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Brenton_Rodgers
BRONZE Member since Apr 2010

stranger
Location: Australia

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
SILVER Member since Dec 2009

VillageIdiot

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Location: , Australia

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
GOLD Member since Jul 2009

Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A

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
SILVER Member since Dec 2009

VillageIdiot

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Location: , Australia

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
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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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Posted:My advice





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the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Dr.Babs
SILVER Member since Apr 2009

Dr.Babs

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Location: Lower Mantle, USA

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

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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.

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tracerammo
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

tracerammo

newbie
Location: Oregon, USA

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
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

tracerammo

newbie
Location: Oregon, USA

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
DIAMOND Member since Jan 2011

ShadowlessTyger

Flow Artist
Location: USA

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
DIAMOND Member since Jan 2011

ShadowlessTyger

Flow Artist
Location: USA

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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