as we examine other balloon projects and skills to Advance Your Balloon Art and Business.

Graham Rouse “Just Rouse It” Blog email: JustRouseIt@gmail.com

Copyright 2013 by Graham Rouse

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Mar 01

“LOVE AROUND THE WORLD”

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“LOVE AROUND THE WORLD”

(Balloon Arts Review By Graham Rouse)

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That is my title for this wonderful balloon sculpture by Yuka Yamakita. We would all do well to see more love around the world. And the world would do well to see more of Yuka’s balloon art. This sculpture made with balloons serves both purposes well.
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I imagine that lovers throughout the world feel like they are on top of the world themselves when those loving feelings rise and their “significant other” is there with them. Yuka portrays that feeling.
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Not only does this couple sit snuggled together on top of the world, but their heart is showing in front of them and a crown sits beside them.  I am sure they feel like royalty.
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Their world rests upon a carpet.  I imagine that carpet is filled with magic inspired by their love. I imagine it is ready to take them flying throughout the universe.  I imagine that as we watch their flight, we might be inspired to also travel in similar ways with those we love.
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Maybe we too can portray emotions, tell stories and inspire others around us. Maybe we too can send “Love Around The World” via sculptures “MadeWithBalloons™”
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Yuka Yamakita is a well known, world class balloon artists from Japan.  You may view the original photo that is the basis for this digital rendering and link to more of Yuka’s work at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=430912703655799&set=a.108765765870496.17837.100002112199474&type=1&theater
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Thanks for joining me at Rouse’s BAR™ (Balloon Arts Review).  Do come again for for another cup of information and inspiration as we reflect upon and review all things “MadeWithBalloons™”.

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Graham Rouse
BAR-tender for all things “MadeWithBalloons™”.
Copyright 2013 by G. Rouse
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Dec 29

THANKS FOR NURTURING LIFE WITH YOUR BALLOON ART!

THANKS FOR NURTURING LIFE WITH YOUR BALLOON ART!

Photo of Graham RouseWe have all felt winter’s chill. December holidays will soon pass. The New Year is stretched out in front of us. Snowflakes flutter through our thoughts, even if not through the air. Many warm feelings are inside us, but they battle with too many anxious tasks. Our days are overflowing with activity and our night’s sleep seems too short to

  • accommodate our wonderful dreams,
  • resolve dilemmas from the day and
  • still provide the rest we need.

Yet, as this season tests our strength and resolve, it also nourishes our hope and faith in new beginnings. The work you do helps make that positive transformation happen.

As balloon artists we are blessed to participate in

  • an art
  • a craft
  • an industry
  • a movement

that works everyday to stimulate and fulfill wonderful visions.

We make balloon decorations, balloon sculptures, balloon graphics, balloon crafts, balloon entertainment and other balloon arts.

We take a little latex, air and imagination and transform them

  • into colors that rival the rainbow,
  • into air borne whimsy equaled only by butterflies and fairies,
  • into visual clusters of positive emotions that once were the exclusive domain of flowers and jewelry.

We often build and decorate spaces, but more than that, we are architects of feelings.

We can begin as simply as delivering the magic of a balloon bouquet to a mother, or striking awe in her child’s eyes as we breathe life into sap from a rubber tree and make a balloon poodle.

We extend the thrill as we engage the mother in choosing balloons for decorations or by teaching the child to make a poodle of his own.

We too are thrilled, as a revelation touches us……. As with the mother and the child, we are renewed ourselves as we move from creature to become a creator.
The mother will CREATE positive emotions in those who enjoy her balloon decorations. The child CREATES a balloon creature HIMSELF. Both stimulate a new level of pride in themselves through the potency of the balloon magic they share.

And NOW….. , the revelation and the thrill can come home to YOU
because,

  • YOU made it all happen,
  • YOU started this chain reaction of positive difference in the lives of untold numbers of people, and
  • YOU can make it happen nearly every day.

As a balloon artist, you touch, enrich and stimulate the lives of many others.
You may never know the impact you have on the lives of those far distant from where you live and work. But, have no doubt. There are those whom you will never meet, that will see and feel ripples from the splash you make with balloons here at home.

So we say, “Thanks!”

  • Thanks from Mary Queen and me.
  • Thanks again from the mother.
  • Thanks again from the child.
  • Thanks again from those others who will now be similarly lifted
    • by the balloons they receive
    • by the balloons they send,
    • by the balloons that decorate their spaces, and
    • by the balloons they, themselves, use
      to make things and
      to make the magic of balloons reach still others around them.
  • Thanks again from the many
    who will never know your name,
    but will, in subtle ways, have their lives made better by what you do.

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Thanks for reading/listening.  I am

Graham Rouse
Making It With Balloons Network
At http://MIWB.net Your Resource Center For
“Making Things, Making Success & Making A Difference With Balloons”™.

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© Graham Rouse 2010
See the “Copyright / Republication Notice” in the left column of this page:   http://miwb.net/blog/p=339
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Dec 11

From New Year Anxiety To New Year Smiles

New Year 2000 backdrop made with 18" Microfoil balloons in RMS Super Builder balloon frames

 

NEW YEAR 2000

(Resource links below)

New Year 2000 had a lot of zeros. Those zeros led to extra anxiety then and to extra smiles today.

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Many of you will remember that the new date with all the zeros stirred considerable fear and trepidation. A large percentage of major computers around the world were set up with programs that used only the last two or three digits of the calendar year to identify the year. People wondered what was going to happen when programs tried to calculate time based formulas filled with “000” rather than “999”? Would it look like time had backed up to its beginning? Would all those formulas fail to work? Would a huge portion of industry and commerce go berserk?
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I am so glad the world survived the New Year 2000 computer crisis.  And, I am so glad that we get to look back on New Year 2000 displays like this one, remember the occasion … … and SMILE.
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Rouse Matrix Super Builders were used to build this display. The whole set of Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon frames are so special that they are covered by several Rouse patents, but the RMS Super Builders have another distinction. As far as we know, they are the only modular balloon frames designed, manufactured and sold specifically for building displays with 18″ round film balloons.
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The metallic coated balloons add a great deal of glitz to any occasion.  Their large, 18″ size make it possible to cover large areas with fewer balloons.  Their leak resistant material allows balloon displays to be built well ahead of time and to last for weeks or months.
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Will your next event be a good match for these large, glitzy, efficient and long lasting balloons?  Consider displaying them in RMS Super Builders.
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You can download RMS Super Builder graph paper to plan your designs from http://www.rouseinternational.com/downloads/pdf/SuperBuilderGraphFilm.pdf
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— You can purchase RMS Super Builders online at http://www.bvsmall.com/product/RMS-MP-SBLDR-118
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You can call toll free at 1-877-GO-ROUSE (1-877-467-6873) for help as you plan your Super Builder projects. We would love to share pointers with you that could make your project easier.
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You can share pictures of your Super Builder projects with us and your balloon neighbors on http://facebook.com/RouseMatrixPage.  We would love to see what you do.

Sep 04

FOOTBALL FEVER – 12 Tips For A Great Marketing Lineup

footballs and football players MadeWithBalloons™ & Rouse Matrix™, R-E-A-L™, balloon frames

“FOOTBALL FEVER” WITH RMS™ Expand-And-Load™ balloon frames and balloons.

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photo of Mary Queen Rouse

This article is drawn from “Huddle Up” by Mary Queen Rouse in The RouseABOUT newsletter;

Will you quarterback your team to a successful football season, or are you just a bench warmer who HOPES business will come your way? Be a “Tiger” and go after football sales with team signs like the “TIGERS!” sign below. But, don’t stop there. Use the 12 tips below to line up your marketing program . You will find these tips useful for marketing soccer as well as American football, basketball, baseball etc.


"Tigers" Banner made with Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load framework & balloons

Ballooniverse Mall logo

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Make your own team signs with RMS Banner Panels like the ones used to make this “Tigers!” balloon graphic.

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Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load football design

12 Tips For A Great Marketing Lineup!.

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(1) Team Stats

Think about your city, county, and state. How much area do you want to cover? Who are the teams? High school only? How many? Where? University or college? NCAA? How about an NFL team? And, don’t forget the private schools and their football seasons.

Look up phone numbers and addresses for each. Get accurate contact info about the booster clubs, fan clubs, marketing departments, etc. Be SURE your contact info gets you to the decision maker. Soooo important!

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(2) Market To Host Hotels

Find out which hotels host the opposing teams. Usually one hotel will get the contract for the whole season from the host schools. Get opposing team colors, etc., so you can make an accurate presentation to the sales staff at the hotel.

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(3) Market To Bars

What about the local sports bars? Will there be any black out games this season? Fans flock to sports bars for these games. Sell balloon decor to help them celebrate! How about some decor left and right of the big screen? Just don’t block it! Geez!! Where do fans go after the game… especially a winning game? Bingo. The local pub. Try some decor outside at the entrance to attract them to “YOUR” bar. Try some small decor up on the bar. What about the tables? Bars are a great opportunity for sales. Don’t fumble it!

 


Football player made by Steve Paynter with RMS Football Player shape and balloons
RMS Football Player
by Steve Paynter, CRA
Balloons By Design
Take a full sized football figure with you as you make your sales calls. That should peak some interest. It’s easy for the customer to visualize the real thing in their setting when they see it there on the spot.Browse and Buy a football player figure already cut into shape for you.

(4) Market To The Tailgate Fans

The fans themselves are terrific sales prospects! Some fans I know are positively RABID about their teams. That’s good for business. What can you add to a tailgate party? Clusters of air balloons with ribbon streamers in team colors on those 10′ x 10′ tents would be such and easy sell! 5 sets at $100 each. That’s a quick $500.00, and we all KNOW how h-a-r-d they were to make!

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(5) Market to Stay At Home Fans

There are zilliions of fans who root from home. Don’t leave money on the table. Go after private parties on game weekends. Don’t you know a lot of people who get together to watch the game? Go sell them. The sale doesn’t have to be elaborate. If your balloon decoration is good and on time, chances are you will be remembered for a bar mitzvah or a wedding down the road.

(6) Make A Calendar

Collect all of the appropriate game schedules. How many do you want to cover? Make an expanded calendar so that you can keep a perspective on decor commitments on specific days. The calendar also helps you determine staffing and vehicles needs.

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(7) “The Blind Side”

Don’t allow yourself to be blind-sided by scheduling to many events. Will you be able to cover all of the decor you’ve sold? Games days remind me of NYE. All the bars, hotels, schools, fans, etc., want their decor at the same time! P.S. DON’T FORGET THE GAME TRAFFIC!

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"Cockey" logo banner made with Rouse Matrix, Expand-And-Load framework and balloons
“Cocky” University of SC Mascot
You can make similar balloon graphics for your team mascot with Rouse Matrix Systems Expand-And-Load™ panels.
Browse and Buy RMS Banner panels now to practice and to make your balloon graphics and signs.

 

(8) Know Your Teams

Decide what decor you want to sell. Know the colors, nicknames, mascots… EVERYthing about the teams. Match up your balloon decor options with the teams. Make sure you have the team colors/ribbons in stock. What about imprinted balloons? What is the minimum order? How many imprints would you have to sell to cover costs AND still make some green? Another option for team personalization is to get team buttons. That’s an easy fix on a big bow in the right colors.

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(9) Beef Up Your Air Work

What air work do you have to offer that’s different from that of your competition? Why would a football fan choose your company? Research balloon publications to see if you can come up with some fun variations on the basics. Try out European, Brazilian or another international style for some distinction to the American everyday.Try RMS for some of your air work. The balloons will react in the same way that they always do (inside or out), but RMS does offer you some different and sophisticated options for graphics, sculpture and decor. There are some RMS ideas here in this issue of The RouseABOUT that could potentially work for you.Make sure your portfolio is FULL of football options.

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(10) Team Mascots

Can you make a team mascot? Take your business to a new level. Learn how to do these things. When you are able to customize your balloons beyond colors and imprinted balloons, business opportunities will come your way. Here again, RMS offers you options for easy, easy team mascot sculptures. Use it once, and you’ll love the results… and so will your customers!

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Tiger paw banner made with Rouse Matrix, Expand-And-Load panels and balloons

Tiger Paw Logo – Clemson University

 

 

The 6′ x 6′ logo is a good example of
RMS Banner Graphics.
Use this idea to build school spirit and
build your “football” business.
Browse & Buy RMS Banners now.


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(11) Offer 3 Package Deals

Offer a Ford, a Cadillac, and something in between. Why? First because it’s easy for customers to become confused when they see a lot of options. Second, three options mean three price points. Customers almost always choose the middle price point. Knowing this can greatly help in planning. How many middle options would I have to sell to make my financial goals for my football promotion? I should order this many supplies in order to sell 10 middle options.Use football terminology and make your packages fun. How about “First Down Decor”, “Gridiron Lockdown” or “Multiple Offense Total Package”? If you want to learn some football terminology, here is a good resource for you: http://football.about.com/lr/football_glossary/38581/1/ .

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(12) Subliminal Marketing

Fancy words, but easy to do. For me, subliminal marketing can be as simple as the small things that promote your brand. For instance, Graham and I always wear our company colors at a convention.In terms of selling football, one idea would be to wear the colors of the team to whom you are marketing. What about a team button?And, for heaven’s sake, know if the team you are “recruiting” won its last game and who they beat! Knowing your customer is another form of subliminal marketing. Believe me! Your effort leaves an impression with the client. They will be impressed that you know the scoop.

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POST GAME SHOW

Be sure to join me right here next time for the “Post Game Show”. I will share 8 tips for follow up marketing designed to reap the greatest benefits from all that work you did the first time around.

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RELATED LINKS
Rouse Matrix for Football Season — Rouse Matrix – Frameworks For Balloons / Canvas For Imaginations™

http://facebook.com/RouseMatrixPage Mary Queen Rouse is one of the administrators for this facebook page.

http://www.rouseinternational.com/ra/is_2010/08/ The RouseABOUT newsletter issue source of this article.

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Ballooniverse Blog
http://ballooniversemall.com/success
“Nurturing Success For The Balloon Professional and The Balloon Public ”
© 2014  Mary Queen Rouse

Aug 22

“TIGERS!”

"TIGERS!' banner made with RMS Banners and double ended balloons by the four people in the picture plus others

“TIGERS!”

Ballooniverse Mall logo

These four (Sandra Moreira, Nancy Fangles Brown, Silvia Santos and Eduardo Seiti) were part of the tiger team that built this “TIGERS!” banner at a RouseABOUT Graphics Seminar in Clemson, SC USA. Clemson is home to Clemson University.  Clemson (USA) football dominated the theme for our workshop

—   Text banners like this one could be great business for you in your town.  Your banner could be a simple “GO TEAM!”, “Happy Birthday Joe”, “Congratulations”, “Happy New Year” or some other message. If it promotes good feelings and/or good business for your customer, it is likely to also promote good feelings and business for you.

—   Our students used Link-O-Loon balloons tied in strings to load the “TIGERS!” balloon frame. This Rouse patented “Speed Graphic” technique is usually 2 to 4 times as fast as more traditional loading techniques, but Eduardo set a new world record at this event.

— Eduardo loaded 52 balloons in 45 second for a rate of 4,160 balloons per hour! See the short video athttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1902654687197&set=vb.141718105865486&type=2&theater

Download RMS honecomb graph paper to plan your own design:
— RMS Builder graph paper from:http://www.rouseinternational.com/downloads/pdf/MP-BLDR-G4-H-50A-11L-GRAPH.pdf
— RMS Banner graph paper from:http://www.rouseinternational.com/downloads/pdf/MP-BNR-G4-H-110A-5L-GRAPH.pdf

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Thanks for joining me for these “Short Notes” intended to help nurture your balloon success.  Do Drop in again.

Graham Rouse
Ballooniverse Blog
gmr@rousetech.com

copyright 2012    G. Rouse

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