We had a small shoot for Memorial Day.
Fireworks Fiesta- good color, lots of noise, cheap
Pro Ground Display fountains- excellent
Pro Series shells- very nice. great breaks, great color.
Uncontrollable- very fast,around 17 seconds. Great glitter willow-type breaks that hung for quite awhile.
Machine Gun Shell- loud, good breaks.
Dawn Patrol- good color, nice breaks. Had a couple of small breaks, but still very nice.
Splintering Cell- all crackle breaks.
Aerial Double-Decker- Gold crackle mine to gold brocade break. Weak.
Dragon Egg & Fire God- This cake had large chunks of burning debris falling all over the shoot site. Every break was low, about 50 feet. No dragon eggs were seen, & I guess the Fire God was the near bush fire that had to be stomped out. Badly disappointed in this one.
One thing to note about shells...
We shot a mix of Pro Series, B.A.R.'s, Mamba's, Liberty, & SNM's. My opinion...SNM's were dead last. Yes, they have a great thump leaving the tube. Breaks were scattered, shells were breaking low, & overall I was unimpressed with them in comparison to the ball shells, & imo, the Mamba's were much better in color, symmetry, & height. The effects selection in the Pro Series & B.A.R.'s is excellent.