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Had the pleasure of hanging out with David the past 2 weeks. We worked on a few of my tool ideas. I have to say, this is amazing. Easily you can change your current routines using this device. Also soon they will be selling the tool gimmick with both a red and blue back. Check out a few ideas below.

http://youtu.be/5KBiJmY4yI0

http://youtu.be/BC_Mj0Awe9Y

http://youtu.be/31EG1mIop1g

http://youtu.be/hL7NQxannvQ
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Looks good. I am finally getting this.
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On 2011-04-18 17:27, Paul Rathbun wrote:
Is this available in the U.S.?


It's now available from Penguin Magic albeit it will not be available for shipping until 05/30 @ $34.95.

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On 2011-04-22 10:04, Andi Peters wrote:

You handle David Stone's Tool wonderfully.


Now that just doesn’t sound right! Smile
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I received a somewhat suggestive email from emagicsupply.com today asking if I had seen David Stone's Tool yet. I'm not sure if they did it on purpose but I laughed so hard my topit split.


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On 2011-04-28 11:56, Black wrote:
I wrote a little review about it, I hope my english isn't too bad. Smile

Tool is more than just a gimmick - it allows you to perform many different routines. The price of the trick is 29,99€ (about 45 US Dollar and about 25 GBP).

What you get is a DVD and two red gimmicks. The DVD is in French and English and teaches you 11 effective routines and some bonus ideas. When I first saw the trailer it reminded me of "3D Advertising by Henry Evans". When I received "Tool" I saw that I was right, the gimmicks are the same. But the idea of using the gimmick in this way is new and ingenious!

You can perform this trick completly surrounded and in extreme close up situations. Everything is as clean as in the video, you don't have to hide something or take something away. The reset takes just a second so it's perfect for table hopping.

As I mentioned before, there are 11 professional routines on the DVD and they are all second to none. If you think outside the box you can perform even more routines using TOOL. Here are a few of my ideas using it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYoy4VG8V......embedded

In my opinion this is one of the best close up tricks you can buy for so less money! I highly recommend it.


Nice...like the elastic bad trick--don't know why but it makes the effect harder to deconstruct.

Better demo than on the Penguin site where , if I am not mistaken, you get a nice flash of the gimmick on the last trick.

Which brings me to the question, does the gimmick work perfectly every time ?
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In in a quiet home is there "talking", a click of the gimmicks?
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This looks like a real 'worker' if you ask me. I agree with someone earlier who said this would probably not fool any magicians, but I think it will blow the minds of laypersons (laypeople?)
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The gimmick and routines possible with this effect look awesome! I will be adding this trick to my wish list!
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On 2011-05-24 15:13, Don Dasher wrote:
I received a somewhat suggestive email from emagicsupply.com today asking if I had seen David Stone's Tool yet.




Holy crap, don’t tell me David lost his tool!

All in all, I think I’ll place this on the back burner and give it some further thought. Looks like a rather nice effect (utility tool?), but it’s just one of those things that gives me pause for some reason and something hard to explain. There are other things I’m looking into, and more often than not they end up never being used. Let’s face it, most all demo’s look good and then……..? I’m in no way trying to imply that it’s not good, but I’ve learned to go with my first instinct and try to be a tad more circumspect before I buy anything now. Usually, though not always, my first instincts are serving me rather well as of late. Then again, living on a pension certainly makes one more cautious, and so much the better. Smile
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I just ordered from Penguin Magic!
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On 2011-05-24 16:23, Powermagic wrote:
In in a quiet home is there "talking", a click of the gimmicks?


I even heard this in some demos. A softened magnetic cling?
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Can you really give the box for examination after the trick?
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I would also like to Know if the Card Case can be handed out for a look see!!
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On 2011-05-25 07:29, unclemagicmike wrote:
I would also like to Know if the Card Case can be handed out for a look see!!


I'd imagine that isn't possible.

Whats worrying though is I don't think you should be "noticing" the card case at all. Maybe that's just us magicians Smile

It should a quick cover up with the card case and then a flash to show there's nothing stuck to it and then concentrate on whats changed.

that's why in my book the video above which has an elastic band appear around the deck is the strongest piece because you are not looking to see where something may have gone so the heat is off the case.

If something disappears using the case then I think you are in dodgy territory as heat will then focus on it
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Nice effect, but (having never seen the Tool) I can think of a couple of ways of how I could just build this myself. The current trick examples seem weak to me but obviously aimed to just show the possibilities rather than stand alone tricks. a rejiggered Dark Card would probably work.
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On 2011-05-24 15:52, Ray Chelt wrote:
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On 2011-04-28 11:56, Black wrote:
I wrote a little review about it, I hope my english isn't too bad. Smile

Tool is more than just a gimmick - it allows you to perform many different routines. The price of the trick is 29,99€ (about 45 US Dollar and about 25 GBP).

What you get is a DVD and two red gimmicks. The DVD is in French and English and teaches you 11 effective routines and some bonus ideas. When I first saw the trailer it reminded me of "3D Advertising by Henry Evans". When I received "Tool" I saw that I was right, the gimmicks are the same. But the idea of using the gimmick in this way is new and ingenious!

You can perform this trick completly surrounded and in extreme close up situations. Everything is as clean as in the video, you don't have to hide something or take something away. The reset takes just a second so it's perfect for table hopping.

As I mentioned before, there are 11 professional routines on the DVD and they are all second to none. If you think outside the box you can perform even more routines using TOOL. Here are a few of my ideas using it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYoy4VG8V......embedded

In my opinion this is one of the best close up tricks you can buy for so less money! I highly recommend it.


Nice...like the elastic bad trick--don't know why but it makes the effect harder to deconstruct.

Better demo than on the Penguin site where , if I am not mistaken, you get a nice flash of the gimmick on the last trick.

Which brings me to the question, does the gimmick work perfectly every time ?


Hi,
thank you for the compliment! Smile
The gimmick does work perfectly all the time! I have performed this to a lot of laymans and it definitely blows their mind! There are actually a few routines where you can hand out the box after. You just have to accomplish a very easy move. ;-)

As I said before - this is an ingenious principle that allows you to perform tons of visual and astonishing magic!
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I do not know. I would love to beleive they do not think the case is involved but if there is any talking or they see it more than once, it is just logical to consider the case.
I know my sister in law from Thailand would try to grab the box. I just do not see the logic in using the case as cover . That is, I like the visuals but not sure if one were to see this more than once they just not suspect the obvious.
Love to hear more from those who have it and use it.

To the creator. if you could make the case pass over the cards not tap them, it would be less suspect.
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@Powermagic:
I first thought the same! But when I performed this live for a few people, I saw that they don't want to check out the box. In my opinion it's very organic to use the box. You show the box before, they remember how it looks - you show the box after and they can't see a difference, so the box is normal for them. If you take a look at my video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYoy4VG8V3w&feature=relmfu )you will expect that is has to do something with the box, because I use the box for EVERY effect. If I perform other card tricks and then only one routine using TOOL, it's not that suspicious that the box has something to do with the effect.

I hope you understand how I mean it Smile

PS: There is only a "click"-sound if you tap the box on the cards. But I prefer to rub, in my opinion it looks more magical and less obvious!
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On 2011-04-16 10:14, Xiqual wrote:
Andi,
This is nothing like Solo. No cards have holes in them, no cards are sandwiched to find them. Quit drinking dude.

I hope you understand that this gimmick goes way back. Steve Brook did some work with his Freefall and he said it is REALLY old.
These gimmicks are extremely well made, you get lots of varied handlings.
Like I said, I really like it. If you think it's obvious, it is only because you are familiar with the principle. I don't do magic for magicians.
James


Totally agree. Even the gimmick might share the same principle, but don't forget about the DVD. There are routines and handling that will enrich us.

If only I could afford this, I'd have bought this Smile
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Come on guys, can someone explain me why so much buzz on this? Just showed the trailer to 6 different laymen friend and all 6 figured out the method...

the main reason is the action of using the box causing the magic effect makes it so obvious!!


Tool will fool no one, even a child can figure it out!
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