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Brenton_Rodgers
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Member Since: 4th Apr 2010
Total posts: 1
Posted:
How could you do it?

Click, Snap fingers and a little shower of sparks (or small fire ball) flies up.


Tried flint from a cigaret lighter stuck to one finger & sand paper wrapped around the other finger, but the speed wasn't high enough for more than 5 little specks to be produced.

keeping in mind naturally the fingers are limited to being singed, not melted....

any ideas?


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VillageIdiot
VillageIdiot

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Member Since: 6th Dec 2009
Total posts: 23
Posted:From an old book of mine.



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If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

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Flint_413
Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A
Member Since: 8th Jul 2009
Total posts: 181
Posted:Wooooow, this looks like an electricution waiting to happen....

If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.

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VillageIdiot
VillageIdiot

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Member Since: 6th Dec 2009
Total posts: 23
Posted:With insulated gloves and wire, I don't see how.

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:People get too creative sometimes.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:My advice





wink


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Dr.Babs
Dr.Babs

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Location: Lower Mantle
Member Since: 17th Apr 2009
Total posts: 34
Posted:maybe find one of those old fashioned spark-car toys, disassemble it, and figure out how to mount it safely on a glove system.

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Lukas_Bliss
Lukas_Bliss

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Location: Prague, Czech Republick
Member Since: 15th Jun 2010
Total posts: 11
Posted:http://www.prudhoemagic.co.uk/close-up-m...opk7brvm4o5n5e3
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or: http://www.prudhoemagic.co.uk/close-up-m...opk7brvm4o5n5e3
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You could use MAKEMAGASINE'S tutorial on hoe to make a fireball thrower on youtube, and hide it down your sleeve, and with a mechanism in your other hand set it off.. grin

Cheers


Be the silence, surrounded by magic, and you will know what it is to be free.

"Because the people crazy enough to believe they can really change the world are the ones who actually do."

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tracerammo
tracerammo

newbie
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 11th Aug 2006
Total posts: 29
Posted:I've seen a little deal at the local magic shop in my town (Magic Man, Grants Pass, OR) and it's a little metal ring with a small cup-ish thing on it. The cup has a notch in it with a flint wheel about the size of a dime, only thicker, attached to it.

You put the ring on your finger so the small cup with the flint sits in your hand, sort of "palmed" like magicians do to hide coins n' stuff.

Then you buy the 'fire cotton' stuff. It's like flash paper, but fluffy like cotton, so it makes a bigger flame, quicker.

You put that stuff in the little cup. Then your ready to flick the flint which will like the flash cotton in the little cup. Then you throw the fire ball.

It's pretty cool. I'm sure if you google something like "Magic fire ball thrower" you'll find a magic supply site that'll have 'em.

I can't remember the name of the brand at Magic Man, but they had a few cool little flame gag/novelty things that'd be cool in a show.

Hope that helps! wink


The wispering of the wise never entertains the fools...

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tracerammo
tracerammo

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Location: Oregon
Member Since: 11th Aug 2006
Total posts: 29
Posted:Here you go:

http://www.abra4magic.com/Merchant2/merc...egory_Code=Fire


The wispering of the wise never entertains the fools...

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ShadowlessTyger
ShadowlessTyger

Flow Artist
Location: USA
Member Since: 28th Jan 2011
Total posts: 67
Posted:Okay, with a bit of experimentation, practice and keeping it as cheap and minimal as possible:
1) Take a book of matches and cut a small square of the striker and glue it on your middle finger pad.
2) Rest the head of the match in finger palm and transfer to sort of a pad of the thumb tenkai (pad of thumb and first knuckle.
3) Slide the match head to the striker and support with nail of index finger.
4) With a bit of practice you can light it in a middle finger snap and flick it up with your first finger without burning yourself.
- Note: you can make this look even cooler with a match pull and flash paper and keep the total cost less than 3 cents of a dollar US.
*BONUS* You can do this fairly impromptu with the 'invisible pipe' trick have the fire ball flick out and produce smoke with nothing but a book of matches. Hint: Daniel Garcia and Brian Bushman


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ShadowlessTyger
ShadowlessTyger

Flow Artist
Location: USA
Member Since: 28th Jan 2011
Total posts: 67
Posted:You can also get a lighting thumb tip from:
http://www.topsmagic.com/product_info.php?products_id=29286
br>http://www.boxofmagictricks.com/products/Thumbtip-Flame-%252d-Vernet.html
http://abracostumes.com/fire-magic/thumb-tip-flaming-fire/magic-trick/accessory/
br>or
http://www.amazon.com/Flaming-Thumb-Tip-Accessory-Routines/dp/B0010AC4X0
br>for pretty cheap


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