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Topic: Throwing Technique for Throw Streamer
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Sep 10, 2008 07:49AM)
What is a better way to throw the throw streamer? I see Jeff McBride throwing it and retrieving it again. I also see some just throwing it.
Another problem I encounter is when I steal the throw streamer and break it open, I'm sometimes not sure whether it will fully open up or not before throwing it.
Message: Posted by: T.G Kenny (Sep 10, 2008 08:14AM)
Hello Lou,

I have the same problem too! Whenever I steal the throw-streamer, it is always not in "the" position to break the seal and throw. Hope you get what I mean. My English is not very good.

Kenny
Message: Posted by: ufo (Sep 10, 2008 08:39AM)
Search for related threads here on the Café. A lot of great info has been written on this issue. Good luck!
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Sep 10, 2008 03:54PM)
I seem to always have problems too. Lately I've been breaking them open, then reattaching the paper with a small piece of blue "sticky-tack". This seems to work better. And always throw them underhanded.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Sep 15, 2008 09:35PM)
Surprisingly, Underhanded hardly works for me...I do mine over hand, Over head. This way, the streamers fly straight out and form a nice shower effect.
Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (Sep 16, 2008 05:24PM)
I've had the same problem. I e-mailed the company (Seo Magic) who concieves them and they send me the instructions per mail.
Anyway it'll take some time to get it work correctly. So buy an extra pack for training.

Oliver.
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Sep 16, 2008 09:50PM)
Lou, contact Seo magic or visit the UGM website and get the SweetFlash throw streamers. They're cheaper and much better for practice throws. Get a few and jus pranctice throwing the streamers. I'm sure u'll get a hang of it
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Sep 17, 2008 07:30AM)
Kyle, Seo did demonstrate how to throw them. I see him in practically all the conventions I attend.
My question is: Is it better to throw and retrieve the streamers (ala Jeff McBride)or just throw towards the audience?
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Sep 19, 2008 07:22AM)
As for throwing the streamers, you need the space for it to open up. It is recommended that the streamers' flight should be upwards so that as they have time to open up as they come down. It does not matter whether it is an upper or under handed throw.

As to releasing the streamers it would be better to open up the pack and modify it a little (and then re-attach it back) so it is easy to open with one hand without any fumbling of any kind.

As to throwing and pulling the streamers back, it is a matter of personal presentation choice. A pull back action is ideal when you need it for a steal to produce something from the streamers when you gather them back into your hands.

FYI I use the kabuki streamers and it is the large one.
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Oct 1, 2008 08:22PM)
Lou, in my opinion, I like to stick to pulling it back. I remember when I was much younger, a magician launching throw streamers, and I fell in love with it. I was right at the front of the stage and I saw the streamers flying straight for me...Suddenly, just as the tip of the streamer was about to touch me, they recoiled back to his had. To me, I felt it was a beautiful sight. Hope this would help you make a better decision Mr Hilario!
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Oct 2, 2008 08:01AM)
I don't get a chance to pull mine back. I do mostly kid shows, and by the time the streamers reach the kid's heads, they have hold of them and are off running!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Matthew W (Oct 2, 2008 11:32AM)
I always pull them back.

I use the viking streamers for stage and the cheap ones from MAK for smaller shows.

I usually have them already opened and modified for a perfect throw with no pausing to open them.
Message: Posted by: thelestat (Oct 3, 2008 08:22AM)
Hey there, does any one know how to get a hold of Dave Cressey? I have his aol email but it doesn't work. Thanks. Dimmare
Message: Posted by: T.G Kenny (Oct 3, 2008 08:28AM)
Hello thelestat,

Are you James Dimmare(The wonderful dove act performer)?
Man, you are my idol! I love you! Keep up the good work man.
I hope to see you in Malaysia again performing your dove act!

(YES, off topic I know! Lol)

Kenny
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Oct 3, 2008 09:23AM)
Dimmare, is this the email (davecressey@aol.com) you are trying to get Dave Cressey? We use this email too.
Message: Posted by: thelestat (Oct 3, 2008 05:11PM)
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On 2008-10-03 10:23, JamesTong wrote:
Dimmare, is this the email (davecressey@aol.com) you are trying to get Dave Cressey? We use this email too.
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Hi this was kicked back to me not working?? Thanks
Message: Posted by: Matthew W (Oct 5, 2008 03:31PM)
I have also found that the ones from India pictured below to be good if you don't need to fill up a large area, they are good for small rooms.


https://www.e-zmagic.com/catalog/ProductImages/9415.jpg
Message: Posted by: thelestat (Oct 8, 2008 07:07PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-03 09:28, T.G Kenny wrote:
Hello thelestat,

Are you James Dimmare(The wonderful dove act performer)?
Man, you are my idol! I love you! Keep up the good work man.
I hope to see you in Malaysia again performing your dove act!

(YES, off topic I know! Lol)

Kenny

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On 2008-10-05 16:31, Matthew W wrote:
I have also found that the ones from India pictured below to be good if you don't need to fill up a large area, they are good for small rooms.


https://www.e-zmagic.com/catalog/ProductImages/9415.jpg
[/quote]
Help...After 2 weeks they finally sent me some of their Mylar throw streamers. They don't return phone calls and they don't answer email. Anybody have a source on these they are made in India. This company really sucks....DIMMARE
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Thank you Very Much

[quote]
On 2008-10-05 16:31, Matthew W wrote:
I have also found that the ones from India pictured below to be good if you don't need to fill up a large area, they are good for small rooms.


https://www.e-zmagic.com/catalog/ProductImages/9415.jpg
[/quote]
Help...After 2 weeks they finally sent me some of their Mylar throw streamers. They don't return phone calls and they don't answer email. Anybody have a source on these they are made in India. This company really sucks....DIMMARE
Message: Posted by: Paulo Cabrita (Oct 8, 2008 08:16PM)
Welcome to the café James Dimmare!


Regards my Friend

Paulo Cabrita
Portugal
Message: Posted by: magiquemaker (Oct 9, 2008 08:23AM)
Wow the only and only maniac of magic...YOU ROCK dude.

Yo I like booze and loose women too James.

John
Message: Posted by: zebrawood (Oct 17, 2008 09:30PM)
Dimmare, it's cresey with one 's'! that might be your problem. have you tried emailing through the website?
Message: Posted by: Matthew W (Oct 18, 2008 03:55PM)
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On 2008-10-08 20:09, thelestat wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-10-05 16:31, Matthew W wrote:
I have also found that the ones from India pictured below to be good if you don't need to fill up a large area, they are good for small rooms.


https://www.e-zmagic.com/catalog/ProductImages/9415.jpg
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Help...After 2 weeks they finally sent me some of thier Mylar throw streamers. They don't return phone calls and they don't answer email. Anybody have a source on these they are made in India. This company really sucks....DIMMARE
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that's because the mylar ones are from a different manufacturer.

Also, if you just bought the 2 mylar ones, they were nice. You need to have a wholesale account with them to purchase. The minimum is $200

The ones in the picture are pretty good. The mylar ones do suck, I agree on that.

The small Viking Brand Kabuki Streamers are fantastic and can be purchased for anywhere from $20 to $30.
Message: Posted by: thelestat (Oct 19, 2008 03:08PM)
[quote]
On 2008-10-17 22:30, zebrawood wrote:
Dimmare, it's cresey with one 's'! that might be your problem. have you tried emailing through the website?
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Thanks Got it...Dimmare
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 20, 2008 01:13PM)
David Cressey is retired because of illness, and a young man has taken over the business. I am not at home but will check on the price list I have at home an report back with his contact info. I think it is the same you have in your information. He uses the Cressey name.
Message: Posted by: zebrawood (Oct 22, 2008 12:45AM)
Hah I suppose I could have just told you how to contact them. creseyproducts@aol.com or johnreidmagic@aol.com or 516-520-4004 or http://www.creseyproducts.com
that young man is a good friend