Firebolt

Firebolt
Firebolt1.jpg
The Broom's art
Producer N/A
Appearances Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (First appearance)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (GBA version only) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Date Made 1993
Usage Quidditch

The Firebolt is the fastest broom in the world. It is used to play Quidditch, one of the wizard sports. The broom is 36 inches in length with metal handles and pedals. It includes features such as fibre optics in bristles that glow red at tips and has motion activated force feedback climb and dive. The Firebolt is the most advanced broomstick and is also the most expensive broomstick. According to Quality Quidditch Supplies, the broom is made of ash wood with a tail of birch twigs and is capable of reaching 150 miles per hour in 10 seconds.

The Firebolt
In the Harry Potter series, Harry receives the Firebolt as a gift from Sirius Black, his godfather after he escapes the clutches of the Dementors from Azkaban. Harry then uses The Firebolt in the Triwizard Tournament, which takes place in the fourth book/film, to defeat the Hungarian Horntail dragon and get the Golden Egg. He then uses his Firebolt again in the fifth book/film to fly alongside with the aurors who collect him from Privet Drive and go to The Order Of The Phoenix headquarters.


[edit] Other Brooms

[edit] Bluebottle

The Bluebottle is a broomstick designed for family use and came with an Anti-Burgular Buzzer. It was also advertised at the Quidditch World Cup Final in 1994.

[edit] Cleansweep One

This broom was one of the first desgined by the Cleansweep Broom Company and was the first broom to be used for sporting events, Within the first year of its release, every team in Britain rode it.

[edit] Cleansweep Two

A follow up to the Cleansweep one and was produced in 1934.

[edit] Cleansweep Three

This broomstick was released in 1937 by the Cleansweep Broom Company.

[edit] Cleansweep Five

Fred and George Weasley both owned the Cleansweep Five whilst they played for the Gryffindor Quidditch team as Beaters.

[edit] Cleansweep Six

In 1995, in an issue of the Quibbler, a wizard claimed to have rode to the moon on one of these brooms.

[edit] Cleansweep Seven

During Harry's first year when he is spotted as an excellent flyer, Wood reccomends buying him this broom to use in matches. Most of the Ravenclaw team also used this broom to fly.

[edit] Cleansweep Eleven

Produced in 1995, the broom was made of Spanish Oak, with anti-jinx varnish and a built in vibration control feature. It could accelerate from 0-70 in ten seconds. In the beginning of the sixth book, Ron Weasley is given this broom as a present for becoming a Prefect and used it playing as the keeper for Gryffindor.

[edit] Comet 140

A broomstick created by the Comet Broom Company and was released in 1929. The 140 was used because this was the 140th model that they had tested before its release. It was the first broom to incorporate the Horton-Keitch braking charm, meaning Quidditch players were less likely to stray offside or overshoot the goals.

[edit] Comet 180

Released in 1938.

[edit] Comet 260

This broom has been owned by Draco Malfoy, Cho Chang and Nymphadora Tonks in the series. It was mentioned in the first book and again in the fifth book.

[edit] Comet 290

Released in the summer of 1995 and could do 0-60 miles per hour. It also had a decent tailwind according to the book, 'Which Broomstick?'

[edit] Moontrimmer

Created by Gladys Boothby in 1901. They could fly higher than any other broom and were very popular. However Gladys couldn't do it on her own so the production of them stopped there.

[edit] Nimbus 1000

The first of the Nimbus brooms, released in 1967. Capable of up to 100 miles per hour and the ability to turn 360 degrees in a fixed air spot.

[edit] Nimbus 1001

Produced to help ensure that the Nimbus company stayed top, ahead of other manufacturers.

[edit] Nimbus 1500

Again to help keep the company on top.

[edit] Nimbus 1700

And again to keep the company ahead of other manufacturers.

[edit] Nimbus 2000

Released in 1991, it was at that time, the fastest broom in the world. Harry Potter received this broom as a gift from Professor McGonagall. The handle was made of mahogany.

[edit] Nimbus 2001

Released in 1992, it was faster than the Nimbus 2000. Draco Malfoy's father, Lucius Malfoy bought the whole Slytherin Team one of these each in exchange for his son becoming the team's seeker.

[edit] Oakshaft 79

A broom created by Elias Grimstone in 1879. Jocunda Sykes managed to cross the Atlantic of this broom.

[edit] Shooting Star

Produced in 1955 by Universal Brooms Ltd. Hogwarts used these brooms for lessons and Ron Weasley had one before he was given a Cleansweep 11.

[edit] Silver Arrow

Produced by Leonard Jewkes. Madam Hooch, a Flying Instructor at Hogwarts learnt how to fly on this broom.

[edit] Swiftstick

Produced in 1952.

[edit] Tinderblast

Produced in 1940. Not as fast as Cleansweeps or Comets.

[edit] Twigger 90

A broom produced in 1990 as an attempt to throw the Nimbus company off the top spot. This didn't do that.

Last edited by Xenophilia on 12 April 2011 at 19:03
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