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Old 26-02-2020, 12:28 AM
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Yeah, that bop bag would be nice, too...
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Old 26-02-2020, 03:35 PM
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(Heaviest, I think this may hold two or three big people poolside...I mean, wow, this is hawt! And the leg/foot was pretty hard to pop, too.)

Interesting that one might be able to get as many as six pops/failures on this thing...the torso (if that fails first), head, both arms, both legs...hard to tell the scale of this which is not readily known and, therefore, the size of the doll.

The head becomes almost triple-long before it busts.
Compared to the size of the Intex white and translucent blue lounger, which I've been on, which is about 6 feet, the alien is probably about 5 feet. Looks also to be a single air chamber. The feet pop with trapped air.

I'd want to see if the head would expand with people sitting on the body, but two big people wouldn't fit on the body. The tube end of a slim mat like the Intex economat or transparent mat is 56 inches, which hold me and my partner with room to spare, but me and New Girl fill it, and me and Spry Girl hang over. I have to lean into her to get all my weight on the mattress.

They actually ran the back tire over that lounger but cut it from that video. Here it is in another video:

https://youtu.be/O5vCQFp8EhI?t=357

Note that the front tires come off the ground as they pop the thing under the shovel.

That lounger was sturdy enough that I didn't find it interesting. I still have it in case I want to load it up with more people, but I haven't touched it in ages.

Videos like this and videos of overinflation by compressor lead me to believe that seams fail over time but can survive quick extreme loads better than the vinyl. I can load an inflatable up with what seems to me a lot of weight, but not enough to make the vinyl stretch and explode, and it almost always pops on a seam after some time. But load it up with a lot more weight, or overinflate it ridiculously, and it's not the seams that burst. I've also noticed that if I overinflate by mouth, a lot less than by compressor, and then put the thing in a closet, it will develop a leak after days or weeks. And bouncing on a beach ball usually bursts a panel instead of a seam.
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Old 26-02-2020, 11:39 PM
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Oh, hell, I just thought of something when typing this, the gay pride colours could be a disc in the middle with both sides transparent, I won't know until I blow one up.
I received mine today. It's just a pretty ordinary ring with the colors printed on the inside of the bottom half. The backside is red. The photo on Amazon appears to have two chambers but that's not what it is. And the photo on the box in your picture also looks like an ordinary tube. There's nothing special about the inside seam, either, though the photo on Amazon has it labeled "smooth seam".

It's just under 41 inches inflated. I've been on it but the inside seam of even the large rings tend to burst on me. Was hoping for a sturdier flat welded seam, which would fit the "smooth seam" description, I think.

Ordinary 47-ish inch tubes hold 600 pounds in the pool no problem, so it'll get used. I already have some 47-ish inch non-transparent tubes, though. Kinda disappointed that this one isn't out of the ordinary.

Mine doesn't seem to have any branding on it or the box. Unusually brief warning label, all in English. Fairly thick vinyl, not particularly stretchy.
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Old 02-03-2020, 03:27 AM
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CI'd want to see if the head would expand with people sitting on the body, but two big people wouldn't fit on the body. ..
Note that the front tires come off the ground as they pop the thing under the shovel.
Ahhh-kay, SURELY SO! So just because of the width of heavy people not allowing two side-by-side AND being entirely on the doll, perhaps having the doll on the floor between a set of parallel bars in a gym, and two of you STAND ON IT while stabilizing yourselves with the parallel bars, and would the head still crazy-expand and nothing pops?

Oh, just thinking about it.

And, heaviest, right here and now gotta say that I like your way-with-words, it's fun to so imagine (say) those internal ribs in some of the pillows popping while the pillow just bulges more and gets rock hard. The way you describe it, I can fully imagine it.

Thank you for directing me where it showed the BACK wheel running over that lounger. I wonder how many PSI would have registered during that split second when the wheels actually lifted off the ground, with the lounger being smushed by the blads. Without a doubt that's way extreme.

Keep sharing with us, man.
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