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kollo
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I have the original spool of thread and I am very pleased with it.

My bigger problem is to "let it stay where it belongs" during performance. It always wants to go out.
My solution is to use super-glue to make the ballon thing smaller.
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Same here kollo. I might have to try your superglue idea.

Thanks for posting it.
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Super glue idea sounds good, I have also experienced this occasional problem and I have been using a slightly thicker yarn which still breaks easy but bulks the you know what up a bit, if he super glue idea works this would make it more fool proof.
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I LOVE Superglue
: )
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If anyone is truly troubled with the breaking of the thread, please let me know via PM. I don't want to take away from the sales of Tony's easy break thread but I've come up with a readily available, and easy, solution.

Thanks Café!
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On 2012-06-03 16:29, kollo wrote:
I have the original spool of thread and I am very pleased with it.

My bigger problem is to "let it stay where it belongs" during performance. It always wants to go out.
My solution is to use super-glue to make the ballon thing smaller.



Brilliant. Thanks for that Smile


DD
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Sorry for the delay to those that have messaged me about my personal method and handling. I've sent it out, please let me know what you think!

Dane
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On 2013-02-25 19:18, mrdane wrote:
Sorry for the delay to those that have messaged me about my personal method and handling. I've sent it out, please let me know what you think!

Dane

Hi Dane,
I have PMed you right now.
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I have started to do this trick and I face two problems:
1. Breaking the thread, but I overcome it with scissors.
2. My main problem is that most of the time I do not succeed to keep "it" inside the n**k and "it" gets out of there before time. I am very frustrated from that.
Any advice on my second problem will be most appreciated, if needed by PM.
Thanks!
Richard
kollo
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Richard,

as I have posted earlier use superglue and it works perfect, so that you can perform with confidence

Kollo
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Kollo,
Thank you, I will try it.
I was just afraid that the superglue will not attach to what it is not supposed to attach (you certainly understand what I mean), but I will certainly try it.
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I have performed this, and they TOTALLY loved it, it wonderful piece of magic.
richard_mentalism
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The superglue works perfect.
Regarding breaking the thread I found a string which is very easy to cut by hands and it seems to me to be the best solution.
scalito
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Can anyone tell me how long the reset is, or do I need another balloon ready to go?....Thanks....Scalito
rowland
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You need another balloon as you give it away, reset is only a couple of minutes
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Here my solution about the "stay in" problem.
If you put some "blue tac" inside and rub it a little bit, then you remove the "blue tac". Some rests will stay inside. This is enough to hold the "0"
Don Dasher
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I've been doing this with a water balloon to great effect.

I like to put my own spin on things.


DD
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On 2013-03-09 16:17, Axel Hecklau wrote:
Here my solution about the "stay in" problem.
If you put some "blue tac" inside and rub it a little bit, then you remove the "blue tac". Some rests will stay inside. This is enough to hold the "0"

Typical Axel Smile I have used a Chapstick to do the same
mfmz
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Tony Clark has come out with Gypsy Thread 2.0. It uses a mylar helium filled balloon that you can find at dollar stores and they last forever. The balloon can be used over and over unless you give it away. The secret to the 2.0 version is terrific. I have been trying to come up with a new closer for my shows and I think I will give this a try. You can find it at Penguin Magic or AmazeKids.com and also Tony Clark's website. He also sells his new easy break string.
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I have both versions and like version 2.0 much more. Word of caution, I would not perform this effect outdoors or anywhere that a fan or strong vent is nearby. It is a very strong closer and you end in a position that is an obvious applause cue. I start my show with this behind my backdrop. My 2nd to last routine is strong enough to close with just in case anything goes wrong.
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