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Jay Buchanan
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Heya folks

I've been performing magic for a long time now and am just getting started in balloon sculpturing to branch out a bit.

I just ordered both Bad to the Balloon DvD's to get me started, as well as a bunch of bags of Q's and B's.

Just wanted to say hello and that I am very excited to be joining you guys and gals here. I should have done this 30 years ago, but hopefully the old cliche stands... "better late than never" Smile

Looking forward to seeing you all around!
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~ Shakespeare
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Hey Jay,

Welcome to the wonderful world of latex.( I bet my Mom never thought I would ever say that). Mark's Bad to the Balloon DVD's are a great way to get started. I just got back from a gig and I used some of Mark's designs at the gig. I don't know where you are in New Jersey, but you may want to see if there is a Balloon Jam in your area that you can attend. I know the New York folks get together every so often. It is at the jams that you can learn some cool techniques.
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1.Join http://www.balloonhq.com like right now!

you must do this!!!

2. Also check out a famous local twister near you: http://www.balloonsbyrobbie.com

3. Since you live on the east coast.... Next Halloween join: Balloon Manor its a balloon haunted house made totally out of balloons.

buy some Don Caldwell Dvd's
Jay Buchanan
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Thanks for the welcome and the great advice guys, I will look into all of it pronto!
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~ Shakespeare
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On 2009-05-23 20:13, Steve Yarosko wrote:
Hey Jay,

Welcome to the wonderful world of latex.( I bet my Mom never thought I would ever say that). Mark's Bad to the Balloon DVD's are a great way to get started. I just got back from a gig and I used some of Mark's designs at the gig. I don't know where you are in New Jersey, but you may want to see if there is a Balloon Jam in your area that you can attend. I know the New York folks get together every so often. It is at the jams that you can learn some cool techniques.


Thanks Steve!!!

BTW I am an ex-Joisey Boy too!!

Support Joisey product or I send Uncle Joey over ... capisci?

Great advice by all.

DVDs are on the way!!!
Mark Byrne
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Go to my store: http://tinyurl.com/Bad2theBalloon
Graham Lee
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Another very good site for balloons that I've been told about is http://www.balloonchat.co.uk
Jay Buchanan
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Nice Mark! What part of Jersey were you from?

"Support Joisey product or I send Uncle Joey over ... capisci?"

Capisco! I'm not a huge fan of those concrete shoes that Joey totes around with him!

Thanks for sending them out so fast, I am looking forward to diving in when they arrive.

Graham, Thanks for the link! I will head on over and check that site out!

I really appreciate all the advice!
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~ Shakespeare
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On 2009-05-25 14:55, Jay Buchanan wrote:
Nice Mark! What part of Jersey were you from?
I really appreciate all the advice!


Born in Jersey City lived in Hillsdale for 15+ years and went to college in NYC Parsons school of design, Travelled the world with the USAF and now live in Clearwater Florida working a New Jersey Deli on weekends.

BalloonChat is Okay I guess ..... If you like that stuffy English humor.....
I kid Balloon Chat rocks!!!!
Mark Byrne
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I think http://www.balloonchat.co.uk rocks as well (insert big smiley face here)
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Balloonchat.co.uk

sounds really interesting Graham - I'll go and check it out.

Thanks for the heads up.

Danny

:dancing:
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Thanks Steve!!!


Thank you Mark for the time and effort for putting out your DVD's.

What's cool about your material is that it can be done quickly. At the gig Saturday a little boy asked for a sword, but ended up with a whole pirate outfit with your pirate hat. It didn't take that much longer to make the pirate hat in addition to the sword and a scabard for his sword. He walked around proudly displaying his pirate costume and all of the adults applauded and made all kinds of great comments. It makes me smile inside to know that I had a part in making that little boy feel good about himself, and provided a bit of wonder for the adults. This happens all the time when I make the pirate costume so it has become a standard piece for me. The effect to effort ratio is great!

Thanks again,
Steve
Jay Buchanan
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Received my first order of balloons today Smile
I just want to put this out there....
You guys who can mouth inflate the 160's are machines.
lol
The 260's took me a few tries before "got it" but these 160's are like toothpicks!

Glad I bought a pump along with the order! Smile
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~ Shakespeare
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On 2009-05-27 14:33, Jay Buchanan wrote:
Received my first order of balloons today Smile
I just want to put this out there....
You guys who can mouth inflate the 160's are machines.
lol
The 260's took me a few tries before "got it" but these 160's are like toothpicks!

Glad I bought a pump along with the order! Smile


Yeah the 160s are a ......I cant for the life of me mouth inflate them.
Just found out about Monsieur Sigrid,i really love his style.
A guy at my local magic store recommended his dvd (i was going to get bad to the balloon #2.Some neat hats and I had not heard of the different lights available.

Heres a link to a promo for his new dvd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDVyj8WFzpw
Edit:
Also anyone know what kind of balloon holder he is using I love it.Custom made probably?heres another youtube vid that shows some of his incredible hats.How does this work for line work?Do you say "money up front,depending on how much I'll make you a hat the cooler the more money"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc_qI62alfA&feature=related
may you be filled with loving kindness
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Sigrid is the Vidal Sassoon of Balloons love his work!!!
Mark Byrne
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Jay Buchanan
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Hey Mark, got the DVD's in the mail today and so far have only had time to watch the first, but did so in it's entirety. I love it!! I love these hats! They're easy, they're fast and they're awesome!

I also love the "no talk" format, the music, the setting, the intro and I am extremely thankful for the detailed twist menu!

Even my wife and 3 year old sat spellbound through the entire thing, and they both just kind of wandered over as it started with no intention of copping a lounge.

Just wanted to say bravo man! And thank you!! I can see myself getting a ton of mileage out of these hats and ideas!
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~ Shakespeare
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Keep those cards and letters coming kids....

Thank you sincerely!!!
Mark Byrne
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www.balloonguy.net
Creator of Bad to the Balloon DVD series
Go to my store: http://tinyurl.com/Bad2theBalloon
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