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Pyrotechnic billiards

Great balls of fire, don't try this at home.
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A standard, (fire proof), twelve foot snooker table with an asbestos felt surface. No overhead lighting and solid yet porous balls that have been soaked in a mixture of kerosene and whichever substance turns the flame the color of the ball coated in it. [Link]

A spark generated from the initial break ignites all of the balls leaving colored flame trailers behind each ball as they scatter around the table.

As each ball comes to rest, the flame surrounding it dies down to a barely flickering aura, but when one ball strikes another and its movement fans the flame, colored fire tracers follow the path of each ball as they ricochet around the table.


The management will assume no liability in accidents caused by shots taken without using the granny stick.

OW! Double or nothing?

Colored fire. http://www.gotfire.8m.com/custom3.html
It's not easy being green. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Bar-B-Cue and Hot Pockets, mmmm.
wombat, Sep 22 2003
  

       I like the idea of flaming pool (billiards/snooker / cue-sports) balls.   

       I would however point out that this is [later: *was*] in the fashion:hair category !
Jinbish, Sep 22 2003
  

       In days of yore, the method of manufacturing snooker and billiard balls rendered them extremely susceptible to combustible moments. Frequently the clack of two balls hitting each other would be followed by a boom as one of them exploded.   

       Alas, the pyrotechnic capabilities have largely been removed from snooker balls since then.
PeterSilly, Sep 22 2003
  

       I read this as "Pyrotechnic Billboards". I like that better.
phoenix, Sep 22 2003
  

       Me too. Is myopia catching?
DrCurry, Sep 22 2003
  

       [2fries], why fashion:hair?
k_sra, Sep 22 2003
  

       <trick shot into middle category pocket>   

       Reaches for secret double vote button...
yamahito, Sep 22 2003
  

       I don't know about youropia, but myopia is just fine.
phoenix, Sep 22 2003
  

       I forgot to choose a category when I posted this and I'm not sure why, but fashion: hair kind of picked itself. Oops.
Maybe it was a subconscious Freudian slip, seeing as how I will soon be as bald as a cue ball.
  

       This is such a cool idea. I want to see them explode when you pocket them, though.
Detly, Sep 22 2003
  

       "It's all fun and games until someone gets cancer from the asbestos table." Other than that it would be cool.   

       Oh yeah, I also thought it said pyrotechnic billboards. That would be pretty cool also, except for all the people getting in accidents because they can't concentrate on the road when there is a flaming advertisement for the nearest strip club above their heads.
Face, Sep 22 2003
  

       No way! This is way more cool than pyrotechnic billboards!
RoboBust, Sep 23 2003
  

       Billiard balls used to be made of Celluloid, as [PeterSilly] notes. So does that make this baked?   

       No - celluloid didn't combust into a variety of colours. It just exploded. this idea had different coloured flames that only ignite when they are moving (a bit dificult to get that bit to work).
Jinbish, Sep 23 2003
  

       The balls would not “only ignite while moving”. They would be constantly burning; their movement would just make them burn more.   

       8-ball corner pocket! Get the fire extinguisher!
DesertFox, May 05 2004
  
      
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