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Nick Wait
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Although I have seen many silk fountains I have never used one. I am considering using one but first need to know would it be possible to produce a balloon (blown up) from a silk fountain. As I already said I know very little about this bar the effect.
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I would imagine you could use a self inflating gimmick to produce one from the inside. Check out Maverick Magic. They have been advertising Neil Foster's method.
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Do you have contact information for Maverick Magic, Richard. When I did a Google Search, I was not able to find a direct link to them. Thanks!!!!

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Productions from a silk fountain: Has any one used an appearing flagpole as a finale'? I think that would be a very dramatic conclusion to the routine. What could follow it?
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On 2005-04-12 14:11, fccfp wrote:
Productions from a silk fountain: Has any one used an appearing flagpole as a finale'? I think that would be a very dramatic conclusion to the routine. What could follow it?


Bruce,

It would seem to me that your hands would be too full to do that effectively.

Perhaps having the last (and loose) silk in the fountain to be a flag which you vanish and then reproduce on the flag staff might be less visual clutter for the audience to follow.

What do you think?

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Just for the record..
Are you guys aware of who invented the Silk fountain?
That was the dutch magician and the greatest stageperfomer with silks, Marconick.
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Hi, Werner! Tannen's here in NYC still sells one of Marconick's version of the silk fountain. I still have a Silken Bombshell by Marconick here in the house as well as Marconick's Silk Magic book. Definitely, some clever ideas that are not seen as much these days.

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Bruce,
It would seem to me that your hands would be too full to do that effectively.

Perhaps having the last (and loose) silk in the fountain to be a flag which you vanish and then reproduce on the flag staff might be less visual clutter for the audience to follow.

What do you think?

Bob
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Bob,
What you say makes sense, of course. I will have to play with it and work out a sequence. In other words, I am still planning where I want this in my act, where I shall steal it from and than what I am going to do afterward. Still very much in the planning stages as I have a lot of other things to work on. I have the flagpole which I acquired to use as a climax to miss-made flags. I will not be using the flags in every show and was thinking about where I could use the flag pole where it would have the desired effect. To me the desired effect would be: after a production of a silk, the appearance of an endless cascade of silks with an "imposable" climax.

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Bruce,

I look forward to seeing how you do that. It is really best if you can finish clean with only that flag pole in your hands.

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Nick Wait
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I had wanted to produce a dove from a silk fountain and this was my reason for considering it, but then I thought I want to produce a dove from a balloon. And after a while I considered if I could produce the fountain to produce the balloon to produce the dove (well that is a mouthful). And if so, the method mentioned above seems a bit costly. So I'd appreciate someone to tell me if I should buy this or save my money.
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I think Marty and Brenda Hahne has the best silk fountain with Dove. It has an ending. Also it's really easy to load the dove.
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On 2005-04-12 19:08, Jimmy Joza wrote:
Definitely, some clever ideas that are not seen as much these days.
Yes Jimmy that guy was great!
(Even the Bombshell is in his book, BTW)

I recall when ge snatched all the first prices for *General Magic* and even *Manipulation* way back in the midt/late 1950's at conventions..
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I prefer to body load a dove as often the silk fountain makes it too hot for the bird waiting to be produced.
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Speaking of Slydini (a few posts back) I saw a Rocco tape about Slydini where Rocco taught how to load a silk fountain using a toilet paper roll. I have always done my fountains this way. I use about 10-12 18" silks. Jeff McBrides On Stage series teaches how to make a fountain as well as a chain of appearing silks that looks really good.

I usually end it with a spring flower production, or a disappearing candle (that's right) reverse production (I use the last silk for cover). The candle can be vanished later "in the usual manner".
Jimmy Joza
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Peter White (P&A Silks) also has a tape in which he teaches how to load a silk fountain using a toilet paper / paper towel roll tube. I love silk fountains when done with grace.

Jimmy
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Just a tip for those who do use the paper roll method of loading a silk fountain:

They sell plastic tubes that go in golf bags to space out clubs a little better. They are cheap, durable, look more magical to those plundering through your stuff and do the job a little easier.

In the plumbing section of that famous magic shop (WalMart), there is also tubing called a tail pipe drain that works better. But it also cost over $2! It's a matter of how fancy can you afford to be.

Enjoy!

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Earlier in the thread someone asked about P&A Silks. They are still around, saw them at Hank Lee's Cape Cod Conclave. They have exceptional quality silks.

http://www.pasilks.com/

"P&A Silks would like our customers to know that our phone number has changed, and that we can be reached at 518-537-8749."

I took my kids to a show today where ALMODARR (Markus Steelgrave) produced a dove from a silk fountain... it was beautiful and magical.
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