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 Post subject: Dancing Cane... Fantasio?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:55 pm 
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I have a vanishing cane with a dancing cane addition... should I use this or is a dancing cane only for dancing cane better?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:20 am 
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My opinion is that the rigid, metal dancing cane is more controllable.
The inertia caused by the movements causes the Fantasio cane to sometimes want to 'bow.'


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:37 am 
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There are many different Dancing Canes on the market, you'll need to shop around to find the right one.

Creekmore or Mikame Canes are probably the best made, but also very expensive.

Your Fantasio Vanishing Cane just wont look good, due to it's design. A solid aluminum or wooden cane looks much better...this is what you should consider when purchasing a Dancing Cane.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:30 am 
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sooo i just received my dancing cane and i feel the thread it comes with is quite visible!! are all dancing canes' thread like this? if so how am I supposed to perform this on stage... dimmed lights??? no spotlight?? err?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:16 am 
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It's definitely a stage effect.

The best way is using lighting that is dim (or all-red lights) to help conceal the thread, and keep the cane moving.

A mylar backdrop helps too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:45 am 
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mrdane wrote:
sooo i just received my dancing cane and i feel the thread it comes with is quite visible!! are all dancing canes' thread like this? if so how am I supposed to perform this on stage... dimmed lights??? no spotlight?? err?


wear dark colours aswell


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:59 pm 
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the red lights worked perfectly... thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Creekmore canes are out of production. If you can find one, buy it! For the last year and a half I've been using the one piece aluminum cane made by David Mann. It's beautifully balanced with a retractible gimmick. Plus, if you buy his DVD, you learn almost every move known to Mann (pun intended) for this effect.

For those who are looking for something extremely different, I would highly recommend Jeff McBride's Vortex Cane. It actually lights up, thereby providing it's own "cover" to help hide the gimmick. I had recently attended Jeff's Masters Class of Magic and I wound up acquiring one of the actual canes he used in his stage show. It truly is a work of art.

Kent


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