9 The Boosh

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Even though I have a soft spot in my heart for all the projects in this book, the boosh (aka poofer, flame cannon) is the one this book is really about. If you’ve jumped ahead to read this chapter first, please know that the other chapters and projects provide essential skill and safety information. This chapter cannot stand alone; without reading those other chapters, you’ll be missing some key information.

Flame effects provide a powerful visceral experience. They engage nearly all the senses (hopefully not taste) and push people’s buttons. There just really isn’t any other experience like setting off a huge ball of fire in ...

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