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On 2008-02-08 01:57, Christian Illusionist wrote:

I've been thinking for months trying to find something that would have the same finale in context with the overall effect like that, but so far nothing has come to mind.


What is the theme of your show? Your ideas should come from that. If you don't have a theme for your show, now's a good time to get one of those too Smile
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Dad do this for his Mum and she was always amazed by it no matter how many times he did it. He did it with solid objects too, both his parents were deaf and mute so they could never hear the object landing behind them.
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The first person I saw do this was Tony Clark. He does an exellent job I would suggest his dvd for anyone thinging about doing it
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A lot of people have said some terrific things about Slydini's original creation, Tony Clarks rendition and several other's terrific versions of this effect. One that no one seems to mention is Earl "Presto" Johnson's version. His, IMHO, is one of the most practical versions, as it works for close up, stand-up, and street. Luckily, a video of one of his performances of this effect was captured and preserved on YouTube for our viewing pleasure:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CIgZs21yBOs

Enjoy....
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It was cool but I know how he did it.
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On 2008-02-13 19:01, Godhandz wrote:
A lot of people have said some terrific things about Slydini's original creation, Tony Clarks rendition and several other's terrific versions of this effect. One that no one seems to mention is Earl "Presto" Johnson's version. His, IMHO, is one of the most practical versions, as it works for close up, stand-up, and street. Luckily, a video of one of his performances of this effect was captured and preserved on YouTube for our viewing pleasure:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CIgZs21yBOs

Enjoy....


Thanks Eric, that's a real gem!
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Hi Frank, I see you get around on the forum. Smile

Well, I have to say I enjoyed that. I do the paper balls over the head myself and I was impressed with his version. What I liked was the way he stressed that everyone else would see how it was done. When I do it, I mention it briefly, but I don't think I stress it enough before I get into it. I think it is funnier if you really explain it at the beginning.

I have been using it as an opener to egg bag. I start by saying that I need to establish how technical my sleight of hand is going to have to be to fool the volunteer, and the punch line is that I'm not going to have to try very hard.

I think I might use sponge balls now actually and keep going for larger balls.

Anyway, thanks for the clip Eric.
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"Little red rubber balls."
That is what I use.
"Little red rubber balls."
After over the head, I ask the audience if they would like to see what it looks like.
Over the heads of the audience with the help of a TT.
Also have done it with toilet paper with the spec being a human paper holder. Then the ball over the head of the audience.
Have also used Kleenex Boxes (proof that there IS a God.)
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Just to give you some idea as to what size object you can get away with: Bob Elliott (my friend/mentor) was a close friend of Slydini. Bob threw an entire wastepaper basket over Al Roker's head on the Today Show and didn't get caught!

Tony Clark is coming to San Diego tomorrow night. Bob and I will both be there!

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