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Old 29-05-2022, 08:05 AM
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Heya!
I've been curious how long it would take to blow different sizes of balloons to pop, if you did it as hard and fast as possible. With my sorta-fear I can't work up the courage for proper attempts myself, and even though I have a vast collection of clips there are very few where the participants are going for max speed, even in races.
So I turn to the real professionals - you! Could anyone be kind enough to give approximate times for some common sizes - like 10, 11, 12, 16 or even 24 inches? You don't have to tell me all of them, if you just know one or two it's plenty. But of course, the more the better. Maybe we could pool our experiences? Would really help both my curiosity and writing!
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Old 29-05-2022, 08:48 AM
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A 12-er takes about 27 seconds, 12-13 breaths...
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Old 29-05-2022, 08:56 AM
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I feel like it depends on the person blowing tho? I would gladly help out if I wasn't very scared of popping and b2p are the most scary ones for me
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Old 30-05-2022, 12:48 AM
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I haven't calculated my time but have seen my female friends do a b2p of 11 inch pretty quickly. Some were slow, but some were quick. The quick b2ps I observed ranged from 25 to 30 seconds. While the long b2ps in which the person was savouring each blow into the balloon resulted into 1 min to 2.5 mins.

Sometimes the balloon will pop too soon. Sometimes it is so resilient tht it won't pop. Even the person has good lungs as of a swimmer or athlete, the technique of inflation might not be correct resulting into long durations.
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Old 30-05-2022, 10:20 AM
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Usually takes a minute to pop a 12 inch. Although I blow at a steady pace until the neck is full, then quickly finish it. Can probably do it under 30 seconds if I was trying.
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Old 30-05-2022, 12:10 PM
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I can do a 14” belbal in about a minute
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Decided to have some fun:

5" Unique - 1 breath - "Quick"
9" Sempertex - 3 breaths - ~10s
11" Sempertex - 11-12 breaths - ~30s
14" Unique - 14-16 breaths - ~50s
16" Unique - 24-28 breaths - ~120s
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Old 31-05-2022, 02:02 PM
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A unique 16” in about 55 seconds.
A Tuftex 17” maybe take me 1:10 minutes
A Tuftex 24” in 2:30 minutes (yeah I get slower with time)
A CTI 17” maybe 50 seconds..
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Old 31-05-2022, 03:57 PM
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When I am not scared, it really varies by balloon. With 9" and smaller, sometimes the balloon won't pop. I can usually get it to eventually, but it takes 3 times as long as others from the same pack. infl8tor - can you consistently pop 5" uniques on 1 breath? I've tried and failed, but don't like these since they are so much louder and harder than 9".

Big balloons don't take the same pressure, but vary more. Some 16" uniques take twice as much air as others.
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