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Acrobatic Fish (Codology) by Viking Mfg.

(c. 1974,2000) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

The Best Monkey Bar! I was always a lover of Acrobatic Silks, which itself was a modification of Tom Sellers’/Ken Allen’s Monkey Bar. However, after seeing Kovari perform the original version c. 1974, I have always preferred it.

This version by Viking c. 2000 is much smaller than Kovari’s original and it makes it all the more amazing when the surpirise kicker ending happens with the two extra “stunt” fish appearing.  Great effect for young and old alike.

Effect: This is one of the best and funniest versions of Ken Allen’s Monkey Bar ever invented.

You begin with one large fish hanging from a cord. You proceed to make the fish jump from one end of the rod to the other. Finally, the obvious solution occurs to your audience, but you’re one step ahead of them, and the fish magically jumps to the middle cord.

As a surprise ending, you take your bow, and when you look again at the stick there are now THREE FISH hanging, one from each cord!

This is so well made, you won’t believe the unit is self-contained. The method is so simple, you’ll be performing this minutes after you receive it.

Finest quality, complete with routine. Each fish measures 9″ long, made of brillient gold lame; the stick is just 1″ in diameter.

U.S. manufacturing rights purchased from G. Kovari.

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Approx. Price: $60.00 (2009) ***

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1 review for Acrobatic Fish (Codology) by Viking Mfg.

  1. AmazingCorbin

    Acrobatic Fish

    This is a wonderful "sucker" type of an effect. I’ve been using it to open my "pirate" themed shows for years, but it works well for all my shows. The effect has you show a fish on a pole that is dangling from a rope, and two other ropes are dangling from the pole as well. You state the fish will jump to another rope and you do it the first couple times by turning the pole around behind your back. the audience sees what your are doing and they go wild. The final time, when everyone thinks they know how it’s done, the fish "jumps" to the middle fishing line. Just when everyone is reacting to the "sucker" moment the kicker ending has 3 fish appear each on the end of each string. This effect is a version of the "monkey bar" trick and is also available with silks.

    The Acrobatic Fish is a well built prop. the fish are bright and shiny and the tube is strong and has a shiny reflective strip on it. I’ve performed it for very large groups and everyone has a clear view of the fish and the pole. Many other effects of this nature are not so visible. After touring with this prop I’ve found keeping a role of double sided sticky tape handy is helpful. After a few heavy summers of 2-3 shows a day sometimes the fish’s googly eyes fall off, or the plugs at the end of the tubes come unstuck. This is from heavy use though, and is not a reflection of the well built prop itself.

    Very bright, visible prop
    Well built, and easily repaired if necessary
    Fish theme makes patter lines easy

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