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Snidini
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Hello all. Does anyone out there use a devil's napkin in their routine and if so what trick do you use it in? I am thinking of trying to use one with a "watch switch" using the nested boxes routine. Any ideas or comments?

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Scott

(Great name by the way) You might checkout allmagic.com right now (3/7/03). There is mention of the devil's Napkin on the site at this time. Instructions on how to manufacture a deceptive DN and a quick idea for its use are covered.

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I just got a devil's napkin with the new Laser Cup balls for the Colombini routine using the Loomis/Riser Micro Chop Cup... great routine. I also received yesterday from Mel Babcock his Nest of Boxes and was playing with the idea of using the devil's napkin for that effect. It would be so easy to turn the napkin around and have the object slip into the palm for loading in the final box.
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To GeorgeG,
Thanks for a great idea for the use of the devil's handkerchief. The one we supply for the Laser Cup routine by Aldo Colombini is made by Bazar de Magia in South America. It has simple clean lines and is a dark blue which makes it look innocent. It does not bulge at all with a full deck of cards in it. We have them available individually if anyone wants to check it out:
http://www.mindspring.com/~deloomis/cups.html
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Thanks Scott, I will certainly check out allmagic.com.
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Quote:
devil's handkerchief....... made by Bazar de Magia in South America. It has simple clean lines and is a dark blue which makes it look innocent. It does not bulge at all with a full deck of cards in it.


Let me second Dennis Loomis's comments. I just purchased a Classic devil's hank made by Bazar de Magia. It is excellent. Highly recommended.

One of the best routines I know using the devil's hank is Harry Anderson's Jumbo Torn and Restored Card, published in the book
"Wise Guy". It's logical and clean.

Get the Classic devil's hank by Bazar de Magia. It's a great utility item.
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I also recommend Bazar de Magia's devil's hankerchief.

I've owned several over the years and this one is excellent.

Good choice Dennis! Thanks.

-Frank
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Just a reminder, if you can't find the Bazaar de Magic devil's hank at a local shop, you can get them from my site:
http://www.mindspring.com/~deloomis/dai.html
It's on the page with the Micro Chop Cups.
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devil's napkin or hank can be used to force numbers, vanish pieces of torn cards or such. The key is it must look natural and not sag.

I make mine with a high quality suit lining in several colors. It has a slight pattern which breaks up the fabric. The pocket is internally hung so it does not snag even with a heavy watch in it. An important part is the inclusion of two little buttons so you know which two corners to hold when displaying after the vanish. Eugene Burger, Jeff McBride have both raved about it.

The devil's hank is a utility prop like a mirror glass. Vanish any small object, ball, coin or canary. It is not the easiest thing to retrieve the object quickly back out of though. Harry Anderson had a good routine for a vanished card using one in his book.

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Two things that haven't been said or asked about the Crystal Tube and its variants:

I've been looking for the "gimmick," but can't find them - I'm going to start begging friends to have their teenage kids give me some.

Also, I'd like to use a glass tube rather than the cheap plastic. I called a scientist friend, and can't find any unmarked test tubes that are large enough.

Short of paying a glass blower (which would be silly), any suggestions how to find a thick glass tube of the right size?
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As already mentioned, a well-made devil's hank (Richard’s is great and the one from Bazaar is very good too!) is one heck of a utility device.

It is instrumental in three routines that I regularly perform. I use it in a version of
“Robbed” (Rich Marotta put this out some years ago as “Mugged” using a ski mask). The routine goes back to 1935 and used a devil's hank. I learned it from John Saxton in England in the 1970’s. I also use it in a Jumbo-Signed-Torn-and-Restored-Card routine (see Harry Anderson).

Finally, I use the devil's hank as an opening production. I produce a glass of wine from it. Walk on stage holding the hank by one corner, gather the corners, and produce the stemmed glass of wine (colored water). I also perform a slightly different version of this in a comedy act. I produce a shot glass of “whiskey” (colored water, I don’t drink) from it during the act. Here the loaded hank is tucked into the breast pocket of my jacket. Pluck it out, let it hang open, gather the corners and produce the glass of whiskey. Ta-Da!
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As I work with mostly kids, I use it to produce uninflated 260 sized balloons.....

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I have one main use for devil's napkin: Vanishing Bandanna (banana) routine.
Once in a while, I'll use it for vanishing some item, but rarely.
Apparently I've been limiting it's arsenal of abilities.
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I actually use the hank with a version of Chink-a-Chink that I perform. I perform the routine as normal but for the transposition of the final coin, I hold the hank in my free hand and have the spectator put the final coin in the pocket. I believe I am the only one in my area that uses it in this manner, but it works for me.

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Could anyone tell me if the Devil's napkin included with the Vanishing Banana trick is as good as the typical Devil's napkin? I have neither right now but plan on getting the Banana trick and also want to get a Devil's napkin. But I don't want to buy a Devil's napkin if I'm getting one just as good with the Banana trick. Thanks
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On 2003-07-19 01:04, lostpoet wrote:
Could anyone tell me if the Devil's napkin included with the Vanishing Banana trick is as good as the typical Devil's napkin? I have neither right now but plan on getting the Banana trick and also want to get a Devil's napkin. But I don't want to buy a Devil's napkin if I'm getting one just as good with the Banana trick. Thanks


The one that comes with the trick is said to be a "Deluxe Devil's Hank". It is a dark colored hank with buttons on the top corners to help you locate them and a no-sag feature. I also bought an additional devil's hank at the same time to be used as a back-up (as they tend to get gross). Let me tell you that I was much more pleased with the one that came with the "Vanishing Bandanna". Hope this helps! It really is a great trick.
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Scott Hollingsworth has a trick called the Bermuda triangle that uses the Devil's Hank.
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