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Topic: Linking Safety Pins
Message: Posted by: NickJegor (Dec 25, 2004 05:15PM)
Hi everyone!
I have my demo video about linkin safety pins.
But it's not very good performed.
I wana to show you and I wana that you tell me about it ok!
The link is: http://www.freewebs.com/hotmagic/videos/linklank.wmv

By the Way: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Message: Posted by: zur (Dec 26, 2004 03:21PM)
How big is the file?
Message: Posted by: Firebert (Dec 26, 2004 05:49PM)
It says it's 1.5MB but it still was going to take 20ish minutes to download it on my T1 connection. I'm confused. :)
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 27, 2004 12:39AM)
Freewebs.com must be running on a 28.8 modem.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Dec 27, 2004 11:36AM)
The linking safety pins is one of my favorite effects. I'm glad to see somebody doing it. I'll take a look at the vid when I get some time.

Message: Posted by: juan (Jan 10, 2005 04:16AM)
If you want to see other video, here is mine :
Message: Posted by: Davidicus (Jan 10, 2005 08:54AM)
I'll be looking at it later today. I'll let you know what I think. If I ever get around to filming mine, I'll post it as well.
Message: Posted by: Ziggy (Jan 10, 2005 09:05PM)
Juan, nice job, which pins where you using?
Message: Posted by: juan (Jan 11, 2005 10:15AM)

Normal pins.
No gimmicks, no switches, everything examinable at the end.


On 2005-01-10 22:05, Ziggy wrote:
Juan, nice job, which pins where you using?
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Jan 11, 2005 12:01PM)
I could not get either of them to play.
Message: Posted by: juan (Jan 11, 2005 01:02PM)
You need have installed DivX codec. You can download here :


On 2005-01-11 13:01, foreverriel wrote:
I could not get either of them to play.
Message: Posted by: NickJegor (Jan 11, 2005 04:55PM)
I couldn't see your vid, because I wait a long time to connect an about 15min and then the Windows Media Player shut down! :)
Message: Posted by: jcigam (Jan 12, 2005 02:42PM)

Nice video! My only advice would be, what you performed on the video comes across more like a puzzle, (Slightly reminiscent of Jay Sankey's Chain Reaction, also very puzzle like) you might want to think about adding something more to it; unless of course you just wanted to demonstrate the primary move of an otherwise longer routine.

Anyway, nice job!
Message: Posted by: Davidicus (Jan 12, 2005 03:15PM)
Again, I second Jcigam. It feels like it's missing something. If I was a spectator, I would want to examine both the pins, and your hands. Too much like a puzzle.

I don't know if this is just an example, or your routine. If it's your routine, you may wish to shorten and/or vary it. It's repetitive, and should have stopped a move or two earlier (They're linked, they're not linked, they're linked, they're unlinked). I think a good routine would have the "power of 3" to it - Link, unlink, link, close. It's ok to unlink them for the close, make sure they are aware that it IS the end.

Also your get reasy was a little obvious (to me). With your permission, may I PM you?

Just my opinion...
Message: Posted by: juan (Jan 13, 2005 04:01AM)
Thanks for the advices. Feel free to send your comments, I always want become better.

I don't perform it without say anything when I have a spectador. That parte where the 2 píns are like a X, remember ? I give to the two spectadors - each hold one pin - and them separate the pins everithing in his hands.
At the begining the middle and mainly at the end they examine everything

David, of course you can PM me. Thanks for your comments
Message: Posted by: Crixx (Jan 18, 2005 09:48AM)
Muito legal!!
Message: Posted by: Laird (Jan 19, 2005 01:34AM)
Dan Garrett does a decent routine with normal larger metal safety pins. It's in his lecture notes.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Feb 12, 2005 04:51PM)
Linking safety pins was one of the first effects I learned back in 19__. (Tabman, don't say a word. You were around back then too.)

I still like it as well as I do linking rings. It's just magic!


Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: magicandrew (Feb 13, 2005 05:20AM)
I have found that creating your own linking paperclips and routine is much better than buing one. just try and through up some ideas. it worked for me.
Message: Posted by: redheadjuggler (Feb 13, 2005 06:14PM)
Nice work with the pins. I also use normal pins, and they act as a good -just in case- sort of routine for me. I don't leave home without them. I saw a street magician do them once about three years ago and went home and figured it out on my own. I table hop and they're the best back up trick I carry with me.
Message: Posted by: Laird (Feb 14, 2005 02:52AM)
By the way, I've looked everywhere. Can someone tell me where I might purchase some Large safety pins???
Message: Posted by: paymerich (Feb 14, 2005 02:01PM)
Here in the States , Walmart has a good selection of safety pins in their Art/Crafts section
Message: Posted by: funstuff (Feb 14, 2005 09:50PM)
Heres a link to a website that you can get 144 for $6-$7 depending on gold or silver

Message: Posted by: Laird (Feb 17, 2005 02:51AM)
Thanx, for the info. Actually I have a pair of 4.5" safety pins. They are the only pair I have. I like them cause people can see them at a moderate distance. Though I haven"t seen another pair that big since
Message: Posted by: rannie (Feb 19, 2005 02:21PM)
Check out sol stone's dvd. He has a direct handling. Of course Pindemonium by Dan Garret as well.


Message: Posted by: van (Feb 20, 2005 06:20PM)
Check out "Dreamweaver". It is another soft pin routine.

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 21, 2005 11:45AM)
Thanks for the reference to the site on pins. I have been looking for 3" pins for years. That is the size usually used for linking pins.

I just ordered 3 Gross. Thank you. Can you believe it, this shop is in Hammond, IN. Only a couple hours drive from Fort Wayne,IN.

The pins arrived today. The shanks are thin wire. They will do the job. My Andrus pins use heavier wire shanks. Anyone want a Piff Paff Poof trick? :)