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Lou Hilario
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQa5VBboLA&feature=related

I'm not sure if this is the Dancing Matilda version. Seems like a longer gimmick. Anyone knows?
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That's most definitely a Waltzing Matilda. You can make the gimmick as long or as short as you can handle.
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There were a few "borrowed" versions of this that hit the market not long after Dusheck put out "Waltzing Matilda". Some used a TT. Some used a straight gimmick. Dusheck's version was different on both accounts.
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Doesn't look as good as the ultimate dancing hank, in my opinion.

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Yes, this is a version of the Waltzing Matilda effect. At the end he shows the silk, it looks like a 12" silk to me. I believe it is the standard size gimmick, it is the camera lens that is making it look different.

Note when he holds the silk and it gyrates.
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On 2011-01-09 15:20, wmhegbli wrote:
Yes, this is a version of the Waltzing Matilda effect. At the end he shows the silk, it looks like a 12" silk to me. I believe it is the standard size gimmick, it is the camera lens that is making it look different.

Note when he holds the silk and it gyrates.


I think when he holds it and moves it he gives the trick away. Is it just me?

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Yes, I thought it was a terrible performance of the effect. Like Zombie it's too easy for a careless performer to telegraph the method... In good hands it's actually quite a nice effect!
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Too long but kinda cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzGhNYmsKF0

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Let's be honest, you guys watched the video more then once. It looked good the 1st time through, but then watching several times shows a different story.
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Its generally known as a ballerina hank these days. I love it, and use it all the time!
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Wow. This has been around for decades. I remember using this about 30 years ago.
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On 2011-01-10 03:37, flight10 wrote:
Wow. This has been around for decades. I remember using this about 30 years ago.


So did I. I wonder if there has been any other variations. Yes, I have the Bogunia complete set. But aside from those, what else?
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Its good with more practice, he looks like he pulled it out of the box and then started making the video.... I been using this for years and if less movement of the ... you know .... it does go over well. and even in close up.

Just my OPINION not YOURS! But it is a good cheaper version.
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From a Bogunia point of view if you have the complete set, you really shouldn't look futher if you 'master' the handling. That is the best I have ever witnessed. To go backward to the beginning, I just have to ask why.

There was an old U.F. Grant Haunted Hanky, back in the 1960's, it was just a 10" metal rod. Waltzing Matilda was a great impovement to the Grant idea.

I think Abbott's made a Haunted hank back then as well.
http://www.abbottmagic.com/Abbotts-Haunt......oryId=-1

The most famous of course is the Blackstone Spirit Dancing Hank and Ralph Adams Dancing Hank using the bottle.
Blackstoner: http://www.abbottmagic.com/Blackstones-S......oryId=-1
Adams: http://www.abbottmagic.com/Ralph-Adams-D......oryId=-1

Interactive Hank:
http://www.abbottmagic.com/Interactive-H......oryId=-1

Here is a new one Cesaral Dancing Hank:
http://www.abbottmagic.com/Cesaral-Danci......oryId=-1

Here is a copy of the Steve Dusheck Waltzing Matilda called Wild Dancing Hank from Mak Magic import:
http://www.abbottmagic.com/Dancing-Silk-......oryId=-1

Of course we cannot forget the great trick that made the Danceing Hank Famous among magicians, Don Wayne's Dancing Hank. Currently there is a very cheap copy on the market.
http://www.abbottmagic.com/Dancing-Handk......oryId=-1
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Bogunia’s version is of course the Lexis of what’s out there. But it’s just fine to “go back there” I think.

Sometimes it takes going back and mastering the basics and the simple before we forge ahead.

There are also beginners who just can’t afford a Lexis, and that old Volkswagen will do the job for now.

It certainly takes more practice, skill and imagination to make Waltzing Matilda amazing than it does the high-tech option, and Steve’s can be done impromptu and close-up as well.

I think there is room for all versions (except rip-offs!) and price points. True these YouTube performances leave much to be desired, but that goes for many demonstrations built out of ego rather than mastery on that site.

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I need advise to make my own white silk dancing hank, the Ballerina hank is red,
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Untie the red hank and tie on a white one. Job done.
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It's a wonderful classic effect for under twenty dollars. Chung Lee Soo would have made it a masterpiece. Maybe he did. Smile
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