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Magicusa
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I use a three foot wand in my stage act.
Ricardo_magician
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Hi I still use a magic wand everyone relates to a wand when you say you do magic. so I still use a magic wand.

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I have found that wands are pretty essential in any good cups and balls routine. I use the Pheonix cups, and Iron Wood wand that comes with them is pretty good, but I still use the best wand available, in my opinion at least...the Mercury Wand.

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Derek Dean
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I've always loved wands. Coin wands, slush wands, silly wands, serious wands, metal wands, wood wands, crystal wands......well....you get the idea....I just like wands. I've been collecting wands for years and my favorite is still the double fire wand. Nothing says 'wizard' more than being able to point your wand and shoot a fireball 15-20 feet across the stage......and then do it again, maybe with a flashpot or two going off for good measure ( think Wizard of Oz ). Of course only with a fire extinguisher and city permit at the ready. The shapes, sizes, and materials may change, but the theatrical significance remains. The power is in a wave of the wand.
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My wand was made by Tabman. I use it every show, produceing it from a small paper envelope or purse frame. the color is right for me. a brown wood with brass tips. He says it is perfectly balanced, and I believe him. But I cant do a wand spin worth crap.

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tabman
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On 2005-03-09 13:09, scottasf wrote: My wand was made by Tabman. He says it is perfectly balanced, and I believe him. But I cant do a wand spin worth crap.


Didn't I make that wand for you a bunch of years ago Scott?? It's been a long time, glad to see you here at the Café. I probably make at least one wand almost every day and I thumb spin every one I make before sending them out.

-=tabman
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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It's always kind of funny to see old threads get new life.
The only wand I have is a cheap plastic one that came with the Mark Wilson course years and years ago, so I don't really use it.
If I were to get one, I'd agree with Derek and get a fire wand, now that would be cool. Second option, hmm... maybe a crystal one. If wands are supposed to be devices that help to focus and channel a magician's power, then I think, visually, they should look the part. Of course I know what they are really for, but I mean in the context of the illusion. I think I'd personally look for something really unique, different than wood - unless it shoots flames of course. ;-) Anyone know of an acrylic wand that shoots fire or glows on demand ?
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Every day. I carry it when I'm not working ( creates interest and an opportunity to hand out your bus. card.
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Alan Munro
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I still use wands for various gags, as well as my Flipstick routine. I still use a fiberglass wand that I bought about 26 years ago - the laser foil still looks great on it.

I'd like to find a metal wand that's impossible to bend by hand. It would have to be 12" long and about 1/2" in diameter. I'm not sure if brass would work or not. I like to have the wand examined in the course of my routine - some idiots have actually tried to see if they could snap the wand in two, rather than trying to find out if it collapses. No one has been able to damage the fiberglass wand, but I'd like something even stronger. Has anyone owned a really tough metal wand like this?
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I got a dowel, cut to the right length, sanded it, and stained it, and then shined it up a little, and wall a- magic wand. I can't wait though, I just purchased one from Tabman! weeeeehh
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On 2005-03-20 02:12, Alan Munro wrote:
- some idiots have actually tried to see if they could snap the wand in two, rather than trying to find out if it collapses.


Holey smoke!!!! Sounds like you need something along the lines of a Taser wand to use with these jokers!!! Smile

-=tabman
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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I use it while doin coins- amazin misdirection
MikeDes
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Use one all the time. Great for comedy spots with kids and great misdirection in close-up routines.

Wand spins cam be impressive too.

Mike
Alan Munro
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On 2005-04-08 23:16, tabman wrote:
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On 2005-03-20 02:12, Alan Munro wrote:
- some idiots have actually tried to see if they could snap the wand in two, rather than trying to find out if it collapses.


Holey smoke!!!! Sounds like you need something along the lines of a Taser wand to use with these jokers!!! Smile

-=tabman



I would except tasers and stun guns are illegal in Michigan. lol

I've found that I really have to handout the wand to be inspected, during the Flipstick routine, so that people are convinced that it's solid. I avoid handing it to someone who has been drinking, seems to have self-esteem issues or is "a bull in a china shop".
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I even have mini wands for my Business Cards. When people see a wand,'They know it's about Magic'
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Paul D
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I really love wands. They really are the 1 peice of apparatus that defines us. I'm a close up magician and I love just having a wand it makes me feel magical!!! The wand I use is made by Telic. It's a close up wand and it can even be used for the cigarette through quarter effect perfect balance perfect weight simply magical!! lol Go on, get a wand.
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Loual4
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I have two wands: a clear lucite with frosted tips, and a very nice one made out of cherry wood, with brass tips. I use it with cups and balls, magic coloring book... It is a nice apparatus to have!
Lee Darrow
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I use a wand for several things - Ring on Wand, cups and balls and, one of my favorites, Fl!pstick.

Sometines, I also use it to do a rubberband penetration, ala CMH, depending on the circumstances and also a bit where a wedding ring moves against gravity using IT.

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Justin McWilliams
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What happens when you try to beat a dead horse with a magic wand?

Nothing, First tap and the thing disappears!
Hey I'm a magician, i've never told a lie.....oops:o/
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