Good News and Bad News.
I, like many people buying this trick, was hoping to get something akin to Slydini''''s famous tied silk routine. I had watched a video of Slydini performing this on YouTube, and fell in love with the seemingly impossible trick. This trick was suggested to me as being the same trick. It is not. The fault really lies in the instructions. Simple? - yes. Easy to follow and perform? - yes. But good? - no. The included instructions involve faking a knot, which limits what you can do, and can be spotted by an eagle eyed spectator at a close up performance. I was called out for not really tying a knot twice, by little old ladies no less. THE GOOD NEWS - You can get instructions for Slydini''''s real knots out there, either in Slydini''''s own writings, or through at least one DVD (I don''''t know who produces it). Slydini''''s technique uses real, and common knots, so you can even have a spectator tie the cloths. And the cloths are what are worth it with this set. Sliding recommended the use of a parachute fabric called ''''ripstop,'''' and while this isn''''t quite that, these are good quality cloths, that work the trick, and are at least half the price of other real ''''ripstop'''' handkerchiefs on the market. Now that I know the real technique, the knotted silks is a mainstay of my close up and table hopping act, and gets great reactions. So, get this for the cloths, but keep looking for the method, the one included is not worth it.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Trey P from UT.