cardboard launchtubes in rp selectionboxes good or bad idea?

Discussion in 'Anthonys Thought of the Day' started by Anthony, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I have noticed rp put cardboard tubes in their selectionboxes from to which to launch the small rockets included in each box:why? It's a silly move because if the ground is anything like damp or soggy the tube will either become damp or flop or unless you have soft enough ground/soil to stick it in then you can easily damage it and render it useless forcing it into the ground. A plastic launch tube would be better as it wouldnt disintegrate or fall apart in dampsoil and is far easier to set up and should be included in every rp selection.:lurking:
  2. essex pyro

    essex pyro Galactic Firework Addict

    Well this did make me laugh as I am sitting at work they are fine Sir Anthony :sparkler: but off course am sure you have some plastic ones somewhere if you are not happy
  3. pyro mike

    pyro mike Galactic Firework Addict

    sure they'll be fine Sir Anthony :sparkler:...........or like gary says, if you've got a few plastic ones lying about.........:confused:herlock:
  4. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I'll get some cheap plastic narrow pipe from a plumbers merchants and cut em into suitable lengths that'll help. And I'll cut a slanted end to stick easily into the ground on each length problem solved ;) but it still doesnt excuse it;not everybody keeps nor reuses their rocket tubes when they've fired their rockets, these are often thrown away afterwards.
  5. Galactic Nigel

    Galactic Nigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    Whats happened to Garys Avatar ? LOL :gay:
  6. The Rocket Man

    The Rocket Man Galactic Fireworks Forum Member

    Surely you can't be serious Sir Anthony :sparkler:, that seems a lot of trouble to launch a small rocket to me... I think you'll find the cardboard tubes will suffice Sir Anthony :sparkler: but if they don't, they used to be called bottle rockets for a reason ;) they will launch safely from most glass beer bottles :)
  7. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    But the cardboard tube would go soggy if the ground was damp in the first place and it would dampen and bend sending the rocket skewith if you were to light it with a soggy bent cardboard launch tube;think i'll use secured small beer bottles-also from a safety point of view you cannot use very widenecked glass bottles for small rockets if the stick doesn't reach the bottom of the bottle
    and i'll tell you why;because if you did, because the rocket isn't near vertical and the neck of the bottle is wide, then it can shoot off in any undesired direction and not fly upward straight as it should.:confused:pin:
  8. Bandit

    Bandit The Firework Forum Addict Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    Sir Anthony :sparkler:, don't forget to use your safety glasses, as the heat from the rocket motor could break the glass bottle in to smithereens and shower you with hot glass.
  9. triple burst

    triple burst Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    lol Kevin The Bandit (kev) :gay:
  10. Pyro Daddy

    Pyro Daddy Galactic Firework Guru

    Hmmm, i'm now starting to think plastic tubes are dangerous!
    Just say you planted your launch tubes 50 years before your display, the tubes could easily have bio-degraded by then.
    These firework companies really don't plan for every eventuality do they! :(
  11. Galactic Nigel

    Galactic Nigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    oh no !! :(
    Ive just realised I left the empty bog roll on the side and it must have been put in with ants fireworks :(
  12. pyro mike

    pyro mike Galactic Firework Addict

    lol nigel.........:giggle:
  13. Pyromaniac

    Pyromaniac Super Moderator Staff Member

    Is this not 'Anthony's thought for the day?' :)
  14. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    This has me thinking... seriously... what would psychologists make of the mental process behind wanting cat2 / selection box rockets? I reckon Sir Anthony :sparkler: must be hung like a stench pipe with a mini-mitre football on the end... cus he clearly needs no 'extensions'. LOL... poor Nigel and his Ferrari! LOL, sorry I'm getting far too personal!

    I remember going through a stage of specifically wanting some s**t rockets in the past. LOL. It must have been 20+ years ago when I was 14 or younger, when, despite being prepared to save and spend (and direct my parents £s too) on the biggest rockets of the day, I had an urge for a pack of Brock's Nightrider rockets. Found a picture, for some reason I always thought they were Standard brand. And if I recall, all they did was morph from the rocket trail into a trail of red & green stars. Not the slightest burst, just a trail.

    And in that description I can see possibly why I wanted them, despite being gentle, they were different! Better than a limp attempt at a burst, a deliberate lack of attempt.

    And as for showing appreciation for cat2 rockets... I'm not trying to brag about anything chaps! LOL
  15. Galactic Nigel

    Galactic Nigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    Once again Rob you had me reading with a big smile and occasional chcuckle !! brilliant response and my oh my what a proper little sexy box of rockets !! and yes I have a box of those on my collection too which I might just get out and fondle tomorrow so thanks for that :)

    P.S Ferrari !! you are so last year Im slumming it in a Bentley now LOL !!
  16. djburnside

    djburnside Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    My opinion is that average user only needs the tube a handful of times so something which could be recycled is a good idea
  17. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    That's ok from an environmental point of view but if the ground is damp where you are using the cardboard rocket tube it would go soggy/crumple and possibly disintegrate before you light your rocket!:fountain:

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