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Topic: Request for Suggestions for Silk Effects
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Dec 17, 2004 09:17AM)
I would like to put together several (4-6) entertaining silk effects especially geared towards a young children's crowd (Kindergarten-6th grade)although they can be entertaining for adults (parents) as well.

I would appreciate it if you can kindly tell me which (4-6) silk effects you would recommend, and if possible, from which manufacturer would you recommend obtaining these effects.

Thank you very much for your help and courtesy.

Best regards,

Michael
Message: Posted by: Chris C. (Dec 17, 2004 05:22PM)
I think that some good silk effects, besides productions and vanishes, are:
Fountain of silks
Mismade flag (or Santa's Suit for a Christmas show)
Blendos
Color changes
That's all I can think of right now. Personally, I've had great experiences with Steven's, but you might want to take a look at the Sweet or Sour forum if you want to use any other dealer.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Dec 17, 2004 06:21PM)
I would agree with Chris's selections. Fountain of silks is a crowd pleaser as it a phantom which also lets you get into the steal for the fountain.

As for routines that give you more time, color changing hank, blendos, 20th Century silks all work great. I make an Alladin's 20th century silk set that lends itself to an easy storyline.

Check the Rice Ency. of Silk Magic. You can also look at a my website for more information or contact me direct if I can help you further.
Message: Posted by: James Adamson (Dec 17, 2004 06:35PM)
Several effects come to mind:

TT vanish of silk,

Mismade Flag,

Hank Moorehouse "Spotty" (not always available, similar concept of Mismade Flag)

Silk Fountain,

5 Minutes with a Pocket Hankerchief (Not silk, but the lay audience doesn't know what silks are) <!! Get Tom Owen Watch Winder for this routine !!>.

Most dealers carry all or if not some of these effects.

Whom to buy from depends a lot on your budget and the quaility of the silks you want to have.

Most dealers carry low to mid grade silk products.

High End dealers include P&A, Rice Silk Studio, and Hughes Magic Inc. as shown above would be a few examples.
Message: Posted by: Regan (Dec 17, 2004 10:59PM)
I believe Duane Laflin recently released a video with an entire silk act. It might be worth looking into.

Regan
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Dec 21, 2004 08:17AM)
Thank you all for your comments. They have been very helpful.

Michael
Message: Posted by: eb02 (Dec 21, 2004 08:32AM)
I will go for:
changing color hank,
Blendo
Multilated parasol - use the silks with change bag
silk to can
blank + colored silk (Santa, clown, etc.)
Message: Posted by: Julie (Dec 21, 2004 11:12AM)
A proven pleaser is the (sucker) silk to egg> George @ Viking sells a great looking egg...
Message: Posted by: Jimmy Joza (Dec 21, 2004 07:31PM)
In addition to some of the above mentioned efefcts, I also like:

Metamorpho Spots http://themagicwarehouse.com/general4.html#mb1536
Balloon Box Blendo (Pavel's Cabaret Silks Volume 1)
Blendo Full of Holes (Pavel's Cabaret Potpourri Volume 3)
Duke's Dye Version (Abbott's Magic)
Silk in Balloon

Jimmy

Posted: Dec 21, 2004 8:32pm

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In addition to some of the above mentioned effects, I also like:

Metamorpho Spots http://themagicwarehouse.com/general4.html#mb1536
Balloon Box Blendo (Pavel's Cabaret Silks Volume 1)
Blendo Full of Holes (Pavel's Cabaret Potpourri Volume 3)
Duke's Dye Version (Abbott's Magic)
Silk in Balloon

Jimmy