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    lol... I learned how to play golf when I was...

    lol... I learned how to play golf when I was stationed in Hawaii back in 1984. I can honestly say I am a much MUCH better pyro enthusiast than I am a golfer!!
  2. Well that's a great letter! Hopefully the CPSC...

    Well that's a great letter! Hopefully the CPSC gives it the attention it's due.
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    As I just learned (again!) this week, the slat...

    As I just learned (again!) this week, the slat just extends your cues. Every time cue 1 fires on the 18M, cue 1 on every slat you have connected to that mod fires too. So if you have 3 slats...
  4. I read this and immediately the words of Mr....

    I read this and immediately the words of Mr. Spock came to mind. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one."

    Having said that.... I don't go out of my way to be a PITA to...
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    Nice little tribute show. I'm sure Jim would be...

    Nice little tribute show. I'm sure Jim would be proud. :o
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    Very nice show. Not sure I've ever seen an entire...

    Very nice show. Not sure I've ever seen an entire show from that angle, but it looked like you had a lot of stuff going up. Honestly I would have liked to have seen it from the side, but I'm guessing...
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    What are you talking about!? That finale was...

    What are you talking about!? That finale was excellent. You sure made the most of what you had. I enjoyed it.

    You're definitely going to want to pre-wire you effects before the 4th. Especially the...
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    Welcome aboard Damion!

    Welcome aboard Damion!
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    Okay.... I have to ask. Why are you using regular...

    Okay.... I have to ask. Why are you using regular scissors on the quick match and not anvil cutters? Isn't that like a huge no-no?
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    Yikes! Do you normally shoot right there in the...

    Yikes! Do you normally shoot right there in the middle of the intersection, or was this a one time good deal due to the rain? Just curious how you handle the traffic with all that product in the...
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    Lol... That's funny. Guess they weren't paying...

    Lol... That's funny. Guess they weren't paying attention that day!
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    Wow... Yeah, I see your point. On the mods where...

    Wow... Yeah, I see your point. On the mods where you have 4 slats hooked up... How many initiators do you shoot per cue on each slat? My guess is just 1 since that would be equivalent to having 5 on...
  13. Scott should get some royalty $$ for that!!

    Scott should get some royalty $$ for that!!
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    That's exactly how I do it as well. I snake...

    That's exactly how I do it as well. I snake quickfuse between all the mortars and I daisy chain the crates together. This year I had 3 sets of 4 crates (300 mortars total) and they all went up in...
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    Sorry to hear about your rain-out Gibby....

    Sorry to hear about your rain-out Gibby. Unfortunately, it's something we all can relate too. It will get better. Next year will be a comeback year for you. The good news is your guests liked it. So...
  16. Actually, I work for U.S. Central Command. Maybe...

    Actually, I work for U.S. Central Command. Maybe they're afraid I'll order up a drone strike on their butts if they block me! lol... :rolleyes:
  17. That's the weird thing!! I got the same message...

    That's the weird thing!! I got the same message too almost immediately after I uploaded the video. But the song isn't blocked! The only thing I can think of is my site isn't monetized, so since I'm...
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    If I may suggest something.... Cans are cool, but...

    If I may suggest something.... Cans are cool, but cans are expensive (relative to your budget). So if I were you, I'd forget about the cans for now and concentrate on maximizing your budget on 200G...
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    Dude... Please don't think like that. That's not...

    Dude... Please don't think like that. That's not what this place is about. We're here to help. That means offering feedback to help you make your show better. Not everyone in here has thousands to...
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    There are only 2 possible answers to this...

    There are only 2 possible answers to this question.

    1. Sit your wife down and explain to her that if she doesn't ask you how much you spend on pyro, you won't have to lie to her. And you'd hate...
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    Welcome to the boards Birdman! Your story is not...

    Welcome to the boards Birdman! Your story is not uncommon, but still pleasant to read. Many of us were in the same boat not too long ago and now, it seems like light years away. I was actually...
  22. Thank you Sir!! That means a ton coming from...

    Thank you Sir!! That means a ton coming from you!! I was very pleased with how the show turned out. Especially the finale. I don't think I've ever heard anyone sing the SSB better than Whitney. I'll...
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    Not sure I qualify as a "titan of pyrotechnics"...

    Not sure I qualify as a "titan of pyrotechnics" but for what it's worth, I liked your finale. I love the fans and I think they worked well in your show. Were you using Dominator comets in your comet...
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    Believe it or not I think I finally understand...

    Believe it or not I think I finally understand how it works! I didn't realize there were 6 cues attached with the DB25 connector. So now it makes sense.

    Ed - I have 12 of the 18M's and I plan on...
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    I always fire at least two cakes at the same time...

    I always fire at least two cakes at the same time from opposite sides of my show front. That's why it's always the most time consuming on the 4th because I have to wire all the effects back to the...
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