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Sure this has been discussed before. Specifically I am looking for the "dragon thread" that came with the Mike Wong VHS, I like the feel of it and it breaks easily. Where can I get this kind of thread without having to buy the video again.
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Try chevries dental floss routine...kills....and breaks easy...no pain
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Look for "Basting Thread."
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I too have been needing the thread, lost the original and havent even viewed the dvd since, but would enjoy getting back into it
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I look at Mike Wong's website and he does not offer any refill or supply source for the Dragon Thread. Hmmm...
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I had the same problem, when I ran out and my wife very casually stated that she had the exact thread type for her needle point. You can purchase it (in any color) at any craft store or Wal-Mart.
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I boughtt the video three times already! Tommy K, can you give more info on the thread, brand number size or something? Thanks- Mark
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OMG, you bought the vid 3 times for the thread? I'm wondering if you should contact Mike Wong directly about this. http://www.mikewong.com/
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On 2005-12-16 11:47, cinemagician wrote:
Sure this has been discussed before. Specifically I am looking for the "dragon thread" that came with the Mike Wong VHS, I like the feel of it and it breaks easily. Where can I get this kind of thread without having to buy the video again.


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On 2005-12-17 01:16, tommy k wrote:
I had the same problem, when I ran out and my wife very casually stated that she had the exact thread type for her needle point. You can purchase it (in any color) at any craft store or Wal-Mart.



Cinemagician,

Tommy is correct. The thread is either embroidery thread or needle point thread. I'm not certain which one. Someone sent me a "packet" of the replacement thread and I've misplaced it. I'll try and find it and give you the exact berand and stock number. In the interim, just go down to you local crafts store and take a look at the needle point thead and the embroidery thread. You should be able to find the right kind just by examining the two choices.

Hope this info helps.

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The exact thread Mike Wong uses in the Dragon Thread video/DVD is sold at Wal-Mart or any outlet that sells sewing supplies.

At Wal-Mart it is called Embroidory Floss. There are probably over 200 colors available on 3 revolving racks. Each bundle contains 8m (8.7yds), and the price is 24 cents. You'll find it with the sewing supplies. If you don't see it, ask for it, I'm sure all the stores carry it.
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Sorry for the late post, Bill has provided all of the correct information. You will feel like the proverbial "kid in a candy store" when you see the selection.

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Can you explain the Dragon Thread routine and effect?
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It's a torn and restored thread effect, of which there are many different versions. In Mike Wong's Dragon Thread, he gives pulls the thread from a small Chinese box, before tearing and restoring. I believe in his version on the Dragon Thread DVD he performs to music, although my memory might be faulty on this point. Eugene Burger does a version he calls Hindu Thread. Gary Ouellet has a version in Close Up Illusions and I am also familiar with a version from Lewis Ganson's The Art of Close Up Magic. It's also been done with dental floss. There are probably lots of other versions as well. It's a versatile effect that can be adapted according to a performer's personality and audience.
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You can see a demo of Mike Wong performing "Dragon Thread" here:

http://www.magicsmith.com/product_info.php?products_id=27
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On 2005-12-20 23:07, okbohn wrote:
Can you explain the Dragon Thread routine and effect?


A version of the Gypsy Thread.
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On 2005-12-20 23:07, okbohn wrote:
Can you explain the Dragon Thread routine and effect?


Was it Al Baker that first came up with the Gypsie Thread routine? It is in Pet Secrets as The Hindu Thread Trick. But this is published in 1951. There are probably earlier versions?
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Guys thanks very much, I was busy Christmas err..is..it.."holiday" shopping and forgot all about the thread until I would up in an arts and crafts store tonite to buy some picture frames. I wish I had checked the board before I went shopping. Thanks evolve629, Tommy, Turk and Bill Beach for your help. Now I can start doing the effect again. Gary I would be interested in finding out more about the origin...wait Eugene Burger's here!...maybe we could ask him? Have a nice Christmas..errr..holiday- cinemagician
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I have to tell you, I just watched the Magic Smith video clip for the first time and other than the empty hands display, I don't see any difference between Dragon Thread and Max Londono's ETERNAL STRING - NEW STARS OF MAGIC - VOL. 1 NO. 9. I did that routine as a teenager in the late 70's; Got some hands on instruction from Max himself.
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Check this out!

http://www.magicsmith.com/product_info.p......db641b84

$5 for the video--I ordered it!
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