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Cory Gallupe
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I find that a lot of people know about making a silk vanish by stuffing it into you fist, and digging your thumb in there for ten seconds. So I prefer not to use a thumb tip in that context. Normally when I use a TT, I produce a silk streamer from a business card, or a bill. An Idea from Darwins Encyclopedia of TT Magic. (A must buy if you like TT work.)
Sometimes I will do the old vanishing silk effect, for a kids show, etc, but when I do, I do it as a comedy routine. I keep putting the silk in my hand, trying different magic words to make the silk change color. Eventually, I get the birthday child to wave a wand, blow on my hand, or whatever, and the silk just vanishes.
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I carry at least 2 TTs on me at all times. I do several TT tricks in a set, but not usually back-to-back. I have done 3 or 4 TT tricks back to back and no one is ever the wiser. It's an amazing tool/utility item/prop.

I have heard that Gary Darwin does a complete show using only TT tricks. In one of the TT books I have by Darwin, he mentions how he had arrived at a gig 100 miles from his home and, upon arrival, realized he did not bring his suitcase of props/tricks. He performed a half an hour show with nothing but what the venue, (I think it was a bar?), had available and his TT.

The first post in this string suggests that by using only one TT, it would be difficult to do a bill switch or other trick after having vanished something. I disagree. With the proper patter, misdirection and use of one's pockets, you can make the necessary switch/dump of one item for another. It isn't exactly 'impromptu', as you should have your pockets properly loaded and prepared. ...But it's not difficult to do if you plan for it, pack for it, have patter for it and manage your crowd via patter and misdirection.
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