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How Sweet It Is!
|Of all of Diamond Jim's latest effects, I
think this one is possibly the most commercial and strongest of the bunch.
years ago I developed a signed coin in playing card, but Diamond Jim's routine is much
bolder: a signed coin appears inside a sealed package of Sweet and Low which has been on
the table since the inception of the effect.
This routine is very well thought out. Diamond Jim has you vanish a signed coin
early in your show and then forget about it. Then, as an after thought at the end of your
performance, you ask someone sitting at the table to hand you a bunch of sealed Sweet and
Low packages from the table. You pick one, tear it open, and cleanly pour out their signed
coin into their hand. And it's all examinable.
This is too, too incredible. Anyone can perform this with a minimum amount of
practice. All you need to know is how to vanish a coin and follow Jim's simple
instructions and patter.
|This is Jay's handling of the pencil
through dollar bill. While he explains various folding and performing techniques in one of
his videos, this brief manuscript is a very focused and simple explanation on how to do
perform this very visual and stunning effect.
What makes this different
is that Jay applies a signed Post-It note to the center of the bill before puncturing the
bill with the pencil. This element of personalization really helps drive the impossibility
of the illusion home.
The bill and Post-It note are unprepared and both may be examined (or even
borrowed actually) before and after the effect.
May even be done surrounded if performed carefully. Great for trade shows and
table-hopping, and probably useful with getting the tip.
|This may be another
example of read the description very carefully before purchasing as this effect may not be
for everyone, and you may confuse it for another effect by its appearance.
There are lots of effects ending with a signed bill appearing in a
locked plastic frame. This one is an inverse of the typical effect.
Here you show a bill locked in the frame in the beginning
of the effect. You then ask a spectator to sign it through a small hole in the frame.
You then borrow a bill from the spectator, sign it
yourself, and place both their bill and the frame under a handkerchief.
Immediately, you withdraw their signed bill from the
locked frame (no tears -- their signature), and your signed bill is now trapped and locked
within the frame.
It sounds better on paper, I think, and that's why I
purchased it. The reality may be somewhat less startling to you and the audience. No skill
|This one is worth a
look. You vanish a ring or another small object and immediately make it appear in a sealed
The interesting part here is
that it takes about 30 seconds to unscrew the damn box, and this adds to the magical
mystery of the effect.
The box is well-made and has many uses. No skill required,
but you will need to work on the handling to build up the required speed of performance
which helps sell the impossibility of the effect.
colored casino chips change into two English pennies and all is examinable at end of
No real surprises
here like in video
poker games, just well-engineered
chips which do all the work for you. Difficult to reset. Suggested handling needs work.
The Magic Connection
|Finely made set of
brass coins which allow you to perform a series of color changes in the hands of the
spectator, and it's totally examinable.
|Has gone up in
price substantially over the years, but it is also much better manufactured than 10 years
turned wood props, but firing gimmick is difficult to load and not surefire for coin
Manufacturer supplies half a
tongue depressor to set spring devices. This makes an otherwise wonderfully crafted
illusion look shoddy.
Surely, he can supply something better than a broken ice
|Bill in Pen
|Another pen trick.
Handling needs work, but illusion is very interesting and well thought out.
Pen looks a little suspicious.
|A badly machined
coin with six magnets which does not even come close to a levitation. False advertising.
Danger, Will Robinson!
Updated 1/14/98! See
Walt's rebuttal here. Appreciate the
email, but I stick to my original comments.
Peerless Nest of Boxes
vanishes and reappears in a nest of brass boxes.
made and nicely machined. Loading gimmick works well.