This Visible Block Penetration is another great effect from Gerlitz. Although I have always liked this effect, I thought that other versions had cumbersome handlings (especially the block substitute part). This Gerlitz item has significant improvements to make an easy and more deceptive performance. I also like the idea of having a 5-side shell. The apparatus is beautifully decorated with clear & thorough instructions. Being away from the apparatus when the block penetration is done really makes this look very magical. This is the way a magic effect should look. In summary, I think it may be the best item that Gerlitz has built so far. Looking forward to future Gerlitz releases!!
This is another great item from Richard Gerlitz. The beautiful Art Nouveau design makes this apparatus look like an antique mirror instead of magic apparatus. The detailed instructions with photos make the set-up easy. After learning the initial set-up, future set-ups can be done quickly. I was pleased to see the silk dissolve into the glass perfectly and silently. As with all Gerlitz items, there is great attention to detail and all works perfectly. In summary, another outstanding Gerlitz item!
I Just received the "Sea-Ling’s Orb of Truth" and the item is fabulous!!! The apparatus is beautiful and excellent engineering makes this very deceptive. I think that Richard Gerlitz will go down in magic history as one of the most innovative (if not the most innovative) magic builder. His items are so much different than from other craftsman. I think that other magic builders are judged on how nice the woodwork is on a die box. However, the die box is a very old effect. Thus, Richard Gerlitz creates completely new effects or enhances an old idea so much that it becomes a new piece. I look forward to his future items!