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CaptRitz
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I'm trying to routine a dancing stick as per Dancing Cane 101 DVD.

Big problem with the loop twisting up to where you have to just stop and clear it.

Anybody have a solution to the twisting, or how to avoid it?

I can see this is gonna take a LOT of practice!
I'd really appreciate some help.
This can look like REAL magic.
Bill Hegbli
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Just repeat the move you've done to twist the gimmick in the opposite direction. If you do the twirl to the left, then do it to the right and it will untwist. Simple!
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Thanks.

I HAD thought of that, but it wasn't apparant in any of the videos, so I thought I was overlooking some technique.
Dmann
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On 2006-07-11 00:25, wmhegbli wrote:
Just repeat the move you done to twist the gimmick in the opposite direction. If you do the twirl to the left, then do it to the right and it will untwist. Simple!


That is correct. Routining is the thing here!
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I bought a Dancing Cane. It's aluminium. I watched the Jeff McBride video with the dancing cane on it. I'm having trouble with manipulating it. I have it hooked up and when I go to manipulate it. It just goes horizontal. I don't if you understand what I'm saying, let me know I'll try to explain it better.
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Deucemc,

Perhaps, you're balance point on the cane is off if you have a cheap cane. I had the same problem when I started and thought it was my cane (it cost $15) but with practice it works like a charm. It is probably mostly a matter of practice. If you're still having problems PM me and we can talk specifics as I don't want to say much else here.
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If you balance the cane on your finger, the gimmick should be exactly one inch off center. If the cane is balanced correctly and you still have the same problem, then you need more practice. If that is not the case, then you have a bad cane.
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On 2006-07-19 23:16, Dmann wrote:
If you balance the cane on your finger the gimmick should be exactly one inch off center. If the cane is balanced correctly and you still have the same problem, then you need more practice. If that is not the case then you have a bad cane.


Hmmm one inch eh?
That's considerably more than I've been led to believe but began to suspect.
Does an internal weight to retract the gimmick make a difference?
I'm trying this first with a wand/stick to try to parlor-ize scale the effect.

I MUST say that your performance defines the dancing wand!! It's truly magical in your hands!
McBrides performance leaves NO mystery as to method. It's blatantly obvious as to what's happening.
With the possible exception of Losander, I've not seen another convincing performance.
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CaptRitz,

On my cane, the internal weight has been taken into consideration and does not interfere with the balance of the cane.

Thanks for your compliments.
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Thanks for the help all. I measured the cane's balance point. It was no where near an inch. I made a new balance point and yes it was a cheap cane it has the silver sticker spiraling down it. I thought that would be good to start with. I've practiced it and it's a lot better. I can control it better without it flipping over.

Thanks.
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I 110% reccomend that if you enjoy the effect and want a more Superior cane that is beautiful to work with. The 101 Dancing Cane from Dave's Site is AWSOME! No complants.
I've been training these cards since they were small.
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Thanks for the endorsement.
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I got one ordered for me from http://www.precisionmagic.com is the set that includes the DVD and (Ninja bag). I think that is what is called. Can't wait to get my hands on.


Dmann.. I assume that the person in the clip on your site manipulating the cane is you? If yes, great job, it's a joy to watch. Is the cane you're using there Aluminum? The same as the one being sold in a package? I hope it is , because that is what I want.

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Yes, that is David in the video, and yes the cane is the same. They are the premier Dancing Canes IMHO.

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I have the Dancing Cane that I bought from Dave and also have the video. It is a great trick to do. I love it and the video was a lot of help. I highly recommend you getting the video.
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I was an 2005 IBM Gold Medal Finalist using David's cane and many of the techniques he created (with some of my own). I've used all of the canes out there, and the Precision Magic cane is by far the best!
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Dmann
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Haven't heard from you in a while Big Daddy. Glad to see you did so well with the cane. As to the original help needed, another idea would be to try a swivel that is used for fishing. Also, I wanted to acknowledge "Seeker" on this thread. I must commend you for coming up with your own ideas. Keep up the good work.
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On 2006-08-24 22:42, Dmann wrote:
...another idea would be to try a swivel that is used for fishing.


Fishing swivel is a great idea.
Gotta get myself to a sporting goods store.
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Thanks Dave,

There are a BUNCH of ideas floating around up there in this noodle of mine. Just have to chase them down and get them out.

-Jacob
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Keep banging them out buddy. It will be worth it.
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