Suspend by Richard Griffin is an effect in which the performer takes a Sharpie marker and touches it to the top of a can of soda and the can appears to be magnetized to the pen. When the performer lifts the pen, the can travels with it. When the performer puts the can back into… Continue Reading Suspend by Richard Griffin
Switch-A-Lope is, as advertised, a prediction in an envelope effect in which you have 4 outs. It is actually an envelope in an envelope and it is just great. This effect is meant for a stage performance, not close-up, and is very smart and very fooling. What you see is a large white envelope that… Continue Reading Switch-A-Lope by Arnaud and Presented by Murphy’s Magic
I love mouth coils. I have been buying these things since I was a kid. I love different patterns, colors and sizes. I think of them not so much as a magic trick, but an accessory or gag item. That said, they go together well with certain magic tricks and are great for children’s parties.… Continue Reading Opkoopjes Mouth Coils
Thumbtipedia is a very good DVD that teaches you quick and to the point thumb tip routines. Among the 31 routines that are taught, you will learn how to fool a magician, vanish sugar and turn it into candy, how to vanish a lit cigarette, how to vanish a sponge ball, hot to restore a… Continue Reading Thumbtipedia by Vernet Magic
Main Event: The Knockout Magic of Caleb Wiles is a strong 2 DVD set with 16 tricks all of which are performed and explained by Wiles. Vanishing Inc. seems to have developed a knack for putting out great magic projects and this is no exception. There are some really amazing tricks on these 2… Continue Reading Main Event: The Knockout Magic of Caleb Wiles by Vanishing Inc.
Sansminds released Sharpshooter after Jonathan Wooten submitted it to them as a trick. Well, they bought it and it is a good one. In a nutshell, a spectator picks a card. It is lost in the deck and the magician places the squared deck on a flat surface. He then stretches a rubber band around… Continue Reading Sharpshooter by Jonathan Wooten and Sansminds Presents
REVIEW: Decisions by Mozique and Alakazam Magic RATING: 7 out of 10 LINK TO REVIEW: FULL REVIEW: Decisions by Mozique and Alakazam Magic is an interesting trick with a cool gimmick. Imagine being able to predict the answer to any Yes-or-No question that a spectator answers. Well, with Decisions you can do it and be… Continue Reading Decisions by Mozique and Alakazam Magic
This is one of the few products that I would score higher than a 10, if I could, but I can’t. I rate magic products on a scale of 1 through 10 so let it suffice to say that Magic on Tap by Denis Behr and Vanishing Inc. would get an 11 (or 12 or… Continue Reading Magic on Tap by Denis Behr and Vanishing Inc.
The Omen by Chris Congreave and Alakazam Magic is a great trick that utilizes a gaffed deck. With Omen, the spectator displays a deck of cards and asks a spectator to name any card in the deck. They do so out loud. Let’s say in this case they named the Four of Clubs. Then the… Continue Reading The Omen by Chris Congreave and Alakazam Magic
There is a booklet called D’Angelo’s Touch that I am about to write about. It is 6 inches by 8 inches and has a picture of its author, Rafael D’Angelo on the cover. The pages are not numbered, so I counted. There are 28 (including the foreword by Dee Christopher and a few pages of… Continue Reading D’Angelo’s Touch by Rafael D’Angelo