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Old 02-04-2019, 11:09 PM
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As I was successfully corralling a number of large, inflated latex orbs of varying degrees of tightness into my closet, I couldnít help but appreciate my acquired skill at stuffing squishy round things into a tight space.

This got me thinking...Does anyone else have any weird skills as a consequence of being a looner?
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:06 AM
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I have learned how to make balloon columns. While it's unlikely I'll ever use this skill for anything other than my own amusement, it's still pretty cool to do
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:53 AM
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I dont know if it counts, but since 2 years ago I got some skills about kind of predict when a balloon is going to grow at the full size and when is going to pop before. I dont know maybe is only my mind, but it is weird, maybe I see some kind of defect or some kind of patrons in the balloons that make me think that is not going to get the maximum size
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:46 PM
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My two main looner skills:
Floating on a GL1200 balloon in a seated position
I do this by inflating the balloon to about half to two thierds of its biggest size.
I then step over the middle part of the balloon and float this way using my arms to propel me and keep balance.
I have learned my self to use the wind and let the balloon take me over the lake i float on.
(You can read more about it on my thread FLOATING ON A GL1200).
The other is bouncing inside a climb in balloon.
I don't do this by first moving some heavy furneture around the area where i will play to support the balloon.
I then climb into the balloon leg first and carefully pull the neck of the balloon up to my stomach.
Then i inflate the balloon with an electric pump stranding in the middle of the balloon.
As the balloon inflates larger (i use a 72'balloon) the neck of the balloon starts to pull upward.
Keep inflating and you will be lifted from the ground.
You will now be able to bounce feeling almost weightless, it's so cool.
Oh yes a thierd thing
I have maked a float suit by wraping 30 modeling balloons around my torso and thighs.
Floating this way feels really good, both becauce the way the balloons feel and the weightless feeling it gives
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:47 PM
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Well what I call a skill you all probably can do blindfolded. I suffer from a condition called dyspraxia which means my hand eye coordination isn’t perfect. I find it difficult to do things like pick up a needle, tie shoelaces etc. So my skill is actually being able to tie balloons. Had the fetish since I was 12 and been able to tie balloons since I was 18. As I’m only 19 pushing 20 it’s a relatively new skill.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:15 AM
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Hi,

I don’t know if this is anything special, but I am quite skilled at blowing up a balloon so close to its limit that after being tied it will pop spontaneously within a few minutes.

I don’t do it often though. Mostly I keep blowing until ....

Sincerely
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Last edited by SusieDK; 06-04-2019 at 04:35 PM. Reason: Correcting spelling mistake.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:07 AM
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Thats a lovely skill Susie..
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:07 PM
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I donít know if this is anything special, but I am quite skilled at blowing up a balloon so close to its limit that after being tied it will pop spontaneously within a few minutes.
Susie that is the best skill to startle some people at a party or anywhere else. The prank potential is amazing!
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:41 PM
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I learned how to make figures with modelling balloons
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:22 PM
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I feel like I've got a 6th sense of detecting whenever balloons are around, whether inflated or uninflated.
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