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Martin Reinertz
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Hey,
at http://www.ahouseoffire.com you can buy something that's called "Shootin' Finger". It basically allows you to create a streak of fire from your hand - the distance is variable.

Does anybody have Shootin' Finger? Is it any good - or would you recommend something else?

--Martin
Bill Hegbli
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Martin,

Haslett material is not very well made. It does not last. I did not see a "shottin Finger". I would suggest a different supplier.

There are good flash paper shooter on the market, but almost all us an element that burns out and must be replaced.

I would not use anything that could burn out in the middle of a performance. That is just me.

Bill
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Really?

I don't know why, but somehow I thought his products were among the best on the market...
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Bill,
Are you sure you've done your homework on this website? One of the things they stress on is that EVERY SINGLE one of their products is electronic, making the chance of something going wrong alot less likely as opposed to the use of a flint. Then again, I could be wrong, therefore I would like your response.
I was with you Martin, I thought hasslet had some good stuff!

-Peter
Someone who can use his hands is a laborer. Someone who can use his hands, and his mind is a craftsmen. Someone who can use his hands, his mind, and his heart is an artist.
Martin Reinertz
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Peter,
in addition to his products not using any elements that could wear out (i.e. flints) he gives a lifetime guarantee on everything you buy from his site. I don't know... of course, there might still be a catch somewhere, but so far I can't find one...

Best,
Martin

UPDATED Jan, 24 2004

I finally decided to buy the Shootin' Finger... received it today.

Looks pretty decent to me - no flint, just a glow-plug, works pretty well + you can attach it to a pull and show your hands empty afterwards.

The only thing that could definitely be better is the instruction manual... they might want to run a spell check on this - and some of the information is contradictory (e.g. on page one you are told to use a maximum of three flash pads per shooting, whereas on the second page, they're talking about a maximum of two pads). Considering that everything "pyro" is inherently dangerous, this really needs a lot of improvement...
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I know this post is very old, but is it possible to use this in close-up settings? I know I know, close-up and fire etc, but is there a noise when the actual shooting takes place? A click or something? I want to use it in parlour settings. Is this possible (regarding noise)?

Aubrey de Wet
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Quote:
is there a noise when the actual shooting takes place? A click or something?


No. Nothing.

Still, please DO NOT use it close-up.
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