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This is one of the best new effects I've seen in the market place for a very long time. As Eric says, the moves are perfect. The prop is extremely well made and very clever. Anyone who has performed pen thru bill knows it gets strong reactions. Ignition takes a classic effect to a whole new level. Nice job Chris, this one's a winner!
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On 2012-01-28 22:12, Eric Jones wrote:
So I'm here at Magi-Fest and got to watch Chris perform this effect over and over and over again. This effect has PERFECT economy of motion. There is no wasted movement. Every action makes sense, and you present a truly impossible moment to your spectator. To me, this was the best trick of the convention. No wonder he sold out!!!!! Bravo Chris!!!!!!


I was there too, and literally hung out at Magic Smith's table for an hour. Every effect demo-ed was quality. Great company. Unfortunately my wallet is a lot lighter.
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So many people these days know how the pen thru bill works. I think it is great that a new twist on the effect has been put out. Congrats.
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On 2012-01-28 20:55, jerdunn wrote:
For Patrick: If you want to ditch, a variety of items that can be carried in your back pocket -- maybe even your bunch of keys -- could serve your purpose without having to install something extra in your jacket.


I don't really understand what you were trying to say, but there is nothing to install into my jacket. You make it sound so complicated. All I need to do is use fabric tape to stick it to my jacket, my t-shirt, hoody, whatever I'm wearing. If you know the Trabucco Holdout, you know that it makes stealing the gimmick more practical and quick without any odd movements. Much better than having to reach into my back pocket.
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Received mine and very happy with this. It is exactly what I expected to receive.

The gimmick is well constructed and should give many years of trouble free performances. I haven't had time to watch the DVD yet but I've performed with this anyway - its pretty obvious what you need to do from the demos. I will watch the DVD later to pick up any nuances I may have missed.

I think this is a pretty good alternative to pen through bill. I agree that nowadays a lot of teenagers especially are aware of how pen through works and are more than pleased to be able to tell your audience about it as well.
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Hi all does any one know if uk retailers will have this . cheers
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Just received mine AND....... It is awesome. I love it!!!! Well done. This is a keeper for sure.

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Just one question and please feel free to answer this via PM. I know this has been discussed but is anyone leaving this key on their everyday keychain? If so, any issues? I would love to have this on there at all times so I'm always ready to go. I just have the obvious worry. Plus my wife sometimes will use my keys.

Thanks to all those who own this and sharing your thoughts!

By the way, I performed this a crazy amount of time over the day and a half and EVERY one asked I how switched the dollar bill out. That is a first. When I do the pen penetration they almost always just focus on the pen.

This is great and to be honest the price is totally fine IMO. Best money spent this year. Smile
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Mike, thanks for getting back on topic, yes it is a concern, and I have no idea what to do,
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Anytime Dave. The above argument is just ridiculous. I think The Department of Children Services should be called.

By the way, the above topic should go I to the gamblers section. What a way to gamble losing your kids and going to jail.
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Automated spam attack, Mike. Ignore it.

Regarding keeping Ignition on your regular keychain/keyring, I do and it has worked out well for me. If I normally loaned my keys to a family member - or anyone, for that matter - then I would not keep Ignition on it. Instead I would keep Ignition on a separate keyring that could easily and quickly be added/removed to and from my regular keyring. I'd just have to be very careful about remembering to remove it before lending my keys to anyone!

Thanks!

Jim
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Finally got to watch the DVD tonight and like this even more now. The set up taught with the gimmick attached to the key has definite advantages in ensuring that everything comes out in the right orientation but yes - I too wouldn't keep this on my everyday key ring, not least because the gimmick might end up somewhere you didn't expect.
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I wouldn't keep the gimmick on the keyring for everyday use, but the key itself would stay on the keyring. I'm keeping the gimmick in my wallet, and can easily set up in just a few seconds. I'd be comfortable with keeping the gimmick in 'ready' position for hours, even a day or two, but wouldn't keep it out at all times.
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This is absolutely brilliant, the gimmick is very well made and works like a dream. I will do a full review when I have a little more time, I will also detail my handling which for me makes this completely self-contained for walk-about.

If you're on the fence about buying this, just get it, I promise you won't regret it, I carry this always!

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Thanks to Gary's recommendation, I ordered this. Just got it today, and really like it.

I really look forward to Gary's review and handling.

Sammy
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I eliminated the clip it came with and use a split, real name, Binder ring, this completely opens easily, I also have several other keys on the ring for my “Key Accessory” effect, this works well for me.You can also use your pro flight ring effect.

Binder rings below,
http://www.mrlock.com/mfg/lucky_line/bin......2pD6HRtY

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Here is another look at it,

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Buy it .. This is a worker.
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On 2012-02-10 17:07, Sammy J. wrote:
Thanks to Gary's recommendation, I ordered this. Just got it today, and really like it.

I really look forward to Gary's review and handling.

Sammy


Hi Sammy, I've just sent you a PM with some additional ideas with this.

I now introduce the key as a locker key, it saves having to explain what type of car it's for, not that this is a problem, it's just no one would question a locker key.

I also now use this as a moving hole effect.....Borrow a bill, hand out the key, as the spectator is looking at the key put a small tear in the bill towards the edge, do the penetration but keep your finger and thumb over the supposed puncture site, put key away, move your finger and thumb slowly towards the edge of the bill but pause for a few seconds to show no hole, apparently continue to slide the hole to the edge of the bill and show the pre torn tear.

I cannot stress how strong this looks to a lay person, if you just fold the bill lengthwise and put a little tear in the bill it cannot be seen until you point it out, it also looks like the type of puncture a key would make.

Another little touch I've not tried yet but I use with Pen Through Bill, is a little piece of triangular shaped paper attached to the gimmick, it will look like the paper is punctured when viewed up close, this idea is I believe from John Cornelius.

I hope the above makes sense, please feel free to PM me for more details.

Gary Jones.
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Gary, I think the rip gaff idea for pen thru bill is a Jim Krenz idea.

Thanks for sharing your professional touches with everyone!

Clarke
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