This Visible Block Penetration is another great effect from Gerlitz. Although I have always liked this effect, I thought that other versions had cumbersome handlings (especially the block substitute part). This Gerlitz item has significant improvements to make an easy and more deceptive performance. I also like the idea of having a 5-side shell. The apparatus is beautifully decorated with clear & thorough instructions. Being away from the apparatus when the block penetration is done really makes this look very magical. This is the way a magic effect should look. In summary, I think it may be the best item that Gerlitz has built so far. Looking forward to future Gerlitz releases!!
I have scored this trick 5 stars for the simple reason that it’s my trick. Yes, my name is Donal Bergin (not Donald as Supreme Magic advertised it !) and I invented and sold ‘words of Wisdom’ to Supreme Magic in Devon England 22 years ago. I was the tender age of 17 at the time.
I am now retired from professional magic but would be so delighted to know if anyone out there used or is using ‘Words of Wisdom’ in there act.II am living in Dublin Ireland and would love to here from anyone who owns my trick Thank you : [email protected]
This new Gerlitz release has excelled my expectations and squelched some reservations I may have had when I first saw it on Richard’s site. There was no question that the Oriental appearance to the apparatus looked admirable and now that I have it, it is truly beautiful to behold…a real attention getter just seeing it on any surface in the home. Richard does have an eye to design that is quite appealing in his previous releases and Doesn’t Matter is no exception. This world first, self operating block penetration does live up the title.
The workmanship is impeccable and the ALL MECHANICAL method ingenious with close attention to every possible detail (for those fans of fancy gadgets, you will love seeing this in operation over and over). The setup is very easy…worked perfectly smooth the first time I quickly set it up and it is incredibly silent in operation. Now the only reservation I did have was concerning the workability of the black art screen. The illusion does indeed work, even during indoor daylight and up to a few feet from the apparatus. If it fooled my wife, even after I told her the method, it will be a real fooler.
Again, Richard has brought out another winner to his fine line of limited edition magic. The series number is down to only 25 and this is will sell fast. Now, to the next wonder from Richard…
Haenchen designed this Cut & Restored Hank Box back in the late ’30’s. He took the Hathaway version and basically turned it ‘upside-down’, removing the top and back and adding a front door. A great departure from the dark black interior of the original.
Vida Haenchen hand cut the stencils and Fred hand mixed the bronze metal and base to create the paint for the silk-screen process.
The method used is original with Haenchen and is a very clever and deceptive way of performing this effect. Between Haenchen and the Viking versions, approx. 200 were made.
The Floating Table has been a staple of spiritualists and mentalists for over 100 years BUT anyone seeing this version will believe it’s for real!
Losander has taken an idea supplied by Tommy Wonder (the secret gimmick) and has created a magnificent and eerie Floating Table that looks like it is really controlled by the spirits. I can’t say enough about this effect, the quality and the thinking behind this. Add the Box or Candle to this and you have a miracle.
Sadly the thieves have crawled out of the mire and have made CHEAP imitations, not even worthy of being practice tables. Support original thought and treat yourself and your audience to the very best.
There are many Card Fountains but none can rival the quality of the Contento model. Will shoot jumbo cards and poker sized cards. The remote control is state of the art and the unit is now shipped with its own charger at no extra cost. Exclusive distribution by Collectors’ Workshop.
Here is another baffler from Max Krause. I love this effect of Max’s, too, as it has a unique twist that makes it different from any other torn and restored bill effect.
Basically, the magician shows the spectator what looks to be two halves torn from the same dollar bill that he has recently found on the street. However, when he looks more closely at the two halves, he notices that each half has a different serial number. Realizing he has two torn halves of two different dollar bills, he proceeds to try and restore the bills to make one fully restored dollar bill. He folds the two halves a couple of times and then unfolds the bills right in front of the spectator’s eyes. Magically, the two halves have been fully restored into one single dollar bill. The kicker is that the restored dollar bill has two different serial numbers on the bill, the very same numbers that were on each of the two halves previously shown. It’s quite incredible to actually see that the dollar bill has two different serial numbers. Never seen anything like it!
This is fun to perform and really fools the audience. I highly recommend you get this Max Krause effect. You will enjoy carrying this little gem around with you and performing impromptu or in a close up routine.
Here’s another practical effect from Max Krause that starts off simply enough but the kicker ending really blows them away. This is my sort of magic for sure – one more for the Max Krause Strolling Magic Show!
In effect, you ask a spectator to punch holes randomly in a dollar bill – the more the merrier in fact. This alone entertains the audience as they can’t quite believe you want them to punch all the holes in the bill. Once done they fold up the bill and it is placed in a tiny draw string bag that they put in their pocket. Now a card is chosen and lost in the deck. After some byplay you attempt to find their card and tell them if you fail they get to keep the bill (with holes in!). After 3 tries you still have no luck finding the card, so you say they can keep the bill. Now, this is where it gets weird – as they pull the bill out the holes have all rearranged themselves so that they form the name of the chosen card! It is quite unbelievable!
You can choose to let them keep the bill as a perfect souvenir or keep the bill for the next time. What is cool is that you can use this for any card or other message.
Yet another Highly Recommended for performers everywhere!
I was recently told about some great magic that Max Krause at Innovative Deceptions was producing and I was so impressed with his magic that he quickly became one of my featured dealers and inventors. It is rare that I find new material of this caliber and it certainly has me excited.
I’ll be reviewing a bunch of Max’s great magic so stay tuned. This trick is really rather clever – at first glance you’ll think it’s just a version of Tommy Tucker’s Six Card Repeat. But if you dig a little deeper you’ll find a real gem. Firstly it has a very logical storyline for why you are discarding different amounts of cards. Secondly, each time you discard you end up with better and better poker hands. Thirdly you consistently show the cards back and front to have blue backs. Finally, when you end up with the kicker climax of a straight flush the colors of the backs are now red.
The moves are easy and it the whole routine pretty much works itself. It will take some practice to set-up the trick and run through it, but there are no sleights and if you "invest" about an hour you’ll be golden.
This was my first surprise out of Max’s great line of magic, and there are many more to come.
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