This is a very interesting tool!
So, my first impression as soon as I opened the package was
that the ‘pen’ was made of a cheap material. It actually is! LOL. Is that a problem? Not at all!
It’s meant to be like that. It looks like an innocent generic black marker, a very cheap one,
exactly because you don’t want to draw anyone’s attention to it before the effect. In case people
want to grab and see where the fireballs came from, you also receive a completely normal black
marker, just ditch the gimmicked one and give the real one for examination.
magicians might have:
1) it does use a heater coil. Actually a double one. Will it last? I
wonder that too and hope so. You are provided with a soft brush, so the chamber or the loading
compartment can be cleaned after the blow, like a real gun. Heater coils stuff scares us, but I
believe if used as taught, not overloading, cleaning after a use or two, not pushing it too hard and
etc, it will last a long long time.
2) does it have to be black flash paper? Not at all! I’ve
tested with different white ones from different sources/countries and it worked like a charm. Black
is recommended if you want an extra disguise, not important in my honest opinion, because people
can’t see it inside the chamber.
3) yes it goes pretty far! It’s exciting!!😂 I got really
impressed about the distance. It was the best part!
4) is it better than other existing models?
Well, I believe it’s pretty much the same idea. I have the Pyro Pen from Adam Wilber and also love
it. Without going into too much detail, it’s made from a Sharpie marker and is a replica of a real
one. But this is not produced anymore (I believe for legal reasons) and is hard to find. Due to that
fact, Flare is an excellent option!
5) it does look like a James Bond item! The way you turn the
pen on reminded of Boris exploding himself in 007 Golden Eye (spoiler alert!). But don’t get me
wrong, you won’t explode anything, it’s just the way the pen is turned on. To shoot requires another
kind of activation.
Hope have helped!
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Great little device. Use it with the full size load and it is pretty stunning. Use it with half load
and it is still stunning but you can control it for close-up. So far, I’ve had no misfires and it is
easy to clean out after every fire. Even if you cant figure out how to include it in a trick it can
just be an effect of its own.
This gimmick is perfect for what I'm doing. I have coupled it with a few other effects and it is
right on point. Let me give you an example. I have something I perform called skynet where I have
the spectator throw in imaginary card into a bag. Since this device shoots flame out about 3' is
perfect the attention is on my hand up in the air ready to catch the card and that is where the
flame ends a being. All of the attention nails on the hand in the air and not on the hand that is
down by my side activating the device. It is made well I love the construction the fact that it is
black and that designed like a Sharpie works as well. I have many Sharpie style devices and by this
being totally different I can conceal it a lot easier and it does not draw attention as to other
devices that are made into a Sharpie. I've used it several times and I've always had great success
with it and I am thoroughly satisfied with this product. Keep up the good work and I will continue
to be a customer courier