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Now that I have two sets of Bob Sander's Silk-to-Egg (in brown egg and white egg), I want to ask all of you 'Silk-to-Egg aficionados' what routine you prefer. Is there a video that is your favorite? I want to know the best way to handle the exchange? I have my own way, but I know there has to be something better than mine. Sometimes I feel like I am all thumbs!
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The late Steve Dacri's handling of egg to silk is my favorite and is very deceptive. It is the one I use. Very clean.
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Totally agree with Darkwing about Steve Darci's handling. I changed to his handling about a year ago for walk-around. Think I will be looking into ordering Bob Sander's "egg dropper".
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I will check out Steve's version. I see has: "No Filler #3 by Magic of Steve Dacri - DVD" upon which I should find the Silk to Egg. Is this what you suggest? What do you think about Cody Fisher's version?
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Dacri was using the Mark Wilson technique, he add the 'do as I do" thing with an audience member.

Cody Fisher is Dacri's routine, with a kicker (the spectator's egg become also real)
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On 2011-07-22 09:11, Darkwing wrote:
The late Steve Dacri's handling of egg to silk is my favorite and is very deceptive. It is the one I use. Very clean.

Correction; silk to egg. My bad.
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There are many different handling for the Silk to Egg, Tarbell has several, and I have seen others using just sleight of hand and other using a gimmick. There are transformations like in Kling Klang and the old magician in trouble with explanation.

I have used a routine that came with my gimmick as a teenager, the Harold Sterling handling to me is the most logical and entertaining of the many versions I have collected and seen. It may be because it is the 1st one I was exposed to and learned, after years of performing this version, I found the success is all in the showmanship of the presenting the effect. This is where stage technique can make a small effect a great effect.

This effect I would say is my biggest trick that gets huge reactions from the whole audience and the best spontaneous applause of any of my effects. I also note that is it not the one that is usually remembered by the audience after the show. This was just an observation I have made from my experience.

The most recent being Cody Fisher's "Silk 2 Egg" where the effect is 'you do as I do' effect. A new twist that may be exciting to do on stand-up shows.
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Here's my personal favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoUc3UCWs30
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I've always loved Mark Wilson's handling, since I first saw it as a kid. It's available on one of his Magic Circus DVDs, although there's no explanation. I wouldn't be surprised if the handling is out of Tarbell.
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I admire many of the aforementioned routines/handlings, but the one I use can be found in the "Silks & Eggs" section of Volume 3 of the Encyclopedia of Silk Magic. (I believe it's called "Rice's Sucker Silk to Egg".) It's the handling that Whit Haydn uses for his routine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoUc3UCWs30

I'm presently studying Cody Fisher's unique routine. IMO he has created the first truly original twist on this classic plot, even more so than the Dacri routine from which he drew inspiration.
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What's wrong with Bob's version?
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Nothing. Why?
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I remember that Gaetan Bloom had a very clever handling for the silk to egg. It was explained in his lecture. I'm not sure if it's on any of his DVDs.

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Sonny, is Gaetan Bloom version of the Silk to Egg on his 2002 lecture tour CD?

http://www.kjmagic.com/catalog/books_dvds.html

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On 2011-07-25 20:34, Rainboguy wrote:
Here's my personal favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoUc3UCWs30

I agree, Pop's routine is superb. Short and to the point.
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Standard Silk to Egg sets come with everything necessary to do the Stodare Egg trick from Rice's which tends to be the de facto and seminal handling of silk to egg used by most magicians today. Some of the DeLuxe sets come with that "special something"....that helps sell and "pont" the trick's ending.

Silk to egg is one of the tricks that will get you "ahhhh's"....from the audience.......it's a keeper.
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Anyone invest in this comprehensive version? Looks interesting, anyone have it and care to comment? Is the egg supplied any good, meaning well made without a seam?

http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/fin......word=EGG

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Thanks for all the commentary. This is very valuable information. Sorry, I have been on the road performing, hence the delay in my response. I have been working with Bob's routine and have really enjoyed watching the various links, especially Pop Hayden's. I love his southern drawl and the character he creates.

If you have ever heard me talk, you know that I have a soft southern drawl, especially when I am around people like Bob Sanders! You see, I was born in the deep south but escaped to places elsewhere. Normally, I can disguise this accent, but I can see where a drawl could be especially effective in certain settings!
Wonder is very necessary in life. When we're little kids, we're filled with wonder for the world - it's fascinating and miraculous. A lot of people lose that. They become cynical and jaded, especially in modern day society. Magic renews that wonder.
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Back when cars had fins, Whit and I opened for some of the same recording artists but we did not know each other! I enjoy talking to Whit by phone because he speaks good Southern English!

It's not rare finding a good magician hiding in Kentucky. I am in Kentucky today. (But I sent Silk to Egg props to China! Yesterday I sent some to Canada. Perhaps Americans could use them. LOL! Actually Indiana got some too.)

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