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honus
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I did a show for my mom's nursing home last weekend, and invited in some of my kids' friends (ages about 7-9). Pretty good show, overall. In preparing for the show, I pulled out my old (as in 70s vintage) Silk to Egg - I'm pretty sure I'd never performed it in public before.

A couple of the older boys were a little bit to the "know-it-all" side (but in a fun way) - one saw the hole in the egg before I even did the "explanation" part.

So anyway, I come in with the real egg for the finish - and Mr. Observant yells that he sees the hole in the egg.

Now, because of my presentation, I didn't use a sticker or anything; there WAS no "hole." Absolutely fried the little bugger.

And there were audible gasps when I broke the egg, particularly from the parents.

What a great trick!
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Shhhhh! There's lots of "oldies" out there that get great reactions from kids and adults alike today. Let's keep it between you and I, okay?

Let the rest of them do the "latest and greatest".

Andy
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You tell'em Andy! "Greatest Hits" would never sell. (I'll be back from the bank in a minute.)

Let the new guys build their careers on experimental stuff. There's no point in doing what always works. Repeat audiences will grow to expect it!

I buy so many eggs people think I could cook!

It is a true reputation builder.

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The first time I did a rest home show this was my closing effect. It was the first time I did it for an audience other than family. When I broke the egg there was a wave of loud gasps followed by a few loooong seconds of stunned silence and then loud and enthusiastic applause.
It gave me goosebumps.
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I have to agree. It's one of the best, if not even the best, sucker effect out there. I have performed it countless times as well for childen to adults and it always gets great response. Still for some reason I don't know anyone else who uses it and I am happy about that actually.

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In Finland, are the eggs white or brown? In most of Europe they are brown.

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Is there much difference between the various Egg to Silk routines? Which get the votes for the better ones?

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I use the routine that came with the Viking Silk to Egg with me added.
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I love this "classic" and have used it for years and will continue using it. Packs small (not recommended flat), Plays big. Good price, unless the price of eggs go through the roof. By the way, if a rooster layed an egg on the roof, what side of the roof would the egg roll? Speaking of egg rolls....
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Silk to egg is a classic for a reason! It really does blow lay audiences away!!

Do a search here on the Café-Have made many posts on this effect in shows etc.....

I perform this in every show I do -mainly for corporates/cabaret & stage shows -If I only have 1 talking routine due to time limits with Music act/ Illusions etc-This is what I do

Did it recently for 600 people in an auditorium & you could have heard a pin drop prior to breaking the egg in a glass bowl on a small table on stage-The reactions as mentioned in other posts are amazing!-Huge applause & laughter etc-Many comments after shows about this effect!

This is a classic-dont tell to many people or they will all use it!!!!! Keep it our secret

Cheers

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On 2007-11-01 13:21, Bob Sanders wrote:
In Finland, are the eggs white or brown? In most of Europe they are brown.

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Actually you can find both from allmost any store but I usually use white ones. However they usually have small red stamp on em but it isn't really noticeable from few feet even.

J-M
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On 2007-10-31 13:11, Bob Sanders wrote:
You tell'em Andy! "Greatest Hits" would never sell. (I'll be back from the bank in a minute.)

Let the new guys build their careers on experimental stuff. There's no point in doing what always works. Repeat audiences will grow to expect it!

I buy so many eggs people think I could cook!

It is a true reputation builder.

Bob Sanders
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Agree with Bob-

I too use so many eggs-I could run a bakery!!!!!!!!

Biggest problem Hows this for weird!!

1 Part of our city doesn't sell white eggs at all!!-Believe me Ive rung around for years

I have to travel about 30 kms to pick up a tray of white eggs that I use for this effect

As we do a lot of promotional work for shows prior to the eveningI am always presenting this to college assemblies etc so use plenty! also many outdoor festivals-This wonderful piece of magic plays very strong

Even weirder Last week I flew 1000kms to do 3 shows & I took 2 white eggs with me as I wasnt sure what the availability was in the city-Sure enough-No white eggs there either, shows you how much I respect this trick to perform it -

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Go to a craft store and see if they sell some kind of paint that will match the fake. It has to be some kind of egg shell finish to it or it just looks like an Easter Egg. If you can get the color to match the ones your town sells, then you don't have to search for white eggs. Bring Mohammed to the mountain.
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Today's show is over and another audience that was killed with a real egg.

Life is good!

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On 2007-11-03 19:12, mtpascoe wrote:
Go to a craft store and see if they sell some kind of paint that will match the fake. It has to be some kind of egg shell finish to it or it just looks like an Easter Egg. If you can get the color to match the ones your town sells, then you don't have to search for white eggs. Bring Mohammed to the mountain.



Often thought about this-painting eggs

If availability becomes very scarce-Brown eggs everywhere!! I will consider this

At present a 20 min drive is worth having 24 white eggs that match Viking Magic Fakes that are amazing in there realistic look

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Anybody ever do the napkin to egg? You tear a white paper napkin up in a glass, roll the glass around until an egg materializes ..then you proceed to the big finish and crack it open in the glass. I've had good reaction with this one.
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This is the egg on fan except it is in a glass.
Bob Sanders
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That is also a great trick but it is not Silk to Egg. (Some where out on the Internet there is a video showing me performing it. Check with Ricker here on The Café.)

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I perform Silk to Egg in every stand-up show I do, usually as my second trick but occasionally as a prearranged "encore." The handling I use is straight out of Rice's "Encyclopedia of Silk Magic"--the same routine that Whit Haydn uses. IMHO, it's an exceptionally clean routine.

I've used both the Viking egg and the Eggsactly egg (medium), and each has its pros and cons. I like the weight of the Viking egg when it comes time to do the shuttle pass (the egg almost automatically turns hole-downward), but it's little large for my hands. I like the size of the Eggsactly egg, but its a tad too light and I have to be more attentive to putting a slight spin on it when I do the pass. So I bounce back and forth between the two.

You only need to perform it once to understand why its a classic.
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Donal,

Write me. I'm going to make your day!

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