Quote of the day—Ry Jones

I figure it’s like when you go to a Gallagher show and sit in the front row. You bring your rain coat because you know what is going to happen with those watermelons. Well… the Boomershoot fireball is like that. Those people don’t have anything to complain about.

Ry Jones
May 1, 2011
[Ry and I had an “after action” discussion about Boomershoot 2011. The opening fireball was among the topics discussed.

What most people don’t know about that fireball is that it almost didn’t work. If you play back the video frame-by-frame you will find that nearly all the road flares went out. You can also see this from the pictures afterward. There are only about three or four flares still burning. Which leads us to the runner up for the QOTD, by Ry again, “If you had told me a week ago I would be putting out road flares with gasoline I would never have believed you.”—Joe]


6 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ry Jones

  1. Hmmm… “When putting out road flairs with gasoline, make sure you use enough explosives. Otherwise, it might catch on fire…”

    Yah, that does sound a little weird. Fortunately, we seemed to have the right mix of stuff.

  2. Joe- I’d like to bounce some more ignition ideas off you. Email me?

  3. The fumes of gas ignite. Not the gas itself. Seems to me the explosives threw the gas so fast that it didn’t give the flares much of a chance to light the Fumes. Or something.

  4. @Sebastian, I think it is probably something a little different. I suspect the mechanism with an oil well fire is that both the fuel and oxygen source is disrupted for short time. In the case of the road flares and gasoline the road flare, which supplies its own fuel and oxygen, (again speculation) is cooled by the liquid gasoline below the combustion temperature.

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