Oh I had this kind of beach ball when I was little. We once lived very close to the beach so of course a beach ball for a little girl was a must (at least for me) hehe. I didn't have a really big one, just in size perfect for me. I always played with it that it won't survive weeks and it would get holes. Would try saving it by putting scotch tape but didn't work for long but still would play with it until I'd get another chance to nag my mother for another one :-).