Originally Posted by PVC Vinyl Enthusiast
"Sadly alot of inflates these days are now being made from poorer quality vinyl and there getting much smaller too".
Do you think that this might have anything to do with EU phthalate PVC plasticizer regulations? Much to my disappointment, I have noticed that many inflatables these days are made from a poorer quality PVC that is not as soft as what it used to be. Trouble is, inflatables made from this stiffer PVC are prone to rupturing- especially at cool temperatures. I wonder if the manufacturers will find an effective phthalate substitute? I doubt that the banned phthalate plasticizers are as harmful as they're hyped up to be.
Absolutely agree, overzealous nutbag bureaucrats listening to fringe lobby groups.
Anyway, my favorite inflatables are things that are not too big, however are still big enough to get my arousal burning.
Inflatable hammers: These in particular:
36 inch beach balls.
I love this size because I can have them gently roll between my legs when sitting down, I love the static that brushs against my legs and feet. Any other size is either too big or small.
Inflatable bop bags 48 inch or larger:
I love hugging one of these when chilling out in the evening, laying on my sofa watching tele or listening to the radio.
Lifesize inflatable batmans and spidermans; absolutely blowing these up as hard as possible. Though the plastic is soft, it's great when the entire body is nice and stiff from the higher air pressure.
36 inch inflatable penguins:
About ten years ago, Rhode Island Novelty used to sell a certain penguin design that felt great, but unfortunately are no longer available. Definitely these were the last inflatables that had a phthalate based plastic and I'd have a ball when playing with one of these every time.
And lastly, 72 inch inflatable baseball bats.