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MagicMan1957
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For some reason I get the comment "look he is controlling SOMETHING with his hand"

Still a great effect. Does anyone else hear that comment?
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This DVD is fantastic! I really liked the comedy of the tips section and a guy showing up everywhere asking questions about the gimmick.

Instructions 10/10
Ease of constructing gimmick 10/10
Reaction of audience 10/10
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Yep...there is absolutely everything right about this product, effect and DVD.
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On 2007-11-04 19:02, MagicMan1957 wrote:
For some reason I get the comment "look he is controlling SOMETHING with his hand"

Still a great effect. Does anyone else hear that comment?

Hello MagicMan1957: I was performing the incredible dancing paper napkin at a restaurant one time and had a small child yell out, "you're moving it with your thumb!" I said, "what thumb?" while lifting the hand that was doing the gimmick and switched to the other hand. I have found that if you switch hands often you won't get that comment anymore. Just keep it moving a lot. Good luck!
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Hi Folks

Perhpas if you work on it a litle more longer at home, you will not have those types of comment Smile
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On 2007-11-05 03:25, Tivoli wrote:
Hi Folks

Perhpas if you work on it a litle more longer at home, you will not have those types of comment Smile
Arthur


I agree Arthur.This is definitely an effect where 'routining' is paramount.I believe if you begin by performing the basic bendover move you have a greater chance of being called for hand/thumb shenanigans.

I suggest starting very slowly..perhaps making it come to life as with interlocking fingers display on the DVD...then have it try to escape a couple of times.You can alway's end with the basic move before crumpleing.

p.s.Although napkins work fine I prefer using Kleenex/tissue when available.

Rich
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Hi Rich,I prefer Kleenex/tissue too. It's much more flexible, plus doing it on stage it just makes more sense to grab a tissue than to grab a napkin. Also, you can pre-load the gimmick and leave it in the Kleenex box and be ready to perform at any time. I am personally having a blast with this trick!! I love it!
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Ok...i just received this yesterday...and I'm impressed!

first of all..there's no way I would have thought of this...but its genius..lol..i havent tried it yet but I'm going to go get the need stuff and cant wait to try it out..needless to say I'm excited to use this...im already thinking of a number of routines.

A must have for sure! Def. a good buy!

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Hey everyone. I found out we have the #2 Best Selling DVD in the December issue of GENII. That is awsome! Thank you everyone for your great support of our product. Just wait...you aint seen nothin' yet from MacGyver magic. Keep your eyes peeled for us in 2008.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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Quite clever.
Simple.
Low cost.
Fun.
Worth the cost of the DVD

But spend some time and learn to do it right,
work out a good routine it’s worth it.

Another (unnamed) version of a dancing hank
cost me just over a $100 and it does not move as
nice as the “Incredible Dancing Paper Napkin”.

Because of the ripped-off feeling of the previous
purchase I almost passed on the “Incredible Dancing Paper Napkin”.
But I am glad I took the chance.
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On 2007-10-31 19:16, Potty the Pirate wrote:
"...So 'install' the gimmick in the men's room...."


Quote:
On 2007-11-01 04:41, one funny magic boy wrote:
"...remember in magic the big movement covers the little movement...."


You guys are sick. Smile
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PM me if you are interested in selling or trading this DVD. Sounds great!

Mike
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Having worked with this a bit now, it's more obvious how charming this is and how much kids and even adults (especially women) like this.

The instructions are given by Scott Francis, a successful comedian/magician. He and David Allen made the DVD in an entertaining way, so it was fun to watch while learning about the gizmo and presentation. The DVD explains everything in detail, including not only the basics, but also how to prepare for and do repeat performances.

I can see more possibilities on the horizon re alternative loading techniques and presentational angles. (I've been thinking about this since I had a great idea about loading in a specific situation explained to me last week.)

There is more to this beyond the basics of transport and presentation. It's hard to discuss these ideas on the Web without revealing the basic information. Maybe there could be a supplemental DVD with a chunk of the discoveries and suggestions people are coming up with?? Just a thought.

In the meantime, I like this and audiences like this. The method is simple and the presentations are boundless.
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I just got this today. I do the complete Sean Bogunia Dancing Hank Act and this is a great after show follow up assuming I'm still at the venue or the client / producers invite me for dinner or drinks after.
Very simple, ingenious and practical device. Also, I enjoyed the way the dvd was composed. Quite entertaining.
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I have found that the special gimmick is best made from Walmart brand.. umm.. things.
It's thicker and stronger than the ones I have found at the grocery store.

Randi
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On 2008-01-10 18:53, randirain wrote:
I have found that the special gimmick is best made from Walmart brand.. umm.. things.
It's thicker and stronger than the ones I have found at the grocery store.

Randi


I agree.
Some of the cheap grocery brands are very whimpy.

Also,...and this is just my take...the DVD may you give the impression that this can be effectively done for a long period of time.IMO...this is definitely one of those effects where 'less is more'.Surprise them with it...do a little dance..get down,and get out.
I don't give the viewers a chance to analyze[not that they would ever guess the method]..which after more than 20 seconds or so they seem to do[in my experience].
It can be Big Fun though.

Rich
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Rich, you are absolutely correct.....
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On 2008-01-10 20:22, PaleoMagi wrote:
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On 2008-01-10 18:53, randirain wrote:
I have found that the special gimmick is best made from Walmart brand.. umm.. things.
It's thicker and stronger than the ones I have found at the grocery store.

Randi


I agree.
Some of the cheap grocery brands are very whimpy.

Also,...and this is just my take...the DVD may you give the impression that this can be effectively done for a long period of time.IMO...this is definitely one of those effects where 'less is more'.Surprise them with it...do a little dance..get down,and get out.
I don't give the viewers a chance to analyze[not that they would ever guess the method]..which after more than 20 seconds or so they seem to do[in my experience].
It can be Big Fun though.

Rich


EXACTLY!!! I hope everyone follows your advice.

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Thank you everyone for your reviews, especially Randi Rain. I figure this, if Randi likes it, then I know not to look any further. I totally trust her.

This is quite a find. I'm really glad I ran across this thread! I just put in MY order!

Doug
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I am planning to make a thicker gimmick so I could use it with an 18" silk for stage use. Hmmmm, what could it be.
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