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I am wanting to know a few more good flash paper ideas..

any help would be appreciated..

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John Bannon's Shriek of the Mutilated is one of my favorites.
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Do the vanishing ring (reel/keycase).
Wrap the ring in flash paper set it alight - perfect misdirection.
Seems kinda obvious but I haven't seen many Magi's flash paper for it.
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"FlashPack" from the Harkey/Anderson book "Ah-Ha" is one of my favorite opening quickies.

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A funny pub game used to be to get a large glass. Put a tissue on top of it held to the glass with a rubberband.

Then place a coin in the middle and have people take turns to burn a hole in the tissue with a cigeratte.

The person who makes the coin drops looses.

Show people that you are about to play this game and show them how it works with some tissue.

Then when the time comes to play the real game, put the flash papper on instead! Smile


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You made me get out my flashpaper and try something. Start off with a piece of FP crumbled up between your pinky and your index.--no finger palm but between your fingers and a cigarette in your mouth. Do a card trick with the hand palm vanish. While they think, you palm the card in your palm. You take the cig out of your mouth with the "palmed card" and ignite the flashpaper as soon as they see their card.
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I am thinking about buying some flashpaper, I just don't know how or when to use it. Should I buy an igniter? Does anybody have a routine where they can explain in what moment to ignite the paper and maybe what people think about it? Do they like it?
Maybe someone knows where to find a movie showing some effect on the internet?


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Check out Rick Haslett's website for different flash paper igniters. He has got demos for his products there too. I think he is the king of flashes!!! Really. Smile

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I agree with spfranz that "Shriek of the Mutilated" is a great trick. Here's another one that's a killer, (not sure who originated this, and lots of magicians I know have never seen this) - -

1. Use some w-x to secretly stick a 20 Centavo coin to the bottom of a THIN metal ashtray (the kind they used to have in McDonald's eons ago) before you begin your performance.

2. Introduce the ashtray and place it on top of a clear drinking glass, mouth side up

3. Introduce a Scotch and Soda coin set and place (nest) the two coins inside of a piece of flash paper which you crumple up around the coins

4. Place the crumpled bundle in the middle of the ashtray


5. Light the flash paper.

The flash paper will ignite and disappear, revealing only the half dollar in the ashtray, and believe it or not, the heat from the flash paper itself will simultaneously soften the w-x on the bottom of the ashtray enough so the 20 Centavo falls into the glass. It's a hands-off penetration of a coin that's unbelievably visible and magical.
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Some very interesting effects can be made with the rocket ignitors sold at model/hobby stores and flash paper. Generally to set up, use a push button switch, like the ones sold at Radio Shack, 9 volt battery, depending on the type of rocket ignitor and connect. The one thing I have learned by doing this, is to take a file or steel wool and sand the edge of the hot wire from the ignitor to have better contact with the flash paper.
Hope that helps.
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I've found that, if you use a small piece of flash COTTON to prime the FP (touching the glo-plug with the cotton), it works great.

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