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wjtaylor
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I am a newbie and this was recommended to me by a store owner. I travel for work, so I thought it would be good for practice. I tell you, I'm having a hard time in the handling; getting the egg from one hand to the other is much harder than I originally thought. If anyone has any tips, I would be very grateful for a PM. If anyone has a reference to help me with this one, that would also be good.


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PM Bob Sanders , our resident guru on silk to egg, he can give you a few pointers. Also check out the "Smooth as Silk" forum where this type of effect is discussed.
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Let me suggest that you have a look at Whit Haydn on You Tube. This helped me considerably in understanding the mechanics of the effect and I hope it helps you, assuming you know what the audience doesn't have to know.

This knowledge and Bob Sanders' excellent fake eggs have helped me along.

Good luck.
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The handling doesn't have to be perfect either. It's one of those things where you can get away with quite a lot. I've recently seen someone who used a white gimmick and swapped it for a brown egg, no one in the audience noticed, or if they did, they were extremely polite (unlikely). I'm not saying you shouldn't do the best you can, but don't obsess over things. Work on the overall presentation.
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WT,

Silk to Egg instructions Rice and Tarbell

The Rice Encyclopedia has a whole section on this in Volume 3, Chapter 21. And Lesson 19 in Tarbell Volume 1 is another chapter with good instructions on the regular Silk to Egg.

Give these a try.

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My routine is the "Rice's Sucker Silk To Egg" from the volume Bob Sanders recommended. I would listen to anything Bob has to say on the effect.

It can be seen here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5135678836890976103
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On 2009-06-07 17:14, Whit Haydn wrote:
My routine is the "Rice's Sucker Silk T0 Egg" from the volume Bob Sanders recommended. I would listen to anything Bob has to say on the effect.

It can be seen here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5135678836890976103

Enjoyed the video! It's nice to see a whole act from the castle up somewhere rather than just short clips.
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It's great to see Whit Haydn work anywhere, anytime.

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Silk to Egg trick it's a piece of magic that values the Time that you spend practicing, studying it etc. I use it in my show since 2000 and it's hard to beat it.
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Whit is my favorite magician. I love his style and subtle (and not so subtle) comedy. thanks for posting the video link Whit, I had not seen that one yet.
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Whit's routine is inspirational.
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Whit is entertainment to start with. We are lucky that he chose magic as his vehicle.

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Steve Dacri has a great handling for the Silk to Egg and does it with a helper on stage.
Matt Fore has one he calls the invisible switch.

There are many methods for this effect, finding the handling that best suits you and your style is the important part.
I tend to like Steve method it is so simple and yet just as effective. If I am wearing a jacket I would do Matt switch.

Whit video shows how entertaining this classic can be with the right scripting.
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Rather than just breaking an egg in a glass, I usually switch the Silidor Egg for a foam one and do some other effects -- even a Chop Cup routine,or a Zombie type routine. I have also just vanished the egg, then done Egg on Fan followed by changing the egg back into a silk.

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It is also an opportunity to slide into your egg bag routine.

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I would recommend Mike Ammars lecture notes on silk to egg. I use his switching method and this trick gets tremendous reactions.

Also, not too sure of this Bob Sanders guy, looks a little shady.........
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Glen,

What if he went around putting grafitti on motor cycles? Combine them for a new art form: HD Eggs!

Do you offer Egg Leathers? Certainly you could offer Egg Tattoos.

Have fun!

Bob

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Yee Haaaa,......luv you too Bob!!!!!!!

Back to silk to egg, they make a gaffed egg for the trick, but learn the switch, it's the real magic!!!!!
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Agreed! This trick is based upon an appearance and a transposition. Parts and parts are not the essence of the trick.

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Glen
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Taylor could put egg grafitti on motorcycles like Bob suggested, but I don't think he would live long enough to fully appreciate the efforts. Bob... what were you thinking???
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