Archive for the ‘1.3g barrages’ Category
One choice the buyer makes when deciding what fireworks to use is whether or not to go with 1.3G. This choice is quite a recent thing- legislative changes about 5 years ago saw the reduction of certain chemicals in fireworks and their subsequent reclassification. This short price is about why I choose 1.3G. This is of course not to say that 1.4G is always poor. Indeed, there is some nice 1.4G out there. But one needs to wade through a lot of dross as well. Is it really worth it when you know what you are getting with 1.3G?
One choice the buyer makes when deciding what fireworks to use is whether or not to go with 1.3G. This choice is quite a recent thing – legislative changes about 5 years ago saw the reduction of certain chemicals in fireworks and their subsequent reclassification. This short price is about why I choose 1.3G. This is of course not to say that 1.4G is always poor. Indeed, there is some nice 1.4G out there. But one needs to wade through a lot of dross as well. Is it really worth it when you know what you are getting with 1.3G?
1. You know what you are getting will be of a certain standard. 1.3G will contain an amount of flash-powder necessary for a decent sized burst, and a nice whack of volume to go with it. 1.4G may contain a bit of flash, or it may contain none at all. This could lead to a weaker burst, and pops rather than bangs.
2. Quality. 1.3G is increasingly becoming a premium brand- very few 1.3G items are from the “cheap and crummy” type range. You won’t find 1.3G at supermarkets, and you won’t find quality at supermarkets.
Essentially, those two points gel together – with 1.3G you know what you are getting will be of a high standard, and will tick all the boxes – volume, burst size and reliability. Exactly what you need for a successful display. Credit to the fireworks industry for bouncing back so strongly after quite hefty changes.
However, the biggest draw of 1.3G is what can be done in terms of rockets. 1.4G essentially hobbles rockets, to small, decent enough items with limited busts and volume. Not bad – there are some nice 1.4G rockets – but nowhere near the size and scope of some of the 1.3G items. The closest thing to professional shells bursts can be found in a 1.3G rocket- and you won’t need wire cutters of self-assembly sticks!
Article by Titanium Pyro.
Sadly, due to other commitments, we were not able to go along to see our good friend in the South, Raj from Newsbox Fireworks on his recent Demo night but the reports (no pun intended) were outstanding.
The place, The Woodman Pub, has been synonymous with excellent firework shows for many years and has been a bit of a Mecca for the pyro mad for generations. The previous landlord was a true firework fan and people gathered there for many years before his passing which of course was supported with a final firework display.
The demo was a rip roaring success so our congratulations to Raj and the team of firers for the fabulous display they put on for the madding crowd.
There were new pieces featured from Epic, Kimbolton, Brothers Pyrotechnics and Men Shun to name just a few. Many said that they agreed that the new Sidewinder from Epic was the best of the night but we are a tad biased about our new baby so we would think that but we are glad the feedback was so positive.
The new Sky Thriller rocket did us proud and was quoted as outdoing the King rocket considerably – More info here - http://www.firework-review.org.uk/
There were over 80 fireworks fired in total and Epic were represented well with a wide number and variety of products including the Glitzy Blitz fountain which gained a number of big plaudits as it really is stunning.
The finale was of course the talking point of the evening and featured some beautiful pieces from Epic as well as a number of other suppliers. Angels Vs Demons which has been part of the Epic range for a couple of years now and a must have for any self respecting finale, Screaming Spiders and Thunderous Finale I and II filled the skies over Ongar with some beautiful noise and effects.
The evening went off without issue for the most part and a great night appears to have been had by all
Its mad time again at Epic fireworks and to say that the goodies are flying out is an understatement. We put out our first three sold out stickers on goods today and over the next week there are guaranteed to be another half dozen as everything is moving quickly.
The following items are really low stocked so we would recommend that you get the proverbial shuffle on:
Aerial Atom – £44.95 (rrp £89.99) – noise rating 10/10
If you are looking for loud bangs with beautiful colours then this is the one for you. This maximum calibre consumer firework has massive breaks which dispel beautiful stars in every direction in yellows, greens, blues and reds and twinkle and flash as they descend. A superb addition to any show and running out faster than Mo Farrah.
The Shell – £44.95 (rrp £89.99) noise rating 10/10
New for 2012 this is a stunning example of a fine piece of pyro sky art. Its massively loud with 37 beautiful shots of majestic glittering rotating palm effects in a stunning red/gold which fill the sky. A great mid display piece and a must have for the discerning pyro fan.
Star Salute – £34.95 (rrp £69.99) noise rating 8/10
This excellent firework launches multiple bursts of beautiful multi coloured glitter that paints the night sky. The colours here have been carefully chosen to compliment one another beautifully. Deep violets and vibrant reds lead into serene blues and emerald greens before giving way to electric crackling strobes and dragons eggs. The Star Salute is a superb and colourful firework for any occasion. A great piece of kit not to be missed out on for this year’s BFN celebrations.
Magneto – £34.95 (rrp £69.99) noise rating 8/10
Excellence personified … superb value for money for this beautiful single effect firework which delivers massive long lasting silver palm fronds which hang in the sky like angels wings. You cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer size of the breaks as they reach the night sky. Great for any occasion but not to be missed out on.
If you don’t find something you like listed above, we have 100 1.3g SIBs and 37 1.4g SIB’s to choose from with as many different effects as you could possibly think of.
Should you need any advice or assistance, please give us a ring. We are a really friendly bunch and we can answer any questions you may have, put together a firing order, layout plan, make recommendations based on your venue, budget and the crowd you are likely to be entertaining. So whether you have a number of friends and family or are planning a display for your local community and need our support, we are here to help.