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Postby Phil Pearce » 07/29/11 06:37 PM

I've read about this routine but have never seen it. I'd like to purchase it, with the prop, if anyone has it.
Thanks!

Phil


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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/29/11 09:29 PM

The prop is a simple hexaflexagon. Watching Frank Garcia do this up at Tannen's magic shop was a delight. His timing on the jokes was great.

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Postby Max Maven » 07/30/11 06:15 AM

It's not a hexaflexagon. It's a tetraflexagon.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/30/11 11:25 AM

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Postby Phil Pearce » 07/30/11 02:26 PM

Thank you, to both Messrs. Maven and Kaufman. I will continue my search.


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Postby Max Maven » 07/31/11 01:20 AM

I sent this information to Mr. Pearce in response to a private message, but then remembered that there had been trouble with that part of the Genii website. So, in case my reply was lost, here's the info:

You can find photos of the Farky Hollis trick in its various stages here: http://plaza.harmonix.ne.jp/~k-miwa/mag ... farky.html

The text is in Japanese, but the photos need no translation.
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Postby Phil Pearce » 08/16/11 03:38 PM

Thanks for all of your help. I have been able to obtain an original of this effect, complete with instructions and the prop. After further research, I have discovered that the proper topological name for the prop is a tetratetraflexagon. Mr. Maven's directions to the Japanese site was very helpful in visualizing the sequence and nature of the reveals. Even with the directions, it takes a knack.
I would think that this effect might be very popular in Japan, not only because of the effect itself but also because of the Japanese penchant for things folded. ?
Thanks again to everyone.


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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/16/11 04:05 PM

For folks who like to cut, fold and flex:
http://www.flexagon.net/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=32
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Postby Phil Pearce » 08/16/11 07:57 PM

And for those who want to see how the tetratetraflexagon is made that is used in Farky Hollis Predicts (the Schillinger/Garcia trick):
http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/tet ... raflex.htm


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