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I'm a close-up worker, have been for about 35 years. I've had many opportunities to make the leap from close-up to stand-up, but never went for it. I don't know why I have the desire to do so now, but I'm going for it. One of the routines I have always loved is "Silk to Egg". I'm doing research and familiar with both Michael Ammar's and Whit Haydn's routines as reference. I would appreciate any suggestions as to other Silk to Egg routines. Thanks
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You might consider alternatives to the use of a silk in the effect. Imagine pulling a long white ribbon from somewhere or something, then suddenly the ribbon is pulled into your fist by a "mysterious power" and when you open your hand, you have an egg. You can still do all the hokum with the hole in the egg if you want. In fact, a good bit with the hole is to pull it off the egg and stick it on your forehead. Crack open the egg to show it is real, and before you remove the "hole in your head" pull the ribbon (or silk) back out of it.

Take advantage of the fact that you have never done the trick before to come up with something new and different.
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Close-up,

I just went through this at the Cavalcade of Magic in Eureka Springs this week. Perhaps you can catch me at a convention or lecture sometime. Where are you?

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Do you use the silk to egg with the fake hole? I think this is a plus to the effect.
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Bob:

While we're on this subject, what is the routining purpose with the second color of silk/sticker in the set that you sold at the Cavalcade (which I bought!)?
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I wasn't there but I use different colors depending on the background I am working against or my wardrobe. Red silk against a red curtin does not show up as well as a yellow or blue silk.

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The two color combinations are Red/Green and Blue/Yellow. The real purpose is to cover the bases but give some variety. Many of us work under conditions where it seems as if the audience in row three is the same all day long. The different colors help change the trick. Also, I combine Egg to Silk with 20th Century Silk (like I performed there) and the center silk in 20th Century has to match.

I will say you have great taste! We are having a difficult time keeping those good eggs in stock. As the importer, I get plenty but we stocked out twice in the last two months on them. The world of magic was ready for a quality egg prop again. (At $15 and including the egg, stickers and two 18" silks, it's cheaper than the one that looks like it without silks and won't fit an adult male thumb. It really should retail for between $40 and $60 for the set.)

Actually, I use an egg from one of those props rather than a TT to vanish an 18" silk anyway. First of all it works! Secondly, I'd rather get caught with an egg than a TT.

Scheme!

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Bob:
This really is a great S to E set. The ceramic egg is slightly bigger - more realistic - than the ones I have had in the past.........

Great to see you at the Cavalcade - I had a blast!

Careful on those unicorns!....
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On 2007-04-03 16:47, Robert Kohler wrote:
Bob:
This really is a great S to E set. The ceramic egg is slightly bigger - more realistic - than the ones I have had in the past.........

Great to see you at the Cavalcade - I had a blast!

Careful on those unicorns!....


Unlike the plastic and resin eggs, this egg is so natural that handling it like a real egg feels normal. Even with stage lights, the silk color does not shine through this egg either! (That should have been called "Color changing fake egg". LOL) In the past the color bleed has embarrassed many of us.

These eggs are natual enough to break if they fall or get crushed. Did you see what I use to transport mine (real egg and fake)?

Bob
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Yes - you gave me one..............
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The high-tech containers I use to transport the good egg and the real egg are just plastic Easter eggs that are hinged and snap closed. My last beauties came from that famous magic shop: Dollar Tree!

I use them for all sorts of things. Get a bag of them now while they have them. They will not only work for eggs but TTs, candles, coins, reels, etc.

Money is no object when you're having fun!

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On 2007-04-02 01:44, close-up wrote:
I'm a close-up worker, have been for about 35 years. I've had many opportunities to make the leap from close-up to stand-up, but never went for it. I don't know why I have the desire to do so now, but I'm going for it. One of the routines I have always loved is "Silk to Egg". I'm doing research and familiar with both Michael Ammar's and Whit Haydn's routines as reference. I would appreciate any suggestions as to other Silk to Egg routines. Thanks



Close up--

I find a combination of 2-3 routines with your own easy handling will have you performing this effect to great reactions from your audience

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I like it because it works for all ages, educations, occupations and the patter is not necessary to carry it. There are more and more people in the audiences who do not speak English.

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