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Old 20-01-2018, 09:16 AM
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Hi there,

The largest balloon I ever blew to pop was one we bought around New Year some years ago. I don’t know the brand and not the size it was supposed to get either. My best guess is it must have been around 40” or so. It took almost half an hour to blow it up until it popped, and it got incredibly big - bigger across than our bed which was 140 cm (56”) and much longer with a long neck. I remember that I very nearly chickened out, because it got so big, but when it finally popped, it didn’t make a very loud bang really, so in that respect it was kind of disappointing. It was a one off BTW, I don’t usually buy balloons bigger than 24”. They are far to expensive for blow to pop, and my experiences with other such really big balloons are that they take forever to blow and ‘only’ gives a dull boom in return.
It is much harder to judge the loudest balloon, because it seems to me, that most balloons are close to equally loud - only the very thin and ‘flimpsy’ ones don’t make an especially loud bang. If I should choose one, then maybe the 18” stuffing balloons - at least they get very very tight before they finally ‘give in’. *giggles*
I think the ‘loudness’ has more to do with the place than with the kind of balloon. I have sometimes blown to pop balloons in the forest, and this is definitely loud and with a really cool echo So maybe Qualatex 16” or 11” in the forest make up for the loudest bang. Our bedroom is not bad either though

However when it comes how I remember things, I always think of the very first balloon I had in my life as the loudest ever. I was only 3 years old, and I was playing with the balloon - totally unware that balloons could pop - when it suddenly exploded in mid air. I was phobic of balloons for many years after, and in my mind this exact balloon was definitely the loudest. I did However not blow it up, I just got it from my dad and was playing with it.

It is quite amazing that I now hardly cannot get enough of blowing up balloons until they pop. It is such a rush!

Thank you for reading my posting.

Greetings
Susie

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Old 20-01-2018, 09:07 PM
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"It is quite amazing that I now hardly cannot get enough of blowing up balloons until they pop. It is such a rush!"

Yess, me too, becaus I was into popping in any way except btp, now I can't get enough of it!
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Old 21-01-2018, 03:49 AM
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Hi there,

The largest balloon I ever blew to pop was one we bought around New Year some years ago. I don’t know the brand and not the size it was supposed to get either. My best guess is it must have been around 40” or so. It took almost half an hour to blow it up until it popped, and it got incredibly big - bigger across than our bed which was 140 cm (56”) and much longer with a long neck. I remember that I very nearly chickened out, because it got so big, but when it finally popped, it didn’t make a very loud bang really, so in that respect it was kind of disappointing. It was a one off BTW, I don’t usually buy balloons bigger than 24”. They are far to expensive for blow to pop, and my experiences with other such really big balloons are that they take forever to blow and ‘only’ gives a dull boom in return.
It is much harder to judge the loudest balloon, because it seems to me, that most balloons are close to equally loud - only the very thin and ‘flimpsy’ ones don’t make an especially loud bang. If I should choose one, then maybe the 18” stuffing balloons - at least they get very very tight before they finally ‘give in’. *giggles*
I think the ‘loudness’ has more to do with the place than with the kind of balloon. I have sometimes blown to pop balloons in the forest, and this is definately loud and with a really cool echo So maybe Qualatex 16” or 11” in the forest make up for the loudest bang. Our bedroom is not bad either though

However when it comes how I remember things, I always think of the very first balloon I had in my life as the loudest ever. I was only 3 years old, and I was playing with the balloon - totally unware that balloons could pop - when it suddenly exploded in mid air. I was phobic of balloons for many years after, and in my mind this exact balloons was the loudest. I did However not blow it up, I just got it from my dad and was playing with it.

It is quite amazing that I now hardly cannot get enough of blowing up balloons until they pop. It is such a rush!

Thank you for reading my posting.

Greetings
Susie
I've noticed that too, larger balloons tend to produce less of a pop and more of a shockwave you can feel...
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Old 25-01-2018, 08:38 AM
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The loudest for me was a TT 17. Hold cow....you could feel the soundwave in your chest!
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Old 25-01-2018, 11:38 PM
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The loudest for me was a TT 17. Hold cow....you could feel the soundwave in your chest!
First time I did one of those I was using cheap, improperly inserted foam earplugs. Never again!
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Definitely Qualatex Q24 - they make the loudest bang without explosives.
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Old 25-06-2019, 03:33 AM
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I was giving an 84” Malaysian a little squeeze to test for tightness (very).
I felt the concussion wave through my body when it detonated. Made me feel seriously discombobulated and nauseated, it was like a stun grenade (well I imagine a stun grenade has a bit more power, but the principle is the same).
Not actually the biggest and maybe not even loudest but most memorable.
Wish someone still distributed those, for their size they had potential for great necks.
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Old 25-06-2019, 11:50 AM
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First time I did one of those I was using cheap, improperly inserted foam earplugs. Never again!
First time I did one of those, I was blowing to pop without earplugs and no fear. It was unpleasant. Now I usually either try to blow a balloon as big as I can without popping it, or try to b2p and just chicken out. Hard to go back to b2p when you haven't in a while, and when I rarely do get in the mood and pop a few, I am less likely to do it again for a while.
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Old 27-06-2019, 05:07 AM
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For me it was a 36" Unique white balloon that had undergone multiple inflations. I am rarely a deliberate popper and on this particular occasion I was just slowly blowing it bigger and noticed how big it was getting. As it got increasingly massive I somehow lost my fear and got angry that this balloon was just growing in size; it seemed to be taunting me since I never really tried to bust them. Finally I just pumped breath after breath into it until it gave way with a BOOM. I had forgotten my usual earplugs so it took a minute to recover my senses and my hearing. Quite the experience though.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:23 PM
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A few days ago I revived an order I put in for some pink Tuftex 36" and 24" clear balloons. Today I was trying to blow up one I inflated yesterday and it got MASSIVE. I did accidentally pop one of them the first day I got them and it was surprisingly soft for a pop of that size. With the huge balloon I ended up deflating it cause I still get scared blowing up balloons, especially since I never blew up a balloon that big before.
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