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Topic: Cellini salt pour
Message: Posted by: Arkadia (Apr 1, 2009 02:30PM)
Hi everyone!

I just re-read Dreamers Highway. What a wonderful book! Anyway. I made the salt puour described at page 127 but have problem getting the "salt" into the TT. Anyone with some experience with this effect?



Message: Posted by: Maurice James (Apr 10, 2009 08:46AM)
Hi Ark-
I am not familiar with the gimmick. But I know Al Baker had a salt vanish, and he had written up a pretty clever way to get the salt into the shaker. If you have the Todd Karr book I am sure it is in there. Not sure if this is helpful, as I am not familiar with the gimmick you have built.
Message: Posted by: Joe Howard (Apr 10, 2009 09:42AM)
Maurice, this method is completely different from any other. None of the other methods can help. Ark, send me a PM and I'll tell you what I know about it. ( I don;t want to discuss it in public) I saw Cellini do it and it looks awesome! It was one of the highlights of the day we spent with him.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Apr 10, 2009 10:09AM)
Hve you seen his salt poor on "magic you can do anywhere" it is awsome too - is this the same one you saw him do Joe? I am starting to play with this and think it is great!

Message: Posted by: Joe Howard (Apr 13, 2009 10:45AM)
Hey Dave,

No, it's a different version than the one on the video.

Joe H
Message: Posted by: jcorb (Apr 26, 2009 12:26PM)
Does anyone know what Cellini uses for coins on the dvd "Magic you can do Anywhere"? Its in his devils hank routine.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Apr 26, 2009 12:45PM)
Most likely he used disgustingly milled peace dollars, as in "hack saw" milled.
ugliest coins I ever saw.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Apr 26, 2009 01:45PM)
NO WAY FRANK! Those coins go all the way around the bend from ugly and come out the other side into gorgeous again!!!

I think Eric Evans markets some of the milled jumbo coins you see in that vid.
Message: Posted by: manal (Apr 27, 2009 07:13PM)
I thought they were just round sheet metal from some type of hardware store or sheet metal shop.
Message: Posted by: scody (May 18, 2009 10:13PM)
Anybody here doing a salt pour on the street?
Message: Posted by: Arkadia (May 19, 2009 03:35PM)
No, but I am workin' on it. Can't seem to get the effect where I want it. Some nice people have posted some PM:s for how to solve the problem - but I just can't get it to happen. Some day maybe.

Message: Posted by: scody (May 21, 2009 11:04PM)
What problems are you having?
Message: Posted by: Arkadia (May 22, 2009 12:44PM)
On 2009-04-01 15:30, Arkadia wrote:
I [...] have problem getting the "salt" into the TT. Anyone with some experience with this effect?


Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (May 22, 2009 12:47PM)
Jeff hobson does a really nice salt pour and uses a FT instead. You might check that out. His recent DVD has his whole routine spelled out with a double-fisted finale. very nice. he ends very clean.

Levent also has a great salt pour DVD.

Great material.
Message: Posted by: scody (May 24, 2009 10:24AM)
Levent's SP is da bomb.

I'm serious, it's absolutely great!
Message: Posted by: Arkadia (May 28, 2009 02:30AM)
Eric Evans took the time to PM me some really good pointers. I will work on these for some days. If you find yourself in a similair situation, PM me or perhaps Eric.

What a guy!

Thanks Eric!

Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (May 28, 2009 11:26AM)
Get Levent's DVD ... it is a great study tool.
Message: Posted by: Eric Evans (May 28, 2009 01:23PM)
/Ark, good luck. May it serve you well.

This isn't a conventional salt pour and so it comes with its own set of possible obstacles. Some of them aren't easy to overcome, but they're well worth the effort as its a great effect.
Message: Posted by: fireperformer911 (May 28, 2009 03:30PM)
Check out Jeff Hobson Salt Pour good comedy and very long pour.
Message: Posted by: Arkadia (Jun 4, 2009 01:02PM)
I love good advice. Escpecially when people keep advicing me to spend money instead of workin on a solution to a surtain effect and method.


Message: Posted by: Magician Shaun (Mar 24, 2018 08:10PM)
Half the time when people ask questions here the answers they get are suggestions to purchase their or their buddies material on the subject. I think some of them specifically use this site to advertise and nothing else.
Message: Posted by: imgic (Mar 25, 2018 01:35PM)
Scott Alexander showed a nice salt pour routine in the Penguin Christmas lecture 2 or 3 years ago (and it was free!). Didnít use a thumb tip, he showed how to create the gimmick used in the routine.
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Apr 2, 2018 02:43PM)
Hi I've been working on a good street version of the salt pour and I've been doing it for about a year on my pitch. It involves using a TT and then a salt pour gimmick. I never liked just producing salt from the other hand, and being done, I prefer to vanish it from right hand, show hand empty then start the pour from the right hand again and it keeps pouring and pouring.
I've spent a lot of time researching and learning different routines and playing with the many different pour gimmicks, (Vernet, Fox, Kosack, Levent, and a few generic ones) even came up with a holder for my gimmick for under my vest.
Its a great effect which works very well on the street.
Also there is no need to clean up the ground, it just gets washes away in the next rain.
I use Levent's idea of a silk to wipe off my hands to loose the gimmick. Also looking to use that silk to produce a dove....but that's still in the works
Message: Posted by: imgic (Apr 6, 2018 11:16AM)
If you add a bit of glitter (very fine glitter) to the salt, it makes big difference as light catches it and make is look more magical
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (May 3, 2018 08:03AM)
Glitter added....YES great idea, it shows up better from back of the crowd.....thanks for the tip
Message: Posted by: Nick W (Jul 29, 2019 12:42AM)
Ive been doing the salt pour on the streets surrounded for many years as a closer. pm me if you are stuck on something