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Mr.B
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Can anyone tell me how to contact Duane Laughlin. He used to have some of the best and most reasonably priced silk magic around and I can't seem to find him anywhere. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Brian
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Duane still has excellent products. He no longer has a website, but the following will do the job for you. I recently bought some silks from him and was very impressed with the prices, the quality and the friendly service. I had, originally written a letter, and included a stamp, asking if they sold a routine I had seen Duane do in Vancouver. Instead they sent me a free copy of the whole routine. Good folks.

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Thank you so much for the fast reply. I really appreciate the info. I met Duane at a convention in Florida a couple years ago and he had some really good ideas with silk magic and a great catalog which I no longer have. Thanks again. Brian. Smile
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This is a bit off topic, but I have to agree that Duane provides great service to his customers. I purchased one of his videos at a convention, and when I attempted to play it, I found that the video was defective.

One call to Duane was all it took to solve the problem. He had me send the video back to him. He then sent a replacement along with a check to cover my shipping costs.

He is a professional.

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Just to let you know, I spoke to Laflin Magic and their catalog will be available in April and their website will be up at about the same time. I know April is only a week away, but they didn't specify when in April it would all be ready. Thanks again for the contact info. Brian
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Thanks for the info. re: Duane Laflin catalog and web site, Mr. B.

I'm really glad to hear that they will be back up with a web site.

Let me add my .02 cents:

Laflin's products and ideas for silk magic are excellent. His videos on silk magic are full of great ideas.
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Don't forget his great sponge items, either.
Not just balls but about every shape you could ask for.
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You've got to see Laflin work with a Palmo ball. Change bags and other containers can be eliminated, in many cases, by using a palmo ball.

I've been using it for the half-dyed hank, to eliminate a switch of dye tubes. The routine is still in development.
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Duane's site exists, but for now appears to be a "placeholder" but contact information is there. So don't hesitate to call.

And yes Alan, between a die tube and a palmo, Duane works some pretty nice routines. And you get an awful lot in a palmo.

At a Lecture at the Battle of the magicians, this past weekend, Duane did a routine where he pulled at least 8 and maybe 10, twelve inch silks out of one. Then he followed that by a nice silk fountain.

Unfortunately he only had a very few copies of his lecture notes there, and those went in an instant. I couldn't get from the front of the room to the back where his wife Mary was selling the notes in time to get any.

But I sat through two different Duane Laflin Lectures in less than a week, and I am even more impressed by his artistry and skill.

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Duane Laflin's web site is now operational and is at http://www.laflinmagic.com

I concur with all the accolades for Duane. I have purchased several silks and gimmicks from him. He and his wife Mary are very nice people and in addition to providing a professional mail order business. His prices for 18" and 36" printed silks are very reasonable compared to other manufacturers out there. I use the b/w sad face clown to multi-color happy clown silk with a palmo and get a great reaction from kids. The silk poke is another useful gimmick from Duane that fools both kids and adults.
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Duane Laflin's shipping is quick too. If you like his magic you will also want to get his catalog which additional items to those on his website. He also has a really good monthly magazine for family magicians that has VERY GOOD silk information. It costs $25 a year but is well worth it if you are into this kind of magic. He also gives major discounts to subscribers. I saved $25 on one $50 effect.
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