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Old 11-09-2017, 01:38 AM
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Just wanted to toss some words out to the forum about a 4' football from GoFloats. It's made of thick PVC and can be inflated nice and tight. It also has a large inflation valve. Not sure what the valve is called, so it's in the attached photos. It's on Amazon for $10 US.
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Would have loved it if they used the really thin PVC, but al well what a bugger.
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Old 27-09-2017, 04:58 AM
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There is another version of this football with the thin PVC, Oriental Trading Company has it. If you Google '4 foot inflatable football' you will see it. It is a darker shade of brown. I have a few of those, but they tend to have holes and the inflation valve is very small. It takes a while to inflate.
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I do like these valves..... its a one way non return valve (like a Boston) for inflating, but remove this and it's a wide bore valve for very fast deflation. I've got these in a few giant inflatables like some of my 12 foot beach balls and a 10 foot Valentines heart.
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@jr looner, are you referring to these $11.98 ones from this website?

http://www.orientaltrading.com/infla...a2-49_488.fltr

May get a few and try them out.

Just confirming, are you saying they've developed leaks from playing around and riding, or do they have holes straight away on the first inflation. I don't play my stuff hard, just mainly shuv things between my legs when sitting down at the computer, watching telly, chilling out, etc.
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Big Joe,

Some of the ones from Oriental Trading have pin holes straight out of the box and others have developed holes rather quickly.
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Oh bugger, what a shame. saw a youtube vid on that particular football, and got me rather hard straight a way. Would have like to buy a good heap of them, but if they are that way in quality, then I guess I won't bother... Thanx for the heads up. Much appreciated.
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I've been looking into this further, and have seen quite a few stores with these exact same footballs as Oriental Trading Company's style. There seems to be a source in which these come from as these same balls are also sold by several sellers on ebay.

With the possibility that some of these may have pinholes, I'm not kean on paying $10 per ball to find out that half of them are useless, but if I can purchase a few dozen for a heavily knocked down price, then at least I'll get some good ones out of a lot for a much better "overall" price. Hope I'm making sense here?

So I'm suspecting that someone has made an order from this chinese factory:

https://www.amazon.com/Jumbo-Inflata...7HS9Q1FMBYGZC9

And has sold them wholesale onto Oriental Trading Company and the various ebay sellers. I'm just not sure how to track down the original wholesaler. Google just keeps giving me off topic results for 10" and 11" normal footballs. Hope someone knows where these come from.

Here in Australia, summer's gonna be over soon, and around April May, I always have an over-riding urge to carry out a certain fantasy. I would like to get a number of these "very" thin blow up footballs, and some football clothes, such as shorts, shirts; but most importantly studded sneakers and hand mittens. Being a non-popper, I won't be popping or damaging the balls. The main thrust of the fantasy is rather more enjoying the presents of that very thin inflatable football gently wobbling between my legs, damn close to those sharp studs of those football sneakers.

This is a fantasy I've always wanted to carry out for years, I feel it's so damn tantalizingly close, but yet so far.
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I've been looking into this further, and have seen quite a few stores with these exact same footballs as Oriental Trading Company's style. There seems to be a source in which these come from as these same balls are also sold by several sellers on ebay.

With the possibility that some of these may have pinholes, I'm not kean on paying $10 per ball to find out that half of them are useless, but if I can purchase a few dozen for a heavily knocked down price, then at least I'll get some good ones out of a lot for a much better "overall" price. Hope I'm making sense here?

So I'm suspecting that someone has made an order from this chinese factory:

https://www.amazon.com/Jumbo-Inflata...7HS9Q1FMBYGZC9

And has sold them wholesale onto Oriental Trading Company and the various ebay sellers. I'm just not sure how to track down the original wholesaler. Google just keeps giving me off topic results for 10" and 11" normal footballs. Hope someone knows where these come from.

Here in Australia, summer's gonna be over soon, and around April May, I always have an over-riding urge to carry out a certain fantasy. I would like to get a number of these "very" thin blow up footballs, and some football clothes, such as shorts, shirts; but most importantly studded sneakers and hand mittens. Being a non-popper, I won't be popping or damaging the balls. The main thrust of the fantasy is rather more enjoying the presents of that very thin inflatable football gently wobbling between my legs, damn close to those sharp studs of those football sneakers.

This is a fantasy I've always wanted to carry out for years, I feel it's so damn tantalizingly close, but yet so far.
How thin are they exactly?
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Sorry, my bad, I gave the wrong link. I meant this link:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...74e6042b0UCP4i

Thickness is 0.18 mm which seems to be the same thickness as those cheap beach balls that used to be found at $2 stores, those beach balls that are usually about 12 to 15 inches in size.

But shortly after I made the post this morning, I just figured I'll just ask this manufacturer if they can give details on who made the last order of these balls. This would then give me a good indication on who the wholesaler is, and then I could go from there. I'm not really wanting the tee and the pump; just the balls, and not wanting to get a thousand which is their MOQ, as I can't afford that many.

Though gotta say if I did have the money, and my own unit with a good roomy lockup downstairs, I would of course go right ahead.
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