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Steve Brooks
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Just curious,

how many of you use flash powder?

If so, how do you use it as opposed to just using flash paper? Smile
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magiker
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I use it in combination with paper.



Dove pan for ex. Makes a longer lasting and bigger flash.



Also in flash pots when I need that something extra

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M.P.D.
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the only time i ever use flash powder is when i use the flash pods and i normally use them for a joke rather than a trick. Smile
BroDavid
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I guess I am "gunshy" about flash powder. Although I use about every flaming effect I can get my hands on, I have thusfar avoided flash powder.

As a teenager, I had a homemade firecracker (using gunpowder) turn into a torch, pointed at my hand, and it made quite a painful, and lasting impression.

So I just stay away from it for personal reasons. Also there have been more than a few reported accidents with it, and that just reinforces my concern.

Some day, I may need a different flash effect that I can get from paper, and cotton and I guess if I had a "real" need to use flash powder, I would do it - very carefully......

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I assume that flash powder is the same as sparkling powder in Germany. Is that right?
If yes, here is my reply:
I like to use this powder in combination with flash cotton filled in handflasher - a clever device.
I use it as opener - flash and bang, in Kerman called "Knallerbse"- Suddenly I have the attention.

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Quote:
On 2002-05-09 14:17, BroDavid wrote:
I guess I am "gunshy" about flash powder. Although I use about every flaming effect I can get my hands on, I have thusfar avoided flash powder.

I guess if I had a "real" need to use flash powder, I would do it - very carefully......

BroDavid


I have had exactly the same experience as BroDavid only my experience is with lighter fluid (fire from hands... ouch)...

TIP: If you ever set your hand alight with flammable liquids the instinct is to shake your hand to put it out... DENY YOUR INSTINCTS!! Smile

In all sincerity, I feel that liquids are by far more dangerous than powders (I may be prejudiced), but the applications of powders seem a little more limited... I (personally) tend to use powders with sparkle additive to add a little "shebang" to a paper trick...

After my experiences with "burning hands syndrome" I handle any flammable substance with extreme prejudice... Just my two cents worth... Smile
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