The method is OK, not great, it will fly. Not practical for myself as a working pro doing strolling.
The teaching was absolutely terrible. You need a lighter for the setup. he could not find
a lighter for the teaching, kept commenting on using one because that will make set up easier, then
mentioned using a gas stove (seriously Dan!?) only to be left with a giant box of matches while
commenting that you should use a lighter.
I'm sure there was at least one person somewhere
on the crew that smokes, that you could have borrowed one from. Or go to the corner gas station and
get one for a buck.
This can NOT be handed out after the link either.
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This is perhaps my most disappointing Penguin Magic purchase. The effect looks good in the promo,
but the actually effect and accompanying tutorial are, to be kind, substandard. I perform several
rubber band effects, and this one will be going straight into my junk drawer.
starters...Mr. Hauss has not even prepared himself for the filming of the tutorial. Maybe having all
required items would have been a good idea.
It seems that "The Method" has been given more
importance than the effect. There are several other effects on the market that accomplish the same
thing in a much better way.
Conclusion: Download directly to your Recycle Bin
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I have to say I was a little disappointed with this effect.
Dan is a great performer and
thinker, but this one isn't something I would personally perform.
Very ingenious, I love it.
With all due respects intended, I found this particular technique rather disappointing. I have seen
much better rubberband techniques that did not require a crude set-up. Just being honest.
This is a little knacky, but give it a little practice, and you'll have a killer. To the audience
it will simply look like you linked 2 rubber bands together. The bands will not be held in come
suspicious contorted manner. They will simply be dangling from your finger. So simple, but so
beautiful. It looks exactly as it does in the promotional video. They mention using the Joe
Rindfleisch rubber bands and I agree. They take well to the preparation of the effect. And they
come in some funky colours. Great effect.
Well, I've seen better linking rubberband effects that doesn't require this kind of preparation. Not
as great in a working repertoire as one could think, but it sure is a great visual when presented as
a stand-alone effect. And the preparation is too insecure... but anyway, great thinking!
I will not be using.
Excellent improvement. Appears very real, but requires careful (not difficult) handling. Plan on
practice time to feel and appear natural. It is worth it.
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Well presented. makes sense. Arthritis in the hands does make this one a challenge.
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