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Kevin Esprella

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Confetti Cannon
« on: December 18, 2013, 01:48:11 pm »

Looking to take the plunge on a confetti cannon and wanted to get some input from here to find out what works for you.

What I'm looking for:

Single Shot
Double Barrel
Reusable
Tour Grade - (system will go out on rentals and want to make sure it comes back in one peace)

I've been looking at the Artistry in Motions: Big Shot Cannon.
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Josh Daws

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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 07:35:43 pm »

look at ultratec...they have all of the above that you are looking for
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Ray Cerwinski

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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 01:46:11 am »

While the Ultratec Air Cannon is a nice product, I prefer the Artistry in Motion Big Shot. The Big Shot allows for the barrels to be "folded" back into the framework for protection during transport. The Air Cannon just lets the barrels kind of dangle on the outside which will eventually lead to weak fittings that won't hold position.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 11:06:17 am »

The Air Cannon just lets the barrels kind of dangle on the outside which will eventually lead to weak fittings that won't hold position.

Have you experienced this or is this your educated opinion?
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 02:00:08 am »

Have you experienced this or is this your educated opinion?

I've experienced this with other brands that do not have a protective cage. They are also a pain in the ass to store and transport in quantity with cables and barrels sticking out and getting caught on everything under the sun.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 09:26:06 am »

im certain there are cases you can get from ultratec for transportation.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 01:11:25 pm »

Speaking as an arena/stadium stagehand, I can say that 99% of the confetti canons we see on tours are Best Shot.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 04:35:11 pm »

We've been using the Big Shots (x2) at the park since before I started there 10 years ago, haven't had a problem yet. We've used them at various pressures up to 120psi without issue (just don't hit anyone with them!)

A tip we've learned over time - if you're using the rolled streamers, you'll want "caps" for them - it seems to make them unroll and "stream" better. (We eventually started making our own caps out of old park handouts, much cheaper than what AIM was selling the actual caps for and can get 6 out of one sheet - trifold then half) However conversely we learned through experimentation that confetti seems to work better without caps. YMMV.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 02:45:27 pm »

Thanks for the all the input. Looks like I'm going with the Big Shot then. Also thanks for the tip with the end-caps Chris.

Cheers, everyone and Happy Holidays!


We've been using the Big Shots (x2) at the park since before I started there 10 years ago, haven't had a problem yet. We've used them at various pressures up to 120psi without issue (just don't hit anyone with them!)

A tip we've learned over time - if you're using the rolled streamers, you'll want "caps" for them - it seems to make them unroll and "stream" better. (We eventually started making our own caps out of old park handouts, much cheaper than what AIM was selling the actual caps for and can get 6 out of one sheet - trifold then half) However conversely we learned through experimentation that confetti seems to work better without caps. YMMV.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 01:54:40 pm »

I allways wanted to blow off a confetti cannon in a small 2000sq ft bar....lol Peoples beers all filled with confetti.......all in the beer wells.
I have to much time to think....man I gotta get gigging again.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 08:40:44 pm »

I allways wanted to blow off a confetti cannon in a small 2000sq ft bar....lol Peoples beers all filled with confetti.......all in the beer wells.
I have to much time to think....man I gotta get gigging again.

A manager borrowed ours for a New Year's party in his basement once... Filled them to the full 120psi... ended up blowing out a good portion of his drop ceiling... (We tried to warn him it was too much, he didn't listen, as usual)

Personally, I've always wanted to fill them with those little bouncy balls to see how far they'd bounce.
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Re: Confetti Cannon
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 10:05:42 pm »

Personally, I've always wanted to fill them with those little bouncy balls to see how far they'd bounce.

You haven't lived until you've filled cannons with cold hard cash. Last NYE I shot off $1000 in 1's.

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Re: Confetti Cannon
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