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Old 26-02-2020, 11:40 AM
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I've noticed over the years that orange balloons are often just a little bit stronger or larger (or both!) than most other colours. I noticed it especially last night with some TufTex 17s. I simply blew the orange one till I was happy with the shape. When I did the same with the yellow one, it felt like I went further yet it was just noticeably smaller. Unfortunately, I can't seem to capture the difference on camera, so no pic rather than one that would mislead.
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Old 26-02-2020, 09:06 PM
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I've noticed that same thing. Orange Tuftex always seem to get much bigger and to be more durable.
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Old 26-02-2020, 10:21 PM
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In my experience it's the yellow ones for the win, back when 24" Qualatex were about, they grew huge 2nd inflation!
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Old 26-02-2020, 11:02 PM
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For me it's yellow and orange. They take the most abuse as well
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Old 26-02-2020, 11:26 PM
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White is usually the strongest, but I don't enjoy b2p tuftex as they are too loud.

Usually more dye is weaker - such as darker colors. Opaque is stronger than clear. 2nd inflation usually gets bigger.
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Old 27-02-2020, 01:34 AM
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I have good luck with yellows and oranges too. My favorites will always be clear though, they're always the softest.
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Old 27-02-2020, 02:06 AM
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I think the crystal blue stay the smallest but get very tight and burst violently.
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Old 28-02-2020, 06:06 PM
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Confirm that, at least with Tuftex brand, the orange, burgundy and dark green ones, seems to be 1 or 2 inches bigger than another colors. Also, you can feel the latex softer on those colors, reaching the 17¨rated inches and still feeling them very soft, thats a clear message to me: Please go bigger, I can do it better than only 17¨, so usually I continue blowing them till 19¨or sometimes 20¨and believe, the latex still doesnt feel too hard at that size, so I think it could go bigger, but I prefer keeping them alive for the moment.
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Old 29-02-2020, 06:03 AM
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Does anyone actually know why the different colours are stronger or bigger? I've noticed orange Uniques are stronger than other colours but only marginally so. It does seem more pronounced with Tuftex.
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Does anyone actually know why the different colours are stronger or bigger? I've noticed orange Uniques are stronger than other colours but only marginally so. It does seem more pronounced with Tuftex.
It's purely anecdotal, but my hypothesis is that certain dyes and differing concentrations weaken the balloons. I've noticed that the strongest ones tend to be light or uncolored - clear, white, yellow, orange, and some crystal tones. Meanwhile, the darker ones - blue, purple, etc - seem to be a bit more fragile. Black balloons do seem to be an outlier for me though, being relatively strong compared to blue/purple.
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