Important Time-Line: This set was one of the original sets crafted by George Milward!
Towards the end of 2009, George Millward made a total of 17 Chinese Stick sets which sold out within a few weeks. Unfortunately, this project was more work than George anticipated, and it interfered with his magic performing career, so he told us that we could make them instead.
Comes with bag and original box, and original instructions.
Effect: The performer shows two sticks together in his left hand, each containing tassels attached to the end of a string. It would seem that both sticks are connected, because when the magician pulls down on one tassel the other one goes up, and vice-versa. To prove that the sticks are not connected, the performer separates them at one end; and yet, he is still able to pull one tassel down, while making the other tassel travel upwards. To further prove that the sticks are not connected, the magician completely separates them, and even while disconnected, the tassels keep going up and down mysteriously through the sticks.
The “Chinese Sticks” is a timeless piece of classic magic. There have been many different styles of sticks in the market, and numerous routines have been published in the magic literature. Each performer adds has his or her unique touch to this effect. When it is well presented, this can be quite an entertaining piece of magic.
Our sticks have the following characteristics:
They measure 11.5″ long. This length allows the performer to put them in his jacket pocket, making the trick more practical to carry around. The tassels are quite long as well. We chose yellow on the main sticks for visibility. Yellow is one of the most visible colors on stage when seen from a distance. What makes these sticks special and superior to many models, is that both the tubing and the weights are made out of brass. Brass has a lower coefficient of friction, and it is heavier than other metals.
Each stick contains a hollow screw on the back that allows you to attach a dummy string and seemingly connect two sticks together. In his routine, Roy Benson “exposes” the connection in the back of the sticks, and to prove that they can be disconnected, he asks an audience member to take a pair of scissors and cut the string.