This is Slydini's version of the Silk in the Apple. He told me he performed it on Cuba television in the 1950's. When he walked through the streets of Havana people recognized him and came up to saying "The apple... the apple...".
1st edition 2005; 9 pages.
The lessons here are the Slydini's approach to handling the device that makes the routine possible, the head, hand movement, which is the same movement he used in his Paper Balls Over The Head, and his Helicopter Card. This routine will give the student a greater insight into the natural mechanics of the hand, how those natural mechanics can be exploited in a magical context. It is another powerful lesson in the use of the eyes as a misdirective tool.
All that is required is an apple, which has been cored out prior to the performance, a paper napkin(s) to cover the apple, a ribbon silk or a serpent silk, and that certain device most magicians have two or three of. This routine employs an impromptu assistant so there is plenty of opportunity for entertaining interaction.
This manuscript includes photographs and an instructional video clip.
word count: 2054 which is equivalent to 8 standard pages of text