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tophatter
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Randi , Same here I started in magic at age 9 now 44 don't ya just love it !! My first trick was the color changing knife.
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I received this DVD yesterday.Here is my assessment.

*Ingenious gimmick

*Excellent instructive DVD

*Easy construction of gimmick

*IMO this is a wonderful and potentially charming piece.

*This is not an effect that should be performed without in depth practice and routining.

*I believe that if you do not invest the time needed to develop a smooth handling and routine you will probably be busted.

* I have performed a similar type effect many hundreds of times for years..'Rigid Hank',and even with that experience it will be a week or two before I can bring my performance near what you see on the demo.

Final comments:I rate the DVD 9/10 The effect 'potentially' 9/10.

Highly reccommended[with the above caveats].

Best.
Rich
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Many thanks for your review Rich, I've ordered it. Also to Randyrain whom I find delivers many very helpful reviews and bits of info to Café members.
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Yeh after hearing reviews from Randi & rich it's time to order !
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I have not had as much fun practicing an effect in along while.SmileYou guys are going to like this one.

I have come up with a super easy 'get ready' that I would be happy to share[via PM] with anyone who can prove they purchased the effect.
Just tell me the total # of Scenes on the DVD,and I will PM my idea to you.

Best.
Rich
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Hi there everyone. This is Scott Francis, the co-creator of the Incredible Dancing Napkin and hero of David Allen...just kidding. Hope everyone has enjoyed the fun of the video. I have been performing magic for over 35 years. I loved performing a dancing hanky, and have done about 12 different versions thru the years. One of the things I didn't like is having to put up a fancy backdrop just to perform the trick. I also didn't like having to use assistance help to pull the trick off. As well as very expensive electronic apparatus. I think David Allen and I have solved a lot of these issues. This trick allows you to perform completely surrounded in full light with any napkin, anywhere, and get rid of the gimmick. The only drawback is having a back-lit situation (light that is brighter behind you than in front of you). David and I have had so much fun with this, more fun than any one human should have, we hope you see the great potential in making this trick your own.

I have a very strong act and am very picky with what goes into my show. I can honestly say that this will be in my "A" show for the rest of my life.

Thanks for all the great comments and reviews that everyone has posted. It means a lot that so many people like our effect. So many times I have opened a new trick and been so disappointed. I hope that no one experiences this with our DVDs. We tried to keep this DVD fun as well as informative. We know this will be worth many times the small investment you make.

Enjoy!!!

Scott Francis
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I ordered it about 2 weeks ago and can't waite to have fun with it.
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Well....I suppose I need to address something that is bothering me. I am the other half creator of the Dancing Napkin. I just read the post from MagicSanta. Although I certainly appreciate the good comments I do take offense with the Phallic comment. As I understand the meaning of the word, it is a sexual thing. I have to admit I was a bit stumped on the word when I first read it. I want everyone to know that this is NOT the intention of the kissing move with the napkin. I am a bit shocked that anyone would put their mind in that kind of gutter to come up with that. If me or Scott had even suspected 1% that something dirty would be made of an innocent move in our video we would have yanked it so fast from the video it would have left a dust trail.

Thank you MagicSanta for you nice review but in my opinion you "tainted" it with trying to come up with something negative to say like that. I have no problem at all with negative comments because I know not everyone will like what we do. But to taint all your good reviews with such a comment like that I think is a bit uncalled for.

So I will leave with this....Nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the video was done to refer to or insinuate anything but pure clean entertainment. If you see something other than that I suggest you don't perform the trick. Thanks

Dave
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I’ve used the old “Waltzing Matilda” since the day I bought it from it’s creator Steve Dusheck over three decades ago! This version takes the idea to the next level!

As has been mentioned in the above posts, it is way easy to make, easy to get into, easy to perform, and easy to get out of! A big plus it that it is a whimsical and magical effect! I tend to carry one with me at all times when I am going to hit a fast food place and perform it on the spur of the moment. My clean up is way easy (in keeping with everything else about this prop and routine).

Bottom line for me, it is a quick, magical, attention getting worker! I’ve given out a dozen business cards after performing this on line waiting for my “Happy Meal”!

While I hope the guys that put this together make a ton of money off it, I would not be sad at all if no one else bought it or performed it.

With a little over 80 performances for mixed company I've yet to hear a complaint about any sexual subtext with the routine. Maybe people just don't think that someone of my way advanced years could even have those thoughts!
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I throughly enjoy David Allen's Incredible Dancing Paper Napkin. David Allen seems to me a lighthearted, effervescent and clever magician and the kissing move is very natural to me - like how one would kiss a flower or a rabbit.
I wonder what Sigmund Freud would say about the phallic comment!
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Here is something I am wondering about.

I perform quick tricks for waitresses in restaurants and it gets me great service (and sometimes dates). So I wondered, could I perform this with a waitress standing at my table, and me sitting down?

Thanks,

Al
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Yes Al.
Sitting will be fine...standing not required.
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Yes you can Al. This is definately a great little piece of magic and more importantly, entertainment. Best buy this year for me, it really is "the simple things in life" that seem to be the best. Wonderful effect.
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With all the positive reviews it looks like this is a real winner.
I just placed my order and I can't wait to receive it.
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Easily one of the best buys of the year. Very clever and the DVD is way entertaining.
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I have ordered this. However, I wonder - it is called the "Incredible Dancing PAPER Napkin" Could the gimmick be adapted to work in animating a cloth napkin - such as in a man's pocket handkerchef - as well as a paper napkin?

Many Thanks,

John
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On 2007-10-22 03:29, John wrote:
I have ordered this. However, I wonder - it is called the "Incredible Dancing PAPER Napkin" Could the gimmick be adapted to work in animating a cloth napkin - such as in a man's pocket handkerchef - as well as a paper napkin?

Many Thanks,

John


Probably not.[Nor should you want to]The beauty of this effect is it's innocent and impromptu nature....using a common object,and then being able to crumple it up and throw it away.

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People have been buying these from me but I didn't know what it was until I saw the clip. Now I know why they're selling so well and I'll be getting one of my own.
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David, like it or not when I performed it I was uncomfertable with that aspect of it and so were some of the fathers who witnessed it. I was saying it as nicely as I could. Perhaps it is more the individual on the DVD performing it that made it seem so to me. I have 86'd that part of it and for what I think is good reason. I also didn't care for the famous balloon swallowing for the same reason and if you watch the Bedwell DVD, No MD Required, a great DVD, he also reacts to that routine the same way. Coit Tower, The Washington Monument, also phallic. I will not be kissing a napkin after rubbing it, you all may kiss what you decide to kiss...diversity and all that.
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I start out by unzipping my fly ( ala Mullica )pull the napkin out and start the routine like that. Is that wrong?

OK, I don't, but in a comedy club....anything is possible.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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