SOL STONE'S RADICAL DICE ROUTINE

Review area devoted to tricks and effects where props are involved.

Moderators: Mandrake, bananafish, Lady of Mystery, support, nickj

A web site set up to sell my book, THE STRIPPER DECK, and future magical/mentalism titles. Best prices around! Playing Cards for Magicians Sorcery Shop - Home of the ITR Visit Magicbox for all the latest and best effects! MagicWorld Magic Shop for Magic Tricks

SOL STONE'S RADICAL DICE ROUTINE

Postby dat8962 » Nov 11th, '07, 13:14



This first came to my attention when I read about it in magic Magazine a couple of months ago.

The Effect

This is the blurb from the box.

Sol Stone is known for his quick, direct and visual magic. On this DVD he performs and teaches the real work to one of his favorites. Sol has been performing the Radical Dice Routine for more than 50 years. he has fooled and entertained thousands of magicians and lay people with it. This is the routine he has ben holding back - until now!

The routine is simple to follow and strong in impact. You explain that the opposite sides of a die total to seven. once the audience understands the properties of a die the impossible magic starts to happen - spots begin to appear, disappear and move around the die.

includes the special stuff that make all of the impossible magic possible. once you master this routine you will never leave home without it - just like Sol you will have a small miracle in your pocket that can be used whenever you have to impress.

Grab a look at Sol performing it here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96RKbY0PefI

Cost

I bought mine from Mike Danata and it was around the £25 mark - post free (I bought other bits so can't remember the price exactly).

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)

1

Review

Ibought this on the review and without seeing the video clip above as I didn't have an internet connection at the time. It's sat in the pile of DVD's to watch for a few weeks until I finally got around to opening this one up earlier today.

I began by watching the performance (part of the above clip) and was blown away. The routine itself looks so slick and you get everything you need to begin performing almost immediately. I sort of worked out how part of the routine worked as I perform something similar with a different object that some of you may already have :wink: but this didn't detract one bit from my enthusiasm.

Once you hear Sol's explanation, routine and patter then everything slips into place and you're off!. I was performing this within 15 minutes of having watched the DVD and to the lay person it's difficult to get anything stronger than this. It knocked their socks off and I'm chuffed to bits.

Overall

10/10 for this simple yet stunning routine and they say that the simple things in life are the best. If you're working restaurants (Moodini :wink: ) then this will be right up your street. This does EXACTLY what it says on the box!

Can't wait until I next play Monopoly :lol:

Member of the Magic Circle & The 2009 British Isles Close-Up Magician of the Year
It's not really an optical illusion - it just looks like one!
User avatar
dat8962
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 9265
Joined: Jan 29th, '04, 19:19
Location: Leamington Spa (50:Semi-Pro)

Postby Lownatic » Nov 11th, '07, 21:04

Video looks brilliant, it would seem its just what I'm looking for , some non card close up. Couldn't find it at Mikes place though?

User avatar
Lownatic
Preferred Member
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Aug 20th, '06, 18:13
Location: Taunton UK

Postby dat8962 » Nov 11th, '07, 21:51

I noted that it's not on Mike's web site - he sold the last batch as soon as he got them in so it may be worth phoning to see if he has any more in stock.

Member of the Magic Circle & The 2009 British Isles Close-Up Magician of the Year
It's not really an optical illusion - it just looks like one!
User avatar
dat8962
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 9265
Joined: Jan 29th, '04, 19:19
Location: Leamington Spa (50:Semi-Pro)

Postby Lownatic » Nov 11th, '07, 23:38

Found it at World of Magic for £24.58. You say it would be perfect for Restaurants? I have a regular gig at one.

User avatar
Lownatic
Preferred Member
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Aug 20th, '06, 18:13
Location: Taunton UK

Postby dat8962 » Nov 12th, '07, 00:06

IMO this is as near perfect as it gets for tables - easy, no reset, very visual, lots of patter, no angles - what more could you ask for?

I haven't been able to put this one down all day and if I haven't been showing it to someone, then I've been practicing over and over as some form of self gratification :oops: :roll:

The reactions have been superb!

I think that WoM charge postage which would add an extra pound or two and you may find that Mike was a fraction cheaper than this, even without considering his free postage - give him a call.

Member of the Magic Circle & The 2009 British Isles Close-Up Magician of the Year
It's not really an optical illusion - it just looks like one!
User avatar
dat8962
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 9265
Joined: Jan 29th, '04, 19:19
Location: Leamington Spa (50:Semi-Pro)

Postby Lownatic » Nov 12th, '07, 09:23

Thanks dat, it sounds ideal. I'll try and call Mike today.

User avatar
Lownatic
Preferred Member
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Aug 20th, '06, 18:13
Location: Taunton UK

First Post

Postby MagicIan29 » Nov 12th, '07, 21:28

Hi, new on here.

I have been doing magic for only about 6 months after meeting up with my Dad's old friend (the mod on this site, bananfish), and will admit that I'm not the best obviously. However I do think that I can perform sponge ball magic well, and I like using props like sponge balls in my routines.

I just wondered if this set, even though given a 1 for easiness, is suitable for a real amateur, although I am prepared to put in the time and effort. I'm good at sleight of hand, however any complicated moves may be unsuitable.
Any help would be appreciated.

User avatar
MagicIan29
Junior Member
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Nov 11th, '07, 21:52
Location: Tunbridge Wells

Re: First Post

Postby Mandrake » Nov 12th, '07, 21:54

MagicIan29 wrote:my Dad's old friend.....bananfish
And they don't come much older than that :twisted: !

Sorry Ian, couldn't resist that - nice to see you here and I daresay someone will mention the Introductions section at some point so why not nip over and tell us more about yourself :wink: ?

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27174
Joined: Apr 20th, '03, 21:00
Location: UK (71:AH)

Postby MagicIan29 » Nov 12th, '07, 22:18

Oh dear, I'm gonna be in trouble with old bananafish now!
D'oh, did it again!

I'll make my way there now r.e. Introduction

User avatar
MagicIan29
Junior Member
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Nov 11th, '07, 21:52
Location: Tunbridge Wells

Postby dat8962 » Nov 12th, '07, 23:07

Welcome Ian

It matters little what effect you go for if, like you say, you are prepared to put the time in. That time will eventually result in you mastering whatever you set out to achieve.

As for this one, you won't need to put that much time into mastering this one but a lot will depend on your presentation skills.

Member of the Magic Circle & The 2009 British Isles Close-Up Magician of the Year
It's not really an optical illusion - it just looks like one!
User avatar
dat8962
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 9265
Joined: Jan 29th, '04, 19:19
Location: Leamington Spa (50:Semi-Pro)

Re: SOL STONE'S RADICAL DICE ROUTINE

Postby moodini » Nov 12th, '07, 23:15

dat8962 wrote:If you're working restaurants (Moodini :wink: ) then this will be right up your street. This does EXACTLY what it says on the box!


Thanks for the thought dat.....I have never seen this but will say that I am going to look into it. Once question - you may not want to answer it, fine if you don't - but am I safe in assuming it is impromptu? I am thinking that it would fit in anther effect that I use with some dice and could move into as an "afterthought" with one of the existing dice....

moodini
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 1377
Joined: Feb 22nd, '05, 02:05
Location: Canada (42-WP)

Postby Lownatic » Nov 12th, '07, 23:25

Spoke to Mike and ordered mine today, he says he has a few in stock.
"dat" is right, anybody can learn the mechanics of a trick, but if its going to entertain sombody then presentation is everything.

User avatar
Lownatic
Preferred Member
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Aug 20th, '06, 18:13
Location: Taunton UK

Postby dat8962 » Nov 13th, '07, 00:38

PM'd you Moodini

Member of the Magic Circle & The 2009 British Isles Close-Up Magician of the Year
It's not really an optical illusion - it just looks like one!
User avatar
dat8962
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 9265
Joined: Jan 29th, '04, 19:19
Location: Leamington Spa (50:Semi-Pro)

Postby moodini » Nov 13th, '07, 04:29

Thanks dat!

moodini
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 1377
Joined: Feb 22nd, '05, 02:05
Location: Canada (42-WP)

Postby greedoniz » Nov 15th, '07, 13:56

Thanks for the review Dat although it has broken my C.U.P.S embargo and made me order one.

Waiting in anticipation.

One Quick question similar to the one posed by Moodini (I'll soon find out anyway) but I was going to slot this in straight after Diceman but am unsure as to whether the dice can be used normally before hand.
Please pm me if the answer is a tad revealing or if not I wil soon see whne it's delivered.

I love the demo. So simple a premise but so visual. Perfect stuff

User avatar
greedoniz
Elite Member
 
Posts: 3251
Joined: Jan 12th, '06, 18:42
Location: London (36: SH)

Next

Return to Reviews - Tricks 'n Props

UK's Online Magic Tricks and Jokes Shop offers kids and beginner magic tricks and jokes. Web Design for Magicians Dude That's Cool Magic World-Of-Magic, Suppliers of quality Magic Worldwide Best prices around! Aeternum Servare Secreta Manufacturer of modern & unique magic apparatus!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests