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Topic: Joker Lam's parasols don't open
Message: Posted by: RJH (Dec 29, 2012 10:50AM)
Okay, when I have parasol in my back in a e*astic b*lt, and take it out, it wont open up in a th*mb c*ip position. WHAT can I do??????

Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Dec 29, 2012 05:31PM)
Hmm not sure sounds like either the parasol is not working correctly or you are holding it incorrectly. they should just pop open.

try different parasol first to see if its that. if not then its the way you are holding it.

Message: Posted by: billappleton (Dec 29, 2012 07:13PM)
I know what this is. Look at where the tines attach to the posts, some hinges will be twisted. This is caused when you push the parasol closed. Never do that -- always pull down the interior plastic ring. Also be carefull compressing or twisting a closed parasol. Now the bad news -- you will need a new set. The good news? Another box of 7 is not too much. I tend to need a new one every few years...
Message: Posted by: RJH (Dec 30, 2012 04:07AM)
Yes, Bill, I think that is the reason. Thanks.

Message: Posted by: RJH (Dec 30, 2012 04:44AM)
And today the worst happened, the parasol bang=dead. I taked all of my parasols (12) and took them out and tested what was the parasol that didn't open up. When I getted to it, it opened, but 1 of the ribs (or the thing that goes from the middle to the sides) breaked. Well, now I have 4 yellows, 4 whites and 3 reds... But everything will break someday. Now I know what not to do. I will not get new set in next couple of months, but we will see.

Message: Posted by: elliottmagic (Jan 2, 2013 01:18AM)
A tip...
I have found with the umbrellas, less is more. You don't want to overwhelm the audience with all of these umbrellas. I feel that 12 umbrellas is way too many. My routine uses 5 or 6 and I leave the audience wanting more!
Jeff McBride taught me this, always leave your audience wanting more, and never overwhelm them.
Message: Posted by: RJH (Jan 2, 2013 02:54AM)
Yes, I HAVE 11 parasols, but I don't use them all.