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Topic: Wands
Message: Posted by: indridcold (Nov 16, 2003 04:49PM)
Hey there,

I am looking for a good wand to do the cups and balls vanishes with, and was wondering what everyone recomends. The two people have suggested to me are Magic Makers "The Magicians Wand" RRP at 49.95 and the "Mercury Wand" at 29.95. I much prefer the look of The Magicians Wand because the Mercury looks a little plain, but they do seem to be on the same scale of quality. What does everyone think?

Cheers
Message: Posted by: PaulGreen (Nov 16, 2003 08:01PM)
I would also suggest the Shamrock wands that are sold on EBAY. They have excellent weight and appearance.

Regards,

Paul Green
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 16, 2003 08:30PM)
What specifically do you imagine YOUR wand to be/do/look like?
Message: Posted by: bunkyhenry (Nov 16, 2003 09:00PM)
Shamrock for spins and Mora vanish.
Message: Posted by: indridcold (Nov 17, 2003 01:32AM)
I guess I like the appearance of the Magician's Wand, and I am going to check into the Shamrock wands now. I like the older style look.

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Okay, looked on ebay, typed in "Magic Wand" and I came up with basically Harry Potter stuff, or *cough* "Small Back Massagers". Does anyone have any more info on how I can pick up a Shamrock?
Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Nov 17, 2003 06:04AM)
El Duco's Magic has a nice wand made out of birch and stained into mahogany with brass tips.
Message: Posted by: KirkG (Nov 17, 2003 07:14PM)
Shamrock makes standard and custom wands. They have a website. It is: not able to be found today. I have an old email address and I will see if I can track them down.

Kirk
Message: Posted by: DrDale (Nov 17, 2003 08:43PM)
I have some exotic wood wands that are quite nice.
Message: Posted by: PaulGreen (Nov 17, 2003 11:45PM)
You can contact Shamrock through Michael Gates at
shamrk33@bellatlantic.net

As I stated before, I have found the wands to be an excellent value!

Of course, if money is of no object---Go for a Joe Porper or Thomas Wayne wand. Both craftsmen produce exquisite wands.

Regards,

Paul Green
Message: Posted by: MJ Marrs (Nov 18, 2003 12:04AM)
The Shamrock wands are quite nice. I've got a few (both large and small). I'd recommend getting stainless steel ferrules instead of the brass ones, however; unless you like spending your time polishing. They spin well.

Although, as Mr. Green states above, if money isn't a factor in deciding, then go for a wand by Joe Porper or Thomas Wayne. I just recently got a wand from Thomas Wayne that is made of cocobola with ebony ferrules. It has a classical look to it. It looks sort of like the wands that are given to the "Magicians of the Year" at the Magic Castle. It screws together in the middle and it comes with a nice case which will protect the finish.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Muggle (Nov 18, 2003 12:47AM)
I have not used the Shamrock wands, nor have I used Thomas Wayne's. I do LOVE my Ammar Mercury wand. It has perfect weight, isn't wood so it will not break, and has a rubber gripping coating that makes the wand spins flow with ease.

I would suggest starting there, spending just a little money. Afterwards try something else.

MM
Message: Posted by: ullig (Nov 18, 2003 03:09AM)
Roy Kueppers makes excellent wands for reasonable prices (also custom made wands). Look at http://www.roykueppers.com/Legendary/prod05.htm

Ulli
Message: Posted by: indridcold (Nov 18, 2003 06:30AM)
Wow, these wands are just what I am looking for. Cheaper and more beautiful than the commercially available ones. Thanks a lot; I will be going with this.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Nov 19, 2003 10:42PM)
I have a shamrock 2 piece wand.

Everything unscrews so you can unscrew a tip and put it in the middle and make a mini close-up wand, if you wish.
Message: Posted by: Kaliix (Nov 20, 2003 10:52AM)
The Shamrock wands look great and I don't think you could go wrong with them.

That being said, the Café's own Scott Guinn [url=http://www.greatscott-itsmagic.com/product.php?id=022]sells wands on his website.[/url]

You can buy the standard wand he sells or ask for one that is made with whatever type of wood you want. I bought one that has a Coco bola wood body and white maple tips. If you have never seen Coco bola wood, it is a beautiful deep brown with wonderful grain. The light tips of my wand contrast nicely against the dark color of the body.

I know it is a great wand because I have had other magicians comment quite jealously about it.

My wand is 15 inches long and 9/16 inches thick. It does wand spins quite nicely. Best $35 I've spent in a long while.
Message: Posted by: indridcold (Nov 20, 2003 07:18PM)
Wow, that sounds fantastic. I do not know where to turn. At the moment, my 2 cup routine doesn't involve any spins or vanishes, except for the easy little strike, but when I have got it all down, I shall be purchasing one of the above. Thanks for all your help guys!
Message: Posted by: Whiterabbit (Nov 20, 2003 07:32PM)
This is more of a "how to" post. Take an appropriate length of brushed aluminium rod, cover it with electrician's heatshrink and heat, trim an inch off each end and you have a nicely balanced wand with a non-slip plastic sleeve (depending on the shrink used) for those spins. Cost about $3.00 and five minutes...cheap, spins well and effective. :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: Digital Backlot (Nov 20, 2003 10:36PM)
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=537

Price: $15.99
Shipping is free!
Message: Posted by: Apprentice (Nov 26, 2003 09:41AM)
Hello,

Can someone post a link?

I can't find the Shamrock wand on eBay OR through the Internet.

I would like to see some pictures if possible.

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Steve Pellegrino (Nov 26, 2003 01:04PM)
On ebay you can search by seller and his ebay ID is shamrk33. Here is a link to his ebay store: [url]http://www.stores.ebay.com/id=4356376&ssPageName=L2[/url]

Great prices! I just bought an Australian Red Melee two piece wand from him on ebay a couple of days ago.
Message: Posted by: Apprentice (Nov 26, 2003 01:47PM)
Thank you Steve!

They are beautiful, yet at such a low price. I love the all black shiny ebony with the silver tips!!

Next month for sure!
Message: Posted by: saturnin (Nov 26, 2003 02:30PM)
I personally use what they call "practice drumsticks," like Gazzo recommended.

Go to any music shop and they are the sticks that are NOT tappered on one end. You can get 2 for 5$!!!

Who cares if it breaks, and you can put electrical tape around it (it will solidify the wand) and if it does break, there will be no splinters flying around.
Or you can paint it any way you want!

my 2 cents.

Ronnie Lemieux
Montreal, Canada