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The purpose of the Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas, otherwise known as PAT, shall be to promote and encourage safe, legal and artful pyrotechnic design, construction, operation and enjoyment in Texas through training, demonstration and exchange of information.

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Good news. Chris Stacey is running the spirit of 76 group buy and I'm working on one with pyroland. I'll get in touch with Spirit and follow up on their answer, but pyroland has also given members the green light to buy pro line without the need of licenses. Membership with PAT is acceptable IAW with the law and policy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Info on Pyroland list?

Info

When will we get the price sheets

Also do we now how many 4x4 boards are there going to be.

Group Buy is up and running. Information can be found on the forum on the PAT website.

I'll probably put up the group buy for igniters on the PAT forum. I'll probably also put up some 1.4pro/consumer if anyone wants to hop on my order and I'll bring it up to pyrofest if any club members are interested.

When do we get to see pyrolands list

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🤣30 minute Illegal Fireworks Display in Downtown LA (CRAZY)🤑
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Doesn't this happen like every couple months ?

So in thirty minutes they didn't see anyone shooting the fireworks? Unless they have unlimited visco. Cracker Jack police work LAPD!

30 mins? Multiple firing positions and nobody knows anything?

My apologies, I thought I had posted already. Spring pyrofest is set for April 26th-28th at Nelson's fireworks in Caddo Mills, TX ... See MoreSee Less

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TEXAS! #FullSend #LoneStars

I’m your huckleberry

See yall there. I'll be posting a group buy for igniters about a month prior to pyrofest, maybe earlier.

Dirt Brigante Matthew Hernandez Brandon Hernandez let's go.. Can u give us more info.

Is Saturday the big night?? Just for us who like to watch 😊

Who’s producing displays?

Also wanted to mention that I'll be coordinating a pre-order buy for single shot racks. Any questions you can reach me via messenger or reply to this comment.

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If you want to be the 2nd 5 minute display at spring pyrofest, submit your script and any audio to PAT. I'll figure out what the donated shell count will be and list that. The donated shells will not be a limit, you can add to it, but that isn't required and doesn't necessarily add to your chances. Sometimes less is more and creative use of black sky can be of value. Also, upto 3 large fuel mines will be donated.

This is open to any club member/members.

An approximate donated shell count to follow, but feel free to start scripting now as shell counts and types can be adjusted/tuned.

Finale 3d format is preferred, but cobra show creator works as well.
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I'd really like to do a show, but my equipment is limited. Is there any chance for the club to provide guns/comet racks? Also is there a deadline for the submission?

Sjon Sorensen

Is this the 4x4

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is gearing up for a happy new year.
Once the holidays wind down, there will be some information drops on the spring pyrofest event.

Also, if you're interested in judging competition, DM Jeremy Jandreau.

I'd like to look at giving members the ability to sell/trade materials, chems, crafted items, etc. The difficulty will lay in finding a way to allow vending that doesn't prohibit those members involvement from the activities that they wish to perform. Open to suggestions on that.

Also, by the way of Vote, the club has ruled for 3 5min 1.3 displays instead of 1 15min display. I've selected those who will do the 1st and 3rd displays. There will be a contest to determine who will do the second display. Details for that will be posted tomorrow.

Have a great weekend and long live the Emporer.
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Long live the Emporer!!!

I had a few conversations with John White, one of PAT's master shell builders and teachers. After talking with some suppliers and other builders today, quick match and time fuse are no longer available to be exported the USA from China, per Chinese regulations.

There are work arounds, but this is not good.

- JJ
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Couldn't we just cut quick match off shells?

The writing was on the walls a few years ago, I stocked up on several 1000ft ,,, chemical prices are getting just about out reach as well, if you want to continue building best get what you can or get a group buy going on certain must have items, KNo3, Klo4, any fireworks grade aluminum , ect

I guess spolletes and homemade quick match it is.

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Merry Christmas JJ!

Make the day sparkle !

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Happy Thanksgiving PAT People! - JJ

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Happy Thanksgiving JJ. See you in April….have a sparkling day !

Happy Thanksgiving to y’all too!

Happy Thanksgiving y'all

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Pyro Family

Happy Thanksgiving

Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT) Happy Thanksgiving!

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The people have spoken. In order to avoid a coup, Spring pyrofest is to be on April 28th, 2024. Pending approval from the land owner. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can we still have a coup? It sounds fun.

Glad not the 8th...... it would have been another event during eclipse. Marking calendar now.

Someone is spamming fake merch on all the threads on the page. It’s a common scam. Please don’t fall for it.

Did all the approvals happen - are we good for April 28?

All Roman Candle 4x4 board.

Ken Purcell suggested this idea and Im hoping we as a club and have some fun with it. If you like the idea as well, join us in the link below and lets make this happen.

https://talk.fireants.org/t/all-roman-candle-4x4-display/604

All Roman Candle 4x4 board.

Ken Purcell suggested this idea and I'm hoping we as a club and have some fun with it. If you like the idea as well, join us in the link below and lets make this happen.

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OMG, DO IT! So many are going to look like:

Is this in addition to the 4x4 battle?

Tyler Sorensen

I mean I'll contribute but I'm still making my solo 4x4' display.

Now that I'm thinking of it how many damn candles would that be ?😳

Ken Purcell Jeremy Jandreau Kira Sorensen JG Pyro New Apparel has Arrived Stock Get it now from here👇👇 us-maylastin44.shop/limited-edition-sy017

Did someone say roman candles

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Hey PAT Members,
Chris Roth needs some videos from our PyroFest Member Showcase. Can you post links to the ones you have?
Thanks,
Nick

Hey PAT Members,
Chris Roth needs some videos from our PyroFest Member Showcase. Can you post links to the ones you have?
Thanks,
Nick
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Due to popular demand, there will be a mini 1.4g competition at the spring event. Has to be a Pyro musical, no longer than 5min, fit on a board that is 4ftx4ft length and width. No pro line or OL's.

More rules to be announced tomorrow. This should at least get your noodles going
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This is relevant to my interests... I know it's early, but are there tentative dates for the spring event yet?

Breaking down cakes fair game?

Do the mods have to fit on the board?

No pro line? Meaning no “Professional Use Only UN0431 ” and/or nothing from UN0336 that says pro line. I ask because vendors like SO76 sell both.

Is the show limited to one board?

Keep in mind these are going to be very heavy. Plus 48" width is to wide for my vehicle. I will probably need to cut it in 2 pieces and butt them up in the field.

Asking for a friend…..😳what’s OL’S?

How many entries will there bein total

Good idea. I like it. 👏

Just my two cents: these are affordable enough and only 5 minutes long. I’d say let however many people want to compete, compete…. Well, within reason, not really time for 30 entries…

A board of tannerite. Ok, ok. It would have been grand. A bunch of blue dots for everyone. Rofl

Just finished a first draft for my 4x4. I'm sure it'll get adjusted a few times before spring. It was on my mind so I sat down and scripted it.

Fun. Wish I was closer I'd jump in 🫡

Where’s this at?

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Thank Yous for everyone's help at Pyrofest!: Deep thanks to Nelson's Fireworks for supporting the PAT Club for over 25 years & allowing us to hold events onsite at Caddo Mills, prepping the store & warehouse, mowing & prepping the fields, big shoutout to Rex, Robin, & Phil for managing the property and security! Sincere thanks to Carl & Steve for pulling the Permits and lending us their shoot trailer. Big thanks to all the Builders bringing their effects, material, and for teaching the classes: John for his amazing shell class, Chris for teaching the star class, Julian for his BP rocket class, Gary for his gas mine class (& for lighting gas mines periodically to assure we're awake) & for his PAT Safety Lecture! Deep thanks to Chris and Walt for organizing the Builder's Showcase Friday night with over 80 member built effects along with builder names & effect descriptions. For the Display Crews: Huge thanks to Derrick for his National Anthem, Micah for his 1.4 pyro musical, Emperor Jeremy for his 1.3 display finished via auto-fire, and to Nick for his 144 salute mascleta. My personal thanks to the mostly new member volunteers who built the racks and dropped the shells for the Builder's Showcase and Jeremy's 1.3G Display, PAT doesn't work without your help. Hot thanks to the Sjon, Tyler, and Gary & company for fighting the 25-30 grass fires during both display nights! Big thanks to Betty & her daughter for running registration & serving food, as well for Ken for managing our website & membership files, and for grocery shopping for food! Big thanks to Nick for making the Builder's trophies and making the merch for our club. Hungry thanks to Julian for smoking pork & boiling some tasty red potatoes to feed everyone on Saturday night. Above all, thanks to all the Members who trust us to put on Safe and Exciting Events, it's through your Memberships we can do what we do! Cheers, JJ. ... See MoreSee Less

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Set date for next year asap so I can block off calendar.

Thanks to everyone who makes this event possible. I had a blast and can't wait for the next one.

I really enjoyed how active open shoot was Saturday night

It was nice to put together the national anthem and show it off in front of my fellow peers. I only changed the script 20 times. Hell I even changed a few things 30 minutes before I took it out to go set up in the field. Hope to do another one or pyromusical for the club in the near future

Thanks JJ, Thanks to everyone that helped at the event. Having the weight shared is growing and bettering our club!

Great time and a great learning experience, safety was the rule. Thanks to all! See you in Spring….

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Don't forget, there will be a lone star shell competition this spring. Rules as follows: only one star may be used, no tails. Can be lifted via rocket or shell. They must be a star, not a type of insert or salute. (IE tourbillon, hummers, etc) don't count. Can change colors, Crossett, etc. Feels free to ask about a specific device if unsure.

Also, competition entries are be limited to 3 per category. The rest will go to builder's showcase.

-the emperor has spoken.
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Safety team leads and instructor Gary with his lost demo gun finally back together at PyroFest

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It was still powered on

A 16” Shell for Saturday Night!  This how burning money smells…

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Post the video. HDRI SLOW MOTION, please.

What time is the kickoff tonight? I have 2 8 year olds that are excited to watch

does it cost money??

Can’t wait to hear that one!!

Sweet

Wyatt Kelsey

Was an amazing shell.

Brian Nielsen

Loved the shell.

Filled the sky It was beautiful.

Cost?

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Brian Nielsen

Amanda Tipton this is why your house was shakin. 😂

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Builder’s Showcase Tonight

Cobra - Shell Size / Channel

Builder’s Showcase Tonight

Cobra - Shell Size / Channel
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Wish I was there..but the show must go on. (IYKYK)

Judging was harder than i expected, so many great entries!

Was alot of good builders

Anyone who wants footage of their builds message me.

I know where in the middle of the jokes but who was the builders winners? Oh and who won't the hottest BP in Texas again?

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Racks & Mortars at Pyrofest!

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Is there anyone that is on their way that can bring a PA system or that is local that has one for tonight? ... See MoreSee Less

FYI, kids under 18 don't need a membership to participate in the Pyro event. They're under their parents. ... See MoreSee Less

Mortars and racks for the Builder’s Showcase & Shell Class are onsite at Nelson’s Fireworks in Caddo Mills.Image attachment

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Brian Nielsen

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Have fun!!

Thanks you guys for putting this together. Can't wait to pick up my order. 😄

Derrick is bringing some competition for builder rockets! PyroFest

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I cant wait to see what all these talented builders have created.

PAT builder awards all done. PyroFest is this Friday!

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a flowerpot award 🤣 That alone makes it tempting to make the drive!!

What are the rocket class sizes?

Those look so nice!

On a side note. Do we have a pa for Saturday?

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PAT Pyrofest 
Friday, September 29 – Sunday October 1, 2023
Directions and Entrances to the Event:
Nelson’s Fireworks  
2768 I-30, Caddo Mills, Texas, 75135.  
Nelson’s Fireworks is a large retail location, look for its distinctive signage.  Nelson’s Fireworks is located on the West-bound side of Interstate I-30 at the NE corner of FM 1903 in Caddo Mills.  
GPS Location:�Latitude 33° 239.81N�Longitude 96°1051.63W 

Use I-30 Exit 88 if you are travelling West from Greenville.

Use I-30 Exit 87 if you are travelling East from Dallas.  From the East, to access the entrance of Nelson’s Fireworks, you’ll have to drive underneath the highway to get to the access road.  Turn left at the Stop Sign after driving underneath the highway.  Then turn right on Road 1903 just before the gas station.  Then turn right into a gravel driveway, follow it to the Parking Lot.

PAT Pyrofest
Friday, September 29 – Sunday October 1, 2023
Directions and Entrances to the Event:
Nelson’s Fireworks
2768 I-30, Caddo Mills, Texas, 75135.
Nelson’s Fireworks is a large retail location, look for its distinctive signage. Nelson’s Fireworks is located on the West-bound side of Interstate I-30 at the NE corner of FM 1903 in Caddo Mills.
GPS Location:�Latitude 33° 2'39.81"N�Longitude 96°10'51.63"W

Use I-30 Exit 88 if you are travelling West from Greenville.

Use I-30 Exit 87 if you are travelling East from Dallas. From the East, to access the entrance of Nelson’s Fireworks, you’ll have to drive underneath the highway to get to the access road. Turn left at the Stop Sign after driving underneath the highway. Then turn right on Road 1903 just before the gas station. Then turn right into a gravel driveway, follow it to the Parking Lot.
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Andy Hartwig: 💥 fireworks

is there an admission fee just to come watch the fireworks show?

Did they make the service roads one way?

Austin Zilk wanna go sat night to watch?

I’ll have some flags and a sign for 1903 entrance to make it more visible.

I hope all of you have a great time stay safe. Much love from FL FPAG

What is this event

Did I miss a post that shows a schedule?

When does it end, everyone is tired of hearing this 😂

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Hats in for PyroFest! See you this weekend.

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Are those all dummy shells? Thats quite the collection

Karen Peters which color do you want me to pick up for you?

I prefer the one on the right.

Dang I wanted to go but going to Vegas

Jon Salzman Smeade Junior JG Pyro New Apparel has Arrived Stock Get it now from here👇👇 us-maylastin44.shop/limited-edition-sy017

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Putting together the builder awards for PyroFest.

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Look forward to seeing what everyone has made. I can't wait to learn how to build myself.

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PAT Shirts in for PyroFest!!!

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Was there a preorder?

If youre interested in signing up for the shell building class, email: extreme1.3g@protonmail.com

Learn to make 4inch ball shells.

If you're interested in signing up for the shell building class, email: extreme1.3g@protonmail.com

Learn to make 4inch ball shells.
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What time on Friday?

My daughter and I will be in that class ❤️

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Is that the day before Saturday? Asking for a friend!

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Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT)

What are the rules for minors? I have a cousin that is interested in pyro that’s around 16.

My Son, Edric, is that age and is building shells, Mines, and Smoke Bombs. He is welcome to join in that or participate in the other stuff as well with your supervision. He is also bugging the rocket guys to see if he can make 6 small rockets to put on a girandola frame he has.

Let us know so we can get ready and get EXCITED!!!

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Any collectors coming this year?

I have about 16 shells I built at Chris' Pyro Palace. I don't remember all sizes but I should have a few Jelly Fish between 4 and 6 inch, a LONE STAR shell 5inch?, a set of Pony Tail / Horse Tail shells 3"?, a High Density 6" are there any I'm forgetting? Carlos Navarro or Jeremy Jandreau you remember?

3 6in leafless palms with coconuts

And a rocket that descends using helicopter blades that probably won't work

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Send info on your entries (item size, description) to rothcf@yahoo.com by Sept 20th. No limit on number of entries.

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JG Pyro

Great class. The spring class shells where really nice.

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Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT)

Brian Nielsen

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Heck yeah.

How you gonna dry them stars? 🤔

Any vintage pyro collectors in the group we have tons to display and trade if anyone is interested?

Right here bro

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Standard 75:15:10 but is there a charcoal restriction?

To clarify... you may ONLY use those 3 ingredients. No other restrictions

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What are the requirements?

When is it?

Car pool from San Antonio to location anyone?

Why aren't there dates listed?

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Hey Guys! Sorry, I’ve had a few too many irons in the fire lately and am a little late getting this posted. But, let’s get the group buy for the fall Pyrofest going! In addition to Spirit of '76, you may also purchase from my (NTP) inventory of Raccoon and Winda/Wizard product. There is a lot of great 1.4pro items available in the NTP list along with a selection of consumer and 1.3G (obviously, I’ll need your FEL on file for 1.3G orders). I’m also doing a buy for CraigCo comet racks. Let’s get a 30 rack order together from CraigCo and get the 20% off pricing (we can mix and match racks to get the 30 rack discount level).

Priceless and info at talk.fireants.org/t/fall-pyrofest-group-buy-2023/591
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If you want to get in a CraigCo comet or slice rack order, please get that to me ASAP. See details at talk.fireants.org/t/fall-pyrofest-group-buy-2023/591 As in, preferably get them in this week. I'll pick them up at Sky Wars. CraigCo has set a deadline of Sept 15, but if we have a large order, we should get it in sooner. Thanks!