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I bought 10 of these units and only 2 out of the 10 worked properly, their is a major fault with this product, and I wasted a lot of money. The same fault happens on all of them. The units do not flash every time, some of the ones i bought do not flash at all. I even changed the switch to a better one but the fault was till there, I live in England so could not retun them, I am very dissapointed and have wasted a lot of money!!!! NOTE FROM THE MAGIC DEPOT: Chris, in our experience, the manufacturer of Flash Burst is very good at taking care of these problems personally. Even though the units you bought from us were delivered a long time ago, we are happy to assist you with information and possible solutions. Thanks Chris! – Chris priest
Maybe you either like it or don't, but I have had great luck with my Flash Burst. Works every time and gets great reactions on stage and off. Maybe other reviewers got a bad unit? Aaron has always taken good care of me, perhaps you should contact him. Flash Burst rocks! – GregV
I like the effect but found some serious problems with this unit. I bought one unit for a stage play we are doing at the University of Denver that required blue flashes from an acto's hands when he touched other people or plants. (Sam Shepard's God of Hell) First the strobe unit is encased in glass, and since it was being used up the actor's sleeve, just sticking out about an inch, when he tripped and caught himself with the hand with the strobe unit, it smashed and embedded glass in his hand. Two stitches. Second I found that the one I had seemed to work fine I ordered two more since one other character needs to emit blue flashes. So two working units and one back up. Only one of the three worked every time, but since we had to replace the switch for a different trigger method they could not be returned. – William Davis
I am sorry & surprised that the previous review was so poor. I had exactly the opposite experience. I wonder if the previous reviewer purchase a newly designed unit or a really old one that some dealer had laying around.
I do not know either Steve or Don Johnson at Grand Illusions except as a customer.
I guess I purchase my first two Flash Bursts 7-8 years ago (could have been longer ago). I did experience some of the same problems that the previous reviewer found and was thrilled that they listened to my problems, made some changes that I suggested and made the unit into a more reliable unit. I now own 6 Flash Burst's. My reason for owning so many is that I am a full time magician. I have backups for everything. When I find something that I know I will want forever (like the Flash Burst), I buy the extra's because I never know when the item will no longer be available.
I rotate my units so they are always being tested in the real world. Since the initial changes were made, I have not had any problems. They work as they should & I could not be happier.
As far as Grand Illusions as a manufacturer & dealer, I feel that other companies should study their way of doing business. When I had problems, they were always available to speak to me, hear my problems, make changes, get my units back to me in record time. They even picked up postage in both directions. My first flash unit was FISM Flash (no longer made), when I had a problem with that, they fixed it for $15.00 (a photo repair shop quoted me $150.00) When I have broken units by dropping or ripping out the wiring, again $15.00 including return postage.
I have always felt the the only way to judge a company is when you have a problem. It is only then that you find out how good they are. Grand Illusions receives 10 stars in my book. I would buy this or any thing else that they sell because I know how great they are.
Allan Sherer – allan sherer
It's tough to write a bad review of something, but I can only give you my own experience. I don't know what it was, but I went through three of these devices trying to find one that would work consistently, and I failed.
The special effect is cool, when it works, and it certainly does get you noticed in a new way. Ever enter a room with a "poof"? You could with this. But after I had worn this device for a few days, used it in a show or two, it just stopped working, and two replacements had the same result.
It could have been just my own body chemistry reacting in a strange way with the electronics, but don't invest all your hopes for your show in this device. Sorry. – Carrie Rostollan
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