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Old 06-07-2021, 09:26 PM
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Thanks, I knew someone would know the answer.
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Old 06-07-2021, 10:28 PM
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As the others have noted, a non-defective Q16 is a phenomenally reliable balloon. You can get a good neck even on first inflation; they're good for several inflations after that and get quite a lot bigger (but will still take quite a lot of punishment). Don't worry about the tight feeling as it gets reasonably full... it's still got a lot longer to go!
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A cute example of how far Q16s can be pushed. They sure are fun balloons to b2p!
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Old 24-07-2021, 01:56 AM
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Only problem I have with pushing Q16s is that they get difficult to tie. Even with only slight necking, I find this is the case.
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:36 AM
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Hi there,

As it is with all balloons the Q16s can be pushed until you hear a loud bang.

Sorry for the silly reply - I just couldn't help it.

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Old 03-08-2021, 02:54 PM
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Very helpful thread. I bought a small number of Q16s but was definitely afraid to blow it big enough. They are my first 16" balloons. I know the rule with 14" ones that they get a decent neck as a warning but I didn't know much about the 16s. The tightness still scares me. The attached image is the biggest I managed without pumps and without scaring my neighbours with an atom bomb blast noise
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Old 05-08-2021, 02:52 AM
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The attached image is the biggest I managed without pumps and without scaring my neighbours with an atom bomb blast noise
Beautiful balloons! They've still got a good amount of room left in them too

I like to count breaths as a good yardstick for how full balloons are. For me, a Q16 takes a good ten full breaths before it gets to 15-16". And the rule of thumb from there (which also works for many other balloons) is that you can blow the same number of breaths after rated size as you did before rated size.

So if it takes me 10 breaths to get to the intended size of a Q16, I know it would take me at least another 10 breaths from there before I have an atom bomb situation. (Barring any defects in the balloon or general unluckiness.) That can maybe help you to experiment with pushing your size a bit further when mouth inflating.
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Old 22-08-2021, 11:54 PM
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Thanks for the responses. Guess I'll have to experiment to find out
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Is the date code system the same for Q-16's made in Canada ? I have several bags made in Canada and some blow up fine and others pop before reaching 2/3 rated size .
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the green ones seem weaker to me for some reason
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