Welcome to The Pyrotechnic Artistsย of Texas!

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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Fall PyroFest 2021

The Fall PyroFest Event is live on Facebook.

Fall PyroFest 2021Sep 10, 10:00amBarnett Ranch, 638 Shovel Mountain Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663Welcome to Pyrotechnic Artist of Texas Fall PyroFest 2021! This is our Second Event of 2021 at a New Property to us. Thank you Barnett Family for letting us use your land.

Location: 638 Shovel Mountain Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663

Friday will be a day for Learning in the many PAT Member led Classes. While also offering a chance to light fireworks in open shooting all-day and help with the displays shooting Saturday Night. Friday Night, we showcase member built fireworks.

Saturday we have more member led classes and we all pitch in to make sure the Display is ready for the evening. Open shooting is available all day.

Sunday we clean up and pack up. This starts at 10AM and with the help of the membership is done by Noon. Please plan to help it is very light work when we have many hands.

To handle Fireworks and participate in Classes you must have and active membership and Event Fee. To view the event you require an Event Fee.
*The event fee includes snacks/drinks and Dinner at 6PM on Saturday.
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Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT)
Fall PyroFest 2021

Fall PyroFest 2021Sep 10, 10:00amBarnett Ranch, 638 Shovel Mountain Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663Welcome to Pyrotechnic Artist of Texas Fall PyroFest 2021! This is our Second Event of 2021 at a New Property to us. Thank you Barnett Family for letting us use your land.

Location: 638 Shovel Mountain Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663

Friday will be a day for Learning in the many PAT Member led Classes. While also offering a chance to light fireworks in open shooting all-day and help with the displays shooting Saturday Night. Friday Night, we showcase member built fireworks.

Saturday we have more member led classes and we all pitch in to make sure the Display is ready for the evening. Open shooting is available all day.

Sunday we clean up and pack up. This starts at 10AM and with the help of the membership is done by Noon. Please plan to help it is very light work when we have many hands.

To handle Fireworks and participate in Classes you must have and active membership and Event Fee. To view the event you require an Event Fee.
*The event fee includes snacks/drinks and Dinner at 6PM on Saturday.
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Work Day Caddo Mills

I don't do work day normally, but we really need your help. We are setting up racking in one container in Caddo Mills on Saturday. This is a many hands make light work kind of job. Please come and help!

Work Day Caddo MillsMay 8, 10:30amNelson's Fireworks, 2768 I-30, Caddo Mills, TX 75135Need help setting up shelving in a container at Nelson's Caddo Mills, Tx. There will be drinks and snacks provided.
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Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT)
Work Day Caddo Mills

Work Day Caddo MillsMay 8, 10:30amNelson's Fireworks, 2768 I-30, Caddo Mills, TX 75135Need help setting up shelving in a container at Nelson's Caddo Mills, Tx. There will be drinks and snacks provided. ... See MoreSee Less

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Deep thanks to John Gicante, our crew member running Security! An "outside the ring" view of the 360 Display:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBGOAAVFPrA
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Quite impressive! We are all coming for the 4th!

It was spectacular from the “outside” looking in. I can only imagine how awesome it was from the “inside”.

This is what it looked out outside the ring.

Bryan Bartlow inspiration for this year haha. Check out the group as well.

Group Buy Link:
https://talk.fireants.org/t/pat-chems-group-buy-2021/436

Group Buy Link:
talk.fireants.org/t/pat-chems-group-buy-2021/436
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Why am I just getting this now, post event?

Hey everyone, it looks like we are not going to hit the quantity discounts needed to make the group buy worth covering shipping. So I've changed it to a, PGI pick up group buy. If you want to piggy back my order, give me a call by 5-21-21. My number is in the Group Buy discussion in the link above. Thanks, Nick

More thanks to share to our PyroFam from the Hill Family.

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Great Event!  Ive got some specific thanks to hand out, but thank you to everyone who attended Pyrofest! 

My thanks to: 

Nick Sainz, PAT President, who has tirelessly built up the clubs membership and social media presence since 2017.  Many dont realize it takes Nick months of planning, phone calls, emails, and posting to make an event happen.

Rex & Roy Nelson, our hosts at Caddo Mills for over the last 20 years!  Our Events cant happen without generous landowners.  Rex went above and beyond making room in his store and warehouse for classes & building.  He also used his bulldozer to bring countless loads of soil to soak up the pools of water & mud where everyone was walking.

Betty Sainz, who generously ran registration all weekend,  a difficult task, but also answered questions, scheduled classes(and made sure they happened) and food deliveries(food on Sat. saved my bacon!).

Robin Eaton, General Manager of Nelsons Fireworks, thoughtfully opened & closed the site both early & late, answered questions, and looked after all the attendees.

Ken Purcell, you probably saw him with his Ladybugs, but he runs the website and financial side of the PAT Club.  Without him, the club doesnt work.

Carl and Steve from Big Boom Pyro.  They pulled the display permits for the event and brought the heavy gear & product for the Hill Memorial Display.  Theyve  been heavily supporting the club like this for years.

Harley Johnson and Ross Dusenbury, theyve been helping Nick cleanup all of PATs containers, gear, & supplies over many weekends.  They also helped build the rocket rodeo for the Ken Barton Memorial Display(but not the 1st rocket header...), and taught rocket building all weekend.  Peggy Barton attended Pyrofest and was deeply appreciative of the Memorial Display.  Harley helped us before the event by collating and labeling the product for the 360 Display, no small task.  And Ross brought a generator and a massive battery bank so we could power PAs at the event.

Nick Petrie, not only by building big Booms for PAT  Events for almost 20 years, but he brought his cool sound system out for music at the 360 Display, even with it being a last minute ask.

Nick & Rachel Hill, they spent months of planning, choreography, and building to put on their Hill Memorial Display.  Wow, the wheel alone was worth the price of admission, thanks to Grant Cox & friends for putting the wheel together and getting it to Pyrofest.

John White, a master builder, taught the 4 shell class for a large group and also did some one on ones.  Used his WASP, graciously answered many many questions, his teaching background was obvious.  I still owe him the right flavor of ice cream, but thats another matter.

Chris & Matt Roth, spent months building over 20 shells, 3 - 12, & rockets, to launch at the event.  It was clearly evident why they are both PGI 1st place trophy winners.

USG Pyrotechnics, brought their gang of helpers who basically lifted, moved, cabled, and cleaned up anything that was needed at the event.  They offered their gas mine knowledge and also hosted their Afterglow with David on the grill.

Chris Stasey, managed the Spirit of 76 Group Buy and hauled product to the Event so club members could just pickup their product on site.

Brent Black, brought heavy gear and precisely wired the many custom shells & rockets.  And he did some quick rewiring of some 8 shells, but not his fault...

James Howard & Johnny Holguin, James built a massive FrankenCake for the finale of Saturday night.  They also carefully assembled the 8-gas mines for the 360 Display.

Ray Clark, brought the heavy gear for the 360 Display and custom shells, but also taught the Creamora Class that was well attended and received.

Rick The Boss, designed, choreographed, ordered product, and Led the 360 Display.  Deep thanks to Rick and the great team that assembled, deployed, and cleaned up the 360 display, particular thanks to Michael Carr & Alexis Chernosky for making sure those angles were correct!

I havent specifically thanked everyone who deserves it, but thank you to every PAT Member.

I hope to see you all in Austin in the Fall,

JJ

Great Event! I've got some specific thanks to hand out, but thank you to everyone who attended Pyrofest!

My thanks to:

Nick Sainz, PAT President, who has tirelessly built up the club's membership and social media presence since 2017. Many don't realize it takes Nick months of planning, phone calls, emails, and posting to make an event happen.

Rex & Roy Nelson, our hosts at Caddo Mills for over the last 20 years! Our Events can't happen without generous landowners. Rex went above and beyond making room in his store and warehouse for classes & building. He also used his bulldozer to bring countless loads of soil to soak up the pools of water & mud where everyone was walking.

Betty Sainz, who generously ran registration all weekend, a difficult task, but also answered questions, scheduled classes(and made sure they happened) and food deliveries(food on Sat. saved my bacon!).

Robin Eaton, General Manager of Nelson's Fireworks, thoughtfully opened & closed the site both early & late, answered questions, and looked after all the attendee's.

Ken Purcell, you probably saw him with his Ladybugs, but he runs the website and financial side of the PAT Club. Without him, the club doesn't work.

Carl and Steve from Big Boom Pyro. They pulled the display permits for the event and brought the heavy gear & product for the Hill Memorial Display. They've been heavily supporting the club like this for years.

Harley Johnson and Ross Dusenbury, they've been helping Nick cleanup all of PAT's containers, gear, & supplies over many weekends. They also helped build the rocket rodeo for the Ken Barton Memorial Display(but not the 1st rocket header...), and taught rocket building all weekend. Peggy Barton attended Pyrofest and was deeply appreciative of the Memorial Display. Harley helped us before the event by collating and labeling the product for the 360 Display, no small task. And Ross brought a generator and a massive battery bank so we could power PA's at the event.

Nick Petrie, not only by building big Booms for PAT Events for almost 20 years, but he brought his cool sound system out for music at the 360 Display, even with it being a last minute ask.

Nick & Rachel Hill, they spent months of planning, choreography, and building to put on their Hill Memorial Display. Wow, the wheel alone was worth the price of admission, thanks to Grant Cox & friends for putting the wheel together and getting it to Pyrofest.

John White, a master builder, taught the 4" shell class for a large group and also did some one on one's. Used his WASP, graciously answered many many questions, his teaching background was obvious. I still owe him the right flavor of ice cream, but that's another matter.

Chris & Matt Roth, spent months building over 20 shells, 3" - 12", & rockets, to launch at the event. It was clearly evident why they are both PGI 1st place trophy winners.

USG Pyrotechnics, brought their gang of helpers who basically lifted, moved, cabled, and cleaned up anything that was needed at the event. They offered their gas mine knowledge and also hosted their Afterglow with David on the grill.

Chris Stasey, managed the Spirit of 76 Group Buy and hauled product to the Event so club members could just pickup their product on site.

Brent Black, brought heavy gear and precisely wired the many custom shells & rockets. And he did some quick rewiring of some 8" shells, but not his fault...

James Howard & Johnny Holguin, James built a massive FrankenCake for the finale of Saturday night. They also carefully assembled the 8-gas mines for the 360 Display.

Ray Clark, brought the heavy gear for the 360 Display and custom shells, but also taught the Creamora Class that was well attended and received.

Rick "The" Boss, designed, choreographed, ordered product, and Led the 360 Display. Deep thanks to Rick and the great team that assembled, deployed, and cleaned up the 360 display, particular thanks to Michael Carr & Alexis Chernosky for making sure those angles were correct!

I haven't specifically thanked everyone who deserves it, but thank you to every PAT Member.

I hope to see you all in Austin in the Fall,

JJ
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Wish I could have made, it looks like it went great... I'll be there in Austin this fall for sure.

Nemo Boss, Thank You!!! I really pushed hard on this event, while you surely wanted to say no, I'm so glad you didn't. This was a pinnacle event for me! I'm still in shock, as I watch videos and photos from the event reminding me of all that went on. If you asked me what I did all event, I couldn't tell you. Thank you to everyone that came! Now to figure out what lessons we learned and how we can be better at the next event!

LOVE hosting pyro event and welcoming familiar and new faces to Caddo Nelson’s. Great group of guys and ladies๐Ÿ˜‰! Plus, I get the privilege of watching a spectacular show!!๐Ÿฅณ. Win win!!

As always, it’s our pleasure to be a part of the group and assist anyone in the group that needs it. See y’all soon enough ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Thank you pyro family for your support and awesome donations to the memorial display. It was the perfect way to celebrate Nick and his dad’s birthday. We love you all and are grateful for each of you!โค๏ธ

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Upload Your PyroFest Images and Videos HERE:
https://www.dropbox.com/request/UOXOS7biFDWpIRE7d372

Upload Your PyroFest Images and Videos HERE:
www.dropbox.com/request/UOXOS7biFDWpIRE7d372
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I uploaded all our photos from my iPad including some of me signing Pop’s shell. โค๏ธ

Warning, I think you have to upload from a computer. Many members are having issues from their phones. I'm looking into more phone friendly options for the future. I'm open to suggestions if you know any.

Another view of one of last night's PAT Displays:
www.facebook.com/harley.johnson.9/videos/4180234872028207/
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For all you gardeners a swarm of Ladybugs is called a loveliness. We be letting them fly later tonight.

For all you gardeners a swarm of Ladybugs is called a "loveliness". We be letting them fly later tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is that you guys we can hear all the way here in Farmersville? Sounds like bombs exploding. Started about 8:40 ish pm.

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Afterglow!

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Yum!

This is going be good

Shell building going awesome.

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Looks like fun!!

Spring PyroFest 2021

Anybody want to pop some firecrackers this weekend?!?! Letโ€™s go.

Spring PyroFest 2021Apr 23, 10:00amNelson's FireworksWelcome to Pyrotechnic Artist of Texas Spring PyroFest 2021!

Due to the COVID 19 situation we will be a Members and Member's Family event.

Friday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, and Classes.
Saturday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, Classes, and the Large Display at Dark. Open shooting will reopen after the display.
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Mmmm, why are there 375 single shot pro line holders in Caddo Mills?  Better attend Pyrofest to find out!

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Finale 3D much?, Mmm, what do the labels mean?, find out at Pyrofest!

Hey Nick Weather is supposed to be getting pretty bad tomorrow/Sat. Are things still all systems go?

A while bunch of army parachute guys to be fired off? LOL

I’ll be there late Friday. I hope before dark

Immortalized my crazy Pyro decision on my torches. Who needs to rest after spine surgery when PyroFest is the next day.

Immortalized my crazy Pyro decision on my torches. Who needs to rest after spine surgery when PyroFest is the next day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice.. I understand.. I'm recovering from my fourth spine surgery and I'm still trying to do shows..

Put me down for 2

We will be making Flash for Rocket headers, so why not teach a class on making salutes.

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Friday will have multiple opportunities to learn all the tricks to E-Matching product for displays & electronic firing.

Friday will have multiple opportunities to learn all the tricks to E-Matching product for displays & electronic firing. ... See MoreSee Less

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As I get into my retirement I am not using my cobra ๐Ÿ system and am ready to let it go with three boxes with 18 cues each and one control module. See y’all there.

There will be Fireworks Safety Classes at Spring PyroFest

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SAFETY THIRD!!!

Harley is planning on teaching how to make Black Powder at Spring PyroFest.

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Does he have a video i can buy , i want to go so bad but overloaded with work and moving ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Need some Sali or Benzy classes lol. Making some Sali right now.

Another class added, Chris Roth will be teaching how to start star cores for rolling stars.

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Is there a specified time for this?

This is my trouble, is rolling stars.

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Jackie Marie Photography Thanks again for putting this video together for us a few years ago. We still have so few videos that show how broad our group and the activities we do are.

All the Official Classes at PAT Spring PyroFest in Caddo Mills, Tx. Thanks for all the support from our members putting on these classes.

All the Official Classes at PAT Spring PyroFest in Caddo Mills, Tx. Thanks for all the support from our members putting on these classes. ... See MoreSee Less

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When will you be having another pyro fest?

Jeremy and USG will be leading the Fuel Mines Class at Spring PyroFest.

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Jeremy Jandreau I found a picture, now your stuck teaching the class. LOL

I can help with this one if needed, can bring mines etc (including "Big Jim 12"/10 gallon)

I want to go so bad

I hope Fall PYROFEST is as good this year’s Spring PYROFEST, hoping to bring my son along this Fall. Unfortunately I can’t make the Spring PYROFEST.

Spring PyroFest 2021

The event is just around the corner. If your coming, please mark as coming so we can plan for you!

Spring PyroFest 2021Apr 23, 10:00amNelson's FireworksWelcome to Pyrotechnic Artist of Texas Spring PyroFest 2021!

Due to the COVID 19 situation we will be a Members and Member's Family event.

Friday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, and Classes.
Saturday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, Classes, and the Large Display at Dark. Open shooting will reopen after the display.
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After large demand, Ken Purcell will be leading the Fuse Lighting Class.

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Ken Purcell it is official now.

If anyone wants to bring some Lady Bugs we will plan to make several chains of them for our amusement! Several hundred are quite impressive for a Class C item.

Nick Sainz will be teaching the hand pound rockets class. This time with his fingers not getting smashed. :P

Nick Sainz will be teaching the hand pound rockets class. This time with his fingers not getting smashed. ๐Ÿ˜› ... See MoreSee Less

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It's not like you were smashing them but everyone loved making rockets!

That’s a perfect caption for the photo ๐Ÿ˜‚

Note the shirt I’m supporting in the background Kevin ๐Ÿ˜‰

Harley Johnson will be teaching 1lb Hydraulic Pressed BP Rockets at Spring PyroFest.

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I want one of those press's so bad. Maybe after the forth of July from working 3 shows back to back to back I'll be close enough to get one.

More Classes At Spring PyroFest. JJ is going to teach the process and firing of Cremora Mines. This is a very cool Fire Ball effect.

More Classes At Spring PyroFest. JJ is going to teach the process and firing of Cremora Mines. This is a very cool Fire Ball effect. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! Can’t wait!

Pallet of Creamer...please

Awesome!

Class Supplies

I wonder how successful this class will be? Should we warn Costco to pull the pallets of creamer down???

Be sure you've got lots of Dawn liquid. They can get really greasy!

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Group Buy Cut off is in 2 Days. Get those orders in.
Link to Group Buy: https://talk.fireants.org/t/2021-spring-group-buy-delivering-to-spring-pyrofest/427

Group Buy Cut off is in 2 Days. Get those orders in.
Link to Group Buy: talk.fireants.org/t/2021-spring-group-buy-delivering-to-spring-pyrofest/427
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Do you have to be a member to be able to make a purchase?

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Do we need to reserve? Or is it first come first served

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Keep Up the excitement for PYROFEST on 4-23 to 4-25. Grant J Cox just posted his Gerbs video. Watch to the END!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjV80fmPpNU
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Ah thanks for posting! This was basically just intended to be a slightly more fun way to test out some ideas.. Not everything worked as planned, but it served as a pretty good learning experience. Glad you enjoyed it! Speaking of learning, if anyone has tips for a good waterfall effect, I'm all ears... The build process for this project gave me a personal vendetta against fairy fountains..

Big thanks to John White for helping Nick Hill build a memorial shell with his Dadโ€™s ashes for the memorial display at PyroFest.

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Got my press proof of the lanyards. Get excited for PyroFest!!!

Got my press proof of the lanyards. Get excited for PyroFest!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Spring Group Buy Link:
https://talk.fireants.org/t/2021-spring-group-buy-delivering-to-spring-pyrofest/427

Spring Group Buy Link:
talk.fireants.org/t/2021-spring-group-buy-delivering-to-spring-pyrofest/427
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Working on prep for PyroFest!!!

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See you there, gonna be a blast! buahahaha oldest joke is the biz still makes me chuckle.

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The real on supply, from Winco:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKMYkVLhPU
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Lanyard Design for PyroFest. What do you all think of them?Image attachment

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Flashy!

Can’t wait to get one!

I like em

Very nice I like it

Can’t wait till Jajaira gives me one!!

Great

Nice

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PAT members can you help the Hills make our Intro Display a bit NICER???

PAT members can you help the Hills make our Intro Display a bit NICER???Lets make the Spring Opening Display a little nicer. Can you help by bringing some extra product to PyroFest for Nick??? ... See MoreSee Less

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More good news Nick Hill, just got off the phone with the Roth family. They are wanting to bring a 10" Purple to White Glitter with rising effects for your opener. I'll text you the info so you can plan for this!

The 4-12 grebs/ fountains. I’m thinking A front wall kind of thing like a fan of lgold or silver. Nick Sainz this could be class kind of thing if you want/can build them on Friday or something. I have never built gerbs myself. I think Grant is playing around with grebs.

Nick Hill make sure to write in the comments anything in particular that would make this display that little bit better! Also, the SALUTES are on Ross Dusenbury, Harley Johnson, and ME. We will get those together for you. Give me a call and we can talk size.

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Yes, yes, yes, PATs Texas Team led by Lead Shooter - James Howard got selected to compete in the Pro-Am at Sky Wars!

Yes, yes, yes, PAT's Texas Team led by Lead Shooter - James Howard got selected to compete in the Pro-Am at Sky Wars!๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ-๐—”๐—บ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€

This year was our toughest selection process yet based upon the applicantโ€™s sheer talent plus the heightened level of interest in our show. But we did itโ€ฆand wow oh wow are you gonna love this lineup!

And now (drum roll please), we at MOpyro proudly introduce the Sky Wars 2021 Pro-Am Competitors:

- Alfredo โ€œAJโ€ Plata from Sandwich, IL.
- Scott Schuh from Neenah, WI
- James Howard from San Antonio, TX

A little background: Pro-Am shows (the 1.4g competition) are six to eight minute long pyromusicals where these experts are judged on concept, synchronization, soundtrack, technical design and execution. The show must be created with consumer fireworks - most of which you could buy at your local fireworks stand. The proud winner gets $$$, a way cool trophy, an invite for our 2023 Champion of Champions show and, of course, bragging rights!

We are now in our second round of ticket salesโ€ฆand way more than halfway sold out for our 9.25.2021 show. That means hurry up and get yours today at skywarsevent.com.

#skywarsevent
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That should be fun

I’ll be there to help!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

More Updates for Spring PyroFest. Nick and Rachael Hill will be leading the opening display. The display will be dedicated to Nick's Dad Bill. Knowing Nick this will be a fun display and I've heard there will be some REAL BOOMERS to enjoy! The Display will be mostly 1.4 with some 1.3 spice sprinkled in.

Comment below if you would like to help with planning the display. This is a great chance to get hands on with a firing system.
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Nick Hill, please accept my sincere condolences on your family's loss. On a better note, we'd like to donate a large shell for the occasion, if you can fit it in.

The display is primarily going to be gold willows,brocade and nishiki. The display is going to be awesome as it is, but there is room for the club to add to the display if anyone would like to. 4-12 ground EFXs (thinking like grebs or fountains) 2-4 big shells (6”- 12”) Right now the biggest shell is a 6” shell Maybe even 21 ground salutes. (Thinking like 21 gun salute)

Members have asked if we will be teaching rockets at Spring PyroFest and the answer is YES! Nick will be leading the class again. For the parents attending, this is an easy skill to learn and Nick can set you up to press a few rockets with your kids. These are always a SMILE maker! If yuo have any question please ask in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less

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If we don't have a show I'll bring my tooling.

Where is it located?

Spring PyroFest 2021

Spring PyroFest is set for April 23-25 2021 at Nelson's Fireworks in Caddo Mills, TX. Make sure click through and tell us if your planning to come. This is a Pyro John approved event! ๐Ÿ™‚

Spring PyroFest 2021Apr 23, 10:00amNelson's FireworksWelcome to Pyrotechnic Artist of Texas Spring PyroFest 2021!

Due to the COVID 19 situation we will be a Members and Member's Family event.

Friday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, and Classes.
Saturday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, Classes, and the Large Display at Dark. Open shooting will reopen after the display.
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Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT)
Spring PyroFest 2021

Spring PyroFest 2021Apr 23, 10:00amNelson's FireworksWelcome to Pyrotechnic Artist of Texas Spring PyroFest 2021!

Due to the COVID 19 situation we will be a Members and Member's Family event.

Friday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, and Classes.
Saturday will have Open Shooting, Manufacturing, Classes, and the Large Display at Dark. Open shooting will reopen after the display.
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Favorite option for disposing of 800,000 bottle rockets so far, do the 2016 rocket boxes 100x larger! Video showing the effect for everyone to imagine.
vimeo.com/168165694#t=274s
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I need your advice,
Do we help dispose 20 pallets of stick rockets? If so what could we make with them?
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Im with making wheels or what in Mexico is called a castillo aka castles. Its basically a shaped of what ever u want with wheels, crackers n whistles.

Make some multi stage rockets

So many ice cream pail (carboard sonotube is a bit more Earth-friendly) girandolas!

I would go for mass launch. It’s the only logical thing to do. If enough rockets maybe break a Guinness record or something... but has to be a lot lol more than 80,000.

I will help.

I'd say take them and light em up at events.

Wheels?

THAT'S SOOOOOOO AWESOME !!

What ended up being the outcome of this decision. Did we decide to receive these. never saw an update.

Disposal is something that a lot of people can learn. I'm terms of cool things I've always wanted to experiment with tube launched rocket cakes

How many rockets come to a case?

Drivers for wheels and other moving effects, you could make some successive line rockets with them.

Can always make bigger rockets from them. I belive the ones u guys are talking about are more like the 8/12oz rockets like glitter or bees ones that come 72 in a cs.

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First win of 2021, Star Rolling Drums for PAT Manufacturing!!!

Thanks Jimmy Hartnett for the generous donation of the Ace Pyro Star Drums. Now to remove the shipping rings and get these mounted to the star roller frames we got with the Tumbler.

First win of 2021, Star Rolling Drums for PAT Manufacturing!!!

Thanks Jimmy Hartnett for the generous donation of the Ace Pyro Star Drums. Now to remove the shipping rings and get these mounted to the star roller frames we got with the Tumbler.
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Thanks Jimmy H.!

big pimpin now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rolling stars is something iv been wanting to learn!

Happy New Year PAT People!

Some pic.'s from our NYE display last night, oof the rain was rough. Shoutout to Dallas & Grant for rockin a short setup time. Thank you both!
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When your customer is as big of a pyro as the company putting on the display. Weather forecast: Constant Rain Customer: We are still on? Company: Yep, we can drop and fire with as little as an hour gap in the rain. Customer: Lets do it, even if no one is there.

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Merry Christmas!!๐ŸŽ„

The Audit is Done and we had an incredibly successful year!
Link to full report below.
https://talk.fireants.org/t/pat-history-and-financial-report-12-1-2020/401

The Audit is Done and we had an incredibly successful year!
Link to full report below.
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Nov. 28, 2020 - The (LFA) Liuyang Fireworks Association and members of the Liuyang fireworks industry drafted a report to the State Council of China describing the issues stopping shipping of fireworks. The State Council met and directed Beijing General Customs to coordinate between Hunan Customs and Shanghai Port in order to reach the goal of smooth export procedures. With the support of the State Council & Beijing General Customs, it is expected that a solution will be reached soon.
dominatorfireworks.com/Global_Fireworks_Crisis.html

Topic: Confusion over importance of Tube Diameter in Fireworks Hazard Rating
Sept 24th, 2020 By: Dominator Fireworks
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From a Dominator Facebook Post - Nov. 28, 2020
Shipping Crisis - Recently some well meaning but incorrect information is being posted on Facebook. We will try to get the details correct and explain how this will impact your fireworks production & shipping worldwide. In Spring 2020 the private group Shanghai Fwks Transport Assoc (SFTAT) decided to test all fireworks over 1.2 inches as "High Risk". This is a private association of logistics companies, it is not the China government and it is not the fireworks factories or wholesalers.
RiGour(RTS) is a private testing company they hired to enforce the rule. If you don't pay for the RTS testing sticker, then the private Shanghai Logistics Association will not agree to allow your shipment to pass through the Shanghai port. Currently, Shanghai is the only major Chinese port allowing fireworks. Therefore, if SFTAT decides not to allow shipping then effectively almost all fireworks shipping stops.
On Oct. 28th, 2020 SFTAT sent a letter to all fireworks exporters stating that due to the Shanghai Expo Nov. 5-10, shipping will be stopped until further notice. Shipping has not resumed yet.
The issue is how SFTAT & RTS are using the words "High Risk". First off, they are using their own private authority, this is not any form of government rule or regulation. Second, focusing only on tube diameter they are incorrect in assessing risk correctly.
Conclusion: 1.) "High Risk" is a "made up term" and has no validity from any government regulation. 2.) Using tube diameter to assess risk is incorrect. 3.) USA fwks are NOT "High Risk". 4.) RTS is a private company, not government group.
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What a pain. Looks like an endless issue of left hand not talking to the right hand. To make matters worse, the government put a private non government middle man between the two government bodies further adding complexity and confusion.

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I want one!!

It is Beautiful!!

Thanks Nemo Boss and Ken Purcell for doing this! It is crucial to our organization and a job that often goes unseen and without thanks. Thank you!

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I personally can't thank these two enough. JJ has been not only a leader of our group, but also one of the first volunteer no matter what is asked. Ken brought me to this club and instilled in me a purpose to step up and help run the organization. Thanks you two for setting a great example and being so generous with your time and efforts. I really can't say it enough.

Holy cow that was hard. But, there isnโ€™t much 4 guys and a come along canโ€™t do. Thanks Harley Johnson, Ken Purcell, Ross Dusenbury, and Nick Sainz. Also, thanks Ray Clark for loaning the trailer.

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How tall do you have to be and how long is this ride?

Pat purchase picked up. On to the containers.

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Oh my goodness! I’m so excited!!!!!๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿงจ

Holy ball mill in the background ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Harley Johnson and Nick Sainz went to work Saturday cleaning up one of the containers for the new PAT purchases. Wow the difference from 7 hours work.Image attachment

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Are you doing another bulk buy soon?

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Can you use stainless steel balls?

To those following this, we have some great updates! Initially, we were looking into Lead or Stainless Steel media for the tumbler. This proved an impossibility as the tumbler would require 600lbs of Stainless or 870lbs of Lead. These added up to more than $5000 in media if purchased new and would make each drums too heavy for most to manage. With the help of Fireworking.com, Ned Gorski, Lloyd Sponenburgh, Caleb Kessinger, @john d moore, and Edward Hostetter, we switched to High Aluminum Ceramic media as our leading option. This meant we needed more like 255lbs of media. Which brought our possible costs way down to the $500 range. Plus, the weight savings make handing the drums of the tumbler much easier! We also found out that Eddie deals in this media as part of work and could help us in the acquisition and delivery of the media! Big thanks to our Nationwide Fireworks Family. Even if you never make it out to a PAT event, your generosity of knowledge and effort is recognized and appreciated by PAT and it's membership!

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Nice, a bigger version of mine...

Booyaa, fill her full of lead!

The new pat tumbler. We need media for it now.