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davidmagic
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I noticed in Ross Bretram's magic & Methods Book that there was a similar gimmick, but smaller than the Paul Fox gimmick (originally used for a silk routine). In looking at the photos of James Riser's quality salt pour, which resembles the Fox gimmick, I am concerned that it may be a bit large for my hands and experience. (Yeah, I know, Max Malini had small hands and could palm an elephant). Anyway, does anyone know the dimensions of the Riser salt pour? Does anyone else make a metal salt pour? This must take the place of the TT as well, in other words, to be able to pour the salt in as well as flow out. Thank you.
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I would look for a Pressley Guitar gimmick. Stevens Magic used to sell them. The size is adequete but not as large as a Paul Fox Gimmick,
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David,
Why don't you ask James Riser?
He does excellent work and I'm sure he'd be very happy to answer any question.
POOF!
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I do Salt Pour with Jay Scott Berry´s excellent Eclipse TT, very easy handling with the special in-built finesse...
Julie
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You can make a very serviceable salt pour gimmick using a hollow rubber ball. I've also seen them made with a ping-pong ball with a short tube and the whole assembly painted flesh color. HMMMmmmm?
(and use the popcorn salt)
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Perhaps you could adapt a 'palmo' ball to serve the function of a salt pour gimmick?

Just a suggestion.
rtgreen
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Maybe its too small for your taste, but I have had good reactions with the Vernet salt pour gimmick.

(I also recommend popcorn salt)

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I am going to try to adapt the Kilk King palmo ball-seal the bottom and solder a brass tube-I have sent a note to Riser but he will not be back until the end of this month.
Thanks to each of you.
David
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Take a look at "Magic That Can Be Performed Anywhere" DVD by James Celini. There's an excellent Salt Pour Gimmick that you can make yourself that is worth the price of the entire DVD, IMHO.
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David, to answer your question, no, there are no other metal gimmicks. Danny Dew made two sizes of the gimmick, one small and one large. Yes, the large is large. I wear a size 10.5 glove and cannot, but my fist completely around the gimmick.

I suggest you rush your money order to Mr. Riser. It is the only gimmick currently available. Then practice the routine. All will fall into place.

This gimmick is superior to the rubber ball or ear blub home made gimmick.
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Yo guys,

Check with Martini. He usually hangs on the Café. I saw him do the longest salt pour ever, and when he opened his hand, there was no gimmick. I have no idea what he used, but other magicians in the audience were scratching their heads right along with me.

S.
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Steve,

How do I get in touch with Martini? He may be selling his item or have it in some lecture notes or such.

David
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Steve Oxford
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Yo, David, I just talked with Marty about the salt pour, and after he explained how it was done, do I feel dumb. Something so simple got me really really bad. Marty said that he used to teach this in one of his very early lectures, but has not included it in the recent ones for some time.

It is also not on his site as a marketed trick. He did mention that he was working on the instructions to it, but did not say if they would be in a book, lecture notes, or what. I guess we'll have to wait.

S.
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Greetings:

After getting quite a few calls and e-mails about the salt pour, I have decided to put together the instructions and illustrations with details on making the gimmick. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this, it is Free! Just send me a stamped self-addressed envelope (put two stamps on it), and I will send you a copy when it is done in about two weeks.

It is based on a routine that my good friend Frank Garcia showed me back in the mid 70's. I have reworked it and found the perfect item to use that can be found locally for under $2. With about 10 minutes of modification, you will have a great salt pour gimmick.

All the Best,

Marty "Martini"
P.O. Box 189
Delta,PA. 17314
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In the mail. Thanks.
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You can also use an un-lubricated Condom. Fill the tip with salt, tie it off, then steal the little ball of rubber. Break it open and pour.
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The condom method was also used for the sands of the desert. Related to me by Abb Dickson who learned it from Orson Welles.

Can you picture Abb going on Hollywood Blvd. and trying to buy just specific colors of condom for the trick?

I still do other methods.
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You know his day job is a mortician... Smile
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Greetings All,

Finished the information last night. Ended up being 10 pages, with 24 illustrations. To Steve, David and Pete, your mail arrived this morning and your copies went out in the afternoon mail today.

All the Best,

Marty
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