Repeaters are a super easy way to launch fireworks up into the sky over and over again. Also known as “cakes,” this type of pyrotechnic element features multi-shot aerial displays that are real showstoppers. Repeaters are easy to use, just light up the fuse and sit back to enjoy the show – no more fumbling with the punk for individual lighting of your show. Incorporating aerial repeaters into your event, alone or with other categories of fireworks, can really cut down on the amount of time spent planning, timing and setting up your fireworks.
In terms of size, repeaters are most commonly available in 200 gram cakes and 500 gram cakes. The latter size is the largest available by law and can create quite an impressive display of self-shooting projectiles. Whatever the size, repeaters come in an assortment of effects to shoot out – colors, angle of shooting, and report are some of the variable features. Each sequential projectile propelled into the air can be identical or each projectile can be unique, it just depends on the type of aerial repeater you select. The effects shot out from repeaters can last a few seconds to several minutes.
Perfect for a professional-like display, repeaters take the time and trouble out of setting up a show. Friends and family will be amazed at your talent in creating a spectacle of sparks in the night sky. It can be your little secret that everything was already choreographed into one package. Plus, with the wide range of colors and effects available, aerial repeaters are a verified crowd please – especially suited for New Year’s Eve festivities, Fourth of July jubilees, wedding celebrations and more.
Repeater cakes can range from just a couple shots to 34, 36, 100 and more shots. The 9-shot variety of repeaters, also known as a “nine on a board”, are popular for their fast hard breaks. You’ll find the fuse on the side of your aerial repeater, once you light it the single fuse burns between the tubes igniting the lifting powder in sequential order.
When lighting your repeaters, it is a good idea to secure the base by piling up rocks, bricks or sand around the perimeter, this will prevent it from accidentally toppling over and creating disaster. Also, to help preserve public safety and your pocket book from fines, remember to follow to local laws in your area for setting off fireworks.