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Old 03-08-2020, 05:27 AM
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Hello everybody. Iím weighing around 297 lbs. Is there any balloons that can support my weightif I want to ride them? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-08-2020, 04:35 PM
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Oh thanks!
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Old 03-08-2020, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Minimum size of balloon to support weight.
I've seen this type of question before, so you're not alone. Bigger balloons help, and under-inflation (75% of full size) is smart too. However, even these balloons might not support 300 lb with big bounces or longer rides/multiple sessions. If you want to go beyond this, here are some other things to try:

1) Double stuff the balloon and under inflate (one balloon inside the other)
2) Use different balloon types or sizes, using the same one increases the chance of them fusing together, then friction is not your friend. Try an 18" punch ball inside a 24", or a 24" inch inside a 36".
3) Put your double stuffed balloon in a stretch pillowcase before inflation. Jersey cotton is amazingly tough, and stretches with the balloon.
4) Use a base to put the balloon on. Examples: chair, step bench or Cando Donut Ball. With the donut ball, a Stability Ring holds the balloon in place.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:15 AM
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Put the balloon in a spandex sleeve or something similar. At my old job we had these spandex covers that we used to make things look "pretty". A Q24 blown up tightly with neck would stretch the spandex cover a bit but not enough to remove the elasticity of it. I could sit and bounce for hours without having the balloon pop (215 lbs). The spandex seemed to act as a second skin that covered about 90% of the balloon and made it extremely durable. Look up spandex trash can covers to get an idea. The ones for the large cans should work well.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:34 PM
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Just tagging on to this question, I just got a cattex giant doll balloon, and I was wondering how much abuse I can give it. I only have one and I absolutely do not want to pop it. Should it support my full weight, even on a hard surface? Can I ride it?
I'm happy to not inflate it 100%, but being my first time I have a hard time judging the size and capacity of this balloon.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Minimum size of balloon to support weight.
Oh thank you for the reply everyone!
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Albi View Post
Just tagging on to this question, I just got a cattex giant doll balloon, and I was wondering how much abuse I can give it. I only have one and I absolutely do not want to pop it. Should it support my full weight, even on a hard surface? Can I ride it?
I'm happy to not inflate it 100%, but being my first time I have a hard time judging the size and capacity of this balloon.
Hi Albi - I also recently got my first 59" Doll balloons. I can confirm that they are very tough, and I tested with around 75% inflation and there was no feeling that the latex was close to high tension when it was supporting my full body weight. I did plenty of energetic bouncing of course
I recommend that you view a couple of 'doll balloon' videos on "xTube" showing their durability:

https://www.xtube.com/video-watch/64...n-fun-23552261
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Old 05-08-2020, 12:10 AM
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Thanks for the reply! That's some good info to have, I might deflate mine a bit before finally giving it a go tomorrow. The way I got it inflated right now I struggle to get my legs around it ��
The videos definitely reassure me that it can take it. The only popping videos of it I've seen are people digging into it with nails or feet, so that's reassuring too.
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Old 05-08-2020, 03:49 AM
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The dolls are strong balloons. I've done full inflation with them and then rode them hard without any issue. I've also filled a clear doll with 11" and 16" balloons and ridden it. That was a lot of fun.
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:59 AM
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Good to hear! Sounds like a lot of fun. Now that you've given me the ideas I might fill up my clear giant banner balloon with some smaller balloons
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