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I can't wait either, Bob. I used to do silk to egg as a dealer when I sold the Tenyo egg, but never did it in a show. Is there a need during the routine to produce the egg from a silk? All this egg talk makes me want to put it in my act, of course I don't want to do it like everyone else.
I worked out a cute little gimmick for an open hand production of an egg from a silk that might work as the opener for the trick, or even as a method for producing the real egg. I will be in Colon (if my voice holds out) and will show it during my lecture on Thursday at 3 PM. I guarantee you will want this in your classic routine.
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Ian,

You already know how to do this. You just didn't do it with an egg. Think about coin from silk! or Full shot glass from silk.

We'll scheme when we get there. I look forward to your lecture.

Since my eggs are being sent to Europe for my trip there, I hope I have enough to bring to Colon next week. The guys are really zapping them up as fast as I can get them.

I'll look forward to your ideas are on another way to do it with egg from silk.

Bob Sanders
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PS --- I would expect Egg from Rope from you!
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PS --- I would expect Egg from Rope from you!

Will work on that, probably scrambled.
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Two questions.

Where can I buy these eggs?

Are they WHITE? Seems to me, that most fake eggs are white, when you can't buy white eggs in the usual shops...

Tks!

DCB
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DCB,

We ship brown eggs all over the world to professional magicians. You know better than most that brown eggs are very common in much of the world. Even in parts of the USA the preference is for brown eggs over white eggs.

I use both in my shows because I am usually at the mercy of what ever color eggs the local hotel stocks.

Later this month I'll be in France but I won't make it to Ireland in 2009. I would love for you to get a look at the brown egg props and have a chance to actually touch and hold them. They will fool you!

Bob Sanders
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PS --- I actually prefer the brown eggs too, when given a choice. They can't flash!
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Bob,

I'll have a couple of brown eggs please. You can either send them to my address in the UK, or Ireland, whatever suits. If you visit the UK, then it would logical to mail them to my address in London. Or Edinburgh, if you're in Scotland .... Smile

Regards, and thanks!

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On 2009-08-02 07:02, deadcatbounce wrote:
Bob,

I'll have a couple of brown eggs please. You can either send them to my address in the UK, or Ireland, whatever suits. If you visit the UK, then it would logical to mail them to my address in London. Or Edinburgh, if you're in Scotland .... Smile

Regards, and thanks!

DCB

DCB,

Please send me (email or PM) the mailing address you prefer I use. You will also get to choose silk colors (red, green, blue & yellow - mixed as you like).

I recommend the Walk-Around version since it will do everything the other will and much more. (The extra egg should even work in your egg bag or for a Cups and Balls production.

I think you are going to be impressed.

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Based on a solid recommendation, I am really interested in the Tirofog Egg. However, I need one that will take a heavy 24" silk. Tirofog's site is confusing...they have five different sizes, three of which say they take 24". What's the big difference between large, extra large, and jumbo? I don't want a tennis ball sized jumbo egg...but I don't want my egg to be too tiny either. Any suggestions? Here's that page - http://tirofog.com/osc/product_info.php?......s_id=104

Thanks!

Ryan

Posted: Oct 1, 2009 11:14am
Aha...I get it! They are made from REAL eggs. Karl from Tirofog emailed and was very helpful. A trip to the grocery store answered my questions.

Ryan

p.s. - already tried calling them
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The Tirofog eggs are excellent!
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On 2009-08-02 07:02, deadcatbounce wrote:
Bob,

I'll have a couple of brown eggs please. You can either send them to my address in the UK, or Ireland, whatever suits. If you visit the UK, then it would logical to mail them to my address in London. Or Edinburgh, if you're in Scotland .... Smile

Regards, and thanks!

DCB

DCB,

You should have receive your new brown eggs weeks ago. In France, white eggs were rare. In Malaysia brown eggs are the rule too. Here in the USA white eggs are common.

I think you are going to be very disappointed with plastic eggs once you see these eggs. These you can use in close up magic and even hand them to the spectators. They actually look and feel like real eggs. (Note the weight too!)

Bob Sanders
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PS --- If you want plastic eggs go to Dollar Tree. Some of their plastic eggs make good storage containers for good gimmicked eggs and real eggs. Do be careful because some in some stores are too small.
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If things work out, soon you will have a magic dealer with the Dovelite brown eggs in the UK. Then you can touch and see before you buy without having to come to one of my lectures.

Bob Sanders
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PS --- They have been very popular there. People have been getting them direct from me when they cannot find a retail suppler there.
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Since this thread popped up again... it has always occurred to me that since it is in the Silk Forum, it OUGHT to be about Silk Suggestions for Silk FROM Egg. Anyway, I have one of those.

Do Silk TO Egg as usual, with a big red (color optional) silk and any color egg. When you get to the part where you reveal the hole and then remove the hole sticker, hand the egg to a spectator and ask "Is that a real egg? Would you crack it into this glass?" When he or she does, instead of eggy goo, out comes a white silk with a yellow yolk painted in the center. Reach up to your forehead... or wherever you have relocated the sticker "hole" and pull the red silk from your forehead. The line is: "Did you get the yolk?"

OK. I got that one out of my system.
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With the popularity of brown eggs we are using other colors with them that look great with the brown color. Now we are packing them with Pink, Orange, Bright Green and Bright Yellow silks more often than the standard red, green or blue silks. It solves a lot of contrast problems with costumes and curtains too!

For stickers, you simple switch to the neon colors of file marker labels. (Of course, it would work with white eggs too. Currently brown eggs just seem to be more popular worldwide in magic acts.)

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On 2011-02-08 10:19, Bob Sanders wrote:
With the popularity of brown eggs we are using other colors with them that look great with the brown color. Now we are packing them with Pink, Orange, Bright Green and Bright Yellow silks more often than the standard red, green or blue silks. It solves a lot of contrast problems with costumes and curtains too!

For stickers, you simple switch to the neon colors of file marker labels. (Of course, it would work with white eggs too. Currently brown eggs just seem to be more popular worldwide in magic acts.)

Bob Sanders
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That's great, Bob! I might just wind up ordering a brown egg soon enough.

That's a good suggestion about the neon colored labels. I actually don't use stickers. I had cut the corner of a small silk, folded it a little (and sewed it), then attach that corner to the egg with double-sided tape. I don't remember where I got that idea (it could have been from a video/DVD or perhaps even you, Bob). In any case, this makes it look like the corner of the egg sticking out of a fake egg. It also works well from close distance. I used to see some jaws drop open when I would tear off the silk corner from the egg. Just another suggestion.
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Jimmy,

Now for the hard question. Are you really using your new Egg Dropper with the egg or with everything else like many other magicians do? Even my wife uses hers for producing a glass of wine. (I get no respect!)

Should we rename it?

Bob Sanders
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PS --- Tape will eventually leave some adhesive on props and costumes. Rubber cement will rub off cleaner.
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I find that the eggs available in a craft store are great. Mine will accomodate a 24" silk. The only thing to take care of is getting one that will match the size of eggs you generally buy!
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Another reason brown eggs may be used more than before is because they do not flash like white can.

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Viking Magic have a top ceramic resin egg as well as the full routine.

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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.

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This is the one I have and can fully recommend it.
The egg is a little large though if you have small hands.
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Jimmy,

It had just occurred to me recently to make the decal out of a swatch of matching silk. What a surreal moment, peeling that thing off the egg... Glad to hear how much success you've had with it, now I can't wait to try it, myself.
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