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Guys picked up my thread today. Thanks a lot only 24 cents! tommy k, you are right lots of purrrdy colors to choose from. Just one strange thing - might post this on the bizarre forum, one of the colors I selected (I would call it "chinese red" for lack of a better description) bears the number 666 on the label near the UPC code. Perhaps it could come in useful for those who use this kind of presentation. Anyway- thanks-
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This Mike Wong regarding Dragon Thread!
Thanks for all the interest. The thread is available at most craft stores, Walmart or fabric stores.
Regarding the Max Landono routine, I have streamlined the handleing and made some changes in the way the thread is handled. 2 major changes. 1. I don't use wax. It makes the thread look old and dirty. 2. I don't break up the thread into small pieces in the beginning. I use long pieces and do the breaking during the performance. The audience can hear see the thread being broken. I first learn the routine from Mel Anderson in Portland, Oregon in 1974. At that time, I had not heard of Max and his routine. Throught out the years, I have made modifications to the way it was taugh to me by Mel Anderson. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Dragon Thread. Mike
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One more thing...Dragon Thread can be repeated over and over with the same thread. Nothing to ditch or get rid of. There is no reset and is always ready to perform. All the torn pieces can be placed in someone's hand while your hands are shown empty.
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Thanks Mike for responding. I think it's a great routine and it has delighted all I have performed it for, however, I wish you mentioned the source for the thread because as I mentioned above, I actually bought your video 3 times just to get the thread you use in the trick. You might want to offer the thread at a slight price hike on your website (say a buck), I'm sure people not "in the know" will go for it. Curiously, where did you get the little pill box type thing that you have in the video. It is not necessary to have anything like this to perform the routine, but it's great for walk around. I bet if you offered something like this on your site it would also sell. Also, why not re-shoot the video and put it out on DVD with tons of thread? Anyway- thanks for the reply- Mark
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One more thought, your video proves that there is nothing wrong with re-hasing old effects like this and selling them. At least it will keep newcomers and young magicians performing good magic instead of the usual crap that obviously looks like it came from a magic shop.
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I don't own the rights to the Dragon Thread. Magic Smith owns the video and DVD rights and has paid me good money up front and I do get a royality from sales. It is on DVD now. I have not put it on the website yet. But will soon be there.

I did this trick for over 15 years and very one ask just blown away. I performed it at the Magic Castle in my shows there and people kept bugging me to release it. Magic Smith approached me produce the video. At the time I knew nothing about video production costs and marketing maigc products. So that is why I let Magic Smith have to rights to do it. Now I know a lot more about this field and plan on producing other products. My sponge rabbits are a bit hit and everyone that uses them loves them. check it out on my website.

Thanks for your interest.
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What color number is the Thread that comes with the DVD ?
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On 2007-01-26 10:18, zfl-mick wrote:
What color number is the Thread that comes with the DVD ?


Zfl-mick,

The thread that I received in the DVD I purchased is kind of a bright Turquoise Blue. There is no brand name or identifying information on the thread. It just came as an open bundle in a small open-ended baggie. I'm not certain if it is, in fact, the original thread that came with the DVD. (I bought the DVD used.)

Really, I don't think the color of the thread is important except that you pick a color of high contrasting visibility that can easily be seen by your audience.

Hope this info helps.

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If doing this effect is wong .. I don't want to be right.

I love this effect!
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If you have trouble finding this thread (it's actually called "floss") you can order it here and number 666 is perfect even if it is the number of the beast:

http://everythingcrossstitch.com/dmc-cro......agenum=2

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