Long, longer, longneck – the looner balloon from Cattex

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– A short balloon description of the Cattex 36″ Longneck balloon and my opinion –

Cattex is a popular balloon brand all over the world and especially in Europe. Based in Italy the family business sells extraordinary balloons since 1962. A big and diverse range of figure balloons and printed round balloons is characteristic for Cattex. But there is also a wide range of non printed balloons, so the selection of different shapes and sizes leaves nothing to be desired.

All balloons are available in various kinds of standard colors, as well as in crystal clear. Other crystal colors are a rarity for Cattex balloons. But more important is the quality of the balloons, which is very reliably, no matter if they are printed or not. In comparison to other balloon brands on the one hand Cattex balloons feel more stronger and on the other also soft and smooth. They are made of 100% natural latex and are in conjunction with sun and moisture biodegradable over a certain period.

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But now we can come to the main topic of this article, the CATTEX LONGNECK balloon. This 36“ balloon is absolutely special because it´s only available since the beginning of 2016 and a brand new design of Cattex. The balloon bulb is round and has a narrow and a wide side. But as you probably can imagine due to the name, this balloon got a really long neck.

The awesome thing is that this one isn´t just available in standard colors like most of the other Cattex balloons, but this time there are also different gentle crystal colors available. The quality is as excellent as with the other figure, airship, and giant balloons. The longneck is a stable and durable balloon.

But honestly, I have to admit that the handling isn´t very simple. You shouldn’t expect that you pump it up and achieve a great shape right away. In this case, it isn´t that easy. But don´t worry, with a few tricks and a little bit of practice it will work. The key word is pre-stretching! First stretch the balloon with your hands a few times, then hold the bulb closed and start inflating and deflating only the neck several times (2-3x). Repeat it again, inflate the neck first and continue by letting the air fill the rest of the balloon. By using this technique you should achieve the nice shape and if not, don´t be sad, because this just can happen from time to time. I also experienced that before. At the latest, the neck should come out when you sit on the balloon.

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Whatever one might do with it I don´t need to explain I suppose. I´m sure every looner can imagine many things and if not, just let the balloon affect you and do the first thing that pops into your head. From my point of view the foremost rule is to just have fun, however you attain it!

Summarized the Cattex longneck is a high-quality balloon, which is very stable and durable. At first it might be a little challenge to reach its nice shape (and sometimes it doesn’t work at all) but the fact that this balloon exists in the first place is much more worth I think!

Because balloons with a huge neck like this one are an absolute rarity and the expense to create a new type of balloon is really big. Started by making the design, producing a template, obtaining the CE-certification which is necessary for the sale in Europe and of course the production itself. The fact that a family company like Cattex makes the huge effort to serve us looners a new sweetie should get nothing more in return then much thankfulness and sympathy. Because it was the high demand of the looner community and not of the decorating industry this was possible in the first place. From my point of view, there´s nothing more to be said then: THANK YOU CATTEX! Thank you for noticing and valuing our balloon wishes and thank you for realizing it. I´m curious what comes next in the future!

Thank you Danilo Catallo from Cattex for a few background information!

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Interview with the producer of the looner studio Italoon

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– Ciao bella! An Italian institution for looner clips –

Can you please introduce yourself?

My name is Andrea Bini ( a male name in Italy), I’m 46 years old and I live in Livorno, in Tuscany, Italy. I’m a self-employed electrical installer and I have a wife. Together we live in the same house but we are in fact separated.

Are you a Looner?

Yes I’m a looner (popper)

How did you discover this fetish for yourself?

When I was a child I was scared about the balloons popping noises. I guess it’s because of a big explosion caused by a firework bomb launched from someone outside and entering the window of my bedroom in the 31 December 1973 that burned a part of the room. Well, this fear is gradually involved in the excitement of watching females who are playing and popping balloons.

Does your partner know about this and your local community like family and friends? How did they react?

Yes, my wife knows, my family not properly but they suspect something.

What exactly do you like most about a balloon?

Women who love popping balloons make me crazy, but I don’t use balloons during sex.

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Which is your favorite balloon?

I especially love helium bouquets.

How would you describe the looner community?

The looner community is my second family and an essential part of my life!

What was your craziest, nicest or most interesting experience with a balloon?

Years ago, before I started to produce balloon clips, I found myself in the company of a girl who was part of the group of my friends. She started to inflate balloons to decorate the house for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Well, she liked to make some burst by overinflation and even stomping balloons on the floor while we were preparing them for the party. She didn´t suspect me having this fetish and it was a great day.

Do have other sexual preferences?

My fetish is about balloons, inflatables popping and fireworks lighting by women.

What is the name of your clip store?

My Clips4Sale store number is 47601 and it´s called „Italian balloon girls“.

When and how did you start to make clips?

13 years ago I asked my neighbor Daniela if she can help me popping balloons for a site that I wanted to start. I explained her everything about the balloon fetish and then she said „YES“. So I designed the first web page of italoon.org and we filmed like 20 outdoor clips to start. This was the beginning of a long story…

Do you just produce looner clips or also clips for other areas?

I produce clips with balloons, pool toys, and fireworks.

Who are your models?

I worked with over 40 models since I started in December 2002. At the moment I work with 15 models. Most of my balloon girls are also models for other photographers and a few of them are sexy porn stars.

Where is the limit or how far would your models go?

It depends, some of them make dressed clips, some bare clips and a few erotic clips like women kiss, hug or lick each other. I don’t make masturbation or male/female porn clips.

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Does your partner knows about your work and your local community like family and friends? How do they handle it?

My ex-wife is not happy about it, but she knows. My family and friends don’t know about it.

Do you have a member pay site or is it also possible to buy just a single clip?

I’ve got a member pay site www.italoon.org and a specific version for mobile/tablet www.andrea918.wix.com/italoon

What are your prices?

The prices are similar to other balloon websites: 30 days membership for €23 then €21 recurring and special discounts for 60 and 90 days subscriptions. I also accept balloon orders instead of payment if someone wants to join but don’t have a credit card.

What is the average time of a clip and how long does it take to produce it?

I produce clips which can have a length up from 5 minutes to 20 minutes and full movies in DVD/DiVX 60/90 minutes long. I spend a lot of time to edit the clips with attention before I put them online.

How do you handle customer requests?

I listen to every request and if it’s possible I try to satisfy everyone. But I only do custom clips if the model requested agrees with the content of the customer´s request.

What are the most favorite topics?

I love topics which describe real life experiences/situations with balloons, especially if they are unexpected.

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Flower power with the Qualatex Geo Blossom 16“ and a donut of the different kind

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– A short balloon description of the Qualatex Geo Blossom & Geo Donut balloons and my opinion –

Qualatex is maybe one of the biggest and most established balloon brands worldwide. This might not just only been caused by many different balloon distributors and decorators, it´s also very popular in the looner community. Because of various locations and resellers Qualatex is spread all around the globe. But the origin is in the USA, where the „Pioneer Balloon Company“ produces these diverse balloons.

The range of different Qualatex balloons is really huge and multifaceted. As far as I know they are made of natural rubber latex, which is 100% biodegradable. Especially the color spectrum of standard colors is enormous, but there are also different kinds of crystal colors available but not for every balloon. For example, the Qualatex 24“ balloon is recently only available in many standard colors and only just in three crystal color (black, clear and yellow). But this shouldn’t make this balloon brand less popular because the quality and durability are outstanding (according to the manufacturer min 2 years, but experiences show that you can easily store these balloons way longer). Furthermore, there are various designs, figures, and sizes. There just happens to be something for everyone, started at small balloons, over middle-sized ones to giant and also figure shaped balloons.

But now let’s have a look at the actual topic, the Geo Blossom, and the Geo Donut. These middle sized balloons might be the fanciest special shaped ones Qualatex has got to offer. Nowhere else I have spotted such beautiful flower- and donut balloons. In total, they reach a size about 16 inches and are mostly available in different shiny crystal colors. The easy handling of these balloons is really outstanding. Because in comparison to most figure balloons, these ones build up their shapes really easy at the first inflation even without preparatory work like pre-stretching or something. Of course it´s always good to stretch the balloon a little before inflating it, but in this case, it´s not absolutely necessary. This uncomplicated handling and their unique design really make them something special. I don´t know anything comparable.

As I shortly mentioned before the quality of these Qualatex balloons is really good and high class. The material feels tight and soft at the same time. If you know the Tuftex and Unique I think that Qualatex balloons find themselves in middle between those two other brands. The quality consisting of stability and durability is indescribably good. That leads to the fact that they don´t lose their shape over a long time while being inflated if you closed them tight before of course. Furthermore, you can inflate them easily with helium.

If you now combine all items of the Geo Blossom and the Geo Donut many different applications arise.

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I personally use these exceptional special shaped balloons as an extraordinary decoration, sometimes just for myself in private and also for different kinds of events and parties. If you like to take pictures you can also use this special kind of flowers and donuts as extravagant and funny props, which is also a common use for me. From my point of the view they are just really nice to look at and a great eye-catcher, which cause a good mood. They are also a matchless gift and made a lot faces smile in the past.

As I told you before these balloons are extremely durable and you can sit on them without any problems or do with them whatever you like to. For example, you can use them as seat cushions if your tailbone is injured (no kidding, I made this experience before) or satisfy some other needs, of course, no matter if they are mental or physical. The phantasy and creativity of people who just like balloons and looners shouldn´t be set any boundaries.

I mean, flower and donut balloons: how extraordinary is that! And then the handling is extremely easy on top.

In addition to this these balloons got a hole in the middle… come on, what else should I say then: “Have fun“!

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