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Old 26-10-2021, 06:00 AM
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So as a looner who enjoys both balloons and inflatables, popping both of them has become a pretty normal thing for me, although of course due to cost cosiderations I've popped far more balloons that inflatables. Heck, I'm even attending a year end party with some IRL friends where we've all contributed a lot of balloons and inflatables, with the explicit understanding that anything thats at the party has a high likelihood of ending up in in a non-usable state afterwards.

However, on 1 of the looner chats that I'm in, I recently discovered that apparently popping inflatables is a bit of a controversial subject in the wider looner community. 1 of the mods took down a recent post some1 made about a popped inflatable, saying that this was a super touchy subject in the community and that even tho this was a popping chat they would rather not have that in there.

I am curious to ask the people here why some believe this to be a particularly touchy subject?
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Old 26-10-2021, 11:11 AM
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I've never thought of it as a touchy subject at all, it doesn't float my boat, but other than that, a pop is a pop to me.
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Old 26-10-2021, 01:05 PM
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I think some people are really attached to them and find them things of great beauty, almost as if they were living things. That's my take on it, anyway. I could be wrong.
Whilst I pop balloons and occasionally inflatables myself, I do hate to see others pop them and yet at the same time get turned on by it. Odd really
I also get a kick out of repairing popped inflatables and often wish that more people would sell them on e-bay... Let's recycle
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Old 26-10-2021, 01:21 PM
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I don't really know if my answer will ne interesting for you but, in my mind, popping an inflatable is not interesting because it isn't loud. My fetish is about the pop (include firecrackers) which scare me, and I am impressed about girls who aren't scared by loud pop. Just to say, for me, inflatables are a thing like an other.
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Old 26-10-2021, 04:24 PM
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Inflatable pops can be loud. I blew an inflatable sofa until it burst a few weeks ago. It was really difficult, then went bang and I felt it in my chest. It's not quite balloon loud, but it certainly made me jump.
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I donít consider it a touchy subject but I guess weíre all different. I can pop inflatables and like seeing others do it too. Unlike balloons it seems an expensive waste just to destroy them I know sometimes the pop is too bad and canít be repaired but some people just like to destroy including rare, expensive and discontinued inflates. I do worry that with climate change and protecting the planet that inflatables could become very expensive, banned or even made with materials that wonít be as good. When I have an inflatable that cannot be saved I reuse some of the vinyl to repair other inflatables.

I have saved some inflatables and even taken popped ones I like the challenge to repair and have more fun with them. I have in the past swapped inflatables as I like the feel of a used inflatable especially if it was used as I would have used it. I have asked before and got inflatables but also respect if someone says no it is their property and I respect that. I know some inflatable collectors are very anti popping but you canít stop it so donít watch if you donít like it.
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Old 26-10-2021, 08:01 PM
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I agree with Wildheart some inflatable popping can be loud. I once brought home an Intex ring that had been left on the beach by a young guy. Played with loads but was side bouncing on it having pumped it up tight and when popped it made me jump like a balloon pop. Shame though cause I liked it but wasnít able to repair the damage.
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Old 26-10-2021, 08:11 PM
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Ok, I am curious that it could be loud. I'll try when I'have the possibility.
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Old 27-10-2021, 03:19 AM
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I donít consider it a touchy subject but I guess weíre all different. I can pop inflatables and like seeing others do it too. Unlike balloons it seems an expensive waste just to destroy them I know sometimes the pop is too bad and canít be repaired but some people just like to destroy including rare, expensive and discontinued inflates. I do worry that with climate change and protecting the planet that inflatables could become very expensive, banned or even made with materials that wonít be as good. When I have an inflatable that cannot be saved I reuse some of the vinyl to repair other inflatables.

I have saved some inflatables and even taken popped ones I like the challenge to repair and have more fun with them. I have in the past swapped inflatables as I like the feel of a used inflatable especially if it was used as I would have used it. I have asked before and got inflatables but also respect if someone says no it is their property and I respect that. I know some inflatable collectors are very anti popping but you canít stop it so donít watch if you donít like it.
If you're interested in popped inflatables I could ask if my friends might be willing to give or sell u the ones that have been popped after our year end party. For context these are all the inflatables every1 has contributed to the party:

Intex Dolphin (old grey version) x7
Intex Dolphin (new white version) x4
Intex Whale x3
Intex Shark (Purple) x3
Best Way Whale (Black) x1
PuffyPaws Wolf x4
PuffyPaws Sea Dragon x8
Fyaryuu (White) x12
Fyaryuu (Red) x11
IW Whale (5m black) x2
IW Whale (5m blue) x3

Full disclosure though, due to size constraints we probably won't inflate/use all of these at our party even though we will be bringing them to the place. The only ones I know are definitely being used as of this moment are 4 Fyaryuus (2 red and 2 white) and 2 Sea Dragons because they have been incorporated into 1 of our planned games.

Idea is for 3 teams of 2 each to have a sit pop race involving about 50 or so balloons. Whoever finishes first keeps their dragons intact, 2nd place has 1 dragon popped and last place has both popped. So thats definitely 3 popped dragons that we'll have, but I can't say which ones they will be XD
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Old 27-10-2021, 12:07 PM
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I mean, apart from the occasional nonpoppers sending death threats, I don't view it as particularly touchy.

And TL39, that party sounds like a ton off fun
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