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Gene B
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I have had problems with trying to tear the thread into pieces. The thread supplied seems to be very strong and cuts into my fingers as I try to pull it apart. On the video--Mike looks like he just pulls the thread apart with no effort.
Has any one else encountered this problem---OR found a way to make it work???
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Go to a fabric store and request a thinner thread. But don't go too thin.

You might want to keep the same thread but wear gloves.
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I think the thread he is switching in has already been torn in previous performances. He uses the same thread over a long period of performances so after a while he really doesn't have to "tear" the thread but rather "take apart" the pieces.
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I started performing '...dragon tread' and realised that gypsy thread got a way better reaction not saying anything bad about it but why waste time with it.
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I have heard of this trick but I've never actually SEEN it -- can someone tell me what is the difference between this and the gypsy thread trick? Is the effect changed or the method ...or both?

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Dragon: (close-up) Take thread out of a small container. Break the thread a few times by hand. The thread is restored.

Gypsy: (close-up or stage) Break thread off of a spool of thread. Break it a few times and restore it.

I like the Dragon better because no resets are required.
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Im just curious -- with the dragon thread version can the thread be examined (meaning, at least as fairly as it can be with the gypsy) ?

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On 2003-01-02 07:12, bigchuck wrote:
Im just curious -- with the dragon thread version can the thread be examined (meaning, at least as fairly as it can be with the gypsy) ?

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When the trick is done, the thread to each one can be examined.
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Dynamike -- thanx for the info.
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The first time I saw Dragon Thread, I have to admit, it fooled me. It looks really nice.

But, for me, Gypsy Thread has remained more comfortable for me to perform.
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Thanks for the replies, but does anyone actually perform this effect? If so, what kind of thread are you using?? Smile

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I perform Dragon Thread. The video I purchased did not come with the promised thread. (It was the magic shop's fault, but the guy over the counter showed me a simple but effective card trick in exchange). So I had to search for the proper thread too.

Go to Wal-Mart and get the...crap now I can't remember... um...

It's called embroidery floss. That's it. It comes in these little bundles buy 3 or 4 of your favorite colors. Might set you back a dollar or two. However, I've been told that's exactly what Wong uses, so this info may not be helpful since you want something less ouchy. (Shouldn't be ouchy if you're preparing and breaking correctly. Sure you're not grabbing too "much string"?

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Verno--
Thanks for the reply and suggestions--I'll try that and also see if it's my technique that's causing the problem--At least I know there may be hope since I really like the effect!!
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