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Topic: Which Dancing Cane is this???
Message: Posted by: 12345 (Dec 1, 2007 10:03PM)
I need to know where to buy this dancing cane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smm7IZjvTbs

I wonder if its from precisionmagic.com
Message: Posted by: Jeff Jenson (Dec 1, 2007 11:50PM)
I don't know if you tried asking the create of the video about his prop, that's what I would do!

Best,
Jeff
Message: Posted by: 12345 (Dec 2, 2007 03:10AM)
I've sent email to both people the guy and precision. I figure nothing spells out magician then a wand, so I have to know a wand routine!

Thanks
Message: Posted by: GarySumpter (Jan 2, 2008 11:11AM)
Well it was a really bad performance and a very badly balanced cane so I'd steer VERY clear of it!!
Message: Posted by: CurtWaltermire (Jan 6, 2008 10:42PM)
I agree with Gary. Though it may be my monitor, the performance is really hard to see. I think the video is bad. I've used two different dancing canes in my lifetime, but I don't have one now. One was made of balsa wood, I believe, and the other was a lightweight, cardboard material with a gimmick that was invisible even in broad daylight. I'm sorry I can't tell you the manufacturers, because I don't remember, but I do know that the balsa wood cane was known then (some twenty or so years ago) as the "David Copperfield Dancing Cane." IMHO, I think it is a great effect when done in conjunction with other things (i.e. as part of a larger routine), but it is an effect that should be short lived, because after the first several moments, the audience gets it and it's time to move on. It's like a touch of garnish on a plate of Prime Rib--you don't eat it, but it makes the Prime Rib look that much more delicious. Too many people use the same moves over and over again, and it becomes a bore to watch. It is not a "WOW" effect in and of itself, but it is fun to watch when it is performed well. It is definitely an effect where less is better.

For what it's worth--my $.02
Message: Posted by: jaynet (Jan 7, 2008 10:16AM)
The Copperfield cane was a creekmore cane and is
plastic coated balsa wood. Losander makes a very
light cane with IT. for closeup. Creekmore cane can do
acrobatic routine. Losander can do closeup moves only.
Precision is good for rehearsal but as with all aluminium
canes it is heavy. Also the precision cane is not properly balanced.
Message: Posted by: Tina I (Jan 10, 2008 01:56AM)
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On 2008-01-06 23:42, CurtWaltermire wrote:
It is definitely an effect where less is better.
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When looking at the video in the first post [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fth11-UHkJY]this one was in the sidebar.[/url] It's absolutely beautiful, I don't think I have ever seen it done that well, but still I think it's too long. It's like I want to say: "Yeah yeah... you can make it float, I get it... move on already" All the various moves adds nothing. And to be honest, the last "taking of the hat" move totally kills it. No one ever really pulls that one off.

Now, to be fair, I don't do the dancing cane. It does not fit my personality, nor does it go well with the rest of what I do so I can only speak from a spectators point of view. Done as a short interlude or a flourish it's fantastic but as a routine by it self it gets old really fast...

And that concludes my two cents :)

Tina
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Jan 10, 2008 02:05AM)
I've always liked Jeff McBride's Vortex cane and his Revolution video is a great video for learn cane handling and moves.
Message: Posted by: magodiego (Jan 14, 2008 08:09PM)
I have exactly the same cane. I bought it in Tannen's Magic NY
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (Apr 18, 2008 10:41PM)
The second link is the Precision Magic cane. To be fair, that is from an instructional video designed to show most of the moves taught on the video. I know Dave well. He is the creator of that cane and that was the accompanying video. As for the hat move - my son was mentored by Dave and he won several awards with a routine very similar to that. He got many compliments from judges about the hat move. Sterling Dietz also used a move (removing the gloves)that my son created with the help of Dave, and he won the IBM youth contest. I also agree that less is better, my son's routine was a little too long, but it served him well.
Message: Posted by: Jerrid Mutter (May 3, 2008 12:28AM)
So Scott, would you say that the Precision is one of the better ones out there or is there a better one than that? I don't know a whole lot about the dancing cane but that hat move was very nice.
Message: Posted by: Magic Enhancer (May 3, 2008 07:59AM)
I'd say it's the BEST dancing cane available right now....

Robert Haas
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (May 3, 2008 08:05AM)
I agree with Robert, but it is a heavy cane, so lighting can be a problem. A lighter cane can use a much thinner gimmick, thus less visible.
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Oct 5, 2008 07:39PM)
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On 2008-04-18 23:41, Scott Compton wrote:
The second link is the Precision Magic cane. To be fair, that is from an instructional video designed to show most of the moves taught on the video. I know Dave well. He is the creator of that cane and that was the accompanying video. As for the hat move - my son was mentored by Dave and he won several awards with a routine very similar to that. He got many compliments from judges about the hat move. Sterling Dietz also used a move (removing the gloves)that my son created with the help of Dave, and he won the IBM youth contest. I also agree that less is better, my son's routine was a little too long, but it served him well.
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Just a point of clarification - I was actually the first performer working with David Mann to incorporate the hat moves, officially debutting it in the 2005 IBM stage comp where I was named a Gold Medal finalist.

But Christian is fantastic and his glove work with the cane is rather amazing!