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Pyro Fireshooter shoots fireballs from your wrists

The Pyro Fireshooter is a wearable device that shoots fireballs from the user's wrist
The Pyro Fireshooter is a wearable device that shoots fireballs from the user's wrist
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The Pyro Fireshooter is a wearable device that shoots fireballs from the user's wrist
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The Pyro Fireshooter is a wearable device that shoots fireballs from the user's wrist
The Pyro Fireshooter packaging
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The Pyro Fireshooter packaging
The Pyro Fireshooter comes with an instructional video
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The Pyro Fireshooter comes with an instructional video
The wearable device and separate trigger of the Pyro Fireshooter
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The wearable device and separate trigger of the Pyro Fireshooter
The Pyro Fireshooter's wearable strap is much like a watch
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The Pyro Fireshooter's wearable strap is much like a watch
The Pyro Fireshooter's trigger button is small enough to hold discreetly or put into a pocket
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The Pyro Fireshooter's trigger button is small enough to hold discreetly or put into a pocket
The Pyro Fireshooter strap is small enough to hide under a sleeve
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The Pyro Fireshooter strap is small enough to hide under a sleeve
The Pyro Fireshooter is worn on the inside of the wrist
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The Pyro Fireshooter is worn on the inside of the wrist
The Pyro Fireshooter's strap is adjustable
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The Pyro Fireshooter's strap is adjustable
The Pyro Fireshooter's strap is designed to be discreet and comfortable to wear
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The Pyro Fireshooter's strap is designed to be discreet and comfortable to wear
The Pyro Fireshooter is not much bigger than a normal watch
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The Pyro Fireshooter is not much bigger than a normal watch
The Pyro Fireshooter has four chambers from which the fireballs are shot
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The Pyro Fireshooter has four chambers from which the fireballs are shot
The chambers of the Pyro Fireshooter are loaded with flash cotton and paper
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The chambers of the Pyro Fireshooter are loaded with flash cotton and paper
The Pyro Fireshooter can shoot fireballs up to 10 ft (3 m)
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The Pyro Fireshooter can shoot fireballs up to 10 ft (3 m)
The Pyro Fireshooter was designed by magician Adam Wilber
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The Pyro Fireshooter was designed by magician Adam Wilber
The Pyro Fireshooter gives the impression of fireballs being shot from the user's open palm
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The Pyro Fireshooter gives the impression of fireballs being shot from the user's open palm
A fireball is shot from the Pyro Fireshooter
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A fireball is shot from the Pyro Fireshooter
The Pyro Fireshooter was designed for the magic community
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The Pyro Fireshooter was designed for the magic community

If you've already written your Christmas list for Santa, you may want to redraft it. That's because there's a new device available that lets you shoot balls of fire from your hands. Yes, like a superhero.

Designed for illusionists by magician Adam Wilber, the Pyro Fireshooter is reminiscent of the homemade flamethrower glove created by cyberpunk weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe. Whilst not quite as full-on as Priebe's creation, the Pyro is just as spectacular and, crucially, a little more refined for general sale.

Wilber explains to Gizmag that the device was inspired by flashguns that also shoot fireballs. The guns are loaded with specially-treated paper and cotton that are designed to burn quickly. Having previously created magic tricks, written books and produced DVDs, Wilber says the Pyro was based on an idea he had for miniaturizing the flashgun concept.

A fireball is shot from the Pyro Fireshooter
A fireball is shot from the Pyro Fireshooter

"This is the first physical product that I have developed," he says. "I bought one of these flashguns a while ago and had way too much fun playing with it." In total, the development of the Pyro took about two years and four prototypes, with the final prototype created about eight months ago.

The device comprises a wearable strap that looks much like a watch, and a trigger button that can be held in the other hand or dropped into a pocket when not in use. Two AAA batteries are used to power the wearable unit and a 2032 watch battery is used to power the trigger. The strap is designed to be discreet and can be worn comfortably out of sight underneath a sleeve – that is, until it needs to be used.

The Pyro Fireshooter has four chambers from which the fireballs are shot
The Pyro Fireshooter has four chambers from which the fireballs are shot

The strap unit houses four chambers that are each loaded first with the cotton, to ensure ignition, and then with the paper. When the trigger is pressed, a signal is sent to the glowplug in the wearable unit. This ignites the cotton and paper, shooting them from the chamber. When the trigger is pressed again, another barrel will be discharged. Once all four have been used, the device can be reloaded.

The Pyro Fireshooter is available now, retailing at US$174. The video below provides an introduction to the device.

Source: Ellusionist

PYRO by Adam Wilber

7 comments
Bill Bennett
Sounds like a good way to get your butt shot by a cop. I almost got shot for carrying a light sabre from wicked lasers, the deputy was absolutely freaked out, "Drop it DROP IT NOW", dude it is a $400.00 toy I set it down
DonGateley
This is the best thing I've ever seen. :-) Can you say mugging deterrent?
Nelson Hyde Chick
What a great toy for man children to start fires with.
Lee Bell
Looks like it would be a fun thing to mess around with but I really feel sorry for this guy if he actually starts selling them. Every liability lawyer in the world is going to be getting in line to sue him. There is simply no way to make that thing IDIOT proof and there are a lot of idiots out there.
Bob
I am wondering how easily this thing would start a fire. Years ago in a factory, I saw a small spark torch a guy's Afro in less than a second. Something that shoots ten feet could easily go the wrong direction and set off something flammable.
Ka Jun Law
Hi,if malaysia people wan buy Pyro Fireshooter can or not?
MensaJeff
Hey, what a useful video...I was wondering if I'd be able to walk around the desert with it on.