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Magicianmagic
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Hi,
I was wonderng if any fello pyros know where to get the items needed to produce a flash with your fingers in a snapping action. It is used by Lubor Fiedler in his DVD "collected Secrets of"". It looks like two different chemicals that are placed in tow different fingers and when snapped a flash occurs along with a puff of smoke.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
-Thanks in advance
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The Café rules prohibit mentioning the chemicals, rightfully... I can tell you they ar dangerous of themselves as well as being directly dangerous to your skin. Expect long term discoloration of your skin...
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If you use too much of the stuff or snap too hard, you can kinda burn your fingers. And trust me, its hard to gauge the right amount and correct strength for snapping

Even if you get the correct effect, the flash and smoke, you do feel a stinging sensation on your finger tips.

I decided to stick with flash paper as its more predictable Smile

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Send me a PM if you are still looking for this stuff. I think that have a small quantity of it from a buy out of a magic shop that was going out of business that I made a few years ago. I think that the actual name of the product is called Snap Bang or Snap Flash. It is packaged in two separate containers and still can be found from time to time as brick and mortar magic shops that work with different stage effects companies.

I will add on that if you do not use caution with this stuff that you can hurt yourself. I tried it once and used far to much of the chemical and lost the feeling in the tips of my fingers for several days and had a very nice second degree burn to go along with the tingling. I will not ship this stuff out but if you want it I can get you the actual name of the product so that you can find it.

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I was talking to a very experienced magician friend of mine about that stuff some years ago, and he showed me his thumb with a big scar in the middle of his thumbprint where an extra bit of that stuff just sat and burned a nice little hole in his thumb. He emphasized that it was a prettty hopeless feeling to stand there looking at it burning and being unable to get it off his thumb....

Needless to say, he didn't use the stuff again, and he suggested that I stay away from it too. And I definitely took his advice. I have too many safer ways to produce flashes and fire to need something that dangerous.

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With agreeing to the rules here, I will not ask for the formula,...but, Is there a shop that still sells snap flash?
Please PM me with the place I can purchase this.

Thank you.
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I do not know if it is still sold at LaRock's in Charlotte NC but that is where I got mine a few years ago. Read my thread in this section for using it with flash paper and avoiding a lot of the burns, discoloration, and scars as the paper gives a measure of insulation from the chemicals. But be cautious, you can still get burned if not careful.
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Magicianmagic
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Sonny - Still have not found a solid source!?!

Weepinwil - I would love to read your thread but I cannot find it- Can you post a link here or pm me. Thanks
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I havent found any sources of this on the internet and am still looking for some help on locating this. LaRock do not carry this anymore and searches have found nothing, unless the name of the item has been changed....hmmmm?

Still looking for some leads...anyone?

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Sonny,

Thanks for posting the thread. I haven't learned to do that yet. How do I leave a thread address?
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Would really like to try the flash paper and snap flash together! Still awaiting a source.
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It might be in Lippy's Modern Chemical Magic.
I have the book, I'd have to check (when I get home)

That book generally has everything, even how to make .. bum bum dum ....flash paper
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On 2005-05-20 15:02, Mystician wrote:
It might be in Lippy's Modern Chemical Magic.
I have the book, I'd have to check (when I get home)

That book generally has everything, even how to make .. bum bum dum ....flash paper


I wouldn't mind having that book. Is it still in print?

I have looked everywhere and can't find a source either. It is sad that it is not available. It was intended for professional use only because of the hazard. Still must be a source somewhere. It is basically 2 chemicals that when combined cause a minor explosion.
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You are treading on very dangerous ground! I once worked out just the cost of equipment to make "cheap" flash paper and it comes to about $650.00. That does not include the cost of having HAZMAT come to your house to get rid of the residue... Factor in the personal hazard to health, and the inferior quality of the result...
Snap flash chemicals require permits to get the chemicals, as well as the scrutiny of the DOD and other agencies. A lot to pay for a chance to burn your fingers!
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Thanks all for the timely warning. I was just about to get it out of curiosity.
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Hey!

My teacher used this to wake us students up when we felt sleepy. I´d love to use it in my show. Can anyone PM me and tell me where I can get it. I promise to be careful;)
Best regards!

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STAY AWAY FROM THIS STUFF!!!

A magician named Joe Raven lost some fingers to this stuff.

I had some, when I realized what the chemicals were, I poured them out. This is definitely not worth playing with.

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You WILL burn your self. I used it twice, then after a really bad burn, never again. Its not even that reliable.
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On 2005-05-18 08:45, weepinwil wrote:
I do not know if it is still sold at LaRock's in Charlotte NC but that is where I got mine a few years ago. Read my thread in this section for using it with flash paper and avoiding a lot of the burns, discoloration, and scars as the paper gives a measure of insulation from the chemicals. But be cautious, you can still get burned if not careful.

LaRocks is now a wholesale warehouse...they do not have a showroom any longer. You might try Fun Filled LLC, they are in Concord NC, very close to charlotte.
the website is..... http://www.funfilledentertainment.com you can call the number and talk to the owner or his wife.
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Sounds like dangerous stuff, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's really tough to get a hold of.

Oh and flash paper/flash cotton? As I posted elsewhere, flash cotton is also known as gun cotton, and was used in the 1800's as charge packing for cannons. Not only is it suicidal to manufacture, it's dangerous to store in large quantities. Actually, they stopped storing it in metal lockboxes shortly after it was discovered just how much damage can be done by a large chunk of exploding lockbox- at terminal velocity. Don't mess with the stuff, leave its manufacture to the pros.
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