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#1 TheSidewinder

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

OK folks, a round of applause for Star Molecule, who has offered to do another give-away of Aluminum, via APC Forum!

Same as before, we want 10-20 volunteers.

You'll receive a pound of Al, and the only "cost" involved, is your commitment to actually use it and post your honest feedback about how it performed for you.

I'll let Star post the specifics of what they're giving away on this round. But I believe it's the same type as last time, which was very well received by those who tried it. So..... read up on the last test, seen here:

http://www.amateurpy...num-same-thing/

(And FYI, they may be getting a new type of Bright Aluminum as well, for which they will do the same thing. From the description I got, it's the type that will make you look like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, if you spill any on yourself. But I'll let Star post specifics, if it happens.)

Anyone wanting to volunteer, send me a PM. The same conditions apply for this round as for the last, which I'll quote here:

Those who volunteer will need to provide their full name and shipping address, so the people we choose will need to be serious and "legal" hobbyists. We aren't requiring that you have a ATFE permit, but we will be picking from those who volunteer, only those who we feel are serious pyrotechnicians with the maturity and reliability to live up to their end of the agreement, and who have the means to produce more than a simple "flash test".

If the Bright Al deal comes to fruition, it sounds like the type used for flitter/glitter or used to produce "slow flash" as a booster for breaks, etc. Mumbles may have some better idea of the uses for Bright, as I've never actually used any. (I've got a pound or two of it somewhere, I just... never got the chance to use it.)

And the same conditions would apply; Use it, and let us know how it works for you.

Anyway, Star will post specifics at some point, but those who want to get in line now...... send me that PM!!

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#2 StarMolecule

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:13 PM

I would ask that if you plan on submitting your name for inclusion that you post in this thread as well so I can see the interest. Thank you.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

I submitted my name for inclusion, sent a PM to thesidewinder. I am excited to try out the product if I am chosen!
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

I too have been interested in this product. I remember the first round and always said i wanted to try it.I will be submitting my name to sidewinder. -LBK-

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

What a good way to get feedback. Thanks for picking APC! I will PM my information to Sidewinder.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:31 PM

It is a very good product that exceeds in loudness the other types of dark Al I've tried. I won't volunteer because I already have some, but I'll put my hand up for the bright when that becomes available.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

I am interested.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

I'm interested too. I have used your current Al before and found it to be really nice stuff.

The flitter glitter type would really rock IMO as I am really fond of glitter and firefly type stars.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:48 AM

Wouldn't you know, I just purchased a pound of this on my own for testing just last week.... oh well.

As others have mentioned, however, if you do get some aluminum in that will work for glitters, I'd definitely be interested in testing it out.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

Our apology Mondo, we just like to give back to the community from time to time.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:48 PM

I would like to give it a try and comparison. I just sent a PM to Star a couple days ago because I read there might be a round 2, so this is good timing. I will send a PM to Sidewinder as well. Thanks!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

Depending on the mesh and coarseness of I wouldn't mind giving it a shot. I am looking for another metallic fuel for the Parlon stars I have been making. If you think it may fit the bill I would be willing to give it a shot.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:34 PM

It is a very good product that exceeds in loudness the other types of dark Al I've tried. I won't volunteer because I already have some, but I'll put my hand up for the bright when that becomes available.


That's a good trick posting at 8:30 pm last night... ;)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:11 PM

I purchased 6 pounds several months ago, and it has worked very well in all of the projects
that I have used it for. Very good quality product :)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

That's a good trick posting at 8:30 pm last night... ;)


(Explanatory note: Dag believes he was having dinner with me at 8:30pm last night. And so he was; but that was Peret time. It was 10:30 Dagabu time. The forum always shows the time posts were made in whatever time zone you set when you registered.)

Edited by Peret, 04 June 2012 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:15 PM

Dag, you were that close to me and you didn't stop and say hi? Posted Image
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

Dag, you were that close to me and you didn't stop and say hi? Posted Image


Cali is close to Vegas? Sorry Cali, only had four days to explore and sad to say, did not get to spend nearly as much time talking shop with Peret as I wanted too.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:37 AM

Im looking to improve the breaks on my shells, so i am also interested in this product...

Thanks

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

Cali is close to Vegas? Sorry Cali, only had four days to explore and sad to say, did not get to spend nearly as much time talking shop with Peret as I wanted too.

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well, 5 hours, or 1 hour on a plane ;) was the trip just to see peter?


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

well, 5 hours, or 1 hour on a plane ;) was the trip just to see peter?



Sad to say but no, I went with the wife ahead of her convention to see what sin city was all about. I saw a lot of city but not a lot of sin. I am too cheap to gamble too cheap to pay $300.00 for front row seats to a show. Lots of window shopping and taking pictures, beautiful architecture in the Venetian and Bellagio.

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Psssst! That is the ceiling, the clouds were painted.

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