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Arkadiy K
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I've been thinking that a small magnet in the back of the hand might be very useful. Of course the insertion point would have to be chosen so the scar wouldn't be noticeable.

I don't travel much, but maybe airport security might be a problem now that I think of it.

I'm also concerned about qi flow through the meridians -- would a magnet mess that up or would the qi just flow around it?
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Wow, I admire your creativity and ambition, but I don't think that is a good idea. I love magnets, but use them as little as possible due to health concerns. Everything in moderation, but permanant implants is asking for trouble.

I don't even see a big advantage to doing this. You can't just leave it there so it's not a complete vanish. You can accomplish more with pure sleight of hand.
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I was thinking of having a 2" hole drilled through my hand for a cool penetration effect with a steel spike, but decided against it when I realized I'd drop my change a lot.
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Besides - how would you classic palm. See, instead I'm going to just shim my finger pads. Wow, this is it - body gaffing for magic, stellar!

Posted: Mar 22, 2011 5:35am
Sorry for the snarky.
I know foreign body implants are done for decorations such as ball bearings etc.
Man, if you commit - just know that it has to be done under sterile conditions and not knowing if it won't be rejected. If inmates can ink the whites of their eyes, why not.
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It could get really annoying whenever you wanted to get something out of the fridge. Smile

Forget about the silverware drawer.
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I doubt this would allow you to accomplish anything that couldn't be accomplished through other methods.
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There is no such thing as chi and meridians. It's pseudo science sp I wouldn't worry about it. On the other hand, getting magnets implanted for a coin trick is madness! seriously! Maybe you are pulling our legs?
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On 2011-03-22 12:38, seangiles wrote:
Maybe you are pulling our legs?


Probably so Sean. Still, it got me thinking about skin-tone appliances like those you could find/make here:

http://www.monstermakers.com/category/mo......es.html/

The insertion of a small neo magnet seems to be a logical addition and would allow for some cool hol***t possibilities with a sleveless shirt. Securing the appliance would be an issue, perhaps.

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Sean, I'm sure that's the case Smile
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I can't believe anyone would even consider doing this. If you're a really good coin magician, you don't need it. If you're not, it won't change that fact.
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I had to call 911 for the paramedics to get my hand off the refrigerator door Smile
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If breast implants could be filled with a ferromagnetic liquid rather than saline solution, there would be some interesting holdout opportunities. Well, not for (most) male magicians, obviously.

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On 2011-03-22 21:11, Chessmann wrote:
If breast implants could be filled with a ferromagnetic liquid rather than saline solution, there would be some interesting holdout opportunities. Well, not for (most) male magicians, obviously.

:)


And that leads us to some very strange magic DVD's that go way over the pornline.

Here's a three letter reason not to play with embedded magnets. MRI. One day you may need one.
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On 2011-03-22 21:47, Jonathan Townsend wrote:

Here's a three letter reason not to play with embedded magnets. MRI. One day you may need one.

Good point! I hadn't thought of that.
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How can anyone know when they would need an MRI or at all? I say go for it.
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Can you also go to a surgeon and get implants of personality, performing style and character? If a doctor can't make you entertaining you gained very little with your magnets.
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But if the audience is being entertained, why shouldn't the performer use a method that amuses him?

(well, aside from technical and health reasons as noted above)
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Because there isn't anything you can accomplish with a magnet surgically implanted in your hand, that you can't do with simple Sleight-of-Hand. Except maybe, increase your odds of developing an infection, or cancer, or magically erasing your laptop's hard drive whenever you type.
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On 2011-03-22 05:26, rklew64 wrote:
Besides - how would you classic palm. See, instead I'm going to just shim my finger pads. Wow, this is it - body gaffing for magic, stellar!

Took me a while, but I think you had the better idea of inserting a shim rather than a magnet. Thanks for the refinement!

Otherwise, à chacun son gauss Smile
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