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 Post subject: What type of matches does Lance Burton use?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:41 pm 
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I'm trying to find out what kind of matches are best to use in my routines but I need the type that only require the use of one hand.

Anyone have any recommendations? I'm tired of using lighters.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:43 pm 
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I don't get it. Why would it matter what type of matches you use? And wouldn't you have to use two hands to light a match, regardless of the brand?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:44 pm 
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Lance uses a gimmick. Easy to make.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:47 pm 
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Well, in that case, I know what he's talking about. You can make a "gimmick" that would do the same thing with items that you probably have at your house. The book where I learned this was the Encyclopedia of Magic by Nicholas Einhorn. Jamesjay1 might be able to point you in a better direction, because I have yet to find this book online.


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the item you seek is called a one handed match pull...you can build your own quickly out of rubber bands, a matchbook, and a match...then you pin it to the inside of your lapel...when you need the match, you grab the match stick, then pull and *poof* instant lit match.

lance keeps several on his body because more than one lit match is required for his act...plus it always pays to have a spare


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:11 am 
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Yes, that was it. I couldn't remember the name, and didn't completely remember the method. Thanks for clearing that up.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:40 am 
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KyletheGreat wrote:
the item you seek is called a one handed match pull...you can build your own quickly out of rubber bands, a matchbook, and a match...then you pin it to the inside of your lapel...when you need the match, you grab the match stick, then pull and *poof* instant lit match.

lance keeps several on his body because more than one lit match is required for his act...plus it always pays to have a spare


It's also one of his pre-show "rituals." He loads his own matches rather than trust someone else to do it. That way he knows it's done right. I'm sure there's nothing worse than reaching for a match and it isn't there or doesn't light because it's crooked in the holder.


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If he's pull a match from a pocket or anywhere else on his body, he's using a lit match gimmick.

If however, he's showing the until match and using his zipper fly, or thumb nail to light it, it's a strike anywhere match.

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