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What are your comments on the silk thru balloon method (one of the bonus effects from my lecture - about 45 seconds in). Has anyone seen a silk tossed into a balloon like that?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzpbh0xOOxQ
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Hi, Ian,

The silk thru balloon clips looked very clean.

I'm assuming this is by necessity an opening effect because of what I suspect is the "lamp chimney" p _ _ l set up with the first silk and what I suspect is the set up with the balloon ?

I'm thinking it could be done at any time in the act by having an assistant walk on with the balloon set to go , and magician takes the silk and tosses it towards the balloon, penetrating the balloon .
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On 2010-04-11 11:58, David Todd wrote:
Hi, Ian,

The silk thru balloon clips looked very clean.

I'm assuming this is by necessity an opening effect because of what I suspect is the "lamp chimney" p _ _ l set up with the first silk and what I suspect is the set up with the balloon ?

I'm thinking it could be done at any time in the act by having an assistant walk on with the balloon set to go , and magician takes the silk and tosses it towards the balloon, penetrating the balloon .

No and yes, I pm'd you.
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The vanish method has never been done with a silk. It is not the lampshade method (which I love), use of any pull has a "hang-up" potential.
This method fools the eye, as the follow through of the silk is visual. Even I can't see the transition.
The silk in the balloon seems to fall through at the point of penetration.
I put this on the end of the DVD as a filler. It was an experimental lecture method.
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Maybe anyone could tell me the Tricks of thsi Version please?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckzNJfZqtTM
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The one I have seen was mounted on a stand and the silk was placed into flash paper and vanished that way. I like the throw I think it's on of the better methods too. Is there a way to set the p--l so that the silk could be stolen and palmed? If so, then set up could happen any time during your act then have the assistant come out with the balloon set like David said.

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What I know the silk and balloon are prepared and put on the stand, and when you are ready you just grab the prepared balloon and do your work. As for vanish silk I guess it use TxxIT.
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On Jun 4, 2020, Jonah_Illusionist wrote:
Is there a way to set the p - - l so that the silk could be stolen and palmed? If so, then set up could happen any time during your act then have the assistant come out with the balloon set like David said.

Jonah


I don't think you would need to have the silk "stolen and palmed" because if the silk is on a p _ _ l , then it goes away completely , no need to palm it ... or am I misunderstanding you ?

You could use a device like Vernet's "Invisible Hand" (see first 8 seconds of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esv1mHcVuIE)
or use the set up that Henry Evans uses for his effect "Time Machine" (a handkerchief seemingly penetrates a transparent bag.) See video: http://www.henryevansmagic.com/en/10.php

Either of these set ups would allow for you to have the silk handkerchief apparently be tossed from your hand into the balloon. Both of these set ups could be done at any time in your act although the Henry Evan's "Time Machine" is really intended as an opening effect , but with a locking p _ _ l could be done at any time in your act. The Invisible Hand can be activated at any time. Of course, a standard hank p _ _ l can also be used at any time during your act .
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Hey David, I may have not been clear in what I was saying, I was talking about stealing the silk from inside a sleeve or jacket and palming it until you pretend to pick it up. Verses walking out on stage with the silk already in your hand. Hope this helps.


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