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BenSchwartz
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you can get a harahkan (the best!) for 80 bucks for vanishing... I have one if you wanna buy off me... and the appearing go for over 110 bucks..
"The experience of astonishment is the experience of a clear, primal state of mind that they associate with a child's state of mind." ---- Paul Harris
Dennis Michael
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As for the Appearing Wand, to me, it is more dangerous than the Appearing Cane. It is fast and many times it shot out of my hand. The Appearing Wand, like the Cane, is to dangerous for close up. It only take one injury to a person to recognized the danger, and then it may be to late.

By the way, the Appearing Wand is an India made wand (cheap) and it rusts quickly and easily.
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I am also interested in the appearing cane...
I have seen jeff McBride use his fantasio on stage vol. 3 and if this thing is plastic I'll go with that. the effect was good enough so I dont want to risk my fingers until I can even afford a metal one. Here in canada the metal ones are over 100 bucks.

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Dynamike
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I like the plastic cane better. The metal ones must be kept oiled or they will rust. I don't like getting the oil on my hands or silk. And the metal ones will loose their color. The plastic ones are quieter to me.

Abracadabra,
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I have just bought my first appearing cane on the day before christmas. the fantasio plastic deal. I must say it works very well. I imagine the metal one would do better but for kids shows and street performances this will be the one for me. I was practicing a part of my routine last night. I make a flower out of a purple silk, smell it and hold it out to the cutest girl or teachers shirt like a carnation and wink at them. during this romantic misdirection I have snarfed the cane out from its pocket and unlock it. it was at this point that I was holding it to lightly and it snapped open and shot behind me a good 10 feet. if that was a metal cane during a street performance it would have killed a child. it was godd I was home alone and only practicing.
so be careful.

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Dynamike
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Illusionist,

You might want to read "FANTASIO My Canes and Candles." That is a good book. You will learn to do more with you cane. I don't know why I'm telling this because I haven't brought the book yet. Let me know how you like the book if you get it. Good luck. Smile
Dennis Michael
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"FANTASIO My Canes and Candles." is an excellent book. There are so many great ideas and effects to do with canes, you could be another Fantasio
Great Book!
Dennis Michael
alfonso rios
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In my opinion:

Appearing cane-Metal
Vanishing cane-Fantasio

To appear a cane in silence, study Fred Kaps system.

alfonso rios
magicsiow
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If you want to do color change cane - fantasio cane
if you want to do silk to appearance cane- harakan metal cane
if you want to do vanishing cane to silk (I mean large silk) - harakan cane
if you want to do fire rope to cane- jerman or USA cane, don't use harakan cane, if you have much $$$ go ahead!!!
don't use cheap quality unless you want to be comedy magician or laugh by audience...don't let it stuck half way...
once again don't use india and others cheaper metal cane, I have friends who bought cheap metal cane, I advised them dodn't bought it. they didn't listen to me. what happen? accident especially hand and laugh by audience. if you like it go ahead. GOD BLESSS U!
Caution
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I only go metal. But I used to use fantasio canes which work very good too. My favorite is the cane from candle. WOW what an effect! Not too expensive for a stage aparatus either. Another is square circle cane that is sick also.
Mike
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wally
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Has anyone here got juan mayoral square circle to cane. whats your verdict. or should I go for mahka tendo silk to cane.
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