Flamethrower Shooting Gallery - You Too Can Burn The Man!

Flamethrower Shooting Gallery - You Too Can Burn The Man!

Postby matisse » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:41 am

Last year (2008) the Flamethrower Shooting Gallery helped over 200 participants play with fire
in spectacular, hands-on fashion.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFNFiPQ7WaA[/youtube]

This year we want to enable even more people to make good on our motto and goal:

"You too can Burn The Man!", and "Doing dangerous things, safely."

We need to fill up most of the crew roles by the end of March, in order to commit to bringing the Shooting Gallery to the Playa this year.

The list of roles to be filled is up on the web at:

http://www.matisse.net/flamethrower/participate.html

There are about 80 slots still to be filled, and so we need around three dozen people to commit to about
two days each, or pretty close to that.

Some roles require serious training, some don't.

This year we plan to give the crew some nicely printed "tickets" which
can be given out to friends, etc. Each time we assemble a group of
shooters we will first pick people in the crowd who have these
tickets.

If you would like to help please join the Flamethrower Shooting Gallery group on Flickr
and/or send me email at:

flamethrower@matisse.net
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Postby klondike_bar » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:19 pm

I will definitely be coming by this booth at some point.

may i suggest that the 'turrets" at affixed VERY well, and only allowed to pivot within a small angle?
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Postby matisse » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:42 pm

klondike_bar wrote:may i suggest that the 'turrets" at affixed VERY well, and only allowed to pivot within a small angle?
Safety third! :twisted: Did you see it last year? The flamethrowers are chained to the shooting table.
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Postby klondike_bar » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:38 pm

matisse wrote:
klondike_bar wrote:may i suggest that the 'turrets" at affixed VERY well, and only allowed to pivot within a small angle?
Safety third! :twisted: Did you see it last year? The flamethrowers are chained to the shooting table.


2009 will be my first year, but thanks.

as long as i dont wake up to see some drunken maniac running around with a stolen flamethrower :lol:
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Postby Toolmaker » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:26 pm

You fuckers are AWESOME!

I'm making my first mixed fuel thrower now. I'm basically doing what you did only cheaper.

Thanks for making my year last year.
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Postby Stickygreen » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:26 pm

matisse I sent you an E-mail, I've also forwarded the request to some of my pryo friends. we all thought your flame thrower gallery was way cool!
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Thank you

Postby matisse » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:02 pm

Hey there - got your email and replied.
Happy to have you on board.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:13 pm

I am glad you got your approval, I never saw it last year but I was pretty busy shooting my own flame.

I wanna help.........e mail to follow.
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Recruiting continues

Postby matisse » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:30 am

So we're closing in on getting our crew together - we have about 115 work slots to fill, and currently have commitments for 48 of them.

So, if you or someone you know would like to help run the Flamethrower Shooting Gallery then please have a look at our Participation page and perhaps pass on the URL to others:
You Too Can Burn The Man!
http://www.matisse.net/flamethrower/
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Postby karlachameleon » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:40 am

I would LOVE to get involved in this! I'm based in London where I am on the crew of a flame throwin' firetruck. We've also got a great little handheld that we can't quite figure out how to get through customs and on to the playa...
I've got experience working safely with LPG but not with liquid fuel, but I'm ready and willing to learn. I hope I can sign up for a few shifts!
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Postby matisse » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:18 am

karlachameleon wrote:I would LOVE to get involved in this! I'm based in London where I am on the crew of a flame throwin' firetruck.

Excellent!

Can you send me an email, and include your phone number, to flamethrower@matisse.net ? I'll get back to you to set a time to discuss details. If by any chance you use AOL Instant Messenger and a Mac then we can try audio chat as well. (I am in San Francisco.)

We've also got a great little handheld that we can't quite figure out how to get through customs and on to the playa...

Assuming that it is not inherently illegal, maybe mail it in pieces?

I've got experience working safely with LPG but not with liquid fuel, but I'm ready and willing to learn. I hope I can sign up for a few shifts!

We'll be doing crew training Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Anyone working range operations (Gate, Range Safety, etc.) needs to attend one of those session (unless they did last year) and we cover many safety procedures.

Have a look at our participation web page and let me know which roles you would be interested in, and how many shifts you can commit to - if you can specify dates that is best but for now we just need the number of shifts.
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Postby djnormanj » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:07 pm

FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!!

Out of my way! I'm NEXT!!!

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Range Rules

Postby matisse » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:12 am

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Hmmm, can't seem to insert an image. The system seems to keep inserting a space into the closing img tag.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:53 am

Image

The trick with flickr is right click on the properties, then cut and past the URL it shows there, THEN delete everything after the jpg abbreviation on the end.
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Postby slvrnmph » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:23 pm

I can't believe I missed this last year. No way I'm missing it this year.
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Volunteer

Postby Graystone2000 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:35 pm

I'm in... Happy to assist in setup Saturday and Sunday if you get me in early... Also would do a gatekeeper night or two ... Send me a message, I also tapped the flickr group too...
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Postby Chainsaw Voyeur » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:56 pm

Count me in as well. I'll make sure the gallery is amazing this year. I'm available a few days before & after the burn as well, to help build and/or tear down as necessary.

Let me know what I can do to help.
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Postby anthony paul » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:42 am

[quote="djnormanj"]FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!!

Out of my way! I'm NEXT!!!

[img]http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/djnormanj/flamethrower.jpg[/img][/quote]

lol so true!

And as for the flamethrowers at BM, hell yea! The pyro inside of me just raised an eyebrow.
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How to Help

Postby matisse » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:43 am

Chainsaw Voyeur wrote:Count me in as well. I'll make sure the gallery is amazing this year. I'm available a few days before & after the burn as well, to help build and/or tear down as necessary.

Let me know what I can do to help.


Send me some email at flamethrower @ matisse . net
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