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Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Bob Cunningham » June 2nd, 2014, 5:58 pm

I am looking for an effect to illustrate a concept that I am teaching in a network security class.

I am looking for something where a tube is shown empty. An object (ball or cube, but NOT a silk) is dropped through the tube unchanged. When the object is dropped through the tube again it changes color (or some other property.)

I am vaguely aware that there might be some commercial effects that are similar to my description, but I have no specific knowledge of what these tricks are or who carries them.

Other considerations: The presentation will be “parlor” style for 15 to 25 people. The tube is important for the illustration. A 3 inch to 24 inch tube would be ideal. I will be carrying this internationally - so easy packing is a plus.

Any ideas or thoughts will be appreciated :-)

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 2nd, 2014, 7:35 pm

All you need is a tube with a hole in the back through which you can stick your thumb.
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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Tom Smith » June 2nd, 2014, 11:18 pm

Newton's Nightmare has a cool looking blue tube and the metal plug visibly slows down going through it vs. a regular speed when gravity grabs hold. Great trick yet no color change.

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Philippe Billot » June 3rd, 2014, 7:07 am

See Marconick's Original Magic, page 94, Ball Production and Colour Change with Cup.

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby mrgoat » June 3rd, 2014, 10:05 am

Ding Dong?

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Bob Cunningham » June 3rd, 2014, 12:15 pm

mrgoat wrote:Ding Dong?


Damian, I have no doubt that your idea would garner attention, but I have this vague sense that I would like to keep teaching for this client :-)

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 3rd, 2014, 12:30 pm

mrgoat wrote:Ding Dong?


or the ball to cube sponge item for g-rated shows?
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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby brody » June 3rd, 2014, 9:16 pm

Dick Oslund in an MUM column a few years back had knots appearing when a rope was passed thru a tube.

Dye tube would work.

color changing knife would work...maybe a bit small tho.

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Bob Cunningham » June 4th, 2014, 8:32 am

Thanks to all for your ideas and suggestions!

I have a couple of months to put this together, so I have some time to process your ideas and continue my research before deciding on the best illustration.

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby mrgoat » June 4th, 2014, 8:40 am

Bob Cunningham wrote:
mrgoat wrote:Ding Dong?


Damian, I have no doubt that your idea would garner attention, but I have this vague sense that I would like to keep teaching for this client :-)


Some people are so blinkered.

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby Bob Cunningham » June 4th, 2014, 9:50 am

mrgoat wrote:Some people are so blinkered.


Did you ever hear Doc Eason tell the story of the the time he performed "Kate and Edith" at a corporate event not knowing that they had just settled a gay hostile workplace suit. It's pretty funny - as long as it happened to somebody else :-)

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Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Postby mrgoat » June 4th, 2014, 10:20 am

Bob Cunningham wrote:
mrgoat wrote:Some people are so blinkered.


Did you ever hear Doc Eason tell the story of the the time he performed "Kate and Edith" at a corporate event not knowing that they had just settled a gay hostile workplace suit. It's pretty funny - as long as it happened to somebody else :-)


Hah! No, I hadn't heard that! Wonderful.


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