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jmdibrita
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Hi All,

This is one of the first tricks I learned over 20 years ago. I was taking lessons from a local magician who taught me the silk to egg. Everything is done from my pockets. Gimmick egg, real egg and 2 silks.

I have performed this for kid and family shows and always get a great reaction. The first gasp comes when I pull the sticker off and the second comes when the egg gets cracked.

I have no idea where this version came from, but I have never needed a reason to look into another way of doing it. I perform it as I am going to teach the audience a trick. I explaing what I am doing and why? I make the switch right in my pocket.

When I first started to perform the trick I wanted the sticker to look real. I cut up some old silks and used double sided tape, they came out great and gave a 3D illusion to the sticker. Rubber cement helped out keeping it in place.

John
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I've gone a week without performing this. Fortunately, Tuesday will change that and withdrawal will end.

Will I live? LOL

Silk to Egg - Kills!

Bob Sanders
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PS --- The phone just rang! Sunday night will be an opportunity.
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Remember friends, you can always get the Dovelite silk to eggs at http://www.silkmagic.biz.

Silk to egg does kill...

And think, with the Dovelite version you get to talk to Bob about it right here!
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Hey Bob-

As You know I use this in all my corporate work & Theatre shows with good success over the years

I liked your idea of combining it with 20th Century silks

Am I right in assuming you put the 2 silks in a glass or assistant holds etc then do the silk to egg as per
Then after the egg is broken into Glass you produce it between the hankies etc...

Question as you have performed this!!-

Does producing the silk between the 2 hankies detract from the climax of the egg breaking
or add to the effect

I know Ammar pulled it from his forehead at the conclusion etc.....

Love your feedback on this as it sounds great

Cheers Brent
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Brent,

It is a killer trick made into a routine with 20th Century Silks. I haven't performed it since my three shows yesterday! LOL (I work it to death and people still ask for it.)

Your understanding of performance order is correct. It is important to work hard on the 20th Century Silks part to give your assistant credit to sustain the climax. It is perfectly acceptable to ask for applause for your assistant. The audience is still connected. Timing is a learned thing, as you know from experience. It takes effort to learn how to keep the effects connected but it is certainly attainable. Keep the audience busy.

Go for it!

Thanks for the good question.

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Bob-

Great advice as usual-appreciated!!

I will work on keeping the interest between the egg breaking
,applause for the spectator and revelation of the silk

Cheers for that

Brent
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Ok guys you talked me into it. I had been debating on putting this into my show. I used to perform it years ago. I had forgotten what a huge reaction this always gets. Especially from a lay audience.
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Don't forget the Walk-Around Silk to Egg works for the Restaurant workers. I'm gonna do it this weekend at my gig.

Bob and I 'eat our own dog food', (meaning we use our own products). One thing about Bob, is that if he uses it, you know it's a good thing.

He is a 'legend' you know. Smile
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Hi, I think this effect is a killer also. I don't perform it because I do a eggbag routine and I don't like using the same element. Plus I do hanky vanish with fl**h paper, and again the egg to silk has the same procedure (vanishing a silk).

But, I was asked to do a 15min show with my strongest magic for some enterprises that deal only with corporate events. So, I thought: egg to silk! (along with linking rings and the snowstorm with the snowstorm animator)

I used to do the effect (before doing the eggbag) like my dad taught me. "Demonstrating how its done" to do the exchange. Then I went a step further. I explain that its a trick. But I do not go all over the procedure, I'm not "teaching". I talk about the difference between a trick and a mystery. In some point during the explanation I exchange the g*mmicked egg for the real egg that has tissue paper glued on it. Then I take the tissue paper off the egg and break the egg in a glass.

Doing some research here in the café I found this...

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On 2010-04-11 03:43, Brent McLeod wrote:

I know Ammar pulled it from his forehead at the conclusion etc.....



Does someone think this could be an anti-climax? I was thinking that with propper presentation and patter this extra-finale could be interesting.

and another question. Like I said, I use tissue paper (like if a bit of silk is coming out) glued to the egg instead of the "hole" illusion. Does this make a big difference? Because I'm considering the "hole" because maybe it would provide a easier handling.

Thanks
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On 2007-12-18 18:32, Bob Sanders wrote:
This week I got an email from a magician we have known here on The Café. He is considering using the solid egg instead of the real egg because he had a real egg break "prematurely". He would not post his experience here so I will not embarrass Mr. Kohler by using his name.

Please assure him he is not the first to have a real egg break "prematurely". (Of course, I have no personal experience. OK, OK --- not this week. Guess why a pro has a backup egg?)

Bob Sanders
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Opposite for me first time I tried out my Viking and Tirofog eggs in a routine I dropped and cracked the viking on the switch. Neddless to say a miserable experience. In front of my girlfreind too!

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On 2010-02-25 10:56, jmdibrita wrote:
Hi All,

This is one of the first tricks I learned over 20 years ago. I was taking lessons from a local magician who taught me the silk to egg. Everything is done from my pockets. Gimmick egg, real egg and 2 silks.

I have performed this for kid and family shows and always get a great reaction. The first gasp comes when I pull the sticker off and the second comes when the egg gets cracked.

I have no idea where this version came from, but I have never needed a reason to look into another way of doing it. I perform it as I am going to teach the audience a trick. I explaing what I am doing and why? I make the switch right in my pocket.

When I first started to perform the trick I wanted the sticker to look real. I cut up some old silks and used double sided tape, they came out great and gave a 3D illusion to the sticker. Rubber cement helped out keeping it in place.

John

So in another wards the Viking version before the Viking version.

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On 2007-11-29 08:28, Walking Bob wrote:
How About A Hard Boiled Egg???

Just wondered if anyone has every tried the finish with a hard boiled egg? Break shell, peal egg, and break solid egg up into pieces. Would certainly solve the problem of a broken egg at the wrong time.

Just wonder what you guys think?

Thanks and have a nice day,

Walking Bob in Iowa

Genius it wouldn't break plus even the possibility of carfully cutting it in half not breaking the shell aside from a slight cut around it then take out the yellow center replacing it with a duplicate scarf, chosen card or coin stuff like that. Then glue it back together painting over the seam on the shell.

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I found that when using a billiard ball for friends they confused it for an egg. Which I find rediculous because the size, shape, and shade are way different but That made me think. I then started carrying both that and my Tirofog. If they commented on the ball confusing it for an egg I stated no this is an egg pulled out my Tirofog and got a laugh with them finding it odd that I carried an egg around. Much like I started doing with my sponge balls. If they confuse them with clown noses I pull one out put it on and go on with my routine and the clown nose make for attention gathering more people. I am tall so people see my head with a clown nose on.
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I've been sending a lot of these oversea's latley. France, Germany, Ireland, Britain, etc.

I need Bob to break down and get back this way. Once I get a performance video of him doing silk to egg w/ 20th century, silkmagic.biz can do a DVD, like we do with the Improved THIS!
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Has anyone purchase the egg to silk from seo magic before? if any one does, can you please pm me with your thought? I will be greatful.
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Hey Bob,

Any tips for getting raw egg out of a sport coat?

Brandon
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The best thing to use in cleaning up raw egg is Cold Water! That is true on most things from silk to leather. Protein simply cleans up best this way. One piece of good news is that egg liquids don't penetrate as effectively as plain cold water.

Good question! Egg accidents do indeed happen.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdRPkzUzOH8 I love the way he uses patter to mask the switch it fooled me the firt time I watched it. Not only that but that he doesn't use any official magic pass. He just bunches the scaf behind the silk egg and well I can't give the secret away but you get the idea from watching the video. I should try something like what he does.
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I've come a little late to this discussion and have not read every post so forgive me if somebody already made this suggestion. Brent, if you can't find white eggs where you live why not buy your own white egg laying chicken?
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Great idea! I hope the other people in my apartment building understand!
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Just make sure you don't get a rooster by mistake! Smile
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The silk to egg is a great trick. I do it early in my show. What about the rest of you?
Bob Sanders
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The most common problem I hear from magicians who have performed Silk to Egg is that the real egg gets broken before showtime.

My solution is to use the plastic Easter eggs for kids as my "egg carrier". Real eggs will fit safely inside some of these. I also have my gimmicks stored in them.

Mine came from a dollar store!

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