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Ted Christensen

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Snow machines in bars/drinking gigs
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:16:54 pm »

So winter is almost here.

At last I have some cool winter gigs coming up where a snow machine would be great to use but I had a few questions first....


Choice of machine is Antari s-200

Placement. Up on truss or ground

fan or no fan?

Is this something that could upset customers?? Ie getting little flakes in their drinks?

If question two becomes a problem is an effect like this easy to contain on stage?

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Re: Snow machines in bars/drinking gigs
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 08:58:34 pm »

Snow machines use a solution that is similar to bubble and foam machines. If the machine is high enough the snow is reasonably dry, but is still a bit messy. It comes out of the nozzle damp/wet. Consider it a very limted-use effect.
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James Feenstra

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Re: Snow machines in bars/drinking gigs
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 10:58:52 pm »

pretty much every snow machine i've ever used (including really expensive ones) have a big problem with clogging if they're left running for more than a dozen or minutes at a time.

I find they're best done on a timer if possible...5-7 minutes on, then a couple minutes off and so on.

as far as the fluid used for it, it's entirely non-toxic, although some patrons might complain if it splooges a big amount of snow into their drink
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Re: Snow machines in bars/drinking gigs
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 12:34:51 pm »

When you turn it on drunk bar folks are going to be so excited about the snow that they won't care about a little soap in their beer.
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Re: Snow machines in bars/drinking gigs
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 05:29:01 pm »

Just tell them it's really fresh Colombian "snow", and they'll really get excited.
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Re: Snow machines in bars/drinking gigs
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