Pyrotechnic effects are a great attention grabber with just about any crowd. With a little forethought they can be added to a wide range of effects. They can add visual punch to an otherwise boring gimmick, or work as a closer that the crowd will remember. Flash pads tend to be one of the easiest ways to add pyrotechnic flair to just about any trick.
Their large surface area and high flammability make them very reliable. The slightest ignition source usually sets them off with quite a lot of flash and an impressive puff of smoke. This also makes flash pads a great way to redirect the crowd’s attention or simply to conceal a momentary sleight of hand.
The overall size of these flash pads makes them a great effect for a stage performing magician who wants to be able to capture the attention of a medium to large size crowd. Yet they aren’t so large as to be cumbersome and can be kept in the lining of a costume jacket or underneath a close by side table.
Just bear in mind that you need to be 18 years or older to purchase these flash pads. Some state laws also require the operator to be at least 18 years old. So, it’s a good idea to double check all the pertinent regulations in your area, just in case you happen to be purchasing these for a young magician to practice with.