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Old 23-12-2016, 06:01 PM
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Default What is the most over inflated balloon you've seen?
So last weekend I went to a 40th birthday party at a friends flat. The friends husband had decorated the place with some bunches of balloons and banners around the lounge.

What struck me is how incredibly tight some of the balloons were inflated Seriously the necks on those things, they looked as if one touch and they would burst. A couple did spontaneously pop throughout the night, which didn't surprise me!

I thought this was really unusual, most people don't inflate balloons enough I feel! Maybe he's a looner I remember going into a phone shop earlier in the year and they had balloons in there with their logo on and some of those had huge necks too.

So have you ever been surprised by a non-looner over inflating their balloons?
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Old 23-12-2016, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: What is the most over inflated balloon you've seen?
I think some people are just curious to see how big they'll go or they know they can be necked so they make them that big because it looks nicer. I've seen huge necks before, there was this 11 inch that had a neck that was well over a foot long.
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Old 23-12-2016, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: What is the most over inflated balloon you've seen?
We went to an open day at my wife's work and there were some charity stands raising money handing out balloons on sticks. What grabbed my attention was the size of them, cleat overinflated without being stretched too. I managed to get two home. My wife got them out of the boot and as she held it up one exploded on the drive, the other one popped in the cupboard. They were knotted so I couldn't deflate them.
I always think could the people blowing them
Up be looners, bug I guess they don't realise they're in the over inflation danger zone!! Did you manage to liberate any balloons at the end of your friends party?!!
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Old 23-12-2016, 11:21 PM
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My own, I love the tight latex.

When I'm overinflating I'll generally use a handpump, and they feel so nice and tight.
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Old 24-12-2016, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: What is the most over inflated balloon you've seen?
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We went to an open day at my wife's work and there were some charity stands raising money handing out balloons on sticks. What grabbed my attention was the size of them, cleat overinflated without being stretched too. I managed to get two home. My wife got them out of the boot and as she held it up one exploded on the drive, the other one popped in the cupboard. They were knotted so I couldn't deflate them.
I always think could the people blowing them
Up be looners, bug I guess they don't realise they're in the over inflation danger zone!! Did you manage to liberate any balloons at the end of your friends party?!!
Aw that is a shame you didn't get a chance to play with them!

Didn't manage to liberate any to take home but after a couple of drinks did take a bunch of three down to bat around. The tightest looking of course, and one just burst in my friends hands as he was holding it

No one commented on how tightly inflated they were though but I was amazed.

We're going to a house party for NYE, same group of friends but different couple, I do hope they follow suit and put some lovely tight balloons up
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Old 25-12-2016, 06:10 AM
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Definitely one of my own. I have some of the Amscan 24" balloons from Party City and they can get pretty damn big. I've gotten two to, at least, 40". Trying to stretch one out to try to get it to 48". I've not seen a balloon get to double it's rated size.
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Old 26-12-2016, 05:02 AM
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Heat stretched GL1200 - had baked it in the oven at 290F for 10 minutes, and then inflated and deflated it multiple times and generally stretched it over the course of a couple weeks. Before it finally popped I managed to get it to around 115" long and 40" thick (rated at 80" long by 32" thick)
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Old 26-12-2016, 10:14 AM
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Most overinflated balloons were definitely some of my own balloons.

Some Belbal 10"-12" promotional balloons, some Belbal 14"s, all while trying some B2Ps.

My goal is to be able to overinflate balloons slowly as close to the point of popping as possible. Unfortunately I still get very nervous and uncomfortable at a certain point during inflation. It's when the neck is fully inflated. Although I know that most balloons still can take a good amount of breaths by then it is nearly impossible for me to keep on blowing.
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Old 27-12-2016, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: What is the most over inflated balloon you've seen?
I probably should have clarified the title to match the rest of my original post I meant over inflated balloons in other situations and by non looners, not ourselves
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Old 28-12-2016, 10:00 AM
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Two I can think of:
One back when Burger King used to give out balloons - the young lady there was getting some good 6-10" necks on them, they were all randomly popping whilst on the 'balloon tree', so she kept doing more.
Another was more recently, I was walking through an event in a town and noticed a lot of kids walking round with punchball balloons with massive necks. Eventually found where they were getting them from, it was a health spa stall handing them out like that - they were getting a bit over enthusiastic with the electric pump.
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