Imposible Ignition by Koontz

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Imposible Ignition by Koontz

Postby KING42262 » Oct 1st, '07, 19:56



The Effect
Remove a match from a matchbox and hold at your fingertips. Gaze at the match and demonstrate your supernatural powers by causing it to ignite all by itself. Additionally you can cause the match to first produce smoke and only then to ignite.



Regular match.
Works with most common matches.
No special moves of any kind.
Ignite the match at your command.
Very easy to use.
Electronic hidden gimmick that does all the work for you.

Comes complete Ignition Device, 1 AAA battery, gimmicked Matchbox, cleaning kit and photo-illustrated instruction sheet.




Cost
$75 Hocus Pocus .
Havent seen it in any uk dealers as of yet.


Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

id give it a 1
Review
Have yet to perform this live ,but from what i recieved im quite happy
The Gimmick is very small /james bond style and i like it im just gonna have to be carefull as it could break if your heavy handed.
Overall

overall id give it 8.5/10
very easy to perform

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Postby FRK » Oct 1st, '07, 20:11

Great review,
my only problem with any match effect is trying to come up with a reason a reformed smoker is carrying a box of matches around.

As well as the matchbox rattle as I walk… any ideas ??

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Postby nikyas » Oct 2nd, '07, 07:32

do we require sleeves? or the gimmick is hidden somewhere else?

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Postby KING42262 » Oct 2nd, '07, 08:54

no sleeves required ,peformed it for the first time ,i left the gimmick in my hand and carfully put it away along with the matchbox .

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Postby nikyas » Oct 2nd, '07, 11:08

interesting...
Any preparation needed or can be done impromptu-ish?

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Postby KING42262 » Oct 2nd, '07, 11:28

yeah impromptu-ish 2sec setup ,then you show the matchbox give it a shake if u wish remove a match then ignite it you can then give out the match if required
If your at all familiar with the effect AUTO-MATCH-IC BY El Duco
then imagine something very similiar but electric .
The matchbox you can choose to use or not it just protects the gimmick and allows you to show the matchbox then remove a match thats setup .
or you could just show the match then proceed with the effect ,you dont need the matchbox for the ignition ......hope this is a bit more help !

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Postby kevsashark » Oct 2nd, '07, 21:56

my only problem with any match effect is trying to come up with a reason a reformed smoker is carrying a box of matches around.


do you have to tell them you're a reformed smoker? and if you do, can you play it off as a joke like "well, you never know when you might want to un-reform"? otherwise, tell them you own a large share in a candle factory and that you're the guy who tests the new scents. or, you could be a newly reformed smoker who has a box of matches in every jacket, and you just forgot to take these out. I would go with the funny reaons myself. :D

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Postby Tom Lauten » Oct 2nd, '07, 22:54

Sounds like one might want to see a video first before investing.

Pyrokenisis is a fantastic idea but...

Is this an "at fingertips" effect or is their heavy-fisted fumbling to be done?

Is their a controllable delay between (some how) "extracting" the match from its box and it igniting?

Is the match openly and cleanly removed from the box or is this a "covered" maneuver? Etc. etc.

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Postby KING42262 » Oct 2nd, '07, 23:25

The match is held at your fingertips but some cover is needed for the gimmick,likewise when removing the match from the box but once you have the the match you have total control on the ignition

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Postby Vipen » Oct 4th, '07, 21:33

Can it be done fairly close-up?
You mentioned it could break, if so would you be able to fix it?
Thanks.

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Postby Tom Lauten » Oct 27th, '07, 09:15

Any further feedback now that this has been around for awhile?

Is it still working?

Have you performed it a lot?

What have the reactions been?

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Postby Yorkshire Pudding » Oct 29th, '07, 11:21

Could this be adapted in some way to use as a discrete way of igniting flash paper?

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