Originally Posted by In the Kitchen
I don't have to worry about having them pop like balloon? Do you have to buy an air tank too? Or don't they lose air? Do I sound ignorant, I am.
ITK, never worry about asking questions. We're all here to help each other!
You don't have to worry about it popping. They're made from very sturdy rubber. We've had two (gave one to a friend and then got another when I started needing it with being pregnant) and both came with little manual air pumps. Just check the box before you get it. If it doesn't you can probably use a basic bicycle pump. They don't come inflated so you will need to pump it up (and you sure don't want to do it with your lungs!
) and every once in awhile you may need to add a little air, depending how often you use it.
DH used to have trouble staying on it (there were a couple times I thought for sure he was going to roll right off the back of the thing!) but then we deflated it a little and now he doesn't slide around at all. It's the right height for him to get good leverage with his feet and leg muscles (and he doesn't use it naked!