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Years ago, I saw an idea in some English magazine about a quad-zag where not only the middle slid over but the bottom box also. It was just a line drawing but it intrigued me so I did some drawings and we built one out of cardboard to see if it would work and it did. I only have a poor quality black and white photo of it but it was darned impressive. I never saw anyone else do it.
Wizard Pa, I love the side images on yours. It really makes it unique.
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On 2014-01-16 21:38, Jef Eaton wrote:
Years ago, I saw an idea in some English magazine about a quad-zag where not only the middle slid over but the bottom box also. It was just a line drawing but it intrigued me so I did some drawings and we built one out of cardboard to see if it would work and it did. I only have a poor quality black and white photo of it but it was darned impressive. I never saw anyone else do it.


Silvan performing the quad-zag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnNW8i1sJE
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EXCELLENT!!!!

Not only was it cool to have the extra box, but he honored the illusion by getting the most out of it.
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On 2014-01-17 09:44, RVH Magic wrote:
Silvan performing the quad-zag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnNW8i1sJE


1 1/2 minutes of introductory babble before the prop was rolled on, and then another 30 seconds before the girl is introduced. At 3:00+ minutes in she's finally closed up into the box, and then at 5 1/2 minutes the first blade goes in...

I'm sure this must have passed as high entertainment 30+ years ago, but you couldn't keep today's audiences interested if you TRIPLED the pace of that presentation. By contrast, the Pendragons performed Steinmeyer's Modern Art in the late 90's - start to finish - in under 2 minutes, and that included the on-stage assistance of an audience member. It's fun to revisit the classics of yesteryear, but not all the lessons to be learned from them are positive ones.

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Well,I'll be!!! I never did see another one other than mine but now I have! On mine the foot was out like the hand but I don't know where that idea came from. IT might have been mine or maybe it was in the drawing. I enjoyed seeing the video. Thanks for posting it.
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Great job!
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Here’s Robert Harbin, “Not only doing THAT trick but reminding the rest of us how it should be done.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMN9h4ppIbI
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Chris, very, very nice!!! I think you have found another 'calling'! That will look really good beside MY Temple Of Benares!!! Smile
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