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Canz - Kevin Parker

Postby Durto » Jun 20th, '06, 23:12



Hi
Much have requested a review of Canz from kevin parker (http://www.kevinparkerproductions.com) ans so here it is:

Effect:
A normal can of coke is visually multiplied by three right in front of the spectators. There is no cover or nothing to hide the cans.

Difficulty:
3 on 5, watch for the angles!!!

What they say:
Kevin Parker here. A visual manifestation of food or drink will hail you as a god in some cultures. You've probably heard a story of a man multiplying fishes and bread. Through a desire to see something like this become a physical reality, I have laboured out a way to achieve this and today I bring you Canz. Upon learning the method, you will be able to multiply a real canned drink into three real, unopenned canned drinks, full of liquid,
then offer your onlookers one to keep.

What I say:
Wow
Kevin Parker maintain his title for "The most visual effects produced" once again. I know that I repeat myself trough the reviews from Kevin Parker's products but, once again, this is so visual! The demo you see is what you get. Of course, after some practise (I might risk myself and say that you should be ok after maybe two solid hours in front of a mirror), the effect is astonishing (sp!?). The three cans are full of real coke, can be given afterwards (just a bit of sleight for one... can't say much about it). You can almost immediatly start to practise once you've watched the video, the material required can be found anywhere ;)!
The video quality is, once again, arguable. Thus, I might say that it became a trademark for Kevin Parker to look "disturbed" by the cameraman at the beggining ("Oh! you mean now? But I'm not ready yet I've just staOH welcome the Canz instructionnal video!).
Great trick if you want to impress your friends and relative on the street, not recommended for large audience because the angles are the biggest flaws of this effect. Have fun pretending you're Jesus!

Pros:
Extremely visual!
Not much material required
High impact effect
Relatively cheap for that kind of effect

Cons:
Need much practice
Watch the angles damn it!
People might start giving you random coke cans to multiply..

Overall:
8/10

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Postby costas » Jun 21st, '06, 16:54

Thanks for the review Durto!

I always thought this effect would have angle problems and I tend to shy away from effects that heavily rely on angles. But if you can pull off this effect without getting caught I am sure you will look like a miracle worker :lol: !

Please keep us informed of how you go when you perform this for someone.

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Postby Viraen » Jul 12th, '06, 14:14

nice review , i have this

a 7/10 for me due t angles, othert han that its great

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Postby seige » Jul 12th, '06, 14:29

I have to say that this type of commercial 'kidz for kidz' magic is probably with us for a while. Whilst clever, visual and appealing, is this stuff really usable by professionals due to the angles?

I'd be interested to hear...

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Postby Viraen » Jul 12th, '06, 14:46

Seige,

The Angles arent that much of a problem depending on how much you practise it and how you prepare for the trick. If you do have this effect, thats cool.Since im not sure if you have it or not, I have replied to youre question assuming you don't. If any one has any questions feel free to drop me a PM!

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Postby seige » Jul 12th, '06, 14:51

Viraen wrote:Seige,

The Angles arent that much of a problem depending on how much you practise it and how you prepare for the trick. If you do have this effect, thats cool.Since im not sure if you have it or not, I have replied to youre question assuming you don't. If any one has any questions feel free to drop me a PM!


I'm not criticising this at all. In fact, it's a nice effect.

I am merely asking, is this just a 'trick', or is it usable magic.

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Postby iummydd » Jul 12th, '06, 16:01

I just looked at the demo and i think i know how it's done, and if indid it is done that way i understand why it is so angle sensitive..


I only don't get how he ditch the gaff in the end.. but i guess i will never know, the trick isn't quite for my taste so i probebly won't buy it

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Postby Farlsborough » Jul 12th, '06, 17:18

I haven't even seen it and I think I know how it's done... how many methods can there be?! I think I err towards Seige's suspended verdict...

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Postby bronz » Jul 12th, '06, 18:31

This was on Hype of the Week on the excellent Go Magic Go podcast a few weeks back. They said that the effect is good but too hampered by the angles, not for showing off to your mates in the canteen anyway.

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Postby Durto » Jul 13th, '06, 01:33

Angles are indeed very small, you can't show this to more than 2 people. Can be used as magic, it's not just a "trick" tough it really need great practise and "crowd" management.

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Postby PickAnyCard » Jul 13th, '06, 03:29

seems that Kevin is desperate to sell anything. Just my thougth..........

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Postby Viraen » Jul 17th, '06, 16:41

thats not very true, its a good trick with a few problems which many , MANY ,MANY tricks have, even some of the best. I not looking for a verbal argument here but I just htought that it should be said.

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Postby noor » Jul 22nd, '06, 00:47

Magic dosent depend upon the trick but on the magicians who performs it

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Postby Durto » Jul 22nd, '06, 04:43

Amen

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Postby Viraen » Jul 22nd, '06, 06:11

words of wisdom wel said

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