Here is a recent video of one of our test firing sessions. As part of our on-going quality controil we frequently test fireworks to ensure that the quality control has been maintained by the manufacturer. The fireworks will have been tested in China prior to shipment to the UK but we find it does no harm at all to check that the products perform as we expect them to.
We recently batch tested some of our Maximum Firepower fireworks. We had had 10% of the stock tested in China but still wanted to do our own testing under the conditions that our customers would be firing them under. We randomly pulled 5 from stock as we also wanted a new video for our web site. However we did let the last two off together to give you an idea of how much more spectaular fireworks can be if you fire two simultaneously. No special equipment was used to light the fireworks just the normal portfire firework lighters. The fireworks were placed just a few metres apart behind one another. It was just a simple case of lighting one and then moving quickly to the second one to light that. The fuse that is fitted to our fireworks has a burn time of between 5 and 15 seconds. We try to aim for a burn time of around 10 seconds so that you have plenty of time to move away to a safe distance. As fireworks are all hand made there can be variations in the firing time of the same firework. It is not therefore worth panicking to try and light two identical fireworks at exactly the same moment. As long as you are within a couple of seconds, as in this case you've just as much chance of them ending together.