Posts Tagged ‘rocket’
Here at Epic, we know a thing or two about fireworks having been in the fireworks business for nearly 30 years now so we certainly feel qualified to offer advice relating to what it will take to make your event go with a bang!
We have, as you can well imagine, fired literally tons of pyro over the years. Some good, some not so good but at the end of the day, we have weeded out the weaker stuff and left ourselves with a plethora of goodies with which to thrill our customers resulting in a range of great fireworks to suit every pocket and style.
If you have limited space and budget, why not try our wonderful Guido’s pack. Named after the man himself, Guy Fawkes (Guido is the Spanish equivalent of Guy), it is collection only due to the number of individual fireworks but it does represent brilliant value for money.
The pack contains:
- 23 rockets
- 11 barrages
- 15 fountains
- 10 roman candles
- 1 wheel
- 1 mine
- 10 packs of monster sparklers
- And, a huge lantern
All this for £99.95 including VAT.
Alternatively, those with a little more space and higher budget, you have a couple of choices. You could go with either the After Midnight pack £295.00 inc VAT which contains some of the best barrages on the market (as detailed in Mens Health 2011) the incomparable Thunderous Finale and the Screaming Spiders or the Conspiracy Pack.
There are 10 of the best barrages in our range in the After Midnight, an all-round easy to light, fool-proof pack. If all the items are lit consecutively this is an absolutely beautiful display of around 5-7 minutes duration (depends if you want to fire the two Thunderous Finale and 1 Screaming Spider together as we would recommend).
If you think that this is a little short in duration (although I can assure you that five full minutes of fireworks is a good display) you could consider our best seller which is the Conspiracy Pack. Again priced at a very reasonable £295.00 inc VAT, it contains 10 barrages of varying sizes plus 46 rockets. Just the timings for firing the barrages concurrently would be just over 7 minutes so add the rockets to the mix and you will have a sky full of fireworks for around 10-12 minutes (depending how quickly you can light the rockets!)
These are of course just a very small sample of what is on offer from Epic fireworks and the packs are really easy to use and if you take away the fact that they are considerably bigger in size than your run of the mill garden fireworks they are just the same. A little preparation before dark makes things a great deal easier and you can easily have ‘buddy’ firing where one side fires first and then the other so neither are likely to be returning to a burning firework. We provide the set up plan, safety instructions, goggles, rocket launching tubes, safety lighters (portfires – brilliant as they are windproof and stay lit for a few minutes each so plenty of time to go from barrage to barrage) and to cap it off, if you come to collect any of our £295.00 or above packs, you will receive 4 big beautiful Sky Storm rockets too.
If you are considering putting on a show this year and would like our help and advice, please call us on 01226 749587 7-days a week or email me via the following firstname.lastname@example.org and either myself or one of my colleagues will get back to you as soon as possible. We can look at your venue online and check out what space you have, recommend layout and firing order and even recommend insurers (if applicable) who may be able to help you.
Mr Wyn Lewis (AKA Top Man Wyn) is responsible for quality control and to ensure all our epic fireworks comply to British Standards (BS:7114) and make double sure that the Chinese have manufactured what they showed us earlier in the year…..they have a habit of changing things if you don’t keep an eye on them!
Having been in the fireworks industry for over 30 years, Wyn is regarded as a ‘nightmare’ by the firework factories in China – he doesn’t miss a trick!
Wyn began the first part of his trip with one of the rocket factories we use. Once he arrived, he met the factory manager and was given a short tour of the factory.
Whilst touring the rocket factory Wyn was checking on the following:
The quality of the printed labels, header and backing cards for the rocket packs
Check the warning label / warning instructions
Inspect the quality of the UN cartons (the cardboard box the rockets get shipped in)
The use of organised and forced child labour
The strength of the cardboard tubes used in the rocket head
The quality of the fuse and the lift charge
The quality of the metallic caps sometimes used in the larger rockets
To ensure a fair treatment to workers in the rocket factory
The quality of the plastic fuse protector
The quality of the glue being used
Make sure the working conditions are safe and hygienic
The bore-size, length and strength of the launching tubes
The length, size and quality of the rocket stick
To ensure no harsh treatment was subjected to any of the factory staff / workers
Cleanliness of the factory
A quick nosey to see what other rockets were being made
General health and safety etc…
Here’s a short video of the rocket factory tour.
After the tour Wyn was treated to a spot of local Chinese food. Something like below, enjoy.
Then, back to the rocket factory to select rockets at random for testing, see video below.
Once the rockets had been selected at random, Wyn then tested the rockets both in the day, and at night to ensure they complied to our high standards.
The second part of his trip was with one of the barrage/cake factories. Again the firework factory had started to produce our barrages and random samples were taken from the production line and rigorously tested. More to follow soon in the next blog post.
FFF or Fast, Furious and Funny presenters Colin Furze and Alexandra Legouix head down to track side to determine which is the faster: The Nissan GTR or a consumer rocket.
Both of course were very fast but on this occasion the rocket gained a couple of feet to win the contest but not by as much of a margin as one would expect.
We previously featured a similar dilemma when Richard Hammond of Brainiac and Top Gear decided to check which was the faster between and golf ball, a rocket and a Honda Fireblade (1000cc motorbike).
Although once again the rocket won, the margin was relatively small once again.
I personally can’t wait until someone comes up with a vehicle (road legal) which can beat the rocket.