I'm guessing that a lot of people using BP motors don't have access to black powder. I was wondering if you could crunch up match heads and use the same way. (Obviously care must be taken in the crunching stage.) And BTW I haven't launched any BP motors in quite awhile. I wanted to launch some yesterday so went by the local hobby shop and bought some B and D motors. 4 new igniters launched 4 rockets very quickly. In the old days BP motors came with nichrome wire to use, no fancy shaped wire and no fancy coatings. I've never had a failure using nichrome, even 3-motor clusters.