When Alan Warner puts his mind to it his micro magic is quite exquisite. This effect is very beautiful to look at and the method is clever. Bascially its a simple clean prediction of the spectator choosing one of the 6 symbols. Great props and convincing method!
This is pretty sweet … I almost sold it a while back, then got it out and realised how much fun it is! You start off by showing a deck of cards all different and having one chosen and lost back in the pack. Then you take some of the cards and stick them all over the wooden board.
You give the gun to a spectator to load and then start spinning the board, firing the gun as it spins. The card that is hit is there card!
Now, having shown how real the gun is you can move into the next feature: have the gun loaded again. Blow up a balloon and give the gun to the spectator to aim at the balloon – that is held in your mouth by your teeth. They shoot, the balloon pops and in your teeth is the feather dart!
Wow! This is fun after all! From the now defunct magic hands.
Though it’s pure magic that you actually receive product from Howard Hale, his props are top notch. The Card Box is done in beautiful woods with an inlaid trim. The gaff is not magnetic, making this version ideal for the working table magician. Not having to reset a magnetic gaff is sometimes very nice!
IF you can get your hands on one of these babies, DO IT! I purchased mine several years ago in an old magic shop. I would have paid more for the prop, but got it as a bargain of just under $300.00. Its working is sheer mechanical genious. Though some magicians may not like the set-up time involved, it’s something that I overlook, for the impact of the effect is strong. This one is kept in my living room and shown to our guests when the urge to perform something very different strikes!
I bought 2 of these! The intention was to sell one of them. No way! Both will stay in my collection. You will not find a better fountain anywhere on the market! If you see one in action, you’ll agree. I only wish there were more products made as well as this one!
This is one of the great effects created by the sadly departed Ben Stone. He was a great guy and a great inventor. This is one of his more novel effects with a surprise ending where there is actually a hole in the domino.
Great stuff. Its sad he’s not around to chat any more.
Jay Leslie has a real winner on his hands – these coins are truly beautiful. You aren’t afraid of bending these babies! They shine great and the gimmick really allows for a truely impressive version of this tried old chestnut. Yes you have to learn a few basic moves, but heck sometimes you have to put some effort into our art.
Very nice job Jay – keep me on your mailing list for more!
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