The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Latest and Greatest? » » Surge by Mickael Chatelain (2 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
ruzifa
View Profile
New user
69 Posts

Profile of ruzifa
Hi Guys,

This trick seems pretty cool...

Your thoughts?

http://www.ellusionist.com/surge-by-mickael-chatelain.html

Text Copy from Ellusionist

Mickael Chatelain surges onto the scene in his Ellusionist debut.
A 3-phase telekinetic time-bomb that puts the power of psychokinesis in your spectators hands!

*Phase 1*
Balance a freely selected card upright on the table, and with nothing else, cause it to fall over on your command.

*Phase 2*
Well you could of just blew it right? WRONG. To prove your newly-acquired powers are real (not just air), you place their card against the card box, and cause it to again fall down under your influence.

*Phase 3*
They've seen the magic. Now they can FEEL it!
The spectator signs their selection and a corner is torn from it. Under James Randi-esque conditions, you can cause the corner to fly off their hand, finally proving that psychokinetic phenomenon is REAL.

- Custom-made gimmick with 4 replacements included
- Gimmicks come in red or blue, sorry no choice of color
- No wires, thread or magnets
- Minimal sleight of hand required
- Nothing in your hands
- Perform surrounded
Blindside785
View Profile
Inner circle
Olympia, WA
4256 Posts

Profile of Blindside785
Looks fantastic, really does.
bowers
View Profile
Inner circle
Oakboro N.C.
6944 Posts

Profile of bowers
It does look great.
Todd
Luke Dancy
View Profile
Special user
Las Vegas
925 Posts

Profile of Luke Dancy
Quote:
On Mar 12, 2015, ruzifa wrote:
Hi Guys,

This trick seems pretty cool...

Your thoughts?

http://www.ellusionist.com/surge-by-mickael-chatelain.html

Text Copy from Ellusionist

Mickael Chatelain surges onto the scene in his Ellusionist debut.
A 3-phase telekinetic time-bomb that puts the power of psychokinesis in your spectators hands!

*Phase 1*
Balance a freely selected card upright on the table, and with nothing else, cause it to fall over on your command.

*Phase 2*
Well you could of just blew it right? WRONG. To prove your newly-acquired powers are real (not just air), you place their card against the card box, and cause it to again fall down under your influence.

*Phase 3*
They've seen the magic. Now they can FEEL it!
The spectator signs their selection and a corner is torn from it. Under James Randi-esque conditions, you can cause the corner to fly off their hand, finally proving that psychokinetic phenomenon is REAL.

- Custom-made gimmick with 4 replacements included
- Gimmicks come in red or blue, sorry no choice of color
- No wires, thread or magnets
- Minimal sleight of hand required
- Nothing in your hands
- Perform surrounded


Mickael is one of my favorite creators and for good reason. He comes up with clever gimmicks that make the impossible come to life. Surge is clever clever stuff!
Magic.Maddy
View Profile
Inner circle
1861 Posts

Profile of Magic.Maddy
I'm just concerned by the fact that you get 4 replacements. That makes me think the gimmick must not be that stable.
Luke Dancy
View Profile
Special user
Las Vegas
925 Posts

Profile of Luke Dancy
Quote:
On Mar 12, 2015, Magic.Maddy wrote:
I'm just concerned by the fact that you get 4 replacements. That makes me think the gimmick must not be that stable.


I think the reason for the number of replacements is more for the variety of things you can do with it. Mickael uses them in different ways, and in different places, so with multiple gimmicks you aren't limited to just one thing.

Each of these was made by hand and should last you for quite some time.
Magic.Maddy
View Profile
Inner circle
1861 Posts

Profile of Magic.Maddy
Quote:
On Mar 12, 2015, Luke Dancy wrote:
Quote:
On Mar 12, 2015, Magic.Maddy wrote:
I'm just concerned by the fact that you get 4 replacements. That makes me think the gimmick must not be that stable.


I think the reason for the number of replacements is more for the variety of things you can do with it. Mickael uses them in different ways, and in different places, so with multiple gimmicks you aren't limited to just one thing.

Each of these was made by hand and should last you for quite some time.



Ah okay, that makes me feel better about it Smile

It is definitely an interesting effect. I like the looks. Hopefully it will be as practical as it looks.
Al Straker
View Profile
Grammar Host
Australia
1116 Posts

Profile of Al Straker
I liked the corner under the glass bit, very nice conditions for a PK effect.
Al Straker
Resident Mystery Entertainer at Multiple Venues
Music & Mentalism Specialty Act 'Completely Mental'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyGhApqnG7I

(Old clip, show has changed quite a bit since then!)

Jazz & Contemporary Musician/Composer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnN3JNmeKns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU_zfOvpneA
FrankieF
View Profile
Veteran user
So Cal
334 Posts

Profile of FrankieF
It looks nice but can it be used for just playing cards? Also will we need to buy refills?
Ustaad
View Profile
Inner circle
Iindia - States
5648 Posts

Profile of Ustaad
As seen in the demo video the various effects look good.

It would be nice if someone can comment on the handling/ set-up and practical aspects.

Smile
MAGIC is a SECRET, without the SECRET, there is no MAGIC.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke.
Charlieherbertmagic
View Profile
New user
52 Posts

Profile of Charlieherbertmagic
Quote:
On Mar 13, 2015, FrankieF wrote:
It looks nice but can it be used for just playing cards? Also will we need to buy refills?


If it's what I think it is the method could be used on other things but probably not with the gimmick provided
magicmike30
View Profile
Special user
746 Posts

Profile of magicmike30
Looking forward to some reviews on this.
Magician, Mentalist, Entertainer.

www.mikebelieve.com
saysold1
View Profile
Eternal Order
Recovering Cafe addict with only
10566 Posts

Profile of saysold1
Reminded me of Rasmus's never released Poltergeist.
Creator of The SvenPad Supreme(R) line of premium, made in the USA utility props. https://svenpads.com/
TuneHV
View Profile
Inner circle
New York
1755 Posts

Profile of TuneHV
Mickael is one of my favorite creators and I love the look of this so I rolled the dice and purchased and just finished watching the video.

As I don't have the gimmicks on hand yet, I cant comment on how well they function, but it should play out fine.

Its clever, simple, practical and the handling should not arouse any suspicion.

Spectator management may be an issue as once the piece jumps off their hand, you don't really know where it will land and it cant be examined. While not taught on the video, I think there may be a way to come up with a handling where they inspect their signed card completely first, and then the magic happens shortly after handing it back to you, but I will have to see once the gimmicks arrive.

My only main concern is that the action is not under your control. To me these effects are so much more powerful when your gesture sparks the event. Maybe after playing with the gimmicks for a bit, you can get the timing down consistently, but only time will tell.
David Jonathan
- - - - - - - - - -
You Know | CAANWICH | Fourtunate | Destined | Wrong Turn | Fortuity | Arbitrium | Sovereign Sandwich | RudiMental

More Info: www.davidjonathanmagic.com
magicinsight
View Profile
Inner circle
3680 Posts

Profile of magicinsight
TuneHV,
Thank you very much gor your initial thoughts. I look forward to your opinion after receipt of the actual gimmicks. Based upon the video download, do you think you can fairly estimate within a degree of reasonable certainty when the gimmick will activate or is there a lot of fluctuation?
If the spectator casually picks up the card piece and hands it to you would the spectator notice something unusual with the card piece even without a close scrutiny?
Thank you very much.
Michael
“Belief matters more than truth. Every moment, belief in imaginary things alters lives while truth sits unnoticed and waits.”
—Hakim, Loreweaver
TuneHV
View Profile
Inner circle
New York
1755 Posts

Profile of TuneHV
Good questions, but I can't answer honestly until the gimmicks arrive. I don't want to speculate and provide bad info- can only give my first impressions for now having only learned the method.
David Jonathan
- - - - - - - - - -
You Know | CAANWICH | Fourtunate | Destined | Wrong Turn | Fortuity | Arbitrium | Sovereign Sandwich | RudiMental

More Info: www.davidjonathanmagic.com
magicinsight
View Profile
Inner circle
3680 Posts

Profile of magicinsight
TuneHV,
Fair enough.
Thank you.
Michael
“Belief matters more than truth. Every moment, belief in imaginary things alters lives while truth sits unnoticed and waits.”
—Hakim, Loreweaver
saysold1
View Profile
Eternal Order
Recovering Cafe addict with only
10566 Posts

Profile of saysold1
So it sounds like a gimmick that might be similar to a haunted deck in terms of the timing gimmick.

That's never been an issue for me with a haunted deck (timing) as you should be able to make it look like it's under your direct control. If it works like other gimmicks it would be nearly impossible to exactly time.
Creator of The SvenPad Supreme(R) line of premium, made in the USA utility props. https://svenpads.com/
IAIN
View Profile
Eternal Order
england
18556 Posts

Profile of IAIN
If it uses the thing I think it does - I hope the timings are steady and reliable...i used to use same gimmick in an envelope I invented (to be used during something spooky)...the isolated piece under the glass looks good, the rest I'm not so keen on...
Fire Starter
View Profile
Inner circle
4117 Posts

Profile of Fire Starter
I love the soundtrack ,anyone know who it is please?.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Latest and Greatest? » » Surge by Mickael Chatelain (2 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
X
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.17 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL