The magician explains to his audience how he got accepted into the secret association of magicians: it was through a rather unusual mail-order test.
He removes a small device from his pocket and unfolds it into a box. Shoving pencils through every possible angle, he says figuring out where they go is the first step.
He next removes the pencils and shows that there's barely enough room for his arm to fit inside. He tells them the real tricky part of the test is putting the pencils back in while his arm is still there...
One-by-one, six sharpened pencils are jabbed through the box, mysteriously or painfully penetrating the magician's arm. With each pencil, he demonstrates his resolve at becoming a magician. After the last improbable pencil is inserted, he reveals that he passed the test. The pencils are removed and his arm is shown to be unharmed.
THE DEVICE includes a twelve-page comic-book style booklet filled with photos. It's simple to construct (it only take a few minutes) and comes with material to make two as well as a downloadable template. You'll need to supply pencils and glue.
Frequently asked questions:
What is THE DEVICE made out of?
Card stock, glue and moxie.
Is THE DEVICE angle-proof?
The preferred presentation is on stage. It looks much stronger from one side than another - however, it's extremely baffling from every angle you look at.
If it's just paper, what exactly am I buying?
So is the Constitution of the United States of America!!! Anyway, this is thick card stock. What you're buying is the instructions, script, materials and template for a very entertaining, delightful little illusion that fits in just your pocket.
Is this like "Candle Through Arm"?
That effect was a big inspiration. Andrew Mayne always wanted to create something similar, but even more painful looking.
What if my arm is too skinny, manly or short?
You can adjust the size of THE DEVICE. Andrew Mayne includes materials for two so you can see if it aligns right for you. You can make your own based on the principle behind the effect. It's really not that hard.
Sucker Punch boldly solves a problem that has plagued copper and silver coin routines - contrast. Compared to their coin counterparts, the marked contrast and larger size of the red and blue poker chips is far more striking and visible to larger audiences, making this the perfect tool for any magician looking to hit an audience hard with copper and silver coin magic.
And just to get you started, Eric Jones offers his coin mastery to teach you six uber-visual yet practical effects that you can perform with the Sucker Punch set. Eric guides you through the nuances and intricacies of Sucker Punch in an hour long detailed online instruction. Whether you're a first time novice or well-versed master, Eric Jones will inspire you to take the work included with Sucker Punch and combine it with routines that you may already perform to make this all your own.
Sucker Punch includes:
- 3 Fly - A classic 3 fly routine
- Sun & Moon - A copper/silver coin routine adapted for the Sucker Punch set
- Circular Change - A simple yet beautiful color change
- In the Hands Change - A poker chip transposition that happens in the spectator's hand
- Trinity - A very clean production and vanish of three poker chips
- Through - A poker chip through glass penetration that you have to see to believe
- Fourteen-piece poker chip set - you'll have to find this one out for yourself!
"The poker chip through table is real magic."
- Akira Fuji
"Sucker Punch is a real world answer for those who want to perform gaffed coin magic for a fraction of the cost of traditional coin sets."
- Eric Jones
The smart smoke watch is the most innovative, sexiest and reliable method for producing beautiful clouds of smoke from the magician's bare hands and is completely sleeveless.
No more wires, cables, cloth requirements or big battery packs.
Finally the magician can produce the smoke in one self-contained wristwatch, making the effect much stronger and clean.
This version is half the thickness of the original version, and has a much more modern look. The smoke production has been improved regarding the smoke thickness.
(Each watch is made in Portugal and is a 100% original creation of João Miranda)
* PATENT PENDING
"You see the clouds in the sky? I made that with Vapr!"
- Cyril Takayama
The future of creating smoke from your bare hands is here. A precision engineered instrument, Vapr is the new standard for magicians, and special effects artists who need to heighten that magical moment with ethereal clouds of mystical smoke.
Creating safe smoke from your hands has historically been problematic. All of those problems have been solved with Vapr. Plus, many never-before-seen features have been integrated into Vapr such as the remote feature. Now, you can create smoke from almost 50 feet away! This opens up a new universe of magical opportunities. Many smoke props that create smoke at a distance sold for $500-$1500 in the past. Vapr is the first smoke unit ever, to integrate smoke from the body and from a distance into one unit, at the fraction of the cost.