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MYSTERY KEY HOLDER BY MIKAME

Postby dat8962 » Nov 5th, '08, 20:39



The Effect

Why read when you can watch:

http://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=40400

Cost

£45 from http://www.mikedanatasmagicstudio.co.uk - post free.

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)

between 1 and 2

Review

The postman delivered last Friday and I've been unable to put this down since. The printed instructions take a few readings to get the suggested handling and the diagrams at times look like they've drawn two left hands but watch the video and you'll pick it up much more easily.

When you've got the hang of the handling it will fry people alive :lol:

Although this isn't angle proof you'll be surprised at how close you can stand next to people and perform this and it's cunningly deceptive in it's method.

Overall

Worth every single penny!

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Postby Replicant » Nov 5th, '08, 22:32

I think the Japanese have come up with some great effects and this one looks like another gem. It's off the beaten track which is what I like about it. Is the rod made from real wood? And it looks like he switches the rod before handing it out for examination; does it require a switch to make it "examinable"?

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Postby dat8962 » Nov 5th, '08, 22:36

The rod is made from real wood and it does require a switch to make it examinable but an identical unit is supplied for this purpose.

Surprisingly no one has asked to examine it so far

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Postby Replicant » Nov 5th, '08, 22:49

Thanks for the prompt reply. I love the sound of this. Incidentally, what is your line of patter, if you don't mind me asking?

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Postby Duplicity » Nov 5th, '08, 22:50

One hopes you never ask a lady to hold your wooden rod.

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Postby dat8962 » Nov 5th, '08, 23:20

I'm still developing the patter but I've gone along with a suggestion on the instructions in that I'm terrible for losing keys so like a hotel, I've put a large tag on the end of the key. I then add my own bit as to what the key is for and tell everyone that it's the key to my magic case and the tag so far has stopped me from losing it. Funny enough though, as it's a key to a magic case it now does all sorts of unexpected things.

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Postby DrTodd » Nov 5th, '08, 23:31

I can't say I was overwhelmed by the effect in the video. It seems quite limited and the move is a bit clumsy...I imagine more can be done with this and a nice story line can be developed. Let us know how you get on.

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Postby danata » Nov 6th, '08, 11:57

The reaction this gets when demmed is FANTASTIC!

Last week, I had a group of teenagers that barged into the Studio thinking it was a sex shop!! (curtained Windows, young lads= Sex shop!!). Even upon entry, seeing all the little TTs sticking up in the air in glass cabinets, & seeing the words "Penetrating" this & "Penetrates" that, I still didn't think they were convinced!!!

So I had to "Prove" what the shop was all about. I told them that I would show them one trick, then they would have to go. I picked up the key, & they absolutely freaked out, it was high fives all around! I actually showed them four others, which they really appreciated.

As they were leaving, I could hear them say "How the F... did he do that with the key?"

Having had a knife to my throat, in another business (which I had for 21 years) I am very wary when a "Gang" of lads enter the premises, especially in the evenings, I'm on my own, & don't close until 7pm (often later).

These lads were o.k. so I'm glad they liked the magic I showed them!!

Best Wishes

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Postby dat8962 » Nov 6th, '08, 20:14

I showed the key to a businessman earlier this evening and got a 90 minute booking out of it - I'm well chuffed now :lol:

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Postby Sleightech » Nov 6th, '08, 20:18

Paid for itself then! I like the idea, but don't like how it has to be handled. I've a mind to how it works as well. Is it possible to do the p****e move to show both sides? With you holding it in the centre, else the chain will whip about too much :wink: .

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Postby danata » Nov 6th, '08, 20:19

There rests my case!

I still can't put mine down!

Another one that has the same effect on me is the trick called "The Golden Shell" It's on my website under "Just In"

Congratulations on the booking GREAT NEWS!!!

All the best

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Postby danata » Nov 6th, '08, 20:20

In answer to Jason's post, there is no need to, your thinking too much like a magician!


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Postby dat8962 » Nov 6th, '08, 22:06

Mike's right - there is no need to use the p****e move

The illusion of pulling the chain and the view from the business side sells the effect everytime and if needed, you just do the switch

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