Review by Alan Lycett for Master's Close-Up Table by Arlen Studio

Review by Alan Lycett for Master's Close-Up Table by Arlen Studio
Review by Alan Lycett for Master's Close-Up Table by Arlen Studio
5 out of 5

Masters close up table

I am from England and managed to obtain one of the tables from U.K. dealer, wanted something special for my 50th birthday and it really is special.

Can’t put the thing down and continually finding unbelievable things
to do with it by experimenting.

So if you want something special plus good looks get one of these

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Review by George Guerra for Mystic Tubes of Sea-Ling by Richard Gerlitz

Review by George Guerra for Mystic Tubes of Sea-Ling by Richard Gerlitz
Review by George Guerra for Mystic Tubes of Sea-Ling by Richard Gerlitz
5 out of 5

Newton’s Nightmare OUTDONE!

Richard Gerlitz has the ability to study a standard effect or idea, see the potential, and take it to that next level. He embellishes it with markedly improved quality props and a patter that makes sense to the magic. He did this with an interesting effect called "Hydro Die". The method was a great concept but it just seemed awkward to have a die in a column of water. Richard re-invented this effect with the release of "Lead to Gold" and the result was entertaining and smooth flowing magic.

Well, Richard has done the same with "Newton’s Nightmare". This effect was released in a deluxe version by Wellington Enterprise, followed by a simpler cheap prop on the market. Both were made in aluminum. Paul Green also released "Field Sobriety Test" based on the same idea. Now, we have the Gerlitz touch and what I believe is the ultimate version of this effect.

First, the props are a joy. Two, not one, 6-inch solid brass tubes are used. The diameter is 5/8 inch and the wall thickness is over 1/16 inch around. These are definitely not flimsy metal tubes but hefty well-machined props. The tubes are polished and decorated with black banding at each end and a center Oriental dragon design as pictured. They are a beauty to own and use.

One always hears that presentation is the key to any magic performance. Well, Richard uses the idea of Ying and Yang, represented by each tube to validate the magic. Apart, the tubes are "normal" but bring the tubes together and in unity the magic occurs as the steel ball warps the law of gravity. I like the acrobatic interplay between the two tubes as shown on Richard’s video demonstration. The slow falling ball is "caught" in the second tube held below. The action is repeated several times, in a sort of a loop, with reversing the tubes till the performer eventually decides to catch the ball in the palm. Separate the tubes and gravity becomes normal again, the harmony of Ying and Yang broken. What a great routine! Here is another winner and probably the nicest of his "affordable" releases to date.

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Review by Andy Martin for Gypped Again by Roy Miller, Ray Piatt

Review by Andy Martin for Gypped Again by Roy Miller, Ray Piatt
Review by Andy Martin for Gypped Again by Roy Miller, Ray Piatt
5 out of 5

Maybe the Best Gypped?

I’ve always loved the method behind the Gypped line of effects and believe this particular package could be the best!

It’s small and neat with instant reset and you get to predict two symbols one after the other.

Great props, easy to do with no messy nail writers or any other kind of writer.

A great idea and a real fooler!

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Vincent P. DiCamillo

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It makes me smile.

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