Just like any “sport,” you have to have the right gear to be successful. Showing up to a fireworks celebration without the right accessories is almost as much of a disaster as a downpour of rain. However, with a few straightforward accessories supporting your fireworks collection, you’ll be the ready to get the pyrotechnic party started. Every firework accessory you might possibly need, from start to finish, is ready and waiting for your convenience.
Punks are one of the most useful accessories you can have in your arsenal of fireworks. Used for lighting fireworks, a punk is a smoldering stick made from a bamboo or wooden reed covered in a coating of compressed sawdust. Punks provide more safety over a match or lighter because they lack an open flame which causes then to burn very slowly. Also, punks can be used at more than an arm’s length away, making fuse lighting a safer proposition. Some punks, called fire torches, can produce a five-minute flame to light fireworks – even in the wind. Punks are sold in sets of various quantities to suit the needs of your pyrotechnic show.
Tubes and mortar racks are also other useful firework accessories. If you are using artillery shells purchased or made separately, you’ll need some good tubes to propel them high up into the air. Some tubes are made from heavy cardboard while reusable ones are typically crafted from a hard plastic called High density Polyethylene. If you have many shells to shoot, mortar rack will allow you to safely and conveniently line up all your aerial shots that are planned for the show.
For the safety conscious, remote firing systems great accessories that allow the user to wirelessly program multi-effect firing with specified sequencing in between each shot. All you have to do is stand at a safe distance away and press the wireless “fire” button. Other safety accessories to consider are safety goggles and leather gloves to prevent injury.
All types of fireworks including artillery shells, fountains, repeaters, fire crackers, novelties and more work better and look better when you have the right fireworks accessories. Don’t blow up your chances of a great show by arriving to the venue with the wrong accessories. Accessories make your New Year’s Eve countdown, Fourth of July jubilee, fantasy wedding or rock concert a night where the audience remembers the fantastic pyrotechnic art in the sky.