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Topic: Help with a blendo
Message: Posted by: Steven True (Oct 4, 2007 01:29AM)
I was not sure if this is where I should post this question or not but here goes. I used to own a really nice blendo about 25 years ago that I got rid of, yes I have kicked myself more times than I care to remember. I have a question concerning the type of blendo I had and if I am able to find one again. I was hopeing to get some of the long time performers to help me with my question. Please pm me if you want to help. I did not want to explain it in the open forum.

Thank you
Steven
Message: Posted by: mtpascoe (Oct 4, 2007 04:00PM)
The Blendo I have I made from Rices Silk book. I made some refinements to it, but I haven’t pulled it out in awhile and can’t recall it. If I remember correctly, I used boning materials as described. Also, I used an elastic to hold the silks so I don’t have to have them permanently attached. Finally, I used a dove pocket to hide them and used a Slydini dove steal for it. How’s that for not revealing secrets?
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 4, 2007 08:50PM)
I would guess that you had what is known as a prepared blendo which is made with two identical silks sewn together.

The other method most used is Neil Foster's Unprepared blendo where the silks are tied end to end to a large silk.

Also there have been various type of bag blendos. Sud and the Bongo blendo are two that come to mind.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Oct 4, 2007 10:11PM)
In one of Duane Laflin's silk DVD, he has a very good Blendo that I use. I won't tip the method, but it is very easy to construct and uses only one large silk.

Look at http://www.lockfamilymagic.com to check out his DVDs.

David
Message: Posted by: graywolf (Oct 5, 2007 06:08AM)
Duke Stern..Howard
Message: Posted by: Lester (Oct 5, 2007 08:07AM)
Hi Steven,

Are you aquainted with Pavel's Blendo Balloon Box. It's an excellent method which is easily constructed.

Best Magical Wishes,

Lester
Message: Posted by: Steven True (Oct 8, 2007 02:57AM)
Richard has it. That is the one I had. I did not want to go into a lot of detail here but I liked the way it worked for me on stage. The first one you described with the 2 sewn together. It was a very nice looking effect. Anyone know where I can find something like that now? David, I was looking on that site and found a lot of good stuff. Lester I am not familure with that box. I got out of magic for quiet a long time and so much has come along since then. It is almost as if I just started out and knew nothing. Thank you all for your help and suggestions.

Happy Magic
Steven
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 8, 2007 09:50PM)
I can still make them up and Rice has some very nice ones I believe with the art silks. It depends on what you want.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Steven True (Nov 25, 2007 03:36AM)
Wow Richard, I forgot I posted in here about the blendo. I would love to get another one like I tried to explain. I am goin gto be emailing you about them and I am going to look at the rice site also. I know it might be a strange thing but I really liked the blendo I used. It got a really good reaction as was pretty easy to maintain. I just still kick myself for getting out of magic like I did and selling or really just about giving it all away. Of the cost of getting back into it now....WOW!!!! Thaks again Richard and all who posted here.

Happy Magic
Steven
Message: Posted by: eb02 (Nov 26, 2007 03:42PM)
I have a non gimmick blendo, 36" target shape silk for sale.
PM me if you are interersting.
Eran
Message: Posted by: wally (Sep 16, 2010 08:58AM)
Anyone got the balloon blendo box from Pavel, I know you could make one, but I may buy one from Pavel. What's it like?
Message: Posted by: dahih beik (Sep 16, 2010 09:46AM)
One the the better blendos on the market comes from ugm stevens have them I use it its great and self contained .
Message: Posted by: eb02 (Sep 23, 2010 10:08AM)
You may see a short movie of me performing the Blendo on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9xFI3htn3c
Message: Posted by: magicians (Sep 23, 2010 11:40AM)
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On 2010-09-23 11:08, eb02 wrote:
You may see a short movie of me performing the Blendo on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9xFI3htn3c
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I love it. Very well done, is that your own? Ever come to the US, I can arrange a lecture for you.
I am planning to visit Israel and lecture there myself.
Nice work, not sure about the parasols though.
Message: Posted by: eb02 (Sep 23, 2010 11:25PM)
Thanks, yes this is my own.
The blendo is made from high quality silks.
Message: Posted by: magicians (Sep 25, 2010 05:56PM)
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On 2010-09-24 00:25, eb02 wrote:
Thanks, yes this is my own.
The blendo is made from high quality silks.
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I am surprised no one else has commented on your blendo. It is so much better looking than prepared blendos.
Message: Posted by: Leland (Oct 22, 2010 08:32AM)
Very nice blendo. Much better than my store bought one.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 22, 2010 09:57AM)
Eb02 video of his Blendo looks just like Mahka Tendo's Blendo he use to sell at magic conventions. He use to sell a large black silk with a pink flower on it and 2 smaller matching silks of the same design. It was the only thing he would sell, but he was not at his booth very much.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 22, 2010 02:40PM)
Yes, I have two of those blendos I got from Mahka. I had planned to use them in a rose act.

Richard
Message: Posted by: wally (Feb 8, 2011 10:12AM)
Has anyone bought Pavel's balloon box blendo? I just want to know what the box is like, I may buy one from him.
Message: Posted by: Jimmy Joza (Feb 8, 2011 10:55AM)
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On 2011-02-08 11:12, wally wrote:
Has anyone bought pavels balloon box blendo. I just want to know what the box is like , I may buy one from him.
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I don't have it. You could use a hank box instead if should have one. Pavel's routine involves balloons which gives it a nice variation. But I think the regular blendo (prepared or unprepared) also play out well. I recently saw it on Pavel's website for 129 Euros which roughly translates to $176.48 plus shipping. I think you could do better by buying a nicer quality silk and making the box yourself or do a gimmicked or non-gimmicked blendo. But, again, different strokes for different folks. I did like Pavel's routine a lot when I first saw it years ago on one of his videos.
Message: Posted by: eb02 (Feb 4, 2012 01:47AM)
For the Blendo lovers I still have some more sets.
You may see it: http://youtu.be/D9xFI3htn3c
Eran
Message: Posted by: Rolf Reiner (Dec 16, 2012 01:32PM)
That´s actually Sitta´s Blendo Arcobaleno, well-known in Europe.
Here you can see a video of the man himself presenting it:

http://www.funtasticshop.com/item_231/Blendo-Arcobaleno
Message: Posted by: wally (May 13, 2013 02:24PM)
I am looking for the Pavels balloon box. just the box,
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 17, 2013 09:00PM)
I made one up for a guy one time. I think I still have the patterns here some place.
Richard