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AnthonyUKpyro

Royal Knight the 4th
Feb 13, 2013
1,731
1,450
5,624
My little 2 part display last night started with -
All Coloured Fountains / Royal Fountains from Gemstone Fireworks Diamond Selection Box CE-F2+CE-F1 (8m and 1m spectator distance), pretty good performance and duration when I expected naturally poor performance which was a good first impression of Gemstone Fireworks 8/10 unusually,

Next 2xStandard Peacock Fan Fountains lit together CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), excellent fanned effects and good execution 9/10,

All White Pine / Red Blues / Purple Crack Fountains CE-F1 together (1m spectator distance), pretty good for F1 fountains despite only being 7g NEC each 7/10,

Dazzling World Fountain and Colourful World Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), overpackaged to the nines, but, and Gemstone don't tell you this on the label, the fountain is actually a battery of small fountains in the middle of a huge hexagonal cardboard housing with fuse under cellophane so performed better than you'd expect 8/10,

5xMonster Eyes Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) fair small bursts but not brilliant 7/10

5xChaos Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) slightly better than Monster Eyes with slightly bigger bursts 7.5/10

10xGreen Giant Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the best of the bunch with bigger louder bursts, and whisper whisper, THEY'RE 1.3G with loudish bangs naughty naughty! but most welcome for a selection box and a refreshing change from the usual pop-phut rubbish and limp starbursts of 1.4G class 9.5/10,

Big Spiral Pinwheel CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the usual good quality colour changing flame and bright sparks we expect from a pinwheel 8/10,

2x10-Shot Roman Candles, crackling coloured stars rising skyward 8/10,

5x7-Shot Luxury Palm Barrages CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) pokey and powerful with nice palm tree bursts high in the sky 9/10,

3x16 Shot Color Cat Cakes, 16 colour bursts and punchy performers 9/10,

110 Shot Whistler Barrage CE-F2 (8m spectator), rapid fire whistling pen lid cake, but slightly disappointing, because you'd think the whistles would end with pops bangs or crackles at the peak of their flight 5.5/10

Marvel Fireworks Super Star Selection Box CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer), small but reasonable performers with a nice selection of colour crackle whistle fountains, two mini whistling 25-shot barrages, a good pinwheel, and 3x5-Shot roman-candles 7/10,

4xEpic Fireworks Laser Cakes CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), small but fun with whistles, colour, screeches, crackles and assorted falling stars 8/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Spirals 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), lovely red stars rising to spinning silver spinners 9/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good height, nice brightness, decent duration 9/10,

Epic Star Shower Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), fairly decent and rather crackly, 8.5/10,

Epic Halo Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good mix of colours and crackles 9/10,

Epic Fantasia Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (8m spectator), powerfully good with surprise crackle mines 9/10,

Standard Gold Rush Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (25m spectator / 15m firer) shrill whistling start sending up decent loud effects 10/10

Standard Zodiac 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) fairish bursts and reasonable performance 7.5/10,

Standard Sorcery 12 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) reasonable bursts and performance 8/10

Epic Fireworks Super Six Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) goodish bursts and performance 7.5/10,

Epic Fireworks Bazooka Bomb Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) good colour bursts 8/10,

Bright Star Tri Colour Wheel 2-Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator), very pretty and effective with a lovely red with sparks, a vivid green with sparks and a very pretty titanium flowering effect 8/10,

Zeus Fireworks Fantasia Wheel CE-F2 (spectator 8m) very colourful and pretty especially for young children 8/10,

Celtic Fireworks Spin On This 13" Octagonal Multi-Effect Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) bright powerful and nice 8/10,

TNT Six Foot Sparkle Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) colourful and good value 8/10,

Standard Fireworks Blast Off Shot Tubes Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) nice glittering tails and good bursts 8.5/10,

Bright Star Strike Force 12 Barrage Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) good selection of visual and aural effects 8.5/10,

And for finale, Bright Star Goliath Single Ignition Fanned Firework CE-F3 (25m spectator / 15m firer), good range of effects and a great ending 10/10.
 
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AnthonyUKpyro

Royal Knight the 4th
Feb 13, 2013
1,731
1,450
5,624
My little 2 part display last night started with -
All Coloured Fountains / Royal Fountains from Gemstone Fireworks Diamond Selection Box CE-F2+CE-F1 (8m and 1m spectator distance), pretty good performance and duration when I expected naturally poor performance which was a good first impression of Gemstone Fireworks 8/10 unusually,

Next 2xStandard Peacock Fan Fountains lit together CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), excellent fanned effects and good execution 9/10,

All White Pine / Red Blues / Purple Crack Fountains CE-F1 together (1m spectator distance), pretty good for F1 fountains despite only being 7g NEC each 7/10,

Dazzling World Fountain and Colourful World Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), overpackaged to the nines, but, and Gemstone don't tell you this on the label, the fountain is actually a battery of small fountains in the middle of a huge hexagonal cardboard housing with fuse under cellophane so performed better than you'd expect 8/10,

5xMonster Eyes Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) fair small bursts but not brilliant 7/10

5xChaos Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) slightly better than Monster Eyes with slightly bigger bursts 7.5/10

10xGreen Giant Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the best of the bunch with bigger louder bursts, and whisper whisper, THEY'RE 1.3G with loudish bangs naughty naughty! but most welcome for a selection box and a refreshing change from the usual pop-phut rubbish and limp starbursts of 1.4G class 9.5/10,

Big Spiral Pinwheel CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the usual good quality colour changing flame and bright sparks we expect from a pinwheel 8/10,

2x10-Shot Roman Candles, crackling coloured stars rising skyward 8/10,

5x7-Shot Luxury Palm Barrages CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) pokey and powerful with nice palm tree bursts high in the sky 9/10,

3x16 Shot Color Cat Cakes, 16 colour bursts and punchy performers 9/10,

110 Shot Whistler Barrage CE-F2 (8m spectator), rapid fire whistling pen lid cake, but slightly disappointing, because you'd think the whistles would end with pops bangs or crackles at the peak of their flight 5.5/10

Marvel Fireworks Super Star Selection Box CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer), small but reasonable performers with a nice selection of colour crackle whistle fountains, two mini whistling 25-shot barrages, a good pinwheel, and 3x5-Shot roman-candles 7/10,

4xEpic Fireworks Laser Cakes CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), small but fun with whistles, colour, screeches, crackles and assorted falling stars 8/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Spirals 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), lovely red stars rising to spinning silver spinners 9/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good height, nice brightness, decent duration 9/10,

Epic Star Shower Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), fairly decent and rather crackly, 8.5/10,

Epic Halo Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good mix of colours and crackles 9/10,

Epic Fantasia Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (8m spectator), powerfully good with surprise crackle mines 9/10,

Standard Gold Rush Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (25m spectator / 15m firer) shrill whistling start sending up decent loud effects 10/10

Standard Zodiac 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) fairish bursts and reasonable performance 7.5/10,

Standard Sorcery 12 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) reasonable bursts and performance 8/10

Epic Fireworks Super Six Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) goodish bursts and performance 7.5/10,

Epic Fireworks Bazooka Bomb Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) good colour bursts 8/10,

Bright Star Tri Colour Wheel 2-Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator), very pretty and effective with a lovely red with sparks, a vivid green with sparks and a very pretty titanium flowering effect 8/10,

Zeus Fireworks Fantasia Wheel CE-F2 (spectator 8m) very colourful and pretty especially for young children 8/10,

Celtic Fireworks Spin On This 13" Octagonal Multi-Effect Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) bright powerful and nice 8/10,

TNT Six Foot Sparkle Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) colourful and good value 8/10,

Standard Fireworks Blast Off Shot Tubes Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) nice glittering tails and good bursts 8.5/10,

Bright Star Strike Force 12 Barrage Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) good selection of visual and aural effects 8.5/10,

And for finale, Bright Star Goliath Single Ignition Fanned Firework CE-F3 (25m spectator / 15m firer), good range of effects and a great ending 10/10.
Cont... Gemstone Fireworks Mt Etna 7" Cone Fountains x2, CE-F1 (1m spectator) lightweight and feels it, with 7g NEC each, but very good performance with it so not all bad 8/10
 
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AnthonyUKpyro

Royal Knight the 4th
Feb 13, 2013
1,731
1,450
5,624
My little 2 part display last night started with -
All Coloured Fountains / Royal Fountains from Gemstone Fireworks Diamond Selection Box CE-F2+CE-F1 (8m and 1m spectator distance), pretty good performance and duration when I expected naturally poor performance which was a good first impression of Gemstone Fireworks 8/10 unusually,

Next 2xStandard Peacock Fan Fountains lit together CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), excellent fanned effects and good execution 9/10,

All White Pine / Red Blues / Purple Crack Fountains CE-F1 together (1m spectator distance), pretty good for F1 fountains despite only being 7g NEC each 7/10,

Dazzling World Fountain and Colourful World Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), overpackaged to the nines, but, and Gemstone don't tell you this on the label, the fountain is actually a battery of small fountains in the middle of a huge hexagonal cardboard housing with fuse under cellophane so performed better than you'd expect 8/10,

5xMonster Eyes Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) fair small bursts but not brilliant 7/10

5xChaos Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) slightly better than Monster Eyes with slightly bigger bursts 7.5/10

10xGreen Giant Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the best of the bunch with bigger louder bursts, and whisper whisper, THEY'RE 1.3G with loudish bangs naughty naughty! but most welcome for a selection box and a refreshing change from the usual pop-phut rubbish and limp starbursts of 1.4G class 9.5/10,

Big Spiral Pinwheel CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the usual good quality colour changing flame and bright sparks we expect from a pinwheel 8/10,

2x10-Shot Roman Candles, crackling coloured stars rising skyward 8/10,

5x7-Shot Luxury Palm Barrages CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) pokey and powerful with nice palm tree bursts high in the sky 9/10,

3x16 Shot Color Cat Cakes, 16 colour bursts and punchy performers 9/10,

110 Shot Whistler Barrage CE-F2 (8m spectator), rapid fire whistling pen lid cake, but slightly disappointing, because you'd think the whistles would end with pops bangs or crackles at the peak of their flight 5.5/10

Marvel Fireworks Super Star Selection Box CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer), small but reasonable performers with a nice selection of colour crackle whistle fountains, two mini whistling 25-shot barrages, a good pinwheel, and 3x5-Shot roman-candles 7/10,

4xEpic Fireworks Laser Cakes CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), small but fun with whistles, colour, screeches, crackles and assorted falling stars 8/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Spirals 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), lovely red stars rising to spinning silver spinners 9/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good height, nice brightness, decent duration 9/10,

Epic Star Shower Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), fairly decent and rather crackly, 8.5/10,

Epic Halo Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good mix of colours and crackles 9/10,

Epic Fantasia Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (8m spectator), powerfully good with surprise crackle mines 9/10,

Standard Gold Rush Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (25m spectator / 15m firer) shrill whistling start sending up decent loud effects 10/10

Standard Zodiac 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) fairish bursts and reasonable performance 7.5/10,

Standard Sorcery 12 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) reasonable bursts and performance 8/10

Epic Fireworks Super Six Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) goodish bursts and performance 7.5/10,

Epic Fireworks Bazooka Bomb Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) good colour bursts 8/10,

Bright Star Tri Colour Wheel 2-Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator), very pretty and effective with a lovely red with sparks, a vivid green with sparks and a very pretty titanium flowering effect 8/10,

Zeus Fireworks Fantasia Wheel CE-F2 (spectator 8m) very colourful and pretty especially for young children 8/10,

Celtic Fireworks Spin On This 13" Octagonal Multi-Effect Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) bright powerful and nice 8/10,

TNT Six Foot Sparkle Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) colourful and good value 8/10,

Standard Fireworks Blast Off Shot Tubes Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) nice glittering tails and good bursts 8.5/10,

Bright Star Strike Force 12 Barrage Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) good selection of visual and aural effects 8.5/10,

And for finale, Bright Star Goliath Single Ignition Fanned Firework CE-F3 (25m spectator / 15m firer), good range of effects and a great ending 10/10.
Cont... Hallmark Fireworks Sky Hunters Rockets Pack CE-F3 (25m spectator / 15m firer), NEC 275g simply brilliant, much better than War Hawk Rockets, with big performing bursts and very vivid colour stars plus nice detailed brocade bursts that aren't thin and lifeless. 10/10
 

AnthonyUKpyro

Royal Knight the 4th
Feb 13, 2013
1,731
1,450
5,624
My little 2 part display last night started with -
All Coloured Fountains / Royal Fountains from Gemstone Fireworks Diamond Selection Box CE-F2+CE-F1 (8m and 1m spectator distance), pretty good performance and duration when I expected naturally poor performance which was a good first impression of Gemstone Fireworks 8/10 unusually,

Next 2xStandard Peacock Fan Fountains lit together CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), excellent fanned effects and good execution 9/10,

All White Pine / Red Blues / Purple Crack Fountains CE-F1 together (1m spectator distance), pretty good for F1 fountains despite only being 7g NEC each 7/10,

Dazzling World Fountain and Colourful World Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator distance), overpackaged to the nines, but, and Gemstone don't tell you this on the label, the fountain is actually a battery of small fountains in the middle of a huge hexagonal cardboard housing with fuse under cellophane so performed better than you'd expect 8/10,

5xMonster Eyes Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) fair small bursts but not brilliant 7/10

5xChaos Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) slightly better than Monster Eyes with slightly bigger bursts 7.5/10

10xGreen Giant Rockets Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the best of the bunch with bigger louder bursts, and whisper whisper, THEY'RE 1.3G with loudish bangs naughty naughty! but most welcome for a selection box and a refreshing change from the usual pop-phut rubbish and limp starbursts of 1.4G class 9.5/10,

Big Spiral Pinwheel CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) the usual good quality colour changing flame and bright sparks we expect from a pinwheel 8/10,

2x10-Shot Roman Candles, crackling coloured stars rising skyward 8/10,

5x7-Shot Luxury Palm Barrages CE-F2 (8m spectator distance) pokey and powerful with nice palm tree bursts high in the sky 9/10,

3x16 Shot Color Cat Cakes, 16 colour bursts and punchy performers 9/10,

110 Shot Whistler Barrage CE-F2 (8m spectator), rapid fire whistling pen lid cake, but slightly disappointing, because you'd think the whistles would end with pops bangs or crackles at the peak of their flight 5.5/10

Marvel Fireworks Super Star Selection Box CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer), small but reasonable performers with a nice selection of colour crackle whistle fountains, two mini whistling 25-shot barrages, a good pinwheel, and 3x5-Shot roman-candles 7/10,

4xEpic Fireworks Laser Cakes CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), small but fun with whistles, colour, screeches, crackles and assorted falling stars 8/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Spirals 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (25m spectator / 8m firer), lovely red stars rising to spinning silver spinners 9/10,

Epic Fireworks Silver Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good height, nice brightness, decent duration 9/10,

Epic Star Shower Cone Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), fairly decent and rather crackly, 8.5/10,

Epic Halo Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), good mix of colours and crackles 9/10,

Epic Fantasia Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (8m spectator), powerfully good with surprise crackle mines 9/10,

Standard Gold Rush Fountain Mine Combination CE-F2 (25m spectator / 15m firer) shrill whistling start sending up decent loud effects 10/10

Standard Zodiac 16 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) fairish bursts and reasonable performance 7.5/10,

Standard Sorcery 12 Shot Cake CE-F2 (8m spectator) reasonable bursts and performance 8/10

Epic Fireworks Super Six Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) goodish bursts and performance 7.5/10,

Epic Fireworks Bazooka Bomb Rockets Pack CE-F2 (15m spectator / 8m firer) good colour bursts 8/10,

Bright Star Tri Colour Wheel 2-Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator), very pretty and effective with a lovely red with sparks, a vivid green with sparks and a very pretty titanium flowering effect 8/10,

Zeus Fireworks Fantasia Wheel CE-F2 (spectator 8m) very colourful and pretty especially for young children 8/10,

Celtic Fireworks Spin On This 13" Octagonal Multi-Effect Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) bright powerful and nice 8/10,

TNT Six Foot Sparkle Wheel CE-F2 (8m spectator) colourful and good value 8/10,

Standard Fireworks Blast Off Shot Tubes Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) nice glittering tails and good bursts 8.5/10,

Bright Star Strike Force 12 Barrage Pack CE-F2 (8m spectator) good selection of visual and aural effects 8.5/10,

And for finale, Bright Star Goliath Single Ignition Fanned Firework CE-F3 (25m spectator / 15m firer), good range of effects and a great ending 10/10.
Cont... Standard Fireworks Spectrum Fountain CE-F2 (8m spectator), a very nice shower of red green and blue flaming blobs that just roared quietly, one for children who don't like loud fireworks 8/10
 

Alexs21

Wizard the 4th
Oct 25, 2014
1,145
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The king reborn: Huge and semetrical burst with a good hang time, just wasn't quite as loud I was expecting. 9/10
Mega Hawk Rockets: great rocket pack wasn't expecting anything more, the bursts weren't quite as nice as space hawks/war hawks though. 8/10
Dum Bum Triple: this was a good piece for the price I paid for it, however it was probably only as loud as the hawks, if that! 7/10
Megaton bomb: These are great value, loud and decent bursts 7.5/10
Bad boy earthquake; Only pais £2.50 for these so really good value for money and just what you would expect 7/10
Snowflake to avalanche: Really good effects on this one, so worth it for £4 9/10
Exploding Cherries: This one really suprised me good bursts with lots of colour and very cheap. 9/10

Overall the display went really well with no misfires luckily.