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Chris Becker
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a) What's your favorite method to fold a silk and
b) How do you keep it together until you retrieve it for production.

The key problem for me is to find a fold, which keeps the silk firmly folded until the very end, yet which allows the silk to unfold very, very quickly, with one flick of your wrist or - even better - when you are just throwing the silk in the air.

One method per post, one post per method.

Thanks a lot!

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Bob Sanders
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Since I'm Bob, I'll do the "b" part.

The clips I like best are actually for darkroom photography. That is because they have rubber tips that won't snag the silk and the metal spring parts won't rust stain the silk.

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Lou Hilario
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I use the triangle fold. Start with folding / rolling the silk into a small triangle and locking it at the end. I learned this from Fukai.
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Bill Hegbli
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The 2 best silk folds I have come across is Fantasio's flat fold and the triangle fold. Both only tuck in an overlap and stay until needed.

The silk winding around a pencil or a silk winding gimmick also works if you like the silk ball.

Posted: May 5, 2006 2:02pm
For a holding device, the silk winder with a pin attached works well. I had mine made by Owen Magic Supreme. This is a metal winder similar to Tony Clarks, only much smaller.

The next best holder is Vito Lupo's, this is a metal 'U' shaped holder that holds a wound silk and has the end stick up in a slit.
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I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for or not, but I have a silk roller/holder on my site. Here is a link Silk Roller/Holder
If you have any questions, please call, PM, or email me.

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I've always used the coil fold (detailed in Karl Fulves' Self-Working Handkerchief Magic), though I'm sure it's also called by other names. It holds together tightly, but can unroll with a pull of the hand for cover or even (with practice) a hard whipping motion for an instant appearance without cover. I just tuck the loose end under my belt for easy steals.
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I don't know exactly how he did his fold but I would say that Fukai has one of the best silk appearances, which is accomplished by the way he folded his silk. Lou talks about it in a previous post.
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Yes I only use the Fuki fold .It is how you fold a flag when you store them..Howard
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