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Does anybody believe that the classic vanishing handkercheif knot trick is still effective? It seems to me that the method is obvious, and even before I became a magician I knew about slip knots.
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Do it with the side string of your attractive assistant's thong.* I guarantee you'll get applause. Magic isn't about the 'trick', it's about the 'effect'. Which is, in turn, all about the presentation.

* Said assistant being either male or female. No sexism here. Smile
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Agreed, with the proper presentation, any effect is a great effetc. If you aren't getting that, you aren't getting what we do, what our job is.

Mark Wilson's complete course in magic follows this know with the hankerchief penetration. I use it very very regularly, it uses the same move.
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Thank you for your thoughtful replies.
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It is especially effective for children as well as adults.


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The vanishing knot is usually used as a passing trick on the way to something more elaborate. If you perform the vanishing knot and then stand and wait for applause because that's the only trick you know... you deserve the silence and strange looks from your audience. On the other hand, if you vanish the knot in one handkerchief and it suddenly appears in another handkerchief , you understand the concept of simple routining and using one trick to get to another.
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A very good point, Spellbinder. I do believe it has its uses in a sympathetic silk routine, or the traveling knot routine that you had just mentioned.
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