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Star’s Fireworks

Star Fireworks prides itself in the quality of our fireworks, both those used in our professional shows along with those that we sell in both out Bracknell and on-line shop.  This pride has become our annual pilgrimage with both Andy and Sean travelling the world to source the best suppliers and the highest quality.

Although the flashes and bangs are taken for granted there is quite a lot of Science in the manufacturing of fireworks.  The burst pattern, the colours and sound is all thought about when designing the fireworks.

To help you understand a little more we have put together some more information and videos to help describe what you may see if having a display provided by Star Fireworks, or ones you have purchased from or store.

Star Fireworks

Time Rain Crossette Shell

A great shell that fills the sky with a glittering array of sparks. Looking like a Palm shell initially the individual stars then split in 4 creating the classic ‘Crossette’ effect. Stunning on its own, but sent up as part of a volley of shells this effect can fill a sky with its breathtaking effect

Brocade Crown with Red Strobe Pistil Shell

The brocade crown is perhaps the most impressive of display shells with each of the numerous stars contained within leaving a trail of fine glittering sparkle as it flies outward. The red pistil refers to the coloured centre that can be seen as the shell bursts, glittering red in this instance it can be one of many colours and is definitely one to look out for….especially in the big finales!!

Crackling Willow Shell

Named after the tree the falling stars of this shell resemble as they cascade downwards this particular shell adds the crackling effect giving each star an audible sound and appearance similar to a sparkler until they fade away. A favourite with the crowds this shell can add another dimension to a volley of Willows, or the similar effect Kamuro shells

Smiley Face Shell

Golden Willow to Red Shell

Similar to the Crackling Willow in its overall appearance these shells fall silently without the audible effect.  Before fading away though each star turns a vibrant red giving the effect an unexpected dimension filling the sky with both ‘hanging’ sparks and a wave of colour.   Look out for these shells ending in a range of colours through to strobe effects before they fade away.  These always provoke appreciation from the crowd.

Multi-coloured Brocade Ring with Big Crackling Rain Pistil

The way in which the stars are arranged in this shell mean that when it bursts they are all flung in a flat plane creating an obvious ring. Each star in this shell is coloured differently to its neighbor, and combined with a Brocade effect to create the distinctive trail of sparks as it flies from the centre. The crackling rain pistil can be seen in the centre as the shell bursts and provides a stark contrast to the shell’s primary effect creating a truly amazing overall effect for the audience to enjoy.

Orange Coconut with Big Crackling Rain Pistil

Coconut shells and Palm shells are very similar in effect and can be quite tricky to tell apart, but here at Star we aim to help identify every shell we fire.  Generally speaking (not always) Palm shells rise leaving a distinctive trail behind them (the trunk) before bursting into 6 or more stars that burn creating an effect appearing to resemble a palm leaf.  A coconut shell can appear with or without a tail, and usually burst into much smaller stars than its big brother the Palm. Sometimes each star can fade out with a small report (bang) also known as a coconut.