BEST COMPOUND 2023
VIVID PYROTECHNICS - EL LOCO
Vivid Pyrotechnics have won best compound for the first time with their relatively new El Loco.
This compound fires 268 shots over two and a half minutes with a mixed tube size of 25 and 30mm.
El Loco starts big with ten instantaneous shots breaking with beautiful blue and gold willows flanked by ghost horsetails then into rapid straight firing red blink brocades, white tipped brocades and a fanned volley of ti-chrysanthemum and that’s just in the first 30 seconds. Fans of vividly coloured crossettes, crackling spider breaks and willows follow, climaxing in a huge series of fanned multi colour peony and ti-chrysanthemum volleys and a final volley of dirty gold to crackle brocades. This compound is truly worthy of the title ‘a display in a box’.
The Best Compound category covers any category F2 or F3 retail barrage that is made up of two more more individual cakes that are intended to be fired using a single fuse.
Nominated compounds can include any permitted tube bore size but the total NEC (net explosive content) of the compound must exceed 1000g.
2022 - Pyroclastic Storm by Prestigious Pyrotechnics
2021 - Pyroclastic Storm by Prestigious Pyrotechnics