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#16 David

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:29 PM

i looked on the back of the proton bomb and its had a black number 8


That would mean it was produced to the new spec (probably!) So don't expect a performance like the loud bangs of old.
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:39 PM

Sorry man that me you must be talking about, i looked on the back of the proton bomb and its had a black number 8 but if you can give me a pic on where exactly to look. i will have another look when i get back from college. This prob wont help but on the cover of the firework it says double burst or something along those lines.. sorry if this is no help


Chris - I actually spoke to the XS Store people in Irvine and its they that havent got back to me.
Anyway the year eg, 2006 should be clearly shown on the bottom left or right of the yellow description label. Sometimes it is just the last digit.

If it is definitely an 8 then thats 2008 which means a lot less flashpowder. In which case you've saved me a drive.

Thanks.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:42 PM

Chris - I actually spoke to the XS Store people in Irvine and its they that havent got back to me.
Anyway the year eg, 2006 should be clearly shown on the bottom left or right of the yellow description label. Sometimes it is just the last digit.

If it is definitely an 8 then thats 2008 which means a lot less flashpowder. In which case you've saved me a drive.

Thanks.

Am taking some pics the now , bare with me 15 mins ish

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:58 PM

Am taking some pics the now , bare with me 15 mins ish



Pics....
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:10 PM

Pics....

Cheers for this.
Thats cleared the matter up.
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#21 David

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:42 PM

8 will mean new spec, most likely.

But remember with fireworks that there are no definates.

I picked up a "7" pack of rockets, 6 titchers for £3, and wow- they volume and the burst on those. ;)

Edited by David, 29 October 2009 - 03:42 PM.

OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:55 PM

8 will mean new spec, most likely.

But remember with fireworks that there are no definates.

I picked up a "7" pack of rockets, 6 titchers for £3, and wow- they volume and the burst on those. Posted Image



Yip suppose the proof is in the pudding.
However I dont think I'll take the chance on this occassion. Once bitten etc
Will wait and see what other folks have to say that are buying them.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:59 PM

Once bitten etc


Yep! This was the problem when fireworks were changed to comply with new regs- with many brands it was really hard to tell IF they had been changed, WHAT had been changed etc.

The good thing about Brothers, for example, is they kept the old fireworks the same, and brought out a new range to cmply with new regs (which is very good.) But importantly, no confusion regarding what does what or if a specific item is "new reg" or not.
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:10 PM

Yep! This was the problem when fireworks were changed to comply with new regs- with many brands it was really hard to tell IF they had been changed, WHAT had been changed etc.

The good thing about Brothers, for example, is they kept the old fireworks the same, and brought out a new range to cmply with new regs (which is very good.) But importantly, no confusion regarding what does what or if a specific item is "new reg" or not.


Absolutely agree.
Clarity should prevail right across the board.
I shouldnt think it would be too difficult for all stockists to highlight this and as I've suggested before - a clear form of labelling on the firework would go a long way to sorting out any confusion.

#25 Gigantic Crab!!!

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:59 PM

Gigantic Crab!!! has witnessed many times Proton Bombs that do not fire both reports from each shot so look out for any spent shots that are heavier and may still be live when cleaning up.
Gigantic Crab!!! does not care for your safety but merely points this out, as an opportunity to toss one onto a friends bonfire/bbq could yield hilarious results.

Edited by Gigantic Crab!!!, 29 October 2009 - 05:27 PM.


#26 chris_hefty

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:04 PM

Gigantic Crab!!! does not care for your safety but merely points this out as an opportunity to toss one onto a friends bonfire/bbq could yield hilarious results.


WTF??
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#27 Gigantic Crab!!!

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:28 PM

WTF??
:unsure:


You dare to question the syntax of the Gigantic Crab!!!?
Foolish behaviour, although a comma has been added to improve the way the sentance scans.

#28 wjames

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:39 PM

Gigantic Idiot more like.

I, and a few others im sure, are becoming tired of your remarks.

GIGANTIC CRAB "does not care for your safety"


Just remember that folks.

#29 David

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:41 PM

To be honest I think we are essentially talking about a different firework than the report Proton Bombs of old.
OK, interest in fireworks to be resumed in the spring. It usually is. ;)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 05:44 PM

i agree david. I remember my first experience with the orig. proton bomb. because it didnt gain much height, it may have seemed louder....but it shook the ground i stood on....

Not one for the back garden, thats for sure !




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