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I'm looking for a vanish. Preferably bare-handed.

Needs to be clean. Unsuspicious equipment would be oki.

The trick (20th century) will occur in the middle of my act, so the sleeve pull is out.

The Bautier (sp?) or pear pull is out since it occurs at waist level and I want the tuck and vanish to occur at shoulder-ish level.

Hank ball, etc. are problematic. I'm doing a couple of dye tubes earlier in the act and the moves are too similiar for me to feel confortable doing again.

Any other ideas?
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Can you make a pocket pull from your chest pocket?
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I have a similar problem but I can't use a pocket pull either. Any other ideas?

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Yes -- solved that problem years ago --
but I'm going to sell it one of these days.

Contact me at the addy below to discuss. I'll need more info in order to craft the solution to your needs. It's called disMbody cause ain't nothin' connected to ya, but you can do everthing a pull can do. I have used it with more than thirty completly different effects, even before magcians who never 'twigged'

you have to commit to feedback, though
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In the e-Book "Germain Silk To Egg Revisited" in the Mini-Mysteries section of my Web site, there is a gimmick described that I call an "O-Ring" vanisher. I designed it to transform a silk into a real (not a Stodare) egg, but it can also be used as an any-place-any-time silk vanisher.
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Your best bet is a transition. I always use an appearing cane for this. It is devastating in the correct hands.
My 20th century
http://magicians.podbean.com/20th-century-silks/

Posted: May 28, 2009 9:47am
Another silk vanish for the bra trick!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd5FkEEA3kw
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Ok, gonna look stupid here. What is a pocket pull?


Transitioning won't really work for my needs. I'm a very chatty magi with a specific plotline that won't really allow me that much freedom to explain (for example) why the silk became a cane. Good thought tho.


Thanks for the ideas though.
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A pocket pull drags the gimmick into a pocket rather than up the sleeve or under the jacket.

One other thought I had, since you don't rule out using unsuspicious equipment, is a clear plastic tube, the type used as shipping tubes, or coin bottles:

http://www.uline.com/Browse_Listing_3651.asp

Using Anti-Mirror glass techniques (The Wizards' Journal #16 on my site has an article on the subject, if you don't already know it) poke the silk into the tube and it just vanishes.
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Hold on, why are you doing so many silk tricks in one routine?
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You mean like so many others have done since the time of Ade Duval's "Rhapsody in Silk" act? It's OK, young apprentice. Brody obviously knows about separating different effects and methods and not performing them one after another, based on reading his original post.
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Quote:
On 2009-05-27 22:50, brody wrote:
I'm looking for a vanish. Preferably bare-handed.

Needs to be clean. Unsuspicious equipment would be oki.

The trick (20th century) will occur in the middle of my act, so the sleeve pull is out.

The Bautier (sp?) or pear pull is out since it occurs at waist level and I want the tuck and vanish to occur at shoulder-ish level.

Hank ball, etc. are problematic. I'm doing a couple of dye tubes earlier in the act and the moves are too similiar for me to feel confortable doing again.

Any other ideas?

I re-read your original request and I can't figure out what difference it would make if you do 20th century in the middle of the act?
Also, have you tried a thumb **p? With a diamond cut silk?
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Magicians: the 20th century isn't the bad thing about the middle of the act. Wearing the traditional sleeve pull (ie: dog collar, nylon rope...aka Faucett Ross book) either necessitates (AFAIK) doing the trick very close to first, or doing the Leipzig move from the Roy Benson book. The Leipzig move is friggin clever, but is going to require a lot of practice before I actually use it. Plus, I currently have zero character motivation for doing it that way.

The thumb **p is (in my mind) way overexposed. Check YouTube out someday. You'll want to weep.

Also, I can't use a diamond silk. I actually spread the silk out and discuss the pattern as part of the trick.




themagiciansapprentice:
Good question. I'm doing Ron Wilsons' Dye Tube as an opener. Great piece of magic. Then, about 15 minutes or so later, I'm going to do the 20th Century silks.

Now, I'm pretty confident that to the audience, the tricks don't look much alike, nor rely on similiar "secrets". EXCEPT for the pesky vanish.

The motions of vanishing via a hank ball is (again, to me), waaaay too close to the motions using a dye tube.

Now, I'm not saying that I CAN'T use the same motions...I just would prefer not to.

Currently, I'm looking at stealing the hank via the hank ball, and then using the Karrel Fox idea with a corner of a silk in a thumb tip to show the hank is still in the hand up until the very last second.

Not that happy with this arrangement though. Too many fiddly bits to feel really magical to me.


Which is why I'm asking around. ;-)
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