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niva
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Hi.

Is there any one of you using this product? And what presentation do you use with it? And how do you use it?

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Ivan
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I did purchase this product from Hank Lee. It is like an advanced slush powder. And it really does look remarkably like snow.

I would only use it in hot summer months, because snow in July could be magical, but if you produce it in wintertime when there is tons of it on the ground, well, what's the big deal then?

My first experience with it was negative. I produced it from a Styrofoam drinking cup, and the spectator asked "O.K., but what was in the bottom of the cup?" I haven't used it since.

But if you are still interested, go to the Hank Lee web site. At http://www.magicfact.com and check out the hot list. You will see a new video by Todd Buchanon called slush powder 101 in which he teaches a routine for using the insta snow. The video sells for $10.00.
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niva
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In Malta we don't even have snow, so it will be even more magical. Thanks for the tips.
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Ivan
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Your'e welcome! You know me, anything I can do to help. By the way, where is Malta?
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niva
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It's in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. It's a teeny weeny island. If you ever visit Malta contact me.
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I have it and I am experimenting with it in a jumbo TT. I do strolling here in Orlando and thought a cute thing would be maybe along the lines of took a trip up north and there was snow everywhere! I tried to bring some back on the plane, but of course it wasn't 30 seconds until it melted in my hands. What if I could take and reverse that??

Hmm... (taking glass of water and pouring a little bit, shot glass worth, in fist and viola) Well, it's not very cold anymore, but you get the idea.

I don't know, what do you guys think, stupid??
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It is a polymer based product which is the same as those in the disposable diapers....

Cool to the touch and it is the most realistic snow anywhere.

You can purchase it direct from the manufacturer however, they only sell it in 50lb quantities the very last time I purchased a tub.
niva
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I think it would be more convenient to buy it from a non magical source like here

A 1 pound bag is 35$
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Ivan
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I used the stuff for the first time this last holiday season in my show to make a whole bucket of instant snow
(it's wonderful stuff). I used a giant candy cane (the hollow tube type) with a cork in one end as a carrier for the powder. By using the candy cane as magic stir stick I simultaneously add the powder to the water in the bucket. The challenge is pre-measuring both the water and powder so you get the right consistency for your snow. I like the idea of making snow in the summer. We get plenty in the winter as it is.

Did you know that you can re-use the powder by letting it dry out on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper? It only takes a few days for the powder to dry out again.
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Dawai
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I use it in a paper cone to vanish the water and make snow appear. But before the show you need to seal the newspaper so that you can show it dry.
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Does anyone know how to make the insta snow solidify even more, just like gel?.
niva
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I guess you have to increase the dosage of insta-snow. But I am not sure.
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Could you tear apiece of paper into many pieces, place it in your hand and have a "snowball" appear?


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Can you slip the powder into a drink and cause it to turn into snow, or do you have to do the reverse and add the drink to the powder?
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I've been thinking of somehow combining it in a routine with Dan Garrett's Sponge Snow Balls. I'm thinking along the lines of remembering how special the first snow of the season was when I was a kid or perhaps a story about how I saved a snowball in the freezer and my mom threw it out (a la Bill Cosby). I have yet to come up with the proper presentation that will make these item click together but I know it's out there.
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Quote:
On 2004-04-03 14:56, wally wrote:
Does anyone know how to make the insta snow solidify even more, just like gel?

I don't think so it can be made to solidify. I have used Insta-Snow but never thought of solidifying it.

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I love using it, after I've produced it I ball it up in my hands to a snowball and throw it into a bin, I reuse my Insta Snow when practicing, all I do is take the snow product and place in my airing cupboard for about three days and then it's just like the powder it used to be, I do this over and over, wonderful!!

Tom
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I have the Insta snow. The Effect is Great! my problem is the way to make it "real". I mean, How to creat snow, aparently, without doing "anything". What I do is to place a small amount of the powder inside a napkin and roll it like a ball, place it on the table. I begin to do a kind of SnowStorm in China Routine, I tear a napkin, roll the pieces in a ball (exactly the same shape as the napkin containing the powder) and then I put the pieces inside a non-transparent glass, pour some water, and then throw the snow to the air.

This solution works, but not as Good as I would like to.

I think that the ideal method should be to have a gimmicked glass with a double bottom where you put the powder and you can show the glass empty, then open the double bottom, pour some water and That's it!

What do you think?
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Another way to do it is to show the hands empty, pick up the water and simultaneously pick up a thin bladder of the snow and pierce it by means of a sharp object on the glass,

Pour the water into the "Empty hand" and produce snow.
~r2
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QUESTION: Does this leave a mess or does it somehow disintergrate into nothingness without leaving a residue? What clean up is necessary? What about landing on spectator's clothing, or my clothing?

How about an appearing "Merry Christmas" silk for the holidays, then the snow. This could be magical in warm climates such as we have here in Houston, Texas USA where we never (at least for the past 15 winters) see snow.
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