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Old 19-02-2020, 01:18 PM
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Default Sore fingers
I always seem to get sore fingers after half tying or fully tying off a number (20 or so) of my latex balloons. Some youtube videos show guys & gals blowing up and tying balloons by the hundreds and in some cases thousands to make a balloon room. Anyone got any ideas how to tie off the necks without getting sore fingers??
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Old 19-02-2020, 07:27 PM
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You can get a piece of PVC pipe and saw a piece of that in half so you get like a C-shape. When the balloon is inflated you take the balloon at the underside of the pipe and twist the neck around it and tie it of.
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Old 19-02-2020, 07:56 PM
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Maybe you could try a new way of tying the knot, there are different ways to do so. I find that the way shown in this video, which was new to me when I first saw it, protects one's fingers pretty well, but I think this doesn't work as well if you want to tie larger balloons. It also takes a bit to get used to.
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Old 26-03-2020, 08:00 PM
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i personally like using fruit/veg ties
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Old 27-03-2020, 03:48 AM
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Congratulations! The reason you are feeling sore fingers is that you are probably rubbing them against tight rubber. Tying off 100 balloons that still have a lot of stretch in the neck is easy. Not so easy if you have such a tight balloon that you really have to stretch the ring to tie it.

Annnnnnnnd... bandaids. Before you start tying, but some bandaids on your tying fingers. Have a bunch, becuase the rolling rubber as you tie will peal them off. But you'll figure it out. But on bandaids before you tie and you can zip through a few hundred with 20 or so bandaids and not feel like you put your fingers in a furnace.
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