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Old 07-04-2018, 11:46 AM
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Overinflation doesn't make them pop as fast as you think. I'm a beachball lover and I use to overinflate them before looning (I ride them hard and push them to the limit). I'd say that overinflation (I use a hot steam cleaner machine) is a way to keep it too. Riding small beachballs, like 20" and 24", inflated tight, usually explode soon if you get a bit violent during a session. It's like the pressure goes directly to the seams. If the beachball was previously overinflated (in the right way, because there's a right way believe it or not), the excessive pressure makes it stretch even more instead of being applied to the seams, so it keeps from a soon burst. Once they get a leak, it's unfixable most of times or they burst like a balloon, but they last long and it's more pleasant to me to play with them. Nothing like riding a warm overinflated beach ball, and nothing more pleasant that hear that inflation sound or a leak sound in an overinflated beachball.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:15 PM
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Just going to the limit me and my ex was go out to the shop and use the air compressor and romp around. They never survive long like that because even if they stay together a little while we would just use the compressor more
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Old 27-04-2018, 09:19 PM
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So I've been testing more and it seems like when a 42 inch is the same size as a 48 inch would be when it still might have some wrinkles but otherwise is as full as it would be without being pressurized it's about right. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:11 PM
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Personally I like my beach balls "as round as possible" so I blow them up pretty tight already. I already had a few that developed leaks but so far no beachball that I inflated tightly popped under me like a balloon.
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Old 05-05-2018, 03:43 AM
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If I'm feeling protective of the ball, which I often am, I leave a few creases. But sometimes I temporarily inflate it so that it stretches a teeny bit and there are no more creases, but that's when I feel worried that it'll easily get a puncture. Which can be exciting of course!
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Old 17-06-2018, 07:23 PM
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It's pointless for someone my size to overinflate, and I consider it cheating to underinflate, so I inflate about as much as John Q Public might: just enough that it isn't wrinkled. Then I add my weight slowly so it stretches. When it seems to be holding all my weight I get a little rough with it, and if it survives that I add air and repeat. It usually doesn't survive that, but if it does, it gets air again and then it's time to inflate a new one to compare the size.

If my partner participates we have to take it slowly to get both of our weights on there. It's nearly impossible to balance that much bulk on a ball without a lot of the weight being on hands or feet on the floor, but we sometimes get a large portion of your combined weight on it before it deflates.
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Old 17-06-2018, 08:29 PM
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It's pointless for someone my size to overinflate, and I consider it cheating to underinflate, so I inflate about as much as John Q Public might: just enough that it isn't wrinkled. Then I add my weight slowly so it stretches. When it seems to be holding all my weight I get a little rough with it, and if it survives that I add air and repeat. It usually doesn't survive that, but if it does, it gets air again and then it's time to inflate a new one to compare the size.

If my partner participates we have to take it slowly to get both of our weights on there. It's nearly impossible to balance that much bulk on a ball without a lot of the weight being on hands or feet on the floor, but we sometimes get a large portion of your combined weight on it before it deflates.
How much do you guys weight and what size and model of beachballs do you usually buy? Do you just make sit popping sessions or how do you play with them? Just curious
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Old 17-06-2018, 11:01 PM
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How much do you guys weight and what size and model of beachballs do you usually buy? Do you just make sit popping sessions or how do you play with them? Just curious
I weigh about 590. She weighs about 420. I like Intex 24 inch balls, but the 20 inch actually seem to hold more weight. The 36 are totally disappointing, but they're fun in the pool. I much prefer the non transparent ones. They're more stretchy, they hold more weight, and I like the look of the vinyl.

I'm more into it than she is, and I can actually get almost as much weight on the ball by myself as we can together. If I just sit on it with my legs straight out, that's pretty much a worst case scenario if you're a beach ball Together we just have too much weight on feet and hands, because it's way too much bulk to balance on a ball. But I still prefer getting on top of her, or her on top of me.

My favorite beach ball play is to have her sit on it, lay back, spread her legs, and then I lay on her, putting as much of my weight on her pelvis as she can take. A 20 inch ball is pretty hard to find under that LOL. Alternatively, I hump the ball and she sits on me or lays on me. I start with the ball mostly under my belly and a lot of weight on my knees, and then I slowly roll forward, adding more and more weight to the ball. I love the feel of it under me in this position, with that much weight on it. They always pop in this position, so this is probably the most weight we get on them.

By myself, about half the balls just pop when I sit on them with all my weight. Actually, most of them aren't even dramatic. More like a woosh and they're flat. That's a waste of a ball. But if they hold me, even for like ten seconds, holy crap. How is that even possible? That's what I like about beach balls. And if I get all my weight on them before they deflate, they're more likely to pop loudly.

They last longer if I hump them because my weight isn't all on the ball, but my partner says that's a holy crap kind of sight to see. I think she likes the incongruity as much as I do.

They almost always hold her weight. Until she bounces. That's really hot, too.
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