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pyroman166
June 25th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Hey guys,
This is a post of any tips that are needed in order to safely shoot rockets. Post any tips you guys might have. Also is it safe to shoot rockets out of pvc pipe?

chrisb
June 25th, 2008, 02:17 PM
I would only use pvc as long as the head of the rocket is ouside the pipe.

As for other tips, I don't shoot them if it is overly windy. I also don't shoot them if there are structures nearby. Rockets are the one item that I don't feel real comfortable shooting. Well missiles are worse. I won't shoot those at all.

pyroman166
June 25th, 2008, 02:22 PM
I would only use pvc as long as the head of the rocket is ouside the pipe.

As for other tips, I don't shoot them if it is overly windy. I also don't shoot them if there are structures nearby. Rockets are the one item that I don't feel real comfortable shooting. Well missiles are worse. I won't shoot those at all.

What makes you so uncomfortable? I actually think rockets are the best to shoot for some reason. Thanks for the tips

matandch
June 25th, 2008, 02:46 PM
I don't shoot them if it is overly windy.

Always be sure to angle the rocket INTO the wind, never with the wind. I've successfully shot rockets into 35 MHP wind!


Rockets are the one item that I don't feel real comfortable shooting.

Rockets are one of my favorite items to shoot, especially if I'm doing "drop and light" open shooting. No fuses to unwrap, racks to set up and load etc. One or 2 pieces of pipe is all that's needed, drop and light. Very simple, very easy.

QMAN
June 25th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Use the smallest diameter tube you can get while leaving enough room for the stick to freely slide. This keeps the skyrocket as straight as possible while its leaving the launcher. I also angle mine a good 10 degrees away from the crowd. That way nobody gets hit with the stick after it is done doing its thing.

chrisb
June 25th, 2008, 03:26 PM
They just have always been less predictable to me than shells for instance. I don't hate them, and I ordered a case this year. They also seem to be the primary firestarter of fireworks. The sticks can come down smoldering.