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Topic: Razor Blades Dental Floss or Thread
Message: Posted by: UKNeil (May 11, 2019 07:04PM)
When doing the razor blade illusion which do most people use? Thread or dental floss?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 11, 2019 11:17PM)
I never heard of anyone using dental Floss, it sticks to itself, doesn't it?

All the methods I have purchased over the last 60 years, use black thread.

Same with the needle effect.

There is none currently available on the market to my knowledge, they usually come and go very quickly when offered. I mention this, because if you are not familiar with the effect, do not try to do without the proper professionally made props.

I suggest you buy this professionally made version by Dave Powell.

http://shop.powellmagic.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=38&product_id=62
Message: Posted by: UKNeil (May 12, 2019 12:41AM)
Thank you for the link. I'm currently researching the effect so have limited knowledge of it at the moment. My first introduction being the Helter Shelter DVD.
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S9344
Message: Posted by: Rook (May 15, 2019 12:21AM)
Most use thread, though my favorite method is Dan Sperry's Always Remember to Floss, which uses dental floss.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (May 18, 2019 03:03PM)
[quote]I never heard of anyone using dental Floss, it sticks to itself, doesn't it?
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Yes if you use waxed dental floss. There are many brands out there that are not.
Message: Posted by: Stucky (Jun 14, 2019 01:54AM)
Vito Lupo used a very thick yellow thread if I recall. Black thread is terrible to use because no one can see it.
Message: Posted by: danaruns (Jun 14, 2019 06:47PM)
I use dental floss. I've never had a problem with it sticking or breaking.