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John Martin
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Look up Henry Evans. He has very deceptive use for the Sanada gimmick...I believe.

https://youtu.be/_L09buujF2w

Dong,

I use to have a bare handed silk production gimmick. I bought it from Hank Lee's in the early 2000's. I was a line up the sleeve that was attached to an elastic wrist band. The silk was rolled into a ball with an elastic band attached to it and slipped under the wrist band. The elastic band went over the ring finger. You could show the hand empty and when making a grabbing/reaching motion the silk would fly out to the fingertips. I still have it, however it's worn out and I want to replace it. Do you know the name of this silk appearance. It sold at the time for about 20 bucks.

Thanks,

John
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Dong? You mean "Doug"?

I've been called a Dong before. It was for...eh, different reasons. Not familiar with that item, John.

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Now Henry Evans use IS very deceptive! Nice!
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Sorry DoUg....lol. Apparently my iPad believes you are Dong. My apologies, I'll have a talk with it.

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That's OK. I had a talk with the Dong. His ego was WAY out of control!

Now. Regarding the Rice Simplex. Of the six dye tubes I own, the Palmo Ball and the Simplex are my go-to tools EVERY TIME! I have the big and small Johnson Products tubes and they are VERY well made. They have the cloth tape. I don't see an advantage. The Simplex is usable from either end. And the Palmo takes an 18 inch silk. I used mine on stage, in fact, I have TWO.

If you can find it, Tenyo made a fantastic little 6 inch silk version called Chameleon Silk:

http://winklersmagicwarehouse.com/store/......4001.jpg

That is like the first one I ever bought way back...in the 70s. It's a smaller version of the Simplex and made out of plastic. It works GREAT! I find it best for close-up work. It's the easiest to learn to use. You CAN do three color changes, but that packs it pretty tight. Red to Green works for me.

Doug
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I own one of Tenyo’s but prefer the vinyl dye tubes and thumb tips from Japan. I use them with 9” diamond cut silks which appear 12” for close-up. They are slightly larger and silks slide in and out with the greatest of ease as opposed to clingy rubber.
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So! Here come the old curmudgeon to throw a rock in the puddle!

My mentors, if still living, would give you an "argument" regarding whether a TT, is a GIMMICK or a FEKE.

A GIMMICK is an unseen device used to do a trick.

A FEKE is a visible device that resembles something else, used in the performance of a trick.

A "Vernet" is "both". (Sometimes it is visible!)

It has been a long day. I'm going to retire. heehee
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That is interesting though all I can find on-line is reference to a surname.
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