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Old 20-06-2019, 04:31 AM
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I'm not up on what the different materials are, or elasticizers, or whatnot. I like smooth, shiny, translucent vinyl. At least on the top surface. I know it when I see it. You put a lot of weight on it and it becomes hard, and you wonder how the hell it doesn't burst. You put enough weight on it and it will slowly stretch and stretch until it blows. It gets softer as it stretches, and not just un-full. The vinyl itself gets softer. Even after you re-inflate it, it's softer, almost balloon-like. It even sounds balloon-like

While it's hard you can make popping and booming noises against your skin. That doesn't work so well on textured surfaces. I think I know what you mean by the canvas texture and I'm not fond of it.

There used to be shiny, smooth, opaque vinyl that I liked, too. Not sure what happened to that.

The stuff Intex uses for the single-chamber translucent air mats and the 30 inch swim rings is good by today's standard. The 36 inch transparent rings seem too thin, and all the opaque, non-shiny, smooth or slightly textured vinyl seems flimsy.

I do like the smooth, colorful vinyl Intex uses in its photo mats, like the french fry float I got from Walmart last year. It seems sturdy, stretches a little but not so much it's flimsy, and even overinflated it held me and my partner. I just ordered a swimline butterfly float and I hope it's made of this material. It needs to hold a thousand pounds for at least a while to be interesting. I get excited just looking at that thing. If it's high quality, it should be fun, as it looks like both wings are just one air chamber. It's the kind of ride where when a heavy partner gets on, your side gets hard. The complex shape makes it seem like it shouldn't be sturdy, which just makes it more exciting when it doesn't pop.

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Old 02-08-2019, 01:03 AM
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I just ordered a swimline butterfly float and I hope it's made of this material. It needs to hold a thousand pounds for at least a while to be interesting. I get excited just looking at that thing. If it's high quality, it should be fun, as it looks like both wings are just one air chamber. It's the kind of ride where when a heavy partner gets on, your side gets hard. The complex shape makes it seem like it shouldn't be sturdy, which just makes it more exciting when it doesn't pop.
I didn't like this one at all. The material is textured and hard. I did hold me, new girl and my partner, so it's sturdy. Not very stretchy at all, though. I probably won't use this again. Maybe if we also get new new girl on there with us it could be fun.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:16 AM
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I got to watch two women totaling perhaps 280 pounds try to both get on a 36 inch intex swim ring in the pool. They tried to sit on opposite sides facing each other, with their feet through the center. These rings aren't big enough for adults even their size to do that, but it was fun to watch them try. It takes about 350 pounds to sink these, so these girls had the thing pretty overloaded. Lovely.

The 36 inchers this year feel thinner and stretchier than last year. They're a little bit balloon-like. You have to keep adding air, and they keep stretching until they pop. I can flatten quite a bit of these against the floor and get the other side to stretch ridiculously. I'm going to go through quite a few of them this year. Not sure they're useful for adults in the pool anymore, though, as they stretch and get soft and people think they're leaking. I've seen a 350 pound man on them, though, and my partner and I have both sunk them in the pool.
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The 36 inchers this year feel thinner and stretchier than last year.

Google brings up a heap of results for these, any chance you can give a link or a photo to the exact rings you're referring too?
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:43 PM
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Google brings up a heap of results for these, any chance you can give a link or a photo to the exact rings you're referring too?
https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Clear-C.../dp/B074DL3JVY

They are similar to past years' design, but they're more complex and multi-color than in the past. I've been getting them local.

This is what they used to look like:

https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Clear-C.../dp/B000FJVRJE
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:09 AM
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THanks, yep, I see what you mean by the prints on them. Too much printed stuff for me, I like mine as plain coloured and bright as possible. thanks for sharing anyway.
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The one swimring that got away for me (when you could buy them I didn’t bother buying any at the time- regret that now obviously) was the Intex purple, green, yellow and red rings from around the millennium or early 2000’s. I bought tens, maybe into the hundreds of the matching 48 inch jumbo balls though.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:37 PM
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Pool party with a social group of very heavy people and some admirers. I would have instigated some abuse of the inflatables, but someone beat me to it...

I've now seen a guy bigger than me on one of those donut-with-bite swim rings. He overinflated it, and I'm not sure if he was trying to get enough air into it to float his weight or if he was trying to pop it. He found that he could sink it completely by dropping on one side of it, and it would go so far under water that the other side would sink, too. When it came to the surface again he'd squirm to sink it, and drop on one side of it again, all the while making those boomy skin-against-vinyl noises. It was awesome. It's a really big ring and it looked like a little toy with him on it. When he got tired of doing that he got a woman of about 300 pounds to try to get on it with him. They didn't succeed, but they did sink it, repeatedly, and they made lots of noises on the vinyl.

A woman almost my size, the one I've been calling new girl, sat on one side of it with one leg through the hole, and I leaned on her. We won the most-weight-on-the-donut-ring contest, sinking it and staying stable, but it was big guy who popped it when he got rough with it again.

Another 45 inch ring met its end when four people piled on it outside the pool. My partner of about 440 pounds sat on one side of it and encouraged a guy about her size to join her on the other side. It held them both, until two smaller women joined them, sitting on their legs. I was about to suggest that they had too much weight on their hands and not enough on the ring when it popped.

The 36 inch rings were used by some not-very-heavy people, and sunk by some very heavy people, including me. They all survived the abuse they took in the pool, but out of the pool one of them was popped by a woman of about 400 pounds. She had seen my partner sit on one, so she delicately sat in the center of a ring, and it held her because they'll hold that much weight easily when it is evenly distributed, but she became confident with it and ended up scooting forward, flattening one side of it and bulging the other side until it popped. She screamed but seemed to be amused. I tried to get her to sit on another but she declined.

All the other inflatables survived, but two air mattresses went home with inner support veins broken. I'll write about those in the air mattresses thread.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:22 AM
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Another pool party with the very heavy people, but big guy isn't here this time. There's another new girl, though, and since I already have a new girl and a new new girl, I'm gonna call this one tall girl, because she's...tall. She's as tall as I am, and I'm told she weighs as much as I do. She's not in a bathing suit, so she doesn't go in the pool. She's wearing shiny spandex yoga pants, and may be the heaviest person I've ever seen wearing them. New girl's legs are bigger, too big for the sporty ones tall girl is wearing, but she wears something similar. They both look like their pants are going to burst, which is something I enjoy almost as much as stressing pool toys

No more than one person at a time on the inflatables in the pool, and in fact hardly anyone is using them, but tall girl can't believe a 47 inch swim rings holds me. Perhaps she thinks she's heavier than I am, because she says it wouldn't hold her. I hand it to her to show me It takes some encouragement but she agrees to try to pop it.

She won't go in the pool and she's too heavy to easily sit on the ground and then get back up, so she puts it on a chaise lounge and sits on it, delicately. She's afraid of breaking the chair, as they bend a lot when she sits on them. But she sits on half of the swim ring, and the part she's sitting on flattens and the rest bulges around the chair and makes popping noises against the plastic of the chair. I'm not surprised it holds her, but she is and screams. She pulls herself more fully onto it. The corners of the chair dig deeply into it, and now she's squirming, trying to pop it, and the chair is bending like crazy. But the chair holds and the ring doesn't pop.

She gets up and we look at the ring. It's twisted and looks a bit flat, and the vinyl is really stretched where the chair pressed into it. She says she "killed" it, and I say it's just stretched and needs air to re-fill it. She finds the valve, opens it and blows into it.

I'm not really into watching people blow up inflatables, but this woman's hands and upper body are way fatter than mine, and I have to admit I find this hot. The 47 inch ring doesn't look so big in her hands. She adds just a bit of air, though, and I have to urge her to add a lot more. She does, and has a giggle fit and loses some air and has to re-do some.

Once again she puts the ring on the chaise lounge and sits on the end of it, flattening part of the ring under her and digging the corners of the chair deep into the vinyl. She pulls herself fully onto it and squirms and even bounces a bit. The chair bends like crazy, the ring is making popping noises against the plastic, but nothing breaks.

New girl pushes down on the part of the ring that is bulging up behind tall girl, and puts a knee on it and leans. Tall girl screams. The ring now has part flattened against the edge of the chair, under tall girl, a fat knee pressed deep into the other side, and the part nobody is on is bulging around the chair. Tall girl bounces and still nothing breaks. She gets up, and once again the ring is looking twisted and flat, and has stretch marks where the chair, and new girl's knee, has dug into it.

New girl adds air, puts it on the chaise lounge, and sits on it, not at all delicately, and much more on the center of the chair, which bends. Her legs straddle it, and the ring bulges out in front of her, over the feet end of the chair. It makes popping noises against the plastic as she shifts her weight on it. The part she tells tall girl to sit on is bulging too high for her to sit on, so I press it down. It's still too high, but tall girl leans on it, which presses it down some more, and she sits more fully on it. The sides of the ring bulge over the side of the chair and are pressed down almost to the ground. It makes plasticky popping noises and tall girl squirms and pulls herself on the ring.

This time, with new girl also on it, it doesn't flatten and it's hard to balance on it. I help her. She's riding so high her feet are off the ground, which means all of her weight is on it. The chair collapses in the center and the girls fall into each other and scream. But the corners of the chair are still standing, and digging into the swim ring. It's bulging out the sides. The girls find some balance and squirm to get their weight off the center of the chair, but fail.

POP! Hisssssssss.


It sounded like a puncture. When they get up I expect to find that a corner of the chair has punctured the ring, but nope. It's stretched like crazy where the chair dug into it, but it's the center seam that has blown. Only a few inches, though.

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Old 12-09-2019, 05:46 AM
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Winter is finally lifting here down under, and that beautiful time of the year has arrived; it's cool, but not cold, but not too warm either, for me the perfect looning weather has arrived. Not sure about other looners, you sort of don't plan it, but for me it came very very spontaineously and heavenly.

Just got out of the shower this morning, ready to face another beautiful spring day. Just got my sneakers and track pants on, and with my torso still naked, the visualisation of that ring on the spare sofa triggered that beautiful sense of well being. My body was silky smooth from being clean, there was no humidity, and that tube was still so new, it still had that nice factory smell to it.

Anyway, without any further hesitation, picked up the ring, and while standing up, dropped the ring over my had, ducked my arms through, so now the entire inner part of the ring was making contact to my torso. Got my pump to inflate it more firmly. Out of the blue, started having the biggest erection, and was rapidly heading for a good orgasm. With my fingers now clawing into the white underside, things were in full swing. When it comes this fast, it's great, it was time to hold the climax as long as possible, while kissing, hugging, clawing, kissing, hugging, and clawing that tube, constantly edging, edging, and edging. Finally after about ten minutes, my baby climaxed, never knew something so simple and unexpedted would absolutely ____ my brains out. So heavenly, when all the ducks come into perfect alignment.

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