View Poll Results: How long do your balloons generally last?
Over three months (I'm a popper) 8 16.33%
Over three months (I'm a non-popper) 18 36.73%
Under three months (I'm a popper) 15 30.61%
Under three months (I'm a non-popper) 8 16.33%
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Old 13-05-2020, 11:35 AM
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I couldn't put a duration on this but I I would get around 3 maybe 4 play sessions out of them. The big balloons, that is. I'm a non/semi popper but have been told I am rough with them so I'm not really surprised they don't last longer
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Old 13-05-2020, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: How long do your balloons generally last?
Storage time - up to a year or so.
Play time? Usually less than an hour, unless it's some really big balloon that can withstand quite a bit of abuse.
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Old 14-05-2020, 02:29 AM
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Most of my balloons last over three months as I only play with the biggest balloons. Iíve generally been able to use a GL1200 for about two months until they are too weak and just split down the middle. As for the giant round balloons such as the Cattex 72s and Czemark & Ferger 82s, they generally last well over 3 months if you donít overinflate them. Right now, I have a Cattex 72 that has been inflated to around 65 inch for over three months now that still feels fairly strong and able to support my weight bouncing on it. One of the tricks to keeping balloons longer is to put hi float in it before inflating and then putting protectants such as qualatex balloon shine or 303 aerospace protectant on the outside. This way, you stop oxidization both inside and outside, thus allowing the balloon to last much much longer. I once kept a gummiwerk 82 inflated for over 6 months and it was still pretty strong when I finally deflated it due to lack of space.
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Old 23-05-2020, 02:11 AM
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Okay, I can now say that I have some balloons (12 inches) that lasted over three months.
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Old 16-09-2020, 05:10 PM
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From 5 to 20 minutes between the first blow until the explosion, just pausing a little to admire the balloon.
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Old 16-09-2020, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: How long do your balloons generally last?
The working balloons that I have are like 6 months to 2 years old. Many are still uninflated. I tend to use balloons until they become worn out, deformed or just pop.

I do have other balloons that are really old (8+ years old). Those that were inflated from that batch can still be inflated. A lot were never inflated, too, and I could not let them inflate anymore as they're too stiff or just outright pop when inflated in any way (like 1/5th of the rated size).
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Old 16-09-2020, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: How long do your balloons generally last?
Im semi popper, each time I blow a ballon I always go for the maximum size and neck, so my spectrum goes from non popper to popper depending if my balloons can hold the amount of air pressure.
So usually they last 2-3 inflations before die.
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Old 17-09-2020, 02:47 AM
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Ever since I went from non-popper to semi-popper about 12 years ago, I prefer consistency over repeated inflation. So I typically only inflate my balloons once now, and they go from new-in-stash to rest-in-pieces within a few hours.
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Old 17-09-2020, 03:05 AM
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If you're talking about just buying them, I have some that have been around for a long time.
However if I blow them they are pretty much popped (except my 36")
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