The Basket Security Topper is a simple but very effective product which, unlike a full basket cover, takes a few seconds to put on and forms a simple ‘lid’ and deterrent from theft/interference.
The Basket Topper could stop spontaneous tampering with your equipment / tanks, prevent theft of easy to steal items such as fire extinguishers etc. Significantly, it could also prevent somebody spontaneously jumping into your basket at a stop sign etc and we believe if you run with an open basket on a truck or on a trailer, this should be considered an absolute must.
This product was inspired following the arson attack of Puddles the Penguin balloon in Palm Springs, CA in November 2019 when someone spontaneously jumped into the basket and started a fire. Hopefully that incident will never be repeated but we have all worried occasionally about maybe having something thrown into the basket – even as simple as trash – or having someone mess around with tanks etc inside.
It is not always easy and practical to put a full cover onto your basket between flights or before / after refuelling and this is why we have developed the Basket Topper. The speed with which you can remove this product means you can use it also when competition flying as it will not interfere with those days when you have limited time to get into the air.
With four simple velcro straps at each corner, it can be fitted in a matter of seconds and prevents spontaneous access to the inside of your basket. It is of course easy and quick to remove when on the launch field but just that extra bit of time we believe could stop spontaneous interference with your basket. “The nature of the bizarre incident in Palm Springs couldn’t really of been planned for or necessarily avoided. However, the culprit jumped into an open basket spontaneously as it left a refuelling site and I truly believe that this simple product could have quite possibly prevented this from happening”. – Andrew Holly
The fabric is a very durable leightweight waterproof pack cloth and is made bespoke to fit your basket at no extra cost. This size is for baskets up to and inching 105, non partitioned with four poles and also suited to the central pilot section of larger ride balloons. For larger passenger ride balloons complete coverage suited approximately from 150 through 600, please contact us for bespoke price.
Delivery is generally around two to three weeks dependant on order numbers but we will contact you on ordering if it is likely to be any longer than this.
Upon ordering, we will send you a measuring chart which will show you all the measurements we require from your basket. Your order will be made bespoke for you to these measurements.
Price includes VAT and shipping to either UK, Europe or USA addresses.