Flaming Tennis

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Introduction: Flaming Tennis

I am a psyconaut. Many people confuse a "psyconaut" to be anyone who does drugs, but in fact, man...

Tennis made a little more interesting...

Sorry for the lack of pictures I'll add more in about a week.

Step 1: Materials

1. Tennis balls

2. Two or more tennis rackets

3. Lighter

4. Gasoline

5. Common sense

Step 2: Location

Location is important. You want a place that won't burn down or get you in trouble for being there. I use church parking lots, or other large stretches of asphalt.

Step 3: Soaking the Ball


When tennis balls are made, they're filled with compressed air. this means that the first time a ball is used for flaming tennis, you must use only a little gas. If you don't, the compressed air will exit the ball on the first few bounces, resulting in a spectacular pyrotecnics display, but sadly not the result we want. Using a small amount of gas, the ball will still flare up, but it wont go out or waste your gas, meaning you can play longer, and have more gas left over.

Step 4: Lighting and Serving

Lighting

Lighting is easy, simply place the soaked ball on the ground and use a lighter to catch it on fire.

Serving

To serve, simply place the racket on the ground near the ball and using a scooping motion, launch the ball.

Step 5: Rules


1. Keep the ball off of grass and away from flammable materials/objects.

2. Don't hog the ball.

3. Tennis rules optional

4. Have fun!

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    46 Discussions

    lol is this not cool

    UMMMMM... jeez... I should get my annoying little brother to play this! PYROMANIA 4EVER

    heh .. if you common sense is one of the materials .. you may want to avoid gasoline. okay so i havn't tried soaking a tennis ball in gas and playing with it (i used wd40 at the time = not long burn time and huge poof of flame when you strike the ball w/ racket) .. im sure it goes for a long time.

    Butttt, one mistake with ur fuel tank an you got a raging fire.

    If i were you, I would give lamp oil (tiki torch fluid) a try. I use it all the time for fire poi. It doesn't go out easily, very bright, and needs to be soaked in fabric in order to burn. Another thing used for fire poi is coleman camp fluid (white gas). It burns a lot hotter than lamp oil and is harder to extinguish. But it is also easier to light and some say it is brighter although i can't tell the difference.

    good luck and don't die or get arrested.

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    Funny story lol. One night, I thought it was about midnight or so and Iwent to go play with my friends down at the church. It turns out it wasonly nine o' clock... the people inside called in a terrorist attack andit took the police an hour to get there (take that response time!). By then we had already finished the game,and they ended up just sending us home.

    Thanks! I stopped playing though... I can't play in my neiborhood anymore and i don't feel comfortable doing it in other neiborhoods.

    Please be careful when doing this, a couple local kids got high, and started tossing one of these around in a new house (which they broke into) and the house caught on fire (obviously) and the kids got burned and arrested and sent to jouvy for a few days.

    i got hit! shhhhhhhhlllllllllttttttttt..... aaaaaahhhhhhhh....... shhhhhhhhllllllllt.... aaaaaaaahhhhh.......................... IM FINE! LOOOL ROFLMAO! just kiddin i love it

    Thats coming from a 13-year-old pyro who likes projectiles (i.e. airsoft, arrows, fireworks). You'd think he'd love this sport, or at least I'd think so...