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PostPosted: Jun 14th, '06, 21:01
by gony

Staked (

Price: £59.99 - Ouch!

(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)

What They Say


The sharp end of a normal stake is pressed against the center of your shoe-covered foot. Using an ordinary hammer or rock, you pound the stake inch by inch into the center of your foot. Each loud whack of the hammer visibly drives the steel shank deeper into your foot...until it is completely impaled. The solid steel stake is now actually imbedded into the surface beneath your foot!
Your staked foot is visible from ALL angles!
And then, while a spectator holds the stake steady, you slowly, gut-wrenchingly, slide your impaled foot half way up the solid steel shaft...and stop.
Your impaled foot is now seen to be completely penetrated from above and below by the steel shaft. Again, this riveting spectacle is visible from all angles.
You, or a spectator remove, the solid steel stake from your foot. You unlace your shoe and slowly pull out your foot, revealing that it is completely unharmed...except perhaps for a small blood-stained hole in your sock.
Stake yourself with any UNGIMMICKED screwdriver, pen, spike, nail, wood stake, knife, sharpened wooden dowel etc.
Perform Staked completely SURROUNDED... close up or on stage.
Perform Staked Inside or outside...ANYWHERE in any lighting.
Perform Staked with or without blood.
Staked does not come with a modified shoe... You must provide your own.
Complete with Staked component and instructional DVD.


What I Say
Opened and had one of those "Why didn't I think of that!" moments, slotted in DVD and was taken through the whole setup and performance in an amusing and detailed way. Nothing is left out. The gimmick is well made and should last forever.
Only problem I had was with some clothing considerations - don't want to say to much but my usual chinos (I know I'm getting on a bit - will be shopping in M&S before you know it), just didn't cut the mustard.

Overall a well made gimmick, well put together DVD, but just not for me - I am in a chino stage of life and should leave tricks like this to younger dudes. Also the £60 price tag is a bit steep.


7.5/10 - I didn't use it, but thats just because it doesn't suit me, I believe that in the right hands(foot!), this could be quite entertaining.

PostPosted: Jun 15th, '06, 10:57
by Renato
Thanks for the review...I've thought up a nice little presentation and when I can afford it I think that I might just get this one!

PostPosted: Jun 15th, '06, 12:12
by Rdw1971
The price seems a bit steep to me.

It also looks a bit ropey on the demos I've seen.

PostPosted: Sep 27th, '06, 11:43
by PickAnyCard
This girl didnt have to buy the Staked. She got it for free...

PostPosted: Sep 28th, '06, 05:37
by Jahan Djo YA U KNO

PostPosted: Oct 18th, '06, 23:48
by I.D
Jahan Djo YA U KNO wrote:I heard ou waste a good pair of shoes too

Only if you gimmick a good pair of shoes..

I wonder..shall I perform 'Staked with my £120 Nike's .... or my £15 reebok's!!

HHMmmmm.. decisions, decisions 8)

PostPosted: Jan 12th, '07, 13:44
by comfortablynumb
Received STAKED today. LOVE IT!!! Ive just set it up and tested it on my friends! I used some blood packs to add an extra bit of horror to the effect! One of my friends ran out the room screaming!
I would advise you use a cheap pair of shoes for this as you need to add the gimmick to the shoe.
I cant wait to shock my wife with this!!!!!

I would give this a happy 10/10 although I found that £60 I paid for it was a bit harsh!!! so I will change my 10/10 to a 9.5/10 lol lol

PostPosted: Jan 12th, '07, 18:12
by jamess
Nice review. Just went on to to watch the preview. I think i've figured out how its done. Would i be right in assuming it can't be done in shorts? I hope that doesn't count as "giving it away".

PostPosted: Jan 12th, '07, 18:37
by comfortablynumb
you will need to wear pants for this effect. THATS ALL IM SAYING!! lol

Its one of those tricks that makes you think " OH MY GOD! THAT'S SO SIMPLE! I COULD OF THOUGHT OF THAT" But the chances are you never could!!!!!

I just performed it on my wife, She FREAKED OUT!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

PostPosted: Jan 23rd, '07, 17:03
by comfortablynumb
Just seen STAKED selling really cheap on ebay!! BARGAIN!!!

PostPosted: Jan 23rd, '07, 21:52
by Mandrake
e-bay wrote:This listing () has been removed or is no longer available.

PostPosted: Jan 24th, '07, 17:12
by comfortablynumb

PostPosted: Jan 24th, '07, 23:49
by lozey
I bought mine off ebay for £30. Its good, but definatly isnt worth more than that for me. Its a nice effect, but not for every setting

PostPosted: Jan 25th, '07, 00:00
by Sir_Digby_Chicken_Ceaser
Was thinking about saving up for this but i can't think of a way i could fit it into a routine of any sort :?

PostPosted: Jan 30th, '07, 22:12
by comfortablynumb
Ive seen it cheaper now! Item number: 270083678734

Well worth the price. usually retails for £60!!!!!