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Topic: Recommendations for silk pull?
Message: Posted by: Amazing_kenno (Feb 2, 2019 05:29PM)
Anyone have particular success with certain pulls, such as longevity of the elastic, size of the receptacle ? Thanks
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Feb 2, 2019 05:46PM)
I think you are under the impression that there is only one type of silk pull; one powered by elastic and with some kind of receptacle. There are actually many other ways to vanish a silk with many different styles of pull, and many ways to vanish a silk without using a pull at all.
Message: Posted by: Wx4usa (Feb 2, 2019 05:52PM)
The vernet invisible tt is appropriate for small silks up to a 12" diamond cut silk or the vernet universal pull for larger silks. They are both very good.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 6, 2019 06:47PM)
[quote]On Feb 2, 2019, Amazing_kenno wrote:
Anyone have particular success with certain pulls, such as longevity of the elastic, size of the receptacle ? Thanks [/quote]


Silk pulls use to made out of aluminum, the elastic can be found at any fabric store, if it need replacing. They no longer make the aluminum ones, they are now made in India out of wood. The aluminum version will hold an 18 inch square silk as used in magic.

There is a plastic version as well available, I would think it holds more then the wood, version as they look a little small, and wood walls would be thicker then plastic or metal.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Feb 11, 2019 06:58PM)
You know that you can make your own hank pull using a plastic Easter egg!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 12, 2019 07:26AM)
Your right Bob, good idea, and they come in different sizes these days at Wal-Mart.
Message: Posted by: FrankFindley (Feb 15, 2019 06:44PM)
Film canisters are another good option to make your own. You can either not use the lid or cut hole/slit in lid specifically to match item. You can also put two holes in lid to create a switch device.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Feb 15, 2019 10:06PM)
How about prescription pill bottles? Available in a variety of sizes and the lids are very practical and workable (holes, slits, etc.).

Julie
Message: Posted by: Rook (Feb 15, 2019 11:54PM)
I never considered the pill bottle idea before, Julie! Thanks for that!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 17, 2019 04:13AM)
Actually, they made and sold a pill bottle years ago, I think it was Theater Products, but painted black, the problem with this style of flat bottom, is it catches on the clothing during the vanish. The egg shape is still the best.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Feb 17, 2019 08:21AM)
[quote]On Feb 11, 2019, Bob Sanders wrote:
You know that you can make your own hank pull using a plastic Easter egg! [/quote]

What color Bob? (heehee)
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Feb 17, 2019 08:35AM)
Many beginners don't understand that a bit of misdirection is needed to take attention off the hand concealing the pull at the moment that the pull is released.

When I used a pull, as a teen (eons ago) I would hold my wand under my arm (of the hand with the pull). When the silk or ? was tucked into the pull, My empty hand would reach for the wand. That provided the "cover".
Message: Posted by: Mark Williams (Mar 8, 2019 04:49PM)
Some years ago, I made a pull out of an empty Cigar tube. Very useful for different shaped & sized objects.


Best Magical Regards,

Mark Williams
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 8, 2019 05:14PM)
The hardest part of working a handkerchief pull is obtaining it. I have collected many ideas with different pulls purchased, and the only one that actually is the best is the Rice repeat vanishing handkerchief. If using the standard method from the waist, it is very difficult to come up with a good steal.

As far the vanish, it is very easy to just move the retaining hand forward, as you lean your torso forward (like you want the audience to get a closer look) and the open the hand, showing the handkerchief no longer in the hand.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 11, 2019 01:42PM)
[quote]On Feb 2, 2019, Amazing_kenno wrote:
Anyone have particular success with certain pulls, such as longevity of the elastic, size of the receptacle ? Thanks [/quote]

Here are two that are available currently.

https://www.daytonamagic.com/miracle-magic-hank-vanisher-ctr10.html

https://www.daytonamagic.com/hank-vanisher-royal.html
Message: Posted by: Dan Ford (Mar 11, 2019 01:56PM)
If making your own pull and searching for the elastic remember that there are different percentages of rubber in the elastics. Make sure you get the higher percentage of rubber over the polyester covering. It will give you a percentage of the rubber on the packaging.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 12, 2019 11:01PM)
Dan, there is a lot more to setting up a Hank Pull then what is given with the instructions. Several safety pins, tiny fishing split rings, like mini split key rings. Most important is where where to place it, on the body. And no, it does not go up the sleeve.
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Mar 14, 2019 01:20PM)
My mentor, Earl Edwards, was a master of using a pull--whether for vanishing a handkerchief, a coin or a cigarette. Earl pointed out that the main purpose of the pull was to enable the hands to be held well away from the body when pushing the object into the fist before the vanish. Then misdirection and timing would be used for the actual vanish.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez