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Demi Cube by Gimpy’s Magic(c. 2010) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
I’ve owned a number of Cube-a-Libre’s over the years. The biggest problem with the basic trick is there are just too many blocks which takes a long time to perform and gets too confusing for the spectators to follow. Harries’ solution to the problem was to just have one set of 4 blocks with their Crazy Cubes. That was a nice approach, but what Gimpy has done with his Demi Cube is even better.
Firstly, they are made perfectly. The blocks and cover are made of wood and the gimmicks are metal. Each gimmick is covered with flocking material and the base of each cube is too to minimize noise and scratching. Great idea #1.
Secondly, there are only three cubes in each stack – this is much easier to follow, still very magical, and easier to learn and perform. Great idea #2.
Finally, the tube is gimmicked in such away that you can lift up the tube with the gimmicks contained hands free. Once the mechanism is activated the gimmicks are safely locked into place until you free them – this makes the moves much more natural. Great ideas #3.
Effect: Two columns of blocks numbered 1, 2, and 3, are stacked in multiple configurations–backwards, sideways, and in different order–no matter how one column is stacked, the other will instantaneously match it.The design and method are the same as Gimpy’s Old Time Cube a Libre. The cubes are 2 3/4″ square and the tube is 9″ tall. The tube is made of Walnut with a distressed hand-rubbed patina giving it an old-time look.
Approx. Price: $295.00 (2010) ***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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