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Blaze NetworksBRONZE Member
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41 posts
Location: Vancouver BC Canada


Posted:
K u guys... i have a show coming up and in the show i have a stage fire bowl... what can I throw into the bowl that will make the fire go poof... u know what i mean... when u throw something in and it brightens up a bit and continues burning?

hrm... lets burn stuff.... jah!


ImmortalAngelSILVER Member
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578 posts
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Posted:
You looking for sparks flying up for nice big thing of flame going up?

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robertsBRONZE Member
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Location: knoxville, tennessee, usa


Posted:
flash paper would work well. you can buy it at your local magic shop. here a post on that subject or for more info search the word "flash paper." that should get you started.

https://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...rev=#Post135631

just copy and paste it. im sure there is an easier way to do that i just dont know what it is.

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robertsBRONZE Member
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Location: knoxville, tennessee, usa


Posted:
actually that method worked better than i thought. wink

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polytheneveteran
1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
Lycopodium powder?

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MiGGOLD Member
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Posted:
flour?

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HavokistBRONZE Member

2,530 posts
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom


Posted:
if you get a magnesium fire going, squirt some water on it. its how incendary bombs originated. the flame will sort of expand upwards for about 5 seconds ish

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polytheneveteran
1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
uh, magnesium fire isn't necessarily the best thing here, I think... it burns VERY VERY hot and the flame shouldn't be looked at directly, for the size fire he'd want for a show, potentially very dangerous, much more than the other suggestions, and far more expensive.

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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)resident bagpiper
342 posts
Location: Vermont, USA


Posted:
cheap and easy, a baggie filled with custard powder and just a tad of pyrodex mixed in

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CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
Like MiG said flower, or coffee creamer powder, cinnamon powder, fine dry sawdust. Sprinkle it above the fire. Be careful and start small. smile

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HavokistBRONZE Member

2,530 posts
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom


Posted:
yeah, but if you started the magnesium burning in an open container that no one could see into, and have a few mirrors, you could send bright white rays of light out of the bowl type thing, and then the big flame type thing would be quite a surprise, all you'd might need is a small handful of water (i think)

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The Real Fryed FishGod's illgitament son
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Location: state of confusion


Posted:
coffe creamer (the non-dairy powder kind) coffee mate works the best for me........

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TheHalfLizardnewbie
14 posts
Location: Sheffield


Posted:
Baby milk powder is good.ne powder really thats really fine should work.you just need a way of gettin it in your bowl without gettin moistur from ur hand in it.

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MiGGOLD Member
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3,415 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
maybe if you had one of those old school bellows, and attached a chamber/miniature bowl or something to the front of it, so the air exiting caused the contents of the mini bowl to go whooshing out?

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pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
warning.
dont go for korn flour.
this is the finest of the lot.
korn flour when blown through the air, then lit on fire will cause it to explode. this would make your fuel go everywhere, on fire.
bad
it also sucks in alot of oxygen. so much so, an explosion, big, but not enough to catch anything alight, would cause alot of death due to a lack of oxygen.
also bad

we used hot chocolate powder on cadet camp last year (hilarious bounce) but im not sure how it will hold up to the others.

cheers, pete biggrin

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LurchBRONZE Member
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929 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
Hell I even used to use sawdust when I was a kid playing in the campfire

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