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Chink-A-Chink by Jim Riser(c. 2009) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Whit (Pop) Haydn owned the antique Chink-a-Chink that belonged to Dai Vernon and he first went to Encore Magic (Chris Reesman) to get exact copies made for sale c. 2006. However, when these were sold a few years later Whit teamed up with Jim Riser to make an even more improved model which is this set featured here.
Effect: One very nice set of chink-a-chink, indeed! This is a classic effect that has piqued my interest for years. I own the Tony Van Rhee set among others, but this new solid brush brass weight set by Jim Riser is simply amazing. The team of Jim Riser and Whit Haydn has come up with a remarkable set of chink-a-chink that brings both beautiful craftsmanship and ease of performance to this effect. I am not kidding…the moves with this well designed set just seems so smoother and easier than any I have worked in the past.
The shell is very sturdy and subtle. It will fit perfectly on any of the four solid pieces in the set … no more fumbling for the right one. Again, the size, look, and weight makes for easy grasp and the addition of the weight measure at the top of each piece, including the shell, is fantastic for the story line. The shell, alone, can be seen in the first image at the forefront and a shelled piece stands to the left of a regular piece in the second image.
The DVD is well shot and the routine clearly explained. The story line about the Chinese weights and the Old West con men is a great patter for the set. The DVD concludes with a even more fascinating routine by Ed Parrish. Overall, a lovely set and well recommended.
Approx. Price: $150.00 (2009) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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