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Old 17-03-2019, 08:31 PM
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Anyone into swim rings? What do you do with them?

I got my start with swim rings. As a kid I had a friend who liked to lay on them and he asked me to join him. We weighed perhaps 200 pounds between us, way more than half of it me, and I couldn't believe it held that much. I've often wondered if it turned into an obsession for him. Sadly, he's not alive, so I can't ask him.

When I was much younger and much smaller I liked to sit on one side of the ring to stress the other side as much as possible. As I got heavier I'd bottom out more and more easily, and I learned to spread the weight over as much of the inflatable as was required to keep from bottoming out, to keep all my weight on it, but still all on one side. I loved how big and hard the other side would get, and how stretched it would be when I got up.

It was in high school that I got too heavy to do this. I could only buy so many of them, so to make them last longer I had to spread the weight out more. Now, at about 600 pounds, I can still sit on a 30 or 36 incher, but I have to take it slow and cover the whole ring to spread the weight evenly. And they still pop or go flat, but I can buy as many as I like now.

I still like to load them unevenly. I can't just sit on one side like I used to, but I'll put the edge of the ring under a leg and lean into it to stretch it, then roll more weight onto it and stretch it some more, and just keep going until it springs a leak or pops.

My partner is the size I was when I graduated high school. I like watching her sit on swim rings, too, and sometimes she'll load them unevenly pretty heavily before it bursts. Mmmmm. We've been on 45 inchers together. That's a fun but expensive exercise.

I'm using up a lot of the intex 36 inchers these days. They seem to have a lot of permanent stretch to them. If I just keep inflating them to keep them full they just pop, so I like to let them recover for a full day before inflating them again. But the more they've been stretched the more likely they are to pop no matter how not hard they feel and no matter how slowly I load them.

There are two women other than my partner who know I'm into inflatables. One is about 200 pounds and the other 270. I like to see even the smaller of them load a swim ring unevenly. I've taught them to sit to one side, sit upright and lift their feet to get all their weight on it. They're both screamers when the thing pops. I've seen the heavier of them bounce without popping and I've seen the smaller pop them immediately. Swim rings are so unpredictable.

In the pool 45 inch rings will float someone my parter's size no problem, and they'll float me looking overloaded. I've seen someone half my size pop a 36 incher in the pool, and I've seen someone a lot smaller than that pop a 30 incher. I popped a 30 incher in the pool when I was a kid. My partner has popped a 45 incher in the pool. But usually swim rings just don't pop in the pool, even if they are so heavily loaded that they sink completely. It takes less than 200 pounds to sink a 30 incher if you sit on top of it rather than through it. It takes about 350 pounds to sink a 36 incher.

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Old 17-03-2019, 10:00 PM
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I love the driclad rings, they used a very soft stretchy squeaky PVC for the 2014 / 2015 summer season which were 38 inch in size. The PVCs so perfect that every time I touch one fully inflated, I get a pretty hard rock down there. I loved them so much I emptied out two target stores, still have quite a few dozen down in my garage.

What really turns me on is sitting in my lounge chair, with thongs and swim ware, particularly after a shower on a mild evening. THe ring is blown extremely hard. I hug the top portion with my arm / hand, digging my finger nails into the PVC, feeling it squeak, and the bottom of the ring, being near my foot; I dig the toes and the edge of my thong into the bottom, and just that very loud thud and squeak just throws me into sweet sweet libido heaven. When a ring's become somewhat soft from stretching, I'll pump more air into it, for making sure it's rock hard, this is the way I like it.

I'm not a popper, but pin holes will form after a wile from the general wear and tear of the constant digging of nails. I don't do it aggressively, but still dig hard enough to feel the plastic melt under my nail. I think over the last five years or so, I've gone through about three of them. I guess the way these things wear out with me is best described as a slow burn.
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I love putting them on their side/upright and get on them to ride them. It feels so good and is so squeaky which is a huge turn on. In fact it was doing exactly this (humping - not knowing what I was doing other than I liked the feeling) all while on a hopper ball that caused me to have my first orgasm at 12 or 13
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Old 18-03-2019, 03:54 PM
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Hi there.

If you're interested in more swing rings. Currently I'm selling my collection on this website right here

Have fun with your swing rings
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Old 20-03-2019, 03:46 AM
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I love the driclad rings, they used a very soft stretchy squeaky PVC for the 2014 / 2015 summer season which were 38 inch in size.
I don't even know where to get those.
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Old 20-03-2019, 04:27 AM
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I have a whole box of intex translucent 30 inch rings, and I had several of them inflated when a 270 pound friend visited. I don't think she's ever been on them. She's been on 36 inchers. She was sure the 30 incher would pop. She said it felt tiny and hard when she sat on it and she freaked out with anticipation of a pop. She loaded it slowly but eventually got all her weight on one side of it. Sat upright to get her weight off her hands and lifted her feet. All of her weight on the ring, unevenly loaded, and it didn't pop.

When it wasn't feeling so hard anymore, we added air, just two breaths, and she went though the whole process again. Once she got all her weight on it again she became less delicate with it. Squirmed and rocked. Trapped the vinyl against her skin and let it release with balloon-like noises. Lifted her butt, turned the ring and plopped back on it, kinda hard. Made more noises, turned the ring, dropped on it.

Gotta say it's a rush seeing large-ish adults on these things. Lovely seeing the vinyl disappear under her bottom, and seeing the side she wasn't sitting on bulge. She lifted her weight off it and then sat back on it a few times so we could see the warning label stretch.

She finally popped it seeing how much of it she could flatted by rolling her hip onto one side of it and stacking her thighs. She knows how to maximize the area flattened while minimizing the patch that is bottomed out. This maximizes the load on the ring. It held her for several seconds like this and then popped.

We did air mattresses next, so the rest of the 30 inch rings I had inflated were spared.
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Swimrings or water tubes, tires are indeed fun things to have in a collection. They’re practical on holiday for normal use in and around the pool, but have their other uses too!

I managed to buy a job lot of old clear top and various colour bottom panel 72inch diameter swim tubes off a clearance seller on EBay a few years ago. I love these as they’re just so soft and big. They date from around the mid to late 90’s long before the EU directive on NP plasticisers in kids toys came in. I purchased a few of them them asked him how many he had before making an offer on the remaining stock he had. Ended up with 26 odd white, green, orange, purple and yellow ones which I’ve still got quite a few packed away unopened somewhere up in the roof.
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Are they the old "Turbo sport tube" or "Fun Tyre" printed ones? They were awesome, the new ones aren't so good

What I like doing with black ones is sit on them out in the sun - they become so soft that you eventually touch the ground and the sides expand, so you just keep adding air to them and eventually you end up with two massive bulges either side of you. Gets you some interesting looks at the local outdoor pool!
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Yeah these are printed Turbo Sport Tube in white on the top.
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Old 30-03-2019, 03:56 PM
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In another thread Rey made me aware of this guy. Here he's reinforced the seam of a tube with vinyl cement, and then by cementing a strip along the inner seam. I'm not sure the glue alone did anything, but in other videos he uses this technique to strengthen the seams of a whale and some ride-on toys, so he seems to be convinced it helps. Has anyone tried this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBUqu1d_YxQ

I'd like to be able to stretch tubes by loading them unevenly, but the inner seam always blows.

That Intex river tube is a tough bugger, but even it doesn't hold up to being unevenly loaded. It's been a long time since I've been on one of those. I remember them warming up nicely in the sun and stretching quite a bit.
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