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Steven True
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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
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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?
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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.

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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.

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Hi Steven,

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

Best Magical Wishes,

Lester
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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
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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.

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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
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I have a non gimmick blendo, 36" target shape silk for sale.
PM me if you are interersting.
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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?
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One the the better blendos on the market comes from ugm stevens have them I use it its great and self contained .
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You may see a short movie of me performing the Blendo on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9xFI3htn3c
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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

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.
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Thanks, yes this is my own.
The blendo is made from high quality silks.
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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.

I am surprised no one else has commented on your blendo. It is so much better looking than prepared blendos.
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Very nice blendo. Much better than my store bought one.
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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.
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Yes, I have two of those blendos I got from Mahka. I had planned to use them in a rose act.

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Has anyone bought Pavel's balloon box blendo? I just want to know what the box is like, I may buy one from him.
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