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Topic: Aces & Silk Chambers by Arlen Studios
Message: Posted by: fhood (Feb 4, 2003 12:00AM)
This effect looks very, very nice. However, I am wondering if it is absolutely necessary to put the 4 aces into the performer's pocket in order to accomplish the "switch." Would it be possible to put the four aces into a small box on the table, let's say, and have the covered silk in the glass chamber appear in the box on the table while the cards re-appear inside the glass chamber?

Doing stuff with my pants pockets just makes me nervous, and it seems sort of "fishy" to me. That's why I'm asking this question.

I hope someone can help. Any information is appreciated. Thanks!

Message: Posted by: daveazz (Feb 4, 2003 02:24AM)
You can do a switch with a jumbo card case or other such device. The pants is just one way of performing the effect.

Message: Posted by: fhood (Feb 4, 2003 06:31PM)
Thanks, Dave, for the reply!

Anybody else have any other suggestions on doing this effect WITHOUT resorting to using one's pants pockets as explained in the instructions?

Message: Posted by: Arlen (Feb 7, 2003 02:19PM)

Thanks for your post and interest in my product. The pocket dodge is an easy way to do it but many, including myself use a card box to make the change. You need one of the deeper cut boxes so as to hold the folded silk. Viking makes a very nice one as do we at http://www.arlenstudio.com . Another few ways to do the change are as follows:

Use a drawer box, A change bag, a switching breast pocket wallet (I have just started to do this with my old Himber wallet. It works very well). Or another cool way to do it is do a silk to cards vanish/production with a reel. If you are unfamiliar with this method, PM me and I will walk you through it. This is quite visual. I just did this for the first time in front of a small audience at one of our dinner party shows and it really got a great reaction. I am sure if you look at the magic props you already have, you will find other possibilities I have yet to think of. My very best to you in your quest and thanks again for the post.