I'm seeing a lot of small to medium size shells now producing some beautiful golden/silver rain (horsetail) effects. I've also seen many of these described as falling leaves.
From what I've seen most just seem to be normal stars similar to a Willow D or other long hangtime star but without the hard break. They are literally just pushed out the top of the cylinder shell and allowed to fall under gravity. Most don't seem to take any longer to descend than your usual round breaking shell.
My question is, are they just usual stars or are these horsetails really falling leaf effects constructed with layers of composition between paper etc?