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Struggling to blow up a small inflatable saxophone

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    Cos it's cheap, it doesn't have a valve where you have to pinch it to let air in/out, just open the stopper. I can't fully inflate it - my problem is, in between when I stop blowing or pumping into the valve and putting the stopper back on loads of air comes out. Any advice? Thanks in advance
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    My advice is, buy a slightly more expensive small inflatable saxophone.
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    Keep the stopper in your mouth and close it with your tongue? :dontknow:
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    I thought you meant 'explode'. :sad:
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    Good advice... Unfortunately, I haven't got time to. The event is tomorrow
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    Stick your tongue in the gap whenever you're not blowing into it? Air can't come out that quickly - I've blown up inflatable beds without a valve or pump before.
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    Put the whole blowing bit in your mouth to stop air escaping then push the thing shut with your tongue.
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    blow it up from the inside by sucking
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    Keep the stopper in your mouth and close it with your tongue? :dontknow:
    I second this
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    (Original post by popsicles3)
    Put the whole blowing bit in your mouth to stop air escaping then push the thing shut with your tongue.
    omg get your own ideas luv :plz2:
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    If you don't have enough lung power to inflate a balloon sax, I bet you couldn't play a real sax
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    omg get your own ideas luv :plz2:
    Are you serious?!
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    (Original post by Skip_Snip)
    If you don't have enough lung power to inflate a balloon sax, I bet you couldn't play a real sax
    irrelevant
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    I like how this is in 'everyday issues' :lol:

    Good luck with the inflatable sax OP! May I ask what you are intending on doing with it?
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    Would using a straw work? Then you could pinch the straw between breaths and then pull it out and seal it quickly?
    /Not a euphemism
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    (Original post by Violet_apple)
    Would using a straw work? Then you could pinch the straw between breaths and then pull it out and seal it quickly?
    /Not a euphemism
    I imagine you'd get too much air escaping out the bit where the saxophone connects with the straw. Unless if you used blu tack or suchlike as a sealant. :holmes:
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    when the air escapes does it play a tune?

    that would just be it mocking you really
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    This completely tickled me.. but I have no useful advice to help with your issue
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    I cannot begin to describe how much I laughed when I read that! Haha!

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