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daffydoug
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I own a D' lite, and I think it is pretty cool, but I once red a post that the things are overexposed, and sold in every cheap magic shop that exists.

I took it with a grain of salt, but just a couple days ago, it hit me between the eyes when a guy at work said to me " Hey! I have a friend who went to _____ magic shop, and he bought one of those things that you wear on your thumb and it lights up!"
I felt with my hand inside my pocket and felt mt D'lite resting there, and I thought to myself "Oh well. (sigh....")

Do you guys also think they are over-exposed?
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Glenn Godsey
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Well, look at it this way: 99.5 % of the people you encounter have never seen or heard of the D'Lite. Don't worry about it. Some magicians have given up on one of their greatest devices, the thumbtip, because of this sort of thinking. But when I do the old silk appearing, disappearing, and reappearing for laymen (with some long practiced covering moves), they are almost all flabbergasted and astonished. I first saw this done by J.B. Bobo in about 1953 and I don't think I have ever seen a more astonishing trick.

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That could happen with several gimmicks.
Almost any beginner's magic set has a thumbtip in it, as well as (possibly) linking rings, ball & vase, penetration frame, money printer, shell coins, etc.

How many kids got a magic set for their birthday, or the holidays, but never really got into it, with, eventually, the set getting sold at a yard sale or thrown away ? Many of them will probably remember some of those gimmicks as they grow older.
Sure, some will totally forget it all too. Not all of them though.
Nobody I know personally knows about D'Lites. I've fooled people at work in broad daylight (not fluorescent lighting, though, the d'lite is too dark for my skin for that). One co-worker asked, "Does that light just fold flat ??" She had no idea.
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David Bilan
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I was turned off (pardon the pun) after watching a mall magic kiosk demonstrate them (actually, a young fella did the work; the kiosk just sat there). Poor performance spoiled the illusion. I figured anyone at the mall had seen the deed done wrong and wrote off buying it. A few months ago a friend used it at an event and killed the audience.

Presentation makes all the difference.
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tbaer
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Muhammed Ali used to do a silk vanish with a thumbtip and then explained how he did it. They have clips on TV showing him do it. If you perform the same trick with a good presentation, I doubt if anyone will know how you did it.
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On 2005-06-02 01:20, djbilan wrote:
I was turned off (pardon the pun) after watching a mall magic kiosk demonstrate them (actually, a young fella did the work; the kiosk just sat there).

Presentation makes all the difference.


Somebody should tell that kiosk Smile
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