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Rudy Tinoco

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Tony Clark has a fantastic routine for the Gypsy Thread that he calls, "Gypsy Balloon".

I worked very hard to use Tony's thread for the routine, but I just couldn't break the thread without it hurting my fingers. I spent several hours of trial and error at Joanne's trying to find something that would work for me.

I eventually settled on a crochet cotton by Creative World DMC called, Traditions.
(specifics: Art. 145 / 1.90 oz / Size 10

It works fantastic!! Here's me performing the effect using this thread...





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Thanks for the tip. I spent an entire morning this week at WalMart and Craft and Fabric stores surreptitiously skulking around the yarn and thread sections trying to find a thread that could be seen from the audience but I could break without cutting my hands. I didn't find any. I will try your recommendation.
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Great advice on the thread. And great message by the way!
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Great advice on the thread. And great message by the way!


Thanks Mediocre_Magic! I appreciate you taking time to watch it.

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Thanks for the tip. I spent an entire morning this week at WalMart and Craft and Fabric stores surreptitiously skulking around the yarn and thread sections trying to find a thread that could be seen from the audience but I could break without cutting my hands. I didn't find any. I will try your recommendation.


Great! I'm sure you'll agree that it's works fantastic!

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Rudy,

Love your application of a great routine here. I got my Gypsy Thread props and instruction from Tannen's many, many years ago (the 70's) but the routine was nothing like yours. (No, there was no balloon!)

Thank you.

Bob

PS --- I have a great deal of respect for Tony Clark. Years ago he took over writing Dove Hotline to give me time to do some other writing (I did not get done!). But by 2006 Tony became so rich and famous until he gave it up and I had the take Dove Hotline back over. I never argue with success! Tony has earned his fame. Congratulations!
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Rudy,

Love your application of a great routine here. I goy my Gypsy Thread props and instruction from Tannen's many, many year ago (the 70's) but the routine was nothing like yours. (No, there was no balloon!)

Thank you.

Bob

PS --- I have a great deal of respect for Tony Clark. Years ago he took over writing Dove Hotline to give me time to do some other writing (I did not get done!). But by 2006 Tony became so rich and famous until he gave it up and I had the take Dove Hotline back over. I never argue with success! Tony has earned his fame. Congratulations!
I'm so pleased that you've joined our little magic community, Bob. Your reputation precedes you and I know that you'll add incredible insight to the conversations that take place here.

Welcome to the Magician's Forum!

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Wow! Rudy, I hope I can live up to that. You certainly set a high mark for me.

I have really enjoyed what I have seen of The Magicians' Forum.
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I use the cheapest white yarn that Walmart sells. I cut the yarn into the length that I want and then spilt the yarn by pulling the yarns threads in half. I make up a bunch at the same time to they are ready for my shows. Very easy to break.

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One of my pastimes is looking at new effects, and trying to come up with a method using slights I already know to create something similar. I came up with one for Gypsy balloon using a thumb tip with a hole. Never performed it tho. 
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Very nice routine Rudy.  Adding a balloon to the Gypsy Thread makes it such a natural pairing, with a great restore.  It's not my style, but I certainly appreciate it.  For those what would like a good routine for the pocket Lonnie Chevrie uses a dental floss container. His routine is Waxed.
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Very nice routine Rudy.  Adding a balloon to the Gypsy Thread makes it such a natural pairing, with a great restore.  It's not my style, but I certainly appreciate it.  For those what would like a good routine for the pocket Lonnie Chevrie uses a dental floss container. His routine is Waxed.


Thanks for the kind words, Tom. I really love this routine and people really seem to enjoy it.
I'll have to take a look at Lonnie's version.

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Thanks for the kind words, Tom. I really love this routine and people really seem to enjoy it.
I'll have to take a look at Lonnie's version.

Rudy


Tom, thanks for directing me to Lonnie's version! It's great!

For those interested, it's available at Penguin Magic as a download.

Here's the link with demo...

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/6037

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Great performance Rudy i really enjoyed it.

And Bob Sanders is niw here as well? This place keeps getting better and better [smile]

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Great performance Rudy i really enjoyed it. And Bob Sanders is niw here as well? This place keeps getting better and better [smile]


Thanks Nachtzehrer!

Yes, I'm glad that Bob is here, too [smile]

I hope that see more posts from him!

Take care,

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Resurrecting thread alert. I saw Steven Frayne (Dynamo) perform this in 2016 in melbourne on stage in front if a crowd of 10,000. Great effect. I performed it at a show last night to great reactions.

I used Tony Clarke’s 2.0 version with one of those metallic helium balloons. It’s a download from penguin magic here
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7115
and it includes the original rubber ballonn version.

Like killermagic above I stripped one of the three constituents of my wife white knitting yarn. Works perfectly thick enough to stand out on stage and easy to break. Having said that I gave my young spectator from the crowd a pair of scissors to cut the string anyway.

When I was researching the effect I found your video Rudy! I thought if it’s good enough for Rudy Tinoco then....
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Resurrecting thread alert. I saw Steven Frayne (Dynamo) perform this in 2016 in melbourne on stage in front if a crowd of 10,000. Great effect. I performed it at a show last night to great reactions.

I used Tony Clarke’s 2.0 version with one of those metallic helium balloons. It’s a download from penguin magic here
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7115
and it includes the original rubber ballonn version.

Like killermagic above I stripped one of the three constituents of my wife white knitting yarn. Works perfectly thick enough to stand out on stage and easy to break. Having said that I gave my young spectator from the crowd a pair of scissors to cut the string anyway.

When I was researching the effect I found your video Rudy! I thought if it’s good enough for Rudy Tinoco then....


I'm so glad that your performance went well. I really should be doing this trick at every stage performance that I do. It's so good!

I'll have to check out Tony's updated version. Thanks for letting us know about it and for resurrecting this thread.

I hope that all is well with you, Gareth!

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Rudy.  Bro.  That was fantastic.  The effect was truly captivating, while not overpowering the message.  It is very, very difficult to effectively integrate a powerful magic effect into a message, where the message is made more clear, rather than being clouded by the magic.  Your comparison with the Red Balloon film (a real classic) was truly inspired, too, and pulled all the elements together so seamlessly.

And, it was particularly meaningful for me at this time.  So glad I clicked into this thread!

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A still from the show. I think the balloon is perfect.

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Rudy.  Bro.  That was fantastic.  The effect was truly captivating, while not overpowering the message.  It is very, very difficult to effectively integrate a powerful magic effect into a message, where the message is made more clear, rather than being clouded by the magic.  Your comparison with the Red Balloon film (a real classic) was truly inspired, too, and pulled all the elements together so seamlessly.

And, it was particularly meaningful for me at this time.  So glad I clicked into this thread!

Ken


Wow! Thanks Ken! That means a lot to me coming from you. 

In this video, I mentioned my brother Bobby. He passed away when he was 16 years old from an accident with a gun.

The message that I shared while performing this trick was deeply personal and I've never used that patter since. It makes me happy to know that it offered you comfort.

I'm still praying for you, bro.

Rudy

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