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Mark Fifield
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I wanted to get into silk magic so I bought Duane Laflins double DVD set on everyone's advice. Now, I was wondering what equipment I should get? I was thinking dye tubes,TT, Silk poke, hank ball is there anything else anyone can recommend?

Mark Fifield

P.S. Can you make your own silks or should you buy them?
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Definately buy your silks and talk to Bob Sanders or Ruth Crone Rice. They are just too hard to make.

The hem is the tricky part and I even have a sewing machine that curls hems! Even a fine, ball point needle catches the thread and tears up the nice silk you are working on.
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I like the phantom tube alot, and of course, there's a lot you can do with silks using a change bag.
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A pull might prove handy.
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Robert Kohler
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Also get any of the myriad of production/vanish props such as wonder box, silk cabby, crystal tube, mirror glass, mirror box, etc...
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Look to Tarbell for tying false knots.
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Go ahead and get the Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Vol. 1-4. Invaluable for everything about silk magic.

Posted: Apr 28, 2007 3:25pm
I think a PALMO or two would be something you would want to have.
Think in multiples.

Bob Sanders
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The best advice I can give on buying equipment for silk magic is to read the books first. Then I would consider looking at videos. Pavel should be lecturing near you in the next few months. Be there!

How little equipment your really need may surprise you.

Enjoy your silk magic.

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Mark Fifield
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Thanks for the advice, all. I'll get some basic equipment and google "Pavel" for tour lecture dates. Also thank you for the e-mail. Bob.

Mark Fifield
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I agree with Bob - study first. The equipment you buy should depend on the effects you want to present. You shouldn't be working on learning 50 effects at once. Work on a few at a time. Give some thought to how they will fit into a show.
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The 'Spectubular' is a great phantom tube principle production device. Google it.
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Utility cones comes in handy, Made from newspapers. Owln_1
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