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Salazar Magic
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Anyone?
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First, last and always start with Rice's Books. Find a rubberband and a 24" silk. Then read about "flash appearances". You'll save a lot of money and get what we lecture about anyway. Books hide great secrets.

It is exactly what Lucy and I use in our routines.

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I like the Sam Berland Instant Silk Appear sold by Encore Magic. It keeps the silk in a small compact bundle. It appears fully open at the finger tips. It is simple and non mechanical.
Fills my needs.

Of course, every situation calls for it's own solution.

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I am familiar with the rubber band silk production, but it leaves my arm in an awkward position as I enter the stage. I have Rice Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Volume One but not Two.

Are you able to show your hand empty in the beginning for the Sam Berland instant silk appear?
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Kind of ....think of fickle nickle.

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If I am doing this at the very beginning of an act (or have one in a holder for later use), I sometimes use a move that Apollo & Shoot demonstrate (Cultural Exchange video) for making a coin appear or for the switching of two small objects. I find this move quite useful for a flash silk appearance after showing both sides of the hands empty (well, sort off, right?). I haven't seen anyone else do this but this is a big world. The only thing: I find I can do this easily with up to an 18" silk. If you need to produce a larger size then the method suggested by Bob is one my favorites as well. Through a little practice, you can either have the silk look like it appears between your hands and you can choose to either hold it by one end or by both. Or you can have seem to jump out of your hand. I prefer an accordion fold with this move so the silk jumps right out.

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A thread and placement at various points around the body is very effective.
POOF!
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Get the set of Rice books. They have all the information you will ever need! I have read mine several times and always learn something!
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Don't forget about the Vito Lupo flash silk production.
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The Paul Diamond video "Silk Seranade" covers this very nicely. One idea involves stealing a Dye tube and showing both hands empty while switching tube. This leads to flash appearance followed by color change.
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Jimmy,

Hit an important point in how the appearance takes place on stage. A rolled silk will be produced much more slowly than an accordian pleated silk. Both have their place.

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