Imagine the response of your audience as a Hanky flies across the stage and then flies out over their heads! This Amazing programmable Remote Activated system can be used as an “Ultimate” ending for my Award Winning Dancing Hank routine or used alone. No computer necessary for programming and no complicated programming skills are needed, anyone can do it! Now you can perform the unforgettable Ralph Adams Dancing Hanky sequence where the hanky jumps in and out of a bottle and perform the Classic Hanky moves perfected by the Great Blackstone’s but, no assistants are needed!!
But wait, there’s more! Much more! This system is not only for a Hanky, but can be used to control other objects, such as raising a tie or a rope out of a basket like a snake, coordinating the movements of a balloon, flying an eerie ghost for a haunted theme, or cause a beautiful butterfly to flit and quiver in an unbelievably realistic flight that you choreograph!
My Programmable Thread System is extremely different from any other flying system you have seen before because true 3-D flight is possible! No more are you limited to a simple stiff back and forth movement across your performance area. Now your Hanky (or other object) can fly in circles, dip, dance, and hover! And with the programmable speed control, you can even adjust and vary the speed of the flight! Many moves are possible with my “no assistants needed” system that were never possible before, even with several assistants! Also, other systems require extensive setup and reset and you end up spending most of your valuable practice time hauling out ladders and trying to coordinate your assistants. Not any more! Once you have set up the PTS, you simply program the unit to reset itself! No ladders for reset and no need for help! The PTS can be used in many performing venues and is extremely adaptable. Additionally, the PTS can be used for many custom projects that you may be thinking of! You will have fun just practicing this one!
Seems impossible? Check out the video Demo!
Here are some frequently asked questions!
Are there special lighting requirements for PTS?
Any time you use string there is lighting that you have to consider, the thread is not invisible. The lighting will depend upon what you plan on doing with your PTS. If you use it on stage and you perform the Ralph Adams version, where the Hankies are jumping in and out of the bottle, then you need standard Dancing Hanky lighting, but not dark like Blackstone. His stage was really dark. I believe he did that to hide the string and also to set the mood. I use a royal blue nu-lash material for my backdrop. When I use PTS onstage with this material the lighting is pretty normal and the stage can be very bright as long as you have a light focused directly on your backdrop. In this situation I've been able to perform this effect in school gyms, some banquet rooms, on stage, and in some cases the audience has been very close, but I was able to adjust the lighting to make this possible. I give suggestions for this on the instructional DVD.
Why don't you use invisible thread?
PTS does not use invisible thread because that would be very impractical, although it could be set up to use invisible thread. But who wants to strip 100 feet of invisible thread that will probably break during the setup! Not me!
How hard is PTS to set up?
My PTS is very user friendly! You do need a ladder for the initial set up, if you plan on using it to have something fly over the heads of the audience. If you want to use PTS only on stage, for example, your setup can be rather quick. Approximately 10 minutes of pre-show set up time if you come prepared. If you are a performer that performs in variety shows and your act is in the middle of the show, you can be set up within two minutes, after your pre-show set up without any worry of other performers disturbing your set up. If you plan on using PTS for flying an object from the stage out over the audience in a 3-D fashion, you will need more time, possibly an hour or two. It really depends upon the conditions at theater or performance area. We all know that every place you perform is different!
Does the PTS come with any of your other Dancing Hank items?
My Programmable Thread System does not come with any of my other Dancing Hank items.
How does the PTS compare to the 'Mini-Phantome'?
The 'Mini-Phantome' is very different from my PTS. The 'Mini-Phantome' requires a reset after every use and does not use a program that the performer creates. It simply follows a preset path of flight. The rigging is totally different and so is the concept. As far as I know you also need an off stage assistant to operate 'Mini-Phantome'. With PTS this is not necessary. The performer can set it up and operate it by himself without any need for off stage assistants. Now I'm not saying anything bad about the 'Mini-Phantome' it is a totally different effect. But I will say the video demo is a little deceptive. It's actually a video that repeats, it doesn't constantly fly like that. It only goes through its flight path at one time. Then you have to reset it. The cost is over twice as much as PTS, but it is a great product. I had the opportunity to set one up for a friend and it did exactly what it was supposed to do. Also, like all of my products, if you purchased from me and you're not happy with the item, I will give you your money back! PTS enables you to do things never before possible for the solo performer. And don't think of it as just a Dancing hanky, you can do much more than just Dance a Hanky or fly a ghost. The DVD instructions go over several ideas that have nothing to do with a hanky or ghost.