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Old 23-03-2020, 08:32 AM
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Wink What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
I figured I should ask in this forum, since I figured that poppers aren't usually that interested in keeping their balloons around as long as possible.

So... at which point do you figure that the balloon should finally be thrown in the trash? I still have the rescued balloon that started it all, but it's now gotten very small - and you can't really throw that balloon around anyone. If I try to untie and reinflate it, the latex is probably too weak to sustain that. I think it could still be used as a soft squishy stress ball, though. At least, I now have other soft squishy balloons to also enjoy - and are also larger with stronger latex.
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Old 24-03-2020, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
I've had them inflated for 6 months or more. They lose a bit of air, but if you try re-inflating after this time, they generally pop quite easily.
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Old 24-03-2020, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
I can’t really keep any blown up, so it’s more a question of how many reuses I can get out of one balloon. (Usually I can get quite a lot of mileage out of one balloon.)
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Old 25-03-2020, 06:26 AM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
About three weeks...
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Old 28-03-2020, 03:16 AM
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4weeks or more? I'm not very sure. Most of my balloons can survive more than 3 weeks, and pop accident during re-inflating or playing
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
Probably over a year. I've had Italian blimps and giants survive for over a year and even take several re-inflations over the course of that time.
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Old 04-04-2020, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
I kept a balloon inflated for well over a year. When I first found it left in a mall it was inflated to the max bigger than what I would have blown it up to so I rescued it. When I finally threw it away it was smaller than a tennis ball.

Previously I has only managed to keep a balloon for 17 weeks then it suddenly went down. It is good to see how long one can last. I once saw a balloon stand in a restaurant they were mostly small ones but one top was much bigger and over inflated I wanted to take it but though it may pop as I walked outside.
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Old 12-07-2020, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
I have a 36" belbal blown up for 3 weeks now, I find belbal balloons to be least vulnerable to decaying, and a cattex Gl1200 I've had about 3 years, blown up several times and deflated and stored. I Don't often use the larger GLs
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Old 16-02-2021, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
Well over 12 months for an inflated cattex 55”

Usually I underinflate to around 1/2 rated size so they remain soft and squishy.
But they last for ages.
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Old 09-03-2021, 07:43 AM
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Default Re: What's the longest you've kept an inflated balloon?
Doubtlessly, the longest time I kept inflated three 24" Melloc balloons. I even remember the dates: I blew them up 14th March to represent the national tricolor. Kept them in my living room and discarded them 28th June. They were still in one piece but started to weaken and deflate. It happened in 2006. The funny thing that generally Melloc balloons not considered to be the best. For the reason above I still liked them
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