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Chance Wolf
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No photos until it is complete...which will be as soon as I possibly can Smile
Hang in there!
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Steve Hart
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This topic was brought to my attention therefore I am giving you my side of the story.

I did not ripp-off Jim Gerrish. When I created my burnt shoe routine I knew nothing of Gerrish’s published idea in Genii Magazine. It was my idea of a “burnt bill routine” for kids. It is simple…I came up with the idea on my own. I did not steal the idea.

When I built my box….I did borrow the box design from George Kimmery of Chalet Magic’s Doves to Rabbit. When George saw me perform the trick he asked me for the rights to make it…I said “Yes” after all he knew how to make the box. I had already added the flash pot, sound effects and the smoke alarm.

George named it “Wiz Kote” thinking it sounded like a sonic shoe cleaner. Yes I agree the word Wiz was a strange coincidence.

But please explain when Chalet started making Wiz Kote and ran the ad in Magic Magazine…..why did no one tell me or George about Gerrish version?

When “Wiz Kote” became popular someone showed me the Genii article with Gerrish’s idea. It was just this last year I heard he was selling the effect.

Jim Steinmeyer also came up with the same idea for Lance Burton’s show but once he found out Chalet was selling my “Wiz Kote” he asked me for permission to create his own version for the show. Lance performed that trick on his second TV special.

The truth is two magicians came up with a similar trick without either knowing of the other until years later.
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Kevinr
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I am still waiting for a Kablammo (or something bigger and better) for my rabbit to appear!
Potty the Pirate
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This puts the history of the burnt shoe into a better perspective. Thanks for your post Steve. As I mentioned above, Jim Gerrish's plans are for sale for something like $5. You can download them in moments, and there is a whole routine. Surely anyone making such a large investment in a Wiz-Kote, Dirt Eradicator, or Sneeker Tweeker, would be crazy not to invest a further few meagre dollars, to get more ideas, and to better understand the effect.
That way, Jim Gerrish would at least be recognised as first coming up with the idea of burning a shoe.
I don't think it's just a coincidence - it's common for many people to have similar ideas at about the same time.
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Potty,

My thoughts exactly . . .
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Hey Chance!

Can't wait to see the Premiere of the "SNEEKER TWEEKER" TOMORROW at MAGIC:LIVE!!!!!

=Frank=
The Early Bird may get the Worm, but it's the SECOND Mouse that gets the CHEESE!!!



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Frank,

Again...I hate you.

Kidding, of course. Steal 2 from Chance and send me one.

Steve
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I thought I read at one point Chance was also going to debut the ST on his website on August 16th as well? now I cannot find that in this thread, maybe that changed?
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On 2009-08-15 21:56, Stevethomas wrote:
Frank,

Again...I hate you.

Kidding, of course. Steal 2 from Chance and send me one.

Steve


*haha* I know you Love Me Steve!

I will report on the "Sneeker Tweeker" as soon as I get back to my hotel room tomorrow night!

=Frank=
The Early Bird may get the Worm, but it's the SECOND Mouse that gets the CHEESE!!!



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Frank - What about Hypnosis? Use Hypnosis to put Chance under and grab THREE!
(I just hate being left out!)

Brad
As the Frogs say "Times Fun when you're having Flies" Smile
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Make it 4 please!

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I saw the drawings for the prototype, and it looked great. Can't wait to see the pictures...

Ken
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I visited with Chance tonight at his booth here at Magic:LIVE and he is actually STILL finishing the Prototype in his HOTEL ROOM! He will start the live demos on it starting Tuesday morning!

I'll report back then!

=Frank=
The Early Bird may get the Worm, but it's the SECOND Mouse that gets the CHEESE!!!



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magicone
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CRAP! - Frank video phone it would you! Smile
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And the suspense continues on.......
As the Frogs say "Times Fun when you're having Flies" Smile
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Yeah, no pressure or anything Smile
Bernie Balloons
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I feel like I am waiting for Christmas morning but when I go to the tree I got nothing
Bernie Balloons
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This is the longest Tuesday of my life
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I thought Chance was suppose to update the website as well so that we could order online.

Shouldn't this be released now at Magic Live?
magicmanfrank
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O.K. Gang the time has arrived!!!

Chance Premiered the "Sneeker Tweeker" tonight!

Now, because of the regulations on the Trade show floor & the hotel, he was not able to do the entire routine as he was told that he could not use the smoke effect that is so vital to the whole routine! However I was able to go over EVERY single feature and function of this new prop and without a doubt, Chance has a New WINNER!!!


It is Solid as a rock, has lots of great gizmos & gadgets that everyone has come to expect from the Wacky Wolf Line, *AND* because of some terrific brainstorming here it will have even MORE great ideas added to it before they are oficially produced!

The greatest feature to this is that this is indeed a ONE MAN OPERATION!

NO assistant is needed to help with the dirty work of getting rid of the borrowed shoe! Everything happens right in front of you with no box covering!!!

VERY CLEVER!!!

I took some photos with my iPhone, but I cannot upload them on my laptop here at the hotel. If you would like to see them I can email them to you if you PM me your email address, though.

Any further questions?

=Frank=
The Early Bird may get the Worm, but it's the SECOND Mouse that gets the CHEESE!!!



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