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    Default How consistent are 1.4G times?

    I've been using the gallery, youtube, and another site to time the product that I will be using this year. How consistent are the times year to year? Some of the videos are a little old. I'm not shooting to music, just having music in the background. Only have 12 cues so I will be using time fuse between effects and using Talons to initiate, shoot some specific pieces and accelerate the show if it falls behind the music. The peices I have timed so far are (not in order):

    Beihai-Dancing Snakes: 37sec
    Fwd-The Artillerist: 20sec
    Legend-Y'all Ready For This: 31sec
    Black Market-Pyro Strobe Flash: 40sec
    Fwd-Pyramid/Chosen One: 15sec
    Legend-gold Rush: 23sec
    World Class-Frozen by Fire: 14sec
    World Class-Midnight Sunburn: 34sec
    BM-Brave Attendance: 39sec
    BM-Purest Pleasure: 25sec
    Fwd-Spiral Cloud: 38sec
    Legend-Fish World: 39sec
    Legend-No Bool Sheet: 20sec

    I started the clock when the first effect left the cake and stopped it when the last effect had mostly faded. Can I expect something close to this when I actually fire them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAlexander View Post
    I've been using the gallery, youtube, and another site to time the product that I will be using this year. How consistent are the times year to year? Some of the videos are a little old. I'm not shooting to music, just having music in the background. Only have 12 cues so I will be using time fuse between effects and using Talons to initiate, shoot some specific pieces and accelerate the show if it falls behind the music. The peices I have timed so far are (not in order):

    Beihai-Dancing Snakes: 37sec
    Fwd-The Artillerist: 20sec
    Legend-Y'all Ready For This: 31sec
    Black Market-Pyro Strobe Flash: 40sec
    Fwd-Pyramid/Chosen One: 15sec
    Legend-gold Rush: 23sec
    World Class-Frozen by Fire: 14sec
    World Class-Midnight Sunburn: 34sec
    BM-Brave Attendance: 39sec
    BM-Purest Pleasure: 25sec
    Fwd-Spiral Cloud: 38sec
    Legend-Fish World: 39sec
    Legend-No Bool Sheet: 20sec

    I started the clock when the first effect left the cake and stopped it when the last effect had mostly faded. Can I expect something close to this when I actually fire them?
    Maybe yes, and maybe no.

    I shot a board with a pile of cakes on it a few years back. After it finished, I had a bunch of guys turn to me and say that was great, you had the timing down exactly, great finish. A few seconds later the last three shots went off from one of the cakes. You just never know.
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    In 1999 I timed Dancing Snakes at 21 seconds, where you have 37.
    In 2006 I timed Artillerist at 20 seconds, the same as what you have.
    In 2006 I timed The Chosen One at 17 seconds, where you have 15.
    In 2007 I timed Fish World at 41 seconds, you have 39.
    In 2008 I timed Midnight Sunburn at 32 seconds, you have 34.

    I think you can expect small variations, even from one cake to another cake that came from the same case. But not big variations.

    A while back in another thread about cake times, I posted the average duration for the most common shot counts, i.e., 16 shot, 25 shot, and so forth, for both 200g and 500g cakes. I don't know where that thread is now, but you could search for it.
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    Cake time is not something that gets specified or measured at the factory. You can get timing that everyone else will love but chances are that you will see issues.
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    Thank You. I looked at this post again this morning and I'm not entirely sure why I posted it last night. After searching the forums some more I see exactly what you 2 have said. Learning point...don't get on the forum after "socializing" for a couple hours. If a moderator wants to lock or dispose of this thread, it probably isn't going to be of any use to someone in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAlexander View Post
    Thank You. I looked at this post again this morning and I'm not entirely sure why I posted it last night. After searching the forums some more I see exactly what you 2 have said. Learning point...don't get on the forum after "socializing" for a couple hours. If a moderator wants to lock or dispose of this thread, it probably isn't going to be of any use to someone in the future.
    Yes I find that after socializing I tend to post awkward things.
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