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Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Phil Pearce » July 29th, 2011, 6:37 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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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 29th, 2011, 9:29 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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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Max Maven » July 30th, 2011, 6:15 am

It's not a hexaflexagon. It's a tetraflexagon.

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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 30th, 2011, 11:25 am

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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Phil Pearce » July 30th, 2011, 2:26 pm

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




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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Max Maven » July 31st, 2011, 1:20 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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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Phil Pearce » August 16th, 2011, 3:38 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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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 16th, 2011, 4:05 pm

For folks who like to cut, fold and flex:
http://www.flexagon.net/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=32
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Re: Looking for Farky Hollis Predicts

Postby Phil Pearce » August 16th, 2011, 7:57 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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