According to Battle Balls, maker of these inflatable bubbles o’ body bashing, bubble soccer deutschland call it Loopyball, and other European countries call it bubble football, and it all started as a joke acted out by 2 dudes on a Norwegian comedy sports show. Thanks to YouTube their skit then “spread across Europe like warm Nutella.”
The equipment itself is made of 0.8mm thick PVC plastic, inflatable into spheres with inner handles and adjustable shoulder straps for leverage and so that balls won’t go flying upon impact.
Combining the competitiveness of a full-contact sport with the entertainment, safety and even relative anonymity of a giant bouncy bubble, this no-holds-barred sport is popping up all over Richmond—from birthday parties and family reunions to team-building events and company picnics. Like dodge ball a decade ago, it’s the newest craze to sweep Richmond with more and more events forming every day!
The game itself is a cross between bubble soccer deutschland and zorbing, a sport where an individual rolls down the side of a hill or sometimes a level surface in a giant plastic orb. The plastic orb surrounding the player in bubble soccer deutschland is similar in construction but differs where these allow the player’s legs to run around freely or essentially wear the orb. We call our orbs bubble soccer deutschland, because the alliteration evokes the moods of both competition and silliness.
The bubbles require special expertise and equipment for proper inflation and deployment. Additionally, we require our staff to be present during use for the safety of both the participants and the bubble soccer deutschland.