Got my first order of stuff for the routine today.
The vanishing cane is quite a bit more difficult than I thought it would be!!! I figured it'd be something that was incredibly easy to work, but it takes some practice.
I need to order some silks to go with the canes...I thought I had some laying around but I'll be darned if I can find them.
The vanishing cane is actually quite easy... after you work with it for a couple of minutes. I remember I thought the same as you did when I got mine yet by the third or fourth time of resetting it with the silks, it was a piece of cake. How are you finding it now since the post I'm quoting of yours is a couple of weeks old?
With the silks, the effect is much easier. They slow it down just enough to make cathing it simple.
Without silks, it's definitely more difficult.