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Part 2 - Least liked props from 83 to now
Poll ended at Mon Sep 02, 2002 10:23 am
Fans 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Shawls 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Tires 41%  41%  [ 5 ]
Screens 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Commas 8%  8%  [ 1 ]
Large Wrenches 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Cabs 16%  16%  [ 2 ]
Other 33%  33%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 12
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Now we get into such variety. So many times the pieces work, but sometimes it goes over the top as people have mentioned.


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Gosh, I remember all of those hideous props. OY VEY! I voted for the tires, for this is drum corps, not NASCAR. I suppose the Price is Right taxi is a close second! The commas worked, but what's wrong with a good ol' rifle? It's not like they shoot each other. We've had no mass carnage on the field since Troopers 2000.

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Tires seem very unpopular - who used them? And what do you mean by cabs?
I think the people who voted 'other' should really post a message saying what it is. Other props I can think of are:
Cavies red balls in The Planets Suite (83?) - 'you should get some talc for that problem son' :shock:
SCV umbrellas
SCV leaf-things in Miss Saigon
Cadets 'boxing-ring ropes' in 86 - kinda worked, kinda didn't.
BD feather boas (probably pre-83 - why the cut-off date LancerFi?)
Star of Indiana - big hamster wheels for the guard
Alliance - trampolines that I keep asking about but no-one wants to tell me anything about :wink:
I pretty much liked all of the above (apart from the trampolines which remain a mystery) and I'm having a hard job thinking of ones I didn't like. I think in general I don't like those props that are undescribable, can be used like regular equipment but are a lot more limited (eg. an 'L' shape and someone some year had a half-swastika thing - like an L with an extra bit).
I'm voting 'other' for SCV this year and their box-things and stretchy material on the flag pole.


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I forgot to ask - who used them?


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Carolina Crown used them in 2001. I wasn't sold on them either.

As for your suggestions, I liked the umbrellas and leaf things SCV used in Miss Saigon..... but that's just one man's opinion.

How about the step ladders the Glassmen used in the late 90's? I liked them but they sure seemed to cause an uproar at the time. Maybe it turns out they weren't so bad afterall since nobody is talking about them.

I guess that's it for now. I can't really think of a prop that I really didn't like. Although I don't really care for trap sets on the field but that discussion is for a different forum. :wink:

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Machine - you misunderstood me. I didn't have a problem with the props I listed (apart from those darn trampoline things ... :roll: ).
I've thought of another great won that worked really well:

27 in 83(?) the double skipping ropes. great stuff.


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And here's some more I've thought of:

The tunnel with the change of pants - fantastic! (years?)

SCV 86 - suspending the color guard at the end of the show

SCV 87 - making a guard member disappear (or was it 2?)


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Worst: 1986 Cavies RAKES for koren folk song with yellow ribbons and even worst guard work with them.

What year did Garfield use Clarinets? ouch that was bad.....

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My bad, BAC. Now that I go back and read it again, I don't know why I didn't catch that....

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The tires got my vote! I know C. Crown's show was about industry that year but they could have just put the tires in a stack and used real guard equipment.

My 2¢ worth of course!

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The umbrellas were in the other era, I believe it was Blue Star. I didn't list it in #2...

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LancerFi wrote:
The umbrellas were in the other era, I believe it was Blue Star. I didn't list it in #2...

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SCV's guard used umbrellas/parasols too....maybe in 1983?

Nancy, did you forget about 2-7's jump ropes? That would be a prop Ralph would have thought of! :wink:

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Nope didn't forget the "double dutch" but pom poms is so bad that I could leave that one out and be forgiven I think! :shock:

As far as double dutch ropes, I believe Ralph had nothing to do with them, but could be something he would think of....

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SCV's guard used umbrellas/parasols too....maybe in 1983?

Unbrellas 1993
Parasols 1983

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Thanks COP, I knew I remembered seeing SCV with parasols and umbrellas!

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