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Topic: Snap Silks
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Jul 15, 2008 11:35PM)
Where can I find this in print,Im sure its in one of the Rice Silks books but I don't have them? How hard is it to setup?
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Jul 16, 2008 07:07AM)
It is not hard. It is called the Diminishing Silks. There are several post on this forum about it.

Message: Posted by: Matthew W (Jul 16, 2008 10:57AM)
P & A Silks has a really good dvd set available. It is called Why Knot Silks. They run $40 each, but they have some really good information on them.

You would want to get the first volume of it for the Snap Silks, on the dvd it is called diminishing silks

Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Jul 16, 2008 12:00PM)
Thanks to all for the sources..I will check them out.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jul 16, 2008 02:50PM)
Here are a couple of short discussions on the Snap Silks that you might find interesting:


Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Jul 17, 2008 06:41AM)
Thanks Harry those were very helpful link!
Message: Posted by: manal (Jul 22, 2008 01:46PM)
It is published in an inexpensive booklet put out by Rice Silks who I believe collaborated with the originator of the routine. Available at Rice Silks website
Message: Posted by: chmara (Jul 22, 2008 03:35PM)
The thing about snap (diminishing silks) is that it is not a "trick in itself" as it lacks an ending. Having said that I suggest you look at how Marvin Roy (Mr. Electric) used them -- they were part of a sequence where they lead to a climax of a larger production.

Use the bulk at the end of the snap silks as cover for something else -- I think even a number of other pieces on DVD explain this. Duane Laughlin comes to mind.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jul 22, 2008 10:25PM)
I agree with Gregg. This is more a method to introduce the items you'll need for the trick rather than the trick itself.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Jul 23, 2008 06:59AM)
Also realize that the original did have an ending. It was a comedy effect. Ali Bongo did it in his act. The silks keep getting smaller and smaller until the last silk is about 6" square. It is a funny bit.