#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 17th, 2013 22:03
#2 By: Preston, December 17th, 2013 22:41
#3 By: crashproof, December 17th, 2013 22:42
#4 By: Cary, December 17th, 2013 23:48
You can do the same thing with a real Xmas tree a few weeks after the holidays...
#5 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, December 17th, 2013 23:53
Without tamping it's mostly flash and no punch, but what a nice flash it is, and it certainly does a great job demonstrating how det cord can "cut" objects when wrapped around them.
#6 By: Preston, December 18th, 2013 00:17
#7 By: Joseph Baum, December 18th, 2013 00:47
I want to see this man do a menorah... heh. heheheh... Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! BOOM!
#8 By: Robin Shkwarek, December 18th, 2013 01:14
This is a celebration of Festivus (for the rest of us).
#9 By: Kelly , December 18th, 2013 01:38
No kidding. I was shocked at the slow motion video and how it showed how much flame there is. At real time speed it happens so fast it looks like just a quick puff.
#10 By: gilbert wham, December 18th, 2013 04:35
Thank you for mah new christmas card image...
#11 By: MikeDT, December 18th, 2013 07:20
I knew det cord was fast, but a burn rate of 4 miles a second is beyond fast.
#12 By: Jardine, December 18th, 2013 07:45
#13 By: Rosko , December 18th, 2013 09:00
That's no way to treat a perfectly good Festivus pole.
#14 By: Mister44, December 18th, 2013 09:30
#15 By: Chip Andre, December 18th, 2013 09:35
It's fast because it doesn't burn - it detonates. There is a definite (and Quite Interesting) difference between deflagration and detonation. The short version is that "burning" happens slower than the speed of sound, and detonation happens faster than sound (which causes a proper shock wave). In the slow-mo shots, you can actually see the shock wave (that blurry bit that looks like heat shimmer) emanating from the cord as it detonates.
#16 By: Zachary Johnson, December 18th, 2013 10:48
#17 By: Austin Hamman, December 18th, 2013 17:16
#18 By: Ipo Nokaoi, December 19th, 2013 03:52
A neighbour of mine once attempted to dispose of his six foot tree by slowly feeding it into his living room fireplace.
#19 By: nonfer, December 19th, 2013 12:13
love the footage and tree design. no ornaments!
#20 By: Wrecksdart, December 19th, 2013 14:07
A good pine tree in the open hearth is fun for everyone! Soots the flue, but damn those things go up quickly.
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