Finding good craftsmen these days is very hard. The short, but cuddly, Howie at $link(http://www.thetrickery.com/?myaf=9195 target=_blank, The Trickery) has had his fair share of false starts. When he finds a good one, they vanish like the magic effects they produce! But it looks like Howie is back on track with his latest creation. The quality is not quite as good as the Trickery’s Pinnacle: $link(nd=gallery&keywords=j.l..wright&flag=J.L.%20Wright,J.L. Wright) – but it is very close, and for me certainly close enough.
As soon as I received this coin box, I ordered another one straight away – that is how much I like it. I have not found time to review any effects for over a month, but I always find time for quality.
This is basically a card box for coins, but I have not seen another box like it, and believe me I have a lot of little boxes here! I love it! The mechanism works very well and I cannot fault it in anyway. It comes with a bunch of effects, and if you are like me you will order two to add that whole transportation dimension.
Lou Gallo was an expert at leading magicians down the garden path and turning the hose on them. If you are looking for principles that will allow you to fry your fellow magi, this book is an incredible resource.
I first saw this trick on a shelf at the New England Mini Museum of Magic. After returning home, I immediately contacted Mel Babcock to see if it was still available. I now own a simply wonderful piece of magic. It is very simple to work while at the same time, blows your audience away. Get one, you will not be disappointed. The wood work, like all of Mel’s effects, is fantastic.
I am very sorry I purchased this product. Each product description I read spoke of how versatile and easy to use the Super Force Glass is supposed to be. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. First of all, every handling included in the instructions requires you to hide the "powerful secret" at the time of selection by holding the glass around half of its circumference. No given handlings will allow you to offer the glass by holding the stem only (as one retailer is pictured holding it). When offering the glass for billet selection, you are required to either hold the glass at a slight distance from the spectator (so they don’t contact the "powerful secret" when reaching inside), or you actually have to dump some billets from the glass into your hand before you can offer the selection. A more difficult (and very angly) handling is given, which is supposedly better, but let’s just say that not only does the glass still have to be handled around half its circumference, but you will be tenkai palming before and after the force. Not quite "easy as pie" as another retailer stated. The elegance of offering a selection to a spectator from a clear glass is quite appealing. Unfortunately, the Super Force Glass requires suspicious and sometimes even noisy handling which destroys all hope of a natural, elegant performance. The instructions are poorly written. It is also very overpriced for what you receive. I hope this review saves someone some money.
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