Dan Hauss - Flow

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Dan Hauss - Flow

Postby KingJeux. » May 18th, '08, 00:05



This is my first review so lets see just how tricky it is haha..

The Effect

This isn't the trick you learned in the first magic book you ever bought...

Dan Hauss has discovered a rare peice of *strange* that brilliantly abuses the laws of nature, allowing you to mysteriously and from a distance stop and start the flow of liquid from an innocent bottle of water while your spectator is holding it.

Flow by Dan Hauss allows the performer to suspend water from an upside down water bottle, and can be performed in virtually any setting, making it an easy and perfect addition to every magician's repertoire.

Your spectator actually experiences your mental telekenisis in their own hands. You neve touch the bottle - or the water - throughout the entire effect.

Everything can be immediately examined: the empty bottle, the spectator, you, the water, the street, everything.

FLOW uses a completely original crazy new principle that will leave your spectators thirsty for more

The Cost

$34.95 USD

Difficulty

Prep: 1 out of 5 (can't be done in front of spectators so you have time and the chance to make it perfect)
Performance: 1.5 out of 5 (spectator management is the only concern and the DVD outlines how to handle it accordingly)

Review

This had been hyped up a lot prior to it's release. With an original release date of January, some of us have been waiting a long time to get this. All I can say is, WOW! So simple, but very, very effective. I haven't gotten a chance to test it out yet, but playing around with it yourself is enough fun. I don't think that anyone could know what the gimmick is until purchasing it, but it's pretty impressive. The trick is as you see it, very solid and leaves tons of room for presentational style. I have no complaints about this at all, and see myself using it very often. It is the ideal style of trick for someone like myself who performs mostly for a big group of friends at a party or something like that. Can be used in any venue though.

Overall

10 out of 10. It's a high rating but this is a first class trick. I can't wait to get out to perform it. Not to mention the possibility of being combined with Re-Labelled for those of you who have it. You can use the entire two tricks together, or just part of Labelled to allow the bottle to appear to be taken right out of a vending machine and even opened by the spectator.
A very fantastic effect indeed!

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Postby goodismyname » May 18th, '08, 01:32

I beleive it was in the preview where they take a toothpick and put it in the bottle and it floats to the top. Does this require any additional skill/props/preperation? Also instead of that can you use a lit match then put it in the bottle?

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Postby KingJeux. » May 18th, '08, 19:22

No extra prep is necessary. All you need to do is be somewhat careful with it. As for the lit match, it might be able to work but not too likely. A toothpick is more realistic I would imagine.

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Postby HenryHoudini » May 18th, '08, 19:24

Nice review. Do tell when you've used it.

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Postby Pulsarboy » May 18th, '08, 21:15

Brilliant review thanks :D deffinately made my mind up for me :D

Any ideas where it can be bought in the UK? The only place I have managed to find it is on ellusionist :(

Thanks again,

Rich

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Postby Fox100 » Jul 26th, '08, 17:24

I'm so tempted to buy this - It's killing me to find out how it's done!! I thought I figured out how it's done but the toothpick thing throws it all off!

Thanks for the review!

Oh and Pulsarboy, you can get it for £15 off of eBay in the UK!

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Postby magikmax » Jul 27th, '08, 23:32

Pulsarboy wrote:Brilliant review thanks :D deffinately made my mind up for me :D

Any ideas where it can be bought in the UK? The only place I have managed to find it is on ellusionist :(

Thanks again,

Rich


It's just become available from Dude That's Cool Magic, http://www.dudethatscoolmagic.co.uk for £24.99.

It's a very clever trick, completely baffled me when I saw it, the fact that the spectator controls it, and is encouraged to look up under the bottle to see the water just suspended there is the killer.

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Postby KingJeux. » Jul 28th, '08, 03:08

playing with it lately has made me realize it's kinda difficult to get the gimmick set up properly, but maybe with more practice it will come better. i used it on a cousin today and it was the favorite thing I showed him among a bunch of tricks. definitely a winner

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