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g.albinana
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Hi to all!
Hola a todos Smile

I am Gonzalo Albińana, a magician and hand shadow artist, and I am very proud and happy to present to you a reedition of my work from the last 12 years on the Salt Pour Routine, first released on 2019 and now produced by Adrian Vega. I would like you to meet GAPS:

Kaps' salt, Benson's salt, Vernon's salt... come on, the infinite salt pour is one of the masterpieces of magic.

But somehow, almost nobody does it. It's normal, finding the materials, discovering the right salt... everything involved in going from the text to the actual effect is usually a nuisance and an insurmountable barrier. Moreover, those who actually present it avoid sharing their secrets.

Gonzalo Albinana, completely abandoning this tradition has decided to share with you not only the special salt he uses, all the cheating elements and his personal gimmick, with a new design never before proposed in other models, and with a complete study of more than 10 years on "The Traveling Salt" or "Infinite Salt" , or "Salt Pour", popularized by Fred Kaps. You get everything you need and detailed instructions so you can start practicing it right away.

Finally you will be able to introduce in your repertoire a unique, new (after so long!) and fun effect, with new handlings, unlimited and different options, totally new design, created with both the beginner and the pro magician in mind.

This is a really versatile, customizable and durable gimmick that opens new options never imaginable before, practical and easy to use (everywhere and anytime, under all kind of conditions)

This gimmick comes from a work of love to the endless Salt Pour.

This is a total, easy and secure control of the flow of salt, that can last as long as you want, and not limited to the prop provided.

This is a gimmick that will fit in any hand (finally!) and allows proper handling at any kind of situation and productions.

This is a versatile, secure and independent method, with nothing to prepare on your body or clothes, and no angles, no breakable parts, replacement or refills.

This is a gimmick that is still allowing new ideas and approaches since its first release to the magic community in 2019.

This is GAPS POUR.

https://youtu.be/XkCw2bM1s8Q

GAPS is available thru a lot of dealers like Murphys Magic or Penguin Magic , and also on my web, www.imaginarioshop.es , and I am really looking forward to heard and read what you think of.
it Smile I would love to have this as a little contribution to the magic fraternity.

This is a simple and quick direct presentation in which I play to pour as slowly as possible at first to build up thru the routine in speed and flow, and quantity of salt. Also, you can see some of the empty hand methods and endings (free of gimmicks) without sleeves or anything...just a video with my phone, to try out possibilities. Hope to hear your thoughts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brFlEocr......C3%B1ana

I found, reading comments on other topics of this forum, that It is very interesting for the streets, Even I would love to perform on streets, I never do, because my main areas are stand up work and stage magic. As you would see in the video, that kind of handling, inspired by Cellini, is very suitable for streets. Altough, there are a lot of funny ideas to be applied on the streets, as the Postal one (the wind, if controlled properly, can be a great ally instead of an enemy,as we can think at first) https://youtu.be/XkCw2bM1s8Q

About the thin of the stream. You can have a stream as big and wide or narrow and thin as you want, so there is no problem for the people to see it (I do the salt pour, when I lucky and work in such a places, in theaters of 1000 seats) The control is very easy (no movable parts or anything like that) and you can change it and use it on the spot with no problems or nothing to add or take away. Also, the time that you are pouring, the quantity, is something that you decide as a matter of preference.

In the videos I tried to show different approaches to the salt pour, so everybody can find or create something that is better suited to you, but I tend to present the Salt Pour in a more classic way with GAPS, a la KAPS, (that is the joke about the name, because GAPS stands for my name, but also sound like KAPS)

About the damaging of the salt. Salt is a corrosive, and sometimes, expensive and nasty thing. That´s why I use a different everyday material, easily found (and cannot be cheaper) everywhere, that I explain on the 1 hour tutorial video. But, if there are somebody that wants to use Morton Popcorn salt (which is way more expensive that the thing that I use) is free to use the popcorn salt.

With GAPS I use a lot of different routines and movements, that are not always like the video that you saw. In that video I am exploring the options of one particular tool in GAPS, trying to see what kind of movements and options were available. I do like these combination of movements for several different reasons -some just because I find some options funny, and after twelve years of doing the Salt Pour more than anything else, I think is good to play a little and try different approaches and things

Usually, when I perform for lay audiences, I tend to present a more fluent, non stop routine, more like Benson or Kaps, than this "shaky" option that you see in the video. This is an option That I use more often in schools shows when there is a little fight...I found that in a more "stable" pouring like Kaps or Benson, school audiences where having a tendency of starting to fight with me for the secret, or just shout " He have a ballon on his hand filled with salt!!!" -actually maybe not a bad idea-, and on the other hand, when I use this more vivid sequence, with more things happening, they enjoy better the proccess and have more fun without questioning the magic. I am proving much more times that I have nothing in my hands, so they relax (eventough the procces of showing anything in the hands can create more intrigue about having something...it is a tricky thing, right?)

You could even combine both kinds of presentations! Start with a more "moving" pour like in the video, and then, create your way into a more "Kapscasian" way of pouring. Bensonian. Kapscasian. Cellininesque.Leventfulling. We have to start using this words to talk about salt and tricks.

Hope to hear what you think of it, there is a lot more videos on the web to see different apporaches. Smile

Thanks to all!
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Here I have another example. Please, consider that this is a joke, and I do not present this out of context or in regular situations. This, I insist, is a joke, and I do not want to offend anybody, but to point the very interesting way to produce salt pour out of a object that seems to not be connected to your hand. More than that, put attetion to the fact that when I shake the paper tube, the salt comes from both ends of the tube, the upper end and the bottom end, and that production works with all of the different objects that I have tried so far, without any preparation or modification of the GAPS. You can go from that into a regular salt pour a la Benson or Kaps (or viceversa) without switches or loads...or anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zav4SNje......C3%B1ana
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