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Mini Pom-Pom by Mikame Craft

(c. 2006) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

The Pom-Pom Prayer Stick was invented by Louis Histed and published in his book The Magic of Louis S. Histed c. 1947 as the effect Papyrus (pg 55). The effect was made famous and very popular by the great Ali Bongo (William Oliver Wallace: 1829-2009). You can read more details about the origins here. It is really a beautiful effect full of comedy and mystery.

This version of the classic Pom-Pom Prayer Stick effect looks good but in does not work very well and the pom-poms are poorly weighted which can cause the strings to get caught as they pass through each side.

If you are looking for a mini Pom-Pom then you should look for the Boo Boo Bar released by Ickle Pickle, which looks better and works much more smoothly too.

Effect: You have a length of tube with a piece of cord passing thru each end. Different colored, Pom Poms are attached to each end of the cord. The pieces of cord are pulled back and forth thru the rod to prove the cords are unconnected. but just to confuse the audience, the magician pulls one cord out to double its original length, making the cord on the other end go up. From then on, whichever end the performer pulls it will become a long cord on its own, giving the impression that there are at least six cords.

With limitless and comic variation, the magician repeatedly pulls on the ends until the audience becomes completely bewildered. Then the great climax – unexpectedly you make both cords long, then pull the tube apart to show there is no connection between the cords (this amazes the audience and they show it!) Slip the two halves back together again, and to show the audience that you have a miracle in your hands, resume pulling the cords as before, and take a well deserved bow.

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Approx. Price: $28.00 (2001) ***

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1 review for Mini Pom-Pom by Mikame Craft

  1. Grant Walsh

    Very Disappointing Compared to Mikame’s Usual Standards

    First, this is properly known as a "mini" pom pom pole because it is practically pocket-sized. Though some may find this to be a benefit, I think it distracts from the trick because the performer has to fumble with awkward reaches to perform the trick. Additionally, the pom poms are poorly weighted, which causes the strings to get caught as they pass through the holes at each end of the pole. I own tons of Mikame Craft props because I consider them to be collector quality items. Unfortunately, this product may look good, but it operates very poorly. With a few modifications, it may work better (drilling bigger holes and adding weights to the pom poms). But for the price, it should work perfect out of the box. Pass this one by.

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