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I KNOW there are pyros in this forum, so why not dedicate a little topic in here on it? (Besides I want to take advantage of this new category, thanks c0ld!) I want to see how many pure blood laser freaks like fire just as much.


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Hey, if it lights up or blows up it has my attention. ;D

WPA member; I highly recommend joining a fireworks club, and going to their events, for those who haven't already. It's sp cool to be able to do your own thing and learn more along with a bunch of other like-minded people. 8-) ;D
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Do you have to be over 18 to be a member of a club like that?
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i'd love to play with fireworks, but they are illegal here :'( :'(
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I personally love anything to do with fire. Be it a bonfire or fireworks I'm all over it
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Do you have to be over 18 to be a member of a club like that?

It depends on the club; The PGI (Pyrotechnics Guild International) has provisions for those under 18 uears of age to join, but a parent still has to sign off on it:

"Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Within this level there is an additional option open to members of a household where the PGI Bulletin is already sent. A member would thus receive no PGI Bulletin but would still have all the other privileges of full membership.

2. Junior membership does not include voting privileges or officer eligibility and applicants must be under the age of 18.

Within this level there is an additional option open to members of a household where the PGI Bulletin is already sent. A member would thus receive no PGI Bulletin, but would still have all the other privileges of Junior membership.

You must also enclose written permission from your parent or legal guardian to join the Guild."


http://www.pgi.org/

The WPA is similar.

http://www.westernpyro.org/

These are the two big ones in the US, there are also smaller regional ones, like the Crackerjacks on the east coast - http://www.crackerjacks.org/ - and the Rocky Mountain Pyrotechnics Guild - http://www.rmpg.org/ .

While it's a helluva lotta fun, one must keep in mind the nature of pyrotechnics. Club events are a good way to satisfy that "pyro itch" in a positive and educational atmosphere without running afoul of the law, and being able to talk to the pros and tap their experience amd guidance is beyond price.
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I'm part of the PGI and help run three pyro shows a year here on our lake. Our last show was $60,000 with 1,700 shells ranging from 3" up to 12" off of 6 barges. (Special Venue !!) I've been involved for about 10 years but had to get certified 3 years ago.
The big PGI convention will return here in 2009 !!!
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i think for me it can be best summed up as "if it's pretty and glowy i like it" though that includes a lot, from plain fire to glitter/lava lamps, lasers, fireworks, LED candles...etc
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I've burnt the garden down to many times to remember, gone deaf for a day, half burnt the garden shed, smoked our neighborhood, breathed fire(stopped doing that because it is one of the most dangerous forms of fire performing) set a petrol bomb off next to me(not fun, young and stupid) and got lots of ooooooo's and aaaaaaaaahhh's. If anyone wats to try and make fireworks DONT DONT DONT unless you have studied it in depth, after lots of research and experimenting i made full size fireworks. The Anarchist cookbook, Jolly Rodger cookbook and anything similar are S@#@$T(pardon, but there are no other words to discribe them) anything to do with explosives in those books are far to dangerous or unstable to work with. Friends of mine have been in hospital and the newspapers for not listening. PLEASE THIS IS SERIOUS, DO NOT TRY IT UNLESS YOU ARE COMPETENT AND WILLING TO DIE OR LOOSE AN ARM FOR THE SAKE OF BEING COOL
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"The Anarchist Cookbook" is a book I wish wasn't around. Way too much bad information to give to people that don't know good enough. Making fireworks (Not "bombs&quot Is totally safe as long as you take the time do all saftey procedures and store your chemicals properly.
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Totally. Obvious things like keeping oxidizers away from fuels is very critical, as well as being very careful with stuff that is a hazard alone, like magnesium. Little known fact, sulfur puts out magnesium fires... MgS is extremely stable, and prevents the rest from burning.

Work with small amounts of chemicals, steer clear of organic peroxides, (lol) and don't ram or drill chlorate compositions.
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I used to chop up my Dad's shotgun cartridges for the charge powder inside to light and play around with. One day I thought I would be clever and set of the percussion cap, I wedged it in a fence post and hit the cap with a hammer and a 3" nail, thinking it wouldn't be that loud. Boy was I wrong. I thought I blew my hand off at first and had ringing in my ears for a day. Funnily enough I never tried that again. ;D

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I am a huge pyro fan

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well i can say i love fireworks! here in Iceland 93% of the people buy fireworks from their local search and rescue team, well Icelanders are about 300.000 witch is not much but the average import of fireworks of 1.4 G is about 50x40 foot containers+ all the great shows that the rescue teams builds.
we got a Ford F-350 and we fill the bed of fireworks. here fireworks are only legal at new year.
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The 1.4G fireworks are getting better all the time. Some of them rival the 1.3G stuff. I'm helping set up another small show next weekend for a summer end celebration. Shoot off a barge on the lake... Special Venue again....

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sounds like fun mike! i don't get to set off fireworks, but i do get to run my RGY scanner at a venue with about 800 kids at it in september 8-) 8-) 8-) with that many kids, i hope it will be visible enough? i guess if i can see it overhead, i will point it to where the crowd would be, fill the romm with fog, and see if it's bright enough to blind anyone. in the meantime i have to learn to control DMX better
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