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Topic: Silk to Egg
Message: Posted by: DanielCardini (Oct 9, 2018 10:32AM)
Hi Guys.

I have seen some eggs on the market but mostly I think the fake eggs looks so bad and not that genuine.
So my question to you guys is : what kind of Silk to Egg routine is your favorite with the best looking fake egg of course?

I was looking into Jao Mirandas Silk to Egg Pro, its looking good, maybe someone has it and can comment?

Feel free to comment.

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 9, 2018 03:42PM)
The best eggs were by www.Tirofog.com , don't know if they are still making them. They were made from real eggs.

It is nice to have a well made prop, so I usually make my own whenever possible. That is part of being a magician, you learn many skills.

The egg does not have to be that perfect, as it is not seen any closer then a few feet. This effect is not what is considered a close up effect, do to some angles, thus, no need to be perfect, unless you are a perfectionist.

My favorite was the 1st one I ever learned 60 years ago. It still is the best in my opinion. No one can tell you which handling to like, that is a personal experience for each individual.
Message: Posted by: 55Hudson (Oct 9, 2018 09:06PM)
I use eggs from Bob Sanders. They've worked fine for me - I do recommend getting extra eggs since they will break if you drop them.

Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Oct 9, 2018 10:02PM)
Those who are not planning to break open a real egg at the end of the routine don't really have to worry about how realistic the egg looks. It's only when you do the magic thingee and show the egg has a (gasp!) hole in it, and then you magically seal up the hole and crack open the egg so the yolk is on you, that you have to make sure your eggs look alike. And then if you go on to restore the broken egg and push the yolk back inside before sealing it all up again, then you really have to make sure all your eggs look egg-zactly alike.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Oct 9, 2018 10:48PM)
[quote]On Oct 9, 2018, 55Hudson wrote:
I use eggs from Bob Sanders. They've worked fine for me - I do recommend getting extra eggs since they will break if you drop them.

Hudson [/quote]

I second Bob Sander's egg.
I'm very happy with it.
I can't however say which is the best because I haven't seen them all.
Message: Posted by: DanielCardini (Oct 20, 2018 03:20PM)
Thanks for all tips guys.
Message: Posted by: Dan Ford (Oct 21, 2018 12:33PM)
I buy my eggs at the larger craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. They are ceramic and I just cut my own hole in them with my Dremel tool. They are very realistic. I have not seen Bob Sander's eggs, but am sure they are great!
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Oct 30, 2018 10:46PM)
I learned, from my first mentor, STUART ROSS, in 1946, the TARBELL routine for the "Eggsplanation".

I would "argue" that Harold Sterling made "the best eggs for the silk to egg bit"

I bought four of them in the spring of 1955 ($1.00 each) from Harold. They were made from real eggs. They had a "plastic" lining. Because I used them, they eventually cracked. I still have one, which I occasionally use.

My friend, Sid Lorraine, in one of his lectures, years ago, explained how to make one. I've long since forgotten his "formula".

Another old friend, Karrell Fox "reinvented the wheel", when he wrote up HIS "method" for doing the trick with a REAL egg, and a silk (nothing else)! It'a in one of his books!

I like it!!!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Dec 24, 2018 04:01PM)
Daniel, I agree with you!

I only use ceramic eggs that look feel and are the right weight for real eggs.

In my Walk-Around routine I actually put them in the volunteer's hand.

Having done trade shows for vendors of real eggs , I could not afford the embarrassment of using the plastic junk.

We ship DoveLite eggs all over the world.

email me! Amazedwiz@yahoo.com
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Dec 24, 2018 11:35PM)
Agree the ceramic eggs look so real, while I don't use the effect in strolling I will perform it for a group that has asked for you to return to show more,especially if 8-10 of them are seated, plays so well,ceramic eggs sell the illusion.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Dec 30, 2018 06:23PM)
Have you tried our DoveLite Silk ceramic eggs? Pros around the world use them for all of the right reasons. They look, feel and have the weight of real eggs. They are also available in white or brown. They are no longer available new from dealers in the USA. They are so realistic that in my Walk-Around silk to Egg routine I actually put them in the hands of my volunteer.