Ground Based Fireworks
Single Shot Mines
Ground based fireworks can have a number of advantages over aerial fireworks:
- Longer duration of effects - up to a minute. However, used unskilfully, this can lead to 'boring' displays
- A lower level of training is required to fire them
- Better value for money in terms of fireworks time
- Smaller safety distances can enable use at more constricted venues
- Can be used where circumstances (e.g. airport flight paths) preclude aerial displays
- Less documentation involved in obtaining a display permit
- Very simple, fast setup for most types
Ground based fireworks should not be thought of as "second rate" effects.
Large displays often use substantial amounts of ground based pyro to both punctuate and complement aerial sequences.
Mines (single shot)
Clusters of stars or effects fired into the sky out of a mortar - a powerful effect. more info...
A "six shooter" firing a series of stars. more info...
Roaring silver and gold volcanoes from 1.5 to 6 metres high. more info...
A vast range of effects from 25 to 600 shots. more info...
A cascade of silver fire stretching as long as you like, over 20 metres high, and burning for over a minute. more info...
Lances, writing words and pictures with coloured fire in the dark sky. more info...
Spinning spark-spitters - both horizontal and vertical. more info...
Controlled cacophony from the most ancient of firework effects. more info...
Mushrooming explosions provide a dramatic effect. more info...