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Thru-N-Thru (Painted) (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner(c. 1973) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
(Notice, the video is using the newer teak version but the effect and method is the same. I did not bother doing a Speed Demo because Madison’s video is much better! But I do feel that the original Painted version of this effect is the better version to perform as the colors are more contrasting.)
Leave it to Alan to add a twist to Ed Massey’s masterful creation Ribbon Fantastique. Two, not one, slotted cards are shown, one black and one white. One is freely chosen and both cards placed in the red holder with a large hole. Then a ribbon is threaded through both cards trapping them to each other within the frame. Concentrate and the chosen card is removed from the bindings leaving the other card firmly enclosed in the frame.
What is particularly clever about using two cards instead of one is they add cover to the method and when finished the threaded card can be examined inside the frame and nothing is given away. If you know the standard method you will appreciate this clever addition.
Effect: A spectator is given A FREE CHOICE of either the white or black piece of plastic, both of which are then slipped into the frame. The colored ribbon is threaded backwards and forwards through the four small aligned holes, thus binding the two pieces of plastic securely together; however, in spite of this, as the performer holds the frame in front of him, the spectator is startled to see THE SELECTED PIECE OF PLASTIC slowly rising out of the top of the frame, MYSTERIOUSLY PENETRATING THE RIBBON which is still threaded through the piece of plastic remaining in the frame.
The design of Thru ‘N’ Thru allows the props to be examined and makes the effect simple to work.
Approx. Price: $350.00 (2020) ***
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