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Everything is the same setup as in the standard silk in balloon. The penetration, however, is visible and without cover. I include the method in my coin balloonacy dvd and in my lecture,
I really forget how other people perform this.
Would like comments on this short clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C41ImYlUn4
-Ian

Posted: Sep 24, 2010 12:15pm
By the way, no pulls, threads, topits, holdouts, elastics, and no sleeve work etc.
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Looks good, but how do you get into it? Can you pick up the silk and balloon? Or do you have to walk out on stage holding them?
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The standard silk in balloon has the balloon sitting on a cup or pedestal which enables you to pick up the balloon at any time. I can also have an assistant bring me the balloon and he/she does a hand-off move.
My preference is to come on as an opener, but I can also reach behind a table.
The purpose of the clip was not that part of it. The reason for the clip was my dissatisfaction with those who do the effect by vanishing a silk first, the have the silk appear by shaking the balloon.
The simultaneous action lends the effect to be more believable.
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I've usually performed this with the the balloon resting on a container; your handling is much more believable; and it's quite fun to play with what the next step after your befuddled reaction to the silk trapped in the balloon will be.
Do you have lecture notes available?
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Yes, notes and DVD's. e-mail me magicians@aol.com
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Magic Patrick
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Ian,

Very nice presentation. I liked it.

Patrick
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I really like your handling, Magic Ian. It makes things smoother and simply more visual.

I will have to place an order for your DVD.

Jimmy
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I can attest that even when done for magicians this is a killer.

At the Lecture in Knoxville, TN Ian had to do this three times.
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