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Andrew Zuber
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I'm looking to buy a better gaffed egg for my silk to egg routine...the one I'm using was about three bucks and only has a small load space because it can be opened and the other half can contain a small load. I know there are several out there...any thoughts on the best one?
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I would contact Bob Sanders and get the eggs he sells. In my opinion they are the best eggs I have seen and used. my 2 cents.....
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Viking Magic have a top ceramic resin egg as well as the full routine.

Working myself in the corporate market for many years using this effect I use the following & they have lasted through hundreds of shows & travel- I can recommend these.

I have spares as well but not used yet.

Check the link:
http://www.vikingmagic.com/?nd=full&key=482

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Andrew Zuber
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Thanks Brent! They're sold out at the moment - must be a good item! I'll keep an eye out for them to come back in stock.
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Go with the Bob Sanders eggs. They are perfect.
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On 2009-07-02 03:06, Brent McLeod wrote:
Viking Magic have a top ceramic resin egg as well as the full routine

Actually the Viking egg is a resin egg, not a ceramic resin, which would imply it was made from two different materials. Their eggs used to be ceramic. Very real looking, you just didn't want to drop it. The egg they have now, which is 100% resin in a great egg.

I know there are some pros, like Whit Haydn who use the Tirofog Egg:

http://tirofog.com/osc/product_info.php?......s_id=104

These are real eggs that have an inner coating which makes them very strong.
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Cool resource - thanks!
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And then there are the "Do-It-Yourselfers" like me who, after a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs, wash out the carefully punctured egg shells and coat the insides with a thin coat of white glue. Once that has dried, the side hole may then be cut larger in each egg. In the old days, this was called cheap and miserly. Today, it is called recycling; a much better name, don't you think?
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We have people who take our ceramic egg gimmick and coat the inside with poly urethane, etc. to give strength against breakage. I've never tried it. But those who do claim it is worth the effort.

I use them several times a week and have broken two in about 40 years. One was in a briefcase loaded with books and did not crush the books when the case was forced closed. The other fell on concrete in the parking lot and failed to damage the concrete. They are reasonably tough anyway.

Otherwise, I have reason to believe that the dry cleaners must eat them along with Scotch & Soda and TTs.

A fake that doesn't pass as real is not really a very good fake no matter how long it lasts. As those of you who have seen me work know, I hand the "egg" to the spectator and it is accepted as a real egg. They treat it like it will indeed break!

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Andrew Zuber
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Since I do the teaching method of silk to egg, I'm not overly concerned with something that looks 100% real. I don't specifically say that it's a fake egg when I get to that point of the routine, but in pointing out the hole I'm sure people are aware something is amiss Smile The egg I'm using now was about six bucks at the store and came with a small silk, and in my rehearsal videos I can't tell the difference between the fake egg and the real one. My main issue has been the load size; because the egg opens in the middle, I'm not able to fit a silk into the egg that's as large as I would like. An egg with that can take a larger silk, yet still looks close enough to the real thing is what I've been hunting for.
I've heard talk about wooden ones - any thoughts on those?
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The reason I use the ceramic eggs from China is because I have owned the plastic ones.

I do Walk-Around Silk to Egg and actually place "eggs" in the spectator's hand. It is very important at that range that it emulate a real egg.

If you perform this with a plastic egg on TV the zoom lens will give you away either due to shine or color-bleed. You are safe with the ceramic egg.

Frankly there isn't much difference in costs.

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PS --- For Back-of-Room sales, unfortunately, the props usually expose the trick but don't supply props a pro could use to perform it professionally. For BOR sales price and markup are everything.
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Pardon my ignorance...just unfamiliar with the term "Back-of-Room sales." I'm picturing two guys in suits in the back room of a sketchy Italian restaurant somewhere, one with a briefcase full of cash, exchanging it for a set of linking rings or maybe some flower productions. I'm guessing that's not quite what it means though Smile
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Andrew, Bob has the best eggs I have ever used!
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Bob Sanders
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On 2009-07-06 03:42, Andrewzuber wrote:
Pardon my ignorance...just unfamiliar with the term "Back-of-Room sales." I'm picturing two guys in suits in the back room of a sketchy Italian restaurant somewhere, one with a briefcase full of cash, exchanging it for a set of linking rings or maybe some flower productions. I'm guessing that's not quite what it means though Smile

LOL! Good one!

Back-of-Room sales is the way many performers enhance the revenues from performances. They sell magic tricks, kits, books, photos, etc. to the audience after the show. Unfortunately, the quality is frequently poor but the markups very high. Of course, there are also some that sell higher end products.

The term "slum magic" is even appropriate at times. There are wholesalers who make no bones about selling "slum magic" for BOR resale.

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Regan,

Thank you very much for the support on DoveLite Silks props for Silk to Egg and the Walk-Around Silk to Egg. We ship them to professionals all over the world. I don't import or sell props that I don't use in my shows. The quality has to be good enough for my shows first. (And I have dropped products when they didn't measure up to professional standards.) I never want a performing magician to have to be embarrassed or apologize for using DoveLite Silk props.

Bob
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Bob, you are welcome! I have a lot of your products and I do not have the first complaint about any of them! Only high praise! I would not say it if I didn't mean it. I am hoping to contact you very soon with another order. A customer that keeps coming back must be happy!

Regan
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Bob's eggs are the best! I have two sets of the Walk-Around Silk to Egg and they are amazing.

We are not talking about breaking the bank here...if you are undecided on which type to buy just buy them all.

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I agree with all of those who recommend Bob's egg. It looks realistic.
Bob Sanders
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Mike,

Next week in Colon, remember to ask me about a cloth Egg Dropper. For the sucker Silk to Egg it will simplify your life!

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Ok, Bob, I will not forget.
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Bob: I will see you in Colon next week and we can talk silk magic.
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