If you’re searching for the perfect firework and have a very specific expectation for how it explodes, how loud the bang, and long it will go on for, Steven Cassorla of Battle Mountain’s Roller Coaster is the man to talk to. And heck, even if you aren’t even remotely particular, the Steven Cassorla is still the right dude for the task—there simply is no better expert in the wide world of pyrotechnics, we can promise you that.
After relocating to Battle Mountain from Rochester, New York, Steven and his brother Earl made their pyromaniac childhood dreams come to fruition by opening what’s arguably the best [and zaniest] firework store in the entire state: Roller Coaster Fireworks Outlet. The instant you stroll through the front door, Steven – who is commonly known as Spider – will set you up. From Black Cats to the big guns with enough bang to impress even the snootiest of pyromaniacs, Cassorla not only has quite an impressive inventory, but the extravagantly precise street smarts about each and every item in their inventory to boot. He's an absolute expert in every sense of the word. Plus, Cassorla will also have all the information on specific restricted, no-firework areas in Nevada, and even what is and isn’t permitted in surrounding states.
As an added bonus, keep your eyes peeled for some attention-grabbing amateur taxidermy in the store, like a chupacabra, cat, skunk, horse head and even a water buffalo.
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Nevada has a very arid environment and wildfires are a serious threat to wildlife, enormous agricultural operations, homes, and historical structures. Fire danger in Nevada is more serious of a thing than in other states, and as a result, fireworks are illegal in most places in Nevada. Spider is incredibly talented at giving anyone who steps through their threshold a rundown on Nevada laws, so if you purchase your stash from him, you’ll be in good shape and clear about where fireworks are and are not allowed in Nevada. Plus, he’ll likely know about firework regulations in your home state and point you in the right direction in terms of what to purchase in their store. But, even if you don’t have the fortune to purchase your fireworks at Roller Coaster, be sure to check with the BLM or locals on fire restrictions.