Pyro Mini Fireshooter
THE NEW PYRO MINI - Less bulk. More fire.
The viral smash-hit of 2014 has been transformed into a smaller, sleeker and sexier MUST-HAVE.
Based on the original Pyro, we've refined the mini to make it easier to use, while packing in a host of new features that rival anything you'd see in a James Bond movie.
This is not a toy. This is a "badass" device that allows you to launch fireballs from your open palm.
Pyro's secret is that the barrels are filled with 'flash' paper. A specially-treated tissue paper that burns extremely quickly and is gone in the blink of an eye. Magicians have used flash paper in their acts for decades to get huge reactions from a tiny burst of fire.
Every precaution has been taken to make this safe, but as Pyro shoots real fire, it MUST be handled responsibly. A comprehensive video download is given to guide you through everything you need to know. Thousands upon thousands of units of Pyro have been sold with superb, safe results.
WHAT'S NEW WITH PYRO MINI?
We've reduced the size of the original Pyro by over 50% to create a compact device that's easier to conceal. 2 barrels with intense firepower.
Built-in trigger on the top of the device to allow you to shoot a fireball from your hand at the push of a button, now the device is small enough to palm.
NO MORE BATTERIES. We've added USB recharging, allowing you to plug in your Pyro to charge up to 600 shots from the in-built lithium battery. Now you can charge it from your laptop, in the car or on your way to a gig.
A DETACHABLE WRIST STRAP enables you to slide the device on or off with ease. Whether you're just shooting fireballs for fun, or you're at a gig, PYRO mini allows you to turn up the heat at a moments notice.
BURST FIRE is the most exciting feature we've added. Now you have the option to hold the remote or trigger down for a few seconds and shoot 2 fireballs at the same time.
By plugging in your antenna to the remote, you get to practice the new burst fire from up to 30ft away.
You can even be in another room.
Comprehensive Instructional It is a condition of purchase that you watch the PYRO mini instructional in its entirety, prior to operating your unit. Adam Wilber goes over the safety precautions, correct operation and performance ideas for this device. We've given you multiple ideas to get you started - but the possibilities are truly endless. PYRO mini is a true utility device that opens up a new and exciting side to your magic.
PYRO MINI BLOOPERS
SummaryI love this product as a cool item to have. Size is good and I found the learning curve to be short. I haven't found an routine I would use it with and like Adam usually just say that the best thing about being a Magician is the cool toys we get to play with. Launch a fire ball get a crowd...
SummaryI am at the beginning stages of magic. Less than an amateur. So of course I need a device to shoot fireballs! My girlfriend thought it was a good christmas present. Boy was she wrong. It is a GREAT present...for me. She immediately hated it and regretted her purchase. Too late!
But seriously, I watched the videos, after maybe 20 minutes, with an easy learning curve, no false fires at all, it was working flawlessly. The instructions were perfect and very clear. Loading it is a bit slow as others have mentioned but I can see getting very savvy with your "ammo" location and reload technique, rather quickly. With better sleights...I could see real magicians learning techniques to reload in front of the audience without them knowing. The remote is very palmable (is that a word?), it can be hit through your pocket, and the on/off switches are easy to flip blind.
You can control the kind of burst very easily with the amount of paper and also with the way you roll the paper. eg. Tighter gives you a different burst. You can control Length and size etc.
It does leave a rather strong odor and it is REAL flame (duh) but I know some magicians who won't use this as the venue does not allow Pyro. I dont think you could "sneak" this one by them.
If you don't need fire in your act then fine... but if you think you EVER would or want to spice up an already cool gimmick this is the device!
OR just scare the crap out of your GF in the bathroom ...whatever works for you.
Summarytakes a bit to learn how to fold your paper fireballs for a good shot and re-loading is a bit tedious but overall well worth the hassles. Its a nice tool to add to the arsenal. I hope they are now able to keep the flash paper in stock and at a decent price,,,we'll see?
SummaryI'm totally blown away by this product. I've used it for table-hopping and it's the one thing they talk about when I leave. If you don't have one of these, you're selling yourself short. Whether it be close-up or stage, this ups your game by at least 100%.
All this aside, I do recommend that you watch all the videos before proceeding. It could mean the difference in a good performance and a flop.
One other thing to mention, please don't use paper or cotton provided by any other shop. I did a couple of times and it left a lot of black residue inside the barrel. The ammo they provide is priced fairly and you can see the difference in the whiteness of the Ellusionist product.
I AM a believer.
This is a quality product at a reasonable price. Comes with lots of flash cotton and flash paper. Comes with a battery for the remote and my unit was already charged. Instructional videos were detailed and enjoyable. Seems easy to care for. It's a lot of fun!
It's a little time consuming to load the charges when you want to play with it and fire off a bunch of rounds. And it will take time to learn how to load the charges to get the effect you want. Sometimes the fireballs shoot 4 or 5 feet out, sometimes less (I suspect if they're packed too tightly or there isn't enough flash cotton to rocket the flash paper out). I wonder if there's a way to pre-make charges to slip into the barrels. That would be cool.
I'm very happy with this purchase!
SummaryThe pyro mini is so cool! I got it as a gift for my girlfriends son and it was perfect to keep the spark in him going for magic. He already has a bunch of ideas. And i get to use it too. If you have ever wanted to shoot fire balls out of your open palm, buy this now! Perfect shot so far every time.
SummaryOkay, I'm not a professional magician, but if I were I'd get a pair of these! A friend sent the demo video to my wife who (knowing my pyromaniac tendencies, against her better judgement) showed it to me. It was love at first sight! Got the pyro mini for Christmas from my daughter. The instructional video repeatedly states it's not a toy but a serious piece of professional equipment. True enough, but toy or not it's damn good fun. Buy one--you won't regret this purchase.
SummaryThe Mini as awesome from the moment I started using it. It is the best combination of technology and magical realism that I've seen, and I'm a scientist.
With the help of friends and some social engineering and the Pyro mini, I managed to give a close friend a momentary glimpse to an alternate reality. He believed for 5 minutes that the metaphysical is possible and that his scientific approach to seeing the world should be questioned.
The pyro has convinced me that there is more to explore in the unreal imaginative boundary between magical and real. Happy X mas and happy new year.
SummaryFirstly, got this little baby in about 2 weeks from the US which is a first I have to say. Sometimes getting stuff from the US is like getting a delivery from Mars!
At first the US power plug did freak me out but its USB chargable so no need for an adapter, though it would be quicker to charge from the mains I expect.
Got paper and wool with the order and Ive played about so far and have to say, while I have enough wool to last me until judgement day, or until I accidentally burn my eye brows off, I doubt that the paper will last long tbh. I thats a lot of experimentation to get the load right, thats wool/paper ratio, because after all basically its a double barrelled cannon, which uses flash paper rather than an actual projectile, so to get those fireballs can be a little hit and miss, with regard to length of flashpaper used, tightness of the roll, tightnes of the wool ball used to ignite etc etc. So, excuse the term, but expect to burn through the paper.
But its a thing of beauty when it works. I have only one gripe, and its a small one. Ignition is not instant. Pressing the fire button obviously heats up a coil behind the wool and this does take a moment to ignite, so when using it in say, a trick, you will have to judge your shot to include the time it takes to ingite. This is very noticable when using the double shot with the remote. Overall, its a big step from the original Pyro, which I noticed has four barrels. Hopefully as tech increases, the mini will end up with four too, but for now, it was well worth the £135 I spent on it and as many people have said, the service and presentation of the product was excellent. Oh and the tutorial vid is great,
SummaryFantastic product, easy to use and great instructional video. Huge thanks to all the Ellusionist team! If your in Canada, be careful where you use it, the police aren't too thrilled about someone shooting fireballs ;)