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Yes you do get a special something in a tube, (actually it's more in the form of a pen) I don't think it's a real secret or there'd be any reason not to name it here, but since you've been careful I won't name it either now! I'll PM you a link, not very hard to find, but I think you need to know the exact name of it.
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Got your PM Cosmo. Thanks for the info!
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The Special stuff is completely covered on the DVD.
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On 2010-10-15 00:54, tdowell wrote:
An earlier version of this was produced by Magic Wagon and was called the "Black Box Mystery". The method is identical, however the Lightning Box adds technical improvements to the gimmick and provides you with dvd instructions and preparation materials, which the Black Box did not. The Lightning Box is also slightly larger allowing for an extra item like the poker chip, and, it is less awkward to handle than the old Black Box (which is no longer available).

Tdowell, you are correct and I spent yesterday afternoon with Pattavoot Sangruchi from Magic Wagon Bangkok discussing Black Box Mystery and Lightning Box. Black Box Mystery was released in 2008 as can been seen by the following review.

http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=reviews&search_realsku=3834

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On 2011-01-19 20:13, Tony Curtis wrote:
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On 2010-10-15 00:54, tdowell wrote:
An earlier version of this was produced by Magic Wagon and was called the "Black Box Mystery". The method is identical, however the Lightning Box adds technical improvements to the gimmick and provides you with dvd instructions and preparation materials, which the Black Box did not. The Lightning Box is also slightly larger allowing for an extra item like the poker chip, and, it is less awkward to handle than the old Black Box (which is no longer available).

Tdowell, you are correct and I spent yesterday afternoon with Pattavoot Sangruchi from Magic Wagon Bangkok discussing Black Box Mystery and Lightning Box. Black Box Mystery was released in 2008 as can been seen by the following review.

http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=reviews&search_realsku=3834

Tony Curtis


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What can I say ... I absolutely love the Lightning Box. I actually bought this expecting to use it with a completely different routine. After watching the DVD and burning through a few decks practicing the Mercury Fold, I am using this in ways I never anticipated. The construction and function is outstanding. I was uncertain at first as I thought its function was a bit sticky. After following Bob's directions in the DVD and adding the suggested lubricant (only once - never needed to repeat) it works perfectly ... every time. This has been great fun to perform.

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I have played a game for about 50 years that if my Magic Show could only have three effects in it what would they be? The Lightning Box is in - I doubt it will ever be replaced.

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My box is quite noisy when you make the shuttle pass.
Has anyone else experienced this? And are there any solutions?
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On 2011-12-17 16:12, JD_UK wrote:
My box is quite noisy when you make the shuttle pass.
Has anyone else experienced this? And are there any solutions?


I just got my LB in the mail. All I can say is that I'm thankful there are guys like Bob making such quality (and cleverly thought out) props for us mortals to perform with. Wow! It's perfect.

Yeah, you could say there's a noise on mine - but only if you were feeling guilty about it and listening for it in the first place. There are some really clever (Jamy Ian Swiss levels of clever, no less) mitigating strategies that are mentioned in the DVD (use of dice, coins or other objects) that would eliminate that "issue" (but it's really not one) and serve to strengthen the experience on other levels as well. Also, I'd consider calling Bob and seeing if it might be an issue with your particular LB. I've heard he's committed to top notch service and customer satisfaction.

I couldn't be happier with the purchase. Top rate demo video (which is both rare and appreciated by any prospective buyer, thanks!), great DVD explaining every last detail and including a couple devious routines. And the prop - it's a first rate solution in a world where you normally have to settle for less. There's even some extra items that really make the routines easy to put together without going hunting for supplies.

The drawback (for me) is that with a prop this good now the onus is on me. There's no "technical" reason why my AC couldn't be as compelling as Tommy Wonder's was. You are free to think only about the performance of the piece as most of the heavy lifting is done by the LB. And yet, somehow I don't think I'll be able to charm and entertain anywhere near that level. And, darn it, I won't be able to blame it on the prop this time. Ouch...
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On 2010-10-15 08:51, Bob Kohler wrote:

I spent the last few evenings working a hospitality suite here in Las Vegas. I used the Lightning Box about 20 times.

The routine that just tore the audiences to pieces was the combination of using The Q-Quantum System index with the Lightning Box.

The handling that I put on the DVD is exactly the one I used. It's called Invisible Lightning.



Here it is, for all to see how magical and UNEXPLAINABLE this deadly combination is. Performed by Mr. Star Quality himself, Scott Alexander

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8R9WrbBGyk&feature=plcp
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This was really fun to watch!
Great timing and very magical.
I love my Quantum Connection.
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That is killer stuff. Loved the watch bit. Nicely done.
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Nice. Love it.
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Very nice.
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Scott's version is typical Scott. Very direct and a great way to use the Lightning Box.
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Scott Alexander could do the coloring book and make it entertaining. Give him a device like the Lightning Box and you have an incredible piece of theater.
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Mr. Kohler reports he has 6 left in stock and these will not be made any longer:

https://www.bobkohlermagic.com/view-product.cfm?productid=68
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My lightning box sticks quite a bit, any tips, or do I need to obtain that lubricant, I am in the uk
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With all the switchboxes on the market, ia anyone still using BK's LB.

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This is something I did look at however I prefer to use something that allows for any small object to be found inside it without the need to have to alter the box so whilst this is a great addition that no doubt people have a lot of success with it didn't quite convince me to part with my cash.

My personal favourites are Destination type boxes as they are held by a spectator long before the borrowed object appears inside, nest of wallets which also allows for many small objects to appear inside and finally my latest addition which I haven't received yet as I've only just ordered it The Vault by Leo Smetsers which again allows for multiple objects to be loaded.

The other great thing with all 3 that I mentioned is that the spectator can actually remove their item themselves Smile
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