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boomershoot 2014 execution, fuzzykbp’s fireball

It occurred to me after I put up yesterday’s post that I have done a miserable job of actually documenting last year’s Boomershoot experience.  Granted, I did not end up taking very many pictures – my DSLR was down at the time, and I was too busy shooting/spotting to take pictures – but I should put up what I have. 

So, in an effort to do just that, this was FuzzyKBP’s personal fireball: 


boomershoot 2014 execution, the fireball

So yesterday’s video was of “a” fireball – specifically one of the Private Fireballs Joe Huffman offers.  You and a select group get up-close-and-personal with the set-up (as close as you and Joe feel is safe, really), and whoever paid for the shindig gets to shoot the initiation boomer.  Not a bad way to spend money, IMHO. 

Today’s video is of the fireball – the one that kicks off Boomershoot every year: 


boomershoot 2014 execution, a fireball

I know, I know, do not hold the camera sideways, but since I was filming in high-speed mode, the resolution drops dramatically, so you are not really losing anything. 

I find it fascinating how you can see the fuel (in this case, a mixture of gasoline and diesel) get dispersed by the boomer going off underneath it… until it finds a lit flare and the predictable happens.  It is also interesting how, despite […]

looks like a puma

That monstrosity I found on the interwebs is still for sale (the listing expired, but I am sure it will be back up). Color me not-at-all surprised… I still kind of want it, though.

I could really live with this, though:

Yup, that is a fully-functional, street-legal (at least in once-Great Britain) Warthog, built off a 1982 Land Rover Defender 110 with the 2.5L Diesel, for sale for any "reasonable offer" around […]