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daffydoug
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Little walk down memory lane: Anybody remember this routine? It uses a thick, lucite magic wand with white ends that pull off at the end zone father effect.

And it uses two crocheted balls that apparently appear and vanish in your hands with a tap of the wand.

For the denouement you show "the secret" is that the wand is actually a tube, and the balls are rolled secretly from one hand to the other via the tube.

Just when they think they now are in on it, you remove the two white ends and show that the tune is now "healed." It has transformed into a solid tube.

I missed this's effect for years. Finally, my ex allowed me to get some items that she had in storage during our long separation. This wonderful wand was one of them.

I just used it for a week at my 4H fair booth, and they loved it. They ate it up.

I sure wish I remembered who created it and where I got it, though. Anybody here can jog my memory?
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I've got one somewhere. According to a 1983 New Tops advert it was created by Doug Bennett and was sold through Abbott's Magic for the sum 0f $18.50
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daffydoug
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That nane does seem to ring a bit of a bell.

It's a pretty classy prop, though. Appears to be solid lucite. Will never break or need repair.

I used it recently at the fair. Kids loved it. I changed the routine a bit, though. At the end, where it turns solid, I had taken a short pencil, and a little black and white paint, and transformed it into a charming "Mini Wand."

Then I had the spectator wave the mini wand over the large one, and then revealed that it had "healed itself."

The audience participation added the extra something that it needed to make it more memorable.
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