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Topic: Silk through hand on America's got talent
Message: Posted by: dblast (Jun 18, 2008 07:58AM)
Hi everyone, I caught a promo for America's got talent and it showed briefy a close up magician pulling a silk through his palm. It appeared to be going through the palm and being pulled through the back of the hand. I've never seen that effect before and it looked outstanding. Anyone familiar with it? Is it available?

Thanks Dan
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jun 18, 2008 01:15PM)
That is Bizzaro, a friend of mine.
It's his effect, he created it, and he won't sell it.

Message: Posted by: dblast (Jun 18, 2008 11:27PM)

Video of him doing the effect.

I guess I will have to get out my cordless drill and make a hole in my hand until he feels like sharing.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jun 19, 2008 06:44AM)
Bizarro is a wonderful, very, very skilled, and refreshing performing. He puts his own spin on dozens of old (some very, very old) tricks and comes up with something that looks totally new! His take on the old collapsing coke can is (married to a haunted deck) is fantastic, funny, and magical. It is pure magical theater (as is his whole act!).

The silk through hand is another old idea that he has updated, turned a tad “geek”, and made into a clever and impossible effect. Of course the basic idea (silk through a real solid “something”) has been around for a while. You can find it in print in Kaufman’s 1992 book “Five Times Five”.

The trick is “Fabric Through Pasteboard” by Masao Atsukarwa. It doesn’t take much to move the gimmick from the jumbo card to a sheet of ungimmicked (and totally examinable) plastic (my version) or a sheet of metal (also my version) to using a hand (Bizarro’s wonderful jump!). It took me maybe 10 minutes to make a working, albeit crude, gimmick after reading the first query in this thread. After watching Bizzaro do the piece on the link that Randi provided I know that I can never perform it. It simply belongs to him!
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jun 19, 2008 01:55PM)
He said he will hunt down anyone performing it, and he will wear a giant bannana suit while doing it.
Just to throw people off. :D

Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jun 19, 2008 07:17PM)
Now that I'll pay to see! If I find anyone performing this brilliant piece I'll let him know (heck I may just pay someone to perform it to see Bizarro in a giant bannana suit!).

I'd say it is one of his signature bits and should be left alone.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jun 28, 2008 12:27PM)
Someone is exposing this trick on youTube.
Bizzaro is going to kill this guy.


Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Jun 28, 2008 09:25PM)
I prefer the lampshade magician to the masked magician.
Nice tape editing all the way through.
I recognize those ringed hands though.
Where can one purchase a t-paper tube such as in the video?

Message: Posted by: AaronTheMagician (Jun 30, 2008 11:23PM)
Why is exposure such a sought-after form of expression these days?!
.: sigh :.
Why can't people leave secrets as just that -- secrets?!
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Jul 1, 2008 04:06PM)

Hmmmm....the voice sounds awefully familiar...does it not?

Posted: Jul 1, 2008 5:08pm
I too am good friends with the B man (name dropper) and I have it on good authority that it will NEVER be sold. It's his routine and he's very protective of it. If you try to rip him off and are caught, he will unleash his fury on you like Mad Cow Disease. You have been warned! = )
Message: Posted by: cardone (Jul 1, 2008 05:09PM)
Great stuff !
Message: Posted by: Strangelittleman (Jul 15, 2008 09:56PM)
LMAO - that is hysterical - I love 'exposures' like that...seriously though, how many times can I get 'rickrolled' though...that I wasnt expecting :)
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jul 16, 2008 12:47AM)
That was my first rickroll experience but I didn't know it until Bizarro told me what had happened.

Sounds like Harry and I have been reading the same books. When I saw Bizarro's routine I immediately thought of that Kaufman book.

That book has one heck of an appearing deck of cards trick in it as well. Very very visual.
Message: Posted by: Barrett_James (Oct 1, 2008 12:10AM)
On 2008-06-28 13:27, randirain wrote:
Someone is exposing this trick on youTube.
Bizzaro is going to kill this guy.



AAWWWWWW I totally got Rick-Rolled! That was AWESOME!!!


Barrett James
Message: Posted by: Michael J. Douglas (Oct 1, 2008 01:33PM)
I don't know who this Rick is and why he continues to "roll" people (explain please?), but that was a funny video.

Unfortunately, someone has posted a workable method [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KANI2dpXLw]here[/url].
Message: Posted by: trickychaz (Oct 24, 2008 09:44PM)
I met a magician at Magi Fest Columbus Ohio, and he showed me this trick but with a black glove on. His name was "Bach" I believe. He planed to make it avaliable to the magic community. Did Bizarro use a glove? Ask Bob Sanders as from my understanding he is an expert and lecturer on silk magic. He is a great guy and may know what direction to guide you in

Message: Posted by: magicelam (Nov 27, 2008 12:41PM)
Wow... double rick roll'd. Silk through hand is impressive, I just sold a prototype to Hank Lee.

Kidding! But I was impressed with the rick roll. I never saw that coming.
Message: Posted by: Rick Fisher (Dec 12, 2008 07:17AM)
Hi..you are speaking of Al Bach..We carry Al's products including the silk thru hand...It is a nice effect.
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Oct 10, 2014 10:28PM)
Saw this at Hocus Pocus today…It's the Al Bach version. However, this is a 6 year old thread. Is this a re-issue or updated release?
Message: Posted by: bowers (Oct 12, 2014 09:15PM)
Surreal I think it is called.
Looks good.
Message: Posted by: Greg755 (Oct 18, 2014 10:03AM)
Ok what does rick rolled mean?
Message: Posted by: wally (Nov 8, 2014 06:13AM)
Is it good for adult close up - surreal Al bach
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Nov 8, 2014 08:00AM)
Fun Inc. makes the trick and wholesales it. Here is the promo video.


Here is another one I found that is a little my mystifying made this year.


This has been named Pluck It and now Surreal.
Message: Posted by: wally (Nov 9, 2014 03:02AM)
Is this just for stage ??
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Nov 9, 2014 07:47AM)
[quote]On Nov 9, 2014, wally wrote:
Is this just for stage ?? [/quote]

They are advertising it can be down close-up, isn't the video make you feel you are standing right in front of the guy. How close do you want to be. Kissing close or what!

Please bear in mind, it has to be performed just as you see in the video. I would say you cannot have any people on your right side, and none on your right-back side looking over your shoulder.

He does something "funny" for an instant, and that is the secret of the trick, I am sure.

I think it would be a killer if he could do it more relaxed and flowing. He looks so uptight and stressed that if takes away from the trick and only make you wonder what he is doing. If the guy who created it cannot do it well, can someone else. Having said that, I have purchased many tricks over the years where the inventor was not as good as me and others who perform his trick.
Message: Posted by: wally (Nov 9, 2014 02:02PM)
I will miss on this one, maybe ok for kids.
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 25, 2014 07:13PM)
This looks like it may be fun and I'm no kid.
Message: Posted by: wally (Oct 16, 2015 09:19AM)
Has anyone here bought Al Bachs the AMAZING SUPER LINKS, message me please magicwalsh@gmail.com
Message: Posted by: mwmagic (Nov 29, 2015 04:44PM)
Surreal look really cool for all ages
Message: Posted by: wally (Feb 19, 2016 04:40AM)
Anyone bought silk thru glove. this could be my next purchase.