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Topic: Sean Bogunia's Extreme Hanky
Message: Posted by: JBiesecker (Oct 11, 2014 11:24AM)
Has anybody tried this new product of his yet? http://seanbogunia.com/extremehanky/ It's a dancing handkerchief routine in which you put a hanky in a bottle, cork it and hand it to spectators in the audience. It actually continues to dance in their hands. It sure looks neat, but it also seems almost ridiculously expensive. Has anyone tried this yet?
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Oct 11, 2014 07:40PM)
I started [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=554607&forum=54]a thread on this product[/url] a while ago, after seeing Sean's video, and also after seeing a Facebook post by Shawn Farquhar talking about it. I've also seen a neat video by Joe Romano that had the prop in it.

The fact that both Shawn and Joe bought this and are using it, is more than enough to convince me that it's a worthwhile investment. I hope I get the money to buy one before Sean stops making them (they are a limited quantity item).

- Donald
Message: Posted by: MAGICBYTIM (Oct 13, 2014 08:25AM)
As a proud owner of this, I would say this is not over priced. It is expensive but not over priced.
I am working on the routine I will use now and I have shown a few people just my rehearsal videos and they are floored. This was the first thing in a long time that was just plan magic to me when I saw it.
I can not wait to get into the show. November 1st will be the day.
Message: Posted by: JBiesecker (Oct 13, 2014 09:25AM)
Any chance that you could show us any of the rehearsal videos? If not, I certainly understand. Just out of curiosity, are you combining it with other dancing hank effects of his, or is this going to be the full act by itself?
Message: Posted by: MAGICBYTIM (Oct 13, 2014 10:41AM)
I have not decided if I will share my routine or not. I have not finished coming up with what will be the final routine and my current videos are similar to the one on the Extreme Hanky website and Shawn Farquhar's.
I will not be using any of the other dancing hank effects with my routine. The main reason is I do not own them but they also have some set requirements. I did this in my living room to my wide and kids and they were floored.
Message: Posted by: JBiesecker (Oct 13, 2014 11:11AM)
Can anything else be achieved with effect- besides dancing in the bottle, and flying out at the end?
Message: Posted by: MAGICBYTIM (Oct 13, 2014 12:44PM)
I would contact Sean Bogunia with that question. I do not want to give too many details about how this prop works and/or any possible limitations. I plan to use as a dancing handkerchief that can be displayed directly under the spectators nose. I think this will be extremely powerful. Your question did give me an idea though. The short answer is that I think this can be used for more than a dancing hank but I haven't even tried to come up with other ideas as I bought as a dancing hank.
Message: Posted by: JBiesecker (Oct 14, 2014 08:12AM)
Thanks for the info, hope it works out for you.
Message: Posted by: wally (Oct 15, 2014 11:08AM)
I think you need an assistant, would love this new dancing hank, but I work alone, the remote looks too big.
Message: Posted by: MAGICBYTIM (Oct 16, 2014 07:23AM)
You do not have to have an assistant for the Extreme Hanky. I also work alone and will be using this in my show by myself.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Nov 11, 2014 04:49PM)
I bought 2 sets of this. It is so easy to perform. My 7 year old son is performing this in my shows.
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Jan 15, 2015 06:08AM)
It's magic!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Jan 15, 2015 12:19PM)
[quote]On Nov 11, 2014, Lou Hilario wrote:
I bought 2 sets of this. It is so easy to perform. My 7 year old son is performing this in my shows. [/quote]

The regular price for the Extreme Hanky is $2499.00. You bought TWO??? Five THOUSAND dollars! OMG. I keep forgetting...people here have $$$. Ha! Never in my lifetime... :)

Doug
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Jan 17, 2015 11:41PM)
Practised with my Extreme Hanky for a few days... I will try it in an actual show for the first time next weekend. :)
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Jan 17, 2015 11:41PM)
Performing it as a stand alone puppetry routine... :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 18, 2015 03:16AM)
[quote]On Jan 18, 2015, Wanlu wrote:
Practised with my Extreme Hanky for a few days... I will try it in an actual show for the first time next weekend. :) [/quote]

You are very brave, I do not know or heard of anyone mastering this effect and routine in a week. Most take months to perfect it. I wish you well and a successful act.

Would appreciate a video your 1st time performance.
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Jan 18, 2015 04:51AM)
It's not difficult at all :)

I'm guessing you might be pertaining to the dancing hanky routine which I find quite difficult to perform and yes that routine will require longer practise. It's a combination of several Bogunia products...

But the one I am performing will be just the extreme hanky. It does require some practise but it's easier than you think. :bigsmile:
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Jan 19, 2015 10:06PM)
Performed with my Extreme Hanky for the first time yesterday... and it went quite well. :)
No difficult moves... no difficult set up... lots of ooohs and wows... t was a fun routine.

Thanks to my friend Lou Hilario for giving me some handling tips... and thanks to the creative mind of Sean Bogunia. :bigsmile:
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Jul 10, 2015 05:21PM)
Here is a bit of the routine, a lot more happens:

http://vid336.photobucket.com/albums/n329/Acecardician/Extreme%20Hanky_zpserdzhurw.mp4

Extreme Poodle:

http://vid336.photobucket.com/albums/n329/Acecardician/IMG_1280%209_zpsfyvd965d.mp4

ACE :dance:
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Jan 17, 2017 01:44PM)
A few people on this thread helped me in my decision to purchase this so I thought I would share:

[youtube]f86m078ANOk[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: kiketron (Jan 19, 2017 06:02PM)
Nice one Mike !!

IŽll perform with my extreme Hanky in a couple of days at the theater too.
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Jan 19, 2017 07:51PM)
[quote]On Jan 19, 2017, kiketron wrote:
Nice one Mike !!

IŽll perform with my extreme Hanky in a couple of days at the theater too. [/quote]

Let us know how it goes. Will you be recording it? Watch that lighting ;)
Message: Posted by: kiketron (Jan 20, 2017 02:32AM)
I hope my wife does record it. In that case I'll post it.

Kiketron
Message: Posted by: johnsigdv (Feb 13, 2017 12:22AM)
I have been using my Extreme Hank for a Year Now. Great Audience reaction. I use the theme from Casper the Ghost for the Music. I edited the chorus by repeating it for a longer routine when performing on Stage when going out to the Audience. One performing note. Check your lighting prior to performing. You might have to position the box where the Cork is vs. your bottle. Sometimes it works better when you position the Box with the Cork at a 45 degree angle to Bottle in reference to the audience instead of the two being parallel with the audience. One handy item I bought on Amazon was a Fly Holder. Perfect for Batteries, Spare Motor, Thread and Spools.
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Feb 13, 2017 07:23PM)
That Fly Holder is a great idea. I've just been using a pencil case.

For even harder performing conditions you can have the box directly behind the bottle. Otherwise at an angle is definitely best!
Message: Posted by: Acecardician (Jul 11, 2018 01:24PM)
The link in my last post does not work. Here it is again. I love the comments in the background. The routine goes on where I have a child hold the bottle and the silk jumps through a hoop.

https://vimeo.com/155028845
Message: Posted by: AaronAcosta (Aug 19, 2018 08:42PM)
Any of you guys that are performing this in your show have any issue with the noise that it makes when it's going? Has any of you had an issue with someone looking up toward the bottom of the cork?
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Mar 29, 2019 10:39AM)
I've always liked this trick, but never thought of a logical way to perform it... and now it's hit me and I'm pretty much obsessed with it. I'm sure I'll be getting it one day!

Sounds like everyone who gets one is quite happy with it.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Apr 18, 2019 07:25PM)
[quote]On Aug 19, 2018, AaronAcosta wrote:
Any of you guys that are performing this in your show have any issue with the noise that it makes when it's going? Has any of you had an issue with someone looking up toward the bottom of the cork? [/quote]

Regarding noise... I recently got an extreme hanky and in my trials it's not noisy at all under normal circumstances, nothing that music shouldn't cover. Now from time to time, the spool comes a little loose and then it makes a much louder noise during operation... in this case it would be a potential problem.. music should still cover it some but probably wouldn't want to take it into the audience much.

As for looking up.... not sure what they could really see... hard to know what you are looking at.


I just recently got a unit that was technically used but basically brand new. I love it. I can't ever imagine selling it, it's just so fun. Can't wait to perform it.