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Old 12-08-2020, 01:54 AM
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When inflating I count how many puffs. I don't remember when I started to do this but it helps me know where the inflation is. I was wondering if any one else does this.
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Old 12-08-2020, 02:13 AM
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I do this too sometimes. Helps me remember how much pressure some balloons can take lol
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Sometimes I count -- especially if I'm inflating a large number of the same balloon, to get the sizes somewhat consistent. (Three big breaths for an 11" to make it the right size for a column; four if I want it to be nice and full. Repeat as necessary.)

It's a bit dependent on your cardiopulmonary fitness though. I know that when I was working out regularly, three breaths gave me a bigger balloon than when I wasn't!
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Old 13-08-2020, 05:46 AM
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I used to when inflating inflatables, can’t say I ever have with balloons though as I mostly use an inflator nowadays.
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Old 13-08-2020, 12:14 PM
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I like to count when I am stretching out a balloon. Something like: 10 puffs and check the size. Or after clipping closed a balloon and letting the latex stretch, then adding 3 big puffs to get it tight again.
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Old 13-08-2020, 12:23 PM
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Sometimes I count -- especially if I'm inflating a large number of the same balloon, to get the sizes somewhat consistent. (Three big breaths for an 11" to make it the right size for a column; four if I want it to be nice and full. Repeat as necessary.)

It's a bit dependent on your cardiopulmonary fitness though. I know that when I was working out regularly, three breaths gave me a bigger balloon than when I wasn't!
I blow 6 big breaths when inflating 11 inch. I do like to make them a bit bigger than they’re supposed to go though...
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Old 14-08-2020, 01:10 AM
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I'm the same like you! I always count my number of pumps (when I'm inflating with hand pump) and get the same size each time of my sempertex 18". Hehe
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Old 14-08-2020, 03:32 PM
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I blow 6 big breaths when inflating 11 inch. I do like to make them a bit bigger than they’re supposed to go though...
It _is_ incredible how you can fit about the same number of breaths into a balloon after it passes rated size as before
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I always count. I don’t know why. I just have for as long as I remember.
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Old 21-08-2020, 03:50 AM
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I don't routinely count breaths blowing up a balloon, unless I'm counting for another reason. I've never used that as an indicator of how full it is; if I want to do that, I measure it.
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