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Old 05-06-2018, 01:33 AM
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Default What is the perfect balloon?
I'm able to start a new thread now, so I'll try this one more time.

What is the perfect balloon? What I'm really asking is not a particular type of the market (e.g. Tuftex, Cattex, Qualatex, Belbal), but the characteristics the perfect balloon would have. This might be something like:
- Size
- Durability
- Texture
- Color
- How inflated (marshmallow, rock...)

I asked this myself, thought about for awhile and it led me to something I don't think is sold anywhere. I think the answer points to the type of looner you are, and you might learn something you didn't know about yourself.
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:30 AM
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I adore the Amscan 24 inch

36 inches (they go to about 48 inches)
Super super super fucking durable
smooth
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:11 PM
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I'd absolutely LOVE to see a balloon that was somewhere between a Q16 and a Q24. Like a 20" balloon, available in jewel tones, that had the amazing neck and durability of a Q24.
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:19 PM
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Cattex balloons are really good, but love quatalex 24inch but such a shame they stopped making them
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:07 PM
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I've seen a few replies on this so I'll add my own. It took me awhile to stop answering the question like "Q24" and not limit myself to something I know exists now. This really shows I'm not on the "inflation" side of the ledger.

- Size: 24-36"
- Weightless
- Low friction surface
- Trampoline rebound
- Soft as a marshmallow, then gradually stiffens as it squishes until it's a rock
- Strong as a gym ball
- Pops in stages when riding, as opposed to BAM, it's gone.
- Lasts average of 10000 bounces, or a month

Gymnic actually tried to do something like this with a next generation space hopper and they failed, or at least never put it on their website. Impossible, right? Or is it? Anyone know something that fits the description?
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Originally Posted by Tracy View Post
I'd absolutely LOVE to see a balloon that was somewhere between a Q16 and a Q24. Like a 20" balloon, available in jewel tones, that had the amazing neck and durability of a Q24.
Have you tried the TufTex 17" or 24"? They're pretty similar to what you're describing - durable, crystal colors, passable neck (although not as good as the Q24, nothing short of a Cattex 32" longneck really compares)

Originally Posted by belcatball View Post
I've seen a few replies on this so I'll add my own. It took me awhile to stop answering the question like "Q24" and not limit myself to something I know exists now. This really shows I'm not on the "inflation" side of the ledger.

- Size: 24-36"
- Weightless
- Low friction surface
- Trampoline rebound
- Soft as a marshmallow, then gradually stiffens as it squishes until it's a rock
- Strong as a gym ball
- Pops in stages when riding, as opposed to BAM, it's gone.
- Lasts average of 10000 bounces, or a month

Gymnic actually tried to do something like this with a next generation space hopper and they failed, or at least never put it on their website. Impossible, right? Or is it? Anyone know something that fits the description?
Sounds more like a beachball than a balloon if you ask me
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