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Basic Building Techniques

The Link-O-Loon™ balloon, like all other balloons, has a Bead (ring), Neck, and Body.

The difference to this balloon is the tail that stays deflated when the balloon itself is inflated. This flexible tip gives you a ready-made tie line for connecting directly to other balloons or structures.

The Link-O-Loon™ Knot

Most people tie one Link-O-Loon™ to the next with a standard "double knot" (reef or granny knot). While this is quite secure, Link-O-Loon™ recommends the Link-O-Loon™ Knot, as it is more secure, easily undone (for repairs or alterations) and prevents the burring, which occurs while tying a knot; thus creating a slow leaking deflation hole in the latex.

To tie the Link-O-Loon™ Knot, start with a simple half hitch (the first half of the double knot). Then flip the free balloon around again to increase the length of the overlap. Then complete the second half of the "double knot" and only pull it in quite loosely.

Direct tying, balloon on balloon

The Link-O-Loon™ tail allows the user to tie directly to the neck of other balloons or directly to the tail or neck of another Link-O-Loon™. Chains can be created quickly without the use of fishing line.




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