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 Post subject: Could Appearing 8 Ft. Pole pass off as a 8 Ft. Straw?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:46 pm 
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I am working on a stage routine involving drinks, however while looking into the Appearing 8 Ft. Straw, I noticed that the pole was considerably cheaper and there was more description towards the product. I was just wondering if I could pass off a pole as a straw to save the money for another effect or should I just go ahead and purchase the straw?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:00 pm 
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1) Paint the pole like a straw

2) Simply buy the 8 ft. straw


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:20 pm 
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"Professionals can't afford to be cheap."

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:12 pm 
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i say bye the pole no one will noe it is a pole so you will get away with it.



adjones.. why cant we be cheap thats the way you save money ??


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:03 pm 
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Give Grand Illusions in Carmichael a shot.

www.grandillusions.com

I'm not sure it's on the site, but last I called they priced the poles and straws at the same rate.

adjones. . . "The less money you spend, the more you get to keep." - Comcast Commercial.


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I'm not sure you guys are understanding the quote I posted. It means that if you want to be a professional, you have to have professional props. And these do not come cheap. If you need an 8 ft. straw for your act... get an 8 ft. straw. Don't paint an 8 ft pole just because it's cheaper... it won't look nearly as good.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:30 pm 
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adjones wrote:
I'm not sure you guys are understanding the quote I posted. It means that if you want to be a professional, you have to have professional props. And these do not come cheap. If you need an 8 ft. straw for your act... get an 8 ft. straw. Don't paint an 8 ft pole just because it's cheaper... it won't look nearly as good.


I understood and agree. I just thought the Comcast quote was funny.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:37 pm 
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adjones wrote:
"Professionals can't afford to be cheap."

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That is not true at all.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:25 pm 
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skate13 wrote:
adjones wrote:
"Professionals can't afford to be cheap."

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That is not true at all.


Well, it is to a point.
What Gazzo meant is that, if you need to spend the extra few dollars to get better equipment, do it. Having a homemade product instead of a professionally made one is worth the extra $10. Typically, he's right.

If a prop is going to cost $5 to build and $10 to buy, it becomes a question of functionality. Will the one you make work as well, look as good? Maybe, maybe not.

Now, do you need an RNT2 Chop cup vs. A spun aluminum one to be a professional? No. The audience doesn't know the difference, and the more expensive prop doesn't enhance the magical experience.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 9:00 pm 
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dbaker_creator wrote:
Give Grand Illusions in Carmichael a shot.

www.grandillusions.com

I'm not sure it's on the site, but last I called they priced the poles and straws at the same rate.

adjones. . . "The less money you spend, the more you get to keep." - Comcast Commercial.


This is the direct link - http://www.grandillusions.com/index.php?productID=696


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skate13 wrote:
adjones wrote:
"Professionals can't afford to be cheap."

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That is not true at all.



well...it depends on what kind of act you do. I do a comedy act, and my full convention act only consists of about $30 worth of materials....

comedy magicians can afford to be cheap...because sometimes it's funnier!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:12 pm 
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The pole looks like it's made of wood, and it can't be painted. The best thing to do is simply invest in the straw and be done with it.


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MichalAngelo wrote:
The pole looks like it's made of wood, and it can't be painted. The best thing to do is simply invest in the straw and be done with it.


I agree...seriously...they only run for about $35...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:04 pm 
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skate13 wrote:
adjones wrote:
"Professionals can't afford to be cheap."

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That is not true at all.


No it is,

You ever went on stage with a sport jacket wearing your runnings and using decayed props?

Max.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:17 pm 
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I'd just go for the straw but it's up to you. If you CAN'T afford it, get the pole.


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