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Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: April 19th, 2020, 12:22 am
by Spellbinder
Most Balloon magic consists of secretly making a balloon pop and apparently causing something magical to happen. Jim Gerrish had better ideas than just popping balloons and has included them in his "Balloon Twisting Magic" e-Book in The Wizards' Journal #42 - https://www.magicnook.com/WizJournal/WJ ... stingMAGIC! It is written both for Balloon Twisters who want to add Magic to their Balloon Twisting acts, and for Magicians who want to do magic with Balloons in their magic acts for children (or adults). Popping balloons is still allowed, but only if it causes the balloon to change color, or to do something magical like changing shape or causing a small balloon animal to magically appear inside a large balloon.

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 27th, 2020, 2:11 pm
by Paco Nagata
Have a look to this...
It was sent to me by a friend of mine around a week ago :lol:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZwmH_D ... p=drivesdk

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 27th, 2020, 2:40 pm
by Jackpot
"Balloon Twisting MAGIC!" by Jim Gerrish looks interesting and like it can add some additional uses to these very commercial props.
Paco's link requires permission to view so I couldn't see it.

Since the start of COVID-19 I've not been making balloons for others. I do make a few to keep in practice. I've always blown them up without the aid of a pump because it adds to the entertainment. I'll have to rethink that going forward.

I don't know how available it is, but in my opinion the most comprehensive book on twisting balloons is "Great Balloons" by Jean Merlin.

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 27th, 2020, 3:07 pm
by Paco Nagata
Jackpot wrote:Paco's link requires permission to view so I couldn't see it.

I'm sorry about that! I didn't even know that it was protected! :oops:
There are things I still don't understand about Google Driver. I'll try to fix it...

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 27th, 2020, 3:21 pm
by Paco Nagata
Please, try now...
I did "something" in the "Menu" of Google Drive.
Really, I'm not very good at computer handling :roll:

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 27th, 2020, 5:50 pm
by Jackpot
Thank you Paco. That was wonderful.

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 27th, 2020, 9:38 pm
by Paco Nagata
You're welcome, Jack!

It's very interesting to see what a wonderful magical effect can be achieve with a simple balloon and a sheet!
(And, of course, a good shomanship).

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 27th, 2020, 10:31 pm
by Jackpot
Paco Nagata wrote:It's very interesting to see what a wonderful magical effect can be achieve with a simple balloon and a sheet!
(And, of course, a good shomanship).

As magicians we love methods. To the extent that we sometimes overlook solid effects because the method is "beneath us". In this video the response is outstanding. I believe the audience will always remember their reaction even if they later become aware of the method. Thank you for sharing this fine effect.

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Posted: June 28th, 2020, 2:56 am
by Paco Nagata
Jackpot wrote:As magicians we love methods. To the extent that we sometimes overlook solid effects because the method is "beneath us".

Very good reflection, Jack.
Jackpot wrote:In this video the response is outstanding. I believe the audience will always remember their reaction even if they later become aware of the method. Thank you for sharing this fine effect.

Indeed, some magical effects are so strong that the magical sense may keep in our mind forever, no matter getting to know the secret.