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Riskee Ball + the Charcade win Kickstarter!

We’re thrilled to announce that Riskee Ball and the Charcade reached our fundraising goal of $10,000 on Kickstarter. We are overwhelmed by all of your support and kind words. We seriously can’t wait to show you the Charcade in all … Continue reading

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Super Street Fire in the news

There we were, hunched over soldering irons, inside of a yurt, in the middle of Black Rock desert, all the while chatting with the fine folks at Gizmodo about Super Street Fire. Later that night, they took to the stage … Continue reading

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We did it!

Yesterday Super Street Fire was successfully funded on Kickstarter! Many thanks to the 126 people who backed us. Not only did we manage to meet our goal of $5000, but surpass it by $649! Nail-biting moments aside, it’s pretty incredible … Continue reading

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Mastering the Game

Super Street Fire is designed to be more than just an awesomely fun game. Part of our goal in designing this interactive installation is to create a thrilling spectacle to entrance the denizens of Black Rock City. Fire performers will … Continue reading

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More Thoughts from the Project Manager

Things I have learned so far working on the Super Street Fire project: First of all, coffee is important. It’s 2nd after oxygen, and before safety equipment. If you can combine safety equipment and coffee, say by creating safety goggles … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Project Manager

In Project Management school, they always taught us that as good PMs, we CAN manage any project, but… we shouldn’t. That is, if you’re completely new to the subject matter, you’re at a distinct disadvantage. This is why I would … Continue reading

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Safety third, kind of

If you have ever attend a burner related event you likely have heard someone utter the phrase “safety third”, typically in conjunction with some type of a crash, death defying act or unexpectedly large ball of flame. Yes, going to … Continue reading

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My love affair with power tools

My name is Sara and I love wood. I want to run around yelling it at the top of my lungs, but it might not go over very well, or worse it might go over too well. Until a week … Continue reading

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Super Street Fire Earns Honourarium

Howdy, everyone! It’s Ben here, just looking to share my excitement about another Canadian large scale flame effects project, Super Street Fire, receiving honourarium status from the Burning Man Art Grants Committee! Every year, Burning Man allocates a percentage of its … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Jab in Super Street Fire

1. Two players face each other on the stage.   2. Player 1 jabs with a left. Ball of flame advances on “up stage rail”.   3. Flame shoots towards Player 2.   4. Flame hits Player 2. Point to Player 1. … Continue reading

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