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The cap in bottle is such an odd plot...but I love odd plots. I can't really gather much from the video, but from what I can see, this looks pretty neat. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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It is obviously a bttle cap to inside of bottle, but not sure if they are selling a method or a gimmick.
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Looks nice
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On Sep 17, 2015, music wrote:
It is obviously a bttle cap to inside of bottle, but not sure if they are selling a method or a gimmick.

Seems that, according to Penguin's description, a gimmick is involved:
"Imagine being able to put your hand inside a bottle to straighten out a bottle cap, with RE-CAP it's as close as it gets. This mechanical device enables you to enhance the impossibility of your cap in bottle effects. Made with high quality materials and precision craftsmanship. This hand crafted piece of apprentice is VERY easy to use and is compact enough to take with you on your gigs. Bring your performance of C&B to new heights with RECAP!"

What is puzzling is the first sentence of the description, at least from the two videos shown. It seemed the bottle was held in a somewhat unnatural way in the second vid, but I'm still mystified. Look forward to a review.
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If it's a device used to straighten caps inside the bottle prior to performance, $50 seems a little steep. I mean a piece of wood dowel always worked fine for me. I guess if you do this a lot it might be worth it. Handling-wise I don't see anything new here.
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On Sep 17, 2015, scott0819 wrote:
If it's a device used to straighten caps inside the bottle prior to performance, $50 seems a little steep. I mean a piece of wood dowel always worked fine for me. I guess if you do this a lot it might be worth it. Handling-wise I don't see anything new here.


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From this description, this is not a trick, it is a gimmick to prepare the Cap In Bottle trick you already own. The other gimmick is a ma**et to use with your Cap In Bottle trick you already own. It will only work with steal bottle caps. I think they should include a hammer as well.

I thought this was came with one of the 1st Cap In Bottle tricks that ever appeared on the market pre-Internet.

So you are not getting how to do a Cap in Bottle trick, just the set up gimmicks.
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Maybe it's a folding cap?
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If not a folding cap then a dowel will work best for this effect really 50.00 !
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The description is very poorly written. It's hilarious that no one can decipher what the product actually is!
I'm guessing that it is supposed to read, "This hand crafted piece of APPARATUS..." (not apprentice)?!
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If not a folding cap then a dowel will work best for this effect really 50.00 !


That's my fear too LOL! Imagine if it was just a fancy piece of dowel. Unless you can do the set up virtually in front of people I can't imagine it being anything else. For $50 I'd expect some kind of tool that rapidly bent the cap and then straightened it as you released it through the neck. That would be cool
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Has anyone bit the bullet for a review
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Has anyone bit the bullet for a review


I like to think they'res no one stupid enough on here to even consider it.
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Richard is struggling to get in here to give us all the answers but there you go:


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On Sep 21, 2015, Richard T. Smith wrote:
RE-CAP is a tool that straightens a bottle cap inside a bottle that enables you to perform cap in bottle , it actually moves once inside the bottle and straightens the cap out, my gimmick is different than any other that's out there ... The fastest recording time is 16 seconds ,but I have done many performances . But to anyone starting to use RE-CAP it still can be done in less than one minute . There was a spelling error when it was first uploaded as the cursed spell checker changed apparatus came out as apprentice mistakes happen and it has been rectified since .

There are cap straighteners out there mine is different a lot of thinking has gone into it .

So in a nut shell it is a gimmick that enables you to straighten a cap inside a bottle in less than a minute ... The fastest recorded time is 16 seconds.

As to the cost it is entirely up to you what is value or not . What is deemed as a lot of money to. One person could be deemed as value for money to another. It has cost me a lot of money getting it to the final result. It was once said that another one of my gimmicks The Safety net that prevents you from getting hurt should your spike under cups ever goes wrong one person said it was expensive and yet they spent more money on the thing that could hurt them .

All I can say is that cap in bottle is a great trick... And as long as there are caps on bottles it will be around for a very long time.

By the way guys if you are looking for instructions that have been recorded that would fit into a Hollywood screening,this is not for you ... It just me telling you how to use it and tips to use your business card and more.


Cheers!
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No Way! It's just a tool for straightening out a bottle cap? You don't even need a special tool for that, just a stick that will fit in the end of the bottle!

I thought the demo showed the bottle clearly with no cap in it. Maybe I'm remembering wrong... that was why I thought it must be similar to a coin in bottle gaff.
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The handling on the demo video looked very similar to Prohibition, which is very clean but there is another gimmick in play.

For marketing a tool like this I think it makes sense to just show what the tool is. Show how easily and how quickly it straightens the caps. Without clearly showing that I think few people are going to take the plunge for $50.
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My order is in. I will write little review when got it
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Justin Miller's Captured is awesome. The only advantage to this version I see is sense the bottle is clear maybe it still looks like a cap inside versus a cap hammered out so a spec can reverse engineer it?
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I am so disapointed now, this is not worth more than 15usd max. I will send it back
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Dan, can you clarify why you were disappointed and/or the expectation you had
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