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#21 leedrill

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

so jealous cant wait to make it over one year soon guys hope all whom are going a good time building,watching and getting written off at the afterglow

 

 

BASTARDS !!!!!!  hahaha


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#22 urbnflx

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:08 AM

I'll be there...



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:37 PM

Me too. It's getting really close now.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:43 AM

Leaving in 6 hours! Woohoo :D


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:48 AM

Coming to you live from Lake Havasu City, Arizona ....

 

All set up and ready. Beautiful weather - t-shirt weather - I had to run the AC at the hotel. Members arriving all day, there were probably 100 at the all-you-can-eat beer and barbecue reception tonight. We have over 500 pre-registered, that probably means 800 to 1000 will show up, besides the 10,000 spectators.

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:07 AM

Considering I woke up to below zero temperatures today I kind of hate you guys right now.  Warm weather and pyro, my dream come true.


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#27 Peret

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:16 AM

Yeah, well that's why we hold it here and not there, Mum. Also, no skeeters.

 

I have never seen such a good forecast for WWB week. We shall have 80s all the way.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:40 AM

Great show Friday night! But we where told to leave after ? (Before 8:30 pm )They where still shooting WPA member built shells & rockets tell 10pm !!!!
We won't be back to anymore shows !

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:07 PM

Damn it! so close to california and I had to work, it sucks!. I really envy all the people whom was able to go and enjoy the shows and got to see and meet some real pyrotechnicians. oh well!


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:22 AM

CaliforniaPyro and Maserface (Hunter and Mason) had some bad luck tonight. A display shell with an overlong fuse fell in their manufacturing area and exploded, burning up a large number of shell hemis, cap plugs and other flammables, while what wasn't lost in the fire was ruined by the fire hoses. I wish I had their stoicism.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:51 AM

t'was a bit of a bummer... it ended up being a fun event though. For those interested, here's a couple pictures of the after-math:

 

fire_1.jpg

 

that's a couple cases of hemis, and around 300 LB of chemicals (barium sulfate, sodium oxalate, vinsol resin, smoke dye, dechlorane, phenolic resin, etc.)

 

And here's what's left of 10,000 cap plugs. The smell of that wasn't too pleasant.

fire_2.jpg

 

Terribly sorry to anyone whose chem orders may be delayed because of this. I'll try to replace what I can, and refund for the rest. I'll send PMs to those whom this affects.

 

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Edited by californiapyro, 16 February 2014 - 03:51 AM.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

t'was a bit of a bummer... it ended up being a fun event though. For those interested, here's a couple pictures of the after-math:

 

fire_1.jpg

 

that's a couple cases of hemis, and around 300 LB of chemicals (barium sulfate, sodium oxalate, vinsol resin, smoke dye, dechlorane, phenolic resin, etc.)

 

And here's what's left of 10,000 cap plugs. The smell of that wasn't too pleasant.

fire_2.jpg

 

Terribly sorry to anyone whose chem orders may be delayed because of this. I'll try to replace what I can, and refund for the rest. I'll send PMs to those whom this affects.

 

-Hunter

Damn!!! Hunter I don't know what to say other than it sucks! but at the same time I'm glad no one got hurt, material stuff can always be replaced.

best of luck


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

Hunter,  PM sent.  --hindsight



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:59 PM

On the brighter side .....

 

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

Wish I would have seen that. (The race, not the fire)

A good way to bet on who has the hottest BP.
I see a new venue in Vegas!

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:58 AM

Under a week!  Cant wait!



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:05 PM

Another successful WWB in the books! Was nice to see everyone once again. Highlight of the event for me was firing my 16 during the members showcase sunday night.. Video to come soon.

 

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 10:29 PM

NIce shell as always !!!! I am always excited to see what you pull out of your hat ea. year. !! Looks like a nitrate comp  :P .... Glad to see it went to a great cause!!! Looks like you filled up the sky again. 



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 12:23 AM

NIce shell as always !!!! I am always excited to see what you pull out of your hat ea. year. !! Looks like a nitrate comp  :P .... Glad to see it went to a great cause!!! Looks like you filled up the sky again. 

 

Thanks man! Was def a nitrate comp hehe. We missed ya at WWB this year!!

 

Video can be seen here:  http://www.amateurpy...uro-to-fuschia/


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Posted 18 February 2015 - 10:04 AM

Awesome vid. I wish I could have been there. Life /family/work have been overly busy. Next time will be a diff. story.  

 

Did you use a blonde or FeTi comp for the stars ? Also the shell was boosted, I see that you nailed it on the head. How much did you use for the boost? Was it a percentage of weight, or ratio of some equation. ?

Where your stars 1.25" ? 

Sorry about all the Q's . I am impressed to say the least.






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