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Big BANG (The Firework Kind)

 
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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Jul 02, 2008 11:19 pm    Post subject: Big BANG (The Firework Kind) Reply with quote

I thought some of you might enjoy the video I took with my cell phone of the fireworks in Vita. The last shell shot off was a 16" monster that is the biggest that will be fired in Canada this year. It was supposed to be fired in April here in Winnipeg, but conditions were too windy. 16" is the largest shell they make. Very few get fired off in North America and the paperwork they have to go through to fire one is quite daunting I guess.

It goes up 1/4 mile and has a 3000 ft spread. In the video, you'll hear it launch at about 2:08 before seeing it go off a few seconds later.

The video is Part 3 of 3. You tube should let you link to the other 2 as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL-AI_uRw-s
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ohmic



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 04, 2008 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds cool but it's hard to get the perspective with a video.
I guess you had to be there.
I wonder why Vita Think
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Jul 04, 2008 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was the 10th anniversary of Vita's Canada Day festivities. Canfire was the company brought in to do the fireworks there. They had the 16 inch shell left over from April at the Fireworks convention in Winnipeg. They couldn't fire it then, so they did it in Vita.

You're right, you can't get the full perspective from the little video. The big thing to note is that you don't hear too many of the launches of the smaller fireworks. This one you do because of the sheer size of it.
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Ginny212



Joined: 04 May 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 04, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That video was awesome, I love fireworks! Thanks so much for sharing it!
It was pretty cool that you could hear the big one launch first, then a big explosion and slow fall out....awesome. Very Happy
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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of Bangs... this one's called 'A Husband's Revenge'. Soooo funny! (So wrong too, but hoo boy!)

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Guess it would help if I include the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkpT6owlPzA
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