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Hi all! I want to buy set of 7 parasol and I've got few questions:
1. Is it OK for performing?
2. Is it hard to appear 7 parasols?
3. Is it better to buy one or seven parasols?
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Is this a routine you have seen performed? If so, can you purchase the routine with methods and performance rights?

Or is this just something you have thought up yourself? Are you familiar with working with these kinds of objects? What experience do you have working in a stage setting with making items vanish and appear?

It would be wonderfult for performing - if you can do it well. It would be horrible for performing if you can't. Even one parasol - much less seven - might be very difficult unless you have some experience with similar effects.

What are you performing now that can translate over to a parasol routine? Or are you building this routine from scratch? What skills do you have now that can help you?

Might it be better to start off with something less involved and work up to a full stage routine with seven parasols?

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I think that it's good you pinpointed a parasol routine. To me it describes the kind of magician you want to become. I'm not a parasol expert but I can answer some of these questions because they have the same answers as any other routine in magic.

Is it ok for performing? Depends on how / where your performing and the nature of your audience. I don't think a couple will appreciate it if you produce 7 parasols at their dinner table. Though I would pay to see that.

Is it had to produce 7 parasols? No more difficult than producing 1. The key is practice and prop management. They have videos that cover parasol work.

Is it better to buy one or seven? Ok, you lost me here. How hard does it rain where you are?

If I can get more small stage shows I will venture into parasols. Right now I do mostly parlor and close up. But the high energy, vibrant routines that focus on productions, vanishes, and transpositions appeal to me. Maybe that's what you are after as well.
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