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Flaming tennis balls?

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Unread postAuthor: OpenTrackRacer » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:59 pm

I had my new gun out for the first time this weekend and the biggest hit were the tennis balls. We were getting about seven seconds of hang time for empty balls fired straight up.

I'm wondering if anyone has a method for getting the balls to burn in flight?

Thanks!
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:02 pm

Against the rules buddy.

Incendiary projectile: Any projectile that is capable of producing flame.
Rocket propelled projectiles, pyrotechnic smoke bombs, or any other burning projectiles would qualify as an incendiary projectile.
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Unread postAuthor: OpenTrackRacer » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:27 pm

Doh! Sorry about that!

I can see how that makes sense. We fire our guns out in the desert where there's nothing to burn but flaming projectiles could be a big problem in other places!
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:40 pm

I saw this vid (if I'm not mistaken) had a very hot cough cough, tennis ball shatter an old T.V. Shooting in the dessert must be fun.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:48 pm

As OuchProgramme said, this is against the rules... sorry. Here in the US shooting flaming objects turns your cannon into a destructive device and therefor is federally illegal to own/operate.
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