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meyegr
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Back when I was performing I used it all the time. Once after an exposure I did it and one of the guests said "I thought you were using one of those fake thumb things, but you're not" - go figure Smile
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Dorian,

I now do a five phase silk vanish which confuses my audiences even more than your audiences and their mouths are even more wide open and also my audiences ask me even louder than your audiences "HOW DID YOU DO THAT!!!!":)

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I've never done vanishing silk at my restaurants. For one it doesn't fit my style. Secondly I try to stay away from what people perceive as typical magic tricks. Ex. Sponge Balls, Vanishing silk, linking rings. People immediately think "oh cute, this guy just bought a magic kit from the kids store", or "yah yah yah, the silk goes into the fake thumb, my 9 year old nephew does that" ...

It is already hard performing at restaurants, the last thing I want is to be that "typical magician".
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Fábio DeRose
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There are no typicial and bad magic tricks. What never ceases to exist is a myriad of bad performers and bad performances.

I've been doing Linking Rings, Silk Vanishes and Sponge Balls for my whole career, and they're always being reinvented and their resentations always kept fresh.

And the audiences love it! I'm no afraid if they think they know how do I do a french drop, for instance. That is why I use a reel, LOL.


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On 2009-10-28 16:27, Nash wrote:
I've never done vanishing silk at my restaurants. For one it doesn't fit my style. Secondly I try to stay away from what people perceive as typical magic tricks. Ex. Sponge Balls, Vanishing silk, linking rings. People immediately think "oh cute, this guy just bought a magic kit from the kids store", or "yah yah yah, the silk goes into the fake thumb, my 9 year old nephew does that" ...

It is already hard performing at restaurants, the last thing I want is to be that "typical magician".
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patrick flanagan
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If you are concerned about too much exposure or the fact that it's in beginner magic sets, then use a finger tip instead. It will fly completely by them.
Same thing with vanishing a cig. I've been in the middle of a cig vanish when people say out loud that I'm using "one of those plastic thumbs". What I really use is a pull. Oh the fun I have when they grab and try to pull off my thumb.
Take their supposed knowledge and use it against them to create something even stronger.
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I don't use the tt for silk vanishes myself but do use it for other things, for example Williamson's salt trick

I have a friend who does a very pointed tt silk vanish but in fact uses a Antonio Romero hold out and when he's challenged about the use of a tt lets people check his hands and then goes on to reproduce the silk as though the tt was in use

The point being that they always bring up the tt use - so this is how much this method is common knowledge
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I think the TT is an amazing visual trick that uses very little pocket space. It never fails to stun (but then again, I'd never been accused of using a "plastic thumb").

I'm still new to this, but I've observed that people enjoy the classic/basic tricks just as much (if not more so) than elaborate tricks. Thanks for all the great posts!

Mark
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Derrick....

I don't get it.... why the 'tude dude....

I wasnt bragging. I was just sharing my experience with the TT and the fact that exposure has not hurt the effect.

Not sure why you chose to be a smarty pants about it.....

All the best,
Dorian
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I like using Jay Berry's TT, makes for a great reproduction.

enjoy
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I don't use it for walk round, but I do a streamer vanish at every kid's show I do and have never had anyone catch me with it even though some kids have asked me about TTs after the show. They'll tell me they got one in a magic kit and wonder if I ever used one. I think the give away for laymen is when they see the magician poke the silk down with the thumb. I never do that. I use the move where the first finger shifts the gimmick's position and it is stolen from the back (I think it is Vernon's handling) or I use the TT like a dye tube.

The only reason I don't do it walk around situations is because I seem to be cursed with silks that wrinkle into knots after one use. I don't know if it is the weather or my hands or the type of silk I use, but when I take the silk out of the gimmick it is not just wrinkled, but bunched up like a balled up piece of typing paper.

Thanks,
Richard
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Don't forget to look into using the Walk-around Silk to Egg. It is more than just a vanish, it resets and adds a whole new dimension to the routine. AND... it uses real 18" square silks!

I kept the secret for 35 years for a reason!

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derrick
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Dorian,

I don't have any reason to doubt your routine isn't great. No attitude was intended. I was being silly and just trying to make a funny. See the smiley Smile at the end? I'm truly sorry if it reads that way. I just figured someone would come back with a, oh yea, I have 6 phase routine, then 8 etc. etc. like the irritating girl skit on Saturday Night Live where she always has to one up everybody in the room.
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I have one up on everyone because you two guys are my friends!

Bob Sanders
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PS --- Why don't we meet in Eureka Springs in March?
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