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Old 03-01-2020, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: How many times have you reused a balloon?
I never seem to get more than 4 or 5 uses out of a balloon before it pops. However, I've had a truck inner tube for 30 years and boinked it 40 times, so far. I got it from a tyre dealers from their scrap pile of discarded tubes. I repaired a puncture in it and had so much fun riding it over the years. Makes me horny thinking about how long it was in the truck for and how much abuse it took, before I got to re-purpose it and boink the hell out of it

I did have one scary moment with it, when I had it fully inflated in the garage and caught it accidentally with a sharp piece of metal. Thankfully, it just punctured and deflated but it was a miracle that it didn't burst and I was able to patch it.... and yes they do burst with a bang, just like balloons ;-)
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:31 PM
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Some brands degrade faster than others. Cheap balloons degrade a lot faster. Usually I reuse a Qualatex Q36 for 8-10 times until I discard it.
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Old 09-01-2020, 01:34 AM
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When I was a teen I bought 3 Tilco/Prestige 40" balloons that I had my "fun" with.
I inflated and re-inflated them to their full size every night for my fun from when I bought them in Feb to when I finally had to throw them away sometime in the next year.
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Old 18-01-2020, 01:28 AM
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"As many times as I can" is my answer. I've gotten pretty good over the years at spotting "fatal wrinkles" in balloons and retiring ones that have them, and haven't had one pop on me in ages. Ideally I'd burst the ones that have almost reached the end of their life, but my current living situation doesn't allow that. Sometimes the balloons in my collection manage to spontaneously develop pinholes (or, in the case of one Wal-Mart 36-incher, a large tear!) whilst in storage, and I listen out for these defects when I try to inflate them again. One 36-inch clear China balloon recently developed a pinhole whilst almost fully inflated, which somehow didn't pop it! As soon as I felt that little jet of air against my hand I pulled the neck open and deflated it in a hurry.
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Old 22-01-2020, 08:35 PM
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Before I started caring for my balloons (washing and treating with silicone oil Vivishine or the likes I could use a balloon 5-7 times. Now that I am trying to conserve them (Q24s) I am getting 8 -10 inflations and I am a neck lover so really push them too far.

Look into how the latex wear community cares for their wear. Lots of videos and info if you are looking to help your balloons last a bit longer.
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Old 23-01-2020, 09:17 PM
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I always reuse my balloons until they pop, one of my Black Walmart 36" made it about 9 months and approximately 40 sessions (inflated by mouth and deflated). The latex started getting thin and deformed. Finally decided to put it out of its misery and overinflated it and started bouncing and grinding hard on it and it popped sending shards of latex flying all over the place, it was great!
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