My favorite comment from new twisters is always: “When I do that the balloons pop all the time.” I always laugh and ask what brand balloons they have used. 99% of the time their answer is “I don’t know, from the toy store.” or “From the discount market.” The only advice I can give them is to buy Qualatex balloons and try again. They sell them in our local party store. My favorite say is “Even if you are the greatest balloon artist in the world, with bad balloons you can’t do anything because they will pop.”
Since we don’t have Walmart in the Netherlands I don’t have any experience with their balloons but my favorite YouTube balloon twister Holly Hopper ‘The Twister Sister’ has made a YouTube video where in she tests Walmart Balloons. Funny and interesting video!
Only balloon muggles make this mistake? Well…
When I was in Mexico a few years ago I wanted to have a chat with the clown in our resort. I wondered why he had twisting balloons pumped up and handed them out without even making a sausage dog out of it. He didn’t understand English and my Spanish is not that good so I showed him wat I ment. I took a balloon to make a simple dog out of it. Hmmm, these don’t feel like Qualatex balloons but okay… Then I tried to make some twists – you’ll probably already get it – the balloon popped when I hadn’t even finished the front legs.
I thought that only non balloon twisting people buy bad balloons but this story proofs that even professional people sometimes work with lousy balloons. I still don’t know or I had to feel sorry for him or that he just was not that professional as he looked like…
My advice, buy professional, good quality balloons if you want to be taken serious as a balloon artist.
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Extra hours put into balloon twisting a year: well over a thousand!
TOTAL OVERHEAD PER YEAR: $2,135
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