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On 2010-07-11 16:55, Cyberqat wrote:
Hmm. I looked at few you tubes. I *think* what sells is it people's natural fear of fire. Having never passed a candle by their arm, I think they assume that it should burn... I agree that the penetration is no great shakes, particularly if you show the diameter of the tube anywhere near your arm so it can be visually compared.

It also seems to me like this is one that could by improved a lot with a little acting... make it seem hard to get the candle through. Most of the you tube presentations I looked at where pretty uninspired.


I have a version of my slice-off that actually has two candles going thru it, then I use blades and slice the arm. Split the box with the lit candles in place.
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The thumb tip.
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Flower botania.
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On 2010-07-12 06:09, Mehtas wrote:
Flower botania.

Yeah, most botanias have that residual swing up of the flowers as they are produced.
Same with the flower foulard. (sorry Hugmagic).
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Botania works very well in kids/family type shows.

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Yeah the thumb tip is a good one isn't it? I put the "6th finger" in a similar category.

I've heard the legend that Slydini would perform with an unpainted metal thumb tip just to make the point that it really doesn't need any camouflage. (Anyone that can confirm or deny that?)
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The thumb tip is perfect. I still think I'm going to get caught every time I use one. It just seems too simple. People should know what's going on, yet, presto... they don't. Brilliant.

(Did I just use "presto?" Scary.)
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I like the part when the box with severed hand floats in the air while Magic Ian points with his right hand. Smile
I like this effect and am not criticizing anything.
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On 2010-07-12 20:43, manal wrote:
I like the part when the box with severed hand floats in the air while Magic Ian points with his right hand. Smile
I like this effect and am not criticizing anything.

Floating effect costs more.
Actually, from the audience view (not the video view), the box is firmly supported by my left hand which can be seen clearly by spectators.
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TT, for sure.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2010 4:37pm
Twisting arm illusion.

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