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Last summer our local Walmart had dozens of them for about $2 each. I picked up several since it is one of my favorite tricks. And it is perfect for table hopping or strolling and with the right presentation parlor and larger.
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Go to a Salvation army or Goodwill store...the generally have boxes filled with scarves of different types. I usually will find a few in there...take them home...wash them up...good to go!

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Michael Ammar was going to perform this effect for the Pope John Paul. Just to give you some thoughts on how strong Michael thinks it is.
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Chris Powers routine does rock. I saw it on video and hunted down chris to get the routine. Plays big and plays well.
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On 2005-07-03 11:29, mike gallo wrote:
Go to a Salvation army or Goodwill store...the generally have boxes filled with scarves of different types. I usually will find a few in there...take them home...wash them up...good to go!

Mike

It is important that the silk be extremely see-thru. If you're not sure what you're looking for, I suggest just getting the silk from Ammar's website. they're cheap.
Then after you've seen the real thing, take Mike's advice.
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As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I found a nylon fabric that was very suitable for this application from Joanne's fabrics. They have stores nationwied. Very cheap. I bought a couple of yards for a few bucks.

I also bought several of the scarves from Michaels website. I like his better, its a softer fabric... I don't sew, and I wanted hems to make it look a little classier...

It's a great routine. I've had lots of fun with it. BTW, the instructions that come with the silk are very mediocre (take it from Mediocre the Great) Best use his DVD and / or EncoreIII. Encore III is not identical handling as the video... so I recommentd you study both.
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On 2005-07-03 22:14, e-man wrote:
Michael Ammar was going to perform this effect for the Pope John Paul. Just to give you some thoughts on how strong Michael thinks it is.


How do you know? It's not easy getting an audience with any Pope, let alone perform magic.
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I was able to attend a lecture by Michael here in Nashville this spring. His moves are very smooth.

My question is what color of scarf? I have used a bright red and a black one. I prefer the black.

Your thoughts... preferences?
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I've tried various colors and have always returned to white. Since it's intended to be see-through, there are times in the routine where one coin is covered with one layer of fabric, while the other is covered with two. In my experience, there is a noticeable darkening of the coin if you use darker colors.
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On 2005-07-06 02:27, Joe Mauro wrote:
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On 2005-07-03 22:14, e-man wrote:
Michael Ammar was going to perform this effect for the Pope John Paul. Just to give you some thoughts on how strong Michael thinks it is.


How do you know? It's not easy getting an audience with any Pope, let alone perform magic.


I don't remember the whole story but Michael was getting close to being able to have an actual visit vith Pope John Paul II. The cooins thur silk was one of the effects he knew he wanted to to perform for him if it was to happen. Michael still tells the sotry at his lectures once in awhile I believe.
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I thought that magic was evil in the eyes of religion....
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I use red and I have white as a backup.
I would choose a color that can be seen from a distance to attract attention.
for those watching the effect, I don't think the color matters.
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I actually like any color other than white. The one I got from Michael was purple. I didn't like it so it hit the Wal-mart and picked up a white one and a black one. The problem with the white scarves is the lack of contrast of the silver coins. They seem to just blend in with the color.

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On 2005-07-08 13:46, Jordini wrote:
I thought that magic was evil in the eyes of religion....


If that were entirely true there would not have been magicians such as Bro.John Hamman, Father Cypyrian, and others.
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On 2005-07-08 13:46, Jordini wrote:
I thought that magic was evil in the eyes of religion....


Hi Jordini:

I'm curious where you heard that.

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On 2005-07-03 09:18, Peo Olsson wrote:
It's an amazing effect, and beautifulyl performed by Michael. I'v seen him do it live.
The routine is also described in Encore 3, which in itself is a fantastic book, and a must have if you still can get a hold of a copy.


You can download it as an e-book at MA's site.
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On 2004-12-28 22:09, Pants99 wrote:
This is one of the coolest routines on Mikes video series!!! The hardest part of the routine is finding the same kind of silk!!!


The day I asked my Wife to get me one she brought it home. I believe she got it at either Wal-Mart or Target.

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On 2005-07-08 13:46, Jordini wrote:
I thought that magic was evil in the eyes of religion....


Hi Jordini:

I'm curious where you heard that.






FYI....I was all set up to do a formal closeup show for a friend and at the last minute he cancelled me because several big-wigs from our place of work were going to be in attendance and they were all 7th Day Adventists. One of them told him that they are not allowed to be in the same room with anyone "practicing" magic of any kind, even though it is only sleight of hand magic.

Thught you might it interesting

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On 2005-07-08 13:46, Jordini wrote:
I thought that magic was evil in the eyes of religion....

Most cultures of the world have religious beliefs that supernatural powers can be compelled, or at least influenced, to act in certain ways for good or evil purposes by using ritual.
Magic in the context of religion is often conflated with magic in the context of the paranormal. Some people also use the term magick, with a spelling that is distinct and different from magic, to distinguish various concepts of magic from the one proposed by Aleister Crowley.
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