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Dick Oslund
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Hi Jeff!

I've always liked the EFFECT of the TT. (Bev Bergeron and I have discussed the WILLARD tie, at some length.) Jay and I discussed his Jaspernese TT at some length.)

But, it never "worked its way" into the high school show. In my old age (86 in a week and a half) I keep busy, experimenting with stuff like the TT.

So! If ya can "fix" the video, I would really appreciate it!!!

Thanks TWO million!
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OOOOOPS. So sorry. It's working now. I had the video on "private" mode. Now, it's public.
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WAIT! THIS is the video of the performance.......
https://youtu.be/5z2PMxP1Buc
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On Dec 4, 2017, jeffhobson wrote:
WAIT! THIS is the video of the performance.......
https://youtu.be/5z2PMxP1Buc


That was hilarious! And you're correct... those red shoe laces really stand out on stage. Talk about packing small and playing big!
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On Dec 4, 2017, jeffhobson wrote:
WAIT! THIS is the video of the performance.......
https://youtu.be/5z2PMxP1Buc


I thoroughly enjoyed this and could not resist ordering the routine myself!
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Very nice jeff hobson
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On Nov 30, 2017, jeffhobson wrote:
I used to perform the thumb tie 35 years ago using the classic Ten Ichi method. I dropped it for a number of reasons. One, the person tying the cord can tie incorrectly if he's not sharp and focused. Two, there's some dead time at the end of the routine where you must get cut out of the cords (although Alan Shaxon has an interesting way of avoiding that).



Jeff, please tell us what Alan did. I've never seen his version. Smile
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Jeff, please tell us what Alan did. I've never seen his version. Smile [/quote]

Shaxon would simply avoid being cut out of the cords and just acted strained as he
pulled (hard) to take the cords off of his thumbs. It just indicated that it wasn't easy to
escape - it took strength. I really didn't care for it and it's not my style but, for Alan, it worked.
Once the penetrations are over, the trick is over, and now to move on as quickly as possible.

When I untie my shoelaces (by using my teeth to pull on one end), it completes the circle
for the audience. At the end, the laces are quickly untied and then, I'm out.
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On Sep 23, 2002, martyk wrote:
One doesn't really need pipe cleaners, they'd look strange and are not easily obtained, but as one writer above mentioned, use the ties that come with plastic baggies. Can you imagine anything more common, more impromptu, and more impossible?



Did you ever hear of the mega store Wal-Mart in the U.S., they sell them by the large bag full of a hundred pipe cleaners for a few dollars. In bright colors as well, and very long lengths.Just look in the craft section of the store.

I can't believe so many people still live under a rock in 2018. Smile
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