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 Post subject: Swallowing a Balloon
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:32 am 
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Do you guys think that this trick is to bad to do for 11 year olds.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:35 am 
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yes. They can try to imitate you and without knowing the secret wind up choking.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:45 am 
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Sorry, but just a quick question, for the swaloowing balloons, is there a gimmick that needs made? Or when you buy something that teaches it to you
is there no gimmick?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:17 am 
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Magic_Matts wrote:
Sorry, but just a quick question, for the swaloowing balloons, is there a gimmick that needs made? Or when you buy something that teaches it to you
is there no gimmick?

Buy Geek Magic, you'll find out.

And personally, 10 is usually the minimum age I do balloon swallowing for. Any age under 10, I wouldn't even consider it, however usually 10-11 and up, I might(not that I even perform it much anymore).


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I wouldn't for any kid show, ten years old or not. Kids at any age will do stupid things that they see. I hope that you carry lots of insurance because if a kid does try it and ends up in the emergence room Mom and Dad will come looking for you.
There's just too many safe things that you could do without putting yourself out on a limb like that.
If you are worried about it enough to come on here and ask, it's not worth it. Listen to your gut on things like this.


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NONONONONONO!!!

I do this trick, but would NEVER ( I repeat) NEVER do this for a group of children EVER!!!!.

I usually do not disagree with tricks like mouth coils and stuff for children...but this one is definately a NONO! You honestly should have known better than to ask the question!


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For 11 year olds? Come on, they're not gonna stick them in their mouth, they shouldn't be that dumb. If they are, I wouldn't even be performing for 'em. :roll:


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Actually, ballons and hot dogs are the two biggest killers of children and when either one gets into a windpipe, it's a death sentence.

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 Post subject: Re: Swallowing a Balloon
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 12:07 pm 
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cardman15 wrote:
Do you guys think that this trick is to bad to do for 11 year olds.


Generally speaking, I avoid doing effects for children which can be dangerous if the child tries to repeat it -- balloon swallowing, rope through neck, pencil up nose, etc. You just never know if some kid might try to mimic you at home. There's more than enough kid-friendly "safe" magic out there.


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You also can NEVER be guaranteed that everyone in attendance will be over the age of ten. How many kids will have younger brothers or sisters that may see it too? You're probably better off avoiding it.


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Yes good point. I also try to avoid doing those things around smaller kids, so I will watch my tricks more carfully now. :wink:
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Why don't you eat razor blades or do the bullet catch insted. :roll:


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mws7020 wrote:
Why don't you eat razor blades or do the bullet catch insted. :roll:


LOL that's a good idea!


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Did you know that over 100 Americans die every year from choking on ballpoint pens?

If they can manage that think how dangerous showing them this would be.


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Only in america...


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