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What are we looking at in terms of supplies. Things we should all have in our drawers?
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On Feb 25, 2020, pegasus wrote:
There must’ve been some absolute rubbish at Blackpool this year if this was the Max’s favourite effect. Honestly.


That’s kind of what I was thinking. Not comprehending the excitement for this one. I watched the trailer more than once to see if there was something I missed. Nope.
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What are we looking at in terms of supplies. Things we should all have in our drawers?


a needle, a pad, and a pen, or just your finger...
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What are we looking at in terms of supplies. Things we should all have in our drawers?

A pad, pen and a needle. There isn’t anything else
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What length of push pen would work best?
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I have no idea about the method, but I can imagine that this can really creep some people out in the hands of a capable presenter. I would definitely say that presentation for the ability to present, is a key here. A definite key.
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Love this effect! Beautiful, elegant, simple, and powerful.

This thread reminds me how much I dislike the Café though. It's a steal for $15. I've spent much more on magic with less than half the appeal, or practicality.

I'm confident that this will become a classic.

It reminds me of the simplicity of some of Wayne Houchin's material. So simple you kick yourself. With an engaging presentation and a layered method or two it could be super strong.
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The way I figure it, if Max maven is sold on it, and purchased one, well that says a lot. Of course that is presuming he wasn’t paid to endorse, which I highly doubt he would’ve been.
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It is a steal but the price is irrelevant to me when I critique something . Remember 100% of nothing is worth nothing and 10% of 100 is worth 10% .
That being said this is quirky and different but in a real world scenario it isn’t earth shattering imho . Fooled me and probably fooled more of us magicians than laymen as they aren’t thinking method wise as much as us Gaz 🙂
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Great, simple and practical effect. This is only limited by your imagination. Create an intriguing story and maybe combine it with Vertex by Christopher Taylor or other similar effects and you will have an intriguing, entertaining routine.
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Simple magic is sometimes the best magic.
In the right hands it can be a miracle.
And once learned never forgotten.
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Combine it with ashes on palm and you’ll get some people who are genuinely scared Smile

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Combine it with ashes on palm and you’ll get some people who are genuinely scared Smile

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Lovely idea Madison.
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Gotta love the sales pitch that it sold out at the convention. It is a download is it not.
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This is oddly satisfying. I'm a better person for knowing this somehow Smile
It's a quirky thought provoking odd effect and I'm happy to know it.
Add a Okito Voodoo doll to Madisons idea and you have a bizarre act that fits in an Altoid tin.
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That's It ? going to take a big pad with me for that ! maybe I am missing something it's late I will take a look at it again tomorrow. I think everyone is impressed with the method then the effect itself. If anything follow up with LOOPS after that demonstration .....
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It was sold as a physical item at Blackpool Gaz 🙂
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Method aside which is simple and clever.Many here may "write this off" due to whats shown in the demo as far as the routine . Which in my opinion is some what simple almost to a fault. IE needle follows pens movement. My initial idea which I will share would be to use the glass to draw or trace two circles on the page. This will give 2 perfect cirles and introduces the glass early as well.
Have a card freely selected from a deck. Spectators shuffles it back in the deck. You then ask them to imagine that these circles are 2 clock faces and they need to fill in both clocks with 12 cards IE 9C 3S 4D etc. Instead of the traditional numbers. And in doing so they are asked to place their card in any position on the clock they wish along with the other 11 cards they chose to think of. You of course do "not know" which of the 12 it is.
So they now have two identical clocks. They then chose either clock to place the pin into its centre. You then take the glass and cover the pin and the clock isolating it. This next step is optional but You could then place a silk over top of glass as well. You now take the pen and hover it over the other clock slowly and dramatically landing in its centre asking them to think of their card. After some build up you draw a line from centre to say the 7D. First climax is you "read their mind". Second one you remove the silk and the needle is now leaning towards that same card. Some may prefer to do it exposed so they see the needle move but there is something to be said about them removing the silk to reveal it. Same premise could be done with actual clock times as a prediction if you use your imagination. The other thought and I am not sure if it would play is you pretend that the needle is moving first and guiding your hand but that takes a bit of timed misdirection not sure if it would fly. If specs watch the needle they may not notice pen is slightly ahead of it.
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I like those ideas Scott. The idea of covering it with a silk and then showing it to have moved is really nice, as you can then 'up the ante' by showing it actually in motion in a subsequent segment. Gets a bit more mileage out of it and I think it would seem like completely different thing happening, because in the first there's time distance between the pencil moving and the needle being shown to have moved, while in the second part they happen in sync, so it seems really different. Obviously you wouldn't do the clock idea twice.
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Superb ! Thanks
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