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chinese towers

Posted: November 23rd, 2006, 7:01 pm
by Guest
I found a trick my grandpa had it is two tubes which have checkers in them and i think another appratus with any idea where i can find more info on this trick...also i have a plate with mickey mouse on it and some silks with it need some help with this one too thanks

Re: chinese towers

Posted: November 23rd, 2006, 7:11 pm
by Guest
it could be a rice checker orange trick? not sure of the trick part though

Re: chinese towers

Posted: November 23rd, 2006, 9:22 pm
by Guest
You need to get hold of some magic catalogues or go to some auction sites to see what these things are. Your descriptions are too sketchy for us to determine anything from them.

For example, there is a trick that has two large cylinders that have stencils that look like the face of a Chinese person. This would be a MAK Magic or UF Grant Rice Orange and Checker set, or part of it anyway.

There are other tricks that use similar tubes and checkers.

Re: chinese towers

Posted: November 24th, 2006, 9:22 am
by Guest
that is what the cynlders look like and have have three neon nameplates with it...know of any sites to go to to find pictures or explanation?

Re: chinese towers

Posted: November 29th, 2006, 5:38 pm
by Guest
Try going to Google and entering Rice, Orange and Checkers as a search term. Or enter MAK Magic. Or enter UF Grant.

Re: chinese towers

Posted: November 30th, 2006, 12:06 am
by jerry lazar
Actually this is not a bad question. The effect is obviously Checkers, Rice, Orange. I've got the apparatus, handed down from my dad. I'm aware that it's essentially a three-way "passe passe" transposition -- each object ending up under a different cylinder than where it started. BUT I, for one, would appreciate any pointers to a logical, or better yet comical, patter/presentation. (Peanut Butter & Jelly I get, a booze bottle and shotglass I get -- but what's the connection between checkers, rice, orange???)... I've never seen it performed. I've never seen printed instructions. If anyone knows where this is written up, or if it appears on any tapes/DVDs, or if there is a "classic" routine -- for adults OR kids -- performed by past or current magicians, I would sure love to hear about it. Thanks in advance! (P.S. Google points to lots of catalog text, with only a skeletal description of effect.)

Re: chinese towers

Posted: November 30th, 2006, 12:32 am
by Guest
Transportation devices and the different articles shows that a variety of goods can be "shipped"..you could do a commercial for as a shipping company with a new idea....you may have to change the decor of the parts.

just a very quick idea.

Bryan

Re: chinese towers

Posted: November 30th, 2006, 11:52 am
by jerry lazar
OK, that's some good thinking... I was contemplating a holiday gift exchange idea, wrapping and sending presents... ALTHOUGH it begs for a "magician in trouble" premise -- with audience expecting simple two-way trade, but then EVERYTHING changes places... and it seems that RICE should be final, most surprising revelation... BUT I'm still curious about the ORIGINAL patter/presentation, and a little history (ie who originated?)... I mean, whose idea was it to combine checkers, rice, and orange -- and what the hell were they thinking?... Very surreal... (PS Even weirder, the "bigger/better" version uses grapefruit! Go figger)...

Perhaps the whole shebang could end with a 3-card revelation kicker -- (1) "wrong" card printed on (or taped to?) underside of top checker, but then changes to correct card after checker is "transported" ; (2) name of 2nd card written on "randomly selected" grain of rice (spec verifies onstage with magnifying glass); (3) 3rd card appears inside transported orange... Now all you have to do is perfect a Bobo shuttle pass with a grain of rice, hah!...