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Topic: Hot Rod
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Sep 30, 2003 12:39AM)
I love the Hot Rod. It's simplicity makes it the great trick it is.

I saw a performance with it where the performer did the standard color change (paddle), and that was great. I soon mastered all that, but he added one final sleight that I have yet to figure out.

At the end of the trick, he rubbed his hands together (with, supposedly, the Hot Rod in them) and then he showed me his empty hands.

I can't figure this out. Help!
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Sep 30, 2003 07:10PM)
I would tell how he did it, but I can't because I did not see it. It's possible he did a RP or used a V.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Oct 1, 2003 11:19AM)
Possibly a "pivot" vanish, or...

(Can't think of the name) The vanish done with the Color Changing Knives (Routine Manipulation II)...

Doug
Message: Posted by: MacGyver (Oct 1, 2003 06:25PM)
Or he could have used the E. vanish :)
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Oct 1, 2003 07:57PM)
He put it in his sock! Ok... Just a guess.

Seriously, if you dig the Hotrod, I strongly suggest Gem Busters. It's a Hotrod routine that starts out like usual, then you smash the rod into a cube shape, then roll it into a ball and then smash the ball into a coin shape. Then you can do all sorts of coin type sleights with this shape. It's a hoot! I swear.
Message: Posted by: BroDavid (Oct 2, 2003 12:50PM)
And another totally different Hot Rod is Shattered from Wolf's Magic, an advertiser here.

I used to make Hot Rods for Hampton Ridge Magic, and probably personally have more of various styles and sizes and shapes than most. But Shattered takes the Paddle Move concept to another plane.

BroDavid
Message: Posted by: MagicAndBlackjack (Oct 2, 2003 01:10PM)
Maybe used a topit or a pull.
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Oct 20, 2003 03:38PM)
Thanks everyone.
He was good, and I think that is why I am so baffled. I will work on it some more.
Message: Posted by: Renegade (Nov 3, 2003 12:10AM)
I have seen a hot rod vanish done with a pull that worked well. Nice finish and avoids the examination of the rod. :bluebikes:
Message: Posted by: rlk7 (Nov 5, 2003 03:30PM)
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On 2003-10-01 20:57, Firedice27 wrote:
He put it in his sock! Ok... Just a guess.

Seriously, if you dig the Hotrod, I strongly suggest Gem Busters. It's a Hotrod routine that starts out like usual, then you smash the rod into a cube shape, then roll it into a ball and then smash the ball into a coin shape. Then you can do all sorts of coin type sleights with this shape. It's a hoot! I swear.
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That sounds really cool. By the way, the hotrod is the trick that got me into magic. One kid showed it to me and it got me hooked. To laymen it looks like pure magic.

I saw the demo for Shattered and I have to say that I am impressed. I think paddle tricks are very cool because you can practice the paddle move anytime. You can practice with a pencil, popsicle stick, anything... :)
Message: Posted by: Daniel Faith (Nov 8, 2003 12:46PM)
I am thinking Topit for a Hot Rod vanish.
Could use a wooden cig pull.
Message: Posted by: kihei kid (Nov 9, 2003 07:16AM)
My guess is he never had the hotrod to begin with, it was an illusion all along. :wow:
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Nov 9, 2003 10:52AM)
Firedice27,

Ingenious idea!! Clear-view Hot Rod, combined with Gem Busters...I have now done that...

Thanks! You've just given me a reason to break these out once again! Wow, a whole new lease on life for these classics!

Another reason I love this Café...!

Doug
Message: Posted by: Frankm6 (Mar 29, 2004 10:41PM)
What's the best hotrod? Is the brass one that you can examine any good?
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Mar 30, 2004 12:54AM)
I saw the brass hotrod from the audience perspective and I was fooled! Perhaps for the vanish he used a shimmed hotrod w/ a raven!
Message: Posted by: Geoff Weber (Mar 30, 2004 11:15AM)
Any Hot Rod can be examined if you say in your patter you will only change one side...
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Mar 30, 2004 12:43PM)
This was an old thread resurrected :lol: Since then I have found out plenty of methods to ditch the Hot Rod. Turned out pretty well as well.
Message: Posted by: prospero (Apr 1, 2004 07:00PM)
He could have been lapping it... There are a few magicians who do a sort of sucker/lapping vanish to finish off a hot rod routine...
Message: Posted by: swatchel-omi (Apr 1, 2004 07:14PM)
The old pencil behind the ear vanish would look good.

Joe H
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Apr 5, 2004 06:08PM)
Maybe he pulled a Houdini and hid it under his tongue.
Message: Posted by: bkowkabany (Apr 13, 2004 01:49PM)
Probably a pull or maybe a Raven.

I believe Daytona Magic invented the Hot Rod. Check out their site.
Message: Posted by: GavinK (Apr 21, 2004 02:48PM)
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On 2004-03-30 13:43, Astinus wrote:
This was an old thread resurrected :lol: Since then I have found out plenty of methods to ditch the Hot Rod. Turned out pretty well as well.


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Hey if you know of a good method, share with us...
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Apr 21, 2004 09:46PM)
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On 2004-04-13 14:49, bkowkabany wrote:
I believe Daytona Magic invented the Hot Rod. Check out their site.
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I don't believe so. Not unless they have been selling them since the 1960's. I don't think they have been in business that long.