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New to Balloon sculptures, I've been studying the various instructional videos. I notice that some people burp the balloon and some do not.
What does the panel think?

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That would depend on whether you mouth inflate or pump. Also the brand and color of the balloon will be a deciding factor as to how soft you want your sculpture and what you're making.

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Hi Genghis:

I mouth-inflate and always burp my balloons.

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Never burp WHILE you're mouth inflating though...that's just gross.
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I burp as part of reflex, however the newer dvds I have don't still working on this my self.
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Burping a balloon is not a necessary 'technique.' I think it is less a matter of burping the balloon, than it is knowing exactly how much to inflate the balloon.

If I do 'burp' it, it is usually for two reasons. 1. just to get a little more end to tie the knot with, or 2. to let some air out because it seems I have over inflated a bit.

I never burp it just to burp it.
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Burping the balloon is dependant upon what I am making. I usually burp because I want to soften the balloon. If I am making a string of pearls, I don't want to soften the balloon because I can make a more consistently shape "pearl" if I have pressure in the balloon.
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