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Best Ever Knots Off Silk (BEKOS)

$50.00
  • Great for audience participation
  • Easy to perform
  • Resets quickly
  • Can be performed parlor or stage

This is indeed the Best Ever Knots Off Silk

NEW VERSION with 24" silk and improved instructions.

You take a silk and tie a knot in it...
then slide the knot off the silk.

This can be repeated again and again!

At the end the silk is shown to have 3 large holes in it! Surefire laughs!

You can even have an audience member help tie the knot and even slide it off the silk.

  • Great for audience participation
  • Easy to perform
  • Resets quickly
  • Can be performed parlor or stage
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Customer Reviews

  • the BEST method....

    5 Stars

    Thank you Jeff for reintroducing John Blake's method of Pavel's "Knots Off Silks". This really is the BEST for method and is simple enough in handling allowing all energy to be saved for presentation. The effect itself has been successful in my shows with both children and adults alike - I love it.
    Lee Alex

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  • A great investment in your career!

    5 Stars

    BEKOS is not only a great piece of Magic, it is a great investment in your career. This is no exaggeration or hype.
    When studying with Jeff, he suggested the piece for me. I took his advice, worked on it, and BEKOS now holds a permanent spot in all my stand up and platform magic shows.
    I love and respect the routine, for I learn something new about it every time I perform it, AND it never misses a wonderful response with all audiences.
    What more could you ask for?!
    Forget that next silly card trick; INVEST in BEKOS!

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  • A great looking piece of magic!

    5 Stars

    What can I say about Jeff McBrides (BEKOS)
    Best Ever Knotts Of Silk.
    I have been using this effect in my act for the past 12 Months. 273 shows and it has gone down very very well with the audiences.
    It has everything. I play it a little bit comedic tongue in cheek with some beautiful music. And then at the End a killer funny climax.
    I've also got a spare it's that good.
    If you want a great looking piece of magic in your show then get BEKOS.
    Thank you Jeff.
    --Jimmy Carlo

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  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Paul Romanhy from VANISH Magazine's review of BEKOS

    5 Stars

    I first started performing Knots Of Silk about 20 years ago and it was a part of my opening Chaplin act for a very long time. The only reason I stopped performing it was because the silks got worn and I lost the ‘knots.’ I never got around to replacing it. Having performed it for so long I thought it would be impossible to see a version that actually fooled me! Was I mistaken! Jeff McBride has released a version that not only fooled me but also added some really nice presentational touches that I think will make this become a classic again. As for me, I now have two because it’s going BACK in to the act.

    The knots off silk has long been a classic although very rarely seen. The effect was created in the 1970s by Pavel and then passed on to Daune Lafflin who shared John Blake’s methodology with Jeff McBride who has now released it with permission.

    You receive a 24” red silk with three special knots. The knots themselves have some type of foam inside which makes them so much easier to use. All you need to do is cut out one, two or three holes in the silk depending on how many knots you want to have come off the silk.

    The effect is you tie a knot in the silk and then it slides off, you can do this once, twice or three times. Once the knots have all come off you then show three holes in the silk.

    The handling in this version is very clever because you actually do see a knot being tied and formed. Suddenly and visibly the knot slides off making it impossible to see how it could have worked. Even after practicing it I still fool myself in the mirror when I look at it.

    There is something comical about this routine and it plays just as well for kids as it does or adults. When you look at it there is actually quite a bit of magic happening. They see a knot being tied, then it slides and finally it comes off. The kicker is a hole has now appeared in the silk. It has a natural comic ending that always gets a laugh and for my character as Chaplin is the perfect ending.

    With this you receive typed instructions as well as a link to an in-depth video tutorial which shows various handlings including a basic version and a slightly more advanced. I went straight to the advanced version because it isn’t that difficult to learn.

    BEKOS is definitely the BEST EVER KNOTS OFF SILK that I have ever seen, and with the addition of the new handling it now makes it even more magical. This packs small and plays big, can be performed anytime during your show and is of a very high quality material.

    You will also get to see a wonderful performance of this filmed at the Magic Castle by Abigail McBride. Here you will see how impossible this really looks as you see the knots tied and then slide off. It’s a very strong performance of this routine showing how much more you can get from it rather than the old ‘throw’ away many used to perform it. Of course Jeff and Abigail have added their own touches which you will learn about in the download.

    There really isn’t more praise for any trick I review than to say it’s going in to my professional act. It is very rare that I say this when reviewing, but to be fooled by something I used to perform due to new handling and wanting to add it back in to my act is the highest praise possible from me.

    THIS IS VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    a visually stunning effect that packs small and plays big.

    5 Stars

    BEKOS is one of those rare pieces of magic that has it all. It is easy to learn and simple to perform. The method is infallible and always under the magician’s control. It is a visually stunning effect that packs small and plays big. It can be presented in a number of different ways. It can be used as a stand-alone effect or as part of a longer routine. BEKOS has been a part of my magic show since I acquired it and is always a real audience pleaser.

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  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Easy and Stunning!

    5 Stars

    This is very easy to perform but is visually stunning. Tie a simple knot and then it slides off. Once you tie the knot - and you can have people test it is not a slip knot - and then they can slide it right off.
    Saw this effect at a Jeff McBride lecture and he showed us how to do it in 15 minutes. The video has some different handlings.
    Simple and effective. What more can you ask for?

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