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Topic: Silk streamer from a can
Message: Posted by: R Don (Feb 25, 2005 04:11PM)
Has anyone seen this.I guess I can t talk method but it involved lots and lots of silk. Maybe it was Paul Diamonds idea. Does it look magical--do you produce the can?
Message: Posted by: Jimmy Joza (Feb 25, 2005 05:45PM)
I think it looks magical. Paul Diamond goes over it in one of his tapes. He pulls out a 100-foot streamer from a can of Coca Cola. I've used it to pull a 30 foot streamer from the vanishing can. The audience always seems to find it magical --- you know, where did all that come from? And whatever happened to the can?

Message: Posted by: R Don (Feb 25, 2005 06:31PM)
Does the silk flow like a hat coil or do you pull it out? I d like to try it.
Message: Posted by: fccfp (Feb 26, 2005 06:09AM)
It is on the tape "symphonette in silk"

It must be pulled out as it will not simply flow. It must be pulled out with "style" or it won't look very "magical". You can't just yank it out.

I am not sure why the coke can is used other than a a holder in the tape. Maybe I have missed something. will have to go back and look.
Message: Posted by: R Don (Feb 26, 2005 11:15AM)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 26, 2005 01:13PM)
It uses the Rosini Silk Winder. This can be sometimes hard to locate.

If you want a shooting streamer, you must use an open object, such as a hat, dove pan, square circle, etc. Then you accordian pleat it, no need for a winder. I have seen Ali Bongo use this several times and it looks really good.
Message: Posted by: Jimmy Joza (Feb 26, 2005 01:32PM)
I use the accordion pleat with a 35-foot streamer (12 inches wide) when I do Duke's Dye Version. William is right, it does just flow out of there. You could use an accordion pleat with a streamer inside a soda can but it will limit the size of the streamer.

Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Feb 26, 2005 08:15PM)
I do still make the Rosini style silk winder. Paul's tape is very good.

I think the coke can was used just as a size perspective. You can put a piece of taped paper around the load if you wish. I think if I remember the orginal lecture, Paul produced the can at the end pretending to take a drink as he was tired from producing all the silks.

I remember seeing Abb Dickson at my first magic convention (coincidentlly, where Paul did his silk lecture) produce 300' x 12" silk streamer from a can. It was impressive. No it does not cascade out like a coil, you pull it out from the center and it expands.

I might add this is a great way to load Rice's Haunted Chimney's if you are lucky enough to own a pair.
Message: Posted by: fccfp (Feb 27, 2005 12:24PM)
I think to do it justice though, you need someone to hold up the streamer as you pull it out so that it can be seen to it's best advantage.

By the way, in the video Paul Diamond emphasizes that you wind the streamer under and away from yourself coming over the top towards yourself. I have yet to make it work the way Paul does in the vidio. :(