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derrick
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I've used a Filbert Pump for years but am having some elbow issues and so I'm looking for an electric pump. I used a Balloon Buoy for a while about 15 years ago and liked it. I see the Balloon Buoy is no longer made but has been replaced by the Balloon Hero, Sidekick or Power Wand. Anyone ever used one of these? I"ve got 5 Saturdays in a row where I'll be twisting for 4 hours plus and need to make a decisicion pretty quick. Any reviews would be appreciated.
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Get a Lagenda. Problem solved!
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Christopher -

You're the second person I've seen who recommended a Lagenda. (I'm also in the market for a floor pump or an electric pump, so I was asking on Facebook.)

Which model of the Lagenda pump do you recommend? There are a few different models shown on their website (this is the website link I found with a Google search - http://www.lagendainflators.com/ ).

Also, I see that it has to be plugged in, instead of being battery operated. Is that a problem for working in someone's home (balloons at birthday parties)?

Are they quiet when they aren't inflating a balloon? Is it on and off for sound, or is there some sort of standby mode where the pump is running (making noise) when not inflating?

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Hi Donald,
I believe that this is the model that you need:
http://www.lagendainflators.com/laproduct/38.html
This contains a battery within it, and the battery lasts a Loooooooong time.
Most friends of mine, get a full week of gigs from each charge.

The pump *only* runs, when inflating balloons, so very quiet when not inflating balloons.

A trap for new players, is that the power switch needs to be in the 'on' position during the charging operation - otherwise it does not charge...

Baz
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Thanks for the clarification. I also got clarification on Facebook.

When my other friend first mentioned a Lagenda balloon pump, I did a google search of that name.

One listing it came up with, was an Amazon listing for a pump priced at about $695.

So I'm glad I asked questions to clarify.

The Junior pump (B231) is about $250 U.S.: https://balloonacademy.com/product/lagen......alloons/

That's the pump he was recommending.

One other site that lists it, says that the B231 (the Lagenda Jr. model) can run on battery or be plugged in: http://lagenda.info/

This site also mentions a Canadian distributor (and other countries).

Like I said, some sites don't even mention that it can run on batteries. They simply talk about power being 110-240 V.

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Thanks Christopher, I'll look into the Lagenda. I'm still thinking seriously about the Balloon Hero.
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Doesn't seem to be as portable as the Balloon Hero to me. Would like to talk to someone who has used the Balloon Hero and especially the Power Wand, which looks pretty handy.
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I use a Majiloon. I have two of them. I can do a three hour gig with one battery. So a four hour gig might require an extra battery.

It is compact, powerful, fairly quiet, and fast. It inflates 160, 260, 350, rounds, pretty much anything. It is designed for twisting balloons, so if you are using a lot of 11" rounds, 646s or other large balloons, you might want something more suited to that. But for the typical twisting gig, it is great.

I love my Majiloon.
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Lagenda. (<---Period)
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These reviews that say, "Get a Lagenda," are not very useful. Can someone who has used a Lagenda tell us WHY they like it, pros/cons, etc.? If you've used other inflators, you can tell us specifically why you like it better? That would be more convincing than, "Get a Lagenda." For an example, see Marvelous Mysto's review. Thank you.
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Thanks Karen. I've been looking at the Majiloon . I worried about it mostly because all the reviews were from 2000. Their demo on YouTube was posted in 2009. That being the case, I wondered if any twisters out there were using the thing.
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Oh and for 95% of my twisting I use 260's, 160's, rounds and hearts.
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On Mar 21, 2017, derrick wrote:
Thanks Karen. I've been looking at the Majiloon . I worried about it mostly because all the reviews were from 2000. Their demo on YouTube was posted in 2009. That being the case, I wondered if any twisters out there were using the thing.


I heard through word of mouth that the Majiloon was discontinued. But that could be wrong. Having said that, because DJ doesn't seem to be very active online (and because some elements on his website seem to be older / out of date), I'd contact him first and ask questions before buying though the online shopping cart.

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I did speak go DJ and all is going well there. They have orders that are backed up about two weeks. I got my Majiloon Monday afternoon and used it for a 2-hour gig last night. The pump was still going strong when I finished up. I like the feel of the pump and am looking forward to trying it out on my 4-hour gig this Saturday. I think I'm going to be very happy with my purchase. Thanks again Karen for the review and pointing me in the right direction.
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Thanks for the clarification, Derrick. I guess I heard some wrong information about Majiloon being discontinued. I apologize.

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Glad the Majiloon is working. Donald, I think Ed Chee is now selling the Majiloon (but DJ is still making them). But I'm not 100% sure if that is accurate, so I agree that anyone that wants one should verify. In any case, I'm glad Derrick got one and enjoys it.
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My conversation was, I thought, with DJ. My email is definitely signed DJ Ehlert , from Magic@KenoshaMagic.com . He was very helpful and responsive.
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I just got my new Lagenda Jr. Electric Balloon Pump today (ordered last week), and I'm very happy with it!!

I mentioned it earlier on this thread, so this is my follow up post.

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