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Old 16-10-2020, 04:45 AM
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Hey everybody, so I'm interested in purchasing a Cattex 72" and I have no experience with a large loon like this one. I'm just looking for some help and tips with inflating and tying off this balloon. Also how strong is this balloon? Is it going to be able to handle some riding and rough play? Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
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Old 16-10-2020, 11:55 AM
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If you wanna ride it just make sure you have enough space and something to grab onto to balance yourself, i damn near knocked myself out falling off my old one hitting my head on a dresser. The thing is huge
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Old 16-10-2020, 01:44 PM
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It is a very thick heavy balloon (very soft and stretchy) that is difficult to tie-off.
It is 350 grams of latex vs a tuftex 24 which is 24 grams.
You can use the special closing valve for giant balloons.
https://www.cattex.com/accessories/c...ing-valve.html
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Old 16-10-2020, 04:16 PM
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Get an electric pump and a big balloon clip. They can take a lot of bouncing and play. Inflate it big and then let it sit for a minute before you go to town
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Old 16-10-2020, 08:03 PM
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What is the best clip for this balloon and where can I buy one? Also what would be some other alternatives for sealing off this balloon?
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I've never had the strength to tie off a 72 inch balloon properly (but could tie a half knot to reuse it afterwards) can just about tie a half so.usually use a medium sized Zibbi clip on the neck.
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What I usually did when I had a 72 inch balloon was to twist the neck a few times and then use scotch tape/electric tape, about 2 or 3 turn around the neck to hold it twisted. It never leaked air that way and I could bounce to my heart's content. I could just remove the tape once I wanted to deflate my toy.
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A couple of ways to glue on a reduction tube for inflating the giant balloons
like the 72" Cattex.
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